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#Elections2019: What are exit polls? Here's everything you should know

18 May 2019

#Elections2019: What are exit polls? Here's everything you should know

The seventh and final phase of polling for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will take place on Sunday (19 May) in 59 constituencies spread across seven states and one Union Territory.

#Elections2019: Election Commission declares seizures worth a whopping Rs. 3,439cr

18 May 2019

#Elections2019: Election Commission declares seizures worth a whopping Rs. 3,439cr

The Election Commission (EC) declared it has seized a whopping Rs. 3,439cr across India this polling season.

#Elections2019: Sonia Gandhi invites parties for 23 May 'Opposition Meet'

16 May 2019

#Elections2019: Sonia Gandhi invites parties for 23 May 'Opposition Meet'

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi would reportedly host an "opposition meeting" on 23 May, the day of the Lok Sabha election results.

Ready to contest elections if Congress wants: Priyanka Gandhi

27 Mar 2019

Ready to contest elections if Congress wants: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said she is ready to contest the General Election but only if her "party wanted".

Government needs no clearance for making security-related announcements: EC sources

27 Mar 2019

Government needs no clearance for making security-related announcements: EC sources

After PM Narendra Modi announced the success of India's Mission Shakti space operation only two weeks ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, sources in the Election Commission said the government doesn't require the election body's permission for making security-related announcements.

#Elections2019: Everything to know about Model Code of Conduct (MCC)

25 Mar 2019

#Elections2019: Everything to know about Model Code of Conduct (MCC)

This year, India, the world's largest democracy, goes to polls to elect the 17th Lok Sabha. The General Election will be held from 11 April-19 May.

Unique and interesting facts and records of Lok Sabha elections

16 Mar 2019

Unique and interesting facts and records of Lok Sabha elections

This year, India, the world's largest democracy, goes to polls to elect the 17th Lok Sabha. The General Election is scheduled to be held from 11 April-19 May.

Karnataka: Congress-JD(S) seat-sharing finalized; JD(S) gets Lok Sabha 10 seats

06 Mar 2019

Karnataka: Congress-JD(S) seat-sharing finalized; JD(S) gets Lok Sabha 10 seats

Karnataka's ruling alliance partners, Congress and Janata Dal (Secular), today finalized a deal for the sharing of Lok Sabha seats in the southern state for the upcoming General Election.

#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.

Citing timing, Gita Mehta, Naveen Patnaik's sister, refuses Padma Shri

26 Jan 2019

Citing timing, Gita Mehta, Naveen Patnaik's sister, refuses Padma Shri

Author Gita Mehta, who is also the sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, refused the Padma Shri award, announced on Friday, saying the timing isn't right.

Urjit Patel resigns as Governor of Reserve Bank of India

10 Dec 2018

Urjit Patel resigns as Governor of Reserve Bank of India

Reserve Bank of India Governor, Urjit Patel, has stepped down from the position with immediate effect amid rift with the government on various issues.

Pakistan must do soul-searching on India's legitimate concerns: Omar Abdullah

11 Nov 2018

Pakistan must do soul-searching on India's legitimate concerns: Omar Abdullah

Prime Minister Imran Khan-led Pakistani Government must to do some soul searching on India's legitimate concerns to make way for a process of engagement on Kashmir, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has said.

Bangladesh's former PM Khaleda Zia admitted to hospital in Dhaka

06 Oct 2018

Bangladesh's former PM Khaleda Zia admitted to hospital in Dhaka

Bangladesh's jailed former Prime Minister and Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia was admitted to hospital in Dhaka today following a court order as her health deteriorated, a media report stated.

Salman Khurshid says Congress needs to learn art of story-telling

19 Jun 2018

Salman Khurshid says Congress needs to learn art of story-telling

Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid, at the launch of his book "Spectrum Politics" in Mumbai, said the Congress needs to learn the art of story-telling as it is gearing up to take on the BJP in the 2019 General Election.

Former Goa Congress chief Shantaram Naik dies at 72

09 Jun 2018

Former Goa Congress chief Shantaram Naik dies at 72

Former Goa Congress chief Shantaram Naik died after suffering a heart attack today at 7 am, party officials said.

Tripura will develop 56-inch chest if youth take fitness: Deb

02 Jun 2018

Tripura will develop 56-inch chest if youth take fitness: Deb

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb today said if the youth of the state take Union Sports Minister's fitness challenge, the health of Tripura would improve, too.

Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja Asif sacked as Member of Parliament

26 Apr 2018

Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja Asif sacked as Member of Parliament

In an unprecedented turn of events, Khawaja Asif, Pakistan's Foreign Minister was disqualified as a Member of Parliament by a three-member bench of the Islamabad High Court.

UK: May says snap polls will strengthen Brexit hand

19 Apr 2017

UK: May says snap polls will strengthen Brexit hand

UK Prime Minister Theresa May stated that the snap General Election would help strengthen the need for Brexit. The elections were first scheduled to be held on 8 June.

Congress offers Rs. 5 lakh to find "missing" Prashant Kishor

20 Mar 2017

Congress offers Rs. 5 lakh to find "missing" Prashant Kishor

A poster outside the Congress Party's Lucknow office appeared that offered a Rs. 5 lakh reward to anyone who could find Prashant Kishor, the poll strategist.

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor glory days come to an end

12 Mar 2017

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor glory days come to an end

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor, the mastermind behind Narendra Modi's 2014 General Election win, is upon tough times.

Uttrakhand: Congress launches 'Unemployment scheme' without EC's consent

08 Feb 2017

Uttrakhand: Congress launches 'Unemployment scheme' without EC's consent

On 23rd January, the Election Commission had forbidden Congress to initiate its 'unemployment-scheme' in polls-bound Uttrakhand.

Independents complicate Uttarakhand polls

06 Feb 2017

Independents complicate Uttarakhand polls

The two biggest parties in the Uttarakhand elections, the Congress and the BJP, are facing a tough challenge from dissidents who are contesting the polls as independent candidates.

Congress leader ND Tiwari to join BJP

18 Jan 2017

Congress leader ND Tiwari to join BJP

Congress leader ND Tiwari along with his son Rohit Shekhar will be joining the BJP ahead of the Uttarakhand Assembly Elections on Wednesday.

Uttarakhand Assembly Polls: Congress, BJP in a direct fight

12 Jan 2017

Uttarakhand Assembly Polls: Congress, BJP in a direct fight

Uttarakhand is set to go to polls on 15 February for the 70-seat Assembly; results will be declared on 11 March.