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BJP declares names of 131 candidates for Rajasthan polls

The names of candidates were declared after BJP Central Election Committee meeting held in New Delhi.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP Chief Amit Shah and other senior leaders of Party attended the meet.   Among the list of candidates, 85 sitting MLAs have been given ticket, while 25 new faces too ... Read More »

EC bans exit polls from Nov 12 to Dec 7 in poll-bound States

In its notification, the Poll Panel said, conducting any exit poll and publishing or publicizing the result of exit poll by means of the print or electronic media or in any other manner will be prohibited. It said, displaying any election matter including results of opinion poll or other poll ... Read More »

Amit Shah to release BJP Sankalp Patra for Chhattisgarh Polls today

The campaigning for the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections will end Saturday evening. The first phase on November 12 will see 18 seats of eight Naxal-affected districts go to polls. The remaining 72 constituencies will witness polling on November 20 and counting of votes will be held on December ... Read More »

Sri Lanka President dissolves parliament; calls for early polls

The move comes exactly two weeks after the President has appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa as new Prime minister replacing Ranil Wickremsinghe. President sworn in ministers to the remaining cabinet posts on Friday evening before announcing the dissolution. Parliament was to convene on Wednesday and speaker Karu Jayasurya  and group led by ... Read More »

Mizoram Assembly polls : Assembly Speaker Hiphei resigns

Assembly speaker Hiphei has resigned from his post and Congress membership and Joined the BJP. Hiphei was elected to the Assembly from Palak constituency. He had also served as a Member of Parliament. He is all set to contest assembly polls on BJP ticket from Palak constituency. Meanwhile, state top ... Read More »

Home Minister appeals people of Kashmir to take part in panchayat polls

Addressing a press conference at Nehru Guest House in Srinagar, Rajnath Singh congratulated the people of State for participating in just concluded municipal elections.Earlier, he reviewed security situation at a high-level meeting in Srinagar.  He said there has been a steady decline in stone pelting incidents and militant recruitment has ... Read More »

BJP announces first list of candidates for 3 states assembly polls

The BJP central election committee meeting was attended among others by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, Organisational Secretary Ram Lal and central ministers including J P Nadda, Thawar Chand Gehlot, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj. Briefing reporters after the meeting, J P Nadda, secretary of BJP central ... Read More »

Erdogan declared winner of Turkey presidential polls

Speaking to supporters from the balcony of his ruling AK Party’s headquarters in Ankara after Sunday’s presidential and parliamentary elections, Erdogan said Turkey would also act more decisively against terrorist organizations. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won tightly-contested presidential polls, the election authority said on Monday, extending his 15-year ... Read More »

West Bengal Panchayat Polls: TMC, BJP perform well

In West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool Congress reinforced its dominant position in rural local bodies, bagging 9,270 seats in gram panchayats. According to results available, BJP emerged as the main challenger to the ruling party in most districts. State Election Commission sources said, TMC is also ahead in 2,317 gram ... Read More »

Violence mars West Bengal Panchayat polls

Polling, that began at 7 am will continue till five in the evening.  Elections is being held in 621 zilla parishads and 6,157 panchayat samitis, besides 31,827 gram panchayats. The counting for the the single-phase polls will take place on May 17. The polls will be the last major elections ... Read More »