Chief Ministerial faces swayed votes in 2018: Survey

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS): Chief Ministerial face was the most important factor influencing votes for or against candidates of various political parties during the 2018 Assembly elections in five states, says a survey conducted by an election watchdog. Conducted by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), the survey report released on Monday said it […]

Hema Malini files nomination papers from Mathura

Hema Malini files nomination papers from Mathura

Mathura, March 25 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician and sitting MP Hema Malini on Monday filed her nomination papers from Mathura for the coming polls. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is accompanying the film star-turned-Bharatiya Janata Party leader in Mathura. They will addressing a public rally here later in the day. This is the second time she has […]

Rahul promises Rs 72K minimum income to 25 cr poor

Rahul promises Rs 72K minimum income to 25 cr poor

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Monday that nearly 25 crore poor people in the country will get financial assistance of Rs 72,000 per annum if the party is voted to power under the ambitious minimum income guarantee scheme which the party has named “Nyay”. Announcing the details of the party’s […]

Matching EVMs with VVPATs: SC hits out at EC

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday lashed out at the Election Commission for insisting that there was no need for increasing the sample matching of the EVMs with the corresponding Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs), saying that no institution could insulate itself from suggestion for improvement. At present VVPATA is matched […]

Rajiv Saxena turns approver in AgustaWestland case

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday allowed Dubai-based businessman and alleged middleman Rajiv Saxena to become an approver in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case. Special Judge Arvind Kumar allowed Saxena’s plea seeking pardon after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) supported his application. The ED said that it had examined […]

Paralympic medallist Deepa Malik joins BJP

Paralympic medallist Deepa Malik joins BJP

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Padma Shri recipient and Paralympic silver medallist shot putter Deepa Malik joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Monday in the presence of senior party leaders. Malik was inducted into the party by General Secretary and Haryana in-charge Anil Jain and state BJP chief Subhash Barala at the party headquarters […]

4 multi-mission Chinook helicopters inducted

4 multi-mission Chinook helicopters inducted

CH 47 F(I)- Chinook heavy lift helicopters that have been inducted into IAF inventory at Air Force Station in Chandigarh, on March 25, 2019. (Photo: IANS) Chandigarh, March 25 (IANS) Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Monday formally inducted four US-made advanced multi-mission all-weather Chinook helicopters at Air Force Station 12 Wing here. Two hangars and […]

BJP, Congress, AAP violate Model Code of Conduct

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Three political parties — the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party — have been booked for defacement of public property in various areas of the national capital, Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ranbir Singh said on Monday. “Total 16 First Information Reports (FIRs) have been registered under […]

RJD’s Jharkhand chief joins BJP, may get LS ticket

RJD’s Jharkhand chief joins BJP, may get LS ticket

Ranchi/New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Jharkhand unit President Annapurna Devi on Monday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and is likely to be fielded in the Lok Sabha polls in the state. Annapurna Devi, a four-time legislator, joined the BJP in New Delhi in presence of its national General Secretary Bhupendra Yadav and […]

‘Old photo’: Sapna Choudhary denies joining Congress

‘Old photo’: Sapna Choudhary denies joining Congress

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Haryanvi artiste and popular stage performer Sapna Choudhary on Sunday denied joining the Congress and said her photograph with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, that went viral on social media, was an old one. “I have not joined the Congress party. The photograph with Priyanka Gandhi is an old one. I have met […]

It’s important to protect mother tongue: Naidu

Panaji, March 24 (IANS) Unlike the Latin American countries, India due to its size, tradition and wisdom withstood attempts by the Western colonisers to destroy its indigenous culture, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu said here on Sunday. Addressing students and officials at the National Institute of Oceanography, Naidu said along with the economic reforms, India attracted investments […]

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