Venkatesh Kesari

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PM Modi’s US visit may shift youth, urban votes

Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US influence young and urban voters in Maharashtra and Haryana?

Anti-incumbency will take backseat this time

Anti-incumbency would take a backseat in the crucial Maharashtra Assembly polls next month.

After splits, UPA and NDA are now redundant

The NDA and the UPA have become redundant after the split on Thursday, with the Shiv Sena and the NCP coming out of the two fronts on different issues 48 hours before the last day of filing of nominat

Congress first list of 118 for Maharashtra

The Congress on Wednesday night released the first list of 118 candidates for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls without waiting for the outcome of its talks with its ally NCP on seat-sharing.

Congress, NCP test each other’s patience

The Congress and the NCP are testing the patience of each other on the crucial issue of seat-sharing for the Maharashtra Assembly polls next month.

NCP rejects Congress offer of 124 seats

The NCP on Saturday rejected the Congress’ proposal of 124 seats in the Maharashtra Assembly polls next month, saying this was an old offer as it had already fought on those seats in the 2004 election

Political uncertainty in Maharashtra increases

Maharashtra is heading towards political uncertainty as four major players the Shiv Sena, the BJP, the Congress and the NCP are sending a clear message to each other that new permutations and combinat

Results sound alarm bell for Mayawati


While the results of the recent Assembly byelections have come as an eye-opener for at least three women chief ministers watiVasundhara Raje (Rajasthan), Anandiben Patel (Gujarat) and Mamata Banerjee

Congress morale up, regional parties still breathing

BJP suffers major blow in UP, Rajasthan & Gujarat, the states it had swept in the LS polls just 4 months back

Maharashtra, Haryana heading for multi-cornered contests

Maharashtra and Haryana are heading for multi-cornered contests in the state Assembly polls on October 15 despite the Congress-NCP and the Shiv Sena-BJP fighting this battle together in Maharashtra.

When the first Asian Games began on March 4, 1951, it was a modest affair. Over eight days, 400-odd athletes from 11 countries took part in six disciplines, which included athletics, swimming and water polo, cycling, weightlifting, football and basketball. In contrast, the ongoing Incheon Games has 13,000 athletes taking part in 36 sports, including Asian sports such as kabaddi and sepak takraw, 12 more than the Olympic Games.

Between 2 pm on October 1 and 10.30 am on October 2, Central government offices in New Delhi remained closed. Why? Because Prime Minister Narendra Modi, concerned about widespread filth in India, is “launching” the nation-wide “Swachchh Bharat” (Clean India) campaign today.