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Tag: Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath Tests Positive For COVID-19
Yogi is now BJP's star campaigner, second only to Modi

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has now been established as BJP’s biggest star campaigner, second only to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections, the Chief Minister addressed 137 elections meetings. He began his campaign from Saharanpur after offering prayers at the Shakumbhari Devi temple and then campaigned on every […]

Godse extremist remark: Kamal Haasan secures anticipatory bail

Chennai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to actor-politician Kamal Haasan in the case filed against him for his Hindu extremist comment. Campaigning for his party Makkal Needhi Maiam’s (MNM) candidate in the bye-election for the Aravakuruchi Assembly constituency, the actor speaking about the killer of Mahatma Gandhi, […]

Campaiging ends for seventh phase Lok Sabha election

New Delhi: Campaigning ended on Friday for the seventh phase and last phase of Lok Sabha elections which will see 59 seats going to the polls on May 19. The campaign had already ended on Thursday in West Bengal due to orders of Election Commission and it ended in the remaining six states and the […]

Trinamool to meet EC on vandalism after BJP's roadshow

Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress delegation will meet the Election Commission on Wednesday in the wake of vandalism in college and destruction of Bengali polymath Vidyasagar’s bust during BJP President Amit Shah’s roadshow, according to party officials. “Trinamool Parliamentary team comprising @derekobrienmp, @Sukhendusekhar, Manish Gupta, Nadimul Haque seeks meeting with EC on May 15 in aftermath of […]

710 companies of central forces in Bengal's 7th phase

Kolkata: A total of 710 companies of the central forces will be deployed for the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal covering nine parliamentary seats on May 19, according to Central Police Observer Vivek Dubey. “The 710 companies will be providing 100 per cent coverage in the state. It will include […]

EVM glitches reported in several areas in Delhi

New Delhi: Complaints about malfunctioning EVMs poured in from several places of the national capital on Sunday where voting is underway. Adarsh Gupta, a resident of Matia Mahal area, claimed that at polling booth number 84, 85 and 86, electronic voting machines were initially not working in the morning. Aam Aadmi Party’s Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath […]

Election makes business bloom for florists in UP

Varanasi: Heat waves in Uttar Pradesh during the summer usually lead to slump in the flower business. Flowers wilt due to heat and except for marigold that survives in hot weather, florists avoid stocking up on other varieties of flowers. However, with electioneering peaking in the state for the final phases, the demand for flowers, particularly […]

Voting begins in 51 seats in 5th phase of LS polls

New Delhi: Voting began on Monday across 51 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over seven states, largely in the Hindi heartland, in the fifth of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise. A total electorate of over 8.75 crore is eligible to exercise their franchise in this phase which covers the remaining 12 constituencies in Rajasthan, as well as […]

Akshay Kumar dodges question about not voting

Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar chose to ignore and walk away when he was questioned about not voting in the Lok Sabha elections here. Akshay, who recently grabbed headlines for his “non-political” interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been widely trolled for not casting his vote on Monday. “Chaliye, chaliye (let’s go, let’s go)” is how […]

EC lifts poll code in Odisha ahead of cyclone Fani

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission has approved the lifting of model code of conduct in 11 districts in Odisha to facilitate speedy relief and rescue operation in view of cyclonic storm Fani, a poll official said on Wednesday. This will expedite the precautionary measures afoot in Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Gajapati, Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack […]

Divyang voter levels serious allegation against poll officials in Jajpur

Jajpur: A divyang youth, who had gone to cast his vote at booth number 59 under Jajpur Lok Sabha constituency on Monday, has levelled serious allegation against the poll officials appointed at the centre. The youth, Biranchi Narayan Sahoo, alleged that after completing his document verification when he asked a poll official to take him […]

Bollywood celebrities galore to cast their vote in Mumbai

Mumbai: Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Urmila Matondkar, Madhuri Dixit Nene and a stream of other Bollywood celebrities on Monday voted in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections here in Mumbai and urged others to step out and make their vote count. “This is the moment that matters… Every vote is a voice that […]

Babul Supriyo's car vandalised, heckled by Trinamool

Asansol: Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Babul Supriyo, whose car was vandalised outside a polling booth and he himself was heckled repeatedly during the Lok Sabha elections in Asansol on Monday, expressed his disappointment with the role of the central paramilitary forces. The singer-turned politician’s car was vandalised in Barabani area in […]

Woman poll staffer dies of heart attack in MP

Bhopal: A 50-year-old woman poll staffer died after suffering a heart attack ahead of voting in Chhindwara Lok Sabha seat of Madhya Pradesh, an official said on Monday. Sunanda Kotekar, who was deployed at Lodhikheda polling booth in Saunsar area of Chhindwara, felt uneasy on Sunday night, Chief Electoral Officer V L Kantha Rao said. She […]

Markets closed due to Mumbai elections

Mumbai: All major markets, including BSE, National Stock Exchange, forex and money markets are closed Monday due to elections in Mumbai.

Voting begins in 72 seats in fourth phase of LS polls

New Delhi: Voting began on Monday across 72 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over nine states, mostly in the Hindi heartland, as the fourth phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise kicked off. A total electorate of 12.79 crore is eligible to exercise their franchise in this phase covering 17 seats in Maharashtra, including Mumbai’s six seats, […]

On-duty poll officer dies in Balasore

Balasore: Couple of hours ahead of the fourth phase elections, a poll official died on way to a polling booth in Nilagiri area of Odisha’s Balasore district. The deceased has been identified as Purnachandra Panda. Panda, an employee of Barabati School, was to be deployed at booth no 28 (Ayodhya High School) in Balasore for […]

‘Thala’ Ajith Faces Public Ire, Apologises?

Social media can be a cruel place sometime! Recently, a video of South Superstar Ajith Kumar went viral social media in which a woman purportedly rebuked the ‘Viswasam’ star for standing in queue during voting at a poll both in Tamil Nadu. A twitterati shared the video and captioned it: Incident of History. Entertainment arrived. Ajith […]

Modi remains No. 1 choice to be PM: Survey

New Delhi: Narendra Modi continues to be the first choice for the Prime Ministership staying ahead of his nearest rival Rahul Gandhi by leaps and bounds, according to the latest finding of the CVOTER-IANS tracker. A survey conducted on April 19 shows that Modi was ahead of Gandhi by more than 30 percentage points as the […]

Gambhir richest among LS candidates in Delhi

New Delhi: Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir is the richest among all the candidates in fray for the Lok Sabha election in Delhi with total assets worth Rs 147 core. The cricketer-turned-politician, who will be making his electoral debut from East Delhi, has shown an income of nearly Rs 12.40 crore in the income tax returns […]

Puri triple murder
Man hacked to death outside booth during polling in WB

Murshidabad (WB): A 55-year-old daily wage labourer, claimed to be a Congress activist, was hacked to death outside a polling booth in Murshidabad Lok Sabha seat, a senior official at the Election Commission said. The Congress alleged that it was the handiwork of the Trinamool Congress but the ruling party denied the charge. Three other […]

PM Narendra Modi casts his vote in Ahmedabad

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday cast his vote at a polling booth in Ranip, Ahmedabad, a part ofthe Gujarat’s Gandhinagar parliamentary constituency, in the third phase of the Lok Sabha polls. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah is the party candidate from this constituency, which was earlier represented by BJP veteran L.K. Advani. […]

Rahul's nomination for Amethi LS seat found valid

Amethi: The Amethi returning officer (RO) Monday set aside objections on Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s nomination papers for the seat and held the document valid, after scrutinising allegations of discrepancies over citizenship and other issues. After hearing Gandhi’s counsel, Returning Officer Ram Manohar Misra declared his nomination papers for the Amethi Lok Sabha seat as valid. […]

Congress announces 6 names for Delhi Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday released the list of candidates on six out of the seven parliamentary constituencies in Delhi for the May 12 Lok Sabha polls in the national capital. The party has named former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit from North East Delhi, Ajay Maken (New Delhi), J.P. Agarwal (Chandni Chowk), Arvinder Singh Lovely […]

AI, social media regulation find prominence in poll manifestos

New Delhi: Going by the poll manifestos published by major political parties, the use of digital technology is likely to get a boost under the new government that will come to power after the Lok Sabha election results on May 23. While most political parties have promised greater implementation of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence […]