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  • Live: Scotland rejects independence from the UK, 45% say yes and 55% no after counting in 30 of 32 districts 3 days ago

    Scots agonized over the fate of their country on Friday after record numbers voted in a divisive independence referendum that could break apart the United Kingdom. Scotland's verdict on the union should be clear around breakfast time. Voters lined up at polling stations across Scotland to vote with 4.28 million...
  • Against wardwise counting of votes: EC tells SC May 21, 2014

    Election Commission on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it is against wardwise declaration of vote count in election as is currently done and has asked the Centre to introduce cluster counting to protect right to privacy attached to voting. The EC informed a bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra that...
  • EC website recorded 45 crore hits on counting day May 18, 2014

    Unlike in 2009 when it crashed within minutes, it was a smooth operation this time when the Election Commission website recorded 45 crore hits on the morning of the vote count on Friday, making it the highest number of hits on any Indian website ever in a single day. Unable to...
  • 5.91 lakh voters press NOTA button in UP May 17, 2014

    Over 5.91 lakh voters in Uttar Pradesh chose to refuse all the candidates who were in the fray by opting Election Commission's maiden choice given to them "None of the Above" with maximum number of such votes recorded from Naxalaffected seat of Robertsganj in the state. In the Robertsganj seat, 18,489...
  • Verdict 2014: BJP's bestever show in UP; Congress, regional parties uprooted May 17, 2014

    The saffron party BJP registered the best ever performance in Uttar Pradesh in 2014. Despite 42% of the voters, that comprise Dalits, Yadavs and Muslims who are not considered the natural supporters of the BJP, the party managed to secure 73 seats for itself. The party with a vote share of...
  • BJP rides on 'Modi wave', captures 12 LS seats May 16, 2014

    Riding on a Narendra Modi wave, the BJP has won 12 of the fourteen Lok Sabha seats. The saffron party's Pashupati Nath Singh and Bidyut Baran Mahato established their victory in Dhanbad and Jamshedpur seats. Former chief minister and JMM supremo Shibu Soren, who initially trailed BJP's Sunil Soren, surged ahead by...
  • After the wave: BJPs future in Assam will show the way for other state units May 16, 2014

    Waves do lap up on unexpected shores. Assam, one of the few states that kept returning the Congress to power in the recent past, is witnessing BJP victories in seven of its 14 constituencies. The Congress has been reduced to three seats. Veteran warhorses such as B K Handique from...
  • Jaswant Singh loses Barmer LS seat in Rajasthan May 16, 2014

    Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh, who fought as an Independent candidate from Barmer constituency of Rajasthan, lost by a big margin against BJP's Colonel Sonaram. The BJP candidate, who had joined the party recently from the Congress, defeated the former union minister by a margin of over 87,000 votes. Congress's Harish...
  • Sushma Swaraj wins Vidisha seat by over four lakh votes May 16, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Friday won Vidisha seat in Madhya Pradesh by a huge margin of over four lakh votes. Swaraj, a sitting MP, defeated Congress' Lakshman Singh. Swaraj secured 7,14,248 votes while Lakshman Singh, brother of Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh got 3,03,650 votes. ...
  • Lalu's wife and daughter loses LS election from Saran May 16, 2014

    In an embarassment to RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi and his daughter Misa Bharti lost their elections to the Lok Sabha from Saran and Patliputra parliamentary constituencies respectively. Rabri Devi was defeated by Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Rajiv Pratap Rudy in Saran, while in...
  • LS polls: BJP gets 31 seats, Ram Vilas Paswan wins by over 2 lakh votes May 17, 2014

    BJP won 31 seats, while RJD registered success in 7 seats in Bihar on Friday when the poll officials counted the votes polled in the elections for the state's 40 Lok Sabha seats.JD(U) could only bag 1 seat. Candidates of the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies Lok Janshakti Party and...
  • BJP set for majority in Lok Sabha, supporters celebrate May 16, 2014

    The BJP was on Friday set for a comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha, its candidates taking early leads in 265 of the 498 seats in two hours of vote count across the country. The Congress, India's oldest political party which had ruled India for a decade since 2004 at the...
  • Dushyant Singh makes hattrick on JhalawarBaran seat May 16, 2014

    BJP candidate and sitting MP Dushyant Singh, son of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, on Friday made the hattrick by winning the JhalawarBaran seat by defeating Congress' Pramod Jain Bhaya by a landslide margin of 2,81,546 votes. Singh secured 6,76,102 votes, while Bhaya got 3,94,556 votes. ...
  • LS polls: Congress in tatters as BJP bags 10 out of 11 seats in Chhattisgarh May 16, 2014

    Riding high on 'Modi wave', BJP has bagged 10 out of 11 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The BJP emerged victorious in tribal reserved seats too. BJP strongman and sitting MP from Naxalhit Bastar seat, Dinesh Kashyap defeated Congress candidate Deepak Karma by 1,24,359 votes. Chief Minister Raman Singh's son and debutant...
  • Mistakes committed by UPA worked in NDA's favour: Chouhan May 16, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday attributed the BJP's spectacular victory in Lok Sabha polls to the charismatic leadership of Narendra Modi and a large number of "follies" committed by the Congressled UPA government at Centre. "Along with Modi's leadership qualities, the number of mistakes committed by the...
  • JD(U)'s poor run in assembly bypoll as well May 16, 2014

    JD(U)'s poor showing in the Lok Sabha election in Bihar was reflected in the bypoll in the five assembly seats in the state as it managed to win only one and was trailing in four. Its Mujahid Alam won Kochadhaman Assembly seat in Kisanganj defeating nearest Congress candidate Sadique Samdani by...
  • 'Modi wave' kicks Congress out of Bihar May 16, 2014

    Congress has been almost deserted out from Bihar as it is leading in just two seats in the state against BJP which is leading in 30 seats. There was also no activity in the state Congress office on Friday. Not a single party leader visited the office, except a few working...
  • Modi wave at peak, Congress bites the dust in Uttarakhand May 16, 2014

    The wave which was criticised by all the opposition members has proved its presence now. The result is making the wave evident and is being felt by all the politicians. It seems that the personality based politics opted by BJP has helped the BJP to scale clear majority in the state...
  • Modi takes unassailable lead over Kejriwal in Varanasi May 16, 2014

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was set to win from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat by a huge margin. Modi took an unassailable lead of 1.5 lakh votes over his closest rival, Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). In the votes counted so far, Modi got over 2.32 lakh votes...
  • It's the victory of communal forces: SP on LS results May 16, 2014

    Terming performance of BJP as the victory of "communal forces", Samajwadi Party (SP) on Friday said that it would continue to work for strengthening secular forces in the country. "We respect the mandate. Our party will continue to work to strengthen secular forces. BJP has only tried to spread communalism and...
  • Nitish's house, JD(U) office wears deserted look May 16, 2014

    The sprawling bungalow of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the office of the ruling JDU, which are usually bustling with people, wore a deserted look on Friday as the party was pushed to the fourth place in the Lok Sabha polls in the state. "It is telling a story that...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar loses May 16, 2014

    Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar lost from the Sasaram Lok sabha constituency in Bihar by around 61,000 votes. The Congress candidate was defeated by Bharatiya Janata Party's Chedi Paswan, a former minister who resigned from the Janata DalUnited and joined the BJP ahead of the polls. Meira Kumar won from the seat...
  • Sonia Gandhi leads by 1.21 lakh votes May 16, 2014

    In contrast to her party's rout in Uttar Pradesh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday seemed set to retain her Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat. According to election officials, she led over BJP's Ajay Agarwal by 1.21 lakh votes. The only other Congress candidate leading in Uttar Pradesh was its vice president Rahul...
  • UP epicenter of Modi tsunami, SP and BSP stunned May 16, 2014

    Even Narendra Modi's closest aide and firefighter Amit Shah underestimated the tsunami that his boss and the BJP's prime ministerial candidate has unleased in Uttar Pradesh. A few days ago Shah had augured that the party would get between 50 and 55 seats in the state. Friday midmorning the BJP...
  • Congress's Vincent H Pala wins from Shillong; Sangma bags Meghalaya's Tura May 16, 2014

    The state of Meghalaya constitutes of two Lok Sabha constituencies of Shillong and Tura. The state voted on April 09, 2014 and major contestants are NPP's Purno Agitok Sangma from Tura and Congress's Vincent H Pala. At 10:15 pm: Congress's Vincent H Pala wins from Shillong; Sangma bags Meghalaya's Tura. At 07:00 pm:...
  • Counting begins late in Jharkhand May 16, 2014

    Counting for the 14 Lok Sabha seats on Friday began late by halfanhour at various counting centres in Jharkhand, official sources said Ranchi. The fate of prominent candidates like former chief ministers Shibu Soren and Babulal Marandi (both contested from Dumka), former union ministers and Congress leaders Subodh Kant Sahay (Ranchi)...
  • BJP leads in 10 seats in Chhattisgarh, Ajit Jogi trailing in Mahasumund May 16, 2014

    Raipur: 7:44 pm: Ajit Jogi is trailing in Mahasumund with mere 14 votes. The ruling BJP is maintaining dominance in Chhattisgarh today, leading in 10 out of 11 Lok Sabha seats, with Tamradhwaj Sahu in Durg, the only Congress candidate who is ahead in the counting. BJP's state unit chief Vishnudeo...
  • Modi wins from Varanasi, likely to take oath as PM on May 21 May 16, 2014

    BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has won in Varanasi against his nearest rival Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party. He is liely to take oath as PM on May 21 in Varanasi, according to ETV sources. According to trends available by 11 AM, Modi had polled 38,360 votes as against...
  • Congress gets twothird majority in Arunachal Assembly polls, wins 40 out of 60 seats May 16, 2014

    In the state of Arunachal Pradesh the counting is underway for the two Lok Sabha seats and 49 assembly seats, 11 already won by Congress uncontested. The fate of 143 candidates who contested from 49 assembly constituencies along with 11 candidates who were in the fray for Arunachal East and...
  • Congress wins both LS seats from Manipur May 16, 2014

    The north eastern state of Manipur have two Lok Sabha seats. The state voted on April 9 and 17, 2014. At 07:05 pm: Congress takes lead on both LS seats from Manipur, NPF trails. At 3:45 pm, situation remains similar, Congress leading the vote share with 40.90 percent in its bag. At 10:00...