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NDA to get 360 seats if General Elections held today; 65% say Narendra Modi best suited to be PM: Survey

NDA to get 360 seats if General Elections held today; 65% say Narendra Modi best suited to be PM: Survey

In a recent poll PM Modi has been given a major thumbs up by voters.

New Indian ambassador to US Navtej Sarna assumes charge

India's new ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna, who arrived in the city a few days before the general elections, has kicked off his engagements with a meeting with powerful Democratic Senator Jack Reed.

PM Narendra Modi calls for debate on simultaneous Lok Sabha and state polls

PM Narendra Modi calls for debate on simultaneous Lok Sabha and state polls

The Prime Minister said leaders of almost all political parties privately say that something must be done but several had often hesitated to speak on the issue after he raised it publicly.

Thailand upholds elections roadmap despite King's death

Bangkok; Thailand will maintain its intention to hold general elections late next year, as planned by the military junta`s roadmap, despite the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, an official said on Monday

Ready to hold national, state polls simultaneously: CEC Zaidi

India's Election Commission is prepared to simultaneously hold general and state assembly polls provided there is a consensus among all political parties and constitutional amendments to this effect, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi has said.

Election Commission says possible to hold polls to Lok Sabha, all state Assemblies together

Election Commission says possible to hold polls to Lok Sabha, all state Assemblies together

It is for the first time that the poll panel has officially said it could conduct Lok Sabha and state polls together.

PM Modi still most popular leader; NDA to get 342 seats if elections held today: Survey

PM Modi still most popular leader; NDA to get 342 seats if elections held today: Survey

The BJP-led NDA government will get 342 seats if elections were held today. 

Post-elections, biz confidence pushes up PC sales by 5.8%: IDC

Helped by improved business sentiment after general elections, PC shipments in the country grew by 5.8 percent to about 2.67 million units during the quarter ended September 30, compared to the previous three months, research firm IDC said.

Akshaya Tritiya today: Polls may dampen jewellery demand

India is celebrating Akshaya Tritiya on Friday, the second-biggest gold buying festival when it is considered auspicious to buy gold.

'Sell in May and Go Away' strategy unlikely this year: Experts

Barring last year, stock markets witnessed selling in May in the previous three years.

Oil Min may declare new price for gas soon after polling

The Oil Ministry is looking at declaring a new gas price soon after the polling for General Elections is completed, a senior official said Wednesday.

Reforms to give 110-mn job boost to economy in 10 years: Goldman

As general elections draw closer, global financial major Goldman Sachs on Friday said 40 million new manufacturing jobs can be created in a decade if states follow flexible labour laws like in Gujarat.

Implementation of tariff hikes will remain limited: ICRA

With the general elections round the corner, implementation of power tariff hikes by distribution utilities in FY15 could remain limited across the states, ratings agency Icra said on Friday .

RBI Governor says must prevent extreme volatility in rupee

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will prevent extreme volatility in the rupee, its chief Raghuram Rajan told on a television channel Thursday.

Order on notes not an attempt at demonetisation: Rajan

Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Thursday said the order withdrawing all currency notes printed before 2005 was not an attempt at demonetisation or had anything to do with the general elections.

Election results could impact growth prospects: Moody's

Global ratings agency Moody's on Thursday said India's economic recovery is likely to be slow in the second half of 2014, but the outcome of general elections could have an impact on the growth prospects.

Impact of Aadhaar, GST & rail DFC to be significant, lasting: UBS

Upcoming general elections will remain a key driver for Indian markets during the first half of 2014, but some ongoing reform measures would bear fruit irrespective of the party coming to power, UBS has said.

Govt fiscal prudence supports credit ratings: Fitch

The government is maintaining fiscal discipline before the general elections, which is supporting the country`s credit ratings, a Fitch Ratings analyst said on Monday.

Cabinet proposal soon to constitute 7th Pay Commission

The central government is likely to constitute the 7th Pay Commission for revising the salaries of its over 50 lakh employees before the start of process of next general elections due in May, 2014.

Google sets up election portal

After Facebook, Google has jumped on the bandwagon of polls in India, the world's biggest democracy, by setting up an election portal that gives all polls and politics related news to users in India.