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Maduro ready to stand in early prez poll in Venez

Caracas | Wednesday, Jan 24 2018 IST
Venezuela's pro-government Constituent Assembly has ordered fresh elections before the end of April, a BBC News report said on Wednesday. President Nicolas Maduro told thousands of his supporters at a rally that he was ready to seek another six-year term... read..
 

Congress candidate list for Meghalaya polls before Republic Day : Sangma

Shillong | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today said the Congress is likely to be release the list of its candidates for the assembly elections before the Republic Day. "The State Congress has conveyed its desire to the central leadership to complete the exe... read..
 

Reservation for Extremely Backwards may increase in Panchayats from next polls: Modi

Patna | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi today said that state government would consider to increase the reservation for Extremely Backwards from next Panchayat elections. Mr Modi, while addressing a function organised to mark 94th birth anniversary... read..
 

India among 5 worst nations in curbing environmental pollution

Davos |Wednesday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
A new green index has ranked India the fourth worst country worldwide in curbing environmental pollution.... read..
 

Tripura polls: LF candidates' list has both old, new faces (Lead)

Agartala |Tuesday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
The ruling Left Front on Tuesday released its list of candidates for the 60-member Tripura Assembly polls, featuring both old and new faces, with seven of the nominees being women. The state election is slated for February 18.... read..
 

Bijepur assembly by-poll in Odisha on February 24

Bhubaneswar |Tuesday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
The by-election for the Bijepur assembly constituency in Odisha will be held on February 24 this year, the Election Commission of India (EC) announced on Tuesday.... read..
 

Useless to speak of simultaneous polls before legal framework is ready: CEC

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
There is no point in speaking of simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and all the state assemblies before putting the legal framework in place, new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) O.P. Rawat said here on Tuesday.... read..
 

'Outgoing CM can produce full budget ahead of Assembly poll': Siddu

Mysuru | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that there was no stricture to restrain a Finance Minister in the outgoing Assembly to produce full fledged State budget, which he will present on February 16. Karnataka will be going to the poll in May this yea... read..
 

Gujarat local body polls: Voting on Feb 17, counting on 19

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India] | January 23, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Voting for the Gujarat local body polls will be held on February 17 whereas the counting will take place on February 19.... read..
 

Sidhu skips Amritsar Mayor's poll; fissures out in Congress

Chandigarh |Tuesday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
Annoyed at being ignored by the Congress leadership in the selection of Mayoral candidates in Amritsar, Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday stayed away from the election of the Amritsar Mayor.... read..
 

Meghalaya : C P Joshi to chair Congress poll panel meet today

Shillong | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST
In poll bound Meghalaya, which is one among the four states in the country, where Congress is in power, the party is gearing itself up for the assembly polls and hectic parleys are on for screening of the candidates. All India Congress Committee General ... read..
 

Reliance Energy gets 18 electric vehicles to combat pollution (With Images)

Mumbai |Tuesday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Reliance Energy has acquired six cars and 12 two-wheelers for its operational activities as part of its commitment to protect the environment by reducing air pollution, an official said here on Tuesday.... read..
 

Congress likely to name Meghalaya poll nominees before R-Day

Shillong |Tuesday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday said that the Congress party is likely to announce the list of candidates for the February 27 elections to the 60 member Meghalaya assembly before Republic Day.... read..
 

Shiv Sena's decision to go solo in 2019 polls will backfire: BJP

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | January 23, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said that the Shiv Sena's decision to contest the next Maharashtra Assembly and Lok Sabha polls alone would damage them.... read..
 

75 CAPF arrived in Tripura for poll duty

Agartala | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST
The second batch of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), consisting of around 50 companies, have arrived in Tripura in past two days, taking up the figure to 75 companies so far in Tripura. The ECI has allocated 300 companies of CAPF for Tripura poll and b... read..
 

Shiv Sena to contest 2019 LS, Mah Assembly polls on its own, elects

Mumbai | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST
In a clear sign of the break in the Saffron alliance amidst growing differences, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday announced that the party will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha and state assembly polls alone on the issue of Hindutva. The resolution ... read..
 

Shiv Sena to go solo in 2019 LS polls, elevates Aditya Thackeray as

Mumbai | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST
The Shiv Sena on Tuesday announced that the party will go solo in the 2019 Lok Sabha as well as state Assembly elections and elevated Aditya Thackeray, son of party president Uddhav Thackeray, to be a part of the party's leadership at the highest echelons... read..
 

SAD appoints observers to prepare party to contest Haryana polls on own symbol

Chandigarh | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday appointed observers for all districts in Haryana to mobilise its cadre for the forthcoming Assembly elections which it has decided to contest on its symbol. The observers were appointed after a two-hour meeting of ... read..
 

Tripura polls: LF nominees' list has both old, new faces

Agartala |Tuesday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
The ruling Left Front on Tuesday released its list of candidates for the 60-member Tripura Assembly polls, featuring both old and new faces, with seven of the nominees being women. The state election is slated for February 18.... read..
 

Shiv Sena to go solo in 2019, contest all state polls (2nd Lead)

Mumbai |Tuesday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
The Shiv Sena on Tuesday decided to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections on its own strength even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expressed confidence that the BJP-Sena government will last a full term.... read..
 

BJP finalised poll alliance and candidates of Tripura

Agartala | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST
Tripura state election committee of BJP after threadbare discussion in presence of party all India general secretary Ram Madhav and election in-charge Himanta Biswa Sarma today finalised the pre-poll alliance with Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPF... read..
 

Congress fully gear up to face early poll: TPCC Prez

Hyderabad | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President Capt N Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the Congress party was fully prepared to face early poll in the State. He was speaking on the occasion of joining of Mangalpalli Sarpanch K Ashok Goud of TDP, Ward ... read..
 

Political parties oppose simultaneous polls

New Delhi |Monday, 2018 7:45:06 PM IST
Several opposition parties on Monday opposed the idea of holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies.... read..
 

Punjab BJP hails PM's move for simultaneous Lok Sabha, State assembly polls

Amritsar | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST
Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed initiative of holding simultaneous elections to parliament and state assemblies, Punjab BJP state executive member Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina on Monday said that it is a revolutionary idea which will give b... read..
 

Akhilesh hints at contesting Lok Sabha polls

Lucknow |Monday, 2018 4:15:05 PM IST
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday hinted he will contest the next Lok Sabha election from Kannauj, the seat now held by his wife Dimple Yadav.... read..
 

JD(S) to fight alone in Karnataka poll: Deve Gowda

Mangaluru | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST
Janata Dal (Secular) has decided to contest in all the 224 seats in the Karnataka Assembly election to be held early this year, but may consider leaving a few seats to the left parties, Party Supremo H D Deve Gowda said. Speaking to mediapersons he... read..
 

Naga Hoho of Nagaland threatens to boycott Assembly polls

Kohima Jan 21 | Sunday, Jan 21 2018 IST
While the Nagaland state machinery and all political parties are gearing up for the February 27 Nagaland Assembly elections, the Naga Hoho has threatened to boycott the elections demanding a solution to the Naga political issue before the elections. In ... read..
 

Rahul's aggressive campaign in Guj galvanises Congress for coming Assy polls

New Delhi | Sunday, Jan 21 2018 IST
The aggressive campaign by Congress president Rahul Gandhi in the Gujarat Assembly elections, which gave a tough fight to the BJP in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home turf, will have a galvanising effect on the party's campaign in the states which will ... read..
 

Rahul's aggressive campaign in Guj to have galvanising effect on poll-bound states: Cong

New Delhi | Sunday, Jan 21 2018 IST
The aggressive campaign by Congress president Rahul Gandhi in the Gujarat Assembly elections, which gave a tough fight to the BJP in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home turf, will have a galvanising effect in the states which will go to the polls this yea... read..
 

MP civic polls: BJP, Congress play out tie

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India] | January 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Opposition Congress on Saturday won an equal number of posts of chairperson in 19 urban local bodies in Madhya Pradesh.... read..
 

Confusion prevails over BJP's alliance partners in poll-bound Nagaland

New Delhi/Kohima | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST
Confusion still remains on whether BJP-NPF tie up is snapped completely and whether the saffron party would ally with its new found partner Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) in poll-bound Nagaland. A section of NPF has suggested that the new... read..
 

Power to the Polls: Women's March 2.0 aims to harness Trump opposition

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST
Tens of thousands of protesters were expected to take to the streets of New York, Los Angeles and Washington on Saturday for the second Women's March, a multi-city mass rally hailed as the start of a new era of female political activism. This year's demon... read..
 

Over 230 officials transferred ahead of Tripura polls

Agartala |Saturday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
Ahead of the February 18 polls, over 230 officials, including 10 returning officers, besides police, have been transferred in Tripura to comply with the poll panel's orders, an official said here on Saturday.... read..
 

EC acting as poll agent of BJP, says AAP's Sanjay Singh

Lucknow |Saturday, 2018 9:45:14 PM IST
Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government of trying to "murder democracy" and alleged that the Election Commission of India (ECI) had taken a unilateral and biased decision to reco... read..
 

Raghogarh polls: Congress bags 20 wards, BJP 4

Raghogarh (Madhya Pradesh) [India] | January 20, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The Congress Party on Friday won 20 of the 24 wards in Raghogarh Municipal Council elections in Madhya Pradesh's Guna District.... read..
 

Nagaland NSF to hold rally demanding solution of Naga issue before polls

Kohima | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST
The Naga Students' Federation (NSF) has reaffirmed its stand for 'Solution (to Naga issue) before Election' and decided to go ahead with its public rally scheduled for January 23 here at Naga Solidarity Park. According to a release issued by NSF Pre... read..
 

Rajasthan doctor sounds warning on air pollution in state

Jaipur |Saturday, 2018 9:45:34 PM IST
Rajasthan suffers the most in the matter of indoor and outdoor air pollution and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases) due to such pollution account for most deaths in the state, former SMS Medical College Principal Dr Virendra Singh said on Satur... read..
 

Punjab selected for national award for immense use IT during polls

Chandigarh/Hoshiarpur | Saturday, Jan 20 2018 IST
The Election Commission of India has selected Punjab for the conferring of National Award-2017 for immense use of information technology sector during the assembly polls. Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Electoral Officer Vipul Ujwal would be conferred t... read..
 

Egypt's President Sisi to re-run in presidential polls

Cairo [Egypt] | January 20, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has announced that he will run for a second term in the country's presidential elections which are scheduled to take place in March.... read..
 

AICC President appoints 8-member Committee for Nagaland polls

Kohima Jan 18 | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
The All India Congress Committee (AICC) President Rahul Gandhi has approved a eight-member Coordination Committee for the forthcoming Assembly election in Nagaland. In a press release AICC General Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi has listed the Committee mem... read..
 

ECI declares poll dates for Mungaoli, Kolaras bypolls in MP

Bhopal | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
The Election Commission of India (ECI) today announced the schedule for by-elections to Ashoknagar's Mungaoli and Shivpuri's Kolaras assembly constituencies. With the ECI announcing poll schedule, the mode code of conduct has come into force, according to... read..
 

EC announces bypolls to two MP Assembly seats

New Delhi | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
Election to Kolaras and Mungaoli Assembly Constituencies in Madhya Pradesh will be held on February 24, the Election Commission announced here on Friday. The notification to the polls will be issued on January 30 and the last date to file nominations is ... read..
 

Nagaland CEO seeks adequate security during Assembly polls

Kohima | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha today informed out of total 2194 Polling Stations, total of 1048 Polling Stations are detected as Critical, 519 are venerable and 627 are normal. Addressing a press conference at Kohima today Sinha informe... read..
 

Banks to monitor, submit report on unusual cash transactions in poll-bound Meghalaya

Shillong | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
With the model code of conduct in place, the election commission has instructed all banks to monitor and submit report on detecting unusual and suspicious cash transactions by individuals to curb the use of money power in poll-bound Meghalaya. ... read..
 

Polluted Bellandur lake emits fire again in Bengaluru

Bengaluru | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
The pollution in Bellandur lake in the city that has been causing forth that runs into the streets today turned worse as again fire was witnessed on the surface of water today. The make things worse the outbreak of fire at the lake started spreading to ne... read..
 

Bypolls to two MP assembly seats on February 24 (Lead)

New Delhi |Friday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST
The Election Commission on Friday announced by-elections on Kolaras and Mungaoli assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh to be held on February 24.... read..
 

Tripura to hold polling in 40 stations with female staff

Agartala | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to hold election slated on February 18 in 40 polling booths one each in a constituency with fully managed by the female officials. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sriram Taranikant said here today that... read..
 

Ed-tech startup CollPoll secures pre-series A investment

New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 18 (ANI-NewsVoir): CollPoll, the new-age enterprise platform for educational institutions today announced the close of its pre-Series A funding round.... read..
 

Nagaland: First state to use VVPAT in 2013 poll

(Rptg | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
The first official use of the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) with Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in the country was in Noksen Assembly Constituency under Tuensang district of Nagaland during 2013 Assembly Elections and the result was satisfac... read..
 

China's Q4 economic growth likely to slow amid debt, pollution battle

By Kevin Yao BEIJING | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
China is expected on Thursday to post a modest slowdown in fourth quarter economic growth from the previous three months as the government extended a crackdown on debt risks and factory pollution. Analysts polled by Reuters expect the world's second-large... read..
 

Nagaland CEO announces poll schedules & MCC

Kohima Jan 18 | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Abhijit Sinha, following the announcement of Assembly elections of Nagaland by the Election Commission today, has informed the election schedule of the state. In a release Mr. Sinha said that for the Nagaland Assem... read..
 
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