`Appoint Priyanka Gandhi as head of panel to review poll defeat`

Senior Congress leader and hockey Olympian, Aslam Sher Khan, said that Priyanka Gandhi should be appointed as the head of the committee set up by the party to review its debacle in the Lok Sabha elections.

Sonia Gandhi rejects Assam CM Tarun Gogoi`s resignation offer

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi today "outrightly" rejected the resignation offered by Assam Chief Minister Tarun following the party`s debacle in the state in Lok Sabha polls.

Election 2014 results: India all set for counting of votes tomorrow

Counting of votes in the largest-ever electoral exercise held in Indian history will be taken up on Friday to decide who will form the next government at the Centre.

BJP welcomes Barack Obama`s statement on working closely with new govt

The BJP welcomed the statement of US President Barack Obama that he was looking forward to work closely with the new government in India, saying all countries will cooperate with the new government in New Delhi.

UP turnout beats 1977 post-Emergency balloting

Voters in Uttar Pradesh have set a new record at turnout with over 58.29 percent ballots cast in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls compared to 56.44 percent in 1977, post-Emergency General Elections, officials said.

US to work very closely with next Indian PM

The US has said it looks forward to working closely with "whoever is the next Prime Minister of India", comments that could be interpreted as Washington warming up to Narendra Modi if he is elected.

Regional parties will lose identity if come close to Congress: BJP

The BJP said regional parties will lose their political identity if they backed Congress to form the government and asked them to be a part of NDA.

Seemandhra polls: As it happened

About 63 per cent polling was recorded till 1500 hours today in the elections to 25 Lok Sabha and 175 Assembly constituencies in Seemandhra.

LS polls: Two-thirds vote in Himachal Pradesh

Almost 66 percent of the 4.8 million electors exercised their franchise in Himachal Pradesh where balloting for the four Lok Sabha seats was held peacefully Wednesday.

LS polls: 62 percent polling in Uttarakhand

Around 62 per cent of the voters today cast their votes in Uttarakhand where polling for five Lok Sabha seats completed peacefully amid tight security.

LS polls: 82 per cent polling recorded in West Bengal

Nearly 82 per cent voter turnout was recorded in six Lok Sabha seats which went to the polls in the fourth leg of the five-phase elections in West Bengal today.

LS polls: Over 56 percent voting in seven LS seats of Bihar

Over 56 per cent voting was registered today in seven Lok Sabha seats of Bihar in the fifth phase of elections in the state which also witnessed death of one person in police firing outside a booth.

Lok Sabha poll campaign goes to the skies

If you see a green kite entangled with a red kite in the skies, prepare to read into it much more than just a neighbourhood kite duel.

Kangra: Three-way fight raises political tension

The picturesque and tranquil backdrop of the Dhauladhar ranges belies the underlying political tension as three heavyweights from Congress, BJP and AAP slug it out for this Lok Sabha seat that goes to polls on May 7.

Ahmed Patel confident Congress will do well

Congress leader Ahmed Patel is unfazed by predictions of opinions polls and widespread perception that UPA III is not possible and dismisses as "hypothetical" questions whether the party will back any combination to stop Narendra Modi from coming to power.

LS polls: 83 percent voting as time ends in Bengal

Around 83 percent voting was reported in the second phase of the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal Thursday involving six constituencies as the scheduled time came to an at 6 p.m. while there were people outside the polling booths.

RSS meet in Bangalore, expansion plans on agenda

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh will chalk out plans to expand its activities across India at its annual meeting beginning.

Deploy central forces at every polling booth: Congress

Congress demanded deployment of central forces at every polling booth and keeping local police 200 mt away for ensuring free and fair election.

Third Front a parking lot, mirage: BJP

The BJP said the Third Front was like a "parking lot" where parties come and go and ruled out any chance of it forming a government at the Centre.

EC sets up committee to check paid news

The Election Commission has set up a committee to check the practice of paid news during Lok Sabh polls.