POLLS

  • Modi leads Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' poll 4 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading the race of 50 global leaders, business chiefs and pop icons named as contenders by Time magazine for its annual 'Person of the Year' honour. As of Friday evening, Modi had 13.3 per cent votes polled in his favour, followed by Russian President...
  • 90 candidates in fray for 9 seats in 2nd phase in Kashmir, tough fight between NC, PDP Yesterday

    Srinagar: Three ministers of the ruling National Conference are among the 90 candidates, who are in the fray for nine Assembly constituencies going to polls on December 2 in the second phase of the five-phased Legislative Assembly elections in Kashmir valley. The ministers who are seeking re-election from their respective...
  • Srilankan President Rajapaksa declares snap polls to his post, seeks third term Yesterday

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has signed a proclamation declaring his intention to hold a fresh Presidential Election seeking another term on Thursday. He had received the unanimous approval of his party, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to declare a snap presidential election in early January, two years...
  • Amit Shah directs Delhi unit to start massive poll campaign 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With an eye on capturing power in the capital, BJP president Amit Shah directed the Delhi unit of the party to start a "massive" campaign focusing on over 11,000 booths to ensure a "historic victory" in the upcoming assembly polls. Chairing a meeting to take stock of BJP's...
  • BJP wants to spread 'disappointment' in J&K: Congress 3 days ago

    Bandipora: Congress on Tuesday alleged that a danger was prevailing over Jammu and Kashmir as the BJP wants to spread "disappointment" in the state so that the saffron party can "capture the whole of India automatically". Former MP and party spokesperson Raj Babbar, while addressing an election rally here, said "those...
  • Be ready to face snap polls in Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar tells NCP 3 days ago

    Alibaug (Maharashtra): NCP president Sharad Pawar on Tuesday asked his party workers to be prepared for snap polls in Maharashtra considering the political situation after the recent state Assembly elections. "We have to be ready to face snap polls in Maharashtra," he said addressing a two-day party meeting which began on...
  • Laptop scheme cost us Lok Sabha polls: Mulayam Singh Yadav 4 days ago

    Lucknow: In an embarrassment to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav blamed his free laptop scheme for the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha polls. Addressing the national convention of the party's women's wing, Mulayam Singh said he had always opposed the distribution of laptops...
  • 183 candidates in fray for second phase of Kashmir polls 5 days ago

    Jammu: A total of 183 candidates remain in the field in the second phase of assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir after nomination papers of 26 were rejected during scrutiny on Saturday. A statement issued by the state election office here said nomination papers of 93 candidates from various parties and...
  • AAP's Arvind Kejriwal woos youth, promises 8 lakh jobs, WiFi across Delhi 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday launched the party's Delhi Dialogue campaign and wooed the national capital's youth by promising 800,000 jobs, vocational training, stadia, new colleges and Wi-Fi across the city. Delhi is headed for elections after the assembly was dissolved in November. The polls are...
  • J&K polls: Follow slogan of 'One Booth Ten Youth', says BJP to workers November 13, 2014

    Jammu: To ensure 100 per cent turnout in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, BJP asked party workers to be present at their respective polling booths following the slogan "One Booth Ten Youth" coined during the Lok Sabha polls. "The focus of each and every worker of BJP should be...
  • Delhi Assembly elections: AAP releases first list of 22 candidates, includes controversial Somnath Bharti's name November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party released its first list of candidates for the Delhi Assembly elections with controversial former law minister Somnath Bharti's name figuring in it. Besides Bharti, three other former ministers Saurabh Bhardwaj, Satyendra Jain and Girish Soni have been fielded again. Somnath Bharti was embroiled in an escalating...
  • Gujarat compulsory voting bill: Is compulsory vote practical? November 12, 2014

    Gujarat became the first state to make it mandatory for voters to exercise their franchise in the local body elections. As per the Bill, any person who fails to vote during local body elections, is liable for punishment. The Bill does not explain the exact nature of action. CNN-IBN takes...
  • J&K: Candidate mentions 'daughter's marriage' as liability in poll affidavit, faces flak November 11, 2014

    Srinagar: In an interesting incident, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, who is contesting the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir elections has come under attack for mentioning his daughter's marriage as a liability in his nomination papers. But Bhat, who is contesting the polls on a Congress ticket from Ganderbal, has pleaded ignorance saying...
  • Factors likely to determine polling pattern in Jharkhand November 11, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand is well known for two things: rich mineral wealth and oldest tribes. Much has been said about the development of this backward region but no party has come up with a clear vision to take the state forward. We spoke to students, young executives, writers and people from all...
  • Gujarat: Congress divided on compulsory voting in local body elections November 11, 2014

    Gandhinagar: A day after Gujarat became the first state to make it mandatory for voters to exercise their franchise in the local body elections, opposition Congress is speaking in two different voices. While the state unit has slammed the move, senior party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi has welcome it. "Is...
  • Congress announces six candidates for Jharkhand polls November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Cindrella Balmuchu, the daughter of former Jharkhand PCC Chief and Rajya Sabha MP Pradeep Balmuchu, and former Minister Dulal Bhuian figure in the list of candidates for six Assembly seats in the state announced by Congress on Monday. With this, the party has announced nominees for 40 seats in...
  • Jharkhand polls: Caste allegation raised to confuse voters, says Arjun Munda November 10, 2014

    Jamshedpur: BJP leader and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Monday accused opposition parties of attempting to confuse tribal voters over his caste status with a motive to drive political mileage ahead of the coming Assembly election in the state. "They (opposition) are free to put forward their version. But...
  • J&K elections: Polling booth set up for 12 voters in at Gaik village in Leh November 10, 2014

    Leh: Leh Assembly constituency has set up a polling station at Gaik village which has only 12 registered voters. "Gaik polling station has lowest 12 voters for upcoming Assembly elections", District Electoral Officer, Simrandeep Singh said. Of these, 12 voters, 7 are females and five males, he said adding it is one...
  • Delhi polls: AAP to release 1st list of candidates this week November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to recapture power in the capital, the Aam Aadmi Party has finalized a list of 30 candidates, which includes former ministers as well as party chief Arvind Kejriwal, for Delhi assembly polls and it will be released this week. Sources said party has decided not to give...
  • Poll code won't hamper Jammu and Kashmir relief work: SC November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday told the Supreme Court that it has already issued a communication to the central government and the Jammu and Kashmir government that the election code of conduct will not come in the way in the relief and rehabilitation of the flood-devastated people of...
  • EC issues notification for second phase polls in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections November 7, 2014

    Srinagar: The Election Commission on Friday issued notification for the second phase of the five-phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir for 18 constituencies going to polls on December 2. "As recommended by ECI in pursuance of Sub-section (2) of Section 27 of the said Act, the Governor of the state...
  • Not interested in becoming CLP leader: Prithviraj Chavan November 6, 2014

    Mumbai: With his rivals in Maharashtra Congress gunning for him after debacles in Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said he was not in the race for the post of CLP leader. "I have asked the party not to give me any responsibility," Chavan...
  • 222 candidates file papers for first phase of Jharkhand polls November 5, 2014

    Ranchi: As many as 168 candidates filed their papers on Wednesday, the last day of nominations for the first phase of polling on November 25, taking the total to 222 contestants for 13 of the 81 Jharkhand Assembly seats. Scrutiny will take place on November 7 while the last date for...
  • 21 candidates file nominations in Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar seats November 5, 2014

    Jammu: On the last date of the filing of nominations for the first phase of the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, 21 candidates on Saturday filed their papers from Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar constituencies of Jammu region. These seats will got to polls on November 25. In Ramban, BJP candidate...
  • Republicans seize control of Senate in US midterm elections November 5, 2014

    Washington: Republicans rode a wave of voter discontent to sweeping midterm election wins on Tuesday, seizing control of the US Senate in a punishing blow to President Barack Obama that will limit his political influence and curb his legislative agenda in his last two years in office. Republicans won in places...
  • BJP releases second list of candidates for J&K assembly polls November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Election Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on Tuesday evening released a list of 45 candidates for upcoming Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections. The second list of candidates of BJP for J&K Assembly Polls are as follow: Bandipora: Abdul Rehman Tekri Ganderbal: Sheik Rashid Kargil: Abdul Aziz Zanskar: Sianzin Lakpa ...
  • BJP, AAP to blame for situation in Delhi in last 8 months: Congress November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Slamming BJP and Aam Aadmi Party, Congress on Tuesday claimed that both parties were responsible for the political uncertainty in Delhi in the last eight months since the Arvind Kejriwal-led government quit office. "Congress has been saying that we have nothing to do with BJP and AAP. Both these...
  • Fresh polls in Delhi was only solution: Manish Sisodia November 4, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party's leader and former education minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia said that there was no other way to end this uncertainty but fresh polls in Delhi. ...
  • Republicans scent Senate as US midterms arrive November 4, 2014

    Washington: With Senate control on the line, US Democrats hope they don't get steamrolled by Republicans in Tuesday's midterms, but most signs point toward President Barack Obama's party suffering crippling election setbacks. Recent polls show Republicans pulling ahead in the battle for power in Washington despite races in Alaska, North Carolina...
  • Jharkhand polls: AJSU Party to announce candidates on Wednesday November 4, 2014

    Ranchi: AJSU Party on Tuesday said it would announce on Wednesday candidates for the eight seats it would contest following its alliance with BJP for the coming Assembly polls in the state. It's Parliamentary Board would meet on Wednesday to announce names of the candidates, party spokesman Devsharan Bhagat said. BJP struck...