Voting

  • Snapshot: Just married! Groom goes to cast his vote in Mumbai. What's your excuse to skip the polls? 25-04-2014 11:59 AM

    A groom Prasad Balsara displays the indelible ink mark on his finger after casting his vote at a polling station in Mumbai on April 24, 2014. The multiphase voting across the country runs until May 12, with results for the 543-seat Lok Sabha expected on May 16. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)...
  • Unfair to say actors didn't vote because of IIFA: Ritesh Deshmukh 25-04-2014 07:50 AM

    Tampa Bay: Actor Ritesh Deshmukh, who attended the second day of ongoing IIFA 2014 here Thursday, says he has already voted on April 17 in his hometown Latur before coming for this event but it is unfair to say other actors did not vote because of IIFA. "I am here...
  • Had made prior commitment to IIFA, say Bollywood actors on missing voting 25-04-2014 07:19 AM

    Tampa Bay: Bollywood celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, and Javed Akhtar, present on the second day of the ongoing IIFA awards and skipping voting - scheduled on the same date in Mumbai - regretted not exercising their franchise but said they had committed to the show six months back...
  • Moderate voter turnout of 53 pc in Mumbai as compared to other cities 24-04-2014 11:12 PM

    An average 55.33 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the 19 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, where polling was held on Thursday in the third and final phase. In 2009 elections 44.87 polling percentage was recorded in the state. The final voter turnout for Mumbai was 53.1 pc, an...
  • Has Mumbai failed the voters' test again? 24-04-2014 10:13 PM

    An average 55.33 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the 19 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, where polling was held on Thursday in the third and final phase. In 2009 elections 44.87 polling percentage was recorded in the state. Mumbai appeared ready to cast off its poll-day apathy since...
  • News 360: Congress moves EC against Modi for for violation of model code 24-04-2014 09:21 PM

    Congress demanded registration of FIR against Narendra Modi dubbing as a "flagrant violation" of the model code telecast of his roadshow and his filing of nomination in Varanasi in 117 constituencies going to polls on Thursday. ...
  • Open Mike: Is it anti-democratic that soldiers posted in remote locations cannot vote during elections? 24-04-2014 08:57 PM

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Vijay Chowk in New Delhi as a part of special series 'Open Mike' and takes views of ex-servicemen on the voting right for soldiers. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Narendra Modi files his nomination from Varanasi 24-04-2014 07:25 PM

    Amidst another show of strength, Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi filed his nomination for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, this time from Varanasi. Modi was accompanied by his right hand man and BJP UP in charge Amit Shah while he carried out a huge roadshow and filed...
  • Aamir Khan: Voting important process of democracy, must vote 24-04-2014 07:04 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood's thinking actor Aamir Khan came along with wife and director Kiran Rao to cast his ballot Thursday and appealed to everyone to step out of their homes to fulfil their civic duty. "It is a very important day today (April 24) and once again I appeal to every...
  • RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan urges youth to vote 24-04-2014 05:29 PM

    "It is the duty of every citizen to vote. So if you can come out of the house and vote, you should," the 51-year-old banker said. ...
  • 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...

  • Lok Sabha polls: Very low voter turnout in Mumbai 24-04-2014 03:06 PM

    Just 26.7 per cent people turned out to vote in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday till 1 pm. ...
  • Mumbai: Farhan and Zoya Akhtar urge youth to come out and vote 24-04-2014 02:43 PM

    Stars in Mumbai continue to come out and cast their votes. Listen in to star siblings Farhan and Zoya Akhtar who emphasise the importance of voting. ...
  • Milind Deora, Priya Dutt cast votes; BJP says Cong did no development 24-04-2014 10:46 AM

    Voting is underway across the 6 Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai. Congress MPs Priya Dutt and Milind Deora used their franchise early morning on Thursday. While BJP candidate from Mumbai North-Central constituency Poonam Mahajan hit out at the Congress for no development in the city. ...
  • Lok Sabha polls: High voter turnout in Chhattisgarh; polling peaceful 24-04-2014 08:52 AM

    Raipur: A high voter turnout of 66 per cent was recorded on Thursday in seven Parliamentary constituencies of Chhattisgarh in the third and last phase of polling which passed off peacefully. The highest polling was in Surguja (72 per cent), while the lowest was in Janjgir-Champa (60 per cent). "Around...
  • Live: Modi says will make Varanasi the spiritual capital of India, to file nomination shortly 24-04-2014 08:24 AM

    AAP chief Arvind Kekriwal hit out at the BJP for attack on Somnath Bharti. BJP supporters on Wednesday attacked Somnath during the filming of a television show on India TV. The incident took place up at Assi Ghat in Varanasi. Meanwhile, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be filing...
  • Lok Sabha polls: As it happened during phase 6 24-04-2014 07:19 AM

    Voting begins in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, UP, MP, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Assam, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, J&K, Puducherry. Meanwhile, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be filing his nomination in Varanasi today for the Lok Sabha elections. He is fighting against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal. Here are the latest updates...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 59.2 per cent voter turnout recorded in Rajasthan 24-04-2014 12:06 AM

    The second and last phase of elections to five Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan began on Thursday. Congress's two Union ministers are in the fray. Union Minister of State for Finance Namo Narayan Meena is contesting election against his brother and former DGP HC Meena, who is a BJP candidate...
  • A Billion Votes: Should academicians refrain from political activism? 23-04-2014 07:47 PM

    A major row has sparked off in Mumbai after the principal of the city's prestigious St Xavier's College has written to his students, urging them to 'choose well' while voting on Thursday. ...
  • A Billion Votes: UPA facing anti-incumbency, admits Rahul Gandhi 22-04-2014 07:40 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi admitted that the UPA government is facing anti-incumbency. In an interview to TV18's ETV the Gandhi scion said, "10 years is not a small period. It is a long period. There is anti-incumbency." ...
  • National polling pattern indicates Congress rout: BJP 21-04-2014 05:01 PM

    Polling of over 70 per cent votes in the first five phases of elections in 232 Lok Sabha seats across the country clearly indicated that people were voting for a regime change and Congress losing its traditional poverty plank, a senior BJP leader said on Monday. "People are voting out...
  • Afghanistan: Abdullah widens lead in Presidential vote 21-04-2014 11:56 AM

    Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead in the Afghan presidential race has widened, the latest official tally of votes released on Sunday showed, although half of the votes have yet to be counted. Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission said initial results based on almost 50 per cent of the vote out...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Supriya Pathak voted best actress in a supporting role, Aamir Khan best actor in a negative role 21-04-2014 11:01 AM

    New Delhi: Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone topped an IBNLive cinema poll to be crowned the Best Actor and Actress of last year, clearly indicating that the veteran actors continue to be Bollywood trusted, main draw despite a host of talented new stars redefining cinema each day. In response to...
  • Those not voting should be barred from polls: LK Advani 20-04-2014 06:20 PM

    BJP leader L K Advani on Sunday batted for introduction of compulsory voting in the countryand said those failing to exercise their right to franchise should be barred from voting in future. "I have seen elections from 1952. I have also studiedelection processes of other countries. I had recommended thatcompulsory...
  • LS polls: 6 million voters' names deleted in Maharashtra 20-04-2014 07:57 AM

    Mumbai: In a shocking revelation that could impact election results, the names of nearly six million voters have been deleted or diverted across Maharashtra. The deletion was done mainly because the voters were currently not residing in the area in which they were originally registered, a state election commission official...
  • Gujarat doctors to offer discount to patients who vote 19-04-2014 10:55 PM

    Ahmedabad: The doctors in Gujarat will give minimum 25 per cent discount on consultation fees to patients who show their inked finger to prove that they have cast their vote during the Lok Sabha polls, Indian Medical Association (IMA) said on Saturday. IMA president Dr Jitendra Patel said the move,...
  • Lalu Prasad to address rally in Baisi today 19-04-2014 10:50 AM

    RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad to address rally in Baisi, Purnea on Saturday. Purnea will go to polls on April 24. On Thursday, Lalu had alleged that muslim girls who came to cast their votes at booth number 180 in Gaya's Belaganj area on Thursday were misbehaved with by an official...
  • A Billion Votes: BJP thwarts break up with TDP 18-04-2014 06:46 PM

    Amidst speculations that the Bharatiya Janata Party and Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party may part ways, BJP 's Andhra Pradesh in-charge Prakash Javadekar said on Friday that alliance between the two parties was very much intact. ...