Polls

  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray meets party leaders as BJP demands more seats 23 hours 13 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday met his party leaders to discuss seat-sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly polls. The meeting came about as ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded 135 seats in the state. BJP leader Amit Shah even said on Thursday that the BJP will form the government...
  • Scotland's independence vote: How will the results come? Yesterday

    Edinburgh: Scots vote on whether to declare independence from the United Kingdom in a referendum on Thursday. Following are details on how and when the results are due. The vote The ballot paper will ask "Should Scotland be an independent country?" Voters will be asked to put a cross in either...
  • Polls open in historic Scottish independence vote Yesterday

    Edinburgh: Polls have opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state. More than 2,600 polling places will be open on Thursday from 7 am (0600GMT, 2 am EDT) until 10 pm (2100GMT, 5 pm EDT). Turnout is...
  • Want alliance with NCP intact, but there should be mutual respect: Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan 19 hours 19 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Seat sharing talks are on between the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party for the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN said that he wants the alliance with NCP intact but there should be mutual respect. Chavan also claims that seat sharing...
  • BJP bows before Shiv Sena, to contest 119 seats instead of 135 in Maharashtra elections Yesterday

    Mumbai: After the seat-sharing controversy between the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari met the Maharashtra BJP leaders in Mumbai on Wednesday night. The party leaders have bowed down to the Shiv Sena from the 135-seat demand and sent a list of...
  • 'Yes' or 'No' to United Kingdom, Scotland to decide today Yesterday

    London: Will the United Kingdom or Great Britain survive as one nation? It depends on the people of Scotland. Scotland is voting on Thursday to decide whether it should continue to be a part of the British Empire or whether it should declare independence. The world attention is on the...
  • With eye on assembly polls, government considers 40-50 paise per litre cut in diesel price Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a move that will put more money in your pockets, the Oil Ministry on Wednesday sought the Law Ministry's views on cutting diesel prices. The government is reportedly keen to cut diesel prices by 40 to 50 paise per litre. The Oil Ministry has asked the Law Ministry...
  • Modi government's honeymoon period over: Congress on bypoll results 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday termed the results of Assembly bypolls, in which BJP suffered major reverses, as "good omen" for the secular forces and said it should ring alarm bells in the saffron party as people have rejected the "politics of polarisation". Saying that "Modi government's honeymoon period with...
  • BJP repeats Lok Sabha election success in Assembly by-poll 3 days ago

    Kolkata: BJP on Tuesday opened its account in the West Bengal Assembly after a 15-year gap by winning the bypoll in the Basirhat Dakshin constituency, while the ruling Trinamool Congress retained the prestigious Chowringhee seat. The BJP last won an Assembly seat in West Bengal in a bypoll in 1999 when...
  • People endorsed TRS rule, KCR says about Medak bypoll 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: The thumping victory of TRS in the Medak Lok Sabha bypoll in Telangana is an endorsement of the state government's functioning, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said on Tuesday. "People endorsed what we did in these three months," he told reporters after Telangana Rashtra Samiti nominee K Prabhakar Reddy was...
  • JNUSU polls result likely to be announced today 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The result for students' union polls of Jawaharlal Nehru University are expected to be announced on Sunday. More than 54 per cent students exercised their franchise in the students' union polls of JNU, where women's safety and hostel facilities surfaced as the key issues. While seven candidates from major...
  • Fate of United Kingdom hangs in balance after new Scotland polls 5 days ago

    Edinburgh: The fate of the United Kingdom remained unclear five days before a historic referendum on Scottish independence as three new polls on Saturday showed a slight lead for supporters of the union, but one saying the separatist campaign was pulling ahead. On the final weekend of campaigning, tens of thousands...
  • Bypolls: Voting held for 33 Assembly, 3 Lok Sabha seats, counting on September 16 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Moderate to high turnout today marked the byelections held in 3 Lok Sabha and 33 assembly constituencies spread across ten states in an exercise seen as yet another key test of Narendra Modi government's popularity since it assumed power in May. The polling in the three LS constituencies--Vadodara...
  • BJP president congratulates ABVP on its victory in DUSU polls 6 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday congratulated the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad for sweeping the Delhi University Students' Union elections by winning all the four posts after a gap of 18 years. "I congratulate ABVP for winning all 4 panels in DUSU elections. The students & karyakartas of DU...
  • DUSU polls witness Modi wave, BJP-affiliated ABVP wins all 4 seats 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi wave was witnessed in the Delhi University Student Union polls as the Bharatiya Janata Party affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarti Parishad (ABVP) won all four seats on Saturday. Mohit Nagar won the president post, Pravesh Malik - vice president, Ameet Sidhu - secretary and Ashutosh Mathur -...
  • Over 66 pc polling in Rajasthan bypolls 5 days ago

    Jaipur: A total of 66.30 per cent electorate on Saturday cast their votes in bypolls to four Assembly seats in Rajasthan. "The voter turn out is 66.30. There were total 8,95,101 lakh eligible voters including 4.24 lakh women in the four constituencies," an Election Commission official said. Twenty-three candidates, including four...
  • FIR lodged against Yogi Adityanath for poll code violation 6 days ago

    Noida: An FIR has been lodged against BJP MP Yogi Adityanath for allegedly invoking religion while addressing a rally in support of the party candidate for assembly bypolls here, officials said Friday. The FIR for violating the Model Code of Conduct was lodged by the District Election Officer last night on...
  • DU, JNU go to polls, results to be announced on Saturday 1 week ago

    New Delhi: It is a big day for the student unions as elections in Delhi University (DU) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) are being held on Friday. The results of the student union polls will be announced on Saturday. In a different pattern that seems to be emerging in the elections,...
  • Maharashtra polls:Congress targets Modi Government, NCP accentuates performance September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Even as deadlock on seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly polls continues between Congress and NCP, the allies have published separate campaign material with one targeting the Narendra Modi Government and the other highlighting its achievements during the 15-year state tenure. In its campaign booklet, the Congress has targeted the 100-day-old...
  • EC issues show-cause notice to BJP's Yogi Adityanath for violation of poll code September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday issued show-cause notice to Bharatiya Janata Party MP Yogi Adityanath for alleged violation of poll code. Yogi Adityanath had given some inflammatory speech at Noida on September 7 at a public meeting. The Commission found that prima facie there was violation of model code...
  • CPI asks President to stop L-G from inviting BJP to form Delhi government September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Tuesday sought President Pranab Mukherjee's intervention to ensure that Delhi's Lt Governor does not invite the BJP to form government in Delhi saying it will be unconstitutional and demanded fresh polls. "Please direct the Lt Governor of Delhi that he should not...
  • Talks after allocation of seats to Mahayuti partners: Eknath Khadse September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena and BJP will hold further discussions on seat sharing for the ensuing Assembly polls after seat allocation among the other Mahayuti alliance partners is resolved, a senior state BJP leader said on Wednesday. "We (Sena and BJP) will discuss the seat sharing after finalising the seat allocation...
  • SAD-INLD will form government in Haryana, says Sukhbir Badal September 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: In what may not go down well with Shiromani Akali Dal's ally BJP, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tueday said that the INLD-SAD alliance would form the next government in Haryana. "We (SAD-INLD) will form the next government in Haryana," Badal, who is also SAD President,...
  • British markets spooked by poll showing Scots may vote to break up UK September 9, 2014

    London: British financial markets tumbled on Monday after an opinion poll showed for the first time that Scots may vote for independence in a referendum next week, breaking up the United Kingdom. The survey prompted concern bordering on panic among Britain's ruling elite, with Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative-led government promising...
  • Poll shows rival Scottish independence camps neck-and-neck September 9, 2014

    Edinburgh: The rival campaigns in Scotland's fight over independence are running neck-and-neck nine days before the referendum, with a surge in support for those who wish to break away from the United Kingdom, a TNS poll showed on Tuesday. The number of people saying they would vote "No" to independence had...
  • Assembly elections in states likely in two phases in October and December September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission is set to announce the schedule for the upcoming assembly elections this week, with polling in Haryana and Maharashtra to be clubbed together in October while elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand would be held in December, sources in the poll panel here said. Informed...
  • Omar Abdullah against delay in J&K polls due to flood-crisis September 7, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah opposed any delay in holding the Assembly polls in the state on the plea of floods and said there would be no difficulty in holding the elections on time. "It (delay in polls on the plea of flood situation) should not happened. If...
  • Election fever grips Delhi University September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University authorities are gearing up to ensure smooth conduct of the September 12 students union polls for which campaigning process has intensified. "With the nomination process coming to an end, we have started making the arrangements for the EVMs. DU is the only Indian university to use electronic...
  • Sharad Pawar launches NCP's poll campaign for Maharashtra September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Saturday launched his party's campaign for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, expressing hope that the people would "elect us for the fourth consecutive term." "There was talk of "a wave" in the country during the Lok Sabha polls. However, the results of Lok Sabha polls and...
  • Delhi: Kejriwal vows to stop BJP from forming government, wants President to step in September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing BJP of trying to form government in Delhi through "horse trading", Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said Aam Aadmi Party will seek the President's intervention to ensure that the saffron party does not get an invitation "under any circumstances" from the Lt Governor. "How will BJP form government?...