Don`t withdraw cases related to poll offences after elections: EC

Concerned over some state governments "unilaterally" withdrawing cases related to electoral offences after the end of the poll process, the Election Commission has asked the states to take such cases to their logical end even if it takes time.

Can Modi-Sharif write a new chapter in Indo-Pak ties?

In an unprecedented move Narendra Modi sent an invitation to all heads of the government of SAARC countries to be a part of his swearing-in ceremony as the Prime Minister of India.

AAP to think small again: Focus on Delhi, may not contest Haryana

Stung by its rout in the General Election, where it won only four out of 440 Lok Sabha seats it contested, all of them from Punjab, the AAP is now back to thinking small and may not contest Assembly elections in Haryana scheduled for this October.

Non-Congress, Non-BJP Dalit leaders fare poorly in Vidarbha

Several non-Congress and non-BJP Dalit leaders, who chose to contest this Lok Sabha election individually or from various factions of Republican Party of India in Vidarbha region, had to bite the dust with most of them faring very poorly in the hustings.

Congress leader blames outgoing PM Manmohan Singh for poll defeat

Congress candidate from North Goa seat in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections, Ravi Naik, blamed outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the party`s debacle, alleging he failed to project achievements of the UPA government before the people.

CPI revives merger debate

With the Left getting a severe drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls even in its strongholds in the country, the CPI has revived the debate over merger of the Communist parties, arguing that a reunion is essential to meet the challenges ahead.

Two ex-Armymen, two former bureaucrats elected MPs in Rajasthan

Rajasthan has elected two ex-Army officers and two former bureaucrats as Members of Parliament in this Lok Sabha elections.

How BJP``s online campaign proved vital for success

With the BJP registering a thumping victory in the general election, significant credit goes to the party`s online campaign to tap the general psyche by connecting with millions of youngsters.

Narendra Modi thanks world leaders for their good wishes

Narendra Modi has thanked world leaders for their good wishes over BJP`s landslide victory in Lok Sabha elections and underscored India`s strong ties with countries like Japan, Russia and Nepal.

Azam Khan says Muslims contributed to Modi`s victory, proved they are secular

Suggesting that Muslims have contributed to Narendra Modi`s victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, SP leader Azam Khan, who had indulged in a vitriolic attack on the BJP leader, said they had proved that they were a "secular" community.

Harsh Vardhan likely to be next health minister

BJP`s Delhi unit chief Harsh Vardhan, who is among the seven newly-elected BJP MPs from the capital, is likely to become the health minister, party sources indicated Sunday.

BJP asks state government to maintain law and order in West Bengal

The BJP in West Bengal on Monday claimed that more than 200 of its workers had been injured in post-poll violence and asked the state government to maintain law and order, or else it would seek Governor`s intervention.

BJP accuses Nitish Kumar of foisting `dummy` CM

BJP on Monday criticised the resignation Nitish Kumar and accused him of foisting a `dummy` chief minister to run Bihar.

Vladimir Putin, French president congratulate Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Presidents of Russia and France have congratulated Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on BJP`s landslide victory in the general election and hoped that bilateral ties will further improve and strengthen under his leadership.

Jagan`s party to give issue-based support to Narendra Modi

TDP`s arch rival YSRCP chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Monay met Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi and extended "issue based" support to BJP, saying his party was never averse to him.

Narendra Modi to be elected BJP, NDA coalition leader today

Narendra Modi is all set to be elected leader of the BJP and NDA parliamentary coalition tomorrow as jockeying for positions in the new Cabinet gained momentum on Monday.

Jayalalithaa sacks three ministers, six party functionaries

Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Monday sacked three ministers and six district heads in the backdrop of her party`s defeat in three Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley meet RSS leaders

A host of BJP leaders, including Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi`s close aide Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley on Monday met top RSS functionaries and held discussions even as the party turns to the formation of the next Union Cabinet.

Nitish Kumar`s resignation `scripted drama`: BJP, Paswan

Bihar BJP leaders and their ally Ram Vilas Paswan dismissed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar`s resignation as a "scripted drama" enacted to save his leadership in JD(U) amidst a growing clamour against him within the party.

Jitan Ram Manjhi to be Bihar`s next CM, BJP calls Nitish`s resignation a `scripted drama`

Putting an end to the political crisis in Bihar, Nitish Kumar on Monday announced name of his close aide Jitan Ram Manjhi as the next chief minister of the state.

How will Narendra Modi`s key aide Amit Shah be rewarded for BJP’s spectacular win in UP?

The way Amit Shah handled his latest responsibility — Narendra Modi-led BJP`s UP campaign — has shown that this electrifying BJP leader has it in him to take up larger roles.

BJP takes lead in AAP`s strong hold in Delhi

With AAP`s lacklustre performance in the Lok Sabha election, the BJP has taken a lead in 27 assembly constituencies, which the party won in assembly election last year.

Journalists attacked outside MK Stalin`s house in Tamil Nadu

Three reporters were injured when DMK cadres assaulted media persons gathered outside party leader MK Stalin`s house Sunday to collect news about his resignation from party posts, journalists organisations said. DMK expressed regret over the incident.

Man tries to immolate himself outside Nitish Kumar`s residence

A man in his late thirties tried to immolate himself outside Nitish Kumar`s official residence on Sunday.

Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh ring up Jayalalithaa

After trading spiking barbs during the Lok Sabha polls, it is time for bonhomie for the ruling AIADMK and BJP now who on Sunday exchanged pleasantries in a sign of warming up to each other.

Every third newly-elected MP has a criminal case

The number of parliamentarians with criminal cases has risen in the 16th Lok Sabha, with every third MP-elect facing criminal charges, an analysis of their election affidavits has shown.

BJP faults EC for implementing prohibitory orders

Tamil Nadu BJP president Pon Radhakrishnan on Sunday faulted Election Commission for implementing prohibitory order 48 hours ahead of the April 24 Lok Sabha polls, saying it had created the opportunities for many parties to "commit political follies."

BJP may swap seats with Sena for Maharashtra Assembly polls: Devendra Fadnavis

Buoyed by the resounding victory of the saffron alliance in the Lok Sabha polls, BJP`s state unit on Sunday said that it may swap some seats with the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra for the assembly polls due in October.

BJP delegation meets Governor, asks for parade of MLAs

Amidst fast-paced political developments in Bihar following Nitish Kumar`s resignation as chief minister, a BJP delegation on Sunday met the state Governor and urged him to seek a parade of all MLAs in the event the JD(U) again staked claim to form government.

BJP has no moral authority to seek Prithviraj Chavan`s resignation: Congress

Notwithstanding Congress` poor show in the Lok Sabha polls in the state, the MPCC on Sunday rejected BJP`s demand for Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan`s resignation.