Voter

  • LS polls: Evicted slum dwellers in Kolkata threaten to exercise NOTA option 21-04-2014 12:13 PM

    More than 300 families, who were evicted from a slum in the city's eastern part to make way for an upcoming flyover, have threatened to use the NOTA option in the Lok Sabha election if they are not rehabilitated by the state government. Almost all of the 383 families, who...
  • CJ Youngistan: What do young voters think about Modi's marital status? 21-04-2014 11:10 AM

    Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi has for the first time declared himself as a married man by revealing his wife's name as Jashodaben in an affidavit filed before the Election Commission. So how do the young voters view this news? ...
  • Those not voting should be barred from polls: LK Advani 20-04-2014 06:20 PM

    BJP leader L K Advani on Sunday batted for introduction of compulsory voting in the countryand said those failing to exercise their right to franchise should be barred from voting in future. "I have seen elections from 1952. I have also studiedelection processes of other countries. I had recommended thatcompulsory...
  • Review: Second phase of Lok Sabha polls in Madhya Pradesh 18-04-2014 06:46 PM

    Issues like corruption, unemployment, price spiral and social disparity have taken a back seat in Madhya Pradesh with charges and counter charges by both key rivals " the Congress and the BJP hogging all news space in the media. While the Congress has spent much of its energy in calling...
  • Watch: Names missing in voters list, Pune residents fume 18-04-2014 03:48 PM

    Voters in Pune held protests outside the Pune council hall after thousands of names went missing from the electoral rolls. In fact the police estimate that nearly 1 lakh names were missing from the voters list. People have complained to the Election Commission and say they will continue their protest...
  • Polling percentage breaks previous records, 15% high from 2009 18-04-2014 10:46 AM

    Breaking record of voter turnout in Lok Sabha polls, Rajasthan on Thursday in the first phase of voting in 20 LS seats recorded 63.43 per cent polling - an increase of 15 per cent from 2009 parliamentary elections. The highest voter turnout recorded in Lok Sabha elections in the state...
  • WB: Transgenders feel rejected as voters list reduces them to 513 18-04-2014 10:17 AM

    Kolkata: Transgenders, estimated to be around 5 lakh in West Bengal, feel left out of the electoral process with only 513 of them registered in the voters list as the third sex. It is for the first time in India that transgenders and eunuchs are voting as the third gender...
  • LS polls phase 5: High voter turnout leaves 2009 stats behind 17-04-2014 10:27 PM

    New Delhi: High turnout was witnessed in 121 constituencies which went to polls across 12 states in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday in which the political fate of leaders like Nandan Nilekani, Maneka Gandhi, M Veerappa Moily, Sachin Pilot, Jaswant Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Misa Bharti...
  • Odisha: None turn up to vote in 8 booths in Maoist-hit areas 17-04-2014 07:39 PM

    Though there was peaceful repolling in 15 booths in Maoist-hit Chitrakonda Assembly seat in Odisha's Malkangiri district on Thursday, no votes were cast in eight polling stations mostly due to fear, official sources said. No votes were polled in the seven booths in cut-off areas of Balimela reservoir -- Andrapalli,...
  • Jayalalithaa launches mobile campaign, calls up voters 17-04-2014 06:23 PM

    Scaling up the party's electioneering, the ruling AIADMK has launched its "mobile phone campaign" in which Chief Minister Jayalalithaa seeks votes in a pre-recorded audio message. In a two minute message, Jayalalithaa introduces herself and seeks vote for AIADMK's two leaves symbol for a "prosperous India ". "I am your...
  • Bangalore fails to come out and vote at large, only 50 per cent voting 17-04-2014 06:12 PM

    Bangalore: India's IT city Bangalore has once again lived up to its dubious image of low turn out city! Despite the efforts made by the Election Commission and other non-governmental organizations, the voting percentage did not even touch 55% in the three Lok Sabha seats - Bangalore North, Bangalore Central...
  • Watch: First time voters narrate their experience 17-04-2014 04:47 PM

    Watch first time voters across India narrate their experience at the polling booth. ...
  • Pune residents find names missing in voters' list, details changed 17-04-2014 04:44 PM

    Several residents in Pune couldn't exercise their franchise as their names were missing from the voters' list and a few found their details had been changed. ...
  • BJP hits back at Rahul Gandhi over 'fool' remark on Modi 17-04-2014 04:41 PM

    In a counter attack on Rahul Gandhi for asking Narendra Modi to "stop fooling" the people, BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Thursday said voters are not "ullus" (fools) if they exercise their vote against the Congress. Jaitley, who is facing a tough contest in Amritsar, said Rahul must accept that...
  • LS polls: EC launches online media channel for voter awareness 17-04-2014 03:15 PM

    Aimed to motivate voters to exercise their franchise and provide information on the polling process, the Election Commission has launched its own internet-based media arm called 'Voter Education Channel'. Numerous video clips featuring iconic personalities urging citizens to vote have been uploaded on the channel and can be viewed on...
  • HC directs DC to consider separate booth in Dalit colony 16-04-2014 09:48 PM

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the District Collector of Dharmapuri to consider setting up of a separate polling booth within the Arunthathiar Colony, to ensure Dalits exercised their votes freely and independently there. The First Bench Comprising Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri and Justice M M...
  • Women outnumber men in voter turnout in 5 states 16-04-2014 06:36 PM

    New Delhi: Women have outnumbered men in casting votes in five of the 13 states and Union Territories which went to polls in first four phases of Lok Sabha elections and an increase in the aggregate voter turnout was also witnessed as compared to the last general elections. According to...
  • Candidates in Shirdi invoke Saibaba's name to woo voters 16-04-2014 04:51 PM

    The candidates in this constituency, known as home of Shirdi Sai Baba, are wooing the voters in the name of the popular guru, assuring better infrastructure and top class facilities for devotees ahead of his death centenary in 2018. Saibaba, who lived and preached in Shirdi and surrounding areas during...
  • Power of 49: Voters' check list 14-04-2014 07:55 PM

    Women form 49 per cent of the total electorate and they must check the background of every candidate before voting. ...
  • CJ Youngistan: How significant is youth vote in Lok Sabha Polls ? 13-04-2014 07:04 PM

    Is youth vote a hype or a real game changer? We chat with young voters and Aam Admi Party candidate from Mumbai south Meera Sanyal to find out how political parties are trying to reach the young electorate in the city. ...
  • LoK Sabha polls: 10.7 lakh first-time voters in Maharashtra 13-04-2014 12:01 PM

    An estimated 10.7 lakh out of the 7.89 crore voters in Maharashtra are in the age group of 18-19. The state, which accounts for 48 Lok Sabha seats, had the first phase of voting covering ten constituencies in Vidarbha on April 10. The rest would go to the poll in...
  • Don't have your name on voter's list? Here's what you must do 12-04-2014 11:51 AM

    If you want to make your vote count this election season, just having a voter ID card is not enough. Your name must also be on the voter's list. And thanks to Network 18 and Netcore, it's now very easy for you to ensure just that. ...
  • Mulayam's rape remark shocks young voters 11-04-2014 01:09 PM

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's rape remark which stirred a hornet's nest received flak from the young voters in Delhi too. ...
  • Over 73 pc cast vote in Haryana; Chandigarh creates record 10-04-2014 10:50 PM

    Chandigarh Barring stray incidents, polling remained peaceful in 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana which witnessed healthy voter turnout of over 73 per cent on Thursday and Union Territory Chandigarh created a record of highest ever poll percentage of nearly 72 per cent. Polling began on a slow note in...
  • LS polls: 74 per cent voters turn out to vote Kerala 10-04-2014 10:47 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram About 74 per cent of 2.43 crore voters exercised their franchise to elect 20 Lok Sabha members from Kerala, where the principal fight is between the ruling Congress-led UDF and the CPI(M)-led LDF. According to figures put out by the Election Commission shortly before the polling ended, 73.2 per...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 10-04-2014 10:35 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • LS polls: Delhi records 64.77 pc voter turnout, highest in three decades 10-04-2014 09:55 PM

    Delhi on Thursday recorded its highest voter turnout in the last three decades with 64.77 per cent polling. The capital saw a 64.88 per cent turnout in the 1984 elections, held post the assassination of prime minister Indira Gandhi. The turnout in 2009 election was 51.85 per cent. "The high...
  • LS polls: Maharashtra voter turnout below expectations at 62.37 percent 10-04-2014 09:51 PM

    Despite a brisk early start, the final voter turnout in the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies which went to the polls on Thursday stood at 62.37 per cent, falling below expectations, officials said. Akola, Amravati, Bhandara-Gondiya and Gadchiroli-Chimur constituencies notched up the highest - 65 per cent - till 6 pm...
  • LS polls: 67 per cent vote in Odisha, surpasses 2009 mark 10-04-2014 09:46 PM

    Braving intense heat and defying extremist threats, about 67 per cent of the electorate Thursday cast their ballot in simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assembly in Odisha, officials said. Polling was held for 10 Lok Sabha and 70 assembly seats. State chief electoral officer Mona Sharma said...