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39 parties to battle with razor, green chilli, torch

What is common to lady’s finger, green chilli, watermelon, lunchbox, sewing machine, pencil box, razor, boat with man and sail, violin, battery torch, man blowing turha, toothbrush and many more? They are all election symbols allotted to 39 registered un-recognised parties set to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday allotted common party symbols to...

7-phase polls from April 11

Counting on May 23; simultaneous Assembly polls in Andhra, Arunachal, Odisha & Sikkim but not in J&K The Lok Sabha elections will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19 and the votes will be counted on May 23, announced the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on Sunday. Calling the Indian parliamentary battle the “largest festival of...

EC tightens noose on social media

With the social media becoming a crucial tool for poll campaign to drum up support, the Election Commission (EC) on Sunday announced strict guidelines for the digital media giants and brought them under the umbrella of model code of conduct. Political parties,  Governments,  administrations and individuals who use Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube, Instagram and other digital platforms for posting...

Lok Sabha polls in U’khand on April 11

Election MCoC to be enforced strictly- CEO With the schedule for the Lok Sabha election 2019 being announced on Sunday, the Government machinery in Uttarakhand is focusing on expediting preparations for the polling to be held on April 11 in the State. After announcement of the parliamentary election schedule on Sunday evening, the State’s chief electoral officer, Sowjanya, chaired...

Pak guns aim at J&K civilians

Unable to push in ultras, Pak trying to create panic The almost unabated ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the last 10 days have a definite strategic pattern. Using heavy artillery, the Pakistan Army is specifically targeting areas south of Pir Panjal since February 26 after Indian aerial strikes as civilian population lives closer to the Line of Control (LoC)....

NiMo spotted in UK, Govt tightens noose

We knew that’s why asked UK Govt to extradite Nirav, says MEA In line of Congress fire after diamantaire Nirav Modi, accused in the $2 billion PNB scam, was spotted by a British daily in London, the Government on Saturday said it was taking all steps to extradite the fugitive even as the Enforcement Directorate maintained the UK’s Home...

Most praise court, some doubt Sri Sri

Majority of political and religious leaders have welcomed the SC order for mediation in the Ayodhya dispute. However, some leaders from Muslim community and Left parties disapproved of the presence of spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on the mediation panel. A number of senior BJP leaders made it clear that building Ram temple at the disputed site in...

Cong 2nd list to force SP-BSP hand for ties

UP chief Raj Babbar, Sriprakash Jaiswal among probables; shortlisting on for Varanasi candidate A day after the Congress announced its list of 11 candidates, the party is set to come out with a second list and hopes that its resolution to play on “front foot” will force the Samajwadi Party and the BSP to reopen negotiation with the grand...

SC picks Ayodhya mediators

3-member panel to convey progress in 4 weeks, final report in 8 weeks A three-member panel headed by former apex court judge Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla and consisting of spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu, a renowned mediator, will try to find a negotiated settlement of the Ayodhya’s Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case. The...

Rumour scotched, Sonia to fight LS poll; Cong list out

Party announces 11 candidates for UP, 4 for Gujrat The Congress has become first off the block in naming candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in UP and Gujarat when its announced the list of 15 candidates — 11 for UP and four  for Gujarat — on Thursday. Ending all speculation about Sonia Gandhi fighting eletion due to ill...