Exit polls, survey give Congress, allies a slender edge

The Congress-led alliance held a slight edge over the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies across three exit polls/survey telecast by television news networks, while the Third Front crosses the three-figure mark in the 543-member Lok Sabha.More

Lok Sabha polls end, counting on May 16

NEW DELHI: Long and winding elections to Lok Sabha finally ended on Wednesday, but roughly half of the 71.4 crore registered electors participated in this democratic exercise that is widely expected to deliver a hung house.

Upto 15% voting in Punjab, Chandigarh till 10:00 hrs

Between 10-15 percent voting was recorded in the nine parliamentary constituencies of Punjab and the lone seat in Chandigarh in the first three hours (till 10:00 hrs) of polling Wednesday.More

Voting begins on moderate note for final phase of LS polls

Polling in the fifth and final phase of elections to Lok Sabha began on a moderate note on Wednesday. Voting began this morning in 86 constituencies spread across seven states and two union territories in the final phase of elections and would end at 1700 hrs. A total of 1,432 candidates are fighting for 86 seats in this phase.More

UP: Muslim vote crucial in fifth phase

Most of the 14 Lok Sabha seats up for grabs in the fifth and last phase of the polls in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday have large Muslim populations, a factor is likely to determine the fate of the 203 candidates in the fray.More Fifteen women are among the candidates in Rampur, Pilibhit, Budaun, Moradabad, Dhaurahra, Bijnore, Bareilly, Aonla, Shahjahanpur, Kheri, Sambhal, Amroha, Nagina and Saharanpur...

Elections in India are of epic proportion: CEC

New Delhi, May 12 (PTI) On the eve of the last phase of the current Lok Sabha polls, Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla today described the exercise as the “largest event management in the world”. Chawla, who was the chief guest at a function tonight, attended by Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon and various heads of diplomatic missions in the capital, to release a documentary showcasing...

UP govt moves SC against scrapping of NSA on Varun

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the state advisory board’s clean chit to BJP leader Varun Gandhi over his questioning the validity of the imposition of the National Security Act against him. The Supreme Court will hear the state government’s plea on Varun on May 14.More

6000 villages, hamlets vulnerable in last phase LS polls: EC

New Delhi, May 11 (PTI) People in over 6,000 villages and hamlets in nine states and two Union Territories going to polls in the final phase of polling in Lok Sabha election on May 13 are vulnerable to threats and intimidation, the Election Commission said today. Nearly 19,000 trouble-makers have been identified against whom preventive measures have been initiated to ensure free and fair polls, Deputy...

Left parties don’t consider Cong as untouchable

Kolkata, May 11 (PTI) The Left parties don’t consider Congress as “untouchable” but are trying to form a Third Front government at the Centre and may join it if they can play a meaningful role in it, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said today.

PM woos Left, wants secular parties to keep NDA out of power

Ludhiana (Punjab), May 11 (PTI) Apparently wooing the Left for support, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said all secular parties had an obligation to provide a “purposeful, secular” government at the centre and prevent the NDA from coming to power at “all cost”. He said allies of the UPA, which were “unhappy”, could be mollified but ruled out support to any government...
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