Elections: News

12 May 2024

Foreign Investment

Foreign investors withdraw ₹17,000 crore from Indian equities: Here's why

Foreign investors have pulled out a substantial ₹17,000 crore from Indian equities in the first ten days of May.

11 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Name all Odisha districts': PM Modi dares Odisha CM Patnaik

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a public meeting in Kandhamal, Odisha, on Saturday issued a challenge to the state's Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

09 May 2024


Sensex, Nifty fall for 5th consecutive session: Here's why

India's leading stock market indices, BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty 50, opened in the red for the fifth consecutive session today.

06 May 2024


Why it's crucial to ensure equal voting access for all

In a democracy, voting is not just a right but a fundamental duty, serving as the cornerstone of a nation's governance.

06 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Why informed voting is essential (and how to do it)

Voting is a cornerstone of democracy. However, the mere act of casting a ballot is not enough to ensure a thriving democracy.

01 May 2024

Amit Shah

'Anupamaa' star Rupali Ganguly joins Bharatiya Janata Party 

In a surprising move, popular TV actor Rupali Ganguly, known for her role in the hit television show Anupamaa, has decided to venture into politics.

11 Apr 2024

Joe Biden

Biden considering Australia's plea to drop charges against WikiLeaks founder

President Joe Biden is reportedly considering Australia's request to end the US pursuit of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (52).

05 Apr 2024


China will use AI to disrupt US, India elections: Microsoft

Microsoft has issued a warning about potential plans by China to interfere in the forthcoming elections in the US, South Korea, and India.

04 Apr 2024


Ahead of polls, Musk's X launches fact-checking initiative in India

X has announced the launch of its crowd-sourced fact-checking initiative, Community Notes, in India.

15 Mar 2024

Ram Gopal Varma

Ram Gopal Varma not contesting from Pithapuram constituency; issues clarification

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma cleared the air on Friday, stating that he is not entering politics and will not be contesting from Pithapuram, contrary to speculations birthed from his previous tweet.

14 Mar 2024

Droupadi Murmu

Kovind-led panel on simultaneous polls submits report to President Murmu 

The high-level committee headed by former President Ram Nath Kovind submitted its report on simultaneous national and state elections to President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday in New Delhi.

Weeks before Lok Sabha polls, Election Commissioner Arun Goel resigns

Election Commissioner Arun Goel has resigned from his position, leaving the Election Commission of India (ECI) with just one member, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar.

Electoral bonds declared 'unconstitutional': Who can get refunds and how

The Supreme Court of India has declared the electoral bond scheme unconstitutional.

14 Feb 2024


From mascots to voting with nails. Everything about Indonesian elections

Indonesia—the world's third-largest democracy—is voting in its general elections on Wednesday, with over 200 million people exercising their franchise.

Imran Khan's PTI to hold protests today over poll-result delay

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan grabbed the headlines after independent candidates who supported his Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf (PTI) won 102 seats in the general elections.

Pakistan election: Both Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan claim victory

Pakistan's former prime ministers, Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan, have both declared victory in the general elections held on Thursday. The final election results have not been declared by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

25 Jan 2024

TV News

'The Daily Show': Jon Stewart to return as guest host

Jon Stewart, the beloved former host of The Daily Show is making a comeback as a part-time host and executive producer through the 2024 US Presidential election cycle.

16 Jan 2024


How OpenAI aims to tackle election misinformation

In 2024, many countries, including the US and India, are holding elections.

20 Dec 2023


Google Bard won't answer your election-related queries: Here's why

Google's parent company, Alphabet, is gearing up to limit election-related queries on its chatbot Bard and AI-based searches before the 2024 US Presidential election.

04 Dec 2023


Election results: ZPM wins Mizoram, set to form next government

As the vote counting for Mizoram's assembly elections concluded on Monday, the opposition Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) secured a landslide victory in the state.

23 Nov 2023


Everything you should know about next Dutch PM Geert Wilders

Geert Wilders, leader of the Netherlands' far-right Party for Freedom (PVV), is set to secure a remarkable victory in the Dutch elections.

20 Nov 2023

Gurmeet Ram Rahim

Murder-rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim granted 21-day furlough from jail

Imprisoned Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was on Monday granted permission to leave jail on a 21-day furlough.

04 Nov 2023


Chhattisgarh: BJP leader allegedly killed by Naxalites ahead of elections

In a shocking incident, a prominent leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Chattisgarh, Ratan Dubey, was allegedly hacked to death by Naxalites on Saturday.

30 Oct 2023

Congress Party

Congress to launch crowdfunding campaign ahead of Lok Sabha elections

Facing a cash crunch, the Congress is set to launch a nationwide crowdfunding campaign ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, NDTV reported.

11 Jul 2023

West Bengal

West Bengal panchayat elections: Counting begins amid tight security

The counting of votes for West Bengal's panchayat elections started at 8:00am on Tuesday in 339 counting venues across 22 districts of the state in the presence of security forces and CCTV cameras.

Bengal panchayat polls: BSF alleges 'no information' on sensitive booths

The West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) failed to provide details about the sensitive polling booths before the panchayat polls despite several requests from the Border Security Force (BSF), ANI reported, quoting a senior BSF official.

24 Mar 2023

Farooq Abdullah

Allah sent Lord Ram to show right path: Farooq Abdullah

In a veiled attack on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), National Conference MP and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah said that some people want to capitalize on the name of Lord Ram.

11 Mar 2023


Karnataka Assembly elections: Senior citizens, PwDs to get vote-from-home option

Chief Election Commissioner of India Rajiv Kumar has said that for the first time, senior citizens aged above 80 years and persons with disabilities (PwDs) will be allowed to vote from home in the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections, reported ANI.

04 Mar 2023


Hindu Sena chief slams BJP leaders for using Modi's name

Pramod Muthalik, chief of Rashtriya Hindu Sena, has asked the people of Karnataka to beat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders "with slippers" if they try to seek votes in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reported India today.

27 Feb 2023


2023 Exit Polls: BJP-IPFT to retain Tripura; NPP in Meghalaya

The Meghalaya and Nagaland Assembly elections were held on Monday, while Tripura went to polls earlier on February 16.

26 Feb 2023


Meghalaya Assembly elections tomorrow, fierce battle in 5 constituencies likely

Meghalaya is all set to vote in the Assembly elections on Monday to seal the political fate of 369 candidates.

26 Feb 2023

Congress Party

East to west: Congress now working on new pan-India march

As the Congress's three-day plenary session ended on Sunday in Chhattisgarh's Raipur, party spokesperson Jairam Ramesh announced they were now working on a new mass contact program similar to the recently-concluded Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY).

25 Feb 2023

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi MCD House: AAP, BJP councilors fight over 1 vote

Yet another brawl erupted between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) councilors inside the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) House as the Standing Committee elections were once again disrupted while the counting of votes was underway on Friday.

23 Feb 2023


I eat beef, party has no problem: Meghalaya BJP chief

Meghalaya Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Ernest Mawrie said there is no restriction on eating beef in the state, and he eats it too, adding that the party has no problem with it.

21 Feb 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Easy to defeat Modi, alternative to 'fascism' needed: Rahul Gandhi 

Underlining the alleged rise of "fascism" in India, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, in an interview with an Italian daily, said PM Narendra Modi could be defeated in the next Lok Sabha elections if other parties come together.

25 Jan 2023

New Zealand

Chris Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand's 41st Prime Minister

Labour leader Chris Hipkins was officially sworn in as New Zealand's 41st Prime Minister in a formal ceremony on Wednesday.

24 Jan 2023


Delhi mayor elections stalled for 2nd time following AAP-BJP clash

The Delhi mayoral polls have been stalled once again—the second time in three weeks—after a fresh fight broke out between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) councilors on Tuesday.

13 Jan 2023

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh: Sukhvinder Sukhu government reinstates Old Pension Scheme

The Congress government in Himachal Pradesh decided to restore the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) on Friday during Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu's first state cabinet meeting.

12 Jan 2023


Brazil: Bolsonaro supporters' 'mega protest' fizzles as authorities bolster security

To avoid another Sunday-like riot in Brazil, authorities bolstered security as social media flyers calling for a "mega-protest to retake power" in two dozen cities surfaced.

11 Jan 2023

Karni Sena

Madhya Pradesh: Karni Sena's agitation in Bhopal enters fourth day

The indefinite agitation of the Karni Sena, which started on Sunday in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal, entered the fourth day as protesters have refused to back down until all of their 22 demands are met.

09 Jan 2023

Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil: Pro-Bolsonaro rioters storm presidential palace, Congress, Supreme Court

In a reprise of the 2021 US Capitol riots, supporters of Brazil's far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro broke into the country's Congress, presidential palace, and Supreme Court on Sunday.

03 Jan 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir Assembly elections likely in April or September-October

Jammu and Kashmir might see its first Assembly elections—since it was declared a union territory in 2019—in April or September-October this year.

08 Dec 2022


2022 Assembly elections: BJP steamrolls in Gujarat, uncertainty in Himachal

The counting of votes for the state Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh began on Thursday.

05 Dec 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Local body polls: Re-polling in Kashmir as PoK candidates contested

Re-election is underway in two District Development Council (DDC) constituencies in north Kashmir on Monday, two years after the contesting candidates were found to be Pakistani nationals.

27 Nov 2022


Paramilitary jawan on Gujarat election duty shoots 2 colleagues dead

Two paramilitary personnel were shot dead and two others were injured by one of their colleagues in the Porbandar district of Gujarat.

26 Nov 2022


MCD elections: 18% of AAP candidates named in criminal cases

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates contesting the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections face the highest number of criminal cases compared to candidates from other parties, as per Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

26 Nov 2022

Gujarat Elections

Gujarat polls: BJP promises 20L jobs, UCC implementation in manifesto

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday officially released its "Sankalp Patra" (manifesto) in Gujarat's Gandhinagar just days ahead of the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections.

26 Nov 2022


Delhi: Former Congress MLA arrested for assaulting, misbehaving with cops

The Delhi Police arrested former Congress MLA Asif Mohammad Khan on Saturday for allegedly "assaulting" and "misbehaving" with cops.

24 Nov 2022


Anwar Ibrahim named 10th prime minister of Malaysia

Veteran Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim has been named the new prime minister of the country.

EC Arun Goel's file 'cleared in haste?': SC to Centre

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Union government if the appointment of Arun Goel as the new election commissioner at the country's top poll panel was cleared in "haste" and "a tearing hurry."

20 Nov 2022

Narendra Modi

Gujarat election: Help me win every booth, PM Modi appeals

While campaigning for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates in poll-bound Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to voters to help BJP candidates win the election with a majority.

19 Nov 2022

Narendra Modi

Cannot link development to polls, PM Modi in Arunachal Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inaugurating an airport in Arunachal Pradesh's (AP) Itanagar on Saturday said that "he does not link development to the election."

US midterms polls: Republicans control House with narrow majority

The Republicans won back control of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday, securing their dominance in the United States and giving conservatives the norms to thwart President Joe Biden's propaganda and launch probes.

13 Nov 2022

Joe Biden

Democrats retain control of US Senate after key mid-term polls

Amid widely predicted loss for Joe Biden-led Democratic Party in the mid-term elections in United States, the party has managed to control the Senate.

05 Nov 2022

KP Sharma Oli

Will bring back Nepal's territories from India if elected: Oli

Former Nepal prime minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday claimed that if his party returns to power in November 20's parliamentary election, it will reclaim the Himalayan nation's territories claimed under India.

MCD polls: Voting on December 4; results on December 7

State Election Commission (SEC) on Friday announced the schedule for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

01 Nov 2022


Telangana: BJP, TRS clash just day ahead of Munugode bypoll

Multiple clashes erupted between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS)—recently renamed Bharat Rashtra Samithi—workers in Telangana in the last leg of campaigning for the Munugode bypoll.

31 Oct 2022


Brazil presidential election: Lula da Silva defeats Bolsonaro

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has returned to power in Brazil after 20 years by defeating far-right incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro in a tight runoff election.

02 Aug 2022


BJP meeting regarding vice-presidential polls on August 5: Pralhad Joshi

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Tuesday the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a meeting on Friday to discuss the impending vice-presidential elections.

28 Jul 2022

Aadhaar Card

Voter enrolment: 17-year-olds can register in advance, says Election Commission

Youngsters above the age of 17 can now apply in advance to be enrolled into voters' list, a statement by the Election Commission of India (EC) said.

SC to hear plea challenging Aadhaar & Voter ID linking

The Supreme Court, on Monday, will be hearing a plea against a law that proposes to link Aaadhar with Voter ID.

29 Jun 2022

Venkaiah Naidu

Election to elect next Vice President on August 6: ECI

The Election Commission of India (ECI) declared on Wednesday that the election to select India's next vice president would take place on August 6.

ECI sends 6 proposals to Centre seeking many electoral reforms

Rajiv Kumar—who took office as Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India last month—has requested the Law Ministry to issue a notification for linking voters' Aadhaar with voter IDs, reported The Indian Express.

10 Jun 2022

Tamil Nadu

Rajya Sabha polls: Tight contest underway in 4 states

Elections are being held for 16 vacant Rajya Sabha seats in four states, including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, and Haryana.

05 Jun 2022


Uttarakhand: CEC treks 18 kilometers to assess polling challenges

Rajeev Kumar, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), trekked for 18 kilometers to remote polling booths in Uttarakhand on Friday to evaluate the issues experienced by polling parties in mountainous regions.

03 Jun 2022


Bypolls: CM Dhami wins Champawat; counting underway in Kerala, Odisha

Uttarakhand Chief Minister (CM) Pushkar Singh Dhami has won the Champawat bypoll by approximately 55,000 votes to ensure he continues as the CM of the state.

15 May 2022


Tripura: Manik Saha sworn-in as new CM, development tops agenda

Manik Saha, the BJP's Tripura unit state president, took oath as Tripura's Chief Minister (CM) on Sunday, with development and law and order high on his agenda.

20 Apr 2022

Sonia Gandhi

2024 in sight, Sonia Gandhi meets Prashant Kishor again

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday evening — their second meeting since Saturday.

16 Apr 2022


By-election results: TMC sweeps West Bengal; RJD triumphs in Bihar

The counting of votes for the recently concluded by-elections for one Lok Sabha seat and four Assembly seats took place on Saturday.

22 Mar 2022


Meet Phangnon Konyak, Nagaland's first woman Rajya Sabha MP

Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) S Phangnon Konyak is all set to become the first woman Rajya Sabha MP from Nagaland as no other candidate filed nomination for the lone seat from the state on Monday when the deadline ended.