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simultaneous polls not possible without legal framework says chief election commissioner amid bjp push

Simultaneous polls not possible without legal framework, says Chief Election Commissioner amid BJP push

Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat said the parallel polls are not possible without a legal framework and insisted that any extension or curtailment of the term of assemblies will require a constitutional amendment.........

are you mgr or amma rajini slams eps for skipping kalaignar s burial

Are you MGR or Amma: Rajini slams EPS for skipping Kalaignar’s burial

Top Tamil star Rajinikanth on Monday suggested that Chief Minister K Palanisamy and his entire cabinet should have attended the burial of late DMK President M Karunanidhi last week at the Marina beach.........

elections to 11 states may happen simultaneously with lok sabha polls reports

Elections to 11 states may happen simultaneously with Lok Sabha polls: Reports

BJP is exploring the possibility of deferring assembly elections of some states by a few months and advancing some others to ensure they are held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls.........

karunanidhi s loyalists are with me says expelled leader mk alagiri

Karunanidhi’s loyalists are with me, says expelled leader MK Alagiri

On the eve of the DMK’s high-profile executive committee meeting in Chennai, expelled leader and party chief M Karunanidhi’s son, MK Alagiri said true loyalists of the party chief were with him.........

pm modi to ani on mob lynchings perverse mindset of opposition to indulge in politics

PM Modi to ANI on mob lynchings: ‘Perverse mindset’ of Opposition to indulge in politics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an exclusive interview, termed ‘perverse’ what he claimed was the Opposition attempt to milk incidents of mob lynching for political gains. ........

aap rebels dump kejriwal proclaim autonomy in punjab unit

AAP rebels dump Kejriwal, proclaim autonomy in Punjab unit

The AAP rebels have now proclaimed autonomy of AAPs Punjab unit in as much as they will no longer take instructions from Kejriwal and the others in Delhi. Trouble had been brewing well before the party's dismal assembly election showing in March last year. ........

somnath chatterjee on ventilator support condition critical

Somnath Chatterjee on ventilator support, condition critical

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee’s condition has deteriorated and he has turned critical. The CPM veteran is on ventilator support and is on dialysis. One of the longest-serving parliamentarians, Chatterjee, also an eminent jurist, was a member of the Lok Sabha from 1971 to 2009.........

congress to skip venkaiah naidu s breakfast party for new rajya sabha deputy chairman

Congress to skip Venkaiah Naidu’s breakfast party for new Rajya Sabha deputy chairman

The Congress Party will boycott a breakfast to be hosted by Vice President and Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Nadu on Friday for the appointment of new deputy chairperson, Harivansh Singh.........

now we are all hari bharose says pm after harivansh narayan is elected rajya sabha deputy chairman

‘Now, we are all Hari bharose’, says PM after Harivansh Narayan is elected Rajya Sabha deputy chairman

The National Democratic Alliance’s candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh of the Janata Dal(United) was on Thursday elected as the deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha as he defeated opposition’s BK Hariprasad by 20 votes.........

mahrashtra bandh internet services suspended in 7 pune districts situation normal in mumbai

Mahrashtra Bandh: Internet Services Suspended in 7 Pune Districts; Situation Normal in Mumbai

To further press their demand for reservations in jobs and education in Maharashtra, an umbrella organisation of pro-quota Maratha groups have called for a day-long state-wide shutdown. However, there will be no bandh or protests in Navi Mumbai and Thane.........

pm s phone call to naveen patnaik signals thaw in frosty bjp bjd relations

PM’s phone call to Naveen Patnaik signals thaw in frosty BJP-BJD relations

The BJD‘s likely support to NDA candidate in the election for Rajya Sabha deputy chairman is the third sign in recent weeks of a new warmth in the otherwise frosty relationship between Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s party and the BJP.........

2 dead in stampede near rajaji hall where late karunanidhi lies in state

2 dead in stampede near Rajaji Hall where late Karunanidhi lies in state

At least two people were killed and 33 injured after a stampede broke out at Rajaji Hall in Chennai where the mortal remains of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi are kept for public to pay last respects.........

congress dumps vandana chavan nominates bk hariprasad as candidate for rajya sabha deputy chairman election firstpost

Congress dumps Vandana Chavan, nominates BK Hariprasad as candidate for Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election - Firstpost

Opposition parties took a U-turn on Wednesday and announced Hariprasad as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman. NCP's Vandana Chavan was almost confirmed as the Opposition consensus candidate. What led to the decision is not clear yet.........

karunanidhi dies at 94

Karunanidhi dies at 94

Muthuvel Karunanidhi, a champion of Dravidian politics and a five-time Tamil Nadu chief minister, has died.  He was 94. Karunanidhi largely stayed away from active politics since he underwent a surgery in 2016. He is survived by his second and third wives, Dayalu and Rajathiammal, and six children - Muthu, Azhagiri, Stalin, Selvi, Thamizharasu and Kanimozhi.........

opposition picks ncp s vandana chavan for rajya sabha deputy chairman post

Opposition Picks NCP's Vandana Chavan For Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Post

The opposition on Tuesday picked Vandana Chavan, MP from Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), as its candidate for the post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman.........

rs deputy chairman election jd u s harivansh likely to be nda candidate sad may abstain

RS deputy chairman election: JD(U)'s Harivansh likely to be NDA candidate, SAD may abstain

A keen contest between the NDA and the Opposition for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman appears on the cards with JD(U) MP Harivansh emerging as the candidate of the ruling alliance for the August 9 election.........

huge scandal in pd accounts alleges gvl

Huge scandal in PD accounts, alleges GVL

BJP Rajya Sabha member G.V.L. Narasimha Rao has charged the State government with suppressing the facts on various scandals, including the alleged embezzlement of huge sums of money lying in the Personal Deposit Account (PDA).........

sonia gandhi deve gowda and i can unite opposition sharad pawar

Sonia Gandhi, Deve Gowda and I can unite Opposition: Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar compared the current political situation to 1975-77; argued that disillusionment has set in against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, like it had against Indira Gandhi; and suggested that the Opposition focus should be on state-wide alliances instead of a national alliance.........

muzaffarpur rapes case tejashwi leads protest at jantar mantar rahul gandhi kejriwal lend support

Muzaffarpur rapes case: Tejashwi leads protest at Jantar Mantar, Rahul Gandhi, Kejriwal lend support

The Rashtriya Janata Dal and several other opposition parties on Saturday held a candle march at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to protest against the alleged sexual exploitation of minors at a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur.........

trs mp s son booked for sexually assaulting 11 nursing students

TRS MP's son booked for sexually assaulting 11 nursing students

A case has been registered against the son of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Member of Parliament (MP) D Srinivas on charges of allegedly sexually assaulting 11 nursing students.........