People's concern for Cong a good sign for its return: Hooda

 Despite a series of electoral setbacks, an optimistic Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda on Friday said that people want the party to return which was evident from their growing interest in its future.

Parliament panel exploring scope for simultaneous LS, Assembly polls

 A parliamentary committee has initiated the process of examining the possibility of holding Lok Sabha and Assembly elections together, a practice which had ended in 1967.

Election officials gear up: Panels formed for Delhi polls

With the declaration of the date for Assembly polls in Delhi, the Model Code of Conduct on Monday came into force here even as election officials set up various committees to look into issues related to the upcoming exercise.

Jharkhand bids 2014 goodbye with stable mandate

After 14 years of uncertain and fragile alliances ruling Jharkhand, the electorate gave the BJP-Ajsu coalition an absolute majority in 2014 with new Chief Minister Raghubar Das saying the assembly election mandate was for stability and development.

JD(U), RJD leaders favour merger to take on BJP in Bihar

Senior JD(U) and RJD leaders Thursday spoke out in identical tones advocating for merger of the two parties at the earliest to jointly take on a resurgent BJP at the Assembly election next year.

EC appoints gymnast Dipa Karmakar as Tripura poll icon

The Election Commission has appointed ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar as Tripura state's election icon to popularise the election-related matters, a top official said here Friday.

Campaigning ends for 3rd phase of polling in Jharkhand

 Campaigning for the third phase of polling on December 9, which saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi wooing voters, ended on Sunday.

7 civilians,1 jawan injured in grenade blast at Srinagar's Lal Chowk

Just few weeks ahead of the polling in Srinagar for Assembly election, terrorists have hurled at grenade at a CRPF bunker at Lal Chowk here injuring seven civilians and a jawan.

Promises in BJP's vision document - seats for Kashmiri Pandits, voting rights for Pak refugees

Launching its 'vision document' for Jammu and Kashmir, BJP promised voting rights to refugees from Pakistan and "just and honourable" re-settlement of Kashmiri Pandits.

BJP govt would spend 60 pc on rural infrastructure: Zadafia

 Senior BJP leader Gordhanbhai Zadafia on Sunday assured that sixty per cent of the Jharkhand budget would be spent on the rural infrastructure and agriculture sector, if BJP is voted to power in the assembly election.

J&K polls: Special coverage from Gandhinagar, Jammu

The Gandhinagar Assembly constituency in Jammu has the highest number of voters. As Jammu and Kashmir gears up for five-phase Assembly election on November 25, we bring to you an exclusive report from Gandhinagar.

J&K polls: Exclusive report from Srinagar

As Jammu and Kashmir gears up for five-phase Assembly election on November 25, we bring to you an exclusive report from Srinagar.

Delhi BJP meet to discuss Assembly election strategy

Ahead of upcoming elections in Delhi, the state BJP is holding a meet here to discuss the nitty-gritties of poll campaigning.

Change in government is imminent in J&K: Mehbooba Mufti

 PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday alleged that National Conference-led Jammu and Kashmir government has done nothing for betterment of the people of the state and a change in the government is imminent.

Model code violations would be seriously dealt with: EC

 In view of the ongoing assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the Election Commission today said the cases of violation of the Model Code of Conduct in any form would be seriously dealt with.

BJP may repeat candidates who lost by narrow margins in Delhi

 BJP candidates who lost previous Assembly elections by narrow margins will be the first choice during ticket distribution for the upcoming polls in the national capital.

J&K polls: Abdullah family's decade-old ties with Ganderbal to end

 With Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah deciding against seeking re-election from Ganderbal, the decades-old relationship of the Abdullah family with the constituency, considered to be its stronghold, will come to an end.

PDP slams NC for 'wanting to delay' polls, 'loot' relief

 Opposition PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti today accused the ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir of "wanting to delay" Assembly polls in the state to "loot" relief materials for the flood-hit people.

Congress welcomes J&K assembly polls announcement

 Terming it as "well in time", Congress has welcomed the announcement of holding of the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, even as National Conference, which leads the alliance government in the state felt the time was "not opportune" for the electoral exercise.

BJP welcomes announcement of poll schedule for J&K

 Welcoming the announcement of poll schedule for Jammu and Kashmir today, BJP said it is ready for the elections and is confident that it will form its first government in the state.