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Nationalism may give BJP the edge in hills

DEHRADUN/SHIMLA, March 21 -- When Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh went to the polls in 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the nine Lok Sabha seats in the two Himalayan states and the drubbi... Read More


HC dismisses Maran's plea in telephone exchange case

CHENNAI, March 21 -- The Madras High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by former Union minister Dayanidhi Maran and five others seeking that charges framed against them in an illegal telep... Read More


Ex-IAS officer's assets worth Rs 226 cr attached

NEW DELHI, March 21 -- The Income Tax (I-T) Department has attached properties worth Rs 226 crore of retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Net Ram, principal secretary to Mayawati during... Read More


Rift widens in GB Nagar unit of Congress over nomination

GHAZIABAD, March 21 -- Congress's senior leader Raghuraj Singh on Wednesday said the party made a big mistake by fielding Dr Arvind Singh Chauhan from the Gautam Budh Nagar constituency for the upcomi... Read More


Parties pick new candidates as anti-incumbency plays spoiler

NEW DELHI, March 21 -- With the first phase of elections less than a month away, parties have already started finalising their list of candidates. While common wisdom would suggest that most incumbent... Read More


AIADMK, DMK kick off poll campaigns in Tamil Nadu

CHENNAI, March 21 -- The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leaders launched their campaigns on Wednesday for the upcoming Lok Sabh... Read More


Railways stop sale of tickets with govt ads

NEW DELHI, March 21 -- The Indian Railways asked its different zones not to sell tickets displaying advertisements of government achievements and the photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a day after... Read More


Cong 'struggles' to find candidates in Haryana

NEW DELHI, March 21 -- The Congress in Haryana is struggling to find candidates for the Lok Sabha elections with many senior leaders expressing unwillingness to contest possibly in the wake of the cru... Read More


Won't contest, can still be PM: Maya

LUCKNOW, March 21 -- Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati confirmed on Wednesday that she will not be in the race for a Lok Sabha seat in the upcoming general election and will focus instead on th... Read More


AIDES SAY MODI OWNS ART OF MASS POLITICAL MOVEMENTS

NEW DELHI, March 21 -- Bharatiya Janata Party leaders from Gujarat and long-time associates of Prime Minister Narendra Modi are not surprised by the PM building a political movement centered around th... Read More