POLLING

  • Kashmir is 'dormant', its people disillusioned and angry, say social activists 8 hours 43 minutes ago

    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 9 hours 46 minutes ago

    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 9 hours 59 minutes ago

    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...
  • J&K elections: Polling for first phase in 15 constituencies on Tuesday Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • Hit by boycott during LS polls, enthusiasm high among voters for Assembly elections in Bandipora 2 days ago

    Bandipora (North Kashmir): Asserting that unprecedented enthusiasm has been witnessed among the people towards elections in the district, Bandipora Deputy Commissioner Dr Shah Faisal expressed hope that about 70 per cent to 75 per cent electorate will exercise their democratic right this time against only 40 per cent recorded during...
  • Voting underway in Bahrain amid Shiite opposition boycott 3 days ago

    Manama Bahrainis went to the polls on Saturday for the first legislative elections since a 2011 uprising, but the vote is being boycotted by the Shiite opposition that led Gulf kingdom's pro-democracy movement. The electorate of almost 350,000 is being called to choose 40 deputies, with Sunnis making up most of...
  • Modi leads Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' poll 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading the race of 50 global leaders, business chiefs and pop icons named as contenders by Time magazine for its annual 'Person of the Year' honour. As of Friday evening, Modi had 13.3 per cent votes polled in his favour, followed by Russian President...
  • 90 candidates in fray for 9 seats in 2nd phase in Kashmir, tough fight between NC, PDP 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Three ministers of the ruling National Conference are among the 90 candidates, who are in the fray for nine Assembly constituencies going to polls on December 2 in the second phase of the five-phased Legislative Assembly elections in Kashmir valley. The ministers who are seeking re-election from their respective...
  • Srilankan President Rajapaksa declares snap polls to his post, seeks third term 5 days ago

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has signed a proclamation declaring his intention to hold a fresh Presidential Election seeking another term on Thursday. He had received the unanimous approval of his party, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to declare a snap presidential election in early January, two years...
  • Amit Shah directs Delhi unit to start massive poll campaign 6 days ago

    New Delhi: With an eye on capturing power in the capital, BJP president Amit Shah directed the Delhi unit of the party to start a "massive" campaign focusing on over 11,000 booths to ensure a "historic victory" in the upcoming assembly polls. Chairing a meeting to take stock of BJP's...
  • BJP wants to spread 'disappointment' in J&K: Congress 1 week ago

    Bandipora: Congress on Tuesday alleged that a danger was prevailing over Jammu and Kashmir as the BJP wants to spread "disappointment" in the state so that the saffron party can "capture the whole of India automatically". Former MP and party spokesperson Raj Babbar, while addressing an election rally here, said "those...
  • Be ready to face snap polls in Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar tells NCP 1 week ago

    Alibaug (Maharashtra): NCP president Sharad Pawar on Tuesday asked his party workers to be prepared for snap polls in Maharashtra considering the political situation after the recent state Assembly elections. "We have to be ready to face snap polls in Maharashtra," he said addressing a two-day party meeting which began on...
  • Laptop scheme cost us Lok Sabha polls: Mulayam Singh Yadav November 17, 2014

    Lucknow: In an embarrassment to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav blamed his free laptop scheme for the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha polls. Addressing the national convention of the party's women's wing, Mulayam Singh said he had always opposed the distribution of laptops...
  • 183 candidates in fray for second phase of Kashmir polls November 16, 2014

    Jammu: A total of 183 candidates remain in the field in the second phase of assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir after nomination papers of 26 were rejected during scrutiny on Saturday. A statement issued by the state election office here said nomination papers of 93 candidates from various parties and...
  • AAP's Arvind Kejriwal woos youth, promises 8 lakh jobs, WiFi across Delhi November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday launched the party's Delhi Dialogue campaign and wooed the national capital's youth by promising 800,000 jobs, vocational training, stadia, new colleges and Wi-Fi across the city. Delhi is headed for elections after the assembly was dissolved in November. The polls are...
  • J&K polls: Follow slogan of 'One Booth Ten Youth', says BJP to workers November 13, 2014

    Jammu: To ensure 100 per cent turnout in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, BJP asked party workers to be present at their respective polling booths following the slogan "One Booth Ten Youth" coined during the Lok Sabha polls. "The focus of each and every worker of BJP should be...
  • Delhi Assembly elections: AAP releases first list of 22 candidates, includes controversial Somnath Bharti's name November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party released its first list of candidates for the Delhi Assembly elections with controversial former law minister Somnath Bharti's name figuring in it. Besides Bharti, three other former ministers Saurabh Bhardwaj, Satyendra Jain and Girish Soni have been fielded again. Somnath Bharti was embroiled in an escalating...
  • Gujarat compulsory voting bill: Is compulsory vote practical? November 12, 2014

    Gujarat became the first state to make it mandatory for voters to exercise their franchise in the local body elections. As per the Bill, any person who fails to vote during local body elections, is liable for punishment. The Bill does not explain the exact nature of action. CNN-IBN takes...
  • J&K: Candidate mentions 'daughter's marriage' as liability in poll affidavit, faces flak November 11, 2014

    Srinagar: In an interesting incident, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, who is contesting the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir elections has come under attack for mentioning his daughter's marriage as a liability in his nomination papers. But Bhat, who is contesting the polls on a Congress ticket from Ganderbal, has pleaded ignorance saying...
  • Factors likely to determine polling pattern in Jharkhand November 11, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand is well known for two things: rich mineral wealth and oldest tribes. Much has been said about the development of this backward region but no party has come up with a clear vision to take the state forward. We spoke to students, young executives, writers and people from all...
  • Gujarat: Congress divided on compulsory voting in local body elections November 11, 2014

    Gandhinagar: A day after Gujarat became the first state to make it mandatory for voters to exercise their franchise in the local body elections, opposition Congress is speaking in two different voices. While the state unit has slammed the move, senior party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi has welcome it. "Is...
  • Congress announces six candidates for Jharkhand polls November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Cindrella Balmuchu, the daughter of former Jharkhand PCC Chief and Rajya Sabha MP Pradeep Balmuchu, and former Minister Dulal Bhuian figure in the list of candidates for six Assembly seats in the state announced by Congress on Monday. With this, the party has announced nominees for 40 seats in...
  • Jharkhand polls: Caste allegation raised to confuse voters, says Arjun Munda November 10, 2014

    Jamshedpur: BJP leader and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Monday accused opposition parties of attempting to confuse tribal voters over his caste status with a motive to drive political mileage ahead of the coming Assembly election in the state. "They (opposition) are free to put forward their version. But...
  • J&K elections: Polling booth set up for 12 voters in at Gaik village in Leh November 10, 2014

    Leh: Leh Assembly constituency has set up a polling station at Gaik village which has only 12 registered voters. "Gaik polling station has lowest 12 voters for upcoming Assembly elections", District Electoral Officer, Simrandeep Singh said. Of these, 12 voters, 7 are females and five males, he said adding it is one...
  • Delhi polls: AAP to release 1st list of candidates this week November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to recapture power in the capital, the Aam Aadmi Party has finalized a list of 30 candidates, which includes former ministers as well as party chief Arvind Kejriwal, for Delhi assembly polls and it will be released this week. Sources said party has decided not to give...
  • Poll code won't hamper Jammu and Kashmir relief work: SC November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday told the Supreme Court that it has already issued a communication to the central government and the Jammu and Kashmir government that the election code of conduct will not come in the way in the relief and rehabilitation of the flood-devastated people of...
  • EC issues notification for second phase polls in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections November 7, 2014

    Srinagar: The Election Commission on Friday issued notification for the second phase of the five-phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir for 18 constituencies going to polls on December 2. "As recommended by ECI in pursuance of Sub-section (2) of Section 27 of the said Act, the Governor of the state...
  • Not interested in becoming CLP leader: Prithviraj Chavan November 6, 2014

    Mumbai: With his rivals in Maharashtra Congress gunning for him after debacles in Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said he was not in the race for the post of CLP leader. "I have asked the party not to give me any responsibility," Chavan...