VOTER

  • J&K polls: Continuing positive trend of high voter turnout, final phase records 76 per cent polling 13 hours 24 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Continuing the positive trend of high voting percentage set by the first four phases, the fifth and the last leg of Legislative Assembly elections for 20 segments in Jammu region witnessed a remarkable turnout. Unprecedented security arrangements along the India-Pakistan border and hinterland ensured that voting was by and large...
  • J&K polls: 76 per cent voter turnout recorded in the final phase 16 hours 53 minutes ago

    Jammu: The fifth and final phase of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir ended peacefully on Saturday, with nearly 76 per cent of the voters casting their ballot in 20 constituencies, officials said. "Polling ended peacefully in all the 20 constituencies of Jammu, Rajouri and Kathua districts at 4 pm," an...
  • J&K elections: BJP's Hina Bhat slaps polling officer, another candidate thrashes voter 6 days ago

    Srinagar: BJP candidate from Jammu & Kashmir's Shopian constituency Javed Ahmad Qadri on Sunday allegedly thrashed a voter inside a polling station. Qadri thrashed an unidentified man in presence of the polling staff inside the polling station at Moochwad in south Kashmir Shopian district claiming that he had entered the booth...
  • J&K elections: Despite spurt in terror attacks, 3rd phase records 58 pc voter turnout December 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Notwithstanding the spurt in terror attacks and election boycott call given by separatists, third phase of the five-phased Legislative Assembly elections in 16 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a remarkable voter turnout. Several seats, including Uri constituency - where eight Army personnel, three policemen and six foreign terrorists...
  • 71% voting in the second phase of J&K elections but slight dip in the valley December 2, 2014

    Srinagar: Just like the first phase, voters on December 2 came out in large numbers ignoring the boycott call given by separatist leaders and cold weather conditions to exercise their franchise in 18 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir. Several seats recorded a remarkable voter turnout, continuing the positive trend set...
  • Hopes of high voting in ravaged capital Srinagar, ruling NC faces voters wrath December 2, 2014

    Srinagar: "This time Srinagar will vote in large numbers. I hope people come out to vote in all 8 Assembly seats here. The Abdullah's government must be defeated at any cost. They have done nothing for us after the flood. We are left to die" says an angry taxi driver...
  • Battle for Jharkhand: Parties sniff victory in high voter turnout November 25, 2014

    Ranchi: In the Naxal-hit 13 constituencies of Jharkhand, people came out in large numbers to vote and the queues seen outside the polling booths had a good number of elderly and women voters. The first phase of Jharkhand elections was a key test for security forces. Even though 1,752 booths were...
  • Rajnath lauds high voter turnout in Kashmir, Jharkhand November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday said the huge voter turnout in the Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand assembly elections was a "positive sign" and people had defied the threat of militants and Maoists. He said he was happy to learn of the huge turnout in the first phase of...
  • J&K: Ignoring boycott call, freezing weather, over 70 pc voters come out in the first phase of polls November 25, 2014

    Srinagar: Despite a boycott call given by separatist leaders and chilly weather conditions, the first phase of the five phased Legislative Assembly elections in 15 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a remarkable voter turnout, setting a positive trend for the remaining four phases in the state. A massive security grid...
  • Cartoon of the day: J&K witnesses record 70 per cent voter turnout in first phase of polls November 25, 2014

    The first phase of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir recorded 70 per cent polling despite the boycott call given by separatist leaders. ...
  • Kashmir is 'dormant', its people disillusioned and angry, say social activists November 25, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as voting for the five-phase Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections started on November 25, there is a fear among the people in the Valley that the situation may turn for the worse if the new government fails to provide a clean, corruption-free and efficient administration. A political analyst in...
  • Hit by boycott during LS polls, enthusiasm high among voters for Assembly elections in Bandipora November 23, 2014

    Bandipora (North Kashmir): Asserting that unprecedented enthusiasm has been witnessed among the people towards elections in the district, Bandipora Deputy Commissioner Dr Shah Faisal expressed hope that about 70 per cent to 75 per cent electorate will exercise their democratic right this time against only 40 per cent recorded during...
  • BJP fails to attract huge crowd at election rallies, uses media to woo voters in Kashmir November 16, 2014

    Srinagar: To accomplish 'Mission-44 plus' in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, which is impossible without opening account in the Muslim majority Kashmir Valley, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to use local leading newspapers to woo the voters in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Notwithstanding the stunning...
  • PM Modi's appeal works, Mumbai polling percentage rises October 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The appeal to Mumbai voters by Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have worked, with the financial capital registering an increase in voting percentage, compared to Lok Sabha elections five months ago. "Voter turnout, which was a dismal 48 per cent for the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year, has...
  • We are voting for the development, job opportunities, Gurgaon voters October 15, 2014

    As the state of Haryana voted for its 90 membered assembly on Wednesday, here are the reasons that made people of Gurgaon vote. ...
  • Mumbai: First time voters vote for constructive change October 15, 2014

    As the state of Maharashtra voted for its next state government, here are few first time voters and their reason to vote. ...
  • Been voting for the past 4-5 years, says a specially abled voter October 15, 2014

    "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. ...
  • Optimistic about a good voter turnout, says actor Rahul Bose October 15, 2014

    Actor Rahul Bose is optimistic that there will be increased voter turnout in the ongoing Maharashtra assembly elections. "Inflation, woman safety and corruption are the main issues that need to be dealt with. This time people will have to decide who they really want to vote for as no coalition...
  • 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. ...
  • Voter list confusion: As Assembly polls near, EC on overdrive to avoid Lok Sabha elections fiasco October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Lakhs of eligible voters were disenfranchised in the last Lok Sabha elections when they found their names missing from the voters list. Their anger, and sheer helplessness not only gave birth to a social media campaign but also forced a red faced Election Commission to apologise and assure the...
  • 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...
  • Haryana Election Commission leaves no stone unturned to ensure maximum voting September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission is working in full swing in poll-bound Haryana to ensure free and fair polling on October 15. Although the Lok Sabha election witnessed an increase in the polling percentage across the country, the Commission is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that maximum number...
  • Odisha: Voters' awareness campaign to raise votes in Kandhamal bypolls September 21, 2014

    Berhampur: In order to raise voters' awareness and participation in ensuing Kandhamal Lok Sabha byelection, the district administration has started systematic voters' education and electoral participation (SVEEP) programme. "We are trying our best to draw voters to the booths by educating them on their right to vote," returning officer and...
  • Poll: Yavatmal district in east Maharashtra has 20 lakh eligible voters September 13, 2014

    Yavatmal: Over 20,05,583 voters are found eligible in Yavatmal district in east Maharashtra to cast their vote in the Assembly poll scheduled on October 15 in the state. "The district administration is fully prepared to hold a fair and peaceful election in all the seven Assembly segments in the district with...
  • Want best for Lucknow, country, says voter September 13, 2014

    As bypolls are being held for one Lok Sabha and 11 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh, voters put forth their demands. One of the voters said, "We want the best for Lucknow as well as the country. There are many issues that need to be tackled." ...
  • Over 1 lakh Maha voters whose names were deleted reregistered September 12, 2014

    Mumbai: More than a lakh voters whose names figured in the "deleted voters" list during Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra have registered afresh for the October 15 Maharashtra state assembly polls, official sources said. The total number fresh voters who registered after Lok Sabha polls is more than 22 lakh, Maharashtra...
  • Assembly Bypolls: Over 8.95 lakh voters to cast their ballots for 4 Rajasthan seats August 17, 2014

    Over 8.95 lakh voters would cast their franchise for the four Assembly seats slated to go for bypolls on September 13 in the state, an official said on Sunday. Of these, there would be 4.70 lakh men and 4.24 lakh women voters, Dr Govind Sharma, Chief Election Officer said in Jaipur. Constituency...
  • Voters may enroll until last date of filing nominations: EC July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 19.31 lakh applications have been registered so far as part of the ongoing summary revision of electoral rolls in Maharashtra and voters would have the opportunity to enroll themselves until the last date of filing of nomination papers, the Election Commission of India said on Tuesday. The...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show June 1, 2014

    This week, Citizens from across the country post their messages to Prime Minister Modi. Plus, Irom Sharmila's appeal to the PM and much more. ...
  • Nearly 400 million people can use 'I'm a Voter' feature: Facebook May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After a successful uptake in India by 31 million Indians, Facebook is set to roll out its "I'm a Voter" megaphone globally across Europe, Korea and Indonesia, possibly touching as many as 400 million people this year. By clicking the 'I'm a Voter' button (or megaphone), users broadcast their...