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10 days ago
Poll panel keen for maximum voting by disabled voters

Agartala, June 11 (IANS) The Election Commission, through its state panels, would conduct intensive mapping aiming at getting the maximum number of disabled eligible voters to exercise their franchise in future elections including the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, an official said here on Monday. The Election Commission has asked all the states to conduct exhaustive maping of differently abled e...

12 days ago
EC rejects Congress charges of fake voters in MP

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) After a probe, the Election Commission (EC) has rejected Congress' charges of enrolment of fake voters on a large scale in Madhya Pradesh electoral rolls. It had set up two inter disciplinary teams to verify Congress' allegations of 60 lakh fake names in the voter list. In its letter to the Congress dated June 8, the commission said: From the evidence co...

12 days ago
Allegations of errors in MP electoral rolls incorrect: EC

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has called Congress' allegations of large-scale errors in Madhya Pradesh's electoral rolls incorrect after conducting a probe. In its letter to the Congress dated June 8, the commission said from the evidence collected from the ground and the analysis of data made available with the complaint suggest that the claim of large scale dupl...

21 days ago
NDPP wins Nagaland Lok Sabha bypoll

Kohima, May 31 (IANS) Nagaland's ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) candidate Tokheho Yepthomi on Thursday won the byelection to the state's lone Lok Sabha constituency by 173,746 votes. Yepthomi, the former Public Health Engineering minister who failed to retain his Dimapur- III assembly constituency in the February 27 assembly polls, defeated C. Apok Jamir of the op...

21 days ago
Congress wins Bengaluru's RR Nagar seat

Bengaluru, May 31 (IANS) Congress candidate Munirathna won the election from Raja Rajeshwari (RR) Nagar Assembly constituency here by 25,492 votes, said an official on Thursday. Munirathna won by a margin of 25,492 votes, Karnataka's Joint Chief Electoral Officer K.N. Ramesh told IANS here. Munirathna, who had also held the seat in the previous assembly, polled 1,08,064 votes aga...

21 days ago
NDPP leading in Nagaland LS bypoll

Kohima, May 31 (IANS) Nagaland's ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) candidate Tokheho Yepthomi was ahead of his Naga People's Front rival C. Apok Jamir as the counting of votes in the May 28 by-election to the lone Nagaland Lok Sabha constituency proceeded. State's Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha said Yepthomi is leading by 137,270 votes in a straight contest ag...

21 days ago
Congress wins Bengaluru's RR Nagar seat

Bengaluru, May 31 (IANS) Congress candidate Munirathna won from the Raja Rajeshwari (RR) Nagar Assembly constituency here by over 25,000 votes, said an official on Thursday. Munirathna won the election by over 25,000 votes after completion of all the 18 rounds of counting, Karnataka Joint Chief Electoral Officer K.N. Ramesh told IANS here. In the fiercely-fought contest, Munirath...

21 days ago
Congress wins Ampati Assembly seat in Meghalaya

Ampati (Meghalaya), May 31 (IANS) The opposition Congress retained the Ampati Assembly seat in Meghalaya on Thursday by a margin of over 3,000 votes, officials said. With this victory, the Congress has increased its strength to 21 and emerged as the single largest party in the 60-member Meghalaya assembly. The ruling National People's Party which is heading the Meghalaya Democrat...

24 days ago
Over 73% polling in Punjab, ex-minister arrested

Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) Polling was completed peacefully in the bypoll to the Shahkot Assembly constituency in Punjab on Monday with over 73 per cent voting reported till 7 p.m., while a former minister was arrested for carrying a pistol to a booth, a senior poll official said. Electors turned up in a big way to exercise their democratic right in hot and humid weather. Punjab C...

24 days ago
53% polling in Bengaluru Assembly seat

Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) Around 53 per cent voting was recorded in the Raja Rajeshwari (R.R.) Nagar Assembly constituency here when polling ended formally, an official said on Monday. Over 53 per cent voting has been registered in all 471 polling stations by 6 p.m. The polling percentage is likely to go up as there were many voters still in queues in the booths after gates were closed, J...

24 days ago
Over 70% polling in Punjab bypoll

Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) Over 70 per cent polling was reported on Monday in the bypoll to the Shahkot Assembly seat in Punjab, a poll official said. Polling, which began at 7 a.m., was continuing even after the 6 p.m. deadline as voters who had queued up earlier were allowed to cast their vote. With the prevailing heat wave in Punjab, voters started queuing up early in the day. ...

24 days ago
High turnout in Jharkhand Assembly bypolls

Ranchi, May 28 (IANS) A high turnout was recorded in bypolls to Jharkhand's Silli and Gomia Assembly constituencies on Monday, officials said. According to Chief Electoral Officer L. Khiyante, Silli saw 75 per cent voting and Gomia 62 per cent. The polling began at 7 a.m. and ended at 3 p.m. amid tight security arrangements in 278 polling booths in Silli and 342 in Gomia. Polling...

24 days ago
Moderate polling in Bengaluru Assembly seat

Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) Moderate polling has been recorded in the Raja Rajeshwari (R.R.) Nagar Assembly constituency here amid tight security, an official said on Monday. Over 35 per cent voting has been registered in all 471 polling stations across the constituency till 2 p.m. Polling has been peaceful barring glitches in a few EVMs which were soon rectified, Returning Officer S. Shail...

24 days ago
Nearly 45% polling in Punjab assembly bypoll

Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) Nearly 45 per cent polling was reported on Monday in the bye-election to the Shahkot assembly seat in Punjab, a poll official said. With the prevailing heat wave in Punjab, voters started queuing up early in the day to caste their votes. Voting began at 7 a.m. Long queues of voters, including women, were seen at some polling stations, especially in rura...

25 days ago
Voting begins for assembly seat bypoll in Punjab

Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) Voting began for the Shahkot assembly seat by-election in Punjab on Monday. The voting began at 7 a.m. and will continue till 6 p.m., election department officials said here. With the prevailing heat wave in Punjab, voters started queuing up early in the day to caste their votes. Chief Electoral Officer S. Karuna Raju said that 1,72,676 voters wi...

26 days ago
All arrangements made for Punjab bypoll: EC

Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) With campaigning coming to an end, all arrangement are in place for the smooth conduct of the May 28 bypoll to the Shahkot assembly seat, Punjab Chief Electoral Officer S. Karuna Raju said on Saturday. He told media that the Election Commission have been completed all the arrangements in Shahkot, where 1,72,676 voters will decide the fate of 12 candidates in thi...

1 month ago
EC clears 1 held up poll result in Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 16 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) late on Tuesday cleared the result for Hubballi-Dharwad (central) Assembly segment, which was held up over the issue of mock slips not being cleared from the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM)'s control unit. As few mock slips weren't cleared from the control unit of the EVM after a mock poll, we (state poll panel) had sought the permiss...

1 month ago
Repoll concludes in three Karnataka Assembly booths

Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS) Repolling at three voting stations -- one in north Bengaluru's Hebbal constituency and two in Kushtagi in Koppal district -- concluded peacefully, the Election Commission said on Monday. The repoll at the three polling stations ended peacefully at 6 p.m, registering a voter turnout of 53.32 per cent at the booth in Hebbal, and 78 per cent and 73 per cent at two b...

1 month ago
All set for counting of votes in Karnataka on Tuesday

Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS) The counting of votes cast in 222 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka on May 12 will be taken up on Tuesday morning, an official said on Monday. All arrangements have been made for counting of votes in 222 seats from 8 a.m. onwards at 38 centres in 30 districts, including five in Bengaluru where polling was held in 26 of the 28 segments, Chief Electoral Officer ...

1 month ago
Repolling at three booths in two Karnataka Assembly segments on Monday

Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) Repolling on three polling booths -- one in north Bengaluru's Hebbal constituency and two in Kushtagi in Koppal district -- will be held on Monday, the Election Commission said on Sunday. Repolling will be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. as an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) malfunctioned at a polling booth in Hebbal on May 12, while at two booths in Kushtagi voters' ...

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