Assam

  • Manmohan Singh casts his vote, says there is no Modi wave 24-04-2014 02:52 PM

    While casting his vote in Dispur in Assam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said there was no wave for BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the country. ...
  • Watch: Key candidates in the fray in Lok Sabha elections 24-04-2014 09:31 AM

    In the second biggest phase of the current Lok Sabha elections 117 Lok Sabha seats will vote on Thursday. Among 117 the Lok Sabha seats, 39 are in Tamil Nadu which is voting in a single phase. Remaining 19 seats in Maharashtra including India's business capital Mumbai are also voting...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 70.6 per cent voting recorded in Assam 24-04-2014 09:08 AM

    Guwahati: Guwahati: An estimated 70.6 per cent of the voters exercised their franchise in the third and final phase of Lok Sabha polls in Assam which witnessed poll violence in Kokrajhar (ST) constituency where one policeman was killed and two others were seriously injured. The voting percentage was expected to...
  • Watch: Battle for Kokrajhar Lok Sabha seat 23-04-2014 03:58 PM

    In 2012, communal violence between the Bodos and non Bodos in Kokrajhar and surrounding districts in Assam killed at least 1000 people and more than lakhs were displaced from home. As Kokrajhar goes to polls on April 24, we try to find on what key issues people will vote. ...
  • Which Indian state spends the most on elections 23-04-2014 02:39 PM

    The Indian general elections are one of the largest exercise in democracy across the world. This large-scale operation also involves huge costs. The cost of general elections to the exchequer via the Election Commission has increased from Rs 948 crore in the 1999 general election to Rs 1,114 crore for...
  • EC rap for Assam minister, MP for hate speech 23-04-2014 02:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has expressed "displeasure" over hate speech made by an Assam Cabinet minister and inflammatory statement made by a sitting MP while campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections. The poll panel also served a show cause notice to another Assam minister for an alleged hate speech....
  • Campaign ends for 6 Lok Sabha seats in third and final phase in Assam 22-04-2014 05:37 PM

    Guwahati: Hectic and high-pitched last minute canvassing amid soaring mercury levels marked the end of campaigning for Assam's six Lok Sabha constituencies going to polls in the third and final phase on April 24. Candidates of different political parties along with independents braved the heat, with temperature rising to more...
  • 66-year-old Independent candidate hopes to end bachelorhood after win 22-04-2014 04:29 PM

    Barpeta (Assam): An Independent contesting from this Lok Sabha seat has promised to chase illegal migrants out, open gyms and help youths get married besides himself ending a vow and entering into the wedlock if he is elected. Kamal Uddin, 66, is a bachelor and has vowed not to get...
  • Guwahati wetland a poll issue for fishermen, farmers 22-04-2014 10:47 AM

    Guwahati: Ecological degradation of Deepor Beel, a freshwater lake of international importance on the outskirts of Guwahati, has turned out to be a major electoral issue for hundreds of fishermen and farmers dependent on the wetland. Spread over an area of 40.1 sq km, the lake, which is listed in...
  • TMC 'throttling' democracy in WB: Tripura CM 22-04-2014 10:24 AM

    Guwahati: Charging Trinamool Congress with throttling democracy in West Bengal by intimidating voters, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday said the Left will do better in the state if polling is done without any fear. He also said that TMC's dream to create a base in Tripura "will never...
  • Indefinite curfew clamped in Assam town after violent clashes 22-04-2014 07:06 AM

    Tezpur: Indefinite curfew was clamped on Monday in an area near the national highway in Bihguri in Sonitpur district following a clash between a cultural troupe and some youth. Police lathicharged and fired teargas shells to control the mobs that destroyed many dwelling units of one particular community and set...
  • Train gets derailed in Assam, over 50 injured 16-04-2014 08:00 AM

    Guwahati: Over 50 passengers were injured, 19 of them seriously, when the engine and 10 coaches of the Dimapur-Kamakhya BG Express derailed at Teghiria in central Assam in the wee hours today. The derailment damaged 100 mts of railway line leading to cancellation of eight trains on the route. The...
  • Delhi: Assam student beaten up by college mates 15-04-2014 09:23 PM

    New Delhi: A 21-year-old Delhi University undergraduate hailing from Assam was on Tuesday beaten up by his fellow students inside the college canteen over a petty issue, police said. The main accused has been arrested. BA final year student Pran Saikia, who studies in PGDAV College in the south campus,...
  • Modi's wife should get the Bharat Ratna, says Assam CM Tarun Gogoi 14-04-2014 07:35 AM

    Guwahati: In a personal and vituperative attack on BJP Prime Ministerial candidate, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday demanded the Bharat Ratna for Jashodaben, wife of Narendra Modi, calling her 'a symbol of sacrifice and pain'. "In the next 10 days, I am going to write recommending Jashodaben for...
  • TWTW brings ground report from various states 13-04-2014 04:19 PM

    In this episode, 'The Week That Wasn't' correspondent brings the ground report from Assam, Nagaland and Delhi. ...
  • Watch: Goa CM casts his vote in the early hours, polling on in Assam 12-04-2014 08:56 AM

    Polling began in Assam, Goa, Sikkim and Tripura. At stake are 3 Lok Sabha seats seats in Assam, 2 in Goa and 1 each in Sikkim and Tripura. A key fight is being played out in the BJP bastion of North Goa where former chief minister Ravi Naik of the...
  • LS polls: 75 per cent polling recorded in Assam 12-04-2014 07:35 AM

    Guwahati: High voter turnout was witnessed in three Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam with 75 per cent polling taking place on Saturday. A voter turnout of 53.31 per cent was recorded till 2 pm for three Lok Sabha seats in Assam. Karimganj (SC) recorded the highest of 40 per cent...
  • LS polls: Voting on for 7 seats in Assam, Tripura, Sikkim and Goa 12-04-2014 07:28 AM

    New Delhi: Voting is taking place on Saturday in seven Lok Sabha constituencies where the fate of 3 seats in Assam, 2 in Goa, 1 in Sikkim and 1 in Tripura will be sealed. Voting for the 32-member Sikkim Assembly is also taking place simultaneously. Karimganj, Silchar and Autonomous district...
  • Live: Rahul Gandhi files his nomination from Amethi 12-04-2014 07:05 AM

    Follow all the live updates on the Lok Sabha election here. Today is the fourth phase of polls and voting is on in seven seats in Assam, Tripura, Sikkim and Goa. In Sikkim, polling is underway to elect the 32-member Assembly. ...
  • LS polls: High voter turnout in phase 4 in Goa, Assam, Tripura and Sikkim 12-04-2014 12:02 AM

    In phase 4 the Lok Sabha polls on Saturday, 75 per cent polling has been recorded in 2 seats in Goa, 75 per cent in 3 seats in Assam, 81.8 per cent for 1 seat in Tripura. In Sikkim, 76 per cent has been recorded for 1 one Lok Sabha...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 07-04-2014 09:10 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Huge turnout on first poll phase in Assam, Tripura 07-04-2014 08:15 PM

    An estimated 72 per cent of the 64.4 lakh voters exercised their franchise peacefully in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam sealing the electoral fate of 51 contestants, including two union ministers in the first phase. ...
  • LS polls fisrt phase: High voters turnout in Assam, Tripura 07-04-2014 08:10 PM

    An estimated 72 per cent of the 64.4 lakh voters exercised their franchise peacefully in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam while 84 per cent of the 1.2 million electorate on Monday cast their ballot in Tripura. ...
  • A Billion Votes: BJP releases manifesto, puts growth above Ram Mandir 07-04-2014 07:35 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party raleased its 2014 election manifesto on April 7, the day voting began for the 16th Lok Sabha. The BJP manifesto pledges 'Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (One India, Best India - Unity and Development for everyone). ...
  • LS polls first phase: 72.5 per cent voting in Assam, 84 in Tripura 07-04-2014 06:31 PM

    Guwahati: An estimated 72 per cent of the 64.4 lakh voters exercised their franchise peacefully in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam sealing the electoral fate of 51 contestants, including two union ministers in the first phase. Election office sources said that the exact percentage would be available at night...
  • Lok Sabha polls: 60 pc voting till afternoon in Assam 07-04-2014 04:58 PM

    Guwahati: Nearly 60 per cent of the total 64.4 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 3 pm on Monday in the five Lok Sabha constituencies of Assam from where minor sporadic incidents were reported. Tezpur reported 56 per cent polling, Jorhat 60, Lakhimpur 52, Dibrugarh 52.5 and Koliabor 60 per...
  • No Modi wave in Assam, says Congress candidate BK Handique 07-04-2014 04:34 PM

    Congress candidate BK Handique is a six-time MP from Jorhat and he is aiming for a seventh victory this Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • BJP will see a repeat of the 2009 LS results: Tarun Gogoi's son Gaurav 07-04-2014 02:48 PM

    Gaurav Gogoi is the Congress candidate from Kaliabor in Assam. He was confident of a Congress victory in the state. ...
  • LS fourth phase: 12 pc candidates with criminal records, 20 crorepati 07-04-2014 02:35 PM

    New Delhi: National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 74 candidates who are contesting in the Phase 4 of Lok Sabha 2014 Elections. Seven Lok Sabha seats in four states are voting on April 12 and 74 candidates are in...
  • LS elections: Voter turnout high in Assam and Tripura till 4 pm 07-04-2014 11:19 AM

    Guwahati/Agartala: Update: 4 pm: Assam registers 64 per cent polling till 4 pm. Polling is officially over in most centres but it is still on in places where long queues were registered. 3 pm: Till 3 pm, 60 per cent voting in Assam and 74 per cent voter turnout in...