India elections 2019

'Confident about fairness, integrity of Indian elections': US on Lok Sabha elections 2019

US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus praised India and its people for carrying out such a massive exercise peacefully, describing it as fascinating.

published on : 23rd May 2019

VVPAT-EVM tallying will be the last step, not the first, says EC

Justifying the decision, EC officials said there has been no case of mismatch in the past. Also, VVPAT verification before EVM counting could delay the final results further.

published on : 23rd May 2019

MHA alerts states, Union Territories of possible violence across country

In a statement, the ministry said it has asked the states and UTs to maintain law and order, peace and public tranquillity.

published on : 22nd May 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: SC grants protection from arrest to Bengal BJP candidate Arjun Singh

A vacation bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and M R Shah made it clear that Singh will not be arrested by the state police till May 28 in connection with around 20 criminal cases.

published on : 22nd May 2019

Don't be disheartened by fake exit polls, Rahul tells Congress workers ahead of Thursday's counting

Gandhi's appeal to workers came a day after opposition parties raised concerns over reports of alleged tampering of EVMs and asked the Election Commission to ensure transparency in counting.

published on : 22nd May 2019

This Lok Sabha election people stood against 'tukde tukde' gang: Smriti Irani

This statement from Irani comes ahead of counting of votes tomorrow. Irani has contested against Rahul Gandhi in the Amethi Lok Sabha seat, which went to the polls on May 6.

published on : 22nd May 2019

Lok Sabha elections: Polling underway at 1 booth in Amritsar

The electoral body had earlier ordered re-polling at the polling booth of Amritsar Parliamentary constituency due to negligence during the polling process.

published on : 22nd May 2019

EC wants to set new precedent of 'dark secrets', 'secluded chambers': Congress

Congress' comments came a day after the Election Commission (EC) decided not to record the dissents put forward by the members of the "full commission".

published on : 22nd May 2019

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Bihar records substantial female turnout, highest in Katihar

As per the figures released by the Election Commission here, the overall turnout for female voters stood at 59.92 per cent as against 55.26 per cent for men.

published on : 22nd May 2019

I still say transparency is important: EC Ashok Lavasa on his dissent against poll body's clean chits to Modi, Shah

As his demand to record his dissent notes in EC's orders was not met, Lavasa recused himself from cases relating to relating to violations of model code of conduct.

published on : 22nd May 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Twitter records 5.6 lakh tweets on exit polls in 24 hours

Twitter recorded 45.6 million tweets on its platform during a one-month period in the run-up to the polls, registering 1.2 million tweets on the first day of voting.

published on : 21st May 2019

Panaji bypoll: BJP complains to EC about Goa Congress presser

North Goa Collector R Menaka said a report on the BJP complaint would be submitted to the CEO by Saturday evening.

published on : 18th May 2019

INTERVIEW | Fabricated stories being created against Modi, Shah: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Denying claims that a sense of fear prevails in the BJP, he said stories of no other senior leader apart from Modi and Shah are allowed to speak their mind are "fabricated".

published on : 18th May 2019

Tussle over power, infiltration in two Santhal Parganas seats

Sitting BJP MP Nishikant Dubey is facing the heat of such unrest this time, with his rival JVM candidate Pradeep Yadav leading the protests. 

published on : 18th May 2019

All we get are tall promises, say Punjab's Firozepur area farmers 

Farmers say election after election, politicians have come and promised a small bridge to ease their troubles. It never materialized.

published on : 18th May 2019
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