Lok Sabha Polls: Over 40 percent turnout till 1 pm amid stray violence
New Delhi, May 19 (UNI) An estimated 40.47 per cent of more than 10 crore electorate exercised their franchise till 0100 hrs on Sunday in 59 Parliamentary Constituencies spread across seven states and one union territory in the last leg of the Lok Sabha elections.
Religion should never surface during election time: Kiren Rijiju
Kohima, Feb 21 (IBNS): Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that, religion should never surface during election time and that religion and politics should never be mixed.
Gujarat archbishop urges voters to save the country from nationalists
Gandhinagar, Nov 23 (IBNS) : Ahead of Gujarat Assembly elections, the Archdiocese of Gandhinagar archbishop Thomas Macwan has urged voters to elect those "who respect all human beings," saying the result of the state polls can make a difference, media reports said.
Achal Kumar Joti appointed as Chief Election Commissioner
New Delhi, July 4 (IBNS): Achal Kumar Joti has been appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner in the Election Commission, officials said on Tuesday.
ECI directs state CEOs for making security arrangements for votes' counting on March 11
New Delhi, Mar 5 (IBNS): The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued directions to the Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of the Five Poll bound States viz., Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Goa and Manipur, for making fool proof security arrangements for vote counting.
Modi addresses rally in Uttarakhand's Garhwal region
Dehradun, Feb 12 (IBNS): Ahead of the Assembly election in the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed a rally in Uttarakhand's Garhwal region.
Public dissatisfaction on functioning of elected bodies causing distrust on democratic process itself: Vice President
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IBNS): Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Monday said that while the public participation in the electoral exercise has noticeably improved, public dissatisfaction from the functioning of elected bodies is breeding cynicism with the democratic process itself.