Tag: Lok Sabha

SSC 2018-19: 11,000 candidates recommended for different govt jobs

New Delhi: About 11,000 candidates have been recommended for different government jobs by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) during 2018-19, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said today. A total of 25,138 and 68,880 candidates were recommended for the jobs by the SSC in 2015-16 and 2016-17, respectively, he said. In 2017-18, 45,391 candidates […]

  • Thursday, 03 June 2021
Lok Sabha passes Interim Budget for financial year 2019-20

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Interim Budget for the financial year 2019-20 after a day-long discussion. Finance Minister Piyush Goyal introduced the Appropriation Bill and the Finance Bill amid a din in the House by a voice vote. The Bills were passed by voice vote after the Finance Minister’s reply. Goyal […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off the indigenous Train 18, renamed Vande Bharat Express, from the New Delhi railway station to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi in the backdrop of the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir which killed 45 troopers. A sombre Modi told a gathering […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Vande Bharat Express ready for commercial run on Sunday: Railways

New Delhi: Allaying apprehensions about unusual stop for over three hours of the Vande Bharat Express, a day after its launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Railways on Saturday said the indigenously built train has been “thoroughly checked” and is “ready” for its first commercial run, scheduled on Sunday. Railway Ministry spokesperson Smita Vats […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Elections 2019: Has CM Naveen misplayed women reservation card?

Bhubaneswar: BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s announcement that the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) would field 33% women candidates in Lok Sabha seats seems to have rendered all calculations and assessments useless. More disconcerting though is the fact that the party currently has only three women parliamentarians and all eyes are now on […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Absent in 2014, social media a key battleground

New Delhi: In 2014 when the world’s largest democracy organised the 16th Lok Sabha polls, the impact of social media on the voters was minimal and traditional media ruled the turf. The number of Internet users in India was around 25 crore in 2014. Today, it hovers around 55 crore. Smartphone usage crossed the 40-crore […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Glamour, surprise in Trinamool list, 10 MPs axed

Kolkata: West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress on Tuesday declared its list of Lok Sabha poll candidates, dropping 10 sitting MPs, nominating some turncoats and giving 41 per cent representation to women, including a number of Bengali screen celebrities like Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan. Announcing the candidates, Trinamool supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
UPA will reserve 33% government jobs for women: Rahul

Chennai: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the UPA will reserve 33 per cent government jobs for women and pass the Women’s Reservation Bill giving 33 per cent of seats in the Lok Sabha if it wins the Lok Sabha battle. Interacting with students of Stella Maris College for Women here, Gandhi also said […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Rahul scared of losing Amethi Lok Sabha seat: BJP

Bengaluru: With pressure building on Congress President Rahul Gandhi to contest from a southern seat, tentatively in Karnataka, other than his traditional stronghold Amethi, BJP on Saturday mocked the Gandhi scion for fearing a loss from the family borough in Uttar Pradesh. “If Rahul contests from anywhere in the south, it will indicate the fall […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Resentment in BJD over Kandhamal LS ticket to Achyuta Samanta

Bhubaneswar: Since the announcement of its candidates for the first and second phase general elections in Odisha, resentment continues to surface within the ruling-BJD camp with workers and leaders of the party unit protesting candidature of Achyuta Samanta in Kandhamal Lok Sabha segment. Hundreds of leaders and party workers staged demonstration at Biju Patnaik chhak […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
BJP Releases 2nd List: Not PM Modi, Sambit Patra To Contest From Puri

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to speculations over Prime Minister Narendra Modi contesting from Puri Lok Sabha constituency in the upcoming general polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday night announced party national spokesperson Sambit Patra as its candidate for the Puri parliamentary constituency. Moments after the party’s Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting concluded late […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
BJP Salepur candidate Prakash Behera hits campaign trail

Salepur: After being nominated as BJP candidate from Salepur Assembly constituency, senior leader Prakash Behera today launched his poll campaign along with the party’s national vice president and Kendrapara Lok Sabha candidate Baijayant Panda. Behera took out a big rally along with Panda and party workers in the Salepur constituency after offering prayers at the […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Delay in naming BJP candidates for Cuttack, Kandhamal LS seats leaves tongues wagging

Bhubaneswar: At a time when poll fever is at its zenith, the State unit of BJP might have pulled ahead of its rivals in candidate announcement, but delay in allotment of tickets in key Lok Sabha constituencies like Cuttack and Kandhamal is creating lot of speculations. While the saffron party has named candidates for 15 […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Congress fields Karti from TN, changes Maha candidate

New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday released its ninth list of 10 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, including Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, from Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu. It also changed a candidate in Maharashtra about whom local workers had reportedly complained to state unit President Ashok Chavan […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Filing of nominations for first phase LS polls to end today

New Delhi: Filing of nominations for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections will end by today. 91 constituencies spread over 20 states and union territories will go to polls in this phase on 11th April. Elections will be held for 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh, and 17 in Telangana in the first […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021