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NCP MLA Deepak Kesarkar quits, to join Shiv Sena

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 17:36

NCP MLA from Sawantwadi, Deepak Kesarkar, whose diatribe against state minister and Congress strongman Narayan Rane had caused a huge embarrassment to top party leadership in the run-up to Lok Sabha polls on Sunday announced his decision to cross over to Shiv Sena ahead of upcoming Assembly elections.

Afghanistan presidential polls: Votes to be audited, says Kerry

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 00:28

In what could be seen as an end to the dispute between the two presidential candidates of the Afghanistan election over the results of the polls last month, former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah have agreed to an audit of the vote, as per news reports on Saturday.

Maharashtra Assembly polls: Sharad Pawar confirms NCP-Congress alliance

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 16:48

A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced the alliance of Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) for the upcoming Assembly Elections in the state, Sharad Pawar, president of the NCP gave his consent to it, reports said on Saturday.

Kerry, candidates to hold second day of meetings on disputed Afghan vote

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 02:06

US Secretary of State John Kerry held meetings late into the night on Friday in an effort to resolve Afghanistan`s disputed presidential election, warning the two candidates that the country`s transition to a self-reliant state hung in the balance unless the credibility of the vote was restored.

Social media played key role in Lok Sabha polls: Rajnath Singh

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 22:05

Social media has played a significant role in recent Lok Sabha elections and it will continue to do so in future, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday.

Congress, NCP to contest Maharashtra Assembly polls together: Prithviraj Chavan

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 19:22

Expressing his full confidence over the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance winning a fourth term in office, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said it would fight the upcoming Assembly elections together.

Prithviraj Chavan to remain Maharashtra CM, lead party in Assembly polls: Congress

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 21:34

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will continue in his post and lead Congress in the upcoming Assembly elections, the party`s high command said on Thursday.

India refrains from commenting on charges in Afghan Prez poll

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 22:02

Amid allegations of rigging in the Afghan Presidential polls, India today refrained from commenting on the charges and said it was monitoring the political developments in the war-torn country.

In Indonesia vote, ballots travel on horseback and by boat

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 08:29

Carrying ballot boxes on their backs, Indonesian tribesmen climbed barefoot up a mountain in a remote part of Borneo island to ensure a small village would not miss the chance to take part in Wednesday`s presidential poll.

Tarun Gogoi seems not confident leading Congress in 2016 Assam polls

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 22:37

With dissidence against his leadership continuing, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi seems not confident in leading Congress in 2016 assembly polls in the state as he said today it was not important who will lead the party in polls but the party`s win.

Afghan election candidate set to reject result

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 14:26

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah was set to reject preliminary election results released today, heightening a political crisis over fraud that threatens to trigger instability as US-led troops pull out.

Afghan candidates in last minute talks to defuse election crisis

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 14:20

Afghanistan is due to announce preliminary results of the run-off vote at 2 pm (0930 GMT). Official final results are due on July 22.