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  • Peaceful voting in Madhya Pradesh by-polls August 21, 2014

    Voting was peaceful Thursday in the by-elections that were held in three Madhya Pradesh assembly constituencies, officials said. Voters were seen queuing up to exercise their franchise at 7 am in Vijayraghavgarh, Bahoriband and Agar assembly constituencies, officials said. Over six lakh voters in the three constituencies are eligible to exercise their...
  • Modi becomes first Prime Minister to vote in Lok Sabha in last 10 years August 13, 2014

    New Delhi For the first time in 10 years, the Prime Minister voted in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Narendra Modi participated in the voting on the Constitution amendment bill to scrap the collegium system of judicial appointments. His predecessor Manmohan Singh could not vote in the Lower House as he was...
  • Voting on Judicial Appointments Bill, Constitutional Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Voting on the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 and Constitutional Amendment Bill will take place in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Sources said that the government was hopeful of getting the Bill passed in Lok Sabha. Sources adding that the session could be extended if the Judicial Appointment...
  • Rural votes, old traumas drive India's WTO brinkmanship July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: With grain silos spilling over, exports on the rise and an avowed market champion for prime minister, India's threat to trash a global trade deal in the name of food security appears puzzling. But government officials say Prime Minister Narendra Modi is prepared to brazen out global outrage to...
  • Narendra Modi got more votes than anyone in universe: David Cameron July 10, 2014

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said that he congratulated Narendra Modi for winning more votes than any other politician in the universe during his phone call after the "extraordinary" Indian election. "I won't forget my conversation with Prime Minister Modi congratulating him on his victory. I picked up...
  • May 16 equivalent to India's independence from British: RSS leader June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Suresh Soni on Sunday compared the verdict delivered by Indian voters on May 16 to the country's independence from British rule. Soni said, "When the results came out on MMay 16, it was similar to the day when Britishers left the Indian land on August...
  • BJP backed candidate wins Ranchi mayoral polls June 27, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) backed candidate Asha Lakra was on Friday declared winner in the Ranchi mayoral election, more than a year after the polls were cancelled over cash-for-vote allegations. Asha Lakra defeated Trinamool Congress (TMC) backed candidate Naveen Lakra by a margin of 14,969 votes, said an official. Asha...
  • Congress seeks report on two MLAs cross-voting in Rajya Sabha bypoll June 20, 2014

    Taking strong note of two MLAs indulging in cross-voting in Rajya Sabha bypoll in Bihar, the Congress High Command has sought a report from state unit for initiating disciplinary action against them, party sources said on Friday. "Bihar Congress on Thursday had informed the party central leadership over telephone about cross...
  • Rajya Sabha bypolls: JD(U) faces spectre of cross-voting June 19, 2014

    Voting in the by-election for two Rajya Sabha seats from Bihar began on Thursday with nearly a dozen rebel legislators of the ruling JD(U) voting for two independent candidates instead of the party's official nominees, a leader in Patna said. "We have definite information that nearly a dozen rebel party legislators...
  • Santos re-elected Colombia president in peace vote June 16, 2014

    Colombia : Juan Manuel Santos convincingly won re-election on Sunday after Colombia's tightest presidential contest in years, an endorsement of his 18-month-old peace talks to end the Western Hemisphere's longest-running conflict. Santos got 53 percent of the vote to 47 percent for right-wing challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, the hand-picked candidate of...
  • Decision on 20 per cent Maratha reservation after June 20: Narayan Rane June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Having faced a deafening defeat in the Lok Sabha elections and with the Assembly elections just round the corner, Maharashtra government is taking steps to secure the Marathi vote bank. Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane on Friday said that the State was committed to having 20 per cent reservation in...
  • PM Modi says development should be the war cry, become a mass movement June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking support of all the members and stating that states will be equal partners in India's development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to fulfill promises and ensure that the country leaves behind the stigma of scams and become a world power. With a statesman-like approach and speech, Modi while...
  • As civil war rages, Syrians vote for President June 4, 2014

    Against a backdrop of civil war, tens of thousands of Syrians voted in government-controlled cities and towns Tuesday to give President Bashar Assad a new seven-year mandate, with some even marking the ballots with their own blood. The carefully choreographed election was ignored and even mocked in opposition-held areas of Syria...
  • Ukraine prepares to vote after bloodshed May 24, 2014

    Candidates in Ukraine's presidential election stayed out of the public eye on Saturday, observing a ban on campaigning on the eve of a vote that Kiev hopes can help end a bitter confrontation with Russia. On Friday, armed pro-Russian separatists and a Ukrainian militia group clashed in the east of Ukraine,...
  • Shameful of me to have skipped voting before: Juhi Chawla May 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Actress Juhi Chawla, who flew from Abu Dhabi to vote for the first time in the Lok Sabha polls, said it was a shame for her to have skipped voting so far. "It is said that the best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago and the...
  • Against ward-wise counting of votes: EC tells SC May 21, 2014

    Election Commission on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it is against ward-wise 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...
  • Manjhi Cabinet calls special session on May 23 for trust vote May 21, 2014

    The new Jitan Ram Manjhi government on Tuesday decided to call a special session of Bihar Assembly on May 23 to seek the trust vote on the floor of the House. The decision to call the special session of the Assembly at 11 AM on May 23 (Friday) to seek trust...
  • 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 Naxal-affected seat of Robertsganj in the state. In the Robertsganj seat, 18,489...
  • Verdict 2014: Raje's Mission-25 accomplished, BJP raises its vote share by 19% May 17, 2014

    Achieving its Mission-25,  BJP not only swept 25 Lok  Sabha seats in the state but also raised its poll percentage by 19.04 percent over the 2009 general elections, according to Election Commission statistics. BJP this time secured 55.614 per cent of the votes as against 36.57 percent in 2009. The voter turnout...
  • A Billion Votes: Lok Sabha election result to be declared on Friday May 16, 2014

    Votes polled in the nine-phased Lok Sabha elections will be counted on May 16 to decide who will form the next government. The fate of 8,202 candidates including top leaders like BJP's Narendra Modi, LK Advani, General VK Singh, Congress's Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Samajwadi Party's Mulayam Singh Yadav, JDS...
  • BJP leaders hold talks on portfolios ahead of vote counting May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Hectic consultations are on among Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Delhi, possibly regarding portfolio distribution after poll results are declared on Friday. BJP president Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley and Amit Shah have been holding consultations since morning. Except for Sushma, the other BJP leaders...
  • Counting in Delhi: 8.2 million votes, 2,000 EVMs, 150 candidates May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Counting of 8.2 million votes in Delhi will be done at seven counting centres where more than 7,000 security personnel drawn from Delhi Police and seven companies of a paramilitary force will be on duty, said a Delhi Election Commission official. A total of 2,000 electronic voting machines...
  • LS polls: EC's curbs on candidates in vote counting centres May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A candidate with more than one securityman in toe cannot enter the vote counting centre on May 16, the day Lok Sabha elections will be declared. But a candidate enjoying SPG cover can enter the counting centre with just one securityman who is free to carry a concealed...
  • Every politician's delight, 98 voters under one roof! May 13, 2014

    While tens of thousand of voters exercised their franchise on Monday, Baba Ahmed Ali’s family could be no less than every politician's delight. A family with 136 members including 98 voters.  Ahmed’s family clearly reminds us of Ziona Chana, the man with the largest family in the world. According to a...
  • LS polls: Record voting in Varanasi for epic battle May 12, 2014

    Coming out in record high numbers to vote despite scorching heat, people of Varanasi today sealed the fate of BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and AAP's Arvind Kejriwal in a fierce Lok Sabha battle, where their rival Ajay Rai of Congress landed in trouble after wearing the party election...
  • 89 per cent votes for independence in east Ukraine referendum May 12, 2014

    At least 89 per cent of the voters in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region cast ballots in favour of independence in Sunday's referendum, media reported Monday. The turnout for the referendum was 74.87 per cent, and some 10.1 per cent voted against independence, Roman Lyagin, head of the electoral commission of the...
  • LS elections: Varanasi votes for next PM May 12, 2014

    Some of the voters in the temple town of Varanasi say their vote is for the next Prime Minister rather than their representative to the Lok Sabha. ...
  • Varanasi, the epicentre of 16th Lok Sabha elections votes today May 12, 2014

    Varanasi, which has been the centre stage of the poll campaigning in the 16th Lok Sabha elections votes today. ...
  • LS polls: South Kolkata votes May 12, 2014

    Voters in South Kolkata queue up at polling booth to exercise their franchise in the last phase of Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Turnout 54.21 per cent in final leg of voting in UP May 12, 2014

    Lucknow: Over 54 per cent voters on Monday exercised their franchise for 18 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the last leg of the Lok Sabha polls which will decide the fate of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav among others. With the completion of...