VOTES

  • Twitter can persuade youngsters to vote: Study 4 days ago

    London: The micro-blogging site Twitter can not only help political parties gauge the mood of youngsters but also persuade them to vote as elections approach, says a study. The study that involved 3,000 Twitter-users aged 18 to 34 in Britain showed that 74 per cent of those polled said they would...
  • IOTY 2014: CNN-IBN Managing Editor Radhakrishnan Nair delivers the vote of thanks March 17, 2015

    CNN-IBN's 'Indian of the Year' recognises the Indians whose contribution to the country has strengthened the foundation of our society and has helped build Brand India in the process. ...
  • Disenfranchise those having more than 2 children: Sadhvi Prachi March 17, 2015

    Bahraich: Firebrand Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Prachi on Tuesday stoked a fresh controversy saying those having more than two children should be barred from casting votes. Addressing a Hindu sammelan here, she said a law should be framed to scrap the voting rights irrespective of religion. She said those who do...
  • Nitish Kumar to face trust vote in Bihar Assembly today March 11, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will seek confidence vote at the onset of the budget session of the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday. The ruling Janata Dal (United) in Bihar on Tuesday issued whip to party legislators, including the dissident group of MLAs led by former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi,...
  • Live: Lok Sabha passes Land Acquisition Bill; Congress, BJD stage walk out March 10, 2015

    Lok Sabha is set to witness a confrontation over Land Acquisition Bill on Tuesday when it is taken up for voting with opposition parties bent on opposing it even as the government again offered to make changes in the legislation in the "larger interest" of the farming community. ...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi quits as Bihar CM, state Assembly adjourned sine die February 20, 2015

    Patna: After blowing hot and cold for several days and challenging his mentor-turned-rival Nitish Kumar for a show of strength, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned without seeking a vote on confidence motion on Friday morning. Taking everyone by surprise Manjhi went to Raj Bhawan around 10 AM to submit...
  • On eve of trust vote, JD(U) slams BJP, blames it for crisis February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of Friday's crucial trust vote in Bihar assembly, JD(U) on Thursday launched a scathing attack on BJP, holding it responsible for the current political turmoil and accusing it of trying to impose President's Rule in the state. Slamming BJP after its MLAs had on Wednesday favoured supporting...
  • 0.4 per cent of total voters rejects all parties, vote for NOTA February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The None of the Above (NOTA) option constituted 0.4 per cent of the total votes cast in the Delhi elections that saw a resurgent AAP party on Tuesday sweeping 67 seats. Nearly 36,000 NOTA votes were polled, which comprised 0.4 per cent of the total ballots cast in Delhi,...
  • AAP gains 25 pc vote share, 39 seats at the cost of Congress; BJP's vote share intact February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oft-repeated slogan of a Congress-'mukt' Bharat has cost his own Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dear in the Delhi Assembly elections. With Delhi becoming Congress-mukt, it has gone to help Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). For the first time in Indian political history, the Congress failed to...
  • Delhi votes: Women turn up in numbers to exercise franchise February 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Women voters not only figured high on the parties' poll manifestos but also at polling booths on Saturday as they turned out in sizeable numbers in most of the constituencies to exercise their franchise. From women in ghunghat (veils) to career women and from college-going girls to elderly...
  • Delhi elections: Elderly people turn up to vote in large numbers February 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Sipping tea at a road side stall, with his ten-year-old grandson by his side, 90-year-old Khimanan Upreti had a joyous look on his face. "I have never missed voting till now. Many wonder what change one vote will bring. But I know every single vote counts," Upreti said...
  • Delhi votes: Neelabh also casts his vote, shares inked selfie February 7, 2015

    With a high-pitched, bitterly contest election campaign behind, the fate of 673 candidates in the hands of 1.30 crore voters. And cartoonist Neelabh have also cast his vote. ...
  • Delhi polls: People share their excitement on Twitter after casting vote February 7, 2015

    Here is a look at what is trending on Twitter as Delhi votes for its next government. Enthusiastic voters express their feeling on the micro-blogging site. ...
  • To everyone out there 'Go Vote', says actress Swara Bhaskar February 7, 2015

    In an interaction with IBNLive.com journalist, Ranjhana fame actress Swara Bhaskar who was in Delhi for casting her vote on Saturday appealed people to come out and vote. ...
  • People will vote against corruption and inflation in Delhi poll, says Arvind Kejriwal February 7, 2015

    New Delhi: As Delhi votes for a new government, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday exuded confidence of getting a clear mandate for his party and said truth will triumph. "I am confident that AAP will win the elections and form government in Delhi," he said after casting his...
  • Will work towards safety, security, traffic, parking in Delhi: Sharmistha Mukherjee February 7, 2015

    Congress candidate Sharmistha Mukherjee said that she was working towards safety, security, traffic, parking in Delhi. "It is too early to respond but I have got good response so far," she said. ...
  • People should aim and vote for development in Delhi: Sambit Patra February 7, 2015

    BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that the party was confident of forming government in the national capital. He said, "Voters should keep in mind that we need a stable government. We all should aim and vote for development." ...
  • Delhi polls: First-timers eager to vote, want to make a difference February 7, 2015

    "Excited about voting, it is time for us to make a difference," said an enthusiastic Delhi resident. The Delhi election will see around 1.72 lakh first-time voters in the 18-19 age group. ...
  • Delhi elections 2015: Kiran Bedi urges Delhiites to vote February 7, 2015

    BJP chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi urges Delhiites to vote. "It's your day, please come out and vote. I'm not here for power but to serve, so let's vote together." ...
  • Delhi Polls: PM asks 'young friends' to vote in record numbers February 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked voters in Delhi, especially the youth to go out and vote in record numbers. "As Delhi votes today, urging voters to go out & vote in large numbers. I particularly call upon my young friends to vote in record numbers," he tweeted. Polling is underway...
  • Delhi Chief Electoral Officer appeals to voters to go and vote on February 7 February 6, 2015

    Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Chandra Bhushan Kumar on Friday appealed to voters to go and vote on February 7. ...
  • Jennifer Aniston scouting honeymoon getaways January 24, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Aniston, who has been engaged to Justin Theroux since August 2012, is said to be scouting for honeymoon locations. "Jennifer has been asking friends for recommendations. Nothing is booked, but she's looking at Fiji and Bali. She wants to do things like couples' massage and have complete...
  • Kejriwal repeats 'bribe' remark despite EC notice, asks voters to accept money from BJP, Congress January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Despite being issued notice by the Election Commission, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday repeated the controversial remarks about bribes. At a rally in Krishnanagar, Kejriwal said he stood by his remarks in which he had asked the voters to accept money from the BJP and...
  • SC asks Government to implement steps for NRIs to cast e-votes January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the government to "do at the earliest" the necessary amendments in the law to enable non-resident Indians (NRIs) to cast postal and e-ballots in polls in India. A Bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu said extending voting rights to NRIs was...
  • Bogus voters in Delhi: HC seeks CEC, CEO response December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on a plea alleging presence of large number of bogus voters in various assembly constituencies of the national capital. A bench of Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva also issued notice to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO)...
  • Watch: AB Vajpayee's speech in Lok Sabha during confidence vote in 1996 December 24, 2014

    On the eve of his 90th birthday, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been awarded the Bharat Ratna. One of his most remembered speeches was in 1996 in Lok Sabha during the confidence vote of his 13-day-old BJP government when it was on the verge of collapse. ...
  • Jammu & Kashmir elections: Counting of votes today, all eyes on NC, PDP; BJP hopes for 44-plus December 23, 2014

    Srinagar: Counting of votes to 87-member Jammu & Kashmir Assembly takes place on Tuesday. While the ruling National Conference has taken a back seat in these elections, opposition Peoples Democratic Party is trying to make a comeback. There are 46 Assembly seats in Kashmir, 37 in Jammu and 4 in...
  • Solution to voting by NRIs without coming to India to be found: Sushma Swaraj December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas next month, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday voiced confidence about finding a solution to voting by NRIs without coming to India. The Election Commission was considering the issue, she said. "The Election Commission could not take a decision so far. There...
  • Record polling registered in J&K and Jharkhand: EC December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir recorded a "historic and unprecedented" polling in the last 27 years with 66 per cent electorate exercising their franchise in the five phases, the last one today recording a high 76 per cent with voters braving freezing temperatures. The streak of strong balloting was also followed...
  • Countdown begins for final phase of Assembly polls in J&K December 19, 2014

    Jammu: Stage is set for the fifth and final leg of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday in which several high-profile candidates, including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, will try their luck in 20 seats spread over three districts of Jammu amid a strong security deployment. After a record...