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Delhi recorded 62.59% voter turnout, says EC, dismissing delay allegations

09 Feb 2020

Delhi recorded 62.59% voter turnout, says EC, dismissing delay allegations

Delhi recorded a voter turnout of 62.59% during Saturday's polling for the Assembly elections, the Election Commission announced on Sunday.

After exit polls, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets AAP leaders

09 Feb 2020

After exit polls, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets AAP leaders

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called a meeting of senior leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party after the exit polls for the Assembly elections were announced.

BJP raises doubts on EVMs after losing Bengal by-polls. Ironical?

29 Nov 2019

BJP raises doubts on EVMs after losing Bengal by-polls. Ironical?

After losing the West Bengal assembly by-polls to the ruling Trinamool Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party has cast doubts on the reliability of electronic voting machines (EVMs). Ironical much?

Assembly polls: Poor voter turnout in Maharashtra and Haryana

21 Oct 2019

Assembly polls: Poor voter turnout in Maharashtra and Haryana

In Maharashtra and Haryana, voting for Assembly polls is underway, but the turnout has been extremely poor.

DUSU elections: ABVP bags 3 seats; NSUI takes Secretary's post

13 Sep 2019

DUSU elections: ABVP bags 3 seats; NSUI takes Secretary's post

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) swept the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections, winning three out of four seats on Friday.

Anti-Modi website claiming EVM hacking shutdown; Owner offers erotic massages

28 Jun 2019

Anti-Modi website claiming EVM hacking shutdown; Owner offers erotic massages

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Explained: What is Narendra Modi's 'One Nation, One Election' idea?

19 Jun 2019

Explained: What is Narendra Modi's 'One Nation, One Election' idea?

In a gigantic country like ours, all elections become a big deal whether it is the panchayat, municipal or Lok Sabha polls. This also means that elections happen pretty frequently, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to change that.

After dismal performance, Lalu's party may break ties with Congress

27 May 2019

After dismal performance, Lalu's party may break ties with Congress

In Bihar, the RJD-Congress mahagathbandhan was supposed to stall BJP's rise, but it failed miserably.

EVM-VVPAT tally matched perfectly: EC on Lok Sabha results

26 May 2019

EVM-VVPAT tally matched perfectly: EC on Lok Sabha results

If there was something which was ridiculed throughout the election season, it was the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).

What are EVM strongrooms? All your questions answered

22 May 2019

What are EVM strongrooms? All your questions answered

The clock is ticking and by the end of Thursday, the country will know who will form the next government. The massive seven-phased elections for 543 Lok Sabha seats concluded on May 19.

No changes in vote counting process, EC rejects Opposition's plea

22 May 2019

No changes in vote counting process, EC rejects Opposition's plea

A day before counting for Lok Sabha elections is scheduled to begin, the Election Commission on Wednesday rejected the demand of 22 Opposition leaders.

Lok Sabha elections: Opposition parties spent night outside EVM strongrooms

22 May 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Opposition parties spent night outside EVM strongrooms

The counting for Lok Sabha elections will begin on Thursday, and Opposition parties don't want to leave anything to chance.

Before counting, Shah hosts dinner, PM Modi thanks NDA allies

22 May 2019

Before counting, Shah hosts dinner, PM Modi thanks NDA allies

As the nation braces itself for Lok Sabha elections' counting on Thursday, May 23, BJP moved to display its strength.

PIL seeking 100% VVPAT verification dismissed by SC

21 May 2019

PIL seeking 100% VVPAT verification dismissed by SC

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court dismissed a writ petition seeking 100 percent matching of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls on May 23.

Exit polls predict Modi 2.0 but Congress promises a 'surprise'

20 May 2019

Exit polls predict Modi 2.0 but Congress promises a 'surprise'

The 2019 general elections concluded on Sunday after long-drawn seven phases and soon pollsters and TV news channels released exit polls.

Final phase of elections: Violence takes over West Bengal, again

19 May 2019

Final phase of elections: Violence takes over West Bengal, again

The 2019 general elections were held in West Bengal in all seven phases. During all the phases, the state was in news for rampant violence.

Delhi's Muslim vote 'shifted' to Congress at last-minute: CM Kejriwal

18 May 2019

Delhi's Muslim vote 'shifted' to Congress at last-minute: CM Kejriwal

Delhi CM and AAP President, Arvind Kejriwal, has claimed that the Muslim vote in the national capital completely "shifted" to Congress at the last minute during the Lok Sabha elections.

Polling-agent, arrested for influencing voters, asked woman to 'pick' lotus

14 May 2019

Polling-agent, arrested for influencing voters, asked woman to 'pick' lotus

On Sunday, a polling agent was arrested in Faridabad for trying to influence at least three female voters inside the booth. Had it not been for a video, which went viral, the man might have remained scot-free.

2019 elections: Polling agent arrested for influencing voters in Faridabad

13 May 2019

2019 elections: Polling agent arrested for influencing voters in Faridabad

In an incident which casts doubts on the fairness of elections, a man was arrested for trying to influence voters in Faridabad.

#Phase6: Voting underway in Delhi, six states; Kohli gets inked

12 May 2019

#Phase6: Voting underway in Delhi, six states; Kohli gets inked

The penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls, the sixth phase, is underway in several states. Voting is being held for 59 seats.

SC rejects Opposition's plea, refuses to increase VVPAT-EVM verification

07 May 2019

SC rejects Opposition's plea, refuses to increase VVPAT-EVM verification

In a major blow to Opposition parties, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to increase VVPAT verification of EVMs to 50%.

#LokSabhaPolls: Voting for fifth phase begins, big names in fray

06 May 2019

#LokSabhaPolls: Voting for fifth phase begins, big names in fray

The fifth phase of 2019 general elections began on Monday. 51 parliamentary constituencies spread across seven states will vote in the leanest phase of polls.

#ElectionPhase4: 72 constituencies go to polls, Bollywood celebrities vote

29 Apr 2019

#ElectionPhase4: 72 constituencies go to polls, Bollywood celebrities vote

The fourth phase of elections began on Monday as 72 Lok Sabha seats, spread across 9 states, went into polling. In this phase, 957 candidates are in the fray.

These mobile apps are must-haves for every Indian voter

25 Apr 2019

These mobile apps are must-haves for every Indian voter

As part of its "no voter to be left behind" mission, the Election Commission of India has launched a bunch of mobile apps to ensure a seamless voting experience.

#Elections2019: Bengal like Bihar 10-15 years ago, says IAS officer

22 Apr 2019

#Elections2019: Bengal like Bihar 10-15 years ago, says IAS officer

Ajay V Nayak, the special observer of Election Commission in West Bengal, recently said the situation in the state was similar to how Bihar was 10-15 years ago.

#Elections2019: What is NOTA? Here's all you need to know

20 Apr 2019

#Elections2019: What is NOTA? Here's all you need to know

India is the world's largest democracy where voting is crucial in shaping the country's destiny.

This McDonald's ad shows what happens when you don't vote

20 Apr 2019

This McDonald's ad shows what happens when you don't vote

McDonald's has established itself as a common household name in India and it is using its reach well.

159 inmates of Institute of Mental Health vote, create history

18 Apr 2019

159 inmates of Institute of Mental Health vote, create history

In a historic first, 159 inmates of Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Chennai, practised their right to vote today.

Chandrababu Naidu and Election Commission spar over EVMs: Details here

14 Apr 2019

Chandrababu Naidu and Election Commission spar over EVMs: Details here

On Sunday, tensions between Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu and Election Commission peaked.

#LokSabhaElections: Voters turn out in large numbers in phase 1

12 Apr 2019

#LokSabhaElections: Voters turn out in large numbers in phase 1

Amid reports of non-functional EVMs, missing names on voters' list, and violence, the first phase of 17th Lok Sabha elections concluded on Thursday. Citizens voted to elect representatives for 91 LS seats.

From smashing EVM to clashes, Andhra is witnessing high-octane polls

11 Apr 2019

From smashing EVM to clashes, Andhra is witnessing high-octane polls

Andhra Pradesh is witnessing a high-octane electoral battle. Assembly elections and Lok Sabha polls are being held simultaneously in the coastal state on Thursday.

#Elections2019: What is NOTA? Here's all you need to know

10 Apr 2019

#Elections2019: What is NOTA? Here's all you need to know

India is the world's largest democracy where voting is crucial in shaping the country's destiny.

Lok Sabha elections: SC directs EC to increase VVPAT verification

08 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha elections: SC directs EC to increase VVPAT verification

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Election Commission to increase the number of EVMs for physical Voter Verified Paper Trail (VVPAT) counting from one to five per constituency.

Jaya, Hema, and Urmila: Neta or abhineta?

07 Apr 2019

Jaya, Hema, and Urmila: Neta or abhineta?

This election season is not only about political power but star power as well. Though this isn't the first time cine stars jumped into the political arena, thanks to social media their moves are being heavily scrutinized.

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.

#Elections2019: All booths will have VVPATs, candidates' photos on EVMs

11 Mar 2019

#Elections2019: All booths will have VVPATs, candidates' photos on EVMs

For the first time, voters in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will find photos of candidates on the EVMs along with the party symbol to avoid any confusion, CEC Sunil Arora said on Sunday.

#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.

'Star-campaigner' Adityanath downplays Hindi-heartland losses, speaks on Congress 'lies'

13 Dec 2018

'Star-campaigner' Adityanath downplays Hindi-heartland losses, speaks on Congress 'lies'

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who campaigned for the BJP relentlessly in the assembly elections, downplayed the win of Congress and said their lies would start getting unraveling soon.

24-hours of counting later, Congress emerges largest party in MP

12 Dec 2018

24-hours of counting later, Congress emerges largest party in MP

The final results of assembly polls of Madhya Pradesh were revealed a short while ago and Congress has emerged as the single largest party, unseating BJP in the 'heart of India' where it was ruling since the last 15 years.

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: After winning important states, Rahul Gandhi thanks Congress workers

11 Dec 2018

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: After winning important states, Rahul Gandhi thanks Congress workers

Rahul Gandhi, who led Congress to an astounding win in three states Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh (still undecided) and Rajasthan, addressed the media a short while ago and congratulated the winners of the elections.