Polling

  • A Billion Votes: Biggest phase of polling ends in 121 constituencies 17-04-2014 07:32 PM

    A large number of voters exercised their franchise across 121 constituencies in 12 states in the fifth and the biggest phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 17. While some seats witnessed a massive rush of voters pushing the turnout to well over 70 per cent, several others saw a...
  • Over 68,000 poll personnel employed for 6 Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai 17-04-2014 05:19 PM

    Mumbai: More than 68,000 officials will be on duty in the six parliamentary constituencies of Mumbai in 9,879 polling centres on April 24, when voting for third and final phase of Lok Sabha elections will be held in Maharashtra. A day-long training camp for officials in all the 36 Assembly...
  • Watch: 103-year-old casts his vote 17-04-2014 04:38 PM

    103-year-old voter, Masu Ram from Heeranagar, Jammu, tells us why we should exercise our franchise. ...
  • Jaswant Singh, Sachin Pilot seek re-election from Rajasthan 17-04-2014 03:59 PM

    Union Minister Sachin Pilot and veteran leader Jaswant Singh are amongst the MPs seeking re-election from Rajasthan in phase 5 of Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Name missing from voters list, Bihar DGP fails to cast vote 17-04-2014 02:57 PM

    Bihar Director General of Police (DGP) Abhyanand could not cast his vote on Thursday as his name did not figure in the voters list. "My name is not in voters list hence I am not able to exercise my franchise," Abhyanand told PTI. He said the same had happened last...
  • Man commits suicide by immolating himself at a polling center 17-04-2014 02:48 PM

    A man allegedly committed suicide on Thursday by immolating himself at a polling center in Aonla Lok Sabha constituency of Uttar Pradesh, police said. The 25-year-old deceased identified as Hari Singh immolated himself in an inebriated state at the polling center at Ram Bharose Lal Inter College in Devchara. He...
  • Kejriwal launches a major dialogue with voters, calls for Modi's defeat 17-04-2014 02:36 PM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who admitted he should have consulted the people before he decided to quit as Delhi chief minister and resign his government, has launched a major dialogue with voters here while calling for the defeat of BJP icon Narendra Modi. The former Delhi chief minister sprung a...
  • CNN-IBN's Prabhakar Kumar appeals to voters to exercise their franchise 17-04-2014 02:24 PM

    Go out and exercise your franchise - an appeal from CNN-IBN. ...
  • This Lok Sabha polls, there are at least 450 voters named 'Amitabh Bachchan', 2 'Surma Bhopali', 1 'Mr India', 7000 'Gabbar Singh'! 17-04-2014 02:16 PM

    If you thought Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan was inimitable, Amitabh Bachchan, the son of Ramavilas from Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh would politely beg to differ. Of the hundreds and thousands of names on the electoral rolls on the Election Commission website, there are around 450 people named Amitabh Bachchan. Interestingly,...
  • BJP defends Amit Shah, says he did not violate the model code 17-04-2014 02:12 PM

    BJP today came out in defence of Amit Shah, saying Narendra Modi'sclose aide, who was censured by the Election Commission for controversial poll speeches, did not violate the Model Code of Conduct. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, at the same time, welcomed the poll panel's action against Uttar Pradesh Minister...
  • Watch: 86-year-old voter exhorts the youth to exercise their francishe 17-04-2014 12:07 PM

    A total of 121 constituencies across 12 states go to vote in the fifth phase of the 9-phase Lok Sabha elections. Watch what this octagenarian has to say to the youth. ...
  • Watch: Largest phase of polling in Lok Sabha elections begins 17-04-2014 10:45 AM

    Watch the debate on CNN-IBN's special election show as 121 constituencies across 12 states go to vote in the fifth phase of elections. ...
  • Watch: BS Yeddyurappa cast his vote in Shimoga 17-04-2014 09:07 AM

    Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa was amongst the early voters in Shimoga, Karnataka. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections: First phase polling ends at 63.25 per cent in Rajasthan 17-04-2014 08:28 AM

    Jaipur: First phase of polling in 20 Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday ended with 63.25 per cent of 3.48 crore electors casting their votes in Rajasthan, the Election Commission said. "The 20 Lok Sabha constituencies recorded 63.25 per cent polling which was 15 per cent higher than the 2009 elections,"...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Brisk polling in Manipur, 74 per cent votes recorded 17-04-2014 08:00 AM

    Imphal: Around 74 per cent of the 874,000 voters cast their ballot on Thursday for the second Lok Sabha seat in Manipur, officials said. An Election Commission official said polling took place peacefully for the Inner Manipur seat, and no untoward incident was reported. "Balloting was completely peaceful," he added....
  • Lok Sabha elections: 62 per cent voter turnout in Jharkhand 17-04-2014 07:55 AM

    Ranchi: Around 62 per cent of the electorate voted in the second phase of polling in six Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand on Thursday amid Maoist violence that left five persons, including 4 CRPF men, injured. "Around 62 per cent polling was recorded in the second phase for six seats,"...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Nearly 79 pc poll recorded in West Bengal's first phase 17-04-2014 07:47 AM

    Kolkata: Nearly 79 per cent votes were cast at the close of polling on Thursday in the first of the five-phase Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, which will determine the electoral fate of 47 candidates. "On an average 78.89 per cent of the 60,33,310 voters cast their votes in...
  • Odisha: 70 per cent polling in 11 Lok Sabha, 77 Assembly seats 17-04-2014 07:41 AM

    Bhubaneswar: 70 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise for 11 Lok Sabha and 77 Assembly seats in Odisha where second and last phase of polls passed off peacefully barring some stray incidents on Thursday. As the electoral fortunes of 845 candidates for 11 Lok Sabha and 77 Assembly...
  • Even best bowlers bowl a no-ball: Amit Shah on EC ruling 16-04-2014 11:54 PM

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi's close aide and BJP leader Amit Shah on Wednesday agreed to abide by the Election Commission's decision of censuring him for violation of the Model Code of Conduct and compared himself with the "best bowler" who also bowls a no-ball. "The intention in my speeches was...
  • West Bengal: Tripura State Rifles personnel deployed in LS polls 16-04-2014 05:37 PM

    Agartala: The Tripura State Rifles (TSR) personnel have been deployed on election duty in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal where elections would be held on Thursday, sources in the state police said on Wednesday. TSR personnel from the 5th, 9th and 12th battalion had been deployed during the...
  • Karnataka: Congress asks EC to ensure holiday on polling day 16-04-2014 04:43 PM

    Ruling Congress in Karnataka on Wednesday requested the Election Commission to take stern steps to ensure that all private industrial establishments and business centres declare holiday on Thursday in view of the Lok Sabha polls in the state. A party delegation led by Energy Minister D K Shivakumar met state...
  • CDs of Azam Khan, Amit Shah hate speeches being examined 16-04-2014 04:15 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Police have begun probing the hate speeches made by BJP general secretary Amit Shah and senior Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan, officials said Wednesday. The CDs of the speeches will undergo forensic scrutiny, Inspector General of the Special Task Force Ashish Gupta said. "The CDs have been...
  • My years in movies help me as politician: Hema Malini 16-04-2014 04:10 PM

    Actress Hema Malini, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha constituency, says her years of toil in the film industry have helped her survive as a politician. "All my years in movies - all the hard work, tough outdoor schedules, long hours - have all helped me in...
  • Misa's assets Rs 4.72 crore, more than 'uncle' Ram Kripal Yadav 16-04-2014 04:04 PM

    The assets of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharati, including that of her family, are worth Rs 4.72 crore while her uncle Ram Kripal Yadav, who is contesting against her on a BJP ticket from Bihar's Patliputra seat, has declared assets worth Rs 1.39 crore. RJD's 39-year-old Misa has...
  • BJP to ask poll panel to de-recognise Samajwadi Party 16-04-2014 03:57 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party will petition the Election Commission to cancel the recognition of the Samajwadi Party, leaders said Wednesday. Laxmikant Bajpayi, Uttar Pradesh state BJP president, said the step was being taken in view of the speeches of Urban Development Minister Mohd Azam Khan read out at election rallies...
  • EC cautions media against broadcast, print of opinion polls 16-04-2014 03:28 PM

    The Election Commission on Wednesday cautioned media against broadcasting or publishing any opinion poll till the completion of the Lok Sabha polls on May 12. In a communication, the EC referred to the opinion poll broadcast by a TV channel on April 14 and said it included results of 111...
  • BJP Slams Priyanka for Finding Fault With Family Members 16-04-2014 02:51 PM

    Priyanka Gandhi's attack on the BJP over its "divisive" ideology on Wednesday invited sharp retort from the party, which said the mentality of the Congress had become so "depraved" that it was finding fault with its family members. The BJP was referring to Priyanka's barbs at cousin and BJP leader...
  • Two tiffin-bombs found in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh; 2 Naxals held 16-04-2014 02:28 PM

    Two tiffin bombs, suspected to be planted by Maoists to target security forces and polling parties during Lok Sabha elections, were found in the insurgency-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. Kanker is among the three Lok Sabha seats going to polls on Thursday in the second phase of Chhattisgarh elections. Besides,...
  • Actor, doctor up against Shatrughan Sinha in Patna Sahib 16-04-2014 02:03 PM

    A Bhojpuri film actor, a prominent doctor and a former minister are hoping to upset the apple cart of actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha of BJP, who is making a bid for a second consecutive term to the Lok Sabha from Patna Sahib seat that goes to polls on Thursday. Popularly known...
  • Priyanka starts campaign in Raebareli, takes on Narendra Modi 16-04-2014 01:53 PM

    Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday kick-started the poll campaign in her mother Sonia Gandhi's constituency Rae Bareli projecting the next Lok Sabha polls as a battle between two ideologies and making a veiled attack on Narendra Modi, saying only one man takes all decisions in BJP. "There is one ideology under...