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India Election 2019

  • Muslim infiltrators in India should be thrown out: Shiv Sena 25 Jan 2020 12:26 Mumbai: Ruling BJP party seems to have won by diverting people, politicians mind by their controversial statement of driving out Bangladeshi/ Pakistani Muslim infiltrators from India. Only two days after the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj …
  • Mass Protests Greet India’s Modi in First Major Challenge 25 Jan 2020 11:27 Narendra Modi is facing the first major test of his political leadership, and of his image of apparent invincibility since he became Prime Minister in 2014. The Bharitiya Janata Party leader’s authority is still intact but, largely because of the …
  • KCR unstoppable as TRS heads for landslide win in Telangana municipal elections 25 Jan 2020 09:11 Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President and Chief Minister of the state K. Chandrashekar Rao arrives to address a press conference in Hyderabad. (AP) With early trends in the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party’s favour, the pink party’s …
  • Cong, AAP losing ground in Delhi elections, claims BJP Mishra 25 Jan 2020 09:08 New Delhi: After an FIR has been filed against him for ‘India vs Pak contest on Feb 8’ tweet, BJP candidate Kapil Mishra on Saturday claimed that AAP and Congress are losing ground in state elections and therefore they want to fight the polls on paper. …
  • Telangana municipal polls results: TRS takes the lead 25 Jan 2020 08:43 The Telangana Rashtra Samiti is making a clean sweep of the elections to municipalities and municipal corporations in the state, with the latest tally showing them leading in seven of the eight municipal corporations and 84 of the 120 municipalities while …
  • High Court declares Nadigar Sangam polls invalid, orders fresh elections 25 Jan 2020 07:32 The Madras High Court on Friday called for fresh polls to be conducted in the South Indian Artistes’ Association aka Nadigar Sangam, after keeping the results of the election in cold storage for almost seven months. The HC declared the Nadigar Sangam …
  • 164 crorepatis in the fray for Delhi polls 25 Jan 2020 06:14 NEW DELHI: Not only are the candidates for the February 8 assembly polls richer than the last time around, but they are also older. From 143 candidates with assets worth Rs 1 crore or more fielded by AAP, BJP and Congress in 2015, the number has gone up to …
  • Ashok Chavan demands high-level probe in alleged phone tapping 25 Jan 2020 05:40 Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 24 (ANI): Maharashtra Minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan on Friday demanded a high-level enquiry into the alleged phone tapping of NCP and Congress leaders. "I have no doubt that the BJP can go to any extent to …
  • Ahead of last leg of campaigning for Delhi elections, BJP plans mega outreach 25 Jan 2020 03:50 Express News Service NEW DELHI: Desperate to end its 21-year exile from Delhi’s political space, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is ready to unleash an extensive outreach programme on voters in the last legs of electioneering in the national capital. True …
  • Draw up plan in a week to de-criminalise politics: SC to EC 25 Jan 2020 03:44 New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Election Commission to draw up an action plan within one week on ways and means to check criminalisation of politics in the country. A bench comprising Justices RF Nariman and S Ravindra Bhat was hearing a …
  • AirAsia case: ED calls in Tony Fernandes, R Venkataramanan again 25 Jan 2020 02:27 NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned afresh Tony Fernandes and other top executives of Malaysia-based AirAsia Bhd as well as R Venkataramanan, former director of AirAsia India, over allegations of money laundering. The agency has asked …
  • View: Things that should worry foreign investors after the Bezos episode 25 Jan 2020 02:26 By Mihir Sharma In most places, government ministers would be happy to hear that someone intends to invest a billion dollars in their country. Not in today’s India. Late last week, Amazon.com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos announced that he would be pumping another …
  • Kashmiri Leaders Seek Release Of Political Detainees 24 Jan 2020 23:49 Representational Pic JAMMU – Two prominent Kashmiri leaders on Thursday advocated the release of all political detainees, including three former chief ministers, as a goodwill gesture on the R-Day. Ghulam Hassan Mir and Mohammad Dilawar Mir, both former …
  • India Culture Center, Houston elects its 2020 Board 24 Jan 2020 23:38 Jasmeeta Singh, ICC President for 2020 The India Culture Center (ICC), Houston, held its first Board of Director’s meeting of the year on January 5, 2020 at the India House and elected its new Executive Committee for 2020. The unanimously elected Executive …
  • Facebook conspiring to re-elect Donald Trump, says George Soros 24 Jan 2020 23:33 Davos: Billionaire George Soros accused Facebook of working to get Donald Trump re-elected, said the US president was overheating the economy and warned that nationalism was making further inroads, citing developments in India, besides decrying Chinese …
  • Karnataka rebel MLAs not to get Cabinet berths: BS Yediyurappa 24 Jan 2020 23:00 Bengaluru: In what could be termed as a major blow to the rebel MLAs who helped to install Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka, six months back, the Chief Minister, B.S.Yediyurappa, on Friday, categorically stated that defeated rebel MLAs …
  • BJP takes to Hindutva as AAP has Delhi edge 24 Jan 2020 23:00 NEW DELHI: With opinion polls and reports indicating that the Aam Aadmi Party led by Arvind Kejriwal has an edge in the forthcoming Delhi polls, the BJP has fallen back on its nationalist plank to consolidate the Hindu vote bank. The top leaders of the …
  • Minister says AIADMK waiting to break ties with BJP, but backtracks soon 24 Jan 2020 20:51 By Chennaivision in Chennai News January 23, 2020 An AIADMK Minister backtracked on his remarks about breaking ties with ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).  His party also said his remarks were his own and not that of the AIADMK leadership. G  Baskaran, …
  • India loses 10 places on world Democracy Index 2019, ranks 51 globally 24 Jan 2020 20:20 Two developments find specific mention in the Democracy Index – the abrogation of Article 370 and the NRC By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi 22 January 2020 Anti-CAA protesters in Kolkata. Gautam Bose India, the largest democracy in the world, fell 10 places on …
  • Not left 'Hindutva', neither changed my 'colour': Udhhav Thackeray 24 Jan 2020 19:20 Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 24 (ANI): In a veiled reference to its former ally BJP in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said that his party Shiv Sena was backstabbed by the "old allies", asserting that he has not left …
  • EC asks Twitter to remove Kapil Mishra's 'India vs Pak' tweet 24 Jan 2020 18:09 New Delhi [India], Jan 24 (ANI): The Election Commission has asked Twitter to remove BJP leader Kapil Mishra's post on Twitter regarding Assembly elections after Delhi Chief Electoral Officer's office requested the poll body to initiate the process …
  • Why Is India’s Right Wing Defaming the Women Protesters of Shaheen Bagh? 24 Jan 2020 17:17 AdvertisementThe passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has led to one of the longest and most intense citizen-led, anti-government mobilizations in India in the last decade. Deemed discriminatory in nature, the Act in conjunction with the proposed …
  • George Soros says Modi creating a Hindu nationalist state 24 Jan 2020 16:24 By Katherine Burton and Katia Porzecanski Billionaire philanthropist George Soros is delivering a speech in Davos, an annual event in which he addresses an array of global, political and technological issues. Here are excerpts from prepared remarks in …
  • 'Limited freebies improves demand in economy,' explains Arvind Kejriwal 24 Jan 2020 14:33 New Delhi: Ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that limited amount of freebies are beneficial as it helps boost the demand in the economy. "Freebies, in a limited dose, are good for the economy. It makes …
  • India's youth are its most formidable strength against the evil of Hindutva 24 Jan 2020 13:49 No matter which side of the sub-continental frontier you're living on, everyone is admiring the immense integrity and courage that the Indian youth has shown in standing up against the subversion of their constitutional values of secularism and equal …
  • Election Commission of India pays tribute to India’s first CEC, organises memorial lecture 24 Jan 2020 13:17 Share0 In a move to pay tribute to India’s first Chief Election Commissioner Mr. Sukumar Sen who had served the post from March 21, 1950, till 19th December 1958, the Election Commission of India organised the first memorial lecture in the National Capital …
  • India's Election Commission Seeks Report on Delhi BJP Candidate’s ‘Mini Pakistan’ Tweet 24 Jan 2020 13:07 India 06:10 GMT 24.01.2020(updated 06:25 GMT 24.01.2020) Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): As campaigning for the upcoming legislative assembly elections in India’s national capital heats up, verbal battles, Twitter spats, and political bickering have …
  • World Archery lifts suspension on India with conditions 24 Jan 2020 12:26 By: PTI | Kolkata | Published: January 23, 2020 6:36:12 pm (Representational image) In a big boost to Indian archers’ preparations for the Tokyo Olympics, the world body on Thursday conditionally lifted the suspension on India, less than a week after the …
  • World Archery lifts suspension on India 24 Jan 2020 10:48 KOLKATA: In a big boost to Indian archers' preparations for the Tokyo Olympics, the world body on Thursday conditionally lifted the suspension on India, less than a week after the embattled national federation held its elections. While lifting the ban, …
  • Delhi Election 2020: Aam Aadmi Party's Dig At BJP's Kapil Mishra Over "India vs Pak" Tweet 24 Jan 2020 10:41 Kapil Mishra, who was close to Arvind Kejriwal, left AAP and joined BJP after a bitter quarrel New Delhi: Taking a dig at BJP leader Kapil Mishra for his tweet about a "contest between India and Pakistan" on February 8, Aam Aadmi Party's …
  • India downgraded in Democracy Index 24 Jan 2020 10:00 India downgraded in Democracy Index ISLAMABAD: India has suffered a major downgrade in the 2019 “Democracy Index” where it has slipped by 10 ranks to the 51st position. The development has conspicuous significance in the wake of repression that the Indian …
  • It's India vs Pakistan on February 8: BJP's Kapil Mishra on Delhi assembly elections 24 Jan 2020 08:16
  • India's Highway Of Shame 23 Jan 2020 12:12 India's Highway Of Shame more... 'Go Outside': Macron Confronts Israeli Security more... White House Confuses Iraq With Iran and Says Trump Met With Iranian President more... Pete Buttigieg Suffers …
  • Congress 'local' Romesh Sabharwal up for battle against Kejriwal in Delhi elections 2020 23 Jan 2020 03:47 Express News Service NEW DELHI: The onus of winning a prized seat, which the Congress lost to the Aam Aadmi Party after bagging it three times in a row, is on a ‘local’. It took no less than Arvind Kejriwal to wrest the New Delhi Assembly constituency from …
  • 7 ministers in trouble even if TRS wins polls 22 Jan 2020 21:11 Hyderabad: Even if the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) wins the municipal elections, seven ministers are likely to be in trouble, an analysis by the party shows. Before the municipal elections, the TRS president and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao …
  • Telangana polls first to use facial recognition 22 Jan 2020 21:10 Hyderabad: Telangana State became the first in the country to deploy facial recognition technology for voting on Wednesday. In spite of opposition by activists, the controversial technology was deployed at 10 polling stations spread over four wards in …
  • Prashant Kishor dares Amit Shah to implement CAA 22 Jan 2020 21:10 Patna: JD(U) leader Prashant Kishor on Wednesday challenged Union home minister Amit Shah to implement the CAA and NRC in the “chronology” that was announced to the nation. Prashant Kishor’s tweet is significant as Amit Shah, during a public meeting in …
  • 71 per cent vote in civic body polls in Telangana 22 Jan 2020 21:10 Hyderabad: By and large, polling for urban local bodies in the state has concluded peacefully, barring minor scuffles between activists of the ruling TRS and opposition parties. According to the State Election Commission (SEC), an average of 71.37 per cent …
  • Arvind Kejriwal, wife's assets up, Sisodia's assets go down 22 Jan 2020 21:10 NEW DELHI: The total movable assets of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have gone up by about Rs 8 lakh since 2015 and that of his wife by Rs 41 lakh. In an affidavit filed with the Election Commission, Kejriwal, who is contesting the Assembly …
  • India falls to 51st position in Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index 22 Jan 2020 18:57 The latest edition of the Democracy Index spells gloom for India. The world’s biggest democracy slipped 10 places in the 2019 global ranking to 51st place. The survey published on Wednesday attributes the primary cause of “the democratic regression” to “an …
  • NGO recommends scrapping of ‘Electoral Bonds’ for fair elections 22 Jan 2020 18:52 New Delhi: The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), an NGO has called for scrapping Electoral Bonds which violate the citizens’ fundamental ‘Right to Know’ by withholding crucial information regarding the sources of funding. He said, “Such opaqueness …
  • India Stares at a Wide Revenue Gap Ahead of the National Budget on 1 February 22 Jan 2020 17:41 India 19:03 22.01.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): All eyes will be on Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman when she tables her second budget on 1 February in Parliament. Her second budget comes at a time when the country’s GDP growth is …
  • "Women Fighting For India": Chandrashekhar Azad's Message At Shaheen Bagh 22 Jan 2020 17:36 Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad spoke to protesters at Shaheen Bagh today New Delhi: Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad visited Delhi's Shaheen Bagh this evening to deliver a dramatic warning to the government over the citizenship law, declaring …
  • Delhi elections: How Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP changed over the years 22 Jan 2020 14:24 However, the record-breaking performance of AAP also saw a large number of exits. Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav and others alleged that Kejriwal was behaving like a “supreme leader” and resorting to “cult politics”. On the other hand, AAP’s disciplinary …
  • Ministry de-recognises Rowing Federation of India for violating Sports Code 22 Jan 2020 13:58 NEW DELHI: Rowing Federation of India (RFI) was on Wednesday de-recognised by the Sports Ministry for violating the Sports Code of 2011 during its elections held in December. In the RFI elections held on December 6 in Hyderabad, Rajlaxmi Singh Deo and MV …
  • Why independent Dalit political outfits are failing to win elections 22 Jan 2020 13:22 Dalits need their own independent politics to fight against inequality and oppression. This thought has run strong in Indian politics — from B R Ambedkar to Kanshi Ram. It was this desire of having independent Dalit politics that led Ambedkar to start the …
  • India's Telangana to test facial recognition in local elections 22 Jan 2020 11:22 The southern Indian state of Telangana will use facial recognition software in local elections on Wednesday, authorities said, the first such use of the technology in the country despite growing concerns about privacy and surveillance. Facial recognition …
  • We are cautiously optimistic about FMCG growth this year: Nielsen's Prasun Basu 22 Jan 2020 10:08 The country’s fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market is expected to stabilise and grow 9-10% in the January-December calendar year similar to the previous year, market research firm Nielsen said. Early signs of stability, macro economic policies, …
  • UK MPs concerned over Modi's actions, India citizenship laws 22 Jan 2020 08:34 UK MPs concerned over Modi’s actions, India citizenship laws LONDON: A meeting organised by Ambedkar International Mission (UK) and the South Asia Solidarity Group in the UK Parliament on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens ( …
  • Two crore Bangladeshi Muslim infiltrators who entered India won't be allowed to stay: Dilip Ghosh 22 Jan 2020 06:52 By ANI COOCH BEHAR: Amid anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of India (NRC) protests across the country, West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Tuesday said that two crore Bangladeshi Muslim infiltrators have entered India and no …
  • Delhi elections: Tajinder Bagga steps out of Twitter shadows to political mainstream 22 Jan 2020 05:55 Written by Abhinav Rajput | New Delhi | Updated: January 22, 2020 11:00:54 am Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga is contesting from Hari Nagar. A Swayamsevak since his teens, an Art of Living follower and founder of a T-shirt brand, Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (34) …
  • Jannayak Janta Party fails to get desired symbol, pulls out of Delhi elections race 22 Jan 2020 02:33 By Express News Service NEW DELHI: The Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) on Tuesday declared it would not contest the Delhi polls due to issues with the party’s election symbol. Haryana Deputy CM and JJP leader Dushyant Chautala told reporters here that the …
  • Egypt, India to create ‘new partnership for new era’: Amb. 21 Jan 2020 21:34 Egypt and India will create “a new partnership for a new era,” Indian ambassador in Cairo Rahul Kulshreshth said in a statement on Monday, on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day of India, scheduled on January 26. Two visits by President Abdel Fattah Al- …
  • Unable to get poll symbol of choice, JJP not to contest Delhi elections 21 Jan 2020 16:26 Haryana Deputy Chief Minister and JJP leader Dushyant Chautala said his candidates may lose if they fight on an unfamiliar party symbol. (File) The Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) on Tuesday announced it would not contest the upcoming Delhi polls due to issues …
  • UK MPs express concern over India's CAA, Modi's actions 21 Jan 2020 16:13 LONDON: Ambedkar International Mission (UK) and the South Asia Solidarity Group (SASG) organised a meeting in the UK Parliament on Monday to discuss India's controversial citizenship law and the countrywide protests. The meeting discussed the …
  • Indian Navy signs MoU with Geological Survey of India | LIVE 21 Jan 2020 15:53 Jan 21, 2020 8:35 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha Bengaluru airport starts virus screening of Far East arrivals Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has set up a Novel Corona Virus screening mechanism in the premises in a bid to prevent …
  • JD(U) leader to Nitish: You say BJP dangerous for India, then why Delhi poll alliance 21 Jan 2020 10:21 Varma says there is an ‘urgent need for the JD(U) to harmonise what the party’s Constitution says, what the leader of the party feels in private, and what actions the party takes in public’. (File) Days after JD(U) announced it would fight the Delhi …
  • Those Rejected In Elections Spreading Lies, Confusion: PM Modi 21 Jan 2020 08:44 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lashed out at opposition parties, saying those rejected by people in elections were left with few weapons and hence spreading confusion and lies. Without naming his rivals, Modi also targeted the "echo system…
  • India: Modi in his Second Term Takes a Hard Right Turn
 21 Jan 2020 08:42 Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library India: Modi in his Second Term Takes a Hard Right Turn
 Modi’s BJP won 303 seats in the Parliament of 545 seats in the 2019 General Elections, after completing his first term of 5 years, in which BJP did not have …
  • SAD won’t contest Delhi elections amid differences with ally BJP over CAA, NRC 20 Jan 2020 16:48 SAD leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa said the party was asked to consider its stand on CAA. (File) Signaling a rift with its NDA ally BJP, the Shiromani Akai Dal (SAD) announced on Monday that it would not contest the February 8 Delhi Assembly elections after …
  • ARF deployment in Hyderabad through municipal elections 2020 20 Jan 2020 14:35 Hyderabad: The Telangana State Election Commission (TSEC) announced the Election scheduled for Urban Local Bodies-2020 to be held on 22 January 2020 in Telangana. In Cyberabad Commissionerate limits, Elections are being held for 12 Municipalities and 2 …
  • India’s Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party Elects New Chief 20 Jan 2020 14:01 India 16:26 20.01.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): A change of guard was imminent in India’s ruling nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after Amit Shah, who was the party chief until now, took over as the federal Home Minister in the ministry …
  • India’s ruling BJP party picks new president as challenges mount 20 Jan 2020 13:54 New Delhi – India’s Hindu nationalist ruling party on Monday elevated a veteran lawmaker and long-time associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to become its president ahead of a string of state elections. Jagat Prakash Nadda, who rose through the ranks …
  • India’s ruling party picks new president as challenges mount 20 Jan 2020 11:51 NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s Hindu nationalist ruling party on Monday elevated a veteran lawmaker and long-time associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to become its president ahead of a string of state elections. FILE PHOTO: Jagat Prakash Nadda, …
  • Watch Manoj Tiwari talk about Delhi elections on Aap Ki Adalat tonight 20 Jan 2020 10:18 Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Manoj Tiwari has said that he would not contest the upcoming state elections in Delhi if Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal can give his word that he has ensured free electricity to Delhi households consuming less than …
  • India a split polity, but is still secular 19 Jan 2020 20:33 Vajpayee served as Prime Minister from 1999 to 2004 when the Congress came to power with Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister. For the last 50 years, India’s democracy has functioned as a split polity. Democracy rests on the consent of the governed and on a …
  • No Owaisi can stop BJP in 2023 Assembly elections: G Kishan Reddy 19 Jan 2020 20:23 Hyderabad: The BJP will come to power in Telangana in the 2023 Assembly elections, and even if a lakh Owaisis try to stop it, they would not succeed in preventing a BJP candidate from becoming the next chief minister of the state, Union minister of state …
  • Will Delhi really vote on development and citizenry issues? India — and its political class — await patiently 19 Jan 2020 18:08 By Neerja Chowdhury Modi to sher hai. Par Dilli main mein Arvind Kejriwal ko vote dene wala hoon.’ (Modi is a tiger. But in Delhi, I’ll be voting for Arvind Kejriwal.) This, from a Dilliwala who had voted Modi in 2014 and 2019. His words seem to sum up the …
  • Donald Trump likely to visit India in February; Ahemedabad could host 'Howdy Modi!' like event 18 Jan 2020 19:57 Image Source : AP Donald Trump likely to visit India in February; Ahmedabad could host 'Howdy Modi!' like event US President Donald Trump could visit India in February. Reports suggest that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could host a grand event on …
  • Why India invite Imran Khan for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit? 18 Jan 2020 18:08 Do we spy a softening in the freeze-dried India-Pakistan relationship? The strange announcement this week that India would invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) heads of government summit in India this …
  • Taiwan's Elections Show It Can Stand on Its Own 18 Jan 2020 14:53 This weekend, the people of Taiwan overwhelmingly voted to renew the mandate of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and President Tsai Ing-wen for another four years, in an election that saw the incumbent win more votes than any other presidential …
  • Arjun Munda takes fresh guard as Archery Association of India president 18 Jan 2020 13:51 NEW DELHI: Union minister Arjun Munda was on Saturday elected as president of the suspended Archery Association of India (AAI) in its much-delayed elections, which were held here smoothly in the presence of three observers. Enjoying the support of former …
  • Domestic biz unaffected by India slowdown, says V Ramakrishnan 18 Jan 2020 11:13 V Ramakrishnan, CFO and Milind Lakkad, EVP & Global Head HR, TCS say that TCS going forward will focus on two things i.e. increasing our base and re-skilling our middle management. This would be the theme not just for the next quarter or two quarters, …
  • New Idea of India: Secularism of Common Aspirations takes Shape 18 Jan 2020 07:21 “Majrooh uthi hai mauje saba Aasaar liye toofanon ke Har qatra-e-shabnam bun jaaye Ek mauj-e-rawan, kuchh door naheen” (The morning breeze is deceptive; it is actually a storm in the making. Who knows, even dew drops will acquire the power of torrents.) …
  • A split India 18 Jan 2020 02:38 FOR the last 50 years, India’s democracy has functioned as a split polity. Democracy rests on the consent of the governed and on a national consensus on the fundamentals of the polity. It is not enough that all political parties swear by the constitution …
  • West Bengal: Civic body elections likely by mid-April, before Ramzan 18 Jan 2020 00:41 According to the State Election Commission, the final list will be published after February 10.(Picture for representation) Elections to 110 civic bodies across the state are likely to be held by mid-April, ahead of the holy month of Ramzan, that begins …
  • BJP first list of candidates Delhi elections 2020 17 Jan 2020 15:30 The BJP released the first list of candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Delhi on February 8, 2020. Manoj Tiwari, the BJP Delhi chief declared candidates for 57 of the 70 seats.   Here's the BJP first list of candidates for Delhi polls 2020 …
  • India’s Ruling BJP Releases First List of 57 Candidates for Upcoming Delhi Elections 17 Jan 2020 15:06 India 15:59 17.01.2020(updated 17:25 17.01.2020) Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): Elections to the 70-member assembly of India’s national capital, Delhi, will take place on 8 February, with the vote count scheduled for 11 February. Major political rivals …
  • India's Top Court Refuses to Pass Order to Confer Nation's Highest Award on Mahatma Gandhi 17 Jan 2020 11:40 India 11:36 17.01.2020(updated 13:39 17.01.2020) Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): Instituted on 2 January 1954, the Bharat Ratna is India’s Highest Civilian Award. Originally limited to achievements in the field of arts, literature, science, and public …
  • Donald Trump doesn't know India and China share border, claims a book 17 Jan 2020 08:51 Image Source : AP (FILE) US President Donald Trump He is not your conventional US President and he is certainly not known for careful, measured response an American President is expected to offer on the world stage, but he gets by. But if someone says that …
  • Pakistani immigrant Neeta Sodha to contest in panchayat elections in Rajasthan 17 Jan 2020 08:13 Image Source : ANI Neeta Sodha, Pakistani immigrant who got Indian nationality 4 months back, to contest in panchayat elections  Neeta Sodha, a Pakistani immigrant who got Indian Citizenship four months back will be contesting panchayat elections in …
  • Why Jeff Bezos' billion-dollar pledge hasn't impressed anyone in India 17 Jan 2020 06:22 By Archana Chaudhary and Saritha Rai India’s government has scoffed at Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos’ offer to invest $1 billion in the country, firing the latest salvo at an e-commerce giant that’s been accused of predatory business practices. Trade …
  • Immigrant from Pak to contest panchayat elections in Rajasthan 17 Jan 2020 04:13 Tonk: Neeta Sodha, an immigrant from Pakistan who was recently given Indian citizenship is contesting panchayat elections in Rajasthan’s Natwara. “My father in law has been an active member in Panchayat and guides me in my political journey. I came to …
  • Protests and a weakening economy spell a rocky road ahead for India's Narendra Modi 17 Jan 2020 03:39 Now, he's facing the biggest challenge yet to his political supremacy. But neither Modi -- nor the protesters -- show any sign of backing down. Speaking at a rally in New Delhi in December, the Prime Minister said the controversial Citizenship …
  • Gold rally to continue on lower rates, weak dollar, US elections 17 Jan 2020 03:37 Gold’s blistering rally isn’t over, according to fund managers who see another leg-up for the precious metal. Lower-for-longer interest rates, a weaker dollar and the US presidential election will provide multiple catalysts for gains, even as tentative …
  • Delhi assembly elections: Over 600 autos, taxis fined for carrying ‘political ads’ 16 Jan 2020 23:25 According to police, 163 vehicles were caught on Tuesday and over 500 on Wednesday Over 600 autorickshaw and taxi drivers were prosecuted for allegedly carrying political ads on their vehicle, said police Thursday. Officials said the action was taken on …
  • US Congress refuses dictation from India on IOK 16 Jan 2020 19:24 US Congress wants to know about Kashmir and the CAA riots India has been continuing its oppression of the Muslims of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and is expecting that major powers like the USA will support it. India was in for a rude shock, when on 20 …
  • India not to be directly affected by US-China deal as it gained little from the fight 16 Jan 2020 18:38 India is unlikely to be directly affected by the US-China trade deal signed on Wednesday as the country gained little from the almost two-year old trade war between the two trading giants. But, if the hard-negotiated pact goes beyond the first phase and is …
  • India’s Ruling BJP to Contest Bihar Polls in Alliance with State Chief’s Janata Dal (U) 16 Jan 2020 14:49 India 15:01 16.01.2020(updated 16:09 16.01.2020) Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal (United) headed by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar were running a coalition government in Bihar since 2005, but the latter …
  • Why Saudi Arabia and the UAE Aren’t Bothered by India’s Citizenship Amendment Act 15 Jan 2020 19:27 AdvertisementIndia over the last month has faced protests against the Modi government’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the eventuality of a National Population Register (NPR), which critics have said is discriminatory against Muslims and is “un- …
  • Aiyar went to Pakistan for creating unrest in India: Uma Bharti 15 Jan 2020 16:05 Sehore: BJP leader Uma Bharti said here on Wednesday that Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar went to Lahore with “proper planning to create unrest” in India, with the help of Pakistan. “He is an educated man with knowledge of foreign affairs. So, he went …
  • Protesters mobilise to save secular India from Modi’s Hindu agenda 15 Jan 2020 09:54 Kumar’s speeches are watched avidly by his supporters — he has about 2-million YouTube subscribers and a million Twitter followers — and his anti-Modi slogans are chanted at protests across the country. While he has been a well-known critic of the Modi …
  • In India, a firebrand’s anti-Modi mantra resonates at nationwide protests 15 Jan 2020 07:29 MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Standing on a stage in the center of one of India’s most prestigious universities, the firebrand politician looked out at the cheering supporters before him and issued a sharp challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. FILE …
  • MAVERICK CITIZEN: OP-ED: Protest Nation: Nine myths about India and Indians that the waves of protest have busted 15 Jan 2020 07:29 Indian students shout slogans during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kolkata, India, 11 January 2020. Students were protesting against the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The bill will give …
  • Six sets of dates, February to September, on table for Trump’s visit to India 15 Jan 2020 00:02 Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Updated: January 15, 2020 3:53:41 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump shake hands after introductions during the ‘Howdy, Modi’ event at NRG stadium in Houston on Sunday. (AP) New Delhi and …
  • Huge strike in India has power to challenge hard right government 14 Jan 2020 16:17 Workers on strike in India (Pic: IndustriALL Global Union) Millions of workers in India staged a one-day strike on Wednesday against the hard right government of Narendra Modi. Some unions say nearly a fifth of the population stayed away from work. Modi’s …
  • Privacy in the Age of Big Brother: India 14 Jan 2020 15:20 AdvertisementMUMBAI — In December, India wrapped up its long-awaited Personal Data Protection Bill (PDF) that seeks to preserve “consent” in data sharing and penalizes breaches of privacy. Pending parliamentary approval, the bill will define the country’s …
  • Trump may visit India in February or ‘soon after’ if all goes well with impeachment trial 14 Jan 2020 15:03 US President Donald Trump’s long-pending visit to India may finally happen next month or “soon after that’’ depending on the duration and fate of his impeachment trial likely to start next week, a source familiar with the matter has said. “Officials from …
  • Trump to visit India after impeachment trial begins 14 Jan 2020 14:07 New Delhi/Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is slated to visit India next month for the first time since he joined office and before he goes to elections for a second term later this year. Top sources told IANS that New Delhi and …
  • View: India's Modi is losing his political mojo 13 Jan 2020 04:20 By Mihir Sharma For the first time in years, the government of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is playing defense. Protests have sprung up across the country against an amendment to India's laws - which came into effect on Friday that makes it …