ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS

  • Jharkhand: Security lapse during Rajnath Singh's poll campaign after helicopter loses its way 23 minutes ago

    Majhgaon: In a major lapse in security, Home Minsiter Rajnath Singh's helicopter lost its way while he was campaigning in Jharkhand. The helicopter landed in Majhgaon instead of landing in Badajamda in Chaibasa. What is more worrying is that this area has been marked as a sensitive zone as extremism...
  • Jharkhand: Naxals attack polling party at Latehar, encounter with CRPF personnel on 59 minutes ago

    Ranchi: A polling party was attacked by Naxals in Latehar in Jharkhand when they were returning from their cluster point to their base station on Wednesday morning. The incident took place after Jharkhand voted in the first phase of Assembly elections 2014 on Tuesday. An encounter is currently on between...
  • Battle for Jharkhand: Parties sniff victory in high voter turnout 16 hours 52 minutes ago

    Ranchi: In the Naxal-hit 13 constituencies of Jharkhand, people came out in large numbers to vote and the queues seen outside the polling booths had a good number of elderly and women voters. The first phase of Jharkhand elections was a key test for security forces. Even though 1,752 booths were...
  • With no expectations from voters, Omar taking it easy in elections 17 hours 9 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is battling anti-incumbency factor and people's wrath in wake of the floods, is taking it easy in these Assembly elections. Talking to CNN-IBN on Tuesday, he said, "It is the easiest when nobody expects from you. The so-called experts have written of...
  • Rajnath lauds high voter turnout in Kashmir, Jharkhand 17 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday said the huge voter turnout in the Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand assembly elections was a "positive sign" and people had defied the threat of militants and Maoists. He said he was happy to learn of the huge turnout in the first phase of...
  • J&K: Ignoring boycott call, freezing weather, over 70 pc voters come out in the first phase of polls 17 hours 35 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Despite a boycott call given by separatist leaders and chilly weather conditions, the first phase of the five phased Legislative Assembly elections in 15 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a remarkable voter turnout, setting a positive trend for the remaining four phases in the state. A massive security grid...
  • Cartoon of the day: J&K witnesses record 70 per cent voter turnout in first phase of polls 18 hours 47 minutes ago

    The first phase of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir recorded 70 per cent polling despite the boycott call given by separatist leaders. ...
  • Kashmir is 'dormant', its people disillusioned and angry, say social activists 19 hours 47 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Even as voting for the five-phase Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections started on November 25, there is a fear among the people in the Valley that the situation may turn for the worse if the new government fails to provide a clean, corruption-free and efficient administration. A political analyst in...
  • Srinagar: Locals pelt stones on policemen in Maisuma 20 hours 45 minutes ago

    Srinagar: While 15 constituencies voted in the first phase of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, violence broke out in Maisuma area of Srinagar on Monday evening. Local residents pelted stones at policemen after they rounded up few anti-social elements ahead of elections in the region. It has to be noted that...
  • Jharkhand polls: First phase records 61.92 per cent voter turnout 20 hours 50 minutes ago

    Ranchi: The voter turnout in first phase of Jharkhand assembly elections was recorded at 61.92 per cent; the Election Commission however said that the figure is likely to go up. The polling for 13 of the 81 Assembly constituencies in Jharkhand, spread over six Maoist-affected districts, ended at 3 PM on...
  • Jammu & Kashmir records remarkable 70 per cent polling in first phase of Assembly elections 21 hours 3 minutes ago

    Srinagar: The first phase of Assembly elections in 15 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a remarkable 70 per cent polling. Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath told reporters that there were no major incidents of violence reported in the state. "100 per cent flawless polls in Ist phase in Jammu and...
  • J&K polls: Enthusiastic voters come out to exercise their franchise 21 hours 24 minutes ago

    The first phase of Assembly elections in 15 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a remarkable 70 per cent polling. ...
  • Army Chief on visit to J&K to review security situation Yesterday

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag is undertaking a visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday to review the security situation there as the first phase of polling goes underway. Suhag will begin his tour of the state from Srinagar. He is expected to be back in the national...
  • Tunnel bomb, landmines recovered even as Jharkhand votes for first phase in polls Yesterday

    Hariharganj: Even as the first phase of voting in Jharkhand Assembly elections is underway, Naxal threat remains a cause for concern especially along the Gaya-Jharkhand border region. For the past 48 hours, a powerful tunnel bomb planted by Naxals has not been diffused. Residents of surrounding villages of Koti and Chatra...
  • Jharkhand: Naxal leaders take the non-violent route, field relatives in Assembly polls Yesterday

    Ranchi: There are clear signs that despite greater police presence and extensive paramilitary operations, the Naxals in Jharkhand have still not cowed down. They are striking wherever they can, making their presence felt. However, at the same time, a large number of Naxal leaders have also joined the democratic process....
  • Live: Voters pay no heed to boycott call, turn out in large numbers despite freezing cold Yesterday

    A total of 10,502,50 voters, including 5,00,539 women, will decide the fate of 12 sitting MLAs, including seven ministers among 123 candidates at 1,900 polling stations in 15 constituencies. ...
  • Live: Polling over in all 13 constituencies in Jharkhand Yesterday

    Polling for 13 of the 81 Assembly constituencies in Jharkhand, spread over six Maoist-affected districts, began at seven this morning amid tight security. ...
  • Voting begins for 13 seats in Naxal hotbed Jharkhand, 10 MLAs in the fray Yesterday

    Ranchi: Polling for 13 of the 81 Assembly constituencies in Jharkhand, spread over six Maoist-affected districts, began at seven on Tuesday morning amid tight security. An electorate of 33,61,938, of whom 15,77,090 are female voters, are eligible to exercise their franchise to choose among 199 candidates, including 18 women. All 13 seats...
  • J&K Assembly elections: Polling for first phase today; 7 ministers, 12 MLAs in the fray Yesterday

    Srinagar: Over 10.50 lakh voters will get to decide the political fate of 123 candidates, including seven ministers and 12 sitting MLAs, who are in the fray in 15 constituencies in the first phase of the five phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Polling will start at 8:00...
  • Jammu & Kashmir: 24 years on, a mother still awaits her son picked up by the Army Yesterday

    Srinagar: More than two-and-a-half decades ago as Kashmir Valley was burning and its people were caught in the crossfire between security forces on one side and terrorists on the other, another crisis was beginning to fuel the fire. With the Indian government going all out to crush terror groups at any...
  • Sonia Gandhi approves five election committees for Delhi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday approved the composition of five election committees for the upcoming assembly polls in Delhi, a party statement said. The 'pradesh election committee' will be headed by state Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely and will have 23 members in addition to the heads of...
  • PDP's prime agenda to protect honour of J&K people: Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed Yesterday

    Jammu: On the eve of the first phase of five-stage assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP patron Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed on Monday said that his party's prime agenda is to protect dignity and honour of the people of the state. "Our agenda is to protect dignity and honour of...
  • Polling for first phase in 15 constituencies on Tuesday in J&K Yesterday

    Srinagar/Ranchi: Amidst security alert about possible Maoist attacks on politicians in Jharkhand and militant groups' poll boycott call in Jammu and Kashmir, the stage was set for the first of staggered assembly elections in the two states on Tuesday. The first phase will cover 15 seats in Jammu and Kashmir,...
  • Congress misusing state machinery in Jharkhand: BJP Yesterday

    Jamshedpur: BJP on Monday alleged that Congress had been misusing the state machinery for getting electoral gain in the five-phase Assembly polls in Jharkhand beginning on Tuesday. The arrest of party candidate from Daltongunj Manoj Kumar Singh within hours of the AICC supremo Sonia Gandhi's campaign for a state minister and...
  • Jharkhand elections: 8 big fights in Round One Yesterday

    The 13 Assembly segments of Jharkhand are going to polls on Tuesday and 199 candidates are in the fray. Fate of turncoats, local heavyweights, Independents, members of royal families and new coalitions are at stake. The political atmosphere is uncertain to such an extent that parties expecting leaders to address...
  • J&K Assembly polls: Rahul Gandhi to campaign on November 25 2 days ago

    Jammu: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will campaign for his party in the second phase of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. "Rahul Gandhi will campaign for the party candidates in north Kashmir and Jammu division on November 25," General Secretary & Spokesperson, J&K Congress Dr Abdul Rashid Choudhary,...
  • With no clarity on Article 370, BJP delays release of J&K poll manifesto 2 days ago

    Srinagar: With just a day to go for the first phase of polls for Jammu and Kashmir, there is still no clarity within the Bharatiya Janata Party on Article 370 which has delayed releasing of its manifesto. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that there should be a debate on Article 370....
  • J&K elections: Polling for first phase in 15 constituencies on Tuesday 2 days ago

    Srinagar: The stage is set for the first of the five-phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir as 12 sitting MLAs, including seven ministers, are among 123 candidates trying their luck in 15 constituencies that will go to polls on Tuesday in all three regions of the state. While six constituencies...
  • J&K elections: Election Commission stops release of PDP poll manifesto 2 days ago

    Jammu: In an overnight decision, the Election Commission has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from releasing its election manifesto on Monday. In a communication addressed to the PDP, the state's chief electoral officer (CEO) said that since campaigning for the first phase of the state assembly elections ended on Sunday...
  • Dumped by people, Congress faces the gravest crisis, internal fight escalates 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Everything seems to be going wrong with the Congress these days. After the most humiliating defeat at the hands of Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha election and debacle in the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections, internal fighting is escalating in the grand old party which ruled the...