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06 Sep 2018

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Tribal group 'JAYS' to contest the Assembly elections

A tribal group in Madhya Pradesh has said it will contest the year-end Assembly elections to form a tribal government in the state.

06 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Election Commission team in poll-bound Mizoram today to assess situation

A three-member team of the Election Commission of India will arrive in poll-bound Mizoram today to assess the situation in view of the demand for the ouster of State's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) S B Shashank.

01 Nov 2018


Is your name on voter-list? Here's how to check online

India is the largest democracy in the world where voting plays an important role in shaping the country's destiny.

24 Oct 2018


Not bothered how long I survive as CM, says Kumaraswamy

HD Kumaraswamy yesterday asserted that the opportunity to occupy the post of Karnataka CM was "godsend" for him and he wasn't bothered how long he would occupy the chair.

20 Oct 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K polls: BJP fails to open account in Ladakh region

The BJP failed to open its account in J&K's Ladakh region in the urban local body elections held earlier this month.

20 Oct 2018


Ahead of Telangana polls, unaccounted cash worth Rs. 10cr seized

Unaccounted cash to the tune of Rs. 10 crore was seized and two persons arrested in this connection in Adilabad district of Telangana, police said on Saturday.

Maldives leader Abdulla Yameen blames defeat on 'disappearing ink'

Outgoing Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has told the Supreme Court that disappearing ink and specially treated ballot papers were to blame for his heavy election defeat last month.

Pakistan: Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif's PML-N improves showing in by-polls

Pakistan's former PM Nawaz Sharif's PML-N ate the votes of the ruling PTI, winning four out of 11 parliamentary seats that went to the polls.

14 Oct 2018


#TelanganaElections: Social media to be monitored for poll code violations

Social media posts of political parties and groups in poll-bound Telangana will come under the Election Commission's scanner to check for any objectionable content under the Model Code of Conduct, state Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar has said.

14 Oct 2018


#MizoramPolls: Congress faces problem in selecting nominees in autonomous areas

The ruling Congress in Mizoram has been facing problems in selecting candidates in autonomous council areas for the 40-member state Assembly elections on November 28.

14 Oct 2018

Pakistan News

Voting for by-election begins in 35 constituencies in Pakistan

Voting opened today for the by-election in 35 National and Provincial Assemblies in Pakistan amid heightened security, with over 600 candidates in the running.

Polling underway for third phase of municipal polls in J&K

Polling began today for the third and penultimate phase of municipal elections in Jammu and Kashmir to seal the fate of 365 candidates in the fray across the state.

12 Oct 2018

Madhya Pradesh

SC dismisses Congress leaders' pleas demanding voters' list in text-format

Supreme Court today dismissed two separate petitions of senior Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot seeking directions to Election Commission to provide draft voters' list in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in text format.

09 Oct 2018

West Bengal

#2019Polls: BJP to take out 3 rath yatras in WB

With an eye on the next Lok Sabha polls, the West Bengal BJP unit would take out three rath yatras covering all the 42 Parliamentary Constituencies of the State.

08 Oct 2018


Bags with Minister Jayant Malaiya's image seized in poll-bound MP

Authorities in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh district seized around 2,000 bags carrying images of State Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya in connection with the implementation of the Model Code of Conduct in the poll-bound State.

08 Oct 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K BJP candidate, en route to polling-station, injured in stone-pelting

A BJP candidate, contesting the urban local body polls in Bandipora district of Jammu & Kashmir, was injured today during stone-pelting by miscreants, officials said.

07 Oct 2018


Mizoram: Congress faces tough challenge in Assembly polls

After being in power for two consecutive terms, internal squabbles and anti-incumbency factor are making the situation difficult for Congress in Mizoram which is expected to face a tough challenge from Mizo National Front in the upcoming Assembly polls (November 28).

07 Oct 2018


Time for final publication of electoral rolls in Telangana extended

The Election Commission of India has extended the date for the final publication of electoral rolls in Telangana from October 8 to October 12.

07 Oct 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Campaigning ends for first-phase of urban local body polls

Campaigning for the first-phase of the urban local body (ULB) polls in Jammu and Kashmir ended today, 24 hours before the start of voting in 422 wards.

07 Oct 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Security intensified ahead of local body polls in Kashmir Valley

Security forces have intensified checking and area domination as part of an elaborate plan to provide a sense of security for smooth conduct of local body polls in the Kashmir Valley, officials said Sunday.

25 Sep 2018


SC: Parliament must make law to ban politicians with criminal-charges

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that it could not prohibit chargesheeted lawmakers from contesting elections.

19 Sep 2018


Congress party not to name CM candidate in Telangana

The Congress would not name the Chief Ministerial candidate in poll-bound Telangana, where it would fight the Assembly elections jointly with the TDP, CPI, and Telangana Jana Samithi, a key party leader said today.

18 Sep 2018


Man accused of lynching Muslim to contest 2019 elections

In what can be seen as a blemish on the Indian political system, Shambhulal Regar, a man accused of hacking and burning a Muslim man to death in Rajasthan, is all set to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Agra.

17 Sep 2018


Madhya Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi launches poll campaign with road show

On Monday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi launched the party's poll campaign in Madhya Pradesh, a major BJP bastion, with a road show in Bhopal.

J&K: Panchayat polls to begin from November 17

Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be held in nine phases beginning November 17, the state's Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra said today.

14 Sep 2018


JNUSU election: Students begin to vote for four crucial posts

Polling for the keenly contested Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) election is underway with students queuing up to cast their votes for the four crucial posts of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Joint Secretary.

13 Sep 2018

Delhi University

DUSU poll counting suspended due to faulty EVMs, students' uproar

The counting for Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections was suspended midway today due to "faulty Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and the students' uproar over the issue", a Delhi university official said.

13 Sep 2018

Donald Trump

Won't tolerate any form of foreign meddling in elections: Trump

The United States will not tolerate any form of foreign interference in its elections, US President Donald Trump said yesterday after signing an executive order that initiates actions, including sanctions, against foreign entities who meddle or even attempt to interfere in US polls.

IPL 2019 might be shifted out of India

The Indian Premier League 2019 season might be shifted out of India, with the General Elections likely to take place during that period.

08 Sep 2018


Will win LS elections with bigger mandate than 2014: BJP

A key BJP meeting chaired by its President Amit Shah today in New Delhi vowed to work to ensure the party's return to power in the Lok Sabha elections with a bigger victory than 2014, sources said.

Pakistan: Voting in Presidential election concludes; Alvi likely to win

The voting to elect Pakistan's 13th President by lawmakers has concluded.

Pakistan presidential election tomorrow; PTI candidate likely to win

Pakistani lawmakers are set to choose a new President tomorrow, an election in which the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's candidate is expected to win as the Opposition parties failed to field a joint candidate.

27 Aug 2018


BJP to launch MP poll campaign at 'Mahakumbh' next month

The BJP would launch its campaign for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls at a convention to be held in Bhopal on September 25.

24 Aug 2018


No possibility of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat yesterday ruled out the possibility of holding simultaneous elections to the state Assemblies along with the Lok Sabha polls anytime soon.

21 Aug 2018


Ruchir Sharma's next book on how democracy works in India

Global investor-writer Ruchir Sharma's new book looks into how Indian democracy works and analyzes its glaring foibles and surprising strengths.

No NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections, rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled the option of "none of the above" (NOTA) cannot be permitted in Rajya Sabha elections.

19 Aug 2018


Chhattisgarh's "Swachhta Warrior" to create awareness on importance of voting

A 25-year-old Chhattisgarh woman, who played a key role in making 82 village panchayats open defecation-free, will now educate people of Raigarh district on the importance of voting and enrolment of eligible electors.

16 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan to hold presidential elections on September 4

Pakistan will hold presidential elections on September 4 to elect President Mamnoon Hussain's successor at the end of his five-year tenure, the election commission announced today.

14 Aug 2018


Committed to assisting Afghanistan in conducting successful elections: UN

The United Nations (UN) has said it remains committed to assisting the people of Afghanistan in conducting their first elections since 2001 and supports the country's government in its pursuit of democratic development, prosperity, and durable peace.

14 Aug 2018


2019 general elections: 11 states might hold simultaneous polls

In a bid to push for the implementation of PM Modi's grand idea of 'one nation, one election', the BJP is mulling holding assembly elections simultaneously in 11 states, along with the general elections slated for the first half of 2019.

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