POLLING

  • Eunuchs dance in protest of denial of voting rights 2 days ago

    Eunuchs dance outside a polling station in Dhanbad, Jharkhand during the 4th phase of polling. Many of these eunuchs were denied their voting rights as their names were struck off from the voter list. Taking help of what they are known for, these innovative, creative souls stared this unique musical...
  • Arvind Kejriwal will address over 85 poll rallies in Delhi 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With growing demand from party candidates to campaign in their constituencies, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will address over 85 rallies over the next two months. Party sources said the former Delhi chief minister will address 25 rallies in December and 60 rallies in January, with a target of at...
  • BJP launches special bus in Mehrauli to woo voters 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With an aim to woo voters ahead of the Delhi assembly polls, BJP has come out with a special bus in Mehrauli, installed with an LCD TV, which will screen a short film highlighting development works undertaken in the constituency and seek suggestion from voters. "Mission Mehrauli" bus will...
  • J&K polls: Days before fourth phase; all separatist leaders, 600 others taken into custody 5 days ago

    Srinagar: All separatist leaders, including chairmen of both the faction of the Hurriyat Conference (HC) and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief, have been taken into preventive custody or put under house arrest in Kashmir valley, which is going to polls in the fourth phase in the five-phased Legislative...
  • Campaign ends for 4th phase Assembly poll in Jharkhand 5 days ago

    Ranchi: The high-pitched campaign for the fourth of the five-phase Jharkhand Assembly election involving 15 constituencies ended on Friday. While in Dhanbad and Bokaro constituencies, the campaign ended at 5 PM, in the remaining seats it ended at 3 PM. The 15 constituencies are: Madhupur, Deogarh (SC), Bagodar, Jamua (SC), Gandey,...
  • J&K elections: 354 polling stations sensitive, 83 hyper-sensitive in Jammu district 1 week ago

    Jammu: Around 437 polling stations on Wednesday in the Jammu district were declared as "sensitive" and "hyper-sensitive", ahead of the fifth phase of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections. As many as 354 polling stations are sensitive while 83 are hyper-sensitive in the Jammu district, District Electoral Officer Jammu, Ajeet Kumar Sahu...
  • Assembly polls: Jammu & Kashmir records good turnout in 3rd phase despite serial terror strikes December 9, 2014

    Jammu & Kashmir recorded a remarkable turnout of 58 per cent in the third phase of polling notwithstanding the serial terror strikes that hit the state just days ahead of elections. ...
  • Jharkhand records 61 per cent polling in third phase of Assembly elections December 9, 2014

    Ranchi: An estimated 60.89 per cent polling was recorded in 17 assembly constituencies of Jharkhand where polling for the third of the five-phase took place on Tuesday. Official sources said polling was by and large incident-free amidst elaborate security arrangements. While Silli assembly constituency recorded the highest 74.77 per cent of...
  • PM Narendra Modi out of race for TIME 'Person of the Year' title December 8, 2014

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not made it to the list of eight finalists selected by TIME magazine for its annual 'Person of the Year' title. TIME editors narrowed their list from 50 global leaders and CEOs to eight individuals whose names were announced on Monday. The finalists for...
  • Candidates in Kashmir prefer Urdu newspapers for poll advertisements December 7, 2014

    Srinagar: With Assembly elections in full swing, it is raining advertisements for vernacular dailies in Kashmir as candidates and political parties try to reach out to the maximum number of electorate in the remaining three phases of the polls. A cursory look at the daily newspapers published from Srinagar shows...
  • Declare polling stations in J-K as smoking free zones: JKVHA December 3, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Voluntary Health Association (JKVHA) has asked the state election authorities to declare all polling stations as 'smoking free zones' during the ongoing Assembly elections. "JKVHA in a letter to the Chief Election Officer (CEO), has demanded that keeping in view the general health of the people, the...
  • 65.46 per cent votes cast in peaceful 2nd phase polling in Jharkhand December 2, 2014

    Ranchi: About 65.46 per cent electorate on Tuesday exercised their franchise in the second of the five-phase polling for the 20 Maoist-hit Assembly constituencies as the day passed off peacefully. Chief Electoral Officer PK Jajoria said, 65.46 per cent votes were cast in the 2nd phase polling. In the first phase...
  • Election Commission says over 71% voting in 18 seats of Jammu and Kashmir in the 2nd phase of Assembly elections December 2, 2014

    As many as 18 constituencies of Jammu & Kashmir voted in the second phase of Assembly polls on Tuesday....
  • Polling for 2nd phase in Jammu region on Tuesday; BJP hit by rebellion in Udhampur, Reasi December 1, 2014

    Jammu: The fate of 85 candidates, including a Congress minister, will be sealed by 8.04 lakh voters in nine Assembly constituencies in Jammu region going to polls on Tuesday in the second phase of the five-phased Legislative Assembly elections. Polling will start at 8:00 am and will continue till...
  • Polling for 2nd phase in Kashmir on Tuesday, cut throat competition between NC, PDP December 1, 2014

    Srinagar: Over 7.32 lakh voters will decide the fate of 90 candidates, including three ministers of the ruling National Conference (NC), who are in the fray for nine Assembly constituencies going to polls on Tuesday in the second phase of the five-phased Legislative Assembly elections in Kashmir valley. Polling will...
  • J&K elections: 28 school drop-outs, 55 crorepatis contesting in 2nd phase December 1, 2014

    Srinagar: Out of the 175 candidates in fray in 18 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir which are going to polls in the second phase on Tuesday, 97 or more than 50 per cent are not graduates and nine have criminal cases against them. The affidavits submitted by the candidates along with...
  • 'Bigg Boss 8' poll result: Ali Quli Mirza should be evicted this week, say voters November 30, 2014

    Remember we asked you which contestant had the highest chances of being evicted? Our poll results declared that Ali Quli Mirza should be evicted this week. While his name topped the list of contestants to be evicted this week, Renee Dhyani was the next contestant to gain maximum votes. ...
  • PM Modi slips to second spot in TIME's 'Person of the Year' poll November 30, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has slipped to the second place in the Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' poll with the Ferguson protesters surging ahead of him in a vote by the readers. As per latest reports, Modi is leading second with 9.8 per cent of the total votes polled...
  • J&K polls: National Conference files complaint against Rajnath for poll code violation November 30, 2014

    Srinagar: The ruling National Conference has filed a complaint against Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with the Election Commission for allegedly violating the model code of conduct. In its complaint, NC has said that Home Minister used the Srinagar International Airport premises to telephonically address a public gathering in...
  • J&K elections: 45 Model Polling Stations set up in Reasi November 29, 2014

    Jammu: To offer voters a pleasant and comfortable experience, 45 model polling stations have been set up in Reasi district where three Assembly segments will go to polls in the second phase of Assembly elections on December 2. As per the guidelines of the Election Commission of India, district administration Reasi...
  • BJP to consult youths, RWAs for drawing up Delhi poll manifesto November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP has decided to include the demands of youths and traders and RWAs of unauthorised colonies and slums representatives in its manifesto for fresh Assembly polls in Delhi. A meeting of senior BJP leaders was held on Friday to prepare a blueprint of its election manifesto. "We have decided to...
  • BJP ill prepared to face civic polls in West Bengal November 28, 2014

    Kolkata: BJP is still ill prepared for the civic polls in West Bengal due next year. Though the civic polls will give clear signals for BJP's acceptance which is likely to decide whether BJP may win power in the upcoming assembly polls in 2016. The ruling Trinamool Congress registered a...
  • 'Bigg Boss 8' poll: Which housemate is most likely to be evicted this week? November 28, 2014

    Five housemates have been nominated for this week's eviction inside the 'Bigg Boss' house- Upen Patel, Renee Dhyani, Sonali Raut, Pranit Bhatt and Ali Quili Mirza. Who do you think will be eliminated this week for the 'Bigg Boss' house. Will the audience spare Renee for not performing a single...
  • Kashmir is 'dormant', its people disillusioned and angry, say social activists November 25, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as voting for the five-phase Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections started on November 25, there is a fear among the people in the Valley that the situation may turn for the worse if the new government fails to provide a clean, corruption-free and efficient administration. A political analyst in...
  • Jharkhand polls: First phase records 61.92 per cent voter turnout November 25, 2014

    Ranchi: The voter turnout in first phase of Jharkhand assembly elections was recorded at 61.92 per cent; the Election Commission however said that the figure is likely to go up. The polling for 13 of the 81 Assembly constituencies in Jharkhand, spread over six Maoist-affected districts, ended at 3 PM on...
  • Jammu & Kashmir records remarkable 70 per cent polling in first phase of Assembly elections November 25, 2014

    Srinagar: The first phase of Assembly elections in 15 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a remarkable 70 per cent polling. Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath told reporters that there were no major incidents of violence reported in the state. "100 per cent flawless polls in Ist phase in Jammu and...
  • First time voters welcomed with rose in Jharkhand Assembly polls November 25, 2014

    Polling is underway in Jharkhand for the first phase of Assembly elections. In an innovative move to pull voters to the polling stations, first time voters were welcomed with roses. ...
  • J&K elections: Polling for first phase in 15 constituencies on Tuesday November 24, 2014

    Srinagar: The stage is set for the first of the five-phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir as 12 sitting MLAs, including seven ministers, are among 123 candidates trying their luck in 15 constituencies that will go to polls on Tuesday in all three regions of the state. While six constituencies...
  • J&K elections: Election Commission stops release of PDP poll manifesto November 24, 2014

    Jammu: In an overnight decision, the Election Commission has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from releasing its election manifesto on Monday. In a communication addressed to the PDP, the state's chief electoral officer (CEO) said that since campaigning for the first phase of the state assembly elections ended on Sunday...
  • Change is the common theme as Jammu and Kashmir gets ready to vote in first phase November 23, 2014

    Srinagar: Along with the cold and icy winds blowing across Jammu and Kashmir, its voters are also expecting a change in government which they hope will bring in development and end the "corrupt" regime of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Across several constituencies of north Kashmir which will vote on November 25...