New Delhi The visual media has reduced the massive electoral exercise into a spectator sport. With the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in mind, it billed the recent four-state Assembly elections as the semi-final, giving them the air of a football game.
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Ghaziabad , Dec 9 House number 401, Girmar Apartments in Kaushambi area here has become a much sought after address. The home of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founder Arvind Kejriwal was Monday thronged by scores of relatives and enthusiastic supporters after the party's stupendous performance in the Delhi polls.
New Delhi , Dec 9 Madhu Narasiah, 35, left his well paying job as a software engineer in Boston, U.S. and came to India to volunteer for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) nearly two months ago. Today, he is happy that he and dozens of NRIs who had come to work as volunteers, were able to contribute in ensuring that the new party made a mark in Indian politics.
Kathmandu , Dec 9 Their smiling faces and calm demeanour mask a roaring sea of immense energy and strength. These inmates of the Druk Amitabha nunnery in Kathmandu are also deadly kung fu fighters, being trained in the martial art as part of a strict regime, which also includes yoga and meditation, to promote gender equality.
New Delhi , Dec 8 The results in four Hindi heartland states Sunday came as a shocking blow to the Congress and led its lead campaigner Rahul Gandhi to admit to the need of transforming the party. Analysts said the results have raised questions about Rahul Gandhi's political strategy and skills to sway voters.
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New York , Dec 11 Singer Harry Styles was spotted on a unique date with model Kendall Jenner at a gay bar here, reports usmagazine.com.
Keylong (Himachal Pradesh) , Dec 10 The cold deserts of Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul Valley have been flushing with vegetables, mainly the high-value exotic broccoli and lettuce, say agriculture experts.
New Delhi , Dec 10 Huddled together under a streak of sunlight on a nippy winter morning, a group of elderly women from Uttar Pradesh hope they will succeed in their mission -- making the government allot a dignified amount of monthly pension for the marginalised section of society.
New York , Dec 11 Supermodel Miranda Kerr believes it is important for her to stand "united" with her estranged husband Orlando Bloom for their two-year-old son's happiness.
New Delhi , Dec 9 Pakistan hockey great Tahir Zaman believes if India and his country could work out a uniform sub-continental coaching structure and manual, both could benefit immensely branding their own unique hockey style.
New Delhi , Dec 9 Afghanistan is keen to sign the contract with India for the Hajigak iron ore mines near Kabul which was offered to a consortium led by Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) two years ago, an Afghan minister has said.
New Delhi , Dec 9 In a region with a chequered democratic past, there could soon be an Indian flavor to emerging democracies as India looks to increase its engagement with resource-rich West Africa.
New Delhi , Dec 8 IT professionals, engineers, businessmen -- thousands of them worked backstage tirelessly as volunteers of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for the past eight months, helping the party carve itself a stupendous showing in the Delhi assembly polls
Aizawl , Dec 10 No woman candidate was elected to the state assembly in Mizoram, but it is the only state in India where women voters have outnumbered men, officials said here Tuesday.
Gangtok , Dec 10 Seventy-one-year-old P.P. Bhandari from Samlick-Marchak in East Sikkim was for long suffering from frequent episodes of chest pain. In the absence of proper diagnosis and treatment for patients with coronary artery diseases and related problems, he had planned a trip to either New Delhi or Kolkata to get his heart back in shape.
Brussels , Dec 11 The European Commission fined drugmakers Johnson & Johnson and Novartis a combined 16 million euros or about $21.95 million Tuesday for delaying market entry of a cheaper generic painkiller in the Netherlands.
New Delhi , Dec 9 Fissures in the party, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's domineering attitude and refusal to acknowledge the rise of AAP led to the ignominious defeat of the Congress that ruled Delhi for 15 long years.
Agra , Dec 9 Arati Yadav is pregnant with her first child and although she is aware that her husband's meagre salary won't be able to afford her medical services at a private hospital, she is nevertheless adamant about good quality care for this phase of her life. Her neighbour suggested a newly-opened hospital in their city which is a part of a network on a public-private-partnership (PPP) model of social franchising, bridging the gap between private and government hospitals.
Kolkata , Dec 9 Are border enclaves - surrounded by foreign land - part of a country's territory? Or are they merely properties owned by a country on foreign shores populated by mostly poor and unlettered people devoid of legal identity? With the India-Bangladesh enclaves triggering diplomatic issues, an organisation is moving court seeking an answer.
Addis Ababa , Dec 9 A newly created Nigerian province that contains 40 percent of the country's known oil reserves has sought investments from India, primarily in the exploration and healthcare sectors.