Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

New Delhi, March 5 : The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Monday following uproar over several issues including the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, demand for special status to Andhra Pradesh and demand for increasing quota beyond 50 percent in Telangana. After the house met at 12 p.m., following its earlier […]

BJP appoints observers for Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland

New Delhi, March 3 : The BJP said on Saturday it and its allies have got full majority in Meghalaya, where results have thrown up a hung Assembly, and appointed Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and Minister of State for Tourism K.J. Alphons as observers in the state. The BJP also appointed Union […]

CPM asks CEC to resume counting in Tripura CM’s seat

New Delhi, March 3 : CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and Politburo Member Brinda Karat met the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on Saturday evening and sought his intervention to ensure counting is resumed in three booths in Chief Minister’s constituency in Tripura. “The CEC has assured that he will take immediate action according to the […]

Congress refused coalition, seat sharing with us in Tripura: Mamata

Kolkata, March 3 : Accusing the Congress of total negligence in contesting the Tripura Assembly elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she had approached Congress President Rahul Gandhi for alliance but was not listened to. “I requested the Congress for a coalition (in Tripura). I told Rahul Gandhi that we are […]

BJP crushes Left in Tripura, surges in northeast

Agartala/Shillong/Kohima, March 3 : The stunning saffron surge in the northeast on Saturday decimated the Left in Tripura — one of its last two citadels — with the BJP ousting the CPI-M from power after 25 long years and looking to form a coalition government in Nagaland while eyeing power in Meghalaya with the help […]

With hung verdict, Congress, NPP look for ways to form Meghalaya government

Shillong, March 3 : Meghalaya voters returned a hung Assembly on Saturday, with the ruling Congress emerging as the single largest party with 21 seats in the 60-member house, 10 shorts of the 31 seats needed to retain power. “It is a fractured mandate. Now it is a question of looking at people who would […]