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  • Surat West by-poll: 28 per cent voting recorded till noon 04-12-2013 03:17 PM

    Nearly 28 per cent polling was recorded till Wednesday noon for the by-polls to Surat West Assembly constituency, an Election Commission official said. "Till noon, 28 per cent polling was recorded.The voting percentage is expected to go higher. No untoward incident has been reported so far," an ECI official said....
  • DMK candidate, five others file nominations for Yercaud bypoll 09-11-2013 08:20 PM

    Chennai: DMK candidate V Maran and five others on Saturday filed their nominations for the December 4 Yercaud (ST) by-poll which is likely to witness a direct face-off between archrivals DMK and AIADMK. Nominations for the reserved constituency started on Saturday. Election to the hill constituency was necessitated following the...
  • TN: AIADMK announces candidate for Yercaud by-poll 23-10-2013 01:04 PM

    AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday announced P.Saroja as its candidate to contest the December 4 Yercaud by-election to the state assembly. In a statement in Chennai, party general secretary and Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa announced P.Saroja as the party's official candidate for the by-election. On Oct 11, DMK announced V.Maran...
  • Gowda accepts son's resignation after defeat in Lok Sabha by-polls 28-08-2013 05:29 PM

    Bangalore: The JDS founder and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda accepted his son and JDS Karnataka State chief HD Kumaraswamy's resignation on Wednesday. He resigned after the JDS suffered a humiliating defeat in last week's Lok Sabha by-polls. Kumaraswamy's wife Anitha also lost by over 1 lakh votes from...
  • Veerappa Moily hails Congress victory in Karnataka by-polls 24-08-2013 07:06 PM

    Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Saturday hailed Congress' thumping victory in by-polls for two Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka as a big game changer ahead of general elections. Congress dealt a big blow to the JDS in its heartland when it wrested the Mandya and Bangalore Rural seats from...
  • Congress ahead of JDS in Karnataka LS bypolls 24-08-2013 10:33 AM

    The ruling Congress party candidates were racing ahead of their rival JDS in Mandya and Bangalore rural Lok Sabha constituencies in the August 21 bypolls as counting of votes was taken up on Saturday. Congress' candidate actress Ramya was ahead of her opponent CS Puttaraju by over 12,000 votes while...
  • Pakistan's biggest by-polls begin for 41 seats on Thursday 22-08-2013 06:16 PM

    Pakistan's biggest ever by-polls for 41 national and provincial assembly constituencies began on Thursday in which the ruling party PML-N is likely to have an upper hand. The polling which began at 8 am local time will continue till 5 pm without any break. In all, 522 candidates are contenting...
  • Pakistan: By-polls for 41 national, provincial assembly constituencies begin today 22-08-2013 12:13 PM

    Pakistan's biggest ever by-polls for 41 National and state assembly constituencies began on Thursday in which the ruling party PML-N is likely to have an upper hand. The polling which began at 8 am local time will continue till 5 pm without any break. In all, 522 candidates are contenting...
  • HP by-polls: Cong candidate Pratibha Singh wins from Mandi 30-06-2013 02:18 PM

    Shimla: Congress candidate Pratibha Singh on Sunday won the Mandi Lok Sabha by-election, defeating her nearest BJP rival Jai Ram Thakur by a massive margin of over 1.36 lakh votes. The polling was held in sixteen Assembly segments on June 23, while the exercise was held in rain-hit Kinnaur tribal...
  • Himachal by-polls: Cong candidate takes unassailable lead in Mandi 30-06-2013 12:14 PM

    Shimla: Congress candidate Pratibha Singh on Sunday established an unassailable lead of about 1,10,436 votes over her nearest BJP rival Jai Ram Thakur as counting of votes started for Mandi Lok Sabha by-election. Polling was held on June 23. Pratibha Singh, wife of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, has polled 2,78,758...
  • Himachal Pradesh by-polls: Counting of votes begins in Mandi 30-06-2013 10:51 AM

    Shimla: Counting of votes for the Mandi parliamentary bypoll in Himachal Pradesh began at 8 am Sunday and the result is expected by noon, election officials said in Shimla. The fate of four candidates, including two independents, will be decided during the day. Nearly 53 per cent of the 11,24,786...
  • Video CD in circulation against Himachal Congress leader 15-06-2013 05:10 AM

    Shimla: A video CD portraying a senior Congress leader from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi with a woman is in circulation in the district ahead of the Mandi Lok Sabha by-poll June 23, police officials said on Friday, adding a case will be filed. "We have received a complaint on circulation of...
  • BJP gifted Howrah seat to Mamata for deserting UPA: Cong 06-06-2013 11:36 PM

    New Delhi: A day after drubbing in Howrah Lok Sabha by-election, the Congress on Thursday sought to attribute the Trinamool Congress's win to a "nexus between Mamata Banerjee's party and the BJP", saying it was the latter's "gift" to Banerjee for walking out of the UPA. The party claimed that...
  • Gujarat by-polls win boosts Modi's chances to head BJP's LS campaign 05-06-2013 09:10 PM

    New Delhi: A clean sweep for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Gujarat by-polls couldn't have come at a more opportune time for Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Modi met party president Rajnath Singh on Wednesday just days before it's National Executive conclave in Goa. The meeting came even as the discussion...
  • 'Failed to bring people's anger against BJP to booths' 05-06-2013 08:16 PM

    Ahmedabad: After Congress's rout in the Gujarat by-elections, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) Chief Arjun Modhwadia on Wednesday said the party failed to bring people's anger against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in the state to the polling booths. In a blow to the Congress, the BJP on Wednesday swept...
  • Bihar by-poll: RJD wins Maharajganj by-poll 05-06-2013 10:50 AM

    Maharganj: RJD's Prabhunath Singh has swept the Maharajganj by-poll with a massive 1.36 lakh vote margin. The win is a big blow for the Nitish Kumar government as it heralds the return of Lalu Prasad as a key player. The main candidates were JD(U) leader and Bihar Education Minister PK...
  • Gujarat by-polls: BJP wins both LS, all 4 Assembly seats 05-06-2013 10:40 AM

    Ahmedabad: In a big victory for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party has won all the six seats (two Lok Sabha setas and four Assembly seats) in the by-polls. This includes the Porbander seat which was contested by former Congressman and now BJP leader Vitthal Radadiya. The...
  • WB: TMC wins Howrah by-poll by 27,000 votes 05-06-2013 10:15 AM

    Howrah: The Trinamool Congress candidate Prasun Banerjee has won the Howrah by-poll over its CPI(M) rival Sridip Bhattacharya by 27,000 votes. The result in the by-poll is seen as the trust vote for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after the chit fund scam hit West Bengal. The election has been necessitated...
  • West Bengal: Results for Howrah by-poll to be announced today 05-06-2013 08:20 AM

    Kolkata: By-poll result for the Howrah constituency in West Bengal, which went in for polling on Sunday, will be announced on Wednesday. The election has been necessitated following the death of Trinamool Congress MP Ambika Banerjee on April 25. This will be the acid test for Trinamool Congress as it...
  • Gujarat by-poll: Counting for LS, Assembly seats tomorrow 04-06-2013 10:00 PM

    Ahmedabad: Counting will take place on Wednesday for the two Lok Sabha and four Assembly seats where by-elections were held last Sunday. "Counting will start at 8 am tomorrow at four centres of Porbandar, Panchmahal, Limbadi and Banaskantha for all the seats and we are expecting results by the afternoon,"...
  • Low turnout in Gujarat by-polls particularly in Banaskantha, Porbandar 02-06-2013 03:50 PM

    Ahmedabad: By-elections to two Lok Sabha and four Assembly seats in Gujarat did not enthuse the voters much going by their low turnout on Sunday. The turnout was poor, particularly in Lok Sabha constituencies of Banaskantha and Porbandar. "Banaskantha seat had around 37 per cent voting while Porbandar recorded 30...
  • BJP nominates gun-toting MLA for Porbandar LS by-poll 14-05-2013 04:22 PM

    Gandhinagar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday nominated controversial MLA Vitthal Radadiya from Porbandar for Lok Sabha by-poll. Radadiya, a former Congress MLA, had quit the party weeks after he was caught on CCTV brandishing a gun at a toll-booth attendant at Karjan near Vadodara in October 2012. Radadiya...
  • Karnataka by-poll: Litmus test for Gowda 22-12-2011 06:45 AM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda is gearing up for an electoral battle for the lone legislative council seat in Bangalore on Thursday. Gowda is presently not a member of either House of the State Assembly and as per the constitution, he needs to get elected to the state...
  • Karnataka Council polls: BJP fears cross voting 22-12-2011 02:37 AM

    Bangalore: The crucial by-election to the lone Council seat, which will decide the fate of Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda, will be held on Thursday. Though the present strength of the BJP in the Assembly is sufficient for Gowda to sail through the contest, rumours of cross voting, particularly...
  • Multi-corner contest in Bihar's Laukaha by-poll 29-11-2011 03:44 PM

    Laukaha (Bihar): As many as 13 candidates are in fray for Wednesday's by-poll to Laukaha Assembly seat, considered prestigious for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in Bihar's Madhubani district. Once a pocket borough of Congress and CPI, the seat was won by Hari Prasad Sah, a former Bihar minister, on a...
  • No rejig in core committee now: Team Anna 30-10-2011 08:59 PM

    New Delhi: The three key Team Anna members - Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan - were in Ralegaon Siddhi on Sunday to apprise their leader of the deliberations of the group's core committee meet on Saturday. After discussions spanning more than two hours, a draft statement by anti-corruption...
  • Anna to pick new members, says core committee 29-10-2011 08:14 PM

    New Delhi: The mood within the core committee of Team Anna was grim on Saturday, even as it met to decide on its own dissolution. There were questions on how the core committee conducted itself. Justice Santosh Hegde and Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan skipped the crucial meeting and anti-corruption...
  • Anna has deviated from his objective: ex-aide 28-10-2011 05:37 AM

    Jaipur: Anna Hazare has deviated from his objective and his team is full of arrogant people in which there is no room for good human beings, a former member of the Core Committee of the Gandhian's team on Thursday alleged. Before launching his campaign against corruption, Anna Hazare had decided...
  • Kejriwal wants police to release his attacker 19-10-2011 07:02 AM

    New Delhi: Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal was attacked and heckled on Tuesday as he was preparing for a meeting in Lucknow. The attempted attack came a day after the drubbing Congress party got in Hisar by-poll and a few days after the attack on Prashant Bhushan and Anna's supporters....