Lok Sabha Election

  • 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...
  • Congress will win more than ten seats in Punjab: Shakeel Ahmed 24-04-2014 06:03 PM

    Ludhiana: Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab is not going to boost the poll prospects of SAD-BJP candidates as there is a "strong anti-incumbency" against Akali government in the state, Congress on Thursday said. All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed also claimed that Congress will bag 10 out...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Why voting has increased across India 24-04-2014 05:53 PM

    New Delhi: Except Mumbai, Bangalore and some parts of Kashmir, voting has been very good across India in the last 6 phases. In most Lok Sabha constituencies the voting has crossed 70-75 per cent on an average. In some seats, it has crossed even 80-85 per cent. The politicial parties...
  • Priyanka Gandhi to visit Amethi for two days from April 26 24-04-2014 05:52 PM

    Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi will tour the Lok Sabha constituency of her brother Rahul for two days from April 26. During her visit, she will hold roadshows and address meetings at several places, Chandrakant Dubey, representative of the Congress Vice-President said on Wednesday. ...
  • Gujarat no 'swarg', Modi only concerned about chair: Sonia Gandhi 24-04-2014 05:47 PM

    Valsad: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday took on Narendra Modi on his home turf of Gujarat, saying the state was nowhere near "swarg" (heaven) as claimed by him, and accused the BJP's prime ministerial hopeful of being concerned only about his chair. Addressing her first election rally in Gujarat,...
  • Congress demands FIR against Modi for 'violation' of model code 24-04-2014 05:38 PM

    New Delhi: 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. "We do not want just issuing of notice. We want action. FIR...
  • Sonia takes on Modi, says Gujarat is debt-ridden 24-04-2014 05:32 PM

    Sonia Gandhi was campaigning in Valsad, Gujarat on Thursday. She said that some BJP leaders talked as if the "heaven will come on earth when they come to power". "But they do not tell you the fact that the state of Gujarat is itself debt-ridden," she said. ...
  • RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan urges youth to vote 24-04-2014 05:29 PM

    "It is the duty of every citizen to vote. So if you can come out of the house and vote, you should," the 51-year-old banker said. ...
  • Murli Manohar Joshi congratulates Modi on filing nomination in Varanasi 24-04-2014 05:27 PM

    Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi congratulated party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on filing his nomination Thursday in Varanasi and claimed his victory was certain in the temple town. "It is a matter of joy that party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is filing his nomination in Varanasi...I appeal...
  • The great social leveler: Our vote

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    The Indian general elections, the largest elections in the world, are a festival in its own right. The 2014 elections, with its plethora of characters...

  • Ahead of polls, rats give poll team a nightmare 24-04-2014 05:21 PM

    In Chhattisgarh and Bihar, while Naxals are keeping no stones unturned to hamper smooth voting, in Madhya Pradesh people are boycotting polls, but in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur the situation is different. the rats are no less a threat for the voters in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, and ADM is...
  • Celebrities didn't know IIFA awards, polling day dates will clash: Poonam Sinha 24-04-2014 05:15 PM

    Bollywood actress Poonam Sinha defended her colleagues who didn't turn up to vote in Mumbai on Thursday for the on going Lok Sabha elections. She said, "The stars are in US to attend the IIFA awards. The date of the awards ceremony held in Tampa was fixed way before the...
  • Four journalists injured in poll related violence in Rajasthan 24-04-2014 05:09 PM

    Four photojournalists and a driver were injured and their vehicle was damaged in an attack by villagers, while they were going to cover a clash which broke out when a group of 150 people forcibly tried to enter a polling booth in Satha village in Dausa district of Rajasthan. ITBP...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Punjab 24-04-2014 04:42 PM

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Jyoti Kamal visits various places in Punjab to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituencies. Punjab has 13 constituencies which will vote on April 30 in the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Three injured in clash between BJP, RLD supporters in Mathura 24-04-2014 04:40 PM

    Three persons were injured following a clash between supporters of two political parties in Daulatpur village outside of a polling booth in the district, police said on Wednesday. Polling in underway in Mathura, where BJP candidate and actress Hema Malini is pitted against sitting MP from RLD Jayant Chaudhary, which...
  • Vidisha: EC removes SDM after Congress accuses BJP of booth-capturing 24-04-2014 04:31 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday removed the Vidisha Sub-District Magistrate on a complaint filed by Congress candidate Lakshman Singh. Lakshman, the brother of senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, had accused the BJP of booth-capturing attempts. Lakshman Singh is contesting from the Vidisha seat against BJP's Sushma Swaraj. Speaking...
  • Tale of two affidavits: Kejriwal richer than Modi 24-04-2014 04:00 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal is richer than his opponent and the BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi. Kejriwal and his wife together have close to Rs 64 lakh worth more assets than Narendra Modi. They are taking on each other in Varanasi. Even though Narendra...
  • No Modi wave in Bengal, says Deepa Dasmunsi 24-04-2014 03:55 PM

    Among the star candidates in the sixth phase in West Bengal are two union Ministers - Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury from Malda South and Deepa Dasmunsi from Raiganj, as is President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee from Jangipur. ...