Urban Ministry approaches Election Commission to allow Swachh Bharat ads

New Delhi, January 6 Urban Development Ministry has approached the Election Commission of India (ECI) to allow it to continue the advertisement campaign under the central flagship programme Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) as the Model Code of Conduct has come into effect in five states with the announcement of poll dates. In a letter to

BSP announces final list of candidates

Lucknow, January 6 The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today announced its final list of candidates for 101 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh. With today’s announcement, the party has so far released list of 401 candidates. Candidates on the remaining two seats in Sonebhadra will be decided after a decision is made if they are general

Goa likely to witness 3-cornered contest

Panaji, January 8 The Goa Assembly elections are likely to be a three-pronged fight with the ruling BJP, opposition Congress and new entrant AAP pitted against each other in the coastal state. While the Manohar Parrikar-led BJP had won in the 2012 elections in alliance with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), this time it has been

GMPC awaits MHA’s response

Imphal, January 7 The Goodwill Mission for Peaceful Co-existence (GMPC) is waiting for a positive response from the Union Home Ministry to hold tripartite talks at Delhi in order to bring a peaceful solution to the issue of the UNC’s ongoing economic blockade. Speaking to media persons at Ima Keithel Number 1 today, GMPC convenor

Sidhu likely to join Congress; party’s final list for Punjab on Jan 10

Chandigarh, January 8 Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to join the Congress on January 9 or 10 after much dilly-dallying and unsuccessful talks with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). According to sources, Sidhu will be given the choice by the Congress leadership to contest either from Amritsar East assembly constituency, held by his wife

Pravasi Bharatiya divas opens in B’luru

Pravasi Bharatiya divas opens in B’luru

New Delhi, January 7 The 14th edition of the three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, billed as the largest convergence of Indian diaspora, began in the country’s IT hub today with the spotlight on the role of youth in transforming the society and India’s potential to play the role of a ‘Vishwa Guru’ again. The ‘Youth Pravasi