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  • Maharashtra elections: Prithviraj Chavan plans to rebuild the Congress party 2 days ago

    Chief Minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan said that the Assembly election results were not satisfactory and that the party would play the role of a positive opposition. "We will work together to build Congress again in the state and I thank people for supporting me," said Chavan. ...
  • Assembly elections: Political developments in Maharashtra as counting progressed 2 days ago

    8:25 pm: Rajnath Singh, JP Nadda to visit Maharashtra as observers and decide on chief ministerial candidate. 8:20 pm: BJP Parliamentary Board meeting ends. Party leader JP Nadda briefs media persons. 8:15 pm: BJP leader and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh says the party is yet to decide on its chief ministerial...
  • EC proposes e-voting, proxy vote for NRI electorate to SC 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) may be allowed to vote through proxies or the electronic voting machines. The Election Commission has submitted its recommendation to the Supreme Court on a petition filed by an NRI Dr Shamsheer Vayalil. One of the proposals to allow NRIs to vote is to...
  • Mumbaikers mostly stayed at home on election day; Haryana witnesses record turnout 5 days ago

    The first big Assembly Elections after the Narendra Modi government was formed is over- and many people came out to vote in these Assembly Elections with Haryana witnessing a record turnout -and over 64 per cent voting taking place in Maharashtra as well. ...
  • Salman Khan: Choose your leader like you choose your girlfriend 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Salman Khan, who exercised his voting right for the Maharashtra Assembly polls today, urged the masses to be extra careful while selecting their leader. To put across the message in a convincing way, he said it should be done in the manner they select their girlfriend. "Jaise...
  • Our national character has weakened, says actor Salman Khan 6 days ago

    Actor Salman Khan urged people to vote and choose their own leader. "A leader should do more social work rather than concentrate on politics. Our national character has weakened," said Salman. ...
  • Been voting for the past 4-5 years, says a specially abled voter 6 days ago

    "I have been voting for the last four to five years. Whoever comes to power should work towards the development of the state," says a specially abled voter who came to caste his vote in the ongoing Haryana assembly elections. ...
  • Haryana polls: Four generations of a family come out to vote in Gurgaon 6 days ago

    Four generations of a family come out to vote in Gurgaon in the ongoing Haryana assembly elections. "I am happy I voted; it is very important to vote," said a 95-year-old voter excitedly. ...
  • We should respect our democracy and vote, says a 89-year-old voter 6 days ago

    "We should respect our democracy and cast our vote. I have been voting since India got independence," said a 89-year-old man. ...
  • All those eligible should make sure that they vote, says Sachin Tendulkar 6 days ago

    Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar urged one and all eligible to come out and vote in the ongoing assembly elections. "We should respect our democracy and make sure that we vote," said lyricist Gulzar. ...
  • BJP lacks regional leaders, says Congress leader Milind Deora 6 days ago

    Congress leader Milind Deora said that people are not as enthusiastic about the assembly elections as they were about the parliamentary elections some months ago. "A party needs regional leadership. BJP lacks that. Congress should come in power as we have always worked in unity and not indulged into deception,"...
  • Assembly elections: Celebrities cast vote in Mumbai, appeal others to join 6 days ago

    Mumbai: As Maharashtra votes to elect its new Assembly, celebrities exercised their franchise in the early hours of polling and appealed to fellow citizens to cast their vote too. Among Bollywood personalities who went to polling booths in Mumbai were actress Rekha, Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Amol Palekar and actor Atul...
  • Mumbai has been neglected enough, we want change now: HDFC chairman 6 days ago

    HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh said that Mumbai had been neglected for many years and it was high time for change. "Infrastructure, transport, poor housing, increase in slums, governance are the biggest issues in Maharashtra," said Parekh. ...
  • Watch: Those who cared to vote in Haryana, Maharashtra Assembly elections 6 days ago

    A woman on wheelchair, an 89-year-old man were among those who cast their votes on Wednesday during the Maharashtra and Haryana elections. They sent out a message of being a responsible citizen of the country. ...
  • Kunal Vijaykar urges people to vote, says Mumbai will remain a part of Maharashtra 6 days ago

    Actor Kunal Vijaykar urged the people of Maharashtra to cast their vote in the ongoing Maharashtra assembly elections. "Mumbai is never going to get separated out of Maharashtra and enter Gujarat. I don't think that is a real fear at all," said Vijaykar. ...
  • Haryana, Maharashtra Assembly elections: Events through the day 6 days ago

    New Delhi: 9.39 pm: Haryana sees record voter turnout at 76 per cent. 9.30 pm: Approximate 64 pc turn out recorded in Maharashtra assembly elections. Mumbai (City) : 54.1 per cent; Mumbai (Suburbs): 52 per cent; Mumbai (combined): 53.05 per cent. 6.54 pm: Haryana records highest voter turnout ever, at 73 per...
  • Pakistan Hindus demand dual voting rights for non-Muslims 1 week ago

    Lahore: A leading Hindu organisation in Pakistan on Tuesday passed a resolution demanding the government and all political parties to bring a constitutional amendment allowing non-Muslims to cast dual vote to elect their representative of national and provincial assemblies. They also demanded increase in the number of reserved seats for Hindu...
  • Go out and vote: What Mumbai voters are voting for? October 13, 2014

    As the state of Maharashtra goes into polls on October 15, here is what voters in Mumbai are voting for. ...
  • Valid voter ID card not enough, your name must be on the electoral rolls to vote October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With Assembly elections round the corner for Maharashtra and Haryana, no one wants to miss the opportunity to have their say in the formation of the new government. But having a valid voter ID card won't let you exercise your franchise. Your name has to be in the electoral...
  • Indian diaspora requests Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant voting rights to NRIs September 28, 2014

    New York: Overseas wing of the BJP in the US has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider granting voting rights to non-resident Indians (NRIs) besides opening more consulates to facilitate the diaspora community. "NRIs should be granted voting rights. This can be done either by mail or by voting in...
  • Assembly elections 2014: Go Vote! September 22, 2014

    With Assembly elections scheduled to take place in states like Maharashtra anD Haryana to take place in October, celebrities Ranbir Kapoor and Cyrus Broacha appealed to people to exercise their franchise. ...
  • Scottish referendum: 4.2 million people registered to vote September 19, 2014

    The crucial result of the Scottish referendum will be known only after the counting of votes gets over. 4.2 million people had registered to vote, making this the largest electorate ever in Scotland. If Scotland decides to leave the United Kingdom, it leaves behind England, Wales and Northern Ireland. A...
  • Live: Scotland rejects independence from the UK, 45% say yes and 55% no after counting in 30 of 32 districts September 19, 2014

    Scots agonized over the fate of their country on Friday after record numbers voted in a divisive independence referendum that could break apart the United Kingdom. Scotland's verdict on the union should be clear around breakfast time. Voters lined up at polling stations across Scotland to vote with 4.28 million...
  • Scotland referendum: Where will the oil revenue go? September 18, 2014

    Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307yearold union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with farreaching consequences. ...
  • Scotland referendum: What is at stake? September 18, 2014

    Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307yearold union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with farreaching consequences. ...
  • Scotland votes on independence, United Kingdom's fate on knifeedge September 18, 2014

    Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307yearold union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with farreaching consequences. From remote highlands and islands to the tough city estates of Glasgow, people were almost equally divided over a...
  • How an independent Scotland will impact the farmers September 18, 2014

    Farmers in rural Scotland will be heavily impacted either way the votes goes. As CNN's Nic Robertson reports, their livelihoods are also on the line. Watch the video for more. ...
  • Polls open in historic Scottish independence vote September 18, 2014

    Edinburgh: Polls have opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307yearold 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...
  • Nationalists march against 'biased' BBC Scotland vote coverage September 14, 2014

    Glasgow: Some 2,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Glasgow today to protest against the BBC's coverage of Scotland's independence referendum, four days before the knifeedge vote. Demonstrators claimed that coverage by the British broadcaster has been biased against the separatist "Yes" camp, which wants Scotland to break away from the...