Elections

  • LJP state general secretary Lalan Singh arrested for extortion 25-04-2014 12:00 AM

    The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of the Bihar Police on Thursday arrested Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) state general secretary Lalan Singh on charges of extortion and criminal intimidation. Singh is an accused in case number 4/12 registered at the EOU police station in the state capital. He is accused of...
  • Bank accounts of Ramdev's three trusts under EC scrutiny 24-04-2014 11:53 PM

    The bank accounts of three trusts of yoga teacher Baba Ramdev have come under the scrutiny of Election Commission following allegations that huge funds was being spent for political parties in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls across the country. The Income Tax department has been asked to look into monetary...
  • After nomination, Modi talks about 'sea change' in Varanasi 24-04-2014 11:41 PM

    Hours after filing nomination papers from Varanasi, Narendra Modi laid a roadmap for the constituency to bring a "sea change" in lives of people of the city, to clean up the town as well as the Ganga river, and to infuse weaving sector with latest technology. "Today as I go...
  • Congress would barely get 100 LS seats, claims Natwar Singh 24-04-2014 11:37 PM

    Former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh on Thursday exuded confidence of NDA getting over 275 seats and claimed that Congress would face a hard time in getting even 100 seats in the Lok Sabha elections. He claimed that this was the worst election in the history of Congress and it...
  • Law will take its own course against Prabhunath: EC 24-04-2014 11:18 PM

    The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday said "law will take its own course" in cases against RJD candidate from Maharajganj Lok Sabha constituency Prabhunath Singh. "The non-bailable warrants are already there against him. The district administration is free to take action. The law will take its own course in the...
  • 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...
  • Narendra Modi files his nomination in Varanasi, calls Ganga his mother 24-04-2014 11:08 PM

    Riding a saffron surge on the streets, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday filed his nomination for Lok Sabha election from the temple town of Varanasi invoking "Maa Ganga" seeking to galvanise support in the Hindi heartland in his bid to steer BJP to power. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 24-04-2014 10:41 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • 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...
  • Modi in Varanasi: Is this a manufactured wave or a sign of real change? 24-04-2014 10:13 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...
  • Five polling ~~amp;amp; police personnel killed in landmine blast 24-04-2014 09:53 PM

    At least five polling and police personnel were killed and some others injured when suspected Maoists blew up the vehicle they were travelling in Dumka district, a senior police officer said in Dumka. Director General of Police Rajeev Kumar said a landmine was triggered when they were returning from poll...
  • Woman, who claims to be 120 years old, casts her vote 24-04-2014 09:45 PM

    A woman, who claimed to be 120-year-old, on Thursday cast her vote at the polling booth no 250 in the town. Sugra Bi, the woman, arrived at the booth with her son, grandson and others in the family. Her son, who said he was 80 years old, said there were...
  • LS polls phase 6: Voting for 349 seats over, high voter turnout in TN, WB 24-04-2014 09:44 PM

    New Delhi: The second biggest phase of the staggered Lok Sabha elections witnessed a brisk polling in most of the 117 seats on Thursday. With this phase, voting for 349 out of the 543 Lok Sabha seats has been completed, leaving only the last three phases. The polling took place...
  • 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. ...
  • Why the 'New York Times' does not get Narendra Modi's rise

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Well for one, its correspondents probably spend a disproportionate amount of time talking to the 'elite' of India to put trends in 'perspective'. I of...

  • LS polls: 59.2 per cent voter turnout recorded in 2nd phase 24-04-2014 09:08 PM

    59.2per cent of 81 lakh voters on Thursday exercised their franchise in 5 Lok Sabha constituencies where polling ended for the second and final phase in Rajasthan. It was about 9.4 per cent more than the 2009 LS polls in five constituencies, AK Jain, Chief Election Officer, told a press...
  • 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. ...
  • LS polls: 12 UP seats record 58.5 per cent voting in third phase 24-04-2014 08:53 PM

    Over 58.5 per cent voters exercised their franchise in Uttar Pradesh, where polling was on in 12 seats in the third phase to decide fate of 188 candidates. Hathras witnessed 55.4 per cent polling in the first four hours while Mathura and Agra recorded 53 and 60.2 per cent polling...
  • J&K: Militants attack polling officials in Shopian 24-04-2014 08:11 PM

    Srinagar: Suspected militants attacked polling officials when they were leaving after polling ended in Shopian district of south Kashmir, leaving several persons injured. Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, AG Mir told reporters that a firing incident was reported from Shopian on Thursday evening. Some security force personnel have been injured...
  • LS polls: Never did politics for money, says Mamata Banerjee 24-04-2014 08:08 PM

    Burdwan: With her party facing the heat over the Saradha chit fund scam during the Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she never did politics for money. "I do politics of people and not money. Now politics mean canards, propaganda and quarrels and a means to...
  • From Vadodara to Varanasi: Modi's assets rise by Rs 14 lakh 24-04-2014 07:58 PM

    Varanasi: BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday disclosed total assets worth Rs 1.65 crore -a rise of Rs 14.34 lakh from his declaration for Vadodara Lok Sabha seat about a fortnight back. The Gujarat Chief Minister's wealth is Rs 68 lakh higher than his main opponent AAP's Arvind...
  • Bollywood stars give elections a miss 24-04-2014 07:44 PM

    Many Bollywood stars like Anupam Kher, Vivek Oberoi do not cast their vote due to their commitment to IIFA which is being organised at Florida. Vivek Oberoi expressed his disappointment for not being able to exercise his franchise. He said, "I am extremely upset that we are not voting but...
  • Puducherry CM N Rangasamy proceeds on bike to booth to cast vote 24-04-2014 07:43 PM

    Dispensing with his security, Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Thursday proceeded to the polling booth on his motorcycle to cast his vote. The AINRC founder drove his two wheeler to the booth, housed in a government school near his house in Thelarshpet. Congress leader and Minister of State in PMO...
  • LS polls: 62.5 per cent voter turnout recorded in seven seats of Chhattisgarh 24-04-2014 07:42 PM

    62.5 per cent of the electorate cast their vote in the seven Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh, where the last phase of polling took place on Thursday amidst tight security. Polling has been by and large peaceful in the state. 62.5 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the seven...
  • Amarinder writes open letter to Modi over Punjabi farmers in Gujarat 24-04-2014 07:39 PM

    Ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab, Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Thursday wrote an open letter to him asking about steps taken by his government to stop eviction of Punjabi farmers from Gujarat's Kutch region. He reminded Modi of the promise he had made to the people of the...
  • LS polls: 10 MP seats record 64 per cent voter turnout in third phase 24-04-2014 07:34 PM

    A total of 64 per cent voting was recorded till 5 pm in Madhya Pradesh, where polling is underway for 10 Lok Sabha seats in the final phase amid reports of poll boycott from a village in Khargone district. "So far 59.04 per cent electorate including 67.60 per cent men...
  • 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...
  • LS polls: Seven Bihar seats record 60 per cent voter turn out in third phase 24-04-2014 07:17 PM

    60 per cent voter turnout was recorded till in seven Lok Sabha seats of Bihar where voting was held in the third phase on Thursday. While Supual registered 54 per cent voting, it was 60 per cent in Araria, 64 per cent in Kisanganj, 64 per cent in Katihar, 59...
  • No Modi wave in Uttar Pradesh, says Akhilesh Yadav 24-04-2014 07:08 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying there was no Modi wave in the state. He said, "Third Front parties will be crucial after the polls, they will decide on the government formation. People will...
  • Varanasi: SP workers 'purify' Malviya's statue after Modi garlands it 24-04-2014 06:50 PM

    Varanasi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi filed his nomination on Thursday from Varanasi. But soon after his nomination was filed, Samajwadi Party activists washed and 'purified' the statue of Madan Mohan Malviya, which was garlanded by Modi, using water from Ganga soon after he left to file his nomination...