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  India   Politics  12 Mar 2017

India, Politics, 12 Mar 2017

Cong MLA defects; BJP attains majority in Manipur with NPP support

The Congress, which is currently in power in Manipur, won 28 states in the recent state elections, losing 19 seats from the 2012 polls.

12 Mar 2017 9:20 PM

Arun Jaitley slips while boarding chopper; reported to be 'all right'

TV visuals showed Jaitley being attended to by a medic as he sat near the chopper after the mishap, flanked by Ramdev and others.

12 Mar 2017 9:03 PM

Will get bigger mandate in 2019 polls: Amit Shah

Shah along with other senior party leaders felicitated Modi for the party's performance in the five state Assembly polls.

12 Mar 2017 8:50 PM

Capt Amarinder Singh to be sworn in as Punjab CM on March 16

The Congress secured 77 out of 117 seats in the state Assembly polls making a strong comeback after a decade.

12 Mar 2017 8:17 PM

Parrikar may take over as Goa CM, meets Governor to form government

Parrikar looks likely to become the Chief Minister of Goa. For this, he would have to resign his post as Union Defence Minister.

12 Mar 2017 7:51 PM


We will support any non-Congress party in Manipur: NPF

The Naga People's Front bagged four seats on Saturday in Manipur elections, which threw up a hung assembly.

12 Mar 2017 7:16 PM

Dayashankar lauds PM, hits back at Mayawati for questioning EVMs

Dayashankar was the party vice-president when he was expelled in July 2016 for comparing Mayawati to a prostitute, thus triggering outrage.

12 Mar 2017 6:10 PM

Govt is for all, will work for development of all: Modi

The BJP won the most important state in the Hindi heartland with an over three-fourths majority, capturing 312 of the 403 Assembly seats.

12 Mar 2017 5:45 PM

UP win due to carrot of loan waiver, not because of note ban: Shiv Sena

The ties between BJP and Shiv Sena, who fought the recent civic elections in Maharashtra separately, have been strained.

12 Mar 2017 5:30 PM

Akhilesh should not be blamed for UP debacle: Mulayam

SP leader Shivpal Yadav asserted that the party would thoroughly analyse the reasons for its dismal show in UP.

12 Mar 2017 5:10 PM


Amarinder to fight Punjab drug menace with STF, Modi's cooperation

Commenting on newcomer AAP's showing in the state polls, the senior Congress leader said,

12 Mar 2017 4:39 PM

BJP's vote share more than that of Cong in Goa

As per the data released by the EC, the Congress which bagged 17 seats secured 28.4 per cent of the total votes.

12 Mar 2017 4:19 PM

After SP rout in UP, Shivpal Yadav wows to fight back

A day after winning Jaswant Nagar seat, Shivpal Yadav tweeted a 41-second video captioned ‘Hum phir ladkar jeetenge’.

12 Mar 2017 3:56 PM

Hand over SP leadership to Netaji: party leaders tell Akhilesh

Party leaders, specially the ones who have been close to Mulayam and Shivpal Singh, want Akhilesh Yadav to hand the party to his father.

12 Mar 2017 3:43 PM

BJP will have numbers to form govt in Manipur: Madhav

Manipur on Saturday threw up a hung assembly with the ruling Congress bagging 28 of the 60 seats and the BJP winning 21.

12 Mar 2017 2:33 PM


Dayashankar back in BJP after wife wins UP assembly poll

Dayashankar's wife Swati Singh, who is also the head of the BJP women's wing, had won the Assembly poll from Sarojini Nagar seat of Lucknow.

12 Mar 2017 1:48 PM

We want Manohar Parrikar back as CM, says Goa BJP

Senior BJP leaders have already initiated talks with party's estranged partners MGP, and GFP in an attempt pt stitch together an alliance.

12 Mar 2017 1:37 PM

Repolling ordered in one booth of Lohaghat seat in Uttarakhand

Polling will be held afresh on March 15. Counting will be undertaken and the results will be declared the same evening, it said.

12 Mar 2017 1:30 PM

Note ban made poor happy: Nitish congratulates Modi on big UP win

Nitish pointed out that the Congress-Samajwadi alliance was not successful in Uttar Pradesh like the grand alliance in Bihar.

12 Mar 2017 1:21 PM

BJP, Cong chalk out strategy to form Goa govt post hung Assembly

Both the Congress and the BJP are expected to woo the regional forces to get the required numbers to form government.

12 Mar 2017 1:14 PM