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Priyanka Gandhi to campaign with Rahul in Rae Bareli

February 17, 2017

LUCKNOW: After weeks of dilly-dallying, postponements and cancellations, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is set to campaign for the Congress in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections on Friday. According to senior Congress leaders of Uttar Pradesh unit, Priyanka will be showing up with brother Rahul Gandhi in Rae Bareli, a parliamentary seat hel...

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Rahul to Modi: Stop ‘Mann ki Baat’, listen to people

February 16, 2017

SITAPUR (UTTAR PRADESH): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should stop “Mann ki Baat” and must listen to people to understand their sufferings in the wake of demonetisation. Addressing an election rally here, he also slammed Modi for not waiving off the loans of farmers. “The...

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Shurhozelie Liezietsu to be new Nagaland CM

February 16, 2017

KOHIMA: Ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) supremo Shurhozelie Liezietsu is to take over from Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang after 42 of the 49 legislators “unanimously supported” the former as the new legislature party leader, a top NPF leader said on Thursday. ...

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Mulayam, Dimple Yadav campaign for Aparna Yadav in Lucknow Cantt

February 16, 2017

LUCKNOW: Putting political differences aside, Samajwadi Party MP Dimple Yadav, the wife of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, on Wednesday sought votes for her sister-in-law Aparna Yadav, the wife of Mulayam Singh Yadav’s second son Pratik and the SP candidate from Lucknow Cantt. Samajwadi Party (SP) veteran Mulayam Singh Yadav too earlier appea...

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Polling for second phase of UP polls begins

February 15, 2017

LUCKNOW: Polling for the second phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, spanning 67 constituencies in 11 districts, began on Wednesday morning amid tight security. The fate of 721 candidates is to be sealed by balloting of 2.28 crore voters of which a sizable number (47.72 lakh) is of young voters, aged 18-19 years. Polling agents have been deploye...

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Polling begins in Uttarakhand

February 15, 2017

DEHRADUN: Voting for the 69 seats of the Uttarakhand state assembly began at 8 a.m. on Wednesday amid tight security, a poll official said. This is the fourth assembly poll in the hill state where 75,13,547 voters will decide the fate of 628 candidates. Polling in Karnprayag has been suspended for now due to the death of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)...

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Rs 80 lakh seized from car in poll-bound Uttarakhand

February 13, 2017

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand Police have seized Rs 80 lakh from a car on the Mussoorie Road here, an official said on Monday. The notes, in denominations of Rs 2,000 and Rs 500, were found in an Indica car by a joint team of the flying squad of the Election Commission and the state police. The currency has been seized and the three persons in the car &m...

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Priyanka Gandhi to campaign in Amethi, Rae Bareli

February 10, 2017

LUCKNOW: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi will kick off her campaign in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi and Rae Bareli towns from February 13, a party leader said on Friday. She will be camping in the two family boroughs, represented by her brother and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and mother, for five days. ...

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Rahul-Akhilesh target Modi over demonetisation

February 07, 2017

MEERUT: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday held a joint rally at the Nauchandi grounds here and appealed to the people to bring the alliance to power “to check communal forces”. In his address, Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of handing over 60 per cent of I...

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72 per cent votes cast in Punjab

February 04, 2017

CHANDIGARH: Over 72 per cent of Punjab's nearly 1.99 crore voters cast their votes on Saturday in 117 assembly segments in the northern state, election officials said here. ...

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