Elections 2014

2014: A politically eventful year for India

The year witnessed a change in India's political guard with BJP unseating the Congress by notching up 281 of the 545 Lok Sabha seats. Narendra Modi was sworn-in as the country's 15th Prime Minister.

Dec 30, 2014, 12:43 PM IST

Campaigning ends for round two in J&K, Jharkhand assembly polls

The high-pitched campaign for the second phase of election on December 2 in 18 seats in Jammu and Kashmir and 20 in Jharkhand ended on Sunday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi spearheading BJP's bid too woo voters even as the performance of his government came under attack.

Nov 30, 2014, 21:39 PM IST

President`s address rehash of BJP manifesto: CPI(M)

CPI(M) attacked the government over the President`s address to the Joint Session of Parliament, describing it as compilation of election slogans and rehash of BJP manifesto.

Jun 09, 2014, 18:41 PM IST

Modi govt has sent positive message across world: Prasad

The Narendra Modi government, through its efficient style of functioning, has sent a positive message across the world, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

Jun 07, 2014, 16:37 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi rewards BJP workers, says 2014 results will change 21st century

After the Bharatiya Janata Party`s unprecedented victory in the General Elections 2014, it was time for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to recognise the sweat and toil put in by the party workers to ensure this win.

Jun 01, 2014, 19:35 PM IST

Hopeful that Andhra, Telangana CMs will amicably resolve all issues: AP Guv

Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan on Saturday expressed hope that Chief Ministers of both Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh would discuss and "amicably" settle the issues concerning the two states after they formally come into being on June 2.

May 31, 2014, 18:59 PM IST

No witch hunt against Robert Vadra: Venkaiah Naidu

The NDA government would not indulge in any witch hunt against political opponents such as Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, but would allow the law to take its own course, Union parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu said.

May 30, 2014, 23:57 PM IST

Narendra Modi to meet BJP general secretaries on Saturday

Within a week of his taking charge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday meet BJP general secretaries at his residence in a bid to touch base with the party and discuss the organisational affairs.

May 30, 2014, 23:46 PM IST

Attacks on BJP cadre: Five-member team to visit WB on Saturday

A five-member BJP team will visit West Bengal tomorrow to assess the ground situation in the wake of complaints of attacks on party workers, reports said on Friday.

May 30, 2014, 23:23 PM IST

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra seeks withdrawal of family`s special privileges at airports, writes to SPG

Congress president Sonia Gandhi`s daughter Priyanka Gandhi on Friday wrote a letter to the Director of Special Protection Group (SPG), asking for withdrawal of special airport exemptions provided to her and family.

May 30, 2014, 21:44 PM IST

Former IB chief Ajit Kumar Doval appointed as new NSA to PM Modi

Former Intelligence Bureau Chief Ajit Kumar Doval, considered one of the finest operational brains, was on Friday appointed as the National Security Advisor (NSA) to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.

May 30, 2014, 17:59 PM IST

Post-poll rout, MP Congress to undertake party re-structuring

Reeling under crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh, the state Congress is mulling an overhaul of the party organisation.

May 29, 2014, 22:39 PM IST

Kerala Congress leader calls Rahul Gandhi `joker`, demands his ouster

Blaming Rahul Gandhi for the party`s electoral reverses in the Lok Sabha election, a senior leader in Kerala Wednesday termed the Congress vice president a "joker".

May 28, 2014, 18:12 PM IST

Sumitra Mahajan or MM Joshi: Who will become Speaker of 16th Lok Sabha?

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader and Lok Sabha MP from Indore, Sumitra Mahajan`s name is reoccuring within the party for the post of Speaker in the Lower House of Parliament, as per sources.

May 25, 2014, 19:20 PM IST

Narendra Modi`s swearing-in: Will Sonia, Rahul Gandhi personally congratulate the PM-designate?

Keeping aside the Lok Sabha polls debacle, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister on May 26, reports said on Saturday.

May 24, 2014, 16:08 PM IST

Narendra Modi`s swearing-in rehearsals: Routes to avoid

The Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory asking motorists and general public to avoid major roads in and around Rashtrapati Bhavan today and tomorrow afternoon as rehearsals for Narendra Modi`s swearing-in will be held.

May 24, 2014, 10:26 AM IST

I am extremely greatful to Modi that he has accepted me as his wife: Jashoda Ben

As Narendra Modi gets ready to take oath as Prime Minister, his wife Jashoda Ben said she is extremely happy over his ascent to the top post and that he accepted her for the first time as his spouse.

May 23, 2014, 22:08 PM IST

71 of 165 re-elected MPs have criminal cases against them

Seventy-one of the 165 MPs who have been re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha have criminal cases against them with 13 of them having registered a rise over the last five years in the number of cases in which they are named.

May 23, 2014, 00:30 AM IST

58 percent new Lok Sabha members are first-timers

Fifty-eight percent of members elected to the Lok Sabha in this general election are first-timers, the highest in the last three decades.

May 22, 2014, 23:35 PM IST

Suspense over Sharif`s presence at Narendra Modi`s swearing-in

Pakistan kept up the suspense on whether Premier Nawaz Sharif will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on May 26 in New Delhi with media reports here indicating that he may send an emissary.

May 21, 2014, 22:25 PM IST