Himachal Pradesh Elections

  • HP polls: EC issued 73 notices to candidates for paid news 05-11-2012 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has issued 73 notices to candidates in the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls for paid news of which 19 have already been confirmed by the committee of the poll body. "We had 73 notices (for paid news) issued this time in the state and of these,...
  • Record 75 per cent voting in Himachal Pradesh 05-11-2012 07:41 AM

    Shimla/New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh on Sunday registered a record high polling of around 75 per cent in elections for 68 assembly constituencies, Election Commission officials said. The state's Chief Electoral Officer, Narinder Chauhan, said in Shimla, "The voter turnout was approximately 75 per cent." In New Delhi, Deputy Election Commissioner...
  • Over 68 pc voting in Himachal Assembly polls 04-11-2012 02:20 PM

    Shimla: Over 68 per cent polling was recorded till 5 pm on Sunday in the election to the 68-member Assembly in hill state of Himachal Pradesh. Polling had begun on a dull note apparently due to cold weather conditions. The minimum temperature was hovering around freezing point in Chopal in...
  • HP Assembly polls: 27 pc voting recorded till 11 am 04-11-2012 11:40 AM

    Shimla: Twenty seven per cent voting has been recorded till 11 am in the 2012 Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. The polling for the 68 seats of Himachal Pradesh Assembly began amid tight security on Sunday. Electors across the state were seen reaching polling stations even before voting...
  • HP polls: First Cong-BJP electoral battle after reforms 04-11-2012 08:11 AM

    New Delhi: The Himachal Pradesh 2012 Assembly elections began at 8 am on Sunday. A total of 459 candidates are in the fray for the 68-member Assembly. The election is important as it's the first after the recent reforms unleashed by the Centre, that included the cap on subsidised LPG...
  • HP elections: Over 8,000 nonagenarians to cast votes 03-11-2012 10:20 PM

    Shimla: 95-year-old Shyam Saran, who was among the first to vote after Independence in the 1951 polls, will be among 8,355 nonagenarian voters to exercise their franchise in tomorrow's Himachal Pradesh polls. About 10,000 voters are above 89 years, including 1,642 90-year-olds, while 1,09,115 voters fall in 18-19 age group...
  • Himachal elections: Congress, BJP face off 03-11-2012 08:00 PM

    New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh votes for the 2012 Assembly elections on Sunday, and this time as well, it is a direct and close contest between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Both the parties have not left any stone unturned for the contest with the biggest names from...
  • Battlelines drawn, Himachal Pradesh set for polls on Sunday 03-11-2012 02:57 PM

    Shimla: Battlelines have been drawn for Sunday’s poll for the 68-member Himachal Assembly where political heavyweights Prem Kumar Dhumal and Virbhadra Singh are jostling for attention of voters for whom the issue of price rise and corruption seems to have surpassed the anti-incumbency factor. The Bharatiya Janata Party and the...
  • HP polls: Apple farmers could be the swing vote 03-11-2012 08:39 AM

    New Delhi: With an annual turnover of around 3000 crore, apples constitute an important part of Himachal Pradesh's economy, which makes FDI in multibrand retail an important issue among the state's apple-growers. The state's apple belt straddles several districts. No wonder then, that most pre-poll sops are announced keeping this...