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General Elections 2014, phase 5: 12 states go to polls for contest on 121 seats today

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 03:35

Voters from a dozen of states will on Thursday exercise their franchise to elect their MPs as a total of 121 constituncies are set to go to the polls in the fifth and the biggest phase of General Elections 2014.

Jammer deprive live telecast of Modi`s rally in the city

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 23:13

A jammer placed behind the dais from where BJP leader Narendra Modi addressed a rally here prevented nationwide live telecast of his speech as all towers were cut off.

Security arrangements in place for Thursday`s Udhampur poll

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 21:24

Airlifting security personnel to far-flung villages, deploying state police and paramilitary troopers, apart from the army manning hills and mountains, marked preparations for Thursday`s poll in the Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency.

Trinamool Congress moves EC against Buddhadeb

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 21:19

The ruling Trinamool Congress today moved the Election Commission demanding action against CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for attacking Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in an election speech on April 13.

EC appoints special observer for West Bengal

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 20:38

In a repeat of the 2004 general elections, the Election Commission has appointed a special observer for West Bengal to keep a watch on the poll process in all 42 constituencies in the state.

Five nominations filed for Machilipatnam, Vijaywada seats

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 20:28

One nomination was on Wednesday filed for Machilipatnam Lok Sabha seat in Krishna district, while four nominations were filed for Vijayawada seat.

Film career has helped me as politician: Hema Malini

Film career has helped me as politician: Hema Malini

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 20:08

Yesteryear`s actress Hema Malini, who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls from here on a BJP ticket, has credited her long film career with helping her become a politician.

Lok Sabha polls: Babul Supriyo asks police 48-hour time to appear before them

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 18:05

Bollywood playback singer and BJP candidate for the Asansol Lok Sabha seat, Babul Supriyo on Wednesday said the Raniganj police station in Burdwan district had asked him to appear before it on Wednesday but he has asked for 48-hours time.

Two govt employees on poll duty die of cardiac arrest in UP

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 18:02

Two government employees going on poll due on Wednesday died due to cardiac arrest in Bareilly and Pilibhit districts, official sources said here.

Rajasthan`s 20 LS constituencies go to polls on Thursday

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 17:57

Amid unprecedented security, voting will be held on Thursday for 20 out of 25 seats in Rajasthan where 239 contestants are in fray, including 13 sitting MPs and expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh.

Time has come to oust `useless & corrupt` UPA govt: Modi

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 17:41

Taking on Congress, BJP`s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi on Wednesday said time has come to replace a "useless and corrupt" government at the Centre with a strong one.

Muslim community frightened hearing Modi`s name: Nitish

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 17:38

A day after BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi held rally in minority-dominated Bhagalpur, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday hit at his rival saying the minority Muslim community are "frightened" hearing his name.