General Elections

  • 'Pure news is passe, now ideology shapes news' 09-07-2014 10:08 AM

    New Delhi: Senior journalists rounding up their assessment of media coverage of the 2014 general election said that "pure" news has more or less disappeared and that the personal ideology of the editor or proprietor often shapes news. At a panel discussion chaired by NDTV Group Editor Barkha Dutt on...
  • Indian Overseas Bank contributes to women empowerment 14-06-2014 06:37 PM

    Woman empowerment has been vital for India's progress and development and the Indian Overseas Bank has been a catalyst in woman growth by introducing self health groups and cooperative societies for rural women. ...
  • Packing bags and hoping there's no 'hera-pheri': How Indian politicians are coping with loss of 2014 elections on Twitter 19-05-2014 12:38 PM

    After the dismal performance of Congress in the General Elections of 2014, politicians were seen accepting their defeat and tweeting congratulatory messages to BJP that clearly reflected their disappointment at the loss. While Milind Deora tweeted how he was packing his bags with a picture, Digvijay Singh asked Narendra Modi...
  • Lok Sabha elections: TRS sweeps Telangana, Congress bites dust, KCR the king 16-05-2014 07:41 PM

    Hyderabad: After Narendra Modi, perhaps the biggest winner in this election is TRS chief K Chandrashekhararao. Rao, the chief of TRS has achieved almost everything he wanted to achieve in just 14 years. In 2001, he quit the TDP to make Telangana state a reality. He got his Telangana in...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Read list of winners in Andhra Pradesh 16-05-2014 07:27 PM

    Hyderabad: It's a win-win day for Telugu Desam Party as it has won 16 seats out of the 42 in Andhra Pradesh. TRS has registered victory in 11 seats and YSR Congress in nine seats. Following is the list of winners in Andhra Pradesh: Adilabad- Godam Nagesh (TRS) Amalapuram- Dr...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Read list of winners in Tamil Nadu 16-05-2014 07:18 PM

    Chennai: J Jayalalithaa's AIADMK has scripted history with sweeping 37 of the 39 seats in Tamil Nadu. Karunanidhi's DMK failed to even open its account in the 2014 Lok Sabha election results. Following is the list of winners in Tamil Nadu: Arakkonam- Hari G (AIADMK) Arani- V Elumalai (AIADMK) Chennai...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Read list of winners in Karnataka 16-05-2014 07:00 PM

    Bangalore: Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka is a mixed bag with some expected and many unexpected losses. While former Infosys chief Nandan Nilekani faced a deafening defeat at the hands of three-time MP Ananth Kumar in the Bangalore South constituency. Union Minister Veerappa Moily after a neck and neck fight...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Read list of winners in Kerala 16-05-2014 06:42 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: While the Congress-led UDF retained its might in Kerala, Left Democratic Front showed a slight improvement in its performance from the last general elections. UDF has been reduced to 10 seats, while the LDF won in seven seats, two seats more than its 2009 tally. After a close battle...
  • LS polls: 'Amma' magic wipes out Karunanidhi's DMK in Tamil Nadu 16-05-2014 01:36 PM

    Chennai: AIADMK is set to break all records in Tamil Nadu as J Jayalalithaa leads her party to a landslide victory in Tamil Nadu. The party is up for a thumping victory in the state as 38 of its candidates are leading in 39 Lok Sabha seats in the state....
  • Andhra: TRS leads Assembly, LS polls in Telangana; TDP ahead in Seemandhra 16-05-2014 12:17 PM

    Hyderabad: The divided state of Andhra Pradesh is witnessing a fascinating contest. In Telangana, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is leading and it expected to cross half way mark easily. The TRS is ahead in both the Assembly and Lok Sabha election. The KCR-led TRS is leading in 48 Assembly...
  • AINRC wins lone seat of Puducherry 16-05-2014 08:27 AM

    Pondicherry: Counting for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Pondicherry has begun. While the ballot boxes have been opened, votes registered in EVMs will be counted at 8:30 am. Union Minister V Narayansamy is the present Lok Sabha MP from Pondicherry. Pondicherry went to polls on April 24. ...
  • Union Minister Shashi Tharoor wins, close fight between UDF,LDF 16-05-2014 08:13 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: 10:20 am: Union Minister Shashi Tharoor is trailing in his constituency by over 16,000 votes. BJP's C Rajagopal is leading in the seat. 9:30 am: Congress is leading in six seats. Meanwhile,the Left is ahead in eight seats. BJP is leading in just one seat. 8:30 am: Congress-led UDF...
  • AIADMK wipes out DMK, wins 37 seats in Tamil Nadu 16-05-2014 08:07 AM

    Chennai: Updates - 12:00 noon: Jayalalithaa's AIADMK wipes out DMK as it leads in 35 of the 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu. 10.10 am: AIADMK sweeps Tamil Nadu; Congress, DMK stare at a massive loss. AIADMK leading in 22 seats. Counting of the postal ballots has begun for...
  • Voting trends of Karnataka 16-05-2014 08:01 AM

    Ballots will be opened in some time to decide the fate of candidates contesting in the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka. Key candidates in the southern state include former Infosys chief Nandan Nilekani who has challenged three-time MP Ananth Kumar. B Sriramulu, a controversial BJP figure is also contesting...
  • Voting trends in Andhra Pradesh 16-05-2014 07:50 AM

    Hyderabad: Results for the 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh will be out on Friday. Key candidates contesting in Andhra Pradesh include YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy, Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu and TRS chief KCR Rao. There are 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana and 25...
  • 'Abki baar Modi sarkar' jokes and Selfies: The 2014 General Elections saw 10 things that had never happened before 15-05-2014 04:28 PM

    The General Elections 2014 have finally come to an end after what seems ages! The political ad jingles on radio and television have now become annoying to say the least. There was mud-slinging, a childish war of words, and a lot of hate between different political parties. However, there were...
  • Watch: This golden YouTube video takes you back to 1952 during the first General Elections in India 15-05-2014 03:18 PM

    The modern day election campaign has seen dharnas, huge stages, and crowds turning up in huge numbers. But what was an election campaign like 60 years ago? What did an election rally and polling booths look like? The YouTube channel British Path shared a video of the Indian Elections in...
  • Snapshot: India's oldest voter couple shows the victory sign urging the youth to cast their votes 05-05-2014 05:28 PM

    97 year old Shyam Saran Negi and his wife 91 year old Hira Mani, residents of Kalpa village that falls in the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency in Himachal Pradesh, show the victory sign. Mountain's man, Shyam Saran Negi has never missed voting in a single election. He has been a...
  • JDU to support Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi against Narendra Modi 01-05-2014 03:35 PM

    Varanasi: The Janata Dal United has decided to back Aam Aadmi Party National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi. The party announced that it is opposing Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the constituency and is supporting Kejriwal instead. The JDU had broken off its long standing alliance...
  • Despite the heat, people come in large numbers to vote in Vadodara 30-04-2014 12:13 PM

    The temperature in Vadodara on Wednesday morning was over 43 degree Celsius. However, that didn't deter people from coming out in large numbers early in the morning and casting their votes. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections phase 7: Modi, Sonia, Jaitley among key candidates in the fray 30-04-2014 07:28 AM

    In the seventh phase of the Lok Sabha elections on April 30, voting began across 89 seats in seven states and two Union Territories on Wednesday. All 26 seats in Gujarat, 13 in Punjab and 17 in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh are voting along with 46 other constituencies....
  • Not nervous about my first election, says TRS chief's daughter 29-04-2014 10:53 AM

    CNN-IBN travelled to the Nizamabad constituency, which is a part of Telangana now. CNN-IBN's Preeti Singh spoke to TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha who is contesting against 2-time Congress MP Madhu Goud Yaskhi. ...
  • Farooq Abdullah charms voters, can he retain Srinagar? 29-04-2014 10:29 AM

    Srinagar: The seventh phase of the general elections will get underway on Wednesday, April 30, and in Srinagar, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah is seeking renomination. Arguably one of the best crowd-pullers in the country, Dr Farooq Abdullah has been a winner all along. At 77, the National Conference patriarch...
  • Watch: Voters in a Rae Bareli village say they've never seen Sonia 29-04-2014 09:48 AM

    While the Gandhi daughter, Priyanka, has been campaigning aggressively in Rae Bareli, in Sonia Gandhi's constituency, many voters have never ever seen the Congress President. With the region going to polls on Wednesday, April 30, CNN-IBN travelled to Rae Bareli and met voters who are still struggling for the basics....
  • Varanasi: AAP workers allegedly attacked by BJP workers 29-04-2014 08:20 AM

    Varanasi: The temple town of Varanasi witnessed another scuffle days after Aam Aadmi Party leader Somnath Bharti was attacked. This time AAP workers were reportedly attacked by BJP workers on Monday night. The AAP workers were campaigning near Assi Ghat when the chaos reportedly broke out. A few AAP workers...
  • At Modi's birth place Vadnagar, everyone's hoping for him to be the PM 28-04-2014 09:59 AM

    Vadnagar: In the small city of Vadnagar in the Mehsana district in Gujarat, each and every one is hopeful of seeing Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the next Prime Minister. CNN-IBN travelled to Vadnagar, which is the birth place of Narendra Modi. Vadnagar is about 120 km from Ahmedabad and...
  • In Bundelkhand, ex-dacoit fights election on SP ticket 28-04-2014 09:25 AM

    Bundelkhand: If dacoits in Bundelkhand's Banda-Chitrakoot constituency have their way, then one of their own will be representing them in the 16th Lok Sabha. Not just that, many gangs in their campaigns have issued a diktat to villagers that they must vote for the former outlaw. It is said that...
  • The great social leveler: Our vote

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The Indian general elections, the largest elections in the world, are a festival in its own right. The 2014 elections, with its plethora of characters...

  • Snapshot: Rajinikanth, Aamir Khan, Kamal Haasan, and Vidya Balan cast their votes early this morning in Mumbai and Chennai 24-04-2014 09:55 AM

    The Mumbai and Chennai polls saw mega stars turning up at polling booths early in the morning. Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan were out to vote in Chennai, while Vidya Balan and Aamir Khan were among the first few in Mumbai to cast their votes. Vidya Balan voiced the importance of...