ELECTIONS

  • Rajasthan: Kota BJP MLA allegedly threatens people for not voting for the party 4 hours 42 minutes ago

    Kota: In an embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party a Rajasthan MLA was allegedly threatening voters if they did not vote for the party. A video has surfaced allegedly showing BLA Bhawani Singh Rajawat from Ladpura in Kota threatening voters with consequences if they did not vote for the BJP...
  • J&K contestants await results with bated breath 12 hours 5 minutes ago

    Srinagar: More than 800 contestants in Jammu and Kashmir will spend a couple of nervous nights till December 23 when counting of votes for elections to the 12th Legislative Assembly will be held, after a record turnout in the five-phase polls in the state. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Opposition PDP's...
  • 'Selfie with Mufflerman' by AAP to raise funds for Delhi polls Yesterday

    Bengaluru: Karnataka unit of Aam Admi Party on Saturday announced the launch of a new fund raising campaign called "Selfie with Mufflerman" to collect donations for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections. Out of participating donors in the campaign, 25 would be selected through a lucky draw, who will get an opportunity...
  • Record polling registered in J&K and Jharkhand: EC Yesterday

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir recorded a "historic and unprecedented" polling in the last 27 years with 66 per cent electorate exercising their franchise in the five phases, the last one today recording a high 76 per cent with voters braving freezing temperatures. The streak of strong balloting was also followed...
  • J&K polls: Continuing positive trend of high voter turnout, final phase records 76 per cent polling Yesterday

    Srinagar: Continuing the positive trend of high voting percentage set by the first four phases, the fifth and the last leg of Legislative Assembly elections for 20 segments in Jammu region witnessed a remarkable turnout. Unprecedented security arrangements along the India-Pakistan border and hinterland ensured that voting was by and large...
  • J&K exit poll: PDP may win 36-41 seats, BJP 16-22, NC & Congress 9-13 each, no seat for BJP in Valley Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Axis APM exit poll predicts the People Democratic Party (PDP) victory in Jammu & Kashmir. According to the exit poll the PDP is expected to get 36-41 seats in the 87-member state Assembly. The BJP which fought the election with a lot of spirit is expected to...
  • Jharkhand exit poll: BJP-AJSU may get 37-43 seats, JVM 12-16, JMM 10-14, Congress 4-6 Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Axis APM exit poll predicts the BJP-AJSU Party alliance is likely to get a simple majority in Jharkhand Assembly elections. According to its findings, the BJP-AJSU alliance is expected to get 37-43 seats in the 81-member state assembly. The BJP alone may get 34-38 seats and the AJSU...
  • Jharkhand polls: Final phase sees 70 per cent voter turnout Yesterday

    Ranchi: Over 25 lakh people more than 70 per cent of the electorate on Saturday exercised their franchise in the fifth and last round of the Assembly election in Jharkhand, officials said. Sixteen constituencies voted on Saturday in the final phase. Of the 16 seats, seven were reserved for Scheduled Tribes...
  • J&K polls: 76 per cent voter turnout recorded in the final phase Yesterday

    Jammu: The fifth and final phase of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir ended peacefully on Saturday, with nearly 76 per cent of the voters casting their ballot in 20 constituencies, officials said. "Polling ended peacefully in all the 20 constituencies of Jammu, Rajouri and Kathua districts at 4 pm," an...
  • J&K: Soldiers vote to 'guard' democracy even after hanging uniforms Yesterday

    Kathua: Retired servicemen, who had fought Indo-Pak wars in this border constituency of Jammu and Kashmir, on Saturday braved the winter chill for their "national duty" to caste votes and strengthen democracy in the state, in their bid to counter the ongoing Pakistan-sponsored proxy war. 79-year-old retired Naib Subedar Kartar Singh,...
  • J&K: Another sarpanch shot dead by unidentified terrorists in Sopore Yesterday

    Sopore: Another sarpanch has been killed by suspected terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore district even as voting for the fifth and final phase is underway in the state. Ghulam Ahmad Bhat (65), a resident of Bomai, was fired upon by unidentified gunmen near the main chowk in the village, causing...
  • J&K polls: How the day unfolded Yesterday

    Polling begins for the fifth and final leg of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir in which several high-profile candidates, including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, will try their luck in 20 seats spread over three districts of Jammu amid a strong security deployment. After a record voter turnout in...
  • Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand vote in last phase of Assembly polls today amidst high security Yesterday

    Jammu/Ranchi: Voting for the fifth and final phase of assembly elections will take place in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand amidst high security after recent terror attacks in the valley and neighbouring Pakistan. While 213 candidates will be battling it out for 20 seats in the fifth phase of Jammu...
  • Jharkhand polls: As it happened Yesterday

    Ranchi: The fifth phase of voting for 16 Assembly seats spread across six districts begins in Jharkhand. Among the heavyweights, Hemant Soren, the JMM leader, is contesting from Dumka, apart from Barhait constituency, where he is facing challenge from former Morcha leader and BJP candidate Hemlal Murmu. Assembly Speaker Shashank...
  • J&K election: 5th phase polling on Saturday, litmus test for BJP in Jammu 2 days ago

    Jammu: As many as 213 candidates, including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand and four other ministers, will be battling it out for 20 Legislative Assembly seats in the fifth and the final leg of elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. This phase is very important for Bharatiya Janata Party...
  • Countdown begins for final phase of Assembly polls in J&K 2 days ago

    Jammu: Stage is set for the fifth and final leg of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday in which several high-profile candidates, including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, will try their luck in 20 seats spread over three districts of Jammu amid a strong security deployment. After a record...
  • Jharkhand ready for Assembly polls in 5th and final phase 2 days ago

    Ranchi: With Jharkhand set to enter the fifth and final phase polling for 16 Assembly seats spread across six districts on Saturday, the fate of heavyweights including Chief Minister Hemant Soren will be decided in this phase. Altogether 208 candidates, including 16 women are testing their luck in this phase,...
  • Navjot Singh Sidhu's convoy attacked by stone-pelters in Jammu 2 days ago

    Jammu: BJP leader Navjot Sidhu's convoy was on Thursday attacked by unidentified assailants who pelted the cars with bricks and stones, leaving his driver injured at Bhor camp on the outskirts of Jammu city, police said. Sidhu was campaigning in the Bhor camp area for the party candidate from Gandhi Nagar...
  • Campaigning ends for final phase of polling in Jharkhand, 208 candidates in fray for 16 seats 3 days ago

    Ranchi: Campaigning ended on Thursday for the fifth and final phase polling for 16 Assembly constituencies in Jharkhand which will go the polls on December 20. "Polling will begin at 7 AM and end at 3 PM in all 16 constituencies," an Election Commission official said. Altogether 208 candidates, including 16 women...
  • J&K polls: Campaigning for final phase ends with 213 candidates in fray on 20 seats 3 days ago

    Jammu: After a record turnout of voters in the previous four phases, high-voltage campaigning for the fifth and final leg of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, to be held on December 20, ended on Thursday, with a number of high-profile candidates, including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, trying their...
  • J&K: Security forces gun down one terrorist in Kupwara 3 days ago

    Jammu: One terrorist has been killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. The brief encounter lasted for nearly an hour. The security forces launched an operation in Bazpora area of Kupwara on Thursday morning following information about presence of terrorists there, a police official...
  • J&K: Encounter on in Kupwara, 2-3 terrorists likely to be trapped 3 days ago

    Jammu: Yet another gunbattle is underway between terrorists and security forces in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. Two-three terrorists are likely to be holed up. The police have area cordoned off the area. There have been no reports of casualties so far from either side. The attack comes just...
  • BJP won Lok Sabha polls on communal polarisation: Rahul Gandhi 4 days ago

    Gandhi Bani(Kathua): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that BJP succeeded in winning Lok Sabha polls by playing the communal card and even public failed to comprehend the fact. "BJP had succeeded in winning Lok Sabha elections based on communalism and even public failed to recognise the fact," Rahul told...
  • Jharkhand CM describes BJP as 'loot' party 4 days ago

    Pakur (Jharkhand): Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday alleged that the BJP was a party of "loot", a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the people in Santhal Pargana region to throw "looters" out of power in the ensuing Assembly elections. "BJP ek lootera party hei (BJP is...
  • Omar government failed on all fronts: Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed 4 days ago

    Kalakote (Rajouri): Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday attacked Omar Abdullah government saying it has failed on all fronts as a result the Centre, instead of sanctioning relief funds to the state government for flood victims, directly sent to them. PDP Patron Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed while addressing an election rally here...
  • Jammu and Kashmir faced discrimination in the past, says PM Modi 5 days ago

    Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said there was a feeling among the people of Jammu region that they have been discriminated against and have not been given their rightful share in development. "I have worked for my organisation for many years in Jammu and Kashmir. Whenever I would come...
  • Plough, not guns, brings harvest: PM Modi 6 days ago

    Dumka (Jharkhand): Appealing to the people of naxal-hit Jharkhand to shun violence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked them to take a plough in hand instead of guns to bring harvest and development to the state. "Taking plough on the shoulder, not gun, brings 'hariyali' (harvest)," he said while addressing...
  • Punish those who ravaged Jharkhand: PM Modi to voters 6 days ago

    Ranchi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appealed to people of Jharkhand to punish through votes those who plundered the state. Addressing an election rally in Dumka, he said, "As a mother punishes her children who commit mistake to ensure that the mistake is not committed again, people of Santhal region...
  • NC derailed peace process along the International Border: Mufti 6 days ago

    Jammu: PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday accused the ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir of derailing the peace process between India and Pakistan. "The present regime led by National Conference (NC) has derailed the process of peace along the International Border. It is very unfortunate that the...
  • Shinzo Abe's coalition secures big Japan election win with record low turnout 6 days ago

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition cruised to a big election win on Sunday, ensuring he will stick to reflationary economic policies and a muscular security stance, but record low turnout pointed to broad dissatisfaction with his performance. NHK public TV said Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and junior partner the...