Dhumal optimistic about returning to power

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Thursday accused AICC president Sonia Gandhi of distorting facts to mislead voters.

Over 8,000 nonagenarians to cast votes in HP polls

About 10,000 voters are above 89 years, including 1,642 90-year-old, while 1,09,115 voters fall in 18-19 age group and 11,54,162 voters are in the range of 30 to 39 years.

Himachal Pradesh all set for polls on Sunday

Battle lines have been drawn for Sunday`s poll for the 68-member Himachal Assembly where political heavyweights Prem Kumar Dhumal and Virbhadra Singh are jostling for attention of voters

Congress sure to return to power in Himachal: Amarinder

Campaigning just two days before the assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh today said he was "101 per cent sure" that Congress would come to power in the state

BJP seeks Congress` reply into Swamy`s allegations

Raising the political fever in the poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, BJP on Friday made a blistering attack on Congress and demanded a clarification

Monkey menace becomes major poll issue in Himachal

Himachal Pradesh administration has failed to curb threats from monkeys to people and crops

Should local issues be the focus in Assembly Election

Instead of discussing core ‘bijli paani sadak’ issues in the Assembly elections, Congress and BJP are engaged in a direct fight over bigger issues.

PM reeled out wrong facts to mislead people: Dhumal

Hitting out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister P K Dhumal accused him of reeling out wrong facts and figures at an election rally in the state to mislead people.

Nitin Gadkari lashes out at Congress on corruption, silent on charges laid on him

BJP chief Nitin Gadkari, who is facing allegations of dubious funding of his companies, Saturday made a scathing attack on the Congress on the issues of corruption, bad governance and unemployment.

Congress moves EC over Arun Jaitley`s remarks

Congress party has moved the Election Commission against BJP leader Arun Jaitley`s remarks at a press conference in which he had come down heavily on party veteran Virbhadra Singh.

Tea grower Butail is richest candidate in HP polls

The Congress` Brij Behari Lal Butail, a leading tea grower in Kangra Valley, leads the group of 146 rich Assembly poll candidates in Himachal Pradesh.

Mamata Banerjee can’t campaign for Himachal Pradesh polls

Trinamool Congress had submitted a list of its 20 star campaigners including Mamata Banerjee and 11 party MPs as star campaigners.

BJP seeks SIT inquiry into Virbhadra’s tax returns

The BJP on Tuesday sought an inquiry on the tax returns of the Congress party`s chief ministerial candidate for Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh.

EC to keep strict watch on parties for `paid news`

Election Commission has issued strict guidelines for dealing with complaints of `paid news` by candidates in Assembly Elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

995 nominations filed for Himachal Pradesh assembly polls

A record 955 nominations have been filed by 600-odd candidates for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls on November 4.

SAD not to contest Himachal Pradesh polls

Shiromani Akali Dal Saturday said it will not contest next month`s Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh and will campaign for its ally BJP in the state.

EC order on seizing of excess cash during election challenged

The Commission had recently ordered that cash in excess of Rs 2.5 lakh found being transported be seized until the money has been accounted for.

Ample evidence against Virbhadra: BJP

With Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, which Congress is contesting under Singh`s leadership, BJP ostensibly sees an opportunity in the case to take on the former Chief Minister.

Virbhadra, Vidya Stokes among Cong`s Himachal candidates

The poll process for the November 4 Himachal assembly elections will start with the issue of notification on October 10 when candidates will start filing nominations.

EC says no to Vajpayee`s photo on PDS carrybags

Himachal Pradesh will elect a new 68-member assembly Nov 4. The votes will be counted Dec 20.