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Do more for science and technology, politicians told

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 18:19

Notwithstanding their inclusion in the 2014 Lok Sabha election manifestos, the promises on promoting science and technology must be translated into "solid action" by the political class or else India`s goal to become a developed nation would remain a pipe dream, say experts.

LS polls: Over 800 kgs of explosives; 100 IEDs recovered till now

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 16:46

Over 800 kg of explosives and 127 improvised bombs have been recovered by security forces from across Naxal violence-hit areas since the Election Commission sounded the poll bugle in the country on March 5.

Sitting MP Beg looks to break Mehbooba`s no-loss streak

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 16:39

Heirs of three prominent state leaders are among those in the race in this Lok Sabha seat with the main challenge for sitting National Conference (NC) MP Mirza Mehboob Beg set to come from PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, who has never lost an election in south Kashmir.

Dharmendra absence questioned as Hema`s campaign picks up

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 16:22

Going by the hype and glamour, the BJP`s Hema Malini looks a confident winner at the moment from this Lok Sabha constituency, but a closer analysis suggests it won`t be a cakewalk for her.

Jet operators` `poll` flight hit by parking crunch turbulence

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 16:20

The charter plane industry may be going through a purple patch due to extensive use of private jets and choppers by campaign-hopping politicians but the operators say their "booming business" has been affected to some extent by a crunch of parking slots at major airports like Mumbai and Delhi.

Raj Thackeray rakes up sons-of-soil issue in Kalyan LS seat

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 16:09

Raising his pitch against "outsiders", MNS chief Raj Thackeray has said that Thane district is witnessing a mass influx of people who indulge in "illegal" activities.

FIR against AAP`s Arvind Kejriwal, Kumar Vishwas for violating model code

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 16:05

FIR was registered against AAP leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Kumar Vishwas and 10 others for allegedly violating the model code of conduct and prohibitory orders.

Stiff battle for AIADMK in Villupuram (SC) constituency

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 16:01

Ruling AIADMK candidate S Rajendran is facing a stiff battle to retain Villupuram (SC) constituency in this Vanniyar dominated district with the main challenge coming from the DMDK of the BJP-led combine.

Raj Thackeray rakes up sons-of-soil issue in Kalyan LS seat

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 15:44

Raising his pitch against "outsiders", MNS chief Raj Thackeray has said that Thane district is witnessing a mass influx of people who indulge in "illegal" activities.

Not averse to joining Third Front govt if UPA falls short of majority: Sharad Pawar

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 14:48

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday said that he is not averse to joining a Third Front government at the Centre if the UPA fails to get majority after the General Elections.

Congress wants Modi questioned in encounter case

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 14:24

Firing a fresh salvo at BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi,, Monday, the Congress took on the CBI for not questioning the Gujarat CM in Tulsiram Prajapati alleged fake encounter case.

Vadra will be in jail if NDA comes to power: Uma Bharti

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 13:34

Notwithstanding BJP`s assertion that there will be no witch-hunt if it comes to power, Uma Bharti has said that Sonia Gandhi`s son-in-law Robert Vadra will be in jail if NDA comes to power.