Elections

  • Lok Sabha elections: 121 seats begin voting in the biggest phase 17-04-2014 07:35 AM

    With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India is witnessing the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. With this phase the voting will cross the half-way mark in terms of seats in more than a month-long exercise. More than 25 bigwigs...
  • Lok Sabha Elections Phase V: Polling begins in Bihar 17-04-2014 07:35 AM

    Patna: Voting began for the election to seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar under the second phase amidst tight security. Many of the seven constituencies of Patna Sahib, Patliputra, Nalanda, Jehanabad, Munger, Ara and Buxar are situated in the Maoist belt. An electorate of 11,85,07,86 will exercise their franchise in...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Voting begins for 19 seats in Maharashtra 17-04-2014 07:30 AM

    Voting in Maharashtra in the crucial fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections has begun. Nineteen seats are going for elections in this phase where Congress has 6 sitting MPs, BJP 2, Shiv Sena 4, NCP 3 and SWP 1. There is also an independent MP. The fate of 358...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Voting begins for all 28 seats in Karnataka 17-04-2014 07:17 AM

    Voting in Karnataka for all 28 Lok Sabha seats has begun. Nearly 4.62 crore people are eligible to exercise their franchise in the single-phase election. This Lok Sabha election has become a true battle of prestige for over a dozen leaders from different political parties. As a well known analyst...
  • LS elections Phase V live: Yeddyurappa, Supriya Sule among early voters 17-04-2014 07:12 AM

    With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India will witness the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. Here are the latest updates. ...
  • Story map: Key constituencies and candidates in phase 5 of Lok Sabha elections 2014 17-04-2014 06:23 AM

    More than 25 bigwigs are trying their luck in Thursday's fifth phase of polling. With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India will witness the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections LIVE: Polling on in six seats in Jharkhand for second phase of polls 17-04-2014 12:09 AM

    Jharkhand will vote for six Lok Sabha seats on Thursday in the face of a boycott call given by Maoist guerrillas. The six seats which go to polls are Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Chaibasa, Khuti, Giridih and Hazaribagh. All six seats are affected by the presence of the Maoist guerrillas. Khuti is...
  • Lok Sabha elections LIVE: Polling on in 10 seats of MP, 142 candidates in the fray 17-04-2014 12:07 AM

    As many as 142 candidates are in the fray in 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh where a total of 1,67,12,808 voters are expected to head to polling booths on Thursday. First phase of balloting for nine Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh was held on April 10 and...
  • Lok Sabha elections LIVE: Second phase of polling on amid Naxal threat 17-04-2014 12:05 AM

    Security has been stepped up in three poll-bound Maoist infested constituencies of Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund in Chhattisgarh amid inputs that Naxals may foment trouble in these sensitive areas on April 17, when voting is held there during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections. According to Intelligence Bureau sources,...
  • Lok Sabha elections LIVE: Polling on in 11 seats of Uttar Pradesh 17-04-2014 12:05 AM

    Over 1.8 crore electorate would decide the fate of 151 candidates, including stalwarts like former cabinet ministers Maneka Gandhi, Santosh Gangwar, Saleem Sherwani, Dharmendra Yadav and Begum Noor Bano, when voting for 11 Lok Sabha seats will be held on April 17. In the second phase, polling would be held...
  • Lok Sabha elections LIVE: Polling on in seven seats in Bihar for second phase of polls 17-04-2014 12:05 AM

    Caste arithmetic will be put to test in Bihar when seven parliamentary constituencies in the state go for polls on Thursday. These elections are crucial for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of the JD-U and his bete noire RJD chief Lalu Prasad with both vying for approval as the main...
  • Lok Sabha elections LIVE: Polling on in 20 seats of Rajasthan 17-04-2014 12:05 AM

    Over 42.9 million voters will decide the fate of 320 candidates, including Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who are in the fray for the 25 Lok Sabha seats from Rajasthan where polling will he held in two phases - April 17 and April 24. In the first phase April 17, voting...
  • Electoral official dies of heart attack after arriving in Jamshedpur for poll duty 16-04-2014 11:58 PM

    A polling personnel died of heart attack in Kesharda cluster in Baharagoda, about 90 kms from in Jamshedpur, under Jamshedpur Lok Sabha constituency, official sources said on Wednesday. The deceased Kishan Mukhi (51), an employee of National Metallurgical Laboratory inJamshedpur, collapsed soon after arriving inJamshedpurfor poll duty, they said. SDO...
  • Even best bowlers bowl a no-ball: Amit Shah on EC ruling 16-04-2014 11:54 PM

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi's close aide and BJP leader Amit Shah on Wednesday agreed to abide by the Election Commission's decision of censuring him for violation of the Model Code of Conduct and compared himself with the "best bowler" who also bowls a no-ball. "The intention in my speeches was...
  • Clay Craft offers 20 per cent discount to buyers who will vote 16-04-2014 11:53 PM

    Fine bone-China and ceramic tableware manufacture Clay Craft has announced a discount of 20 per cent on its products for those customers who would cast their votes. "To encourage the voting among youths, the initiative was taken. The discount of 20 per cent on retail outlets in Jaipurwill be available...
  • Gandhis have emotionally blackmailed people of Amethi: Kumar Vishwas 16-04-2014 11:47 PM

    Calling the Gandhis "magicians", Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Amethi Lok Sabha seat Kumar Vishwas on Wednesday said the family had always "emotionally blackmailed" the people of the constituency. Addressing meetings at several villages in the Amethi assembly segment, including Ghatampur and Tikari, Vishwas said, "Gandhis have always emotionally blackmailed...
  • Jaswant expresses fears of bogus voting, booth capturing 16-04-2014 11:42 PM

    With hours left for voting, ousted BJP leader Jaswant Singh on Wednesday approached the Election Commission with complaint accusing the state police of harassing his supporters early on Wednesdaymorning. Jaswant also expressed fears of booth capturing and bogus voting by BJP supporters in some assembly constituencies in Barmerand demanded that...
  • TDP pulls out of alliance with BJP in Seemandhra: Sources 16-04-2014 11:41 PM

    New Delhi: Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party pulled out of the alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Seemandhra, said sources on Wednesday. Sources added that the formal announcement in this regard is likely to be made on Thursday. Earlier this month, the BJP and the TDP had finalised their...
  • Centre fooling people on one rank, one pension: VK Singh 16-04-2014 11:34 PM

    Former Army Chief Gen VK Singh on Wednesday alleged that the UPA government at the Centre was "befooling" the ex-servicemen as the issue of "one rank, one pension" was still alive. "The Congress was in the habit of telling lies and had done nothing concrete," Singh told reporters in Hamirpur,...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad's fate to be locked in Udhampur on Thursday 16-04-2014 11:00 PM

    Udhampur: Congress leader and Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's fate will be locked in EVMs on Thursday in Udhampur LoK Sabha constituency where he is in direct fight with BJP's Jitender Singh. As many as 14,61,373 voters, including 7,77,599 males and 6,77,850 women, will decide the fate of 13 candidates,...
  • With 'weak' History, Maths, Geography, Modi is no topper: Congress 16-04-2014 10:54 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress on Wednesday ridiculed the BJP's bid to "portray" Narendra Modi as "a topper" and said the Gujarat Chief Minister had proved he is rather weak in History, Geography and Maths. "At a rally here in December, Modi had said that Maharashtra had 27 chief ministers since its...
  • LS poll: 121 seats vote in the biggest round of electoral exercise 16-04-2014 10:38 PM

    With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India will witness the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. With this phase the voting will cross the half-way mark in terms of seats in more than a month-long exercise. More than 25 bigwigs...
  • BJP spending huge amount of money to grab power at Centre: Mahila Congress president 16-04-2014 10:28 PM

    Congress on Wednesday accused BJP of spending big money to come to power at the Centre and termed as "sponsored" the poll surveys which favoured the NDA. "Surveys favouring the NDA are sponsored by the BJP, while the ground reality is that there is no BJP or Narendra Modi wave...
  • Gujarat: Court orders police to file report over Modi's marital status 16-04-2014 10:19 PM

    Ahmedabad: A local court ordered the city police on Thursday to submit a report explaining the status of an application against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on the charge of hiding facts under oath. "Submit a report before the court within three weeks on the status of the investigation...
  • Hang me if charges are proved against me, says Narendra Modi 16-04-2014 09:55 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the people will love him when they know him. Making his point clear on his candidature from Varanasi seat, Modi in an interview to ANI said, "I am not going to Varanasi to defeat anyone. I...
  • HC directs DC to consider separate booth in Dalit colony 16-04-2014 09:48 PM

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the District Collector of Dharmapuri to consider setting up of a separate polling booth within the Arunthathiar Colony, to ensure Dalits exercised their votes freely and independently there. The First Bench Comprising Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri and Justice M M...
  • After ban on campaign, EC censures Amit Shah, Azam Khan for remarks 16-04-2014 09:38 PM

    The Election Commission on Wednesday censured Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan for making controversial remarks during campaigning. The EC's decision came days after it had banned the two leaders from campaigning in Uttar Pradesh during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. While censuring the...
  • Mumbaikars living in conditions worse than hell: Khetan 16-04-2014 09:13 PM

    Mumbai: Journalist and AAP candidate from New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency Ashish Khetan on Thursday alleged all the established political parties in Maharashtra had only looted the Mumbai citizens. "I am shocked to see that Mumbaikars are living in conditions worse than hell," Khetan said, alleging slum-dwellers of Mandala in...
  • LS polls: Jolt to Congress as Matbar Singh Kandari rejoins BJP 16-04-2014 09:04 PM

    In yet another blow to Congress ahead of polling for Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand, party heavyweight Matbar Singh Kandari on Wednesday rejoined the BJP along with his supporters. Welcoming him back into the party-fold, state BJP chief Tirath Singh Rawat said Kandari's return would further boost the party's prospects...
  • LS polls: In Bangalore South nobody came for our vote, but do vote 16-04-2014 09:02 PM

    Bangalore: About a decade and a half back, with limited means but urgent need to rehabilitate my parents in Bangalore I bought a small house in JP Nagar, 6th Phase. The reason I chose it was a) it was a plot of land as against an apartment, b) it was...