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  • Odisha: 1 dead, 4 injured in post-poll related violence 20-04-2014 09:15 AM

    Kendrapara: One person died and four others suffered serious injuries in a post-poll related violence between the BJD and Congress workers on Sunday in Kendrapara district of Odisha. In a separate incident, a block development officer (BDO) was beaten up by political workers after he was found with demo EVM...
  • 70 per cent voter turnout recorded during re-poll in Arunachal Pradesh 19-04-2014 06:23 PM

    Over seventy per cent voting was recorded in Arunachal Pradesh during re-polling conducted in 34 polling stations across the state on Saturday. The re-polling which started at 6 am ended at 2 pm in a peaceful note without any incidents of violence, election office sources said. The Election Commission has...
  • Former Andhra CM Kiran Reddy opts out from May 7 elections 19-04-2014 01:48 PM

    Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and President of Jai Samaikyaandhra Party, Kiran Kumar Reddy, has opted out of the contest in the May seven elections in the state. Though Kiran was expected to file his nomination from his home turf Piler Assembly constituency in Chittoor district on Saturday, he...
  • Jaganmohan Reddy owns assets worth Rs 343 crore, but no vehicle 17-04-2014 09:15 PM

    Kadapa: YSR Congress President YS Jaganmohan Reddy owns assets of more than Rs 343 crore but does not own a vehicle. Jagan on Thursday filed his nomination for Pulivendula Assembly seat in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. According to his affidavit filed along with the nomination, Jagan owns movable assets...
  • Odisha: None turn up to vote in 8 booths in Maoist-hit areas 17-04-2014 07:39 PM

    Though there was peaceful repolling in 15 booths in Maoist-hit Chitrakonda Assembly seat in Odisha's Malkangiri district on Thursday, no votes were cast in eight polling stations mostly due to fear, official sources said. No votes were polled in the seven booths in cut-off areas of Balimela reservoir -- Andrapalli,...
  • Campaign ends in Odisha for Lok Sabha and Assembly seats 15-04-2014 07:34 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Campaigning ended on Tuesday in 11 Lok Sabha and 77 Assembly seats in Odisha for the second and last phase of polling for the elections on April 17. The fate of 98 candidates, including 11 women would be decided in the Lok Sabha elections and that of 747 candidates,...
  • No Maoist threat to polling in April 17 in Odisha 15-04-2014 03:19 PM

    There was no Maoist threat in the second and last phase of polling in Odisha for 11 Lok Sabha constituencies and 77 Assembly seats on April 17, while stringent security was in place, state election officials said on Tuesday. "There is no Maoist threat though pockets of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and...
  • BJP-TDP coordinating well for AP polls, says Javadekar 14-04-2014 06:37 PM

    Hyderabad: Senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Monday said the TDP and BJP, which have formed an alliance for elections, are working in tandem and a mechanism has been built for coordination in all the constituencies. BJP would release its Seemandhra candidates by Tuesday night, Javadekar told reporters in Hyderabad....
  • Eight industrialists in LS poll fray in Andhra Pradesh 14-04-2014 04:14 PM

    Eight leading industrialists and businessmen are in poll fray from different parties for the Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh. Four of them belong to the YSR Congress, which released the list of its candidates for the simultaneous polls to Legislative Assembly and Lok Sabha in the undivided AP. A...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Jagan to contest from Pulivendula Assembly seat 14-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Hyderabad: YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy would contest from Pulivendula seat in native Kadapa district during the Assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh. Jagan who has been MP from Kadapa, is fighting the Assembly polls for the first time. Pulivendula is a stronghold of the YSR family and it was...
  • 10-yr-old victim of election related violence dies 14-04-2014 01:53 PM

    A ten-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries sustained in an attack on his family when some unidentified persons had opened fire at their house in Shamli district for apparently voting for a particular candidate in the April 10 Assembly polls held here, police said on Monday. According to the police,...
  • 186 candidates in Odisha facing criminal cases 13-04-2014 07:09 PM

    As many as 186 candidates for 77 assembly seats which are going to polls in Odisha in the second phase on April 17 have declared criminal cases against them, according to a report of Odisha Election Watch (OEW). Of the 747 candidates, 186 have declared criminal cases against them, constituting...
  • Hectic campaigning for last phase polls in Odisha 13-04-2014 06:09 PM

    As the last phase of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Odisha drew closer, political heavyweights crisscrossed the constituencies going to polls on April 17. Bigwigs of different political parties are touring the 11 Lok Sabha and 77 Assembly seats, located mostly in coastal and north Odisha, to woo voters....
  • Congress declares candidates for 3 Assembly by-polls in Bihar 12-04-2014 10:46 PM

    The Congress in Bihar on Saturday declared its candidate for MaharajganjAssembly seat with a "hope" that ally RJD will not field its nominee but said if Lalu Prasad's party still decided to contest this and two other seats in thebypolls it was ready for a "friendly" fight. Congress has nominated...
  • Sikkim: Monks vote to chose a lama as their MLA 12-04-2014 06:16 PM

    Gangtok: Hundreds of monks from Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayan state of Sikkim on Saturday voted to choose a Lama as their representative in the state assembly. The 'Sangha' seat is the only one of its kind in India which was created under Article 371 (F) of the Constitution to...
  • Sikkim: Monks vote to chose lama as their MLA 12-04-2014 05:05 PM

    Hundreds of monks from Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayan state of Sikkim on Saturday voted to choose a Lama as their representative in the state assembly. The 'Sangha' seat is the only one of its kind in India which was created under Article 371 (F) of the Constitution to give...
  • 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...
  • Phase 4 of LS polls on Saturday; to cover 7 seats in four states 11-04-2014 05:03 PM

    The fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections will take place on Saturday covering seven constituencies in four states where over half-a-crore voters will decide the fate of 74 candidates. While the first phase of the nine phased electoral battle took place on April 7, the polling for the third phase...
  • Campaigning for Sikkim Assembly and LS seat ends 10-04-2014 05:51 PM

    Campaigning for the 32 assembly seats and the lone Lok Sabha seat in Sikkim for which polling would be held on April 12 ended Thursday evening. With support growing for the newly-formed Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), the ruling party Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) would have a tough fight to stay...
  • Odisha votes for Assembly, Lok Sabha elections 10-04-2014 11:40 AM

    The electorate in Odisha is casting their votes to select their representatives to Lok Sabha and state Assembly. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Odisha registers over 67 pc polling till 6 pm 10-04-2014 09:14 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha registered over 67 per cent polling till 6 pm in the first of the two-phased simultaneous elections to the 10 Lok Sabha and 70 Assembly seats in the Maoist belt of the state. Earlier, voting ended in 54 of the 70 Assembly constituencies of Odisha that went to...
  • Odisha: Polling to be webcast in Ganjam district 09-04-2014 07:34 PM

    The Ganjam district administration has decided to webcast polling in 19 selected booths in various Assembly constituencies. "Polling would be webcast from at least 19 booths where broadband facility by the BSNL is available," District Collector Prem Chandra Chaudhary said. The main objective of the webcast was to prevent illegal...
  • Andhra: Chandrababu Naidu to re-contest from Kuppam Assembly seat 09-04-2014 04:37 PM

    TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu would seek re-election from his Kuppam seat of Chittoor district in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections. Naidu's name figures in the first list of TDP candidates for 7 Lok Sabha and 47 Assembly segments in Seemandhra. Simultaneous elections to 175 Assembly and 25 Lok...
  • Arunachal Pradesh: Congress candidate alleges kidnapped by ultras, released 09-04-2014 02:34 PM

    Congress candidate for Konsa (W) legislative assembly in troubled Tirap district was on Wednesday allegedly kidnapped by ultras while six EVMs were damaged in three districts during the polling to two Lok Sabha and 60 assembly seats in the state, official said. Yumsum Matey representing Khonsa West was allegedly kidnapped...
  • Odisha: Security stepped up for polling in Maoist-hit areas 09-04-2014 02:15 PM

    With over 50 of the 70 Assembly seats going to polls on Thursday in Maoist-hit areas of Odisha, the Election Commission has stepped up security measures with 156 companies of central paramilitary forces and around 27,000 policemen besides three helicopters. Maoists have given a poll boycott call in certain pockets....
  • BJP announces candidates for LS, Assembly polls in Andhra 09-04-2014 01:11 PM

    The BJP on Wednesday announced its list of candidates for the Lok Sabha and assembly polls in Telangana region that includes former Union Ministers Bandaru Dattatreya, Ch Vidyasagar Rao among others. Dattatreya would be contesting from Secunderabad Lok Sabha seat, which he has held twice earlier, while Vidyasagar Rao has...
  • Sikkim Assembly polls getting violent for first time 09-04-2014 12:46 PM

    Gangtok: For the first time in the last 20 years, the peaceful and quiet atmosphere of Sikkim has been disturbed with political clashes being reported in the run-up to the state assembly and Lok Sabha polls. According to official figures, two persons have been killed in political clashes in the...
  • Telangana: Master gambler KCR contests in both Assembly and LS polls 09-04-2014 12:39 PM

    Hyderabad: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrashekhararao is gambling once again. Popularly known as KCR, who has attained a cult figure status after his long, spirited fight for Telangana state yielded desired result is now sailing on two boats at the same time. KCR is contesting in the...
  • Sikkim's ruling SDF trying to reap fruits of the past 09-04-2014 12:26 PM

    Gangtok: With zero opposition in the Sikkim Assembly, the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) is banking on the success of various development works during its 20 years of power in the state to seek a record mandate for the fifth time in a row. SDF President and Sikkim Chief Minister...
  • 16 voting machines replaced during polling in Arunachal Pradesh 09-04-2014 11:53 AM

    Around 16 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were on Wednesday replaced after they developed technical snags during voting for the two Lok Sabha seats and 49 out of 60 Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh, the EC said. State Chief Electoral officer Chandra Bhusan Kumar said polling process halted for a brief...