Saturday, September 22, 2018

European Parliamentarians express concern over credible, transparent polls in Maldives

Brussels [Belgium] | September 22, 2018 12:41:27 PM IST
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from seven different parties have shown concern over the failure of President Abdulla Yameen's government in Maldives to engage with the Opposition leaders for credible, transparent and inclusive Presidential elec... read..

SEC orders repolling at 53 booths of 8 dists in Punjab

Chandigarh | Thursday, Sep 20 2018 IST
After the reports of wrongdoings in some polling booths of Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samitis, The State Election Commission, Punjab has ordered re polling on 53 polling booths of eight districts. Voters will recast their votes on September 21 in these ... read..

MP Assembly polls: BSP announces 22 candidates

Lucknow | Thursday, Sep 20 2018 IST
In a major setback to the union opposition Mahagathbandhan, Bahujan Samaj Party on Thursday announced 22 candidates for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls, slated by the end of this year. Notably, BSP president Mayawati on Sunday last had said that no pre-... read..

Jaitley targets Rahul, says public discourse should not be polluted by falsehood of 'clown prince'

New Delhi | Thursday, Sep 20 2018 IST
Lashing out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for 'concocting the falsehood 'on Rafale Jet deal and Non Performing Assets (NPAs), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday accused that Mr Gandhi is 'lying' and described him as 'Clown Prince'. Targeting... read..

EC reschedules bypolls in Karnataka, Maharashtra

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
The Election Commission on Thursday announced the rescheduling of bypolls to Karnataka and Maharashtra Legislative Councils.... read..

Mayawati announces pre-poll alliance with Ajit Jogi in Chhattisgarh

New Delhi | Thursday, Sep 20 2018 IST
Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati on Thursday made a surprise announcement of a pre-poll alliance for upcoming Chhattisgarh Assembly polls with Ajit Jogi's Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (Jogi) . Making the announcement at a joint Press Conference, Ms. Ma... read..

EC reschedules bypoll dates for Karnataka, Maharashtra legislative councils

New Delhi | Thursday, Sep 20 2018 IST
The Election Commission on Thursday announced new schedule for the polls in three bye elections to Karnataka Legislative Council and one bye election to Maharashtra Legislative Council, which will be held on October 4, 2018. Earlier, the Commission had a... read..

Municipal Polls-2018: CEO issues notification for Phase-2

Srinagar | Thursday, Sep 20 2018 IST
The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Jammu and Kashmir Shaleen Kabra on Thursday issued notification for the conduct of 2nd Phase of Municipal Polls-2018. The notification has been issued for Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) (ward No. 18 to 37), Municip... read..

Women were obstructed from participation in polls- Upinderjit, Jagir Kaur

Chandigarh | Thursday, Sep 20 2018 IST
The women did not engage in political process during the Zila Parishad and Samiti polls in Punjab despite that 50 percent of the seats were reserved for them and they were free to contest from other constituencies too. Squarely blaming the Congress ... read..

BSP-JCC announce alliance for Chhattisgarh polls

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | September 20, 2018 10:41:34 PM IST
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Thursday announced an alliance with the Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (JCC) for the upcoming Chhattisgarh state assembly elections. JCC president Ajit Jogi has been nominated as the Chief Ministerial candidate.... read..

Triple Talaq Ordinance brought for 2019 LS polls: Azam

Rampur | Thursday, Sep 20 2018 IST
Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh Minister Mohammad Azam Khan has termed the promulgation of the Ordinance on Triple Talaq as just a political agenda for the coming 2019 Lok Sabha polls, raised by the BJP. "Allah is the supreme and no law ... read..

Malaysia's Anwar to return to Parliament after October polls

Kuala Lumpur |Thursday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
The Malaysian Election Commission on Thursday set October 13 as the date for a key by-election that will be contested by the country's former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim for his return to active politics.... read..

Apollo Hospitals Group marks 35 years of healing

Kolkata | Thursday, Sep 20 2018 IST
Apollo Hospitals Group marked its 35th year of caring for and healing India. Set up in 1983, the flagship of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. (AHEL), Apollo Hospitals, Chennai was the first corporate hospital in the country to pioneer affordable health... read..

Re-polling on 28 booths in Punjab zila parishad, panchayat samiti elections

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India] | September 20, 2018 11:41:33 PM IST
The Punjab state election commission on Thursday ordered re-polling at 28 polling booths in eight districts of Punjab amid allegations of poll rigging during Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samitis polls.... read..

Situation not conducive, will not contest ULB polls in J&K : BSP

Jammu | Thursday, Sep 20 2018 IST
Asserting that situation is not conducive in the state, the Jammu and Kashmir unit of Bahujan Samaj Party on Thursday said that the BSP will not participate in upcoming urban local bodies elections. "BSP high command has decided not to contest the munic... read..

Aruna avows to win polls

Hyderabad Sep 20 | Thursday, Sep 20 2018 IST
Senior Congress leader and former Minister, DK Aruna on Thursday said that she will work for the victory of the party in the upcoming elections. Talking to a section of media here on being elected as co-chairperson of TPCC Campaign Committee by the AIC... read..

Shambhulal Regar, who lynched man on camera, may contest 2019 polls

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | September 20, 2018 7:41:33 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh Navnirman Sena has offered a Lok Sabha ticket from Agra to Shambhulal Regar, the man who allegedly hacked and burnt a Muslim man to death in Rajasthan's Rajsamand district last year.... read..

EC abdicated responsbility,Cong held democracy to ransom in ZP and panchayat polls in Punjab:Badal

Chandigarh | Thursday, Sep 20 2018 IST
Former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal today described the " conduct of Zila Parishad and Panchayat poll in Punjab as " brutal and broad daylight murder of democracy." He said that the wanton and widespread lawlessness and criminality witnessed yesterday s... read..

Tropical Maldives heads to polls amid criticism over fairness of vote

By Mohamed Junayd and Shihar Aneez COLOMBO | Wednesday, Sep 19 2018 IST
More than a quarter of a million people will vote on Sunday for the next leader of the tropical Maldives in an election criticised internationally for a lack of transparency and suppression of government critics. President Abdulla Yameen is seeking a seco... read..

Latest EVMs to be used in Rajasthan polls, says CEC Rawat

Jaipur |Wednesday, 2018 2:15:04 AM IST
In a first, a total for 51,796 poll centres in Rajasthan will use EVM-M3 electronic voting machines with VVPATs in 200 Assembly constituencies, which will help conduct Assembly election in a smooth and transparent manner, a top Election Commission officia... read..

CCTV footages of Jaya treatment overwritten : Apollo tells panel

Chennai | Wednesday, Sep 19 2018 IST
The Apollo Hospitals on Wednesday submitted before the Justice Arumughaswamy Commission that the CCTV footages on the treatment given to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa during her 75-day hospitalisation in 2016 have been overwritten. When the C... read..

Govt using insurance as bait to entice people, contest UBL polls: Mirwaiz

Srinagar | Wednesday, Sep 19 2018 IST
Chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq on Wednesday alleged that the government was using Rs 10 lakh insurance cover as a bait to entice people, in the coming Panchayt and Urban Local Bodies (UBL) elections in the Jammu a... read..

SP at its wits's end over Mahagathbandhan for 2019 polls

Lucknow | Wednesday, Sep 19 2018 IST
Samajwadi Party is at its wit's end following the repeated assertion of 'respectable share of seats' as condition for joining the anti-BJP secular Maha Gathbandhan by the Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati. Ms Mayawati made this assertion earlier i... read..

Brazil's Bolsonaro firms lead, leftist Haddad jumps to second -poll

BRASILIA | Wednesday, Sep 19 2018 IST
Brazil's hospital-bound far-right presidential hopeful is holding his lead for next month's election, but support for left-wing Workers Party (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad rose sharply and he moved into second place, a poll showed on Tuesday. Bolsonaro h... read..

Polls rigged; EC biased, loses credibility: Majithia, Cheema

Chandigarh | Wednesday, Sep 19 2018 IST
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has decided to approach Punjab and Haryana high court to protect our democratic right to vote and contest in the polls which was virtually denied in the just concluded Zila Parishad and Samiti polls which were rigged on lar... read..

Brazil's Bolsonaro still leads in presidential race, Haddad jumps to second -poll

BRASILIA | Wednesday, Sep 19 2018 IST
Support for Brazilian far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro edged up ahead of next month's election, a poll showed on Tuesday, but Workers Party (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad moved into second place, with the two running neck and neck in a l... read..

Congress to take part in J&K polls

Srinagar |Wednesday, 2018 7:15:29 PM IST
The Congress on Wednesday said it will participate in the upcoming municipal and panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir.... read..

J&K BJP holds meet ahead of ULB Polls, frames committees

Jammu | Wednesday, Sep 19 2018 IST
The BJP's State Election Management Committee on Wednesday in a meeting held discussions on the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) elections in the region. The meeting chaired by the BJP State President Ravinder Raina (MLA) also held discussions on the strategy t... read..

Jayalalithaa case:CCTV footages overwritten automatically, Apollo tells panel

Chennai |Wednesday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST
The CCTV recordings of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's stay in the hospital has been overwritten several times automatically, Apollo Hospitals has told the Justice A. Arumughaswamy Commission.... read..

PDP lambasts Congress for participating in polls

Srinagar | Wednesday, Sep 19 2018 IST
Taking a strong dig at Congress, for participating in panchayat and Urban Local Bodies (UBL) polls, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief spokesperson Rafi Ahmad Mir said that their party has thoughtfully decided to stay away from the polls. "Participatio... read..

Congress to participate in Panchayat, UBL polls in J&K

Srinagar | Wednesday, Sep 19 2018 IST
The Congress finally announced to participate in the Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies (UBL) polls in the Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier, Congress had announced that situation was not conducive for polls in the state, particularly in the Kashmir valley. Addres... read..

64.45 per cent polling in district Fatehgarh Sahib

Fatehgarh Sahib | Wednesday, Sep 19 2018 IST
Shiv Dular Singh Dhillon, Deputy Commissioner cum District Electoral Officer Fatehgarh Sahib on Wednesday evening informed that 64.45 pc voting was reported in Fatehgarh Sahib district. In block Sirhind-Fatehgarh Sahib 67.82 pc, Block Amloh 71.17 pc, Bl... read..

Congress constitutes 9 committees for poll-bound Telangana

Hyderabad |Wednesday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Ahead of the ensuing Assembly elections in Telangana, the Congress party on Wednesday constituted nine committees besides naming two working presidents of the state unit.... read..

Miscreants set on fire panchat ghar, fourth since poll dates were announced

Srinagar | Tuesday, Sep 18 2018 IST
Miscreants set on fire a Panchayat Ghar in Pulwama in south Kashmir, where three Ghars were targeted earlier since the polls were announced to in Urban Local Bodies (ULB) and panchayats in the Jammu and Kashmir next month. Official sources said that miscr... read..

Odisha CM launches star-rating system for industries to reduce air pollution

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] | September 18, 2018 6:41:31 AM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched a 'Star Rating program' for industries to strengthen State Pollution Control Board's (SPCB) regulatory efforts to reduce pollution.... read..

Lula stand-in emerges second behind Bolsonaro -Brazil election poll

BRASILIA | Monday, Sep 17 2018 IST
Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro held a solid lead ahead of the Oct. 7 election following a near-fatal stabbing, but Workers Party (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad has emerged in second place, signaling a potential polarized right-l... read..

Rahul kicks off MP poll campaign

Bhopal |Tuesday, 2018 10:20:54 AM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday arrived here for a roadshow as part of his election campaign in Madhya Pradesh.... read..

Will simultaneous polls save costs? EC not sure

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat says the issue whether simultaneous polls will help cut costs will need a systematic study before it can be established.... read..

Country will witness a 'revolution' in 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Mamata

Kolkata | Tuesday, Sep 18 2018 IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said the country will witness a "revolution" in 2019 Lok Sabha elections in which the BJP will be voted out of power by the people of India. Talking to newsmen in Frankfurt on Monday, she said, "No to BJP and Yes to c... read..

ULB Polls : Jammu District to go for polls on Oct 8, nomination begins

Jammu | Tuesday, Sep 18 2018 IST
Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar on Tuesday announced the schedule for the Urban Local Body polls in district Jammu having one Municipal Corporation and seven Municipal Committees. "The ULB elections in the district will be held during the 1st pha... read..

Security tightened for Zila Parishad, Panchyat polls in Punjab

Fatehgarh Sahib | Tuesday, Sep 18 2018 IST
District Fatehgarh Sahib has made all the arrangements for smooth conduct of the Zila Parishad and Panchyat Samiti polls on September 19. Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer Shiv Dular Singh Dhillon said that the elections will be held in ... read..

PM hails Raman Singh, other CMs of poll bound states

New Delhi | Tuesday, Sep 18 2018 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has seemed to have endorsed the leadership of Raman Singh as Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh and exuded confidence on other chief ministers of poll bound states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. "Congratulations on the resoundi... read..

State Pollution Control Board decides to withdraw consent for 143 hospitality units

Shimla | Monday, Sep 17 2018 IST
As many as 143 hospitality units in the state is facing action for violation of environment norms as Himahcal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board (HPSPCB) decided to withdraw their consent failing to renew their registration. In a notification issued ... read..

Notice issued to Centre, DU over plea against DUSU poll results

New Delhi [India] | September 17, 2018 8:11:29 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre, Delhi University, DUSU President and others on a plea filed by few candidates questioning the private procurement of EVMs for the DUSU polls.... read..

Pollen exposure during pregnancy linked to baby asthma risk

Washington D.C. [USA] | September 17, 2018 10:11:25 AM IST
Turns out, children born in the peak grass pollen season, October and December, may have a greater risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma.... read..

Brazil poll shows Lula stand-in Haddad emerging second behind Bolsonaro

BRASILIA | Monday, Sep 17 2018 IST
Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro held a solid lead ahead of the Oct. 7 election following a near-fatal stabbing, but Workers Party (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad emerged in second place, signaling a potential polarized right-left ... read..

CPI(M) too to boycott ULB, Panchayat polls; says Centre going ahead with elections shows arrogance

Srinagar | Monday, Sep 17 2018 IST
Announcing not to participate in Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies (ULB) elections, the Communist Party of India (M) said the Government's decision to go ahead with elections despite majority of mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir deciding to... read..

CPI-M to boycott panchayat polls in J&K

Srinagar |Monday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
The CPI-M announced on Monday that it will not take part in the upcoming panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir.... read..

Meghalaya Dy CM Prestone Tynsong says NPP will contest Mizoram polls

Aizawl | Monday, Sep 17 2018 IST
National People's Party national vice president Prestone Tynsong said his party would contest the coming Mizoram assembly polls. Tynsong who made an impromptu visit to the sacked Congress vice president R Lalzirliana said he could not ascertain as t... read..

DUSU polls:After hearing plea of 3 NSUI candidates,HC directs to preserve EVMs used in polls

New Delhi | Monday, Sep 17 2018 IST
Delhi High Court today after hearing the plea by three candidates of National Students Union of India (NSUI) who were challenging the polls passed an direction to Delhi University to keep securely the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in the Student ... read..

Australian voters like new PM, poll shows, but not enough to save government

SYDNEY | Monday, Sep 17 2018 IST
Australia's centre-right government remains on track for a heavy defeat at elections due by May 2019, an opinion poll showed on Monday, even though new Prime Minister Scott Morrison posted a strong personal showing after his first three weeks in charge. T... read..
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