Couple entry for Badals in Punjab amid
PM to hold road show, 'puja' before filing nominations
Punjab candidate mocks his opponent as a 'clown'
  • Punjab candidate mocks his opponent as a 'clown'(14:54)
    Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) While political lingo has hit a new low among leaders across the country for the 2019 general elections, the statement of one Punjab politician regarding his opponent appears to be demeaning and comical.
Himachal Congress arch rivals' progeny campaign together
  • Himachal Congress arch rivals' progeny campaign together(11:44)
    By Vishal Gulati
    Shimla, April 24 (IANS) The road to political success that six-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram, both Congress veterans, have followed throughout their lives has never been the same.
Wrestler-turned-cop booked for joining Congress campaign
  • Wrestler-turned-cop booked for joining Congress campaign(12:26)
    Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) The Mumbai Police on Tuesday lodged an FIR against Narsingh P. Yadav, a Commonwealth Games gold medallist wrestler-turned-Assistant Commissioner of Police, charging him with campaigning for Congress candidate for the Mumbai North-West seat, Sanjay Nirupam.
  • Election pinches hospitality industry in Himachal(12:08)
    By Vishal Gulati
    Shimla/Manali (IANS) Members of the hospitality industry in Himachal Pradesh are pinched by heat of the Lok Sabha elections as tourists footfall across various destinations in the state has nosedived even on a weekend break.
  • 72 Gurugram villages threaten to boycott LS polls(14:12)
    Gurugram, April 21 (IANS) Residents of 72 villages in Gurugram's IMT Maneser area may boycott the Lok Sabha elections after the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) served notices to take back Rs 35 lakh from a compensation amount given to the farmers for land acquisition.
It's 'blind love' for BJP politician fathers in Himachal
  • BJP candidate asks supporters to opt for fake voting(14:58)
    Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Sanghmitra Maurya, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Uttar Pradesh's Badaun Lok Sabha seat, has landed in a controversy by asking her supporters to resort to fake voting if the actual voters were unable to cast their ballots.
Amidst poll din, Himachal Secretariat goes deserted
  • Amidst poll din, Himachal Secretariat goes deserted(10:48)
    By Vishal Gulati
    Shimla, April 20 (IANS) As polling for the four Lok Sabha seats of Himachal Pradesh is almost a month away, the Ellerslie building -- housing the state secretariat -- wears a deserted look these days with none of the Ministers in the Jai Ram Thakur-led cabinet turning up.
Himachal voters rue poor amenities along China border
  • Himachal voters rue poor amenities along China border(11:36)
    Shimla, April 19 (IANS) The simmering discontentment over the absence of basic amenities in the area along the China border is forcing 400-odd voters in Himachal Pradesh's remote Kunnu and Charang villages in Kinnaur district to boycott the parliamentary polls.
  • 90-year-old Bengal woman casts her vote, thanks EC(22:44)
    Raiganj (West Bengal), April 18 (IANS) A 90-year old woman, who had failed to exercise her franchise in the previous municipal polls and urged Special Police Observer for West Bengal, Vivek Dube to arrange adequate security for making elections free and fair, finally managed to cast her vote on Thursday.
  • J&K newly-wed couple comes to vote in bridal attire(19:40)
    Ranmban (Jammu & Kashmir), April 18 (IANS) It was an interesting sight to see a newly-wed couple visiting one of the polling booths in Ramban district of Jammy & Kashmir in the bridal attire, on Thursday.
Maharashtra voter smashes EVM
  • Maharashtra voter smashes EVM(17:50)
    Akola (Maharashtra), April 18 (IANS) A voter on Thursday smashed the electronic voting machine (EVM) while casting his vote in Akola Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra.
  • 105-year-old votes in Maharashtra(13:14)
    Latur (Maharashtra), April 18 (IANS) Heads turned when 105-year-old Kabaibai Ganpati Kamble on Thursday reached a polling station to cast her vote in the Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra.
Over 100 bikers to motivate Himachal voters
  • Over 100 bikers to motivate Himachal voters(11:50)
    Shimla, April 18 (IANS) Over 100 bikers, from six countries and 15 Indian cities, will motivate voters in Himachal Pradesh on ways to strengthen democracy when they take part in the three-day Eighth Hero MTB Shimla 2019 commencing on Friday.
MNM chief Kamal, daughter vote
  • MNM chief Kamal, daughter vote(09:10)
    Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Actor-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan and his daughter Shruti Haasan queued up at a polling booth here and voted in the Lok Sabha polls.
Technical glitches delay voting in some TN booths
  • Technical glitches delay voting in some TN booths(08:40)
    Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Voting in some polling booths in Tamil Nadu was delayed on Thursday owing to technical problems with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), as per reports reaching here.
Chennai hotel offers 50% off in food bill for voters
  • Chennai hotel offers 50% off in food bill for voters(08:10)
    Chennai, April 18 (IANS) City-based Clarion Hotel President announced on Thursday that it was offering a 50 per cent off on the food bills of people who have voted in the polls for the 38 Lok Sabha seats and 18 Assembly constituencies of Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami queues up casts votes
LS polls: Bengal sex workers may press NOTA button
  • LS polls: Bengal sex workers may press NOTA button(01:26)
    By Milinda Ghosh Roy
    Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) In the midst of Lok Sabha elections, a body representing about 65,000 sex workers of West Bengal is pushing for recognising them as labourers, on the basis of which they will decide whom to vote.
Have birthday on May 12, be brand ambassador in Haryana
  • Have birthday on May 12, be brand ambassador in Haryana(20:06)
    Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) In Haryana 20,428 voters have the opportunity to be voting brand ambassadors on May 12 -- when polling will take place in the state for 10 Lok Sabha seats -- as their birthday falls on the state's polling day.
In Chautala vs Chautala, AAP shows a bias
  • In Chautala vs Chautala, AAP shows a bias(20:32)
    Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi, led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has been accused of showing a political bias in the ongoing feud in the Chautala family in Haryana.
Papers filed amid fanfare in Jammu, tight security in Valley