Cameron vows to `put British first` in battle for vote

Britain`s prime minister announced new measures to cut immigration today in a bid to lure voters from eurosceptic rivals 10 months from a general election.

Flemish separatists set for victory in key Belgium election

Belgium`s controversial Flemish separatists looked set to take the lead in a general election today marred by an attack against the Jewish Museum in Brussels, the first such incident in 30 years.

Iraq unrest kills 24: Officials

Attacks and shelling in Baghdad and northern and western Iraq killed 24 people on Monday, officials said, as electoral authorities counted ballot papers from last week`s general election.

Sonia Gandhi attacks Narandra Modi over water, malnutrition issues of Gujarat

Suggesting that the Gujarat model of development was more hype than reality, Sonia Gandhi today alleged that about half the population in the state lacked access to drinking water,and childrens were malnourished.

Congress attacks Narendra Modi, Ramdev on black money issue

After releasing a three-year-old CD of Uma Bharti attacking Narendra Modi, Congress today latched on to another video clip featuring yoga guru Ramdev to raise embarrassing questions on the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate.

Over 6.28 lakh General Election tweets in 24 hrs

The General Election has created a huge buzz on micro-blogging platform Twitter with over 6.28 lakh poll-related tweets being posted in the last 24 hours, reaching out to more than 169 crore users across the globe.

Maoists torch construction machinery in Odisha

Maoists set ablaze road construction machinery, including two tractors and an excavator, in Odisha`s Bargarh district to oppose the building of a road, police said Tuesday.

General Elections 2014: Voting begins Monday from Northeast

India`s general election, to elect 543 members to the 16th Lok Sabha, kicks off Monday, with balloting starting from two states in the Northeast, Assam and Tripura.

Iraq election chiefs quit as attacks kill 37

The board of Iraq`s electoral commission resigned en masse on Tuesday in protest at political and judicial "interference", throwing a general election due next month into disarray.

Rise in women entering Lok Sabha

There has been a steady rise in the number of women entering the Lok Sabha, figures compiled by the Election Commission show.

Elections 2014: Time to exercise your fundamental right

Voting is a fundamental right of a citizen of a democracy and it helps in building the nation of our dreams.

IPL7: 2nd leg could be held in India

The second leg of the IPL, for which Bangladesh has been kept as a standby venue, could be held in India itself with the organisers today claiming that state governments want to host the matches once polling for general elections is completed in their areas.

Congress, BJP, AIUDF key players in Assam

A direct contest between the ruling Congress and the BJP is on the cards for a majority of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam going to poll, though the All India United Democratic Front is likely to do good in the minority-dominated seats.

IPL 7 in South Africa?

It is safe to presume that the seventh edition of Indian Premier League will be held in South Africa. Like the second edition, this time too, the super-rich cricket league will coincide with India`s General Election.

MP Christians fast for stable govt post elections

Around 70-80 members of Christian community began their 72-hour-long fast at a church in Govindpura area here praying for stable government at Centre post elections.

Gujarat riots: NC, NCP differ with Congress, ask it to respect court order

With poll after opinion poll suggesting that the country is rooting for Narendra Modi as prime minister this time, parties on the other side of the political spectrum seem to be warming up to the taste of `NaMo tea`.

Rahul Gandhi will be PM if Congress called to form govt: Chidambaram at Davos

Days after the Congress rejected the demand from party workers to anoint Rahul Gandhi as party`s prime ministerial candidate, senior party leader P Chidambaram asserted on Wednesday that the Gandhi scion will get the top job if the Congress is called to form the government post general election.

Will lift Goa mining ban if BJP comes to power at Centre: Narendra Modi

In an apparent reference to the media blitzkrieg around the AAP, the BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi supported decentralisation of power here today, while toeing his "vote for the country, not for the party" line.

Websites help voters to make informed choices

Did you know that former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati declared assets worth over Rs 50 crore in 2007 when she contested for a seat in the Uttar Pradesh legislative council but had declared assets of only Rs 5 crore when she had fought the 2004 Lok Sabha polls?

Two shot dead as opposition begins fresh blockade in Bangladesh

Two persons were shot dead as Bangladesh`s main opposition BNP and its allies today began a 72-hour nationwide blockade to push for the postponement of general elections, a day after ending another protest that claimed 22 lives.

Sheikh Hasina asks BNP to join `poll govt`, offers any cabinet post

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday renewed her appeal to BNP to join the "all-party" government to oversee the general election, saying she is willing to offer any ministry opposition leader Khaleda Zia wants for her party in the cabinet.

Sheikh Hasina fails to reach Zia over phone, shutdown looms

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday telephoned her arch-rival Khaleda Zia to invite her for talks to resolve a standoff on holding the next general election but failed to reach her.

RJD to be flexible towards seat adjustment: Ram Kripal Yadav

Admitting that its rigid stand of not sharing more than four seats with Congress in 2009 was a wrong move, the RJD on Saturday hinted at taking a flexible approach towards seat adjustments with secular parties to fight BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, a senior party leader said here.

SC wants EVM paper trail for next general election

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Election Commission to introduce paper trail in electronic voting machines (EVMs).

Political realignments will happen, but after polls: Experts

Even though the battle lines are getting hardened as the general election draws near it is increasingly becoming clear that a major realignment of political forces is in the offing.

Modi not an issue in the coming general elections: Khurshid

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is not an issue in the coming general elections.

Pappu Yadav braces for 2014 general election

Controversial former RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, who was released from jail recently in CPI-M Legislator Ajit Sarkar murder case, today said it was on Congress to take a decision on him.

`Scrutiny for Pak candidates should have objective criteria`

The head of a European Union observer mission responded to the intrusive scrutiny of candidates in Pakistan`s general election by saying that the right to contest polls is fundamental and people should have access to due process.

`None of the above` voting option not being introduced: Pak EC

Pakistan`s Election Commission did a flip-flop on a move to give people the choice of not voting for any of the candidates in the fray for the General Election.

Pak`s finance minister resigns ahead of polls

Abdul Hafeez Shaikh resigned as Pakistan`s Finance Minister amidst mounting speculation that he would play a key role in the caretaker administration that is expected to oversee the next general election scheduled for mid-May.