VOTING

  • Woman pleads guilty to running over husband for not voting 5 days ago

    An Arizona woman accused of running over her husband with an SUV because he didn't vote in the 2012 presidential election has pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault. Holly Nicole Solomon of Mesa had a change-of-plea hearing Tuesday. Her sentencing is scheduled for May 21. The 31-year-old Solomon originally pleaded...
  • Gujarat's mandatory voting law is unconstitutional: Congress April 18, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Opposition Congress has written to the Gujarat government-appointed committee that the state law providing for mandatory voting is unconstitutional and unclear, and it should not be enforced. Governor OP Kohli gave assent to the Gujarat Local Authorities Laws (Amendment) Bill 2009 in November 2014. It makes it mandatory to vote...
  • Wasn't talking about revoking Muslims voting right but about ending vote bank politics: Uddhav Thackeray April 15, 2015

    Mumbai: After being attacked from all quarters, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday clarified his party leader Sanjay Raut's remarks calling for the revocation of voting rights of Muslims. Thackeray said that Raut merely spoke about how Muslims are often exploited by several political parties as a vote bank....
  • Owaisi slams Sanjay Raut, says no one can take away voting rights of Muslims April 13, 2015

    AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi has slammed Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut for demanding the revocation of voting rights of Muslims. Owaisi said no one can take away the voting rights of Muslims. He also asked the Centre to clarify its stand on Sanjay Raut's remark. "No one can take away...
  • India can ill-afford Shiv Sena and Owaisis agenda of communal hatred April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's statement advocating the disenfranchisement of Muslims in India comes as no shock to me. And just as I have moved the National Commission for Minorities and Election Commission of India to act against his hate speech BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj, who advocated Hindu...
  • Maharashtra Congress demands cancellation of Sanjay Raut's Rajya Sabha membership April 13, 2015

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Congress unit on Monday demanded action against Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and cancellation of his Rajya Sabha membership after he called for revoking the voting rights of Muslims. In an article in party's mouthpiece Saamana, Raut said revoking voting rights of Muslims will also ensure the...
  • BJP ally Shiv Sena calls for revoking voting rights of Muslims to end vote bank politics April 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Saturday stirred a fresh controversy as it called for revoking voting rights of Muslims. The article written by Sena leader Sanjay Raut in party's mouthpiece Saamana said revoking voting rights of Muslims will also ensure the end of votebank politics. The article said, "Till Muslims are...
  • Twitter can persuade youngsters to vote: Study March 23, 2015

    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...