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01 Nov 2017

Narendra Modi

Gujarat Elections: Muslims from BJP Minority Morcha demand tickets

Considering that BJP has since 1980 fielded only one Muslim candidate in Assembly elections, for the upcoming elections, BJP Minority Morcha has demanded several tickets.

31 Oct 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Polls: Prem Kumar Dhumal picked as BJP's CM candidate

In a surprising move, BJP chief has announced Prem Kumar Dhumal, 73, as the party's chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh state assembly elections.

29 Oct 2017


Himachal Polls: 100-year-old India's first voter to cast vote again

On 25th October 1951, Shyam Saran Negi became the first Indian to cast his vote in independent India for the Mandi-Mahasu parliamentary constituency in Himachal Pradesh.

29 Oct 2017


#CatalanCrisis: Madrid says Puigdemont is welcome to run for elections

After Catalonia declared independence recently, Madrid sacked Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and called for fresh elections to be held.

25 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

Gujarat Elections on December 9 and 14, counting on 18

After much controversy, the Election Commission has finally announced details of the upcoming Gujarat Assembly Election.

19 Oct 2017

Himachal Pradesh

BJP and Congress finalize candidates for Himachal polls

The Himachal elections on November 9 are touted as a BJP versus Congress showdown. Whereas BJP has announced nominees for all 68 seats, Congress has announced 59 candidates.

15 Oct 2017


Gurdaspur bypolls: Congress candidate wins by over 1.9 lakh votes

The Congress has won massively in Punjab's Gurdaspur, traditionally a BJP stronghold, where votes of bypolls were being counted today.

15 Oct 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Before polls, Himachal minister Anil Sharma ditches Congress for BJP

In a blow to Congress, ahead of the Himachal polls, Anil Sharma, cabinet minister in the Congress-led Virbhadra Singh government, is all set to join BJP.

14 Oct 2017


Elections 2017: BJP plays the 'Modi-vs-Rahul' card, Congress attacks governance

The Election Commission (EC) has sounded the bugle for polls in Himachal (November 9) and Gujarat (before December 18).

12 Oct 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Election Commission: Himachal will go to polls on November 9

AK Jyoti, Chief Election Commission, announced that the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly will go to polls on November 9 and the counting of votes will be held on December 18.

12 Oct 2017


With 2019 elections in mind, BJP to discuss farmers' unrest

With an eye on 2019 polls, the BJP plans to organize a mega brainstorming session in Delhi on October 12 to discuss increasing farmer distress and the high number of farmer protests in MP, Maharashtra, Punjab and Tamil Nadu.

05 Oct 2017


Simultaneous Centre-state polls from 2018? EC says it's possible!

EC on Wednesday while launching the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) network, a web-based application to conduct efficient elections, has asserted that it is "logistically equipped" to hold simultaneous polls for LS and State Assemblies by September 2018.

03 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

PM Modi sets in motion BJP's Himachal poll campaign

PM Modi commences BJP's Himachal poll campaign with a rally on the banks of Gobind Sagar Lake, the man-made reservoir created by the Bhakra-Nagal dam, in Bilaspur.

30 Sep 2017


Himachal to go to polls in November, Gujarat in December

The Election Commission may declare the dates of elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in mid-October.

31 Aug 2017


IAS officer Sunil Arora appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner

The law ministry has appointed former IAS officer Sunil Arora as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India. Sunil Arora is a 1980 batch ex-IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre who earlier served as I&B Secretary and as an advisor to Prasar Bharati.

23 Aug 2017


Crucial assembly bypolls for four seats in Delhi, Goa, AP

Assembly bypolls are underway for four seats: Andhra Pradesh's Nandyal, Delhi's Bawana, and Goa's Valpoi and Panaji.

19 Aug 2017

Amit Shah

Shah: Shivraj to lead BJP in 2018 MP state election

BJP president Amit Shah has announced that chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan would lead the party's fight in the 2018 Madhya Pradesh assembly elections.

10 Aug 2017


EC's historic decision changes course of Gujarat RS polls

Tuesday's Rajya Sabha polls of Gujarat were significant in more ways than one. Firstly, there's the matter of Ahmed Patel managing to keep Congress' hope afloat by clinching a win.

09 Aug 2017


Gujarat RS elections: Congress' Ahmed Patel wins fifth term

In a dramatic election, violation of rules by two rebel Congress MLAs helped the opposition party save face in Gujarat.

05 Aug 2017


Gujarat: Ahead of RS polls, ED raids UPA-era defaulter firm

The ED raided premises of the Gujarat-based Sandesara Group which has defaulted on loans worth Rs. 1,700cr from banks during UPA rule.

28 Jul 2017

Emmanuel Macron

Did Russia interfere in French elections? Facebook, US say yes!

They've done it again. We are talking about Russia, elections and spying.

27 Jul 2017


Amit Shah, Smriti Irani nominated for RS elections from Gujarat

BJP national president Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani have been nominated for the Rajya Sabha (RS) polls from Gujarat.

17 Jul 2017

Mahatma Gandhi

Minister Venkaiah Naidu is BJP's candidate For Vice President

Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu has been named the vice presidential candidate of the ruling NDA party on Monday.

17 Jul 2017


Who will be the next Indian President?

The fate of the two presidential candidates Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar will be sealed today as the polling for Presidential elections 2017 has begun at 10 am.

15 Jul 2017


Electing President: 33% of the electoral college has criminal cases

An analysis of the electoral college by the Association for Democratic Reforms revealed that amongst those who will be electing our President 33% have criminal cases against them.

11 Jul 2017

Mahatma Gandhi

Opposition picks Gopalkrishna Gandhi as vice-presidential candidate: Sources

According to PTI, the opposition has zeroed in on former diplomat Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, as its vice-presidential candidate.

10 Jul 2017


VVPATs: Paper trail counting may delay poll results by 3hrs

As the Election Commission prepares for the rollout of VVPATs for elections across India, challenges posed by the process are coming to the fore.

03 Jul 2017


Just 40% of newly-eligible voters in India are registered

The state of electoral awareness in the country is questionable. Less than half of newly-eligible voters in the 18-19 age group have registered themselves.

01 Jul 2017


Shyam Saran Negi, Independent India's first voter, turns 100

Independent India's first voter Shyam Saran Negi, a resident of Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, has turned 100 today.

29 Jun 2017

Mahatma Gandhi

Election for vice president on August 5

Elections for the post of vice president will be held on August 5, two weeks after the presidential polls, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi announced.

20 Jun 2017

Donald Trump

Baseball shooting to lead to victory? Republicans believe so

Georgia's Republican official, Brad Carver believes that the shooting at the congressional baseball practice could escalate their chances of winning in the state's special House election.

18 Jun 2017


Shimla municipal polls: BJP plants its flag in the hills

Following its victories in Mumbai and Delhi municipal polls, BJP has now emerged the single largest party in the Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) polls, winning 17 out of 34 seats and is inching closer to majority.

14 Jun 2017


Presidential polls: EC issues notification for filing of nominations

The EC has issued a notification for filing of nominations for the presidential polls, which will continue till June 28.

10 Jun 2017

Donald Trump

US congressman to plead guilty for body slamming journalist

Greg Gianforte, a recently elected Republican Congressional representative from Montana, is intending to plead guilty to a charge of misdemeanour assault in a court.

10 Jun 2017

UK Elections

UK election- Record 12 Indian-origin MPs in House of Commons

A record 12 Indian-origin individuals were elected as MPs in the UK House of Commons.

07 Jun 2017


Presidential Elections on July 17: Election Commission

President Pranab Mukherjee's term will end on July 24, paving the way for presidential polls, if needed, the Election Commission said.

26 May 2017

Donald Trump

Montana republican wins special election seat despite assault charge

On May 26, Montana Republican Greg Gianforte, who attracted widespread criticism for assaulting a Guardian reporter, won a seat in the US House of Representatives.

21 May 2017


Twitter boss apologizes for Trump's win

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams apologized for the role his company reportedly played during the US presidential elections, which ended with Donald Trump's victory.

19 May 2017


EVM tampering-EC to demonstrate working of EVMs on May 20

Amid several allegations of EVM tampering, the EC is going to demonstrate the working of the electronic voting machines and VVPATs on May 20 to prove their infallibility.

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