HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014


Modi 'encounter minister', a 'compulsive liar': Chidambaram

Home Minister P Chidambaram
The BJP’s PM nominee and finance minister P Chidambaram began a fresh round of verbal duel on a day the biggest phase of the Lok Sabha elections were held.

Rahul's security gets notice for his car top ride

Rahul Gandhi
The Special Protection Group (SPG) has been asked to explain whether it violated the motor vehicles act when the Congress leader sat atop one of its vehicle during a road show in Gwalior on April 10.

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Jaswant Singh complains to EC, suspects fake voting

Jaswant Singh
Jaswant Singh has submitted a complain to the Election Commission of India while levelling serious charges of poll rigging against the Raje.

Uttar Pradesh
Live: Poll turnout touches 58.86% till 5pm in UP

Lok Sabha elections
Long queues of enthusiastic voters pushed the polling percentage till 5pm to 58.86% in the 11 constituencies of Uttar Pradesh.

Live: 62% turnout, Irom not allowed to vote in Manipur

I, voter: best selfies of inked voters
Sixty-two percent of the voters out of 8.53 lakh electorate have casted their ballot in the second phase of polling for the Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat till 2pm on Thursday, election office sources said. Irom Sharmila has been asked not to vote.

After Jayalalithaa’s barb, Modi picks Muslim as speech translator

BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi had a Muslim woman functionary of the BJP to translate his speech in rallies in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, a day after AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa dubbed the BJP's election manifesto as 'anti-secular.'

Will Priyanka's Indira Gandhi avatar bring her into politics?

Indira and Priyanka Gandhi
Has she finally grown out of the family pocket boroughs and is ready to take on the world outside? Her growing resemblance to grandma Indira Gandhi somewhat confirms the idea. 2014 polls a battle of two ideologies: Priyanka Gandhi

Bangalore: AAP alleges assault on its workers by Cong supporters

Aam Aadmi Party logo, AAP
AAP on Thursday alleged that four of its workers were assaulted by supporters of Karnataka minister D K Shivakumar during voting near Ramanagar in Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha constituency, where his brother is the Congress candidate.

1,000 Kejriwals in this MP village, every ringtone is 'mein hoon aam aadmi'

Ghoghalgaon kejriwal
While every political party is deriding Aam Aadmi Party chief as a 'deserter of Delhi', he is nearly deified in this small settlement, where people believe only he can rid the country of corruption.

Nitish faces uphill task as Modi, Lalu battle it out

Nitish Kumar
Nitish Kumar, the successful chief minister of Bihar, is in a strange situation: He is watching a Narendra Modi-powered BJP, and old rival Lalu Prasad, battling - to eat his lunch.

Hema Malini, Jaya Prada and other star politicians' films banned on Doordarshan

Actress Hema Malini at the launch of an advertising campaign in New Delhi.
Films of stars Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, Nagma, Smriti Irani and Jaaved Jaaferi, who are all contesting Lok Sabha elections, have been banned from being telecast on the national television channel Doordarshan, officials said Thursday.

Live: 58% polling in Odisha by 4:30 pm

The second and last phase of polling for 11 Lok Sabha constituencies and 77 assembly seats began peacefully on Thursday in Odisha. Polling started at 7 am and 51% turnout was recorded by 3pm.
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