EVM glitches delay voting in TN seats, 384 changed

Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Technical glitches relating to Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines held up polling in the morning in several constituencies across Tamil Nadu till... Read more »

Millions vote in second round of general elections

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Millions voted across 95 Lok Sabha seats in 12 states and Puducherry on Thursday in the second phase of the staggered battle for a new Parliament, marred by... Read more »

Akhilesh Yadav files nomination from Azamgarh

Azamgarh, April 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday filed his nomination papers from Azamgarh. Akhilesh Yadav, who arrived here in the morning, reached... Read more »

BJP candidate put under house arrest in Bulandshahr

Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) BJP candidate from Bulandshahr, Bhola Singh, was placed under house arrest after a video showing him campaigning and seeking votes inside a polling station went viral on the social... Read more »

Poonam Sinha files nomination from Lucknow

Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Poonam Sinha, wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, on Thursday filed her nomination as a Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate from Lucknow against Union Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh. After... Read more »

Rahul, Priyanka in demand in Jharkhand, not Siddhu

Ranchi, April 18 (IANS) The Congress in Jharkhand, desperate to open its account in the Lok Sabha from the state, is keen that party President Rahul Gandhi and General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi campaign... Read more »

Maneka Gandhi files nomination from Sultanpur

Sultanpur, April 18 (IANS) Union Minister and BJP leader Maneka Gandhi on Thursday filed her nomination from the Sultanpur parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Before filing her nomination papers, she held a five-km... Read more »

‘Chowkidaar Chor Hai’ is advertisement banned by EC

Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) The Election Commission in Madhya Pradesh has banned the ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ advertisement of the Congress party and ordered an end to its broadcast. The Joint Chief Election Officer... Read more »

Voting begins in 95 seats in phase 2 of LS polls

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Voting began on Thursday across 95 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 12 states and Union Territories as the second phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise kicked off.... Read more »

Chidambaram raises question over I-T tip-offs

Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday wondered how the Income Tax (I-T) Department gets tip-offs regarding illegal wealth of only opposition leaders. Referring to... Read more »

Bengal polls: All eyes on Raiganj, Darjeeling in phase 2

Siliguri, April 17 (IANS) In the backdrop of the controversy over the ruling Trinamool Congress roping in Bangladeshi actors for campaigning, three northern West Bengal constituencies, including the keenly-watched Raiganj and Darjeeling, go... Read more »

10 LS seats in Maharashtra to vote on Thursday

Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Ten of Maharashtra’s 48 Lok Sabha constituencies, including three reserved for Scheduled Castes, will go to the polls on Thursday. The Election Commission (EC) has made elaborate arrangements by... Read more »

Seek a ‘forever’ relation with Wayanad, says Rahul

Wayanad (Kerala), April 17 (IANS) Reaching out to the people in Kerala’s Wayanad, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday assured that them he will be with them forever. In his first visit to... Read more »

Modi’s popularity on test as Karnataka goes to polls

Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) An estimated 2.43 crore electorates will test Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity as 14 out of 28 constituencies in Karnataka go to the polls in the second phase of... Read more »

EC appoints Special Observer for West Bengal

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) has appointed Bihar’s former Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ajay V. Nayak as a special observer for West Bengal, an official said on Wednesday.... Read more »

Stage set for second phase polls in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) The stage is set for the second phase of polling for five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly seats in Odisha on Thursday. A total of 76.93 lakh voters are... Read more »

For whom the ‘political’ bell tolls as campaign gets into top gear in Kerala

BY SANU GEORGE  Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) With just a week to go for the polls, the three political fronts are sweating it out but also exhibiting supreme confidence that this time, it... Read more »

Phase-II: AIADMK to defend maximum of 35 seats, BJP 26

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) As 95 Lok Sabha constituencies go to the polls in the second phase of elections tomorrow, AIADMK has the maximum number of 35 seats to defend, followed by... Read more »

High-voltage campaign ends for 14 seats in Karnataka

Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) A high-voltage campaign by national and state leaders concluded on Tuesday for the first 14 Lok Sabha seats in the central and southern regions of Karnataka on April 18.... Read more »

Rahul “PM Modi is most anti-national and dividing the nation”

Kannur (Kerala) April 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being the “most anti-national” and accused him of “dividing the nation”. Reacting to Modi’s allegation of... Read more »