What’s in a name? Many LS candidates share names, surnames

New Delhi, April 13 (PTI): Call it an attempt to confuse voters or sheer coincidence, but scores of candidates in fray in several Lok Sabha seats share common names or surnames. In Vadodara, Independent candidate Narendra Babulal Modi has joined the fray against BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. The ‘Delhi West’ seat in the […]

Women to be inducted as officers in SSB for first time

NEW Delhi, April 13 (PTI): Breaking the male bastion in the five decade-old Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), the government has approved recruitment of young women as ‘combat officers’ in the second largest border guarding force. The women officers, after induction, will have an opportunity to serve in far-flung border locations of the force which secures […]

Chinese media assess Modi, Rahul, bilateral prospects

Beijing, April 13 (Agencies): The media in China, which has been carefully following the ongoing elections in India, has appeared divided in its assessment of whether or not the outcome of the Lok Sabha polls will impact India-China relations. Media outlets here have devoted most attention to the prospects of Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, […]

Mercedes, BMWs, Audis hot favourites of politicians

New Delhi, April 13 (PTI): Wealthy Indian politicians prefer nothing less than Mercedes, BMWs, Jaguars, Audis or gas-guzzling SUVs to scorch the road. While marquee brands like Mercedes, BMWs and Jaguars appear to be hot-favourites for the rich and mighty, home- grown SUVs like Scorpios and Tata Safaris are among other common brands. Lawyer by […]

2 policemen, 2 militants killed in Kashmir

Srinagar, April 13 (IANS): Separatist guerrillas shot dead two policemen in the Kashmir Valley Sunday, triggering a gun battle with security forces, officials said. Two of the militants were later killed in the gun fight. The two policemen were killed when the guerrillas attacked them at the residence of National Conference leader Yawar Masoodi in […]

India fourth largest global market for Renault’s Duster

New Delhi: India has become the fourth biggest market for Renault’s compact sports utility vehicle Duster globally, with sales touching 85,974 units in the country, since the launch of the vehicle in 2012. The combined production of Renault and Dacia branded Dusters has already crossed one million vehicles worldwide. The vehicles were launched across international […]

PMO dismisses Sanjaya Baru’s claims as ‘baseless & mischievous’

NEW Delhi, April 13 (PTI): The Prime Minister’s Office on Sunday rubbished as “baseless and mischievous” the contention of former media adviser to PM Sanjaya Baru that PMO files were seen by Congress president Sonia Gandhi. “The statement being attributed to a former media adviser to the Prime Minister that PMO files were seen by […]

Rebels kill 14 in anti-election campaign in India

PATNA, APRIL 12 (AP): Indian Maoist rebels killed 14 people in two separate attacks in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Saturday as they continue a campaign of violence aimed at disrupting a five-week national election. Five election officials and two bus drivers were killed when a land mine exploded under their vehicle in Bijapur […]

Did not make personal attack on Modi: Rahul Gandhi

Vice President of India’s ruling Congress party Rahul Gandhi, second right, holds a handful of flower petals to throw back at supporters, with his sister Priyanka Vadra seated by his side as he arrives to file his nomination for the ongoing general elections in Amethi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Saturday, April […]

Vadra will go to jail if BJP comes to power: Bharati

JHANSI, April 12 (PTI): Senior BJP leader Uma Bharati on Saturday said that Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, has been involved in “several falsehoods” and if the party comes to power at the Centre he “would go jail”. “Son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi had been involved in several falsehoods and after the […]

Rabri Devi files nomination papers from Chhapra

Chhapra (Bihar), April 12 (PTI): Former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD leader Rabri Devi on Saturday filed nomination papers from Saran Lok Sabha constituency in the state. Clad in a green salwar suit, Ms. Rabri Devi was accompanied by her husband and RJD chief Lalu Prasad in a helicopter from Patna. Both the leaders took […]

BJP using media power to win polls: Mamata

Kolkata, April 12 (IANS): Charging the BJP with using “media power” for winning the Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday accused the opposition of carrying out a “malicious campaign” against her. Addressing rallies in northern West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri and Dinhata, Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress supremo, said her party was being […]