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Maha polls: Election symbols range from wacky to weird!

MUMBAI: As polling day nears edgy political parties and nervous candidates pin hopes on their poll symbols which the voters may recall and help clinch the EVM count in their favour.

Kerala prepared for October 21 bypolls: Poll official

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:Kerala's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Tika Ram Meena on Friday said all arrangements were in place for the smooth conduct of the by-elections to the five Assembly constituencies scheduled to be held on October 21.

BJP leader wants no party symbols on EVMs, cites 'dictatorship' by bosses

NEW DELHI:Electoral symbols on EVM machines may be a thing of the past if the Election Commission accepts BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay recommendations.

KCR's election rally in Huzurnagar cancelled

HYDERABAD:Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao's election rally in Huzurnagar Assembly constituency was cancelled on Thursday due to rains, officials said.

Kerala bypolls outcome could be a harbinger of things

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:Even though the outcome of the five Kerala assembly by-polls is not going to make any difference to the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left government, as it has at present 91 seats in the 140-member Kerala Assembly, this could well be the harbinger of the upcoming polls - local body - next year and the 2021 assembly polls.

Court rejects bail of ex-Left minister in alleged scam

AGARTALA:In a major setback for the Left parties, former PWD and Finance Minister Badal Choudhury's arrest by the police is imminent as District and Session Court has in a midnight order rejected the ex-Left government's senior minister's anticipatory bail plea in an alleged corruption case.

Sonia to address lone rally in Haryana on October 18

NEW DELHI: A day before campaigning ends in Haryana, Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to address a rally in the state on October 18.

SC wraps up Ayodhya title dispute hearing, reserves verdict

NEW DELHI:After 40 days of hearing, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved the judgement in the 70-year-old politically vexing Ayodhya title dispute.

SAD-BJP alliance in national and State interest - Sukhbir Badal.

PHAGWARA-MUKERIAN:(Says Sri Akal Takth directives binding for SAD. Terms CM’s volte face on commitment of his ministers as unfortunate)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the SAD-BJP alliance was in the national interest as well as the interest of Punjab and that both parties were permanent allies in Punjab.

Telangana HC asks RTC to pay salaries to striking workers

HYDERABAD:The Telangana High Court on Wednesday directed the state-owned Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) to pay salaries for September to all the employees by October 21.

Congress, NCP against national interest: PM Modi

JALNA (Maharashtra):In the sharpest attack yet on the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party of always speaking against "national interest".

Sena woos women voters in Maha polls

MUMBAI:As the battle for a bigger chunk of the electoral pie gets bitter, the ruling ally Shiv Sena is quietly wooing the women voters in the state to help catapult it to victory in maximum number of seats.

Royalty, stars, dynasts, scribe enliven Maha pollscape

MUMBAI:Besides the ordinary street-smart professional politicians, there are several others who have taken the political plunge for the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections.

Ballot paper for SL presidential election finalised

COLOMBO:The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has finalised the symbols for all 35 candidates contesting the November 16 presidential election and has also released a sample of the ballot paper which places name of candidates in alphabetical order, it was reported on Tuesday.

2020 to be 'India-China Cultural and People to People Exchanges' year

MAHABALIPURAM:Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have decided to designate 2020 as the 'Year of India-China Cultural and People to People Exchanges'.

Role of crime, money increases as polls competitive'

NEW DELHI:Demanding the debarring of candidates with criminal charges from contesting polls, former Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said when elections become excessively competitive, the role of crime and money in the electoral process also increases.

US announces sanctions on Gupta brothers of South Africa

WASHINGTON:The US Department of Treasury on Thursday announced it had imposed sanctions on the high-profile Gupta brothers - Ajay, Atul and Rajesh - of South Africa and their associate Salim Essa for corruption.

Jakhar claims Congress victory in all four by elections in Punjab

PHAGWARA: While claiming victory of the Congress Candidates on all four assembly seats including Phagwara, Mukerian, Jalalabad and Dakha, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Sunil Jakhar held  Shiromani Akali Dal responsible for the prevailing situation of the state and the people of the state heaved a sigh of relief after return back of the Congress Government in Punjab.

Jakhar claims Congress victory in all four by elections in Punjab

PHAGWARA: While claiming victory of the Congress Candidates on all four assembly seats including Phagwara, Mukerian, Jalalabad and Dakha, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Sunil Jakhar held  Shiromani Akali Dal responsible for the prevailing situation of the state and the people of the state heaved a sigh of relief after return back of the Congress Government in Punjab.

Sri Guru Nanak Dev's life and philosophy comes alive in a fusion of light and sound

CHANDIGARH: Setting the stage for 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Punjab Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi and Health & Family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu today inaugurated the specially designed Light and Sound Show-cum-Digital Museum vibrantly showcasing iconic events related with the life and times of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji including Udassis beginning from Sultanpur Lodhi besides anecdotes and interpretative discourses contained in Janamsaakhis.

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