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EC to start work on e-postal ballots for NRIs, says H S Brahma

EC to start work on e-postal ballots for NRIs, says H S Brahma

New Delhi: The new Chief Election Commissioner, H S Brahma, today said that the EC would soon start working on facilitating the NRIs with the electronic postal ballots.The e-postal ballots will allow the NRIs to vote from their country of  more
Delhi polls: Kiran Walia to take on Kejriwal from New Delhi
Delhi polls: Kiran Walia to take on Kejriwal from New Delhi
New Delhi: Congress leader Kiran Walia will take on former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in New Delhi constituency, the party announced Friday.She was among four candidates named by the Congress for Feb 7 Delhi polls in its fourth and final  more
Against BJP, AAP 'turncoats', Congress pushes 'clean, competent' Maken
Against BJP, AAP 'turncoats', Congress pushes 'clean, competent' Maken
New Delhi: Congress, which has been pushed to the third position in the national capital, today sought to turn tables on its rivals, BJP and AAP, saying that they depended on “turncoats” like Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal while it  more
Congress slams hike in excise duty on diesel, petrol
Congress slams hike in excise duty on diesel, petrol
New Delhi: Congress today criticised government’s decision to hike excise duty on diesel and petrol by Rs 2 per litre, saying it is “unjustified” and amounts to “fraud” with people.“Instead of people getting the benefit of falling prices of crude  more
Lakhs of Mukuls will protest if CBI arrests Roy: Mamata Banerjee
Lakhs of Mukuls will protest if CBI arrests Roy: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee today accused the BJP of pursuing political vendetta by "using" the CBI and said the party will hit the streets in protest if the investigating agency arrests Mukul Roy.In wake of state minister Manjul  more
Kiran Bedi did not consult me before joining BJP: Anna Hazare
Kiran Bedi did not consult me before joining BJP: Anna Hazare
New Delhi: A day after his former associate in the agitation for Lokpal Bill, Kiran Bedi, joined BJP, Anna Hazare today said the former IPS officer did not consult him before joining the party."No," Hazare said at his native place  more
I have no political baggage, that's an advantage: Sharmistha Mukherjee
I have no political baggage, that's an advantage: Sharmistha Mukherjee
New Delhi: From the sublime world of the arts to the hurly burly of politics. Sharmistha Mukherjee, Congress candidate for the Greater Kailash assembly constituency here and President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter, is ready to tackle real-time problems of blocked drains,  more
Appoint as DMs, SPs officers with 'zeal' to fight Maoists: Rajnath to states
Appoint as DMs, SPs officers with 'zeal' to fight Maoists: Rajnath to states
Patna: Describing the Naxal problem as the gravest challenge facing India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today asked all states which are grappling with the menace to appoint as district magistrates and superintendents of police such officers who have the “zeal”  more
Yasin Malik detained as JKLF men clash with security forces
Yasin Malik detained as JKLF men clash with security forces
Srinagar: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik and about a dozen others were today detained while they were trying to stage a sit-in at Lal Chowk here against the move for settlement of West Pakistani refugees in Jammu & Kashmir, triggering  more
Petition in HC seeking Madan Mitra's removal from WB cabinet
Petition in HC seeking Madan Mitra's removal from WB cabinet
Kolkata: A petition was today filed in the Calcutta High Court seeking removal of Madan Mitra from the post of state Transport Minister as he is in jail in the Saradha chit fund case.Lawyer Subhrojit Bahaduri filed the PIL claiming  more
Possibility of 'deal' between BJP and TMC: Yechury
Possibility of 'deal' between BJP and TMC: Yechury
New Delhi: CPI(M) today alleged that there was a possibility of a “deal” between BJP and Trinamool Congress to get “anti-people” laws passed in Rajya Sabha as was reflected in the support given by the Finance Minister to West Bengal  more
HS Brahma takes office as Chief Election Commissioner
HS Brahma takes office as Chief Election Commissioner
New Delhi: Hari Shankar Brahma, who today took over as the 19th Chief Election Commissioner, said his priority and “mission objective” is to ensure free and fair conduct of Delhi Assembly polls.“My first priority and mission objective is to ensure  more
BJP spent over Rs 714 cr, Congress Rs 516 cr in 2014 elections
BJP spent over Rs 714 cr, Congress Rs 516 cr in 2014 elections
New Delhi: BJP and Congress spent over Rs 714 crore and Rs 516 crore respectively in 2014 general elections and recent Assembly polls in various states. According to latest data of Election Commission (EC), both the national parties’ expenditure in  more
Former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi joins BJP
Former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi joins BJP
New Delhi: Former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi today joined Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in the presence of state president Satish Upadhyay and senior BJP leader Prabhat Jha.Welcoming Shazia into the party fold, Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay expressed the hope  more
Delhi Polls: Will fight against Arvind Kejriwal, if party wants, says Kiran Bedi
Delhi Polls: Will fight against Arvind Kejriwal, if party wants, says Kiran Bedi
New Delhi: A day after joining BJP, Kiran Bedi on Friday said she was ready to contest against Arvind Kejriwal, AAP chief and her former Team Anna colleague, in the Delhi Assembly polls, if her party wants.She rebutted AAP’s criticism  more
'Sonia's book never banned, it wasn't allowed to publish'
'Sonia's book never banned, it wasn't allowed to publish'
New Delhi: Publisher Roli Books, set to release Congress president Sonia Gandhi's biography, Friday said the book was never banned in India but its Spanish publisher had found "the atmosphere was not right" to publish it in 2008.Written by Spanish  more
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