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Majority of Americans want next president not to criticize Islam

However, four-in-ten want the next president to speak bluntly about Islamic extremists even if the statements are critical of Islam as a whole, the survey said.

BJP gets support of BSP, 3 independents in Haryana

Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party and three Independent legislators Tuesday extended support to BJP, which will stake claim to form the next government in Haryana after their victory in Assembly elections.

2014 Lok Sabha polls: 3% votes, but only 3 seats for independents

Independent candidates may have won just three seats in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls, but they have garnered close to three per cent vote share.

With 3 seats, independents record worst-ever show

Victory eluded independent candidates in the Lok Sabha polls with just three winners amongst them, making it the lowest count in the history of Indian elections since 1952.

2014 Lok Sabha polls: 3 % votes, but only 3 seats for Independents

Independent candidates may have won just three seats in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls, but they have garnered close to three per cent vote share -- higher than parties like Aam Aadmi Party, NCP and CPI.

Independents in polls: 0.53% success rate since 1952

The country`s electoral history has seen over 41,000 Independents contesting Lok Sabha polls till now but only 221 of them have won, the success rate being an abysmal 0.53 per cent.

No flag for India`s athletes at Winter Games

India`s athletes lost all hope Wednesday of competing under the national flag at the Winter Olympics after the country`s suspended Olympic association said it would hold elections two days after the Games open in Sochi.

Three MLAs request not to treated as Independents

Three Jharkhand MLAs Tuesday urged a section of the media not to treat them as Independents as they got winning certificates from the Election Commission as party candidates.

Congress, Independents target K`taka Speaker

Congress and independent members
in the Karnataka Assembly Monday sought the resignation of
Speaker K G Bopaiah.

Independents win bulk of Gurgaon civic seats

Independent candidates won over two-thirds of the wards of the Gurgaon Municipal Corporation, whose first elections were held on Sunday, an official said.

Don`t vote for Independents: Mamata

Asking people to vote for
a change, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday urged people not to vote for Independent candidates.

TN polls: Independent promises Nano as freebie

Not lagging behind political parties,
independents contesting the April 13 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu too have come up with promise of freebies to woo the electorate but most of them borders on absurdity.

Tirupur: 140 Independents to withdraw from poll fray

140 candidates who had filed
nominations as Independents from Tirupur North Assembly
constituency decided to withdraw from the poll fray
after candidates from major parties assured them of resolving
their concerns.

K’taka HC to hear Independent MLAs petition

A full bench of the Karnataka High Court will commence hearing tomorrow on a batch of
petitions filed by five Independent MLAs challenging their
disqualification from the state Assembly under the
anti-defection law.

We have numbers if Independents are allowed to vote: BJP

BJP claimed that the numbers proved that even if the High Court allows five "disqualified" independent MLAs to
vote, the party would still have a majority.

Yeddy braces for 2nd trust vote, result linked to court verdict

BJP braced itself for a second trust vote in Karnataka but with a new twist to the political drama.

Australian voters want independents to support Labor

Labor has 74 seats and needs 2 more to form govt, while Lib/Nat has 73 seats.

Less Independents in Jharkhand this time

Independent MLAs, who played a major
role in government formation in Jharkhand in the last
assembly, have won less number of seats this time.

Cong in touch with HJC-BL, independents in Haryana

With Haryana assembly polls producing a fractured mandate, Congress has opened channels of communication with Bhajan Lal-led breakaway faction for
support and is wooing the seven Independent MLAs.