Lucknow, Sep 22 : The political temperature in Uttar Pradesh is rising since the announcement of dates for bypolls to its 11 Assembly seats. The Election Commission on Saturday announced bypolls to Rampur, Gangoh, Iglas, Lucknow Cantt, Zaidpur, Manikpur, Balha, Pratapgarh, Hamirpur, Ghosi and Jalalpur seats.
Rohtak (Haryana) , Sept 21 : Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar on Saturday said that the BJP will hold a meeting tomorrow in New Delhi to discuss the names of candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections.
New Delhi , Sept 21 : Special Commissioner of Police, Traffic, Taj Hasan on Saturday clarified that taxi drivers were not being penalised for not carrying condoms in the first aid kits of their vehicles in the national capital.
New Delhi , Sept 21 : Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said on Saturday that assembly polls in Jharkhand were not announced along with those of Haryana and Maharashtra as the term of its assembly ends in January and there was no recommendation from the state Chief Minister for early polls.
Patna (Bihar) , Sept 21 : In a veiled attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sanjay Paswan on Saturday said that some people are high on arrogance assuming that Bihar is functioning because of them.
New Delhi , Sept 21 : MP and son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram tweeted a letter on Saturday criticizing his father's arrest by the government and charged that no investigative agency has been able to define the 'criminal act'.
Muzaffarpur (Bihar) , Sept 21 : Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday paid a visit to Shrikrishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) here to take stock of the current Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) situation in the hospital.
New Delhi , Sept 21 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) has called upon political parties to ensure that their leaders and campaigners observe the silence period on all forms of media during assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra and refrain from holding press conferences and giving interviews on election matters.
New Delhi , Sept 21 : As part of Congress party's week-long plans for observing the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi will be taking part in an event at Rajghat on October 2.
Lucknow, Sep 22 : Political parties in Uttar Pradesh are in confusion since the announcement of Assembly bypoll dates by the Election Commission on Saturday. The state's Tundla Assembly segment in Firozabad district does not figure in the list of constituencies scheduled to go for bypolls on October 21.
New Delhi , Sept 21 : Farmers from Uttar Pradesh halted their protest at NH-24 on Saturday after the government agreed to five of their demands. The farmers also stated that their delegation was assured by the Agriculture Ministry officials that their remaining demands will be heard by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Chandigarh (Haryana) , Sept 21 : Anurag Agarwal, the Chief Electoral Officer of Haryana on Saturday informed that the Model Code of Conduct has been imposed in the state with the announcement of election dates.
Chandigarh (Haryana) , Sept 21 : Haryana Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Anurag Agarwal said on Saturday that with the announcement of Assembly elections by the Election Commission (EC), it is the electoral body's constitutional duty to ensure complete transparency in the polling process.
Lucknow, Sep 22 : The law student who had accused the now-jailed senior BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape and blackmail, could also be arrested soon, according to Special Investigation Team (SIT) sources.
New Delhi , Sept 21 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Sudhindra Bhadoria on Saturday claimed that the farmers are reeling under poverty and that the government must fulfill their demand in order to uplift them.
Panaji (Goa) , Sept 21 : Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Girish Chodankar on Saturday wrote a letter to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant complaining about the 'pathetic' road conditions in the state and demanding to take strict action against those responsible for the same.
Lucknow, Sep 22 : After losing the plush bungalow allotted to him as former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and then the sprawling Lohia Trust office, Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav is now set to lose his swanky Mercedes SUV.
New Delhi, Sep 21 : In line with the 'banish single-use plastic' drive in the country, The Election Commission on Saturday asked political parties, candidates and their agents in Haryana and Maharashtra to desist from using plastic, polythene and other environmentally hazardous materials in publicity material for the Assembly polls next month.
Chandigarh (Haryana) , Sept 21 : Supporting the implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in all states, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said the citizens of other countries have no right to stay in India without permission.
New Delhi , Sept 21 : Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday lauded a few provisions of the draft New Education Policy (NEP) but opposed its preamble seeking a change into it with emphasis on providing a good quality education through government schools.
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Sept 21 : The last date for filing of Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns has been extended for Jammu and Kashmir region by a month, according to the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), Government of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
New Delhi , Sept 21 : Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday came down heavily on BJP-led Central government for preventing the farmers from entering the national capital to raise their demands.
New Delhi , Sept 21 : The Congress will raise the issues affecting the daily lives of the common people and the plight of farmers during campaigning for the upcoming elections in Maharashtra and Haryana next month, said the party's spokesperson Pawan Khera on Saturday.
Ranchi (Jharkhand) , Sept 21 : Jharkhand's Congress unit president Rameshwar Oraon on Saturday went to meet former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS), where he is undergoing treatment, but Oraon couldn't meet him.
New Delhi , Sept 21 : Former Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) chief Dr Ashok Tanwar on Saturday said that his party would win over 85 seats out of 90 in the ensuing assembly elections in the state and BJP will be out of the league this time around.
Aurangabad , Sept 21 : All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MP Imtiyaz Jaleel on Saturday said that the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana posed an opportunity for the public to 'change the atmosphere in the country'.
New Delhi, Sep 22 : The passengers and crew members of an Air India plane flying from Delhi to Vijaywada reportedly sustained injuries after the aircraft suffered damage due to a thunderstorm, sources said on Saturday.
Chandigarh, Sep 21 : Former Haryana Congress chief Ashok Tanwar on Saturday welcomed the Election Commission's decision announcing the Assembly election schedule for the state and said that the people are fed up with the non-performance of the Manohar Lal Khattar-led government in the state.
Lucknow, Sep 21 : Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav will now have to get his Mercedes SUV, allotted to him by the state government, replaced as the cost of repair is too high, officials said on Saturday.
New Delhi, Sep 21 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) organised 'Dhoka Divas' (day of betrayal) against the Bharatiya Janata Party for not keeping its word on unauthorised colonies, and staged a protest outside the BJP headquarters, here on Saturday.
Panaji, Sep 21 : The opposition in Goa on Saturday demanded a CBI and vigilance department probe into the monies spent on building and maintenance of roads in the state, which have come under criticism during the monsoon season for being pothole-ridden and in poor shape.
New Delhi/Kolkata, Sep 21 : In a first-of-its-kind action, the Enforcement Directorate on Saturday said it has attached three chimpanzees and four marmosets (small tropical American monkeys) in a money laundering case valued at Rs 81 lakh.