Voters

  • Lok Sabha elections: 59.2 per cent voter turnout recorded in Rajasthan 24-04-2014 12:06 AM

    The second and last phase of elections to five Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan began on Thursday. Congress's two Union ministers are in the fray. Union Minister of State for Finance Namo Narayan Meena is contesting election against his brother and former DGP HC Meena, who is a BJP candidate...
  • Names of former Navy chief, wife missing from voters list 22-04-2014 08:18 PM

    Alibaug: The names of former Indian Navy chief Admiral (Retd) Laxminarayan Ramdas and his wife are missing from the electoral roll of the Raigad Lok Sabha constituency, where polling is scheduled for April 24. Confirming this, his wife Lalita Ramdas said from Varanasi, where her husband is campaigning for AAP...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 68 per cent turnout in Jammu Lok Sabha poll 10-04-2014 09:40 PM

    The turnout in Jammu Lok Sabha seat on Thursday was 68 per cent, but the figure is likely to rise as final reports from far-flung areas of the constituency are still awaited, an election official said. "In the last poll, the turnout in this constituency was 49.71 per cent. We...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Spirited disabled voters throng well-equipped poll booths 10-04-2014 07:02 PM

    Wheelchair bound Poonam, a blind woman with half her body paralysed, could not speak but happily flashed her inked finger to everyone at the Karaval Nagar polling booth under North-east Delhi constituency. This was not the first time she was casting her vote but Poonam, accompanied by her father, was...
  • Safety, stability, inflation: Issues women voters in Delhi 10-04-2014 06:49 PM

    Security, inflation and stable government remained predominant issues weighing on women voters' minds in the national capital, which witnessed brisk polling on Thursday for seven of the Lok Sabha constituencies in New Delhi. Women electorate from all walks of life and belonging to different communities queued up at polling booths...
  • Lok Sabha polls phase 3: Highest turnout in Kerala, Delhi moderate 10-04-2014 04:59 PM

    Kerala witnessed the highest turnout of 54.24 per cent till 3 PM among 14 states and Union Territories where 91 constituencies went to polls on Thursday. In Delhi, voting percentage was about 52 per cent, followed by Jammu which witnessed 49.46 per cent and in Andaman Nicobar 48.98 per cent...
  • In Old Delhi, some know who to vote, some in dilemma 10-04-2014 04:26 PM

    Chandni Chowk (New Delhi): Anger, hope, uncertainty... Voters in Old Delhi, home to a large number of Muslims, were in different moods as they voted in Chandni Chowk constituency. The Muslim-dominated Ballimaran area in Chandni Chowk has always been a Congress stronghold. In fact, outgoing MP and central minister Kapil...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Shompens tribe votes for first time in Andaman 10-04-2014 02:48 PM

    For the first time in the country's history Shompens, considered one of the last surviving stone-age tribes and living in Great Nicobar, cast their votes on Thursday to elect the Lok Sabha candidate from the Bay Islands. Election office sources in Port Blair said about 60 Shompens cast their ballots...
  • Senior citizens come out in large numbers to cast vote in New Delhi 10-04-2014 01:37 PM

    Voters across all age groups and professions are coming out in a large number to cast their votes at polling booths of prestigious New Delhi constituency. In the expanding queues at polling stations, senior citizens, judges and bureaucrats were seen waiting for their turn to vote. 80-year-old Balbir Singh, who...
  • 62,000 Delhiites checked voters lists through SMS 10-04-2014 12:04 PM

    More than 62,000 electors in the national capital checked their names on the voters lists through a mobile phone message facility, an official of the poll panel said on Thursday. The Election Commission started a message helpline number - 9211728082 - for the voters in the national capital, so that...