This is going to be the 16th Lok Sabha but the first time LGBT issues have figured in a major party manifesto. Has the furore over Section 377 meant we now have the potential for an LGBT voting bloc in India?
The estimated Rs 30,000 crore total spending -- which includes official estimates for elections as also unaccounted money spent by parties and their candidates -- is the highest ever amount utilised for any election in India.
So far, the party has garnered around Rs 10.6 crore in donations from across India, of which 7.7 crore (73%) is accounted for by the top five states making donations.
EC has created a multi-agency grid of revenue and security intelligence agencies to regularly update it on suspected financial movements as part of measures to curb use of black money in upcoming polls.
The impact of the EC’s Model Code of Conduct on the MEA, the nodal ministry for conducting Indian diplomacy, can be described in half a line: it will remain unscathed.
The poll dates will affect the Rongali Bihu, the major festival of the state, several parties said on Wednesday.
In his first "town hall" meeting, Kejriwal was clearly a man on a mission: "to win people with love". It proved a handy shield against all those thorny questions about Kashmir, Anna, and reservations.
Sparing the BJP and launching a broadside against the Congress at her poll-launch speech Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has made it abundantly clear once again that she would prefer to keep her national options open.
Hitting out at the SP government on the issue of communal violence, Modi asked SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to explain as to why so many riots had taken place in UP.
Confident in his ability to deliver results, Lalu urged Congress and NCP to stick to his formula. Criteria he says: winnability.
Karuna Shukla, niece of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee joined the Congress today. Says she would work to ensure the party's victory in the upcoming LS elections.
If Uttar Pradesh is too big to govern, the same can be said of India - and the nation-state itself. A big nation-state is actually a handicap on its people and freedom
P Chidambaram's interim budget lived up to predictions that it would be a non-event for markets, with the BSE's Ramesh Damani saying the numbers are nothing to scare the market, especially since there were no new populist schemes announced.