STATE ELECTION

  • Mayoral polls: Nearly 18 per cent voting recorded June 24, 2014

    A mere 17.72 per cent voting was recorded in Ranchi Mayoral polls on Monday, a sharp decline from the scrapped April 8 polls last year. The counting will be taken up on June 27, State Election Commission (SEC) sources said here. In all, 14 candidates were in the fray, including Rama...
  • Don't sell your self-respect for a pittance: Kamal Haasan March 19, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu state election commission has roped in actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan to campaign against cash for votes. In a video released by the election commission, Kamal has urged people to not sell their future and self-respect for a pittance. "Don't vote by comparing which leader is paying more for...
  • Delhi: Congress workers protest at party office over support to AAP December 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress workers held protest at the party office in Delhi over it's decision to to extend outside support to Aam Aadmi Party as it looks to form the government in Delhi. The Congress party has offered all the eight seats it won to the rookie party to...
  • AAP approaches 'aam aadmi' to take a decision on government formation December 17, 2013

    The Aam Aadmi Party has asked the people of Delhi to decide on whether it should form the government with the support of the Congress. It has invited views through calls, SMSes and Facebook responses following which the party will take its decision. ...
  • Delhi: Congress, BJP offer support to AAP December 13, 2013

    The Aam Aadmi Party is in the limelight again this time over the trickey issue of govt formation in Delhi. The Congress on Friday officially handed over letter of support to AAP. The BJP too has reportedly offered to give " constructive support to AAP." ...
  • Our ideology of honesty was liked by the common man: Kejriwal December 8, 2013

    AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal dedicated his party's good show to the people and said that the people of Delhi have voted for his party's ideology which was based on honesty. ...
  • AAP will form government in Delhi, says Arvind Kejriwal October 6, 2013

    Aam Aadmi Party's convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the party will form the government in Delhi and will clean the system. He also said, "I miss Anna Hazare and that if the Gandhian was with me, the movement would have been thousand times stronger." ...
  • WB: Adhir Chowdhury chargesheeted in TMC worker murder case September 28, 2013

    Kolkata: Union Minister of state for Railways Adhir Chowdhury, against whom a nonbailable arrest warrant has been issued for alleged conspiracy in a murder of a TMC worker, was Saturday chargesheeted by the police in a West Bengal court. The chargesheet filed before a court in Berhampore alleged that Chowdhury conspired...
  • RSS-BJP meeting to decide when Modi be declared party's PM candidate September 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The 2-day Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-Bharatiya Janata Party brainstorming session begins on Sunday and a decision is likely to be taken on when Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will be officially declared as party's prime ministerial candidate. The LK Advani camp, however, wants the decision to be put off...
  • Rajasthan adds over 8 lakh new female voters to its electoral rolls August 23, 2013

    The gender ratio for voters in Rajasthan has seen a swing in favour of women with the state election commission announcing that there are now 897 women for every 1,000 male voters as against 874 in January last. The rise in the number of women voters was secured through special efforts...
  • AP: 88 per cent voting in second phase of panchayat elections July 27, 2013

    Hyderabad: The ruling Congress recovered a bit in the second phase of elections to gram panchayats in Andhra Pradesh by securing a lead in 10 districts while main opposition Telugu Desam continued its good run emerging on top in nine districts as per the trends available this evening. Trouble, however,...
  • WB panchayat polls: Fourth phase begins, 4 killed in Birbhum July 22, 2013

    Birbhum: The fourth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls began on Monday amidst more violence. Four people have been killed in Birbhum. Three bodies have been recovered and all are believed to CPI activists. They had been missing since Sunday night. The fourth person was killed in Mauryeswar. Clashes between CPI(M)...
  • We would have removed SEC, if we had 2/3 majority: Mamata July 9, 2013

    Kolkata: Continuing attack on State Election Commission, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday questioned the previous Left Front government's decision to extend the tenure of State Election Commissioner Mira Pandey by three years, and said had her party got twothird majority in Assembly, she would have removed her...
  • NGO moves SC seeking change in WB panchayat polls dates July 2, 2013

    Kolkata: An NGO has moved the Supreme Court seeking a change in West Bengal panchayat poll dates arguing that elections will take place within the month of Ramzan. A hearing is expected in the apex court on Wednesday. The panchayat polls are scheduled to be held between July 11 and 25....
  • Muslims protest holding of WB panchayat polls during Ramazan June 30, 2013

    Kolkata: After Muslim groups protested against the holding of Panchayat polls in West Bengal during the month of Ramzan, State Election Commissioner Mira Pandey has reportedly said on Sunday that she will follow the constitutional mandate and hold elections as per the Supreme Court order. Meanwhile, the state government is likely...
  • WB panchayat polls: SC to hear SEC's plea against Mamata govt June 28, 2013

    Kolkata: The Supreme Court and the Calcutta High Court will hear a petition on Friday from the West Bengal Election Commission which states the Mamata Banerjee government has not provided enough security forces for the state polls scheduled for July. The SC will apprise the government's capability to provide the...
  • West Bengal government proposes to have Panchayat polls in 4 phases June 25, 2013

    Kolkata: The West Bengal proposed to have Panchayat polls in four phases from the original three phases. The decision was taken at a meeting on Tuesday attended by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Chief Secretary and Home Secretary while the hearing was still on in the Calcutta High Court. According to the...
  • HC slams Centre for not providing security during WB Panchayat polls June 24, 2013

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday has slammed the Centre for not providing adequate forces for the state Panchayat elections, when it has provided such forces to other states. The state government and the State Election Commission (SEC) have locked horns over the issue of security for the polls. The...
  • SEC agrees with WB government over district distribution May 22, 2013

    Kolkata: The State Election Commission on Tuesday agreed to the formula proposed by the West Bengal government for district wise holding of the panchayat elections in three phases and said the polls would be notified this week. "As of now, yes. We will issue the notification by this week," State...
  • WB panchayat polls: Differences between govt, EC continues May 16, 2013

    Kolkata: There were differences at a meeting on Thursday between the State Election Commission (SEC) and the West Bengal government over fixing dates for the threetier panchayat elections after the Calcutta High Court's direction that the two mutually agree on it. "We suggested certain dates and they (state government) also...
  • Double whammy for Mamata Banerjee government in court May 14, 2013

    Kolkata: Delivering a double blow to West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government, the Calcutta High Court on Monday ordered CBI probe into a Trinamool Congress worker's death allegedly in police custody and refused to suspend its earlier verdict upholding the primacy of the State Election Commission. A division bench of Chief Justice...
  • Onion prices stir up trouble for govt ahead of state polls February 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Onion prices have climbed sharply following a drought, a worry for the government as it heads into state elections that have been known to turn on the cost of the vegetable. Prices have more than doubled in the last three months and no respite is in sight. Supplies remain...
  • Delhi EC allows eunuchs to contest MCD polls March 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi's state Election Commission on Thursday decided to allow eunuchs to fight the next month's civic polls as per their status enrolled in the voters' list. The Commission came out with an order, stating that eunuchs, whose sex in the voters' list have been mentioned as "other" will be...
  • Petrol, diesel prices may go up after state polls February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Petrol and possibly diesel prices are likely to be hiked by Rs 24 per litre once Assembly Elections in five states, including Uttar Pradesh, are completed this week. Stateowned oil companies are losing about Rs 4 per litre on petrol, industry officials said. Oil firms had last revised petrol...
  • Voting for Maharashtra polls begin February 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Voting began on a peaceful note at 7.30 am though crowds were not evident at many booths in view of the severe cold wave conditions sweeping most parts of the state. Polling will continue till 5.30 pm in all areas, barring Gadchiroli, where it will close at 3.30 pm. Nearly 3.89...
  • Gujarat Congress begins Sardar Sandesh Yatra January 3, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress on Monday launched the 'Sardar Sandesh Yatra' from Bardoli town of south Gujarat as a part of the campaign for the state elections, scheduled in December 2012. The 'Sardar Sandesh Yatra' was flagged in the presence of the state Congress president Arjun Modhwadia, Leader of Opposition Shaktisinh Gohil...
  • BJP declares candidate list for UP, Punjab polls January 3, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday night declared its second list comprising 81 candidates for Uttar Pradesh, along with candidates for 48 seats of Uttarakhand and 20 seats of Punjab for the forthcoming Assembly elections in these states. After declaring candidates for 143 seats of UP earlier, the BJP Central Election Committee...
  • Petrol price hike: Oil companies to meet today January 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Oil companies will meet on Monday to revise rates of petrol because of the weakening rupee. But any hike will need a political clearance given that Assembly Elections in five states are around the corner. A hike of about Rs 2.102.13 per litre in petrol price is likely. Stateowned oil...
  • EC to finalise poll schedule for assembly polls December 23, 2011

    New Delhi: The Election Commission is likely to finalise on Saturday the schedule for assembly polls in the five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, amid indications that the poll dates could be announced "very soon". The poll schedule would be finalised after the meeting between Chief Election Commissioner...
  • Backward Muslims may get quota within OBC soon December 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The UPA government played the Muslim quota card ahead of key state elections. The government on Thursday said they are considering quota for Backward Muslims in jobs and education and will come out with the quota soon. The government will soon take a decision on fixing a quota...