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BSP pulls up socks for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

The BSP could win only 19 seats in 2017 assembly in the 403-member House, down from 80 in 2012. This is its lowest tally since 1991, when the party won 12 seats.

 

Achal Kumar Joti takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner

Achal Kumar Joti takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner

A CEC or an EC can have a tenure of six years or hold office till the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.

BJP chief Amit Shah arrives in Kerala on three-day visit

Kerala is important in BJP's strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as Shah expects to win a chunk of its 20 seats in the assembly polls.

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.

Sonia Gandhi to use 'Ganga' as a weapon in Varanasi to discredit PM Modi

Sonia Gandhi to use 'Ganga' as a weapon in Varanasi to discredit PM Modi

A little over two years ago, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, had told a sea of supporters and party workers that he had been beckoned by the Ganga to come to Varanasi to contest the Lok Sabha elections. 

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 Narendra Modi's idea: Hold all elections simultaneously, save time and money

PM Narendra Modi's idea: Hold all elections simultaneously, save time and money

As per the PM's proposal, elections at all levels - panchayats, urban local bodies, state Assemblies and Parliament - should be held simultaneously.

NDA likely to win 301 seats if polls were to be held tomorrow: Survey

NDA likely to win 301 seats if polls were to be held tomorrow: Survey

In an opinion poll released on Tuesday, the performance of Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has been rated "above average".

Rahul Gandhi has cheated people of Amethi: Smriti Irani

Sharpening her attack on Rahul Gandhi, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday accused the Congress Vice-President of cheating the people of his Lok Sabha constituency, whom he had described as his extended family.

Subramanian Swamy targets Arun Jaitley on black money, inflation

 BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday targeted Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on black money and inflation, saying the mechanism adopted for repatriating the illegal wealth stashed abroad will not serve the intended purpose.

Diesel prices hiked by 50 paise per litre, effective from midnight

Diesel prices were Saturday hiked by 50 paise a litre, excluding state levies, the second increase in rates three weeks.

Diesel price hiked by 50 paise per litre

State-owned oil marketing companies on Saturday decided to hike the price of diesel by 50 paise per litre, to be effective from midnight.

RIL stock trims early gains on profit-booking; up over 2%

The RIL scrip gained 8.47 per cent to Rs 1,142.50 - 52-week high - in the intra-day trade on trends indicating a clear majority for Narendra Modi-led BJP in the Lok Sabha polls.

Manmohan Singh leaves a legacy of achievements and failures

Manmohan Singh, the economist credited with playing a key role in ushering in economic reforms in the 1990s, demits office of Prime Minister after 10 years, leaving a mixed legacy of achievements and failures.

Twitter cofounder talks of Indian farmers in new book

At a time when Twitter is playing a big role in campaigning process of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, here is a book from it co-founder that talks about what drives the micro-blogging site's success across the world and in India.

'Certainty' will be agenda with India's new govt: US industry

The US industry has said it wants "predictability, certainty and transparency" in India's economic and trade policies, and this would be its agenda with the new government to be formed after the poll results of the Lok Sabha elections.

Pak to strike trade deal with new govt in India: Rashid

Pakistan on Friday said it will strike a liberalized trade deal with India only after a new government takes over following the Lok Sabha elections.

WEF 2014: Indian business leaders cautiously optimistic at Davos

Diversified group Mahindra & Mahindra's senior executive Pawan Goenka said: "There is enough optimism about India. Therefore, I don't think that India story is dead at Davos".

Lok Sabha elections, AAP dominate India discussions at Davos

The Aam Aadmi Party and talks about next Lok Sabha elections seem to be hogging the limelight when it comes to discussions around India at the World Economic Forum's annual talk-fest of the rich and famous from across the globe.

'Telecom, power, oil sectors most vulnerable to policy risks'

"The companies in these sectors will have to factor in any policy change arising out of political expediencies as it may affect their business model with the cost being the main differentiator," the study by industry body Assocham revealed.