Assembly Polls

  • 10-yr-old victim of election related violence dies 14-04-2014 01:53 PM

    A ten-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries sustained in an attack on his family when some unidentified persons had opened fire at their house in Shamli district for apparently voting for a particular candidate in the April 10 Assembly polls held here, police said on Monday. According to the police,...
  • Campaigning for Sikkim Assembly and LS seat ends 10-04-2014 05:51 PM

    Campaigning for the 32 assembly seats and the lone Lok Sabha seat in Sikkim for which polling would be held on April 12 ended Thursday evening. With support growing for the newly-formed Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), the ruling party Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) would have a tough fight to stay...
  • AAP not to put up candidates for assembly polls 07-04-2014 04:33 PM

    New Delhi: With AAP fielding over 425 candidates across the country for the Lok Sabha elections, the party will not be in a position to contest the assembly polls in four states due to lack of resources. Odisha, Andhra Pradesh (Telangana and Seemandhra), Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh will go to...
  • Sikkim CM Chamling sells crorepati dream 07-04-2014 10:10 AM

    Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has promised to make every Sikkimese a 'crorepati' if he or she votes for his Sikkim Democratic Front in the April 12 Lok Sabha election, inviting criticism from his opponents. "We will work diligently in the coming days to make every Sikkimese a...
  • TRS fields 65 candidates for Assembly polls in Telangana region 04-04-2014 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) released its list of candidates for the Assembly elections in Telangana region on Friday. The list mentioned 65 candidates. TRS chief will contest the elections from the constituency of Gajwel while his son KT Rama Rao will fight from Sircilla. ...
  • EC creates multi-agency grid to curb use of black money in polls 11-03-2014 03:13 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has created a multi-agency grid of revenue and security intelligence agencies to regularly update it about suspected financial movements as part of measures to curb use of black money in Lok Sabha and Assembly polls. In a first-of-its-kind measure, the EC has created a board...
  • Amartya Sen salutes AAP electoral strategy, asks it to be more inclusive 23-02-2014 07:43 AM

    Mumbai: A prominent face in the Lok Sabha elections is Arvind Kejriwal who will campaign in Haryana on Sunday. Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has called AAP's success in Delhi Assembly election a major achievement and saluted its electoral strategy. He said, "To be able to win electoral support massively in...
  • EC to award Tripura, Rajasthan, Delhi for poll management 24-01-2014 03:27 PM

    Three states - Tripura, Rajasthan and Delhi - will be awarded by the Election Commission for best management during the recent Assembly polls, officials said in New Delhi on Friday. "President Pranab Mukherjee would hand over the awards to the Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of Tripura, Rajasthan and Delhi at...
  • After Kejriwal's win, political parties showing renewed concern for 'aam aadmi' 04-01-2014 04:00 PM

    With the stupendous victory of AAPin Delhi assembly polls on a strong anti-corruption plank anda professed concern for the common man, the focus of mostpolitical parties in Uttarakhand seems to have shifted to theman on the street.A slew of decisions and gestures by various politicalparties have reflected this renewed concern....
  • AAP will not form alliance with any big party for Haryana polls 01-01-2014 08:32 AM

    Jind: Aam Aadmi Party will not enter into alliance with any major political party while contesting the Assembly polls in Haryana. "There is no question of taking support of any big party. Our fight is against corruption, price-rise and other essentials, and all big parties are responsible for this," senior...
  • Modi to inaugurate Olympian's 'Run for Unity' on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's death anniversary 11-12-2013 09:54 AM

    Ace shooter and Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore will lead a marathon - 'Run for Unity' - in Jaipur on December 15, the death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The marathon will be inaugurated by BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Vadodara. The marathon, which would...
  • Vasundhara Raje stakes claim to form government in Rajasthan 10-12-2013 12:26 PM

    BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday called on Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva to stake claim to form the government following her party's landslide win in the Assembly polls. She was accompanied by the party MLA Gulabchand Kataria and two other party leaders. The meeting lasted for a few...
  • Don't blame Rahul for Congress reverses, says Jayanthi Natarajan 08-12-2013 04:24 PM

    Do not blame Rahul Gandhi for the Congress reverses in the Assembly polls, Union Minister Jayanthi Natarajan suggested on Sunday maintaining that it was a "collective failure" and the party will introspect. "Congress is not a one man show. ...It is a collective defeat and collective failure," the Congress leader...
  • Congress disappointed with trends of Assembly polls 08-12-2013 12:02 PM

    As the results of battle for the states show a comfortable win for BJP with leads of 136 seats in Rajasthan, 31 seats in Delhi and 143 seats in Madhya Pradesh,Congress on Sunday voiceddisappointment over the trends in the Assembly elections withthe party's poor performance. "We are disappointed," party spokesman...
  • Chhattisgarh shocks BJP, Congress leads, hung Assembly favours Jogi 08-12-2013 10:07 AM

    New Delhi: It seems the Chhattisgarh has shocked the ruling BJP. The trends are suggesting a very close contest between the BJP and the Congress. The Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh was confident of coming to power for the third straight term by defeating the Congress. The Congress is leading...
  • Delhi Metro services to start from 4 am on election day 02-12-2013 01:25 PM

    Delhi Metro services will start from 4 AM on December 4 because of Assembly elections in the national capital. For the convenience of the staff deployed for election duty, train services will run at an interval of 30 minutes on all the lines till 5 AM. After 5 AM, Metro...
  • Close battle on cards in Hadouti as candidates rely on caste, community equations 28-11-2013 06:14 PM

    The contest for the seats in the Hadouti region as part of the upcoming Rajasthan Assembly polls appears too close to call with caste and community equations likely to play an important role in Kota. There are 17 Assembly constituencies in the four districts which make up the Hadouti region....
  • Sikar knows before rest of country about outcome of elections, says Narendra Modi 28-11-2013 10:48 AM

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will again woo voters in Ajmer on Thursday. Later in the day, he will deliver speeches in Sikar, Khinsvar and Bhilwara. On Monday, Modi had launched an attack on Congress while addressing a rally in Khetri, he had said,"How will a government that cant...
  • Delhi: BJP releases main manifesto, likely to have 70 poll charters 26-11-2013 01:47 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday released its main manifesto for the Delhi elections. Issues like Corruption, reducing electricity tariffs, inflation and healthcare feature prominently in the manifesto which was released in the presence of senior party leaders. The BJP manifesto promises full statehood for Delhi, regularisation...
  • CM talks of development but there is no power, no roads in state, says Vasundhara Raje 26-11-2013 10:00 AM

    As Narendra Modi-Rahul Gandhi's relentless fight in Rajasthanhas grabbed eyeballs and got much-wanted media attention with less than a week for the assembly polls to begin, other senior leaders of both Congress and BJP have decided to jump into the bandwagon, an example of which will be seen on Tuesday...
  • You can't fill stomachs with airports, says Rahul Gandhi 25-11-2013 11:04 AM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi exited Madhya Pradesh on Friday after addressing a rally in Lanji town, only to take the political fight to another poll bound state of Rajasthan where he is scheduled to hold two rallies on Monday. Polls in Rajasthan are scheduled for December 1. In a...
  • SC refuses to entertain PIL against Modi marital status 22-11-2013 10:17 PM

    The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a PIL accusing Gujarat CM Narendra Modi of filing incomplete details by leaving blank the column meant for specifying marital status in the 2012 assembly polls, saying the plea concerned only one person and can be an example of "political rivalry". The...
  • Polls in Nepal fair, say Carter Centre, EU observer 21-11-2013 09:09 PM

    Two prominent international organisations, Carter Centre and European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM), keeping an eye on Nepal's Constituent Assembly polls said Thursday that the elections were held in a fair manner. Organising separate press conferences here, both Carter Centre and EUEOM said that the elections were conducted in a...
  • EC seizes Rs 16 crore in poll bound states, Rajasthan tops list 19-11-2013 03:20 PM

    Over Rs 16 crores in cash has been seized till now by EC-appointed surveillance teams and check squads in five poll-bound states, with Rajasthan topping the chart with the recovery of Rs 7.13 crore. Apart from Rajasthan, which goes to polls on December 1, Madhya Pradesh, which will vote on...
  • Congress, BJP expel party rebels ahead of Rajasthan Assembly polls 19-11-2013 08:30 AM

    Cracking the whip on rebels, both ruling Congress and opposition BJP on Monday expelled such leaders. Congress expelled 17 rebels, including Harendra Mirdha and state minister of medical and health Raj Kumar Sharma, while BJP expelled 16 members, including former assembly speaker Sumitra Singh. Mirdha was expelled after he rebelled...
  • Narendra Modi to address four rallies in poll-bound MP today 18-11-2013 09:58 AM

    Bhopal: Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will attend pre-poll campaign rallies in four places in Madhya Pradesh on Monday. Modi will travel to Chattarpur, Sagar, Guna and Bhopal. Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched a scathing attack Modi, accusing him of...
  • Maximum incidents of Naxal violence occured in BJP rule, says Rahul Gandhi 16-11-2013 11:20 AM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is all set to hold three rallies in poll-bound Chhattisgarh today. Rahul will hold a rally in Kharsia at 11 am, followed by Surajpur and Raipur at 12pm and 12:30 pm. Recently Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi who is also the BJP's candidate for PM,...
  • Sonia accuses MP government of pocketing funds sent by Centre 15-11-2013 05:10 PM

    Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday accused the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led-BJP government of pocketing funds sent by the Centre. Sonia said, "UPA has given crores of fund to the Madhya Pradesh government for development. Who has taken that money the people should ask this question to the state government." She...
  • Assembly polls: 2716 nominations found valid 15-11-2013 12:23 AM

    Nominations of 2,716 candidates were found valid after scrutiny of papers filed for the 200 assembly constituencies of Rajasthan going to polls on December 1. Of the 2,970 nominations received, 339 were rejected, a Chief Election Office source said on Thursday. Of the valid candidates, 206 candidates belong to ruling...
  • Rajasthan's own 'Princess and the pea' in Sawai Madhopur

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    Remember Princess and the Pea? The fairytale about a 'real' princess and the test of a nagging pea under the mattresses she was put through...