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A eunuch today scripted history by winning the Mayor's election in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh Municipal Corporation by defeati
Over 270 independent candidates lost Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and only three of them could secure their sea
A day after Congress inducted four independent legislators, NCP today said it too will admit independent MLAs into its fol
An FIR has been filed against Independent candidate Hema Malini and her husband on charges of demanding Rs 5 crore for act
A day before polling is to held, an independent candidate from the Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency in Kashmir today withd
Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh, who is contesting from Rajasthan's Barmer Lok Sabha seat as an Independent, has promis
Upset over denial of Lok Sabha ticket, a sulking Jaswant Singh today dared his party, saying he will file his nomination p
Paul Beckett, the WSJ's bureau chief in New Delhi:
Ajay Goyal, an independent candidate contesting for a Lok Sabha seat in Chandigarh ...[has] been approached by about 10 people – some brokers and public relations managers acting on behalf of newspaper owners, some reporters and editors – with the message that he'll only get written about in the news pages for a fee. We're not talking advertising; we're talking news.
...The best-known English-language dailies typically don't do it so blatantly, candidates and others involved in the elections say. Rather, those papers are more likely to hue closely to one major party or the other, making it tough for candidates who don't fit the papers' view of the world to be heard. But in the Hindi, Urdu and Gujarati media, to name a few, the practice is widespread, candidates say.