Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Deputy Election Commissioner holds review meeting with TN officials

Chennai |Tuesday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
The Deputy Election Commissioner of India, Chandra Bhushan Kumar, on Monday held a review meeting with the Chief Electoral Officer of Tamil Nadu, Satyabrata Sahoo, and other officials on the counting arrangements at the centres. The meeting was held throu... read..

Terrorists in Syria plotting attacks in cities ahead of elections: Russian Military

Middle East | April 20, 2021 2:13:57 AM IST
Damascus [Syria], April 20 (ANI/Sputnik): Terrorists in Syria are planning attacks on state institutions in major cities ahead of the presidential election, Rear Adm. Alexander Karpov, deputy head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Partie... read..

Polling begins for second phase of UP Panchayat elections

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | April 19, 2021 8:43:52 AM IST
Voting for the second phase of the Uttar Pradesh Panchayat elections began on Monday with COVID-19 protocols in place.... read..

Karnataka govt to postpone Zilla Panchayat, Taluq panchayat election

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 19, 2021 2:13:56 PM IST
Amid the surge in covid-19 cases, the Karnataka government has decided to postpone Zilla Panchayat and Taluq panchayat election.... read..

Syria to hold presidential election on May 26

Damascus | April 19, 2021 5:14:00 AM IST
The Parliament of Syria has announced that the country will hold its presidential election on May 26, while the candidate registration is to begin on April 19.... read..

Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuador's Presidential election with 52 pc votes

Others | April 18, 2021 12:44:06 PM IST
Quito [Ecuador], April 18 (ANI/Sputnik): Guillermo Lasso from the CREO right-wing movement won Ecuador's presidential election with over 52 per cent of the votes, the National Electoral Council said, releasing final voting results.... read..

Congress' Siddaramaiah accuses BJP of only being concerned about elections but not about second wave of COVID management in Karnataka

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 17, 2021 2:13:58 PM IST
Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Assembly and Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Friday accused the Central and state government of only being concerned about elections but not about administration amid second wave of coronavirus.... read..

Art and culture lend a dash of colour to Bengal elections

Kolkata |Saturday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
With elections just a few days away, local women of Dattabad area in Bidhannagar where Trinamool Congress' Minister-of-State for fire Sujit Bose is a candidate, have started painting 'alpana' designs, 'ghot' (Earthen pot) and 'patachitra' images (cloth-ba... read..

Amit Shah appeals for maximum voting in Phase-V of West Bengal assembly election

New Delhi | April 17, 2021 9:13:51 AM IST
As the polling for the fifth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections is being held on Saturday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah appealed to voters for maximum voting turnout and said that every vote will play an important role in restoring the glory of ... read..

Manipur HC rules election of MLA as 'null and void'

Imphal |Friday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
The Manipur High Court on Thursday ruled the election of MLA Okram Henry Singh, who was elected from the Wangkhei Assembly constituency in the 2017 elections, as 'null and void', officials said.... read..

UP Panchayat elections: Miscreants loot ballot boxes in Agra

Agra (Uttar Pradesh) | April 16, 2021 5:44:11 AM IST
Miscreants looted ballot boxes from a polling booth during the first phase of the panchayat polls, in Fatehabad area in Uttar Pradesh's Agra on Thursday.... read..

1,071 companies of central forces deployed for fifth phase election in Bengal

By Joymala Bagchi

Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 16, 2021 9:14:01 PM IST
The fifth phase of West Bengal assembly elections on Saturday will be held with the deployment of 1,071 companies of central forces for ensuring a peaceful election.... read..

WB: After all party meeting, TMC calls for clubbing remaining phases of elections, BJP says it wasn't on agenda

Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 16, 2021 6:13:48 PM IST
After the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in West Bengal called an all-party meeting over adhering to COVID-19 norms during the ongoing Assembly elections, the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) reiterated their requests to club the remaining phases into one, ... read..

Mamata says Bengal elections are for safeguarding dignity of women, Matua community

Nadia (West Bengal) | April 16, 2021 9:13:50 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday asserted that the ongoing assembly elections in the state were to safeguard to dignity and respect of women and the Matua community.... read..

US expected to sanction Russia, expel officials in response to election meddling

Washington | April 15, 2021 2:14:12 PM IST
US President Joe Biden's administration is expected to announce sanctions targeting Russia in response to Moscow's alleged meddling in the Presidential elections and SolarWinds cyber intrusion.... read..

UP Panchayat elections begin today

Lucknow |Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
Even as the pandemic situation worsens in Uttar Pradesh, the state has launched one of the biggest polling exercises -- the Panchayat elections. The four-phased elections that began on Thursday morning will elect around eight lakh rural representatives.... read..

Bengal Assembly polls: High-decibel campaigning for phase V elections ends

Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 14, 2021 7:43:58 PM IST
The high-decibel campaigning for the fifth phase of the ongoing West Bengal Assembly elections concluded at 6 pm on Wednesday, as leaders of the political parties taking part in the high-stakes polls left no stone unturned to woo the voters of the state.... read..

UP all set for Panchayat elections

Lucknow |Wednesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
The much-awaited Panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh will begin on Thursday with the first phase of polling in 18 districts.... read..

Accusing BJP of spreading COVID-19 in West Bengal shows Mamata's fear of losing election: Tarun Chugh

By Kumar Gaurav

New Delhi | April 14, 2021 11:13:55 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hit back on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her remarks that BJP has brought outsiders in Bengal and contributed to the rise in COVID-19 cases.... read..

Benin's Prez Talon wins reelection

Lome |Wednesday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
Incumbent President Patrice Talon has won reelection in the West African nation of Benin with 86.4 per cent of the votes, according to provisional results announced by the Electoral Commission.... read..

Delhi HC dismisses petition seeking postponement of DSGMC elections amid rising COVID-19 infections

New Delhi | April 14, 2021 5:44:17 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking postponement of the elections of the members of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) in view of the recent unprecedented spike of coronavirus cases in the national capital.... read..

Sushil Chandra takes charge as 24th Chief Election Commissioner

New Delhi | April 13, 2021 3:13:46 PM IST
Sushil Chandra assumed charge as the 24th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on Tuesday.... read..

Congress asks EC to instruct people to follow COVID norms during elections in West Bengal

Congress asks EC to instruct people to follow COVID norms during elections in West Bengal

Kolkata (West Bengal) | April 13, 2021 4:13:51 AM IST
West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday wrote to the Election Commission requesting it instruct 'masses to take necessary precautions during polling, assembling, and processions' during the ongoing elections in the poll-bound West Beng... read..

WB, other poll-bound states see Covid cases zoom amid electioneering

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
West Bengal, which is midway through its poll process, as well as Tamil Nadu, Assam, and the Union Territory of Puducherry, where voting has concluded, witnessed a massive surge in Covid cases since the Assembly elections were announced by the Election Co... read..

EC bars BJP's Rahul Sinha for 48 hrs from election campaigning

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
A day after imposing ban on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for 24 hours, the Election Commission on Tuesday banned BJP leader Rahul Sinha from campaigning for 48 hours in the fifth phase of Assembly elections in the state charging him of makin... read..

OMCs to explore fuel price revision post elections

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Fuel prices in the country remained unchanged on Tuesday with oil marketing companies continuing on the pause mode and keeping petrol and diesel prices static for a fortnight now.... read..

Kumbh Mela, elections can worsen the COVID situation: Maharashtra Minister

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 13, 2021 3:13:49 PM IST
Maharashtra Minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik on Tuesday said the central government should take things seriously as the Kumbh Mela and elections can worsen the COVID-19 situation in the country.... read..

Had to take tough selection decisions for Al Rayyan tie: FC Goa coach

Panaji (Goa) |Tuesday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Ahead of FC Goa's big-ticket AFC Champions League (Group E) clash against Qatar club Al Rayyan on Wednesday, the Indian Super League (ISL) club's head coach, Spaniard Juan Ferrando, said he had to take some very "tough selection decisions" to put the best... read..

'Election King' Padmarajan now files papers against TN CM

Chennai |Monday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
History bears examples galore of monarchs, who after a series of battle defeats, would finally triumph. Tamil Nadu's self-styled "Election King" K. Padmarajan, however, offers a contrast.... read..
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