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  • Polling to zila parishads, panchayat samitis underway in Punjab

    Chandigarh: Polling to the zila parishads and panchayat samitis began in Punjab on Wednesday morning amid tight security arrangements. The voting commenced at 8 am and will continue till 4 pm, officials said. A total of 354 zila parishad members and 2,900 panchayat samiti members were going to be elected in these polls, they added.

  • Voting underway for DUSU elections at 52 centres in morning colleges

    New Delhi: Polling is underway for the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections at 52 centres in colleges here, an official said Wednesday. As many as 1.35 lakh students will decide the fate of 23 candidates in in the DUSU polls. Senior faculty members have been posted as observers at the centres and around 700 electronic voting machines (EVMs) have been installed, the official said.


    Maharashtra civic elections: Polling begins for Sangli, Jalgaon municipal bodies

    Mumbai: Polling began at 7:30 am today for elections to two municipal corporations in Maharashtra, where 754 candidates are vying for 153 seats. Polling is being held for the 78-member Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Municipal Corporation (SMKMC) in Western Maharashtra and the 75-member Jalgaon Municipal Corporation (JMC) in North Maharashtra.

  • Bengaluru: Voting underway in Jayanagar assembly bypoll

    Bengaluru: About 10 per cent polling was recorded in Jayangar Assembly segment till 9 am, poll officials said. The Karnataka Assembly election was held on May 12 but in Jayanagar the poll was countermanded following the death of BJP candidate B N Vijayakumar, who was holding the seat.

  • Polling for six Maha Council seats held; results on May 24

    Mumbai: Voting for six seats in the Maharashtra Legislative Council biennial elections from local bodies constituencies was held today, for which major parties in the state were in a seat-sharing agreement.


    Meghalaya: Polling begins for Williamnagar assembly seat

    Williamnagar (Meghalaya): Polling in the Williamnagar Assembly seat in Meghalaya”s East Garo Hills district began on a peaceful note at 7 am today amid tight security arrangements, officials said.

  • Voting for Pakistan’s Senate underway

    Islamabad: Polling for Pakistan’s Senate were underway on Saturday in the national and provincial assemblies as 133 candidates contest for 52 seats. The Senate – the Upper House of Parliament – is a body of 104 lawmakers. Each serves a term of six years, barring resignation, disqualification, or other extraordinary circumstances, reports Dawn news.

  • Manipur Elections: First four hours 45 per cent polling recorded in final phase

    Imphal: Enthusiastic men and women patiently stood in long queues before booths, as over 45 per cent of the voters exercised their rights amidst heightened security in the first four hours of polling for the second and final phase of the Manipur Assembly elections on Wednesday.

  • Election Results: AIADMK set to retain power, DMK emerges robust Opposition

    As the counting of votes commence in the states of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry, the trends are expected to tilt every minute. Participating towards a clear picture of the winners, we stroll along to give you the latest count of Assembly Elections 2016 with LIVE Updates.

  • PM congratulates Jayalalithaa, Mamata on poll victories

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called up AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to congratulate them on the poll victories in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, respectively.

  • Assembly Elections: Mamata remains the Queen of Bengal

    Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee, the stormy petrel of West Bengal politics, once again proved a master strategist decimating the new Left Congress combination and the BJP all of whom sought to checkmate her return to power.

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    BJP storms Assam; TMC, AIADMK set to retain power; LDF in Ker

    New Delhi: The BJP appears to have stormed Assam unseating Congress which also looks like losing Kerala as incumbent TMC and AIADMK are cruising comfortably to retain power in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu.

  • Will win in Kerala, hope for better results in WB: CPI(M)

    New Delhi: After early trends forecast a win for (Left Democratic Alliance) LDF in Kerala, Communist Party of India (Marxists) (CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat on Thursday lauded the people of the state for choosing the alliance.

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    TMC, AIADMK manage major chunk of vote share in early trends

    New Delhi: In West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, where the incumbent Trinamool Congress and AIADMK respectively are surging ahead in initial rounds of counting, the vote share seems to be tilting heavily in their favour.

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    Trinamool, AIADMK to retain power, upsets in Assam, Kerala

    New Delhi: West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress and Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK were set to retain power on Thursday as the BJP was on the road to victory in Assam and the Left made a comeback in Kerala.

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    Assembly polls: LDF, TMC, AIADMK take early leads; BJP eyes Assam

    Thiruvanathapuram: In a dramatic see-saw, the early trends in Kerala as the counting for the assembly polls is underway saw a neck-to-neck battle between the Congress led-UDF and the LDF, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) failed to make any impact despite aggressive campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah.