General Election
India  /  Published 26.10.18

BJP besieged, Nitish benefits

Friend-turned-foe Nitish Kumar has become an unlikely beneficiary of Rahul Gandhi’s toil on the streets.The Bihar chief minister and BJP partner has extracted a 50:50 seat-sharing deal from Amit Sha...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 12.01.19

Mayawati and Akhilesh reach 38-38 alliance

Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav made their alliance official on Saturday, saying the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party would contest 38 seats each in this year’s general election.While both ma...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 16.12.18

What the reverses say about Modi's political health

Someday very soon someone will commission a poll on who will be India’s preferred pick for prime minister in 2019, and the answer won’t be worth either the wait or the bet. It will be the same man...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

North East  /  Published 28.12.18

BJP signals continuity in Assam strategy

The BJP leadership’s decision to go with “tried and tested” Mahendra Singh as prabhari (in-charge) for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Assam suggests that it will continue with the think-tank that w...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 22.12.18

Warrant prod before polls

Bengal chief electoral officer Aariz Aftab has asked all district magistrates to keep lists of pending non-bailable warrants ready by early January when the Election Commission top brass is slated to ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


Opinion  /  Published 11.04.19

How healthy is our democracy?

An election is, in a manner of speaking, the beating heart of a democracy. The inaugural phase of the general elections for the 17th Lok Sabha is set to begin today. In this particular phase, voters w...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 09.03.19

Rahul push clinches Left seat deal

The “breakthrough” in the talks between the Congress and the Left came about through the intervention of Rahul Gandhi, a senior Bengal Congress leader said on Saturday.The state Congress leader sa...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 31.12.18

PIL links snoop order to general election

A petition in the Supreme Court has sought a stay on the Centre’s December 20 gazette notification authorising nine central agencies and the Delhi police commissioner to “intercept, monitor and de...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.12.18

Vote-bank Kumbh too big for jumbos

The Yogi Adityanath government’s eagerness to squeeze votes out of the Ardh Kumbh Mela, scheduled just before the general election, and growing commercialisation have ensured that a centuries-old tr...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

West Bengal  /  Published 09.03.19

Cong-Left deal hurdle lifted

The Congress has given up its claim on the Raiganj and Murshidabad seats, lifting the hurdle to a seat-sharing agreement with the Left Front in Bengal for the general election.Sources said the final d...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta


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