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Relief for BJD's Sambalpur LS candidate Nalini Pradhan

Sambalpur: Candidature of BJD’s Lok Sabha candidate from Sambalpur, Nalinikanta Pradhan has been declared valid, informed Returning Officer and Sambalpur Collector today. However, the BJP has expressed resentment over the decision and has threatened to move the High Court. BJP candidate Nitesh Ganga Deb has alleged that the hearing on the matter was done illegally. […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
  • BJD
Congress expels two rebel candidates in Karnataka

Bengaluru: The Congress on Saturday expelled two party members for contesting against official candidates it fielded jointly with ruling coalition partner Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) in two Karnataka Lok Sabha seats. “Rebel candidates Amrith Shenoy and Shanul Haq have been expelled from the party for contesting against official candidates in Udupi-Chickmagalur and Bidar parliamentary seats,” Congress […]

Worth the whistle! LS candidate in Odisha blows whistle to connect with voters

Keonjhar: In a unique election campaign, an independent candidate from the Keonjhar Lok Sabha constituency in Odisha, is drawing some attention by blowing whistle to connect with voters. Sudarshan Lohar who is contesting as an independent candidate from Keonjhar Lok Sabha constituency has gone for the whistle as his election symbol and he his making […]

63% polling in 8 UP Lok Sabha seats

Lucknow: Eight Lok Sabha constituencies in western Uttar Pradesh recorded an average voter turnout of 63 per cent till 6.p.m, according to the chief electoral officer. The percentage turnout is expected to increase further since voters were still in queue when the figures last came in. According to chief electoral officer Venkateshwar Lu, the highest […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
  • EVM
58% polling in Uttarakhand's 5 LS seats

Dehradun: At least 58 per cent of Uttarakhand’s 78.56 lakh voters cast their votes to seal the fate of 52 candidates in the fray for the hill state’s five Lok Sabha constituencies where the battle was mainly between archrivals BJP and Congress. Medium to brisk polling was recorded in most polling booths in all five […]

Op-Ed: Local issues pushed back by the image clash between Modi and Naveen

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Unfortunate as it may seem important local issues appear to have taken a back seat in this election which is primarily being seen as an image clash between Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and chief minister, Naveen Patnaik. If Patnaik is the champion of Odia pride and the messiah of the poor […]

Karnataka bans smart-phones inside polling booths

Bengaluru: Electorate in Karnataka will not be allowed to carry smart-phones or mobile phones inside the polling booth while going to vote to prevent them from taking selfies or recording videos, an official said on Sunday. “The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) prevents voters from carrying mobile phones or smart-phones and cameras inside the polling […]

Sangeeta Singh Deo, Naveen Patnaik among richest candidates in fray in 2nd phase polls

Bhubaneswar: As many as 81 candidates contesting in constituencies going for polls in the second phase in Odisha are crorepatis, with Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik topping the list among Assembly candidates while BJP’s Sangeeta Singh Deo being the richest among Lok Sabha candidates, said a report released by Odisha […]

IT searches Kanimozhi's house

Chennai: A team of Income Tax officials and the Election Commission’s static surveillance team on Tuesday searched the house of DMK Lok Sabha candidate K. Kanimozhi in Thoothukodi in Tamil Nadu, an official said. Kanimozhi, a Rajya Sabha member, is contesting the April 18 Lok Sabha poll against the BJP’s state unit chief Tamilisai Soundararajan.

Shoe hurled at BJP spokesperson, Man detained

New Delhi: A man on Thursday was detained by the police for hurling a shoe at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP G.V.L. Narasimha Rao when the latter was addressing a press conference about Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur joining the BJP, at the party’s national headquarters here. The shoe […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
  • BJP
Odisha elections 2019: Battle of the better halves

Sambalpur/Paradip: While candidates across party lines have intensified their campaigning ahead of the 3rd phase polls on April 18, their wives too have rolled up their sleeves by actively participating in the campaigning for their spouses. “The campaigning is going good and we are hopeful that BJP will register a win in this constituency. We […]

Smart city fails to break 'unsmart' voting jinx; 41% polling till 5PM

Bhubaneswar: Voter apathy in Bhubaneswar to fore again, when the State in third phase polls witnessed around 61 per cent turnout. The Capital city has recorded a poor voter turnout of around 41 per cent till 5 PM today. It seems on the election day, nearly six of every ten voters preferred to stay indoors […]

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 […]

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, […]

Odisha final phase witnesses brisk polling; Cyclone Fani threat looms over EVMs

Bhubaneswar: The fourth and final phase polling in the 2019 General Elections in Odisha has witnessed brisk polling, if one goes by the tentative poll turnout figures of 66 per cent till 5 PM. The final count may touch around 76-77 per cent as the districts that went to poll today have high population density, […]

Maharashtra records lowest turnout in final phase of polls

Mumbai: Maharashtra recorded a voter turnout of 57.32 per cent in the fourth and final phase, covering 17 parliamentary constituencies, which is the lowest compared with all the earlier phases so far, Election Commission (EC) officials said here on Tuesday. In the first phase on April 11, the percentage in the seven seats that voted […]

Re-polling in 34 booths of Odisha likely on May 19

Bhubaneswar: Taking cognizance of irregularities and incidents of violence at several booths during 3rd and 4th phase polls in the State, the Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha, Surendra Kumar today informed that re-polling will take place in 34 booths. Earlier, Kumar had requested Election Commission of India for re-polling in the concerned booths. Re-polling will […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
  • 2019
BJP, Congress in direct fight with each other in 373 seats: Report
BJP, Congress in direct fight with each other in 373 seats: Report

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are contesting 435 and 420 seats in this Lok Sabha elections, respectively, and they are in a direct fight with each other in 373 seats, according to PRS India, an NGO. The independent research institute also said that as many as 8,039 candidates are in […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
  • BJP
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 […]

May 23: No rush of poll results in Odisha, results to only trickle in!

Bhubaneswar: As the counting of votes in Odisha will clock a longer duration than its national counterparts, the Election Commission has geared up with all exigency arrangements at the counting halls in the State to conduct the process smoothly. For the first time, counting halls across the State to have ACs fitted with to beat […]