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07 Feb 2017Manipur
Irom Sharmila will contest against Manipur CM
In the upcoming Manipur Assembly elections, rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila will contest against Manipur CM and Congress candidate Okram Ibobi Singh.
07 Feb 2017Nagaland
Nagaland pressurises Centre to revisit schedule IX-A
Nagaland cabinet has decided to up the pressure on the Centre for revisiting schedule IX-A, which deals with municipalities.
06 Feb 2017Lok Sabha
Hitmen, guns/liquor smugglers in demand before UP elections
Steps have been taken to keep politics clean in polls-bound Uttar Pradesh (UP).
06 Feb 2017India
Independents complicate Uttarakhand polls
The two biggest parties in the Uttarakhand elections, the Congress and the BJP, are facing a tough challenge from dissidents who are contesting the polls as independent candidates.
06 Feb 2017Tamil Nadu
Chidambaram reacts to Sasikala's elevation to CM
General Secretary of Tamil Nadu's AIADMK, Sasikala was elected as the party's leader on Sunday, and is on her way to becoming the CM.
06 Feb 2017Supreme Court Of India
Nabam Tuki gets relief from SC in corruption case
Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki was granted relief by the Supreme Court in an alleged corruption case.
06 Feb 2017Narendra Modi
AAP launches Azadi Aandolan in Gujarat
The AAP has launched a two-month political campaign across all 182 assembly seats in Gujarat, dubbed as the 'Gujarat Azadi Aandolan'. Gujarat goes to polls in December this year.
06 Feb 2017Narendra Modi
UP elections: BJP MP says will raise Ram temple issue
BJP MP Vinay Katiyar said the party would vigorously raise the Ram temple issue during the UP elections as it was the "base for the giant leap of BJP."
06 Feb 2017Venkaiah Naidu
Rahul Gandhi joins protest over Ahamed's death
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi joined the protests in the Parliament complex over IUML MP E Ahamed's death.
06 Feb 2017Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Congress, AAP confident of victory in Punjab
Both the AAP as well as the Congress expressed confidence that their campaigning was sufficient to oust the SAD-BJP from the state.
05 Feb 2017Delhi
Baijal to deal with Jung's AAP issues
Sources stated that Delhi's LG Anil Baijal will have to deal with issues raised by his predecessor Najeeb Jung. Jung clashed with the Delhi government's decision to appoint its own lawyers to argue their cases in the SC.
05 Feb 2017Politics
Smriti Irani claims she was victim of misogyny
Union Minister Smriti Irani has alleged that Tehseen Poonawalla published a sexist tweet against Irani, asking her to erect a 56-inch pole in all universities with a condom over them.
05 Feb 2017Nagaland
Protesters call for bandh in Nagaland
Naga protesters have demanded the resignation of CM T. R. Zeliang and his Cabinet, threatening to impose a bandh against government offices and vehicles.
05 Feb 2017Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Goa: First-time women voters get pink teddy bears
Officials in Goa gave away 600 pink teddy bears to first-time women voters in the state.
05 Feb 2017Tamil Nadu
Sasikala elected Legislature Party Head
Sources revealed that V. K. Sasikala has been elected as the AIADMK Legislature Party Leader.
05 Feb 2017Manipur
Manipur's Irom Sharmila contesting elections frugally
Manipur's newest political party, People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA), was co-founded by Irom Sharmila in October 2016.
Goa witnesses its highest voter turnout at 83%
EC officials announced final voter turnout for polling in Punjab and Goa in their media brief.
04 Feb 2017Politics
Chargesheet against Teesta Setalvad, husband by CBI
The CBI filed a charge sheet against social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and her company Sabrang for infringement of foreign funding laws.
So far, Goa voter turnout - 67%, Punjab - 48%
As of 3pm, Goa has recorded an overall voter turnout of 67%. In Punjab, the overall voter turnout is 48% (as of 2:30 pm).
04 Feb 2017Venkaiah Naidu
Janata Dal United seeks a probe into E Ahamed's death
Janata Dal United has come out in ardent support of the investigation of Former Union Minister E Ahamed's death.
04 Feb 2017Karnataka
SM Krishna to join BJP: BS Yeddyurappa
Karnataka unit president BS Yeddyurappa announced that veteran Congress politician SM Krishna would soon join the BJP.
Goa and Punjab go to polls to decide next CM
Goa and Punjab go to polls on February 4 as Assembly elections begin in five states.
04 Feb 2017World Health Organization
Once robust Punjab now has wasted children, anaemic men
Punjabis have for long been perceived as relatively well-off people who eat heartily and live an energetic lifestyle.
What are political parties promising Goans?
Assembly elections in Goa are finally here.
03 Feb 2017Lok Sabha
Notes Bill introduced in Lok Sabha
To give legal permanence to the ordinance that led to nation-wide demonetization of high value bank notes, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley introduced the Notes Bill in the Lok Sabha today.
Whom should you vote for in Punjab
The Punjab assembly elections, a three-way contest between the Congress, incumbent Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance and Aam Aadmi Party, begins tomorrow.
03 Feb 2017Mulayam Singh Yadav
SP-Congress continue sparring over seat-sharing
The Samajwadi Party and the Congress are continuing their tussle over seat-sharing for the UP elections.
03 Feb 2017Rahul Gandhi
TN Congress lambasts Budget
The Tamil Nadu Congress has criticized the General Budget for not including Tamil Nadu in the list of states for an AIIMS hospital. Jharkhand and Gujarat have been selected instead.
03 Feb 2017Nagaland
Nagas burn government offices, torch vehicles in Nagaland
Nagaland CM TR Zeliang's refusal to resign led to the Kohima Municipal Council office and the office of the Directorate of Transport being set on fire by Nagas.
Goa falls short of female candidates in 2017 assembly polls
Despite of a higher female literacy than the national average and female voters outnumbering men, Goa still fell short in female candidates for its 2017 assembly elections.
02 Feb 2017Punjab
Rahul Gandhi accuses Kejriwal of destruction of peace
On Thursday, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi accused AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal of assisting in the destruction of Punjab's peace.
02 Feb 2017Rahul Gandhi
Kerala Finance Minister, RSS affiliates dissatisfied with Budget
Finance Minister of Kerala, Thomas Issac on Wednesday said that the Union Budget was a "big letdown" and that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley "played a game with statistics to draw a wrong picture."
01 Feb 2017Rahul Gandhi
Budget 2017: Congress disappointed but supports clean political funding
A range of reactions by various political parties, including the Opposition, poured in following Budget 2017-18 today.
01 Feb 2017Mulayam Singh Yadav
Shivpal's men have no place in SP: Akhilesh Yadav
On Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh CM and National President of the Samajwadi Party said that Shivpal's loyalists had no place in the party.
01 Feb 2017Venkaiah Naidu
Doubts over Budget after sitting MP E. Ahamed passes away
Doubts were raised over the Union Budget's presentation following the death of E Ahamed, a sitting MP and former union minister.
31 Jan 2017Mulayam Singh Yadav
Shivpal Yadav will form a new party after UP elections
Brother of Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, Shivpal Yadav has decided to form a new party of his own because of being "attacked repeatedly" by members of the SP.
31 Jan 2017Mulayam Singh Yadav
Mulayam asks SP workers to contest all 403 seats
Hardening his stance against the SP-Congress alliance, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav asked party workers to contest from all 403 seats in the state, saying "The alliance does not serve the interests of the SP."
31 Jan 2017Delhi Police
Over 26,000 unresolved complaints against the Delhi bureaucracy
Amidst the grievances piling up against the Delhi government, Chief Secretary M. M. Kutty found that there were over 26,000 unresolved complaints in Delhi's public grievance cell.
30 Jan 2017Punjab
101 candidates contesting Punjab elections face criminal charges
Poll watchdog Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) has stated that as many as 101 assembly-elections candidates in Punjab are facing criminal charges.
30 Jan 2017Uttarakhand
EC-RBI tussle over withdrawal limits
The Election Commission and the RBI are embroiled in a tussle over the EC's request to increase the withdrawal limits for candidates in the state elections.