Politics

Modi government looting people in name of fuel: Congress

NEW DELHI: As the government increased the price of non-subsidised cooking gas by Rs 35.

Uproar in Goa Assembly over plastic eggs

PANAJI: The Goa Legislative Assembly on Tuesday witnessed an uproar after Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo alleged that eggs made of plastic were being sold in Goa and demanded a probe into their sale.

Congress banned 'Akhand Bharat' calls, but free speech for 'tukde tukde': Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday attacked the Congress for amending the Constitution in 1951 to restrict Syama Prasad Mookerjee from advocating 'Akhand Bharat' whereas currently it finds calls for 'tukde tukde' a "legitimate free speech".

Sisodia, Jain discharged from hospital

NEW DELHI: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who were shifted to hospitalised during their hunger strike over the AAP government's standoff with Lt.

BJP begins indefinite hunger strike against AAP stir

NEW DELHI: The Delhi unit leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday began an indefinite fast against the sit-in protest by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues at the Lieutenant Governor's residence.

Congress wins Bengaluru's Jayanagar Assembly seat

BENGALURU: The Congress on Wednesday snatched the Jayanagar Assembly seat in Bengaluru from the BJP, with its candidate Sowmya Reddy winning by a narrow margin of 2,889 votes.

Congress leads in Bengaluru Assembly seat vote count

BENGALURU: Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy was leading in south Bengaluru's Jayanagar Assembly constituency contest after 11 rounds of vote count on Wednesday over BJP nominee B.

Vote count underway for Bengaluru's Jayanagar Assembly seat

BENGALURU: Counting of votes was underway on Wednesday for the Jayanagar Assembly constituency here, an election official said.

Baijayant Panda tenders resignation from Lok Sabha

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha MP Baijayant Jay Panda, who had resigned from the Biju Janata Dal last month, on Tuesday announced he has tendered his resignation to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

Moderate voting till post noon in Bengaluru's Jayanagar

BENGALURU: Moderate polling is underway in Bengaluru's Jayanagar constituency amid tight security, said an election official on Monday.

BJP activist, family killed in Maharashtra

NAGPUR: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker and four members of his family were killed as they slept in their home here on Monday morning, police said.

Congress says NDA ministers 'redefining' collective responsibility

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Manish Tewari on Monday took a jibe at the current crop of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Ministers for holding press conferences for each other's ministries, saying "no minister talks about own ministry affairs, collective responsibility redefined".

Sharad Yadav will retain official residence but not draw allowances: SC

NEW DELHI: Rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav will continue to occupy his official accommodation here as the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to interfere with a Delhi High Court order allowing him to retain the official bungalow on Tughlaq Road here.

Karnataka coalition ministry expanded with 25 cabinet ministers

BENGALURU: The Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka was expanded on Wednesday, with the induction of 25 legislators as cabinet ministers including 23 from the alliance partners and one BSP MLA and an Independent

Bengal opposition leaders, candidates willing to join Trinamool: Minister

KOLKATA: West Bengal Transport Minister Subhendu Adhikari on Tuesday claimed there would be no political opposition in the state in the coming days with many opposition candidates who won in the recent rural body elections willing to join the ruling Trinamool Congress.

PM 'very angry' with Delhi Lt Governor: Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "very angry" with Lt Governor Anil Baijal as he was not creating sufficient obstacles for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.

JD-U blames fuel price hike for Bihar bypoll defeat

PATNA: After the Rashtriya Janata Dal wrested the Jokihat Assembly seat from the ruling JD-U in Bihar, a senior Janata Dal-United leader blamed rising prices of petrol and diesel for the drubbing.

Punjab cabinet hails Congress victory on four assembly seats, congrats Sonia, Rahul

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has congratulated Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi on the party’s excellent performance in the Assembly elections, for which results were announced today.

AAP names 31 more candidates in Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday released another list of 31 candidates for the Chhattisgarh assembly elections set to be held later this year.

NDPP leading in Nagaland LS bypoll

KOHIMA: Nagaland's ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) candidate Tokheho Yepthomi was ahead of his Naga People's Front rival C. Apok Jamir as the counting of votes in the May 28 by-election to the lone Nagaland Lok Sabha constituency proceeded.

RLD takes unassailable lead in Kairana

Lucknow, May 31 (IANS) The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) is all set to wrest the Uttar Pradesh's Kairana parliamentary seat from the BJP with its candidate Tabassum Hasan having taken an unassailable lead of over 43,000 votes.

BJP retains Palghar LS seat

NAGPUR: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday retained Maharashtra's Palghar Lok Sabha seat where it had faced the "hijacking" of the son of the late sitting MP Chintaman Vanga by its ruling ally, the Shiv Sena.

Congress wins Punjab's Shahkot by huge margin

CHANDIGARH: The ruling Congress won the Shahkot Assembly bye-election on Thursday by a huge margin of over 38,800 votes, wresting the Shiromani Akali Dal stronghold after over 20 years.

RJD wins Bihar's Jokihat Assembly seat by over 41,000

PATNA: The opposition RJD has wrested the Jokihat Assembly seat from the ruling JD-U in Bihar. RJD candidate Shahnawaz Alam won the seat by over 41,000 votes, officials said on Thursday.

Congress wins Ampati Assembly seat in Meghalaya

AMPATI (MEGHALAYA): The opposition Congress retained the Ampati Assembly seat in Meghalaya on Thursday by a margin of over 3,000 votes, officials said.

SP wins Noorpur Assembly seat in UP

Samajwadi Party's Naeem-ul-Hasan won the Noorpur Assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday with a margin of 6,211 votes, a poll official said.

JMM leads in Jharkhand assembly bypolls

RANCHI: The main opposition Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) is leading in both Gomia and Silli assembly constituencies in the Jharkhand bye-elections as counting progresses on Thursday, a poll official said.

CPI-M's Saji Cherian wins Kerala bypoll with record margin

KERALA: Communist party of India-Maxist candidate Saji Cherian won the Chengannur Assembly bypoll in Kerala with a record margin of over 18,000 votes, a poll official said.

Kerala bypoll: At halfway mark, CPI-M eyes comfortable win

CHENGANNUR (KERALA): CPI-M candidate Saji Cherian, with a lead of around 12,000 votes as counting crossd the halfway mark in the Chengannur Assembly bypoll in Kerala, was heading towards a comfortable victory on Thursday.

Maharashtra LS bypolls: BJP leads one, trails in another

MUMBAI: The ruling BJP in Maharashtra is leading in Palghar but trailing in the Bhandara-Gondiya constituency as counting progresses in the May 28 Lok Sabha bypolls here on Thursday.

Congress leading in Ampati by-poll in Meghalaya

AMPATI (MEGHALAYA): The opposition Congress is leading in the Ampati Assembly byelection in Meghalaya on Thursday

RJD leads by over 10,000 votes in Bihar's Jokihat Assembly seat

PATNA: After trailing in the initial round of counting, the opposition RJD has established a comfortable lead over the ruling JD-U in the bypolls to the Jokihat Assembly seat in Bihar on Thursday, according to Election Commission officials.

BJP trails in UP's high-stake Kairana LS seat

LUCKNOW: In a major set back to the ruling BJP in Uttar Pradesh, its candidate is trailing in the high-stake Kairana parliamentary constituency, the counting for which is underway on Thursday, an official said.

Rahul terms one paisa fuel price cut as 'prank'

NEW DELHI: Hours after the Centre on Wednesday reduced petrol and diesel prices by one paisa, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi mocked at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the childish response to the FuelChallenge that he had thrown at him and slammed him for his poor taste in pranks.

UP re-polls: 42% polling in Kairana till 1 p.m.

LUCKNOW: After a slow start, brisk voting began for the re-poll in five polling booths of Shamli and 68 booths in Saharanpur falling under the Kairana parliamentary constituency as 42 per cent votes were recorded here till 1 p.m., an election official said on Wednesday.

Maharashtra bypolls: Palghar EVMs sent in private car to strongroom

PALGHAR (MAHARASHTRA): After polling ended in the Palghar Lok Sabha bye-elections on Monday night, a polling officer in Maharashtra broke protocol and transported the confidential VVPAT-EVMs by his private car to the strongroom, early on Tuesday.

Baijayant Panda quits BJD

BHUBANESWAR: Baijayant Jay Panda, who was suspended from primary membership of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in January, quit the party on Monday.

Maharashtra bypolls: Voting cancelled in 35 polling stations in Bhandara-Gondiya

MUMBAI: With serious malfunctioning in the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) electronic voting machines (EVMs), polling was cancelled in at least 35 polling stations in the Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha bye-elections on Monday.

SP-BSP alliance will be challenge for BJP: Amit Shah

NEW DELHI: BJP President Amit Shah on Friday admitted that an alliance between the BSP and SP in Uttar Pradesh will be a challenge for the BJP in 2019 but asserted that the BJP will defeat the Congress either in Amethi or Rae Bareli.

Kumaraswamy wins trust vote

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday won a trust vote in the assembly, amid a walkout by BJP members.

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