BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday attacked Congress president Rahul Gandhi for “lying” over a Supreme Court order on the Rafale fighter jet purchase deal. The Congress tells a lie and repeats it, Shah said, adding that Gandhi had got a notice from the apex court for his utterances on the Rafale deal. Shah was addressing a rally in …

Former chief election commissioner TS Krishnamurthy Monday termed as ‘unreasonable’ opposition parties’ demand to verify at least 50 percent of the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). He reiterated that EVMs are credible even without VVPAT. “And this has been confirmed not by me, but by technical experts, …

The Supreme Court on Monday took note of the alleged hate speeches made by BSP supremo Mayawati and UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath during the poll campaign and sought to know from the Election Commission the action initiated against them so far. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi summoned a representative of the EC for Tuesday while …

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Monday accused the BJP of creating a fear psychosis under the guise of national security to prepare for another Balakot-like strike in desperation to win Lok Sabha elections. “In its desperation to win this election, seems like misappropriation of our jawan’s sacrifices & polarising the electorate hasn’t helped BJP. Now they are creating fear psychosis by …

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has the biggest bank balance among all parties, according to official records. The expenditure report submitted by BSP to the Election Commission on February 25 states that it has Rs 669 crore deposited in eight accounts in branches of public sector banks in the national capital region. The party, which scored a …

Three days after polling concluded in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, poll officers are still waiting for EVMs and VVPAT machines, docked on small boats, to reach the Port Blair headquarters of the Lok Sabha constituency. After several dinghy rides, meandering through shallow seas and coral reefs with officers carrying electoral machines and sacks full of papers having crossed sandy …

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Election Commission to watch the full biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and take an informed decision on banning its pan India release by April 19. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also directed the poll panel to submit its decision to the court in a sealed cover and said …

The southernmost polling booth of India, situated at Shompen Hut in the Great Nicobar Island of the Andaman and Nicobar Lok Sabha constituency, did not see a single vote cast by the last surviving stone-age tribe living in the dense jungle there. The 31 inhabited islands of the constituency went to the polls on April 11. The booth …

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Monday accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi of manufacturing Supreme Court order on Rafale deal for political propaganda and said ‘right to free speech’ is not ‘right to falsehood’. The minister was commenting on the Supreme Court order which said that the remarks made by Gandhi on its April 10 Rafale case …

Amid the uncertainty over an alliance between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress in the Lok Sabha polls, Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Monday that a tie-up between the two parties would rout the BJP and offered four of Delhi’s seven Lok Sabha seats to AAP. The Congress boss nudged his AAP chief Arvind …

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) panel of selectors on Monday announced the 15-member squad for the ICC World Cup to be led by Virat Kohli. Dinesh Karthik has been included in the squad as the back-up wicket-keeper in place of the widely tipped Rishabh Pant. Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar is …

UP CM Yogi Adityanath renames Faizabad as Ayodhya

The Election Commission on Monday finally acted against hate speeches in the run-up to the national election and barred Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from campaigning for 72 hours and Mayawati, for 48 hours starting tomorrow morning. The commission’s orders came hours after the Supreme Court told the panel that it could not drag …