Tuesday, May 24, 2022

BJP to launch booth programme to boost performance in upcoming polls

New Delhi | May 24, 2022 11:24:08 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party president Jagat Prakash Nadda will formally launch the booth strengthening programme on Wednesday aimed to improve the party's performance in the upcoming Assembly polls, sources said.... read..

Now movie maker, art collector Sheripov in FIDE presidential polls

Chennai |Tuesday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
The International Chess Federation or FIDE's Presidential elections as of now will see a three-way contest with Belgian filmmaker Inal Sheripov throwing his hat into the ring.... read..

Poll strategist Sunil Kanugolo in Congress' Task Force for 2024 Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi | May 24, 2022 2:55:37 PM IST
Congress has constituted a "Task Force 2024" for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, which, interestingly, includes poll strategist Sunil Kanugolu as a member.... read..

Pak: Shehbaz Sharif govt wary of tough decisions to stabilise economy ahead of polls

Islamabad | May 22, 2022 10:23:58 AM IST
In the wake of the country's tanking economy, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) coalition refuses to take tough decisions.... read..

Himachal polls 2022: Congress appoints AICC secretaries in every district, one-third from Priyanka Gandhi's team

By Siddharth Sharma

New Delhi | May 22, 2022 7:24:13 AM IST
Gearing up for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections to be held later this year, Congress has decided to give the command of every district in the state to a national secretary.... read..

Counting starts as polls closing in Australian election

Others | May 21, 2022 4:55:27 PM IST
Canberra [Australia], May 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Voting centers closed at 6 p.m. local time on Saturday and vote-counting in Australia's general election has begun.... read..

BBMP Polls: SC asks Karnataka to complete ward delimitation, OBC reservation within 8 weeks

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 20, 2022 10:54:13 PM IST
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court order asking the State government to complete the process of ward delimitation and reservation of wards for Other Backward Classes(OBC) within eight weeks to hold the Bruhat Bengaluru Ma... read..

Jharkhand Congress pitches for own candidate in Rajya Sabha polls, seeks JMM's support

Ranchi (Jharkhand) | May 18, 2022 11:24:05 PM IST
Congress Jharkhand unit has expressed its desire to send its candidate from the alliance to Rajya Sabha in the upcoming polls while also seeking "compromise" from partner Jharkhand Mukti Morcha which had fielded party president Shibu Soren to the Upper Ho... read..

SC nod for OBC reservation in Madhya Pradesh local body polls

New Delhi | May 18, 2022 2:54:40 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the green signal for OBC reservation in the local body elections in Madhya Pradesh.... read..

Nepali Congress leads local election vote count; opposition claims polls rigged

Kathmandu | May 16, 2022 1:54:58 PM IST
On the third day since the formal start of vote-counting after Friday's local election, the ruling Nepali Congress has taken lead with its candidates continuing to get elected as chiefs in the largest number of local bodies.... read..

Is circular to deposit licenced weapons indication of early Gujarat polls?

Gandhinagar |Sunday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
The Gujarat government's Home Department has issued a circular directing Police Commissioners, District Collectors, and District Superintendents of Police to initiate the process of getting licenced weapons deposited "for fair, just, and fearless election... read..

Bimal Gurung writes to Mamata seeking postponement of GTA polls

Kolkata |Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
At a time, when the West Bengal government and the State Election Commission have started making full-fledged preparation for the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) election in the hills of Darjeeling in north Bengal by June this year, Gorkha Jan... read..

DMK announces list of candidates for Rajya Sabha polls, gives one seat to ally Congress

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | May 15, 2022 4:54:00 PM IST
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on Sunday announced three candidates for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls while giving one seat to ally Congress as elections to fill 57 Rajya Sabha seats will be held on June 10.... read..

Polls open in Nepal to elect new representatives at local levels

Kathmandu | May 13, 2022 10:24:15 AM IST
Thousands of eligible voters in Nepal started queuing outside the polling stations on Friday morning as the nation headed to the polls to elect new local representatives.... read..

EC holding conference to share experiences from recent Assembly polls

New Delhi |Friday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
With an aim to share experiences and learnings from recently-held five Assembly elections, the Election Commission on Thursday launched a conference of all Chief Electoral Officers of the states and Union Territories.... read..

Assam's Karbi Anglong autonomous body to go polls on June 8

Guwahati |Friday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
The election to Assam's politically important 26-member Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) would be held on June 8, the State Election Commission (SEC) announced here on Thursday.... read..

Karnataka BJP meet to be held tomorrow to discuss forthcoming Legislative Council, RS polls

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | May 13, 2022 11:23:36 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said the Karnataka BJP core committee will meet on Saturday and will discuss the preparations for the forthcoming Legislative Council and Rajya Sabha elections.... read..

MP Cong to give 27% tickets to OBC candidates in local body polls: Kamal Nath

Bhopal |Thursday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
The Madhya Pradesh unit of Congress on Wednesday announced that the party will give 27 per cent tickets to OBC candidates for the local body elections in the state.... read..

MP CM meets Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to seek legal provision for OBC reservation in local body polls

By Aashique Hussain

New Delhi | May 12, 2022 1:23:57 AM IST
Ahead of local body elections, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday met Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta in the national capital to discuss the legal provision to provide OBC reservation in the state.... read..

Congress demands ballot paper system in next Nagaland Assembly polls

Kohima |Thursday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The opposition Congress in Nagaland on Wednesday demanded ballot paper voting system in the Assembly polls, slated for early next year, replacing the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), as, according to it, these had been proven several times to be ... read..

Brazil's ex-president Lula leads election polls

Others | May 11, 2022 12:54:17 PM IST
Brasilia [Brazil], May 11 (ANI/Xinhua): Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took the lead in the polls ahead of general elections in October, according to a survey released on Tuesday.... read..

Biennial polls for Karnataka Legislative Council on June 3: EC

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
The biennial elections for six seats of the Karnataka Legislative Council will be held on June 3 and the counting and declaration of the result will be done the same day, the Election Commission announced on Tuesday.... read..

UDF convenor optimistic about Thrikkakara bypolls; questions CM on SilverLine

Kochi (Kerala) | May 10, 2022 10:54:22 AM IST
While addressing a press conference in Kochi on Monday, the United Democratic Front (UDF) Convenor MM Hassan cited the probabilities of the Thrikkakara bypolls and asked the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan if the SilverLine project will be dropped if Left... read..

No early polls in Gujarat, BJP asks MPs, MLAs to submit proposals of development projects

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Amid speculation of early Assembly elections in Punjab, the BJP's central leadership has hinted that the polls will be held as per the schedule at the end of the year.... read..

SC directs Election Commission to issue schedule for civic polls in MP

New Delhi | May 10, 2022 11:25:11 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday, in an interim order, directed the Election Commission to issue the election programme without any further delay on the basis of the wards as per the delimitation done in the concerned local bodies where the elections had beco... read..

Uttarakhand CM Dhami files his nomination for Champawat assembly by-polls

Champawat (Uttarakhand) | May 9, 2022 1:23:27 PM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Monday filed his nomination for the Champawat assembly by-elections scheduled to take place on May 31.... read..

Oppositions to form alliance against BJP for 2024 Lok Sabha Polls: OP Rajbhar

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | May 9, 2022 9:54:01 AM IST
The Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) national president Om Prakash Rajbhar on Sunday said the Opposition parties will form a huge alliance to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led alliance in the 2024 Lok Sabha election.... read..

SC stays Calcutta HC's order directing forensic audit of CCTV footage of Contai municipal polls

New Delhi | May 9, 2022 11:24:02 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday stayed a Calcutta High Court order directing the West Bengal State Election Commission to send CCTV footage of Contai municipal elections for a forensic audit to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) here.... read..

About 500 doctors join BJP ahead of assembly polls in Gujarat

Gandhinagar (Gujarat) | May 8, 2022 8:24:25 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party has been ruling Gujarat for nearly three decades and on Sunday BJP received a huge boost ahead of the Assembly polls as about 500 doctors joined the party.... read..

Uttarakhand CM Dhami to visit Champawat constituency ahead of by-polls

Khatima (Uttarakhand) | May 8, 2022 6:53:18 PM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Sunday will visit Champawat to seek support from the people, from where he will contest the upcoming by-election scheduled to take place on May 31.... read..

China's security pact with Solomon Islands grave concern for Australia amid polls

Beijing | May 8, 2022 3:25:12 PM IST
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison hoped that in order to win the general elections on May 21 he could use the country's fraught relations with China, but it backfired after the Solomon Islands signed a security pact with China.... read..

Rahul Gandhi takes 'raja' jibe at KCR, says Telangana polls to be direct battle between Congress, TRS

Warangal (Telangana) | May 6, 2022 11:54:24 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao saying the state is "not ruled by a Chief Minister but a raja" and the assembly elections in the state next year will be a direct fight between Congress and the ... read..

Congress names Nirmala Gahtori to contest Uttarakhand by-polls against CM Dhami

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | May 6, 2022 3:53:06 PM IST
The Congress party on Friday named Nirmala Gahtori as its candidate to contest the upcoming Uttarakhand by-polls from the Champawat Assembly constituency in Uttarakhand.... read..

Over 83% turnout in Mizoram tribal autonomous body polls

Aizawl |Friday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Over 83.77 per cent of the 42,342 voters on Thursday cast their ballots to elect 25 members of the Mara Autonomous District Council (MADC) in Mizoram's Siaha district, officials said.... read..

Maha local bodies polls: SC asks SEC to notify election within two weeks

New Delhi |Thursday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Maharashtra State Election Commission to notify the local bodies election programme in two weeks.... read..

Ahead of MCD polls, Delhi Congress' internal feud reaches AICC

New Delhi |Thursday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Ahead of the MCD polls, the Delhi Congress internal feud has reached the AICC with former MLAs and ministers on Wednesday meeting state in-charge Shakti Singh Gohil and complaining about the functioning of the current Delhi Congress chief, Anil Chaudhary.... read..

By-polls to one Rajya Sabha seat each in Bihar, Telangana to be held on May 30

New Delhi | May 5, 2022 7:23:51 PM IST
The Election Commission on Thursday issued the schedule for bye-election to one vacant Rajya seat each from Telangana and Bihar.... read..

Ahead of assembly polls, BJP asks Guj to complete development projects

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Ahead of the Gujarat assembly polls, the BJP central leadership asked the party ruled state government to speed up the completion of development projects for inauguration before the 'Model Code of Conduct' is enforced.... read..

LDF yet to decide candidate for Thrikkakara bypolls

Kochi (Kerala) | May 4, 2022 7:24:07 PM IST
Left Democratic Front Convenor EP Jayarajan on Wednesday said that LDF has not decided on the candidate for the Thrikkakara assembly bypolls here.... read..

Ahead of next year's Assembly polls, BJP reaching out to Rajasthanis living outside state

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Gearing up for the Rajasthan assembly polls next year, the BJP has started reaching out to people from the state residing in other parts of the country.... read..

Champawat in Uttarakhand to go to polls on May 31, CM Dhami likely to contest

New Delhi | May 2, 2022 10:53:35 PM IST
The Election Commission on Monday announced the schedule for the by-polls in three assembly constituencies in Odisha, Kerala and Uttarakhand.... read..

LoP VD Satheesan to start campaigning for Thrikkakara bypolls from tomorrow

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | May 2, 2022 10:53:32 PM IST
After the by-election to the Thrikkakara assembly constituency in Kerala was announced, the Leader of Opposition in the Kerala assembly and Congress leader VD Satheesan on Monday said he will start campaigning tomorrow and will announce candidate soon.... read..

MP Minister claims Kamal Nath conspired against Scindia in LS polls

Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) | May 1, 2022 4:24:32 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Minister of Housing and Urban Development, OPS Bhadoria, on Saturday claimed that Congress leader Kamal Nath had planned a conspiracy to defeat his former party colleague Jyotiraditya Scindia in Lok Sabha elections held in 2019.... read..

Will BJP go for Gujarat assembly dissolution next week and seek early polls, asks Kejriwal ahead of state visit

New Delhi | April 30, 2022 10:52:49 PM IST
Ahead of his visit to Gujarat, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday asked if the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was going to recommend dissolution of the state assembly next week and make an ann... read..

Nepal EC allots symbols to candidates for local body polls

Kathmandu | April 30, 2022 3:24:04 PM IST
The Election Commission of Nepal on Saturday provided poll symbols to all registered candidates, enabling them to kick-start their campaigning for the local body elections on May 13.... read..

Ahead of Assembly polls, BJP to execute detailed action plan in Chhattisgarh from May 5 to May 20 to strengthen party

New Delhi | April 29, 2022 11:23:32 AM IST
With the Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections scheduled to be held in 2023, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will execute a detailed action plan from May 5 to May 20 in the state to strengthen the party, party sources said on Thursday.... read..

PK used Goa polls to blackmail Cong in future negotiations: Ex-TMC chief

Panaji |Thursday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
After resigning from the Trinamool Congress, its former Goa unit chief Kiran Kandolkar on Wednesday accused political strategist Prashant Kishor of trying to blackmail the Congress by dividing the opposition vote in the February 14 Assembly polls in the c... read..

BJP deploys leaders to ensure Pushkar Singh Dhami's victory in by-polls

New Delhi |Thursday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
The BJP has started the ground work to ensure massive victory of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami in by-polls from Champawat assembly.... read..

Omar Abdullah asks Gupkar leaders to fight J-K polls together to defeat BJP

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | April 27, 2022 9:55:04 PM IST
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday mooted the idea that all constituents of the Peoples' Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) would contest the coming Assembly elections together to keep BJP... read..

Former Himachal Congress chief Kuldeep Rathore promises full cooperation to Pratibha Virbhadra Singh ahead of polls

New Delhi | April 27, 2022 6:54:04 PM IST
Former Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Kuldeep Rathore on Wednesday is in full agreement with the Congress's decision to change the state leadership, stating that the change is for the betterment of the party in the upcoming Assembly elections scheduled l... read..

Pratibha Virbhadra Singh is new Congress chief in Himachal, Sukhu to head campaign committee for assembly polls

New Delhi | April 26, 2022 11:53:35 PM IST
In significant decisions in Himachal Pradesh which will go to the polls later this year, the Congress on Tuesday appointed Pratibha Virbhadra Singh as chief of the party's state unit and Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu as chairman of the campaign committee.... read..
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