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Pak Polls: ECP releases final results, PTI tops with 116 seats

According to an update issued by the ECP, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party has won 116 of the 270 National Assembly seats, emerging as the largest political party in the country. The PML-N grabbed 64 seats, while the PPP is in third place with 43 National Assembly seats. Similarly, ... Read More »

Pakistan Polls: Imran Khan on way to open PM’s innings

Although PTI workers and supporters started celebrations before the final results, no statement — or even a tweet — has been issued by the former cricketer himself on the results. His spokesperson Naeemul Haque, however, tweeted that the PTI chief will “address the nation in celebration and recognition of the ... Read More »

Pakistan polls: PML-N alleges rigging, EC rejects claim

In an unusual press conference at 4am local time, Chief Election Commissioner Muhammad Raza Khan congratulated the people of Pakistan for participating in the election process. He, however, acknowledged that the delay in announcement of election results has “caused some annoyance”. The short pace of counting has given currency to ... Read More »

Pakistan goes to polls amid tight security

Nearly 106 million people are registered to vote for members of the lower house of parliament and four provincial assemblies. According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), 3,459 candidates are contesting for 272 general seats of the National Assembly, while 8,396 candidates are running for 577 general seats of ... 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 »

Panchayat polls begin in West Bengal

The counting for the The single-phase polls will take place on May 17. The polls will be the last major elections in the state before the next year’s Lok Sabha polls. The Supreme Court had on May 10 directed the State Election Commission to ensure “free and fair” panchayat elections ... Read More »

Karnataka polls: All parties make victory claims

Dismissing speculations of hung assembly Yeddyurappa yesterday told reporters in Bengaluru that  people have voted with enthusiasm and higher voter turnout in the polls gives him the hope of getting an absolute majority in the new assembly. BJP President Amit Shah also expressed confidence that BJP will form government in ... Read More »

West Bengal Panchayat polls gets underway

The counting for the The single-phase polls will take place on May 17. The polls will be the last major elections in the state before the next year’s Lok Sabha polls. The Supreme Court had on May 10 directed the State Election Commission to ensure “free and fair” panchayat elections ... Read More »

Karnataka registers 70% voting in Assembly Polls  

Voting, which began on a moderate note, gathered momentum in the afternoon as the deadline neared. At least 4.97 crore voters were eligible to exercise their franchise to pick from a field of 2,654 candidates. Polling was held in 222 constituencies of the 224-member Assembly. Voting, by and large, remained ... Read More »

WB Panchayat Polls: SC stays Calcutta HC’s order

Supreme Court directs West Bengal poll panel to not declare results of candidates who have won unopposed in the Panchayat elections, notes with concern that 17000 candidates fall in the category, stays the order of Calcutta HC to accept nomination papers filed via e-mail. The Court has noted with concern ... Read More »

Campaigning ends for Karnataka Assembly Polls

Continuing with his efforts to directly address the various wings of the party in poll bound Karnataka via the Namo app, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the SC, ST, OBC and Slum Morcha Karyakartas on Thursday. Prime Minister said that BJP has always believed in equality and is committed to ... Read More »

Karnataka Polls: Campaigning reaches feverish pitch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday interacted with the BJP Karnataka Yuva Morcha. Following which he said the interaction made him extremely happy and that the enthusiasm of our youngsters gave him great hope for the future of our nation. In another run up to an interaction with the BJP ... Read More »

Polls open in Lebanon’s first general election in nine years

Voting is scheduled to last from 7 a.m. (0400 GMT) until 7 p.m. (1600 GMT), with unofficial results expected to start coming in overnight and a formal tally announced in the coming days. Election law makes it illegal to publish forecasts of how the parties will perform. Whatever the result, ... Read More »

Karnataka Polls: PM accuses Siddaramaiah of corruption

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the BJP onslaught against the Congress party in Karnataka. Addressing 3 rallies in the state, PM Modi launched one of the most vociferous attack on the state government, adding that the days of Siddaramaih govt is set to go. Prime Minister touched upon ... Read More »

Political temperature heats up ahead of Assembly polls in Karnataka

Apart from Prime Minister Modi, party’s national president Amit Shah and party’s CM candidate BS Yeddyurappa and Union Minister Ananth Kumar are also holding rallies across the state. BJP President visited Sringeri Math in Chikmanglur in Karnataka on Tuesday. The math holds a lot of significance, the BJP president met ... Read More »

NDA in Tripura, Nagaland; hung House in Meghalaya: Exit polls

Exit polls on Tuesday predicted a massive expansion of BJP’s footprint in the northeast with wins for its alliances in Tripura and Nagaland. In Meghalaya, NPP founded by former Speaker P A Sangma is projected to lead in a hung House unseating ruling Congress. Wins in Tripura and Nagaland would ... Read More »

After Kachhabali, Barjal next to hold polls for liquor ban

Udaipur : Its voting time for villagers again at Barjal panchayat of Rajsamand district. However the polls are not for electing representatives but for even better a cause. Hundreds of villagers would cast their vote in favour or against liquor ban in their area. Resigning to public demand, the district administration ... Read More »