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Campaigning ends for first phase of Lok Sabha polls

Campaigning ended on Wednesday evening for 102 Lok Sabha seats across 21 states and Union territories which will go to polls in the first phase on April 19 with top leaders of the Bharatiya Janata......

Will Congress field Robert Vadra from Amethi?

Indicating his keenness to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Amethi, Robert Vadra, businessman and husband of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has said that the people of Amethi expect him......

'I didn't want to spend the rest of my life as Om Birla's slave'

'The people of Kota will show Om Birla his place.' IMAGE: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, right, at the Central Hall of Parliament. Photograph: ANI Photo   Two-time ex-Bharatiya Janata Party MLA......

People in democracies need a sense of uncertainty

For trust in democracy to be retained, elections need to be not just free of intervention -- ruling out Pakistan and Russia -- but also demonstrate the capability to both deliver ruling mandates......

Will army help Nawaz Sharif as Pak heads for hung parliament?

Pakistan's army chief General Asim Munir on Saturday called for a "unified" government and urged the political leadership to "rise above self-interests" and synergise efforts in governing and......

In 5 years Tata group's poll funding up 20 times

From disbursing Rs 25.11 crore to political parties in 2014-2015, the Tata group is learnt to have contributed about Rs 600 crore towards the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.Archis Mohan and Nivedita......

Opposition's 'people's agenda' to take on Modi

Some of the key proposals of the agenda relate to transforming the banking sector, addressing agrarian distress, countering hate crimes and discrimination, and spurring employment generation.Archis......

A 'success' story that's mostly on paper

NDA’s energy plan powered UP win, but it’s not a winner yet. Centre has claimed to have saved money by targeted coverage but critics say the system is not yet foolproof. Many called it......

Big corporate donors to the BJP, Congress in FY14

The biggest contribution to the BJP in the last financial year came from the Bharti group-led Satya Electoral Trust. Image: Big corporate donors contributed in excess of Rs 1 crore each.......

'Budget 2013 seems directionless and confused'

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