AAP Nalanda candidate 'roughed up' during campaign

The AAP candidate from Nalanda Parliamentary constituency, Pranab Prakash was allegedly roughed up by a group of people and his car attacked during campaigning.

Third Front idea was a flop, admits CPM

Admitting that the idea of the Third Front was neither “credible” nor “viable”, the CPM Politburo on Tuesday said that it was the chief reason for its poll debacle.

Red letter day for this Naxal

It’s official now. Palamu will have a high-profile CPI-Maoist leader as its representative in the Lok Sabha.

Indian Americans hope for a stable govt

Anxiously waiting for the results of the Lok Sabha elections, Indian Americans, despite sharp differences over which party would be best suitable to lead the country, are hoping against hope that the results throw up a stable government.

Poll panel reviews vote count arrangements

The Election Commission on Friday took stock of the arrangements for counting of votes Saturday across the country.

Newly-elected Lok Sabha to have full budget session

The newly-elected Lok Sabha that will be constituted after the elections will have a full budget session in June which will go on till August.

Farooq may not get into Cabinet

Differences over Ladakh may cost National Conference (NC) president and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, 72, a berth in the Union ministry.

Trinamool's Mamata woos Left Front partners of the CPM

After leaving the Left Front battered in the Lok Sabha polls, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee is now eyeing its constituents, the Forward Bloc and Revolutionary Socialist Party. "I will again make an appeal to RSP and Forward Bloc. People of Bengal want a change. They want all of us to work together to defeat the CPI-M, said Banerjee during a TV programme.

Rahul declines Cabinet post, may be minister sans portfolio: Report

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has reportedly declined a Cabinet berth offer. He said that he wanted to work for the party. Reports in the media also say that Rahul Gandhi may be made a minister without a portfolio so that he can concentrate on organisational tasks in UP and Bihar while also gaining experience in the government.

Sonia, Manmohan to meet President to stake claim

With a comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet President Pratibha Patil to stake claim to form the new government. This was decided unanimously at a meeting of the leaders of the UPA in which Gandhi was re-elected its Chairperson. Listen to podcast: 1,  2 audio 

Mandate comes with rising expectations: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the huge mandate to the Congress came with the challenge of 'rising expectations' and people, especially the youth, would not tolerate a 'business as usual' attitude. Manmohan elected Cong's PM candidate

Eyeing cabinet berths, Karunanidhi meets Sonia

A day ahead of the crucial meeting of pre-poll UPA allies, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi amid speculation that the DMK is eyeing meaty cabinet portfolios.

PMO seeks 100-day action plan from ministries for new government

The Prime Minister's Office is believed to have asked ministries to chart out their principal agenda for the first 100 days of the new UPA government, which is set to begin its second innings this week. Cabinet secretary is compiling a list of priority and programmes of different ministries, an official said.
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