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Countdown for Mission 2019 has begun: Delhi BJP chief

NEW DELHI: The BJP's Delhi unit on Tuesday said it had launched the partys Mission 2019 by highlighting what he called the misgovernance of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the national capital.

Former Union minister Raghunath Jha passes away

NEW DELHI: Senior Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and former Union minister Raghunath Jha passed away late on Sunday night at Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. He was suffering from kidney ailment.

In UP, Akhilesh Yadav wakes up to challenge the BJP

LUCKNOW: Banished into political hibernation after a humiliating drubbing in the 2017 assembly elections, the Samajwadi Party (SP) of late seems to have got its voice and bearings back, led by its young leader and party chief, former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Rahul to campaign in Karnataka, CM confident of victory

NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi will launch the first leg of his election campaign in Karnataka from February 10-12, with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday claiming that there was no anti-incumbency feeling against his government and the Congress will win a comfortable majority in the assembly polls due in a few months.

Punjab CM lambasts Akalis for projecting themselves as farmers’ messiahs after pushing them into debt traps

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday lambasted the Akalis for raising a hue and cry over the farm loan waiver package and trying to project themselves as messiahs of the farmers to promote their petty political interests, after pushing them into vicious debt traps with their lopsided policies.

Administration hands over Final voter lists for Lok Sabha/Vidhan Sabha assembly segments to Political parties

JALANDHAR: The district administration today handed over the final voter lists for Lok Sabha/ Vidhan Sabha assembly segments, prepared after a Special Summary Revision, to the representatives of the various political parties.

No early assembly polls in Haryana: Khattar

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said there is no question of holding the next assembly elections in the state this year.

Rahul unlikely to campaign for Congress in Rajasthan bypolls

JAIPUR: Congress President Rahul Gandhi is unlikely to campaign for the party in the Rajasthan bypolls as the list of the Congress star candidates does not bear his name while the state's ruling BJP has retained Prime Minister Narendra Modi as its star campaigner.

BJP has mastered art of misleading people, says Akhilesh Yadav

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday lashed out at the BJP government in the state and accused them of misleading the people with false hopes and dividing them along caste and religious lines.

Ex-BJP MP Nana Patole rejoins Congress

MUMBAI: In a homecoming of sorts, former Maharashtra BJP MP Nana F. Patole has rejoined the Congress, a month after quitting his Lok Sabha membership from Bhandara-Gondiya, it was announced on Thursday.

'The Post': A lucid ode to journalism (IANS Review, Rating: ***)

Film: "The Post"; Director: Stephen Speilberg; Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross and Zach Woods; Rating: ***

Over 18 lakh voters in revised electoral rolls in Meghalaya

SHILONG: The final electoral rolls in Meghalaya were published on Wednesday with names of 18,30,104 voters ahead of the Assembly elections, Chief Electoral Officer Frederick Roy Kharkongor said.

Hardeep Singh Puri files nomination for RS

Lucknow:Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri filed his nomination papers on Wednesday for a lone Rajya Sabha seat here in Uttar Pradesh.

4 Meghalaya legislators, including 1 from Congress, to join BJP

Shillong: Four more legislators, including Alexander Hek of the Congress, will resign from the Meghalaya assembly on Tuesday to join the BJP ahead of the 2018 state elections, a party official said on Monday.

Rajinikanth to float party, follow spiritual politics
Chennai, Dec 31 (IANS) Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday said that he would float a political party that would practice "spiritual politics" and contest in all of the state's 234 constituencies in the next Assembly polls.
Rajinikanth to float a party, contest in Assembly elections

CHENNAI: Tamil movie superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday said that he would float a political party and contest in all the 234 Assembly constituencies in the state in the ensuing polls.

Year when EC's integrity came under scanner not once, but twice

New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) A neutral Election Commission (EC) is to a democracy what a violin is to a symphony orchestra or a vertebra is to the backbone. The EC, in the words of a former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), is like a neutral umpire in a cricket match -- he officiates from beginning to end without participating in the game.

CPI-M, BJP attack each other in Tripura ahead of polls

AGARTALA: With announcement of assembly elections in Tripura due soon, strident political attacks have become the order of the day in the Left-ruled state.

Himachal cabinet to have old, new faces

Shimla: The new Himachal Pradesh cabinet, to be headed by new and 'young' Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, will be a blend of old and new faces.

Five-time MLA Jairam Thakur to be new Himachal CM

SHIMLA: Five-time legislator Jairam Thakur, who rose through the ranks and is known for his humble, clean and low-profile nature, will be the 14th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, the BJP announced on Sunday.