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Bringing political parties under RTI would hamper their working: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 15:59

Bringing political parties under the ambit of the Right to Information Act would hamper their internal working and political rivals may misuse the law thus adversely affecting functioning of the political parties, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Hoardings issue: Non-appearance by political parties annoys HC

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 20:52

The Bombay High Court on Thursday expressed displeasure over "no show" by lawyers or representatives of political parties which had been asked to appear in the hearing on public interest litigations against illegal hoardings, banners and posters in public places.

Bihar Assembly rocked by protest by all political parties

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:33

Bihar Assembly witnessed ruckus for the second consecutive day on Tuesday with members of all major parties trooping into the well on separate issues forcing adjournment of the House till recess.

After protests, Azam Khan calls for shifting of party offices

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 16:15

In a veiled attack on BJP opposition, SP leader Azam Khan Tuesday termed the protest at the state assembly as "shameful" and suggested that offices of political parties in the vicinity of it be shifted to prevent any such further incident.

Iraq election candidate kidnapped as attacks kill 16

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 01:10

Militants kidnapped an Iraqi election candidate Sunday as attacks in Baghdad and northern Iraq killed 16 people and officials prepared to announce the results of last month`s vote.

Lok Sabha polls: Parties corner vote share, but fail to win seats

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 14:58

Results coming out of Lok Sabha polls show that parties like Mayawati-led BSP and Tamil Nadu`s DMK managed to corner a large number of votes but failed to convert them into seats, while parties with lesser vote share have got seats to show in their kitty.

Rich political parties of taking control of media houses: Mamata

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 21:50

Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee on Monday questioned the role of a section of media and accused "cash loaded" political parties of have taking control of media houses.

Political parties eyeing minority community votes in West Bengal

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 10:43

Political parties like Trinamool Congress, Congress and the Left are eyeing a greater share of around 27 per cent Muslim votes in West Bengal after Narendra Modi`s ascendance in national politics.

FIR to be registered against parties for feeding workers free

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 08:54

Several political parties, including Congress, BJP and SP, were today issued notices by the district administration for violating the model code of conduct by allegedly providing free food to their workers.

Political parties woo Muslims as west UP goes to polls

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 20:23

Muslims have a sizeable presence in the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies of Uttar Pradesh that go to polls on Thursday.

Rush to register as political party on LS poll eve; number now at 1,627

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 10:29

The announcement of Lok Sabha elections has seen a rush to register as a political party with as many as 34 new outfits registering themselves with the Election Commission in 16 days.

Google, Facebook, Twitter eye Rs 500-cr social media poll pie

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 14:14

As political parties throng social networking platforms to woo voters, internet giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter are looking for their slice of an estimated Rs 500-crore digital spending pie for this Lok Sabha polls.