VOTE

  • J&K polls: Enthusiastic voters come out to exercise their franchise Yesterday

    The first phase of Assembly elections in 15 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a remarkable 70 per cent polling. ...
  • Live: Polling over in all 13 constituencies in Jharkhand 2 days ago

    Polling for 13 of the 81 Assembly constituencies in Jharkhand, spread over six Maoist-affected districts, began at seven this morning amid tight security. ...
  • J&K Assembly elections: Polling for first phase today; 7 ministers, 12 MLAs in the fray 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Over 10.50 lakh voters will get to decide the political fate of 123 candidates, including seven ministers and 12 sitting MLAs, who are in the fray in 15 constituencies in the first phase of the five phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Polling will start at 8:00...
  • Change is the common theme as Jammu and Kashmir gets ready to vote in first phase 3 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...
  • Development in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez means power for just 6 hours 4 days ago

    Gurez: As India continues to strive for a place in the list of fast developing nations, there are several things which its citizens have come to regards as basic necessities apart from food, shelter and clothing. One of the basic infrastructure requirements for leading a normal life and enjoy the...
  • Not dead: Michigan man has to convince election workers he's not dead before voting November 18, 2014

    Lee Township, Mich.: Dale Hopfinger ran into a problem while trying to vote in Michigan: He was told he was dead. An election worker even told him that local records listed the date of his demise as Sept. 25. After some persuasion, Hopfinger says officials finally allowed him to cast a...
  • BJP cheated the people of Maharashtra, says Shiv Sena leader Diwakar Raote November 12, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Shiv Sena leader Diwakar Raote said that the BJP government had cheated the people of Maharashtra. "Uddhav Thackeray will decide future course of action. This is a minority government, we will take up the matter," said Raote. ...
  • Maharashtra trust vote: Number of 'Yes' voters was more than the 'No', says Shaina NC November 12, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, BJP Spokesperson Shaina NC said that the number of 'Yes' voters were far more than the 'No' during the Maharashtra trust vote. "The BJP was confident that there would be lots of MLAs across the board that would want a good governance model and vote...
  • Is the BJP paying mere lip service to its allies? November 12, 2014

    Even as the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra won the confidence motion in the state Assembly on Wednesday, the Congress and Shiv Sena demanded a fresh trust vote on technical ground. While the government won the trust vote through a voice vote, the two opposition parties questioned the outcome saying...
  • Maharashtra trust vote: Five Congress MLAs suspended for 2 years for heckling Governor November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Five Congress MLAs in Maharashtra were suspended on Wednesday for heckling Governor C Vidyasagar Rao and stopping his car. While the MLAs have been suspended for two years, a committee has been set up to report on the incident in the next Assembly session. The Congress and Shiv Sena were...
  • 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...
  • Shiv Sena's Eknath Shinde to be Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde was elected to the post of Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly on Wednesday. The Sena stuck to its stand of not supporting the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the trust vote till the power-sharing was resolved. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has told his MLAs...
  • Maharashtra: Unfair on part of Sena to vote against BJP, says Vinod Tawde November 12, 2014

    As the Shiv Sena has decided to vote against the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the trust vote, BJP leader Vinod Tawde said the former's decision was unfair. Tawde said, "We hope Shiv Sena will reconsider its decision. It's not fair for Shiv Sena to vote against us. People of...
  • Maharashtra CM Fadnavis to seek trust vote today, NCP, Sena yet to take the final call November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: On the third day of the special Maharashtra Assembly session, the Devendra Fadnavis government will have to prove its majority on the floor of the House on Wednesday. The Bharatiya Janata Party bagged 122 seats and its ally Rashtriya Samaj Paksha has got one seat in the Maharashtra Assembly. The...
  • Devendra Fadnavis to seek trust vote on Wednesday, Sena asks its MLA to be present November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The 13-day-old BJP government in Maharashtra headed by Devendra Fadnavis will seek a vote of confidence on Wednesday which it is expected to win with the help of NCP despite its continuing stand-off with Shiv Sena. The former allies look set to cross swords even before the crucial trust...
  • J&K elections: Braving unprovoked Pakistani shelling, Gurez ready to vote November 11, 2014

    Gurez (North Kashmir): Notwithstanding the recent ceasefire violation by Pakistani Army in Uri sector, the residents of the snow-bound border town of Gurez, which is going to polls along with 15 other Assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir in the first phase on November 25, are upbeat to take part...
  • 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...
  • Grand entry for Shiv Sena MLAs in Maharashtra Assembly with drums, orange turbans November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: As the three-day special session of Maharashtra Assembly begins on Monday, all 63 Shiv Sena MLAs made a dramatic entrance into the Assembly. Sena MLAs entered into the Assembly accompanied by beating drums and wearing orange turbans. Shiv Sena is still undecided on post-poll alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party....
  • Maharashtra: Fadnavis to seek trust vote after Speaker's election on November 12 November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: With the three-day special session of Maharashtra Assembly beginning on Monday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will seek a trust vote after election of Speaker on November 12. State Governor C Vidyasagar Rao will administer oath to Jeeva Pandu Gavit as pro-tem Speaker of the Assembly in Raj Bhavan at 10...
  • Maharashtra Assembly session to begin today, Shiv Sena yet to decide on sitting in opposition November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The special three-day session of Maharashtra Assembly will begin on Monday even as former ally Shiv Sena still remains undecided on whether it will support the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government in the state or sit in the opposition. A final decision is likely only after Chief Minister...
  • No Sena minister will be inducted in Maharashtra Cabinet before trust vote: Fadnavis November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena representatives will not be inducted into Maharashtra's BJP-led government before it wins the trust vote, Chief Minister Devedndra Fadnavis said on Wednesday, in comments that have not gone down well with Sena and highlighted continued differences between the two parties over power-sharing. "Pehle vishwas phir vistar (first the...
  • Devendra Fadnavis to face crucial trust vote in Maharashtra Assembly on November 12 November 2, 2014

    Mumbai: A special three-day session of the Mahararashtra Assembly will begin on November 10 in which the first BJP government will face a crucial trust vote on November 12, a minister said on Saturday. All the 287 newly-elected legislators would be sworn-in and the minority government headed by Chief Minister Devendra...
  • Devendra Fadnavis to face crucial trust vote on November 12 November 1, 2014

    Mumbai: A special three-day session of the Mahararashtra assembly will begin on November 10 in which the first BJP government will face a crucial trust vote on November 12, a minister said on Saturday. All the 287 newly-elected legislators would be sworn-in and the minority government headed by Chief Minister Devendra...
  • Shiv Sena builds pressure on BJP, asks it to decide on power sharing before trust vote, say sources November 1, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after the new Bharatiya Janata Party government in Maharashtra was sworn in, former ally Shiv Sena has stepped up the pressure. Sena has told the BJP to decide on power sharing before the floor test it will be facing within the next 15 days, sources said on...
  • Maharashtra elections: Prithviraj Chavan plans to rebuild the Congress party October 19, 2014

    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 October 19, 2014

    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 October 18, 2014

    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 October 16, 2014

    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 October 15, 2014

    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 October 15, 2014

    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. ...