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Government allows people above 65 to vote via postal ballots

02 Jul 2020

Government allows people above 65 to vote via postal ballots

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, the government has now allowed people over the age of 65 to vote by postal ballots.

Rajya Sabha Elections 2020: Here's everything you need to know

19 Jun 2020

Rajya Sabha Elections 2020: Here's everything you need to know

Elections to fill 19 vacant seats in the Rajya Sabha across eight states, including Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Manipur, Mizoram, and Meghalaya, were held on Friday.

Coronavirus outbreak: Sri Lanka offer to host IPL 2020

17 Apr 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Sri Lanka offer to host IPL 2020

Sri Lanka have proposed to host the 13th edition of Indian Premier League.

IPL still possible if starts by May first week: Official

23 Mar 2020

IPL still possible if starts by May first week: Official

The upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League has been shrouded with speculations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This London-based woman is running for CM in Bihar elections

09 Mar 2020

This London-based woman is running for CM in Bihar elections

On Sunday, International Women's Day, newspapers across Bihar were plastered with advertisements for a new woman-led political party, Plurals.

Talks with Pakistan only on PoK, not J&K: Rajnath Singh

18 Aug 2019

Talks with Pakistan only on PoK, not J&K: Rajnath Singh

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday reiterated India's tough stand to Pakistan, asserting that bilateral talks, if any, will now focus only on Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir and not Jammu & Kashmir.

#DidiKeBolo: WB CM Mamata Banerjee launches TMC's massive outreach program

29 Jul 2019

#DidiKeBolo: WB CM Mamata Banerjee launches TMC's massive outreach program

West Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo, Mamata Banerjee, unveiled a massive outreach program called "Didi Ke Bolo (Tell Didi)" in Kolkata on Monday.

Sharad Pawar blames BJP for defection of NCP leaders

28 Jul 2019

Sharad Pawar blames BJP for defection of NCP leaders

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Sunday blamed BJP for the defection of three of his party leaders within a week and also blamed Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis for the crisis.

Mumbai Congress chief Milind Deora resigns; to play 'national role'

07 Jul 2019

Mumbai Congress chief Milind Deora resigns; to play 'national role'

Mumbai Congress President Milind Deora has announced his resignation from the post on Sunday, only months ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections scheduled to take place in October this year.

PM Modi speaks in Lok Sabha, slams Congress, remembers Emergency

25 Jun 2019

PM Modi speaks in Lok Sabha, slams Congress, remembers Emergency

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stood up in Lok Sabha to reply to the Motion Of Thanks on the President's address.

Triple Talaq Bill tabled in Lok Sabha: All details here

21 Jun 2019

Triple Talaq Bill tabled in Lok Sabha: All details here

Days after winning general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP got to work in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

IIT graduate dupes 15L people with fake Modi laptop scheme

03 Jun 2019

IIT graduate dupes 15L people with fake Modi laptop scheme

If you recently signed up for a free laptop scheme under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name, you have been duped.

After BJP's win, UP Muslim woman named son 'Narendra Modi'

26 May 2019

After BJP's win, UP Muslim woman named son 'Narendra Modi'

After the Bharatiya Janata Party's landslide victory in the recently held 2019 Lok Sabha elections, a Muslim woman in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda district has named her newborn son 'Narendra Damodardas Modi'.

Don't want to continue as Chief Minister: Mamata Banerjee

25 May 2019

Don't want to continue as Chief Minister: Mamata Banerjee

After facing a setback in West Bengal in the recent 2019 Lok Sabha elections, state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated that she doesn't wish to continue as CM.

Elections 2019: All candidates endorsed by Swara Bhasker are losing

23 May 2019

Elections 2019: All candidates endorsed by Swara Bhasker are losing

Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker is known for never shying away from voicing her political opinions on Twitter.

Congress' Ratan Singh dies of heart attack at counting center

23 May 2019

Congress' Ratan Singh dies of heart attack at counting center

While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rejoices amid yet another huge majority for them in the Lok Sabha elections, tragic news emerges from Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), where Sehore district chief of the Indian National Congress, Ratan Singh, died of a heart attack.

Vivek Oberoi trolled for Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai elections meme

20 May 2019

Vivek Oberoi trolled for Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai elections meme

While everyone's waiting for the results of the 2019 general elections on May 23, Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi is out here disappointing his measly fanbase.

Decoding PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi's election campaigns

18 May 2019

Decoding PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi's election campaigns

While this two-month-long election season awaits conclusion, campaigning for the seventh phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections wrapped up on Friday.

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

10 Apr 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.

After MP raids, I-T detects "well-organized" racket involving Rs. 281cr

09 Apr 2019

After MP raids, I-T detects "well-organized" racket involving Rs. 281cr

A day after Income Tax officials raided residences of aides of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, the body said on Monday that it has detected "widespread" and "well-organized" racket involving Rs. 281 crore.

How to get Voter-ID card ahead of Lok Sabha elections

21 Mar 2019

How to get Voter-ID card ahead of Lok Sabha elections

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just two months to go, it's time to gear up.

Odisha: All-women booth for each Assembly constituency in Ganjam district

13 Mar 2019

Odisha: All-women booth for each Assembly constituency in Ganjam district

Odisha's Ganjam district will have at least one booth in each Assembly constituency that will be managed only by women during the ensuing elections, officials said today.

Lok Sabha elections: Understanding the difference between EVMs and VVPATs

11 Mar 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Understanding the difference between EVMs and VVPATs

The much-anticipated general elections will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 12, and results will be announced on May 23.

Your name missing from voters' list? Here's what to do

07 Mar 2019

Your name missing from voters' list? Here's what to do

If your name doesn't appear on your state/UT's electoral roll, you won't be able to cast your vote in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Voter ID: How to track your application status online

06 Mar 2019

Voter ID: How to track your application status online

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just two months away, it's time to gear up.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Former CEC SY Quraishi on elections, EVMs, and more

05 Mar 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Former CEC SY Quraishi on elections, EVMs, and more

This year, the world's largest democracy, India, goes to polls to elect the 17th Lok Sabha.

All you need to know about NRI Voter ID card

04 Mar 2019

All you need to know about NRI Voter ID card

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just two months away, it's time to gear up.

How to transfer your Voter-ID from one state to another

02 Mar 2019

How to transfer your Voter-ID from one state to another

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just two months away, it's time to gear up.

Error in your Voter-ID card? Here's how to rectify it

28 Feb 2019

Error in your Voter-ID card? Here's how to rectify it

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just two months away, it's time to gear up.

Lost your Voter-ID card? Here's how to get a duplicate

26 Feb 2019

Lost your Voter-ID card? Here's how to get a duplicate

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just two months away, it's time to gear up.

How to get Voter-ID card ahead of Lok Sabha elections

23 Feb 2019

How to get Voter-ID card ahead of Lok Sabha elections

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections just two months to go, it's time to gear up.

General elections won't affect India's welfare measures: DBS economist

14 Feb 2019

General elections won't affect India's welfare measures: DBS economist

Some of the new welfare measures in India will continue to take shape, regardless of the outcome of the general election, a top Singapore bank said today.

Rahul Gandhi to meet Congress state chiefs to discuss strategy

09 Feb 2019

Rahul Gandhi to meet Congress state chiefs to discuss strategy

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is slated to meet the party's state chiefs and leaders on Saturday to discuss and start finalizing the grand old party's election strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Here's how you can apply for a Voter ID online

08 Feb 2019

Here's how you can apply for a Voter ID online

With the Lok Sabha elections just three months away, it's time to gear up.

Here's how you can apply for a Voter ID online

02 Feb 2019

Here's how you can apply for a Voter ID online

With the Lok Sabha elections just three months away, it's time to gear up.

EVMs are foolproof, says EC; rejects 2014 polls #EVMHacking claims

21 Jan 2019

EVMs are foolproof, says EC; rejects 2014 polls #EVMHacking claims

The Election Commission of India today maintained that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in India are foolproof and cannot be tampered with.

Telangana: Sarpanch aspirant 'attempts suicide' over failure to get elected

09 Jan 2019

Telangana: Sarpanch aspirant 'attempts suicide' over failure to get elected

An aspirant for the post of sarpanch in the upcoming panchayat polls "attempted suicide" in Jagital district of Hyderabad after his attempts to get elected unanimously did not materialize, said the police official.

Modi congratulates Bangladeshi counterpart Hasina on electoral-win, latter thanks him

31 Dec 2018

Modi congratulates Bangladeshi counterpart Hasina on electoral-win, latter thanks him

PM Narendra Modi telephoned his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, today and conveyed his heartiest congratulations on her party's decisive victory in the parliamentary elections.

Bangladesh polls: Sheikh Hasina registers landslide win, Opposition fumes

31 Dec 2018

Bangladesh polls: Sheikh Hasina registers landslide win, Opposition fumes

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's alliance has won the parliamentary vote with a thumping majority even as the main opposition rejected the "farcical" elections.

J&K CEO meets governor, apprises him about raising public awareness

29 Dec 2018

J&K CEO meets governor, apprises him about raising public awareness

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shailendra Kumar met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhawan, Jammu, yesterday.