Case against Azam Khan for ‘insulting’ Jaya Prada

Samajwadi Party candidate Azam Khan was accused of making controversial statements against his BJP counterpart, Jaya Prada in UP’s Rampur constituency, has been asked to provide an explanation by the National Commission for Women following a show cause notice issued by her and has been charged in an FIR. Continue Reading

Rafale: Rahul in trouble as Supreme Court seeks explanation for remarks on Modi

The Supreme Court today accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi for misquoting its judgement on Rafale verdict and has provided a weeks’ time (next Monday) to give an explanation before the cantempt case charged against him will be heard next Tuesday. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Modi in Theni, promises to create new India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a broadside against the Opposition today, saying the DMK, Congress and their “mahamilavati” friends cannot accept strides India has made and, therefore, were “unhappy” with him. Continue Reading

2019 elections: Modi to address election rally in Kovai this evening

Modi will be making another visit to the State 13 April to participate in an election rally and seek votes for AIADMK candidate P Ravindranath, who is also the son of Panneerselvam. Continue Reading

A cash-plus economy

In a shameful first, in 2016 TN Assembly elections, polling in two constituencies was put off due to the ‘pernicious effect of money power’, to quote the EC. Continue Reading

BJP leads election spend on Google; expenditure touches Rs 1.21 cr

Political parties have spent more than Rs 37 crore on 831 election advertisements since 19 February on Google platforms, according to the search engine giant’s Indian Transparency Report released today. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Women candidates being denigrated right, left, centre

They are easy pickings – the women in the glare of public life, especially politicians. They are soft targets for those who are bent on a smear campaign and nowadays, meme-creators. This is becoming amply clear during electioneering that is under way. Continue Reading

2019 polls: Tamilnadu parties swamp EC officials with complaints

Representatives from all registered parties took part in the meeting, which also saw the participation of Director General (Expenditure) Dilip Sharma, and Deputy Election Commissioners Dhirendhra Ojha and Sandeep Saxena. Continue Reading

DEO summons probe against Arunachal BJP nominee

The District Electoral Officer (DEO) of Kurung Kumey district in Arunachal Pradesh has ordered an inquiry against a BJP candidate and his supporters for allegedly assaulting a magistrate on duty. Continue Reading