India | Reported by Nazir Masoodi, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday November 25, 2014
Around 10 in the morning, the temperature in Kashmir's Ganderbal hovered around 7 degrees Celsius. But neither cold, nor disability could keep 54-year-old Abdul Majid at home today. The state had an appointment with democracy.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Nazir Masoodi; Edited by Vishnu Varma | Tuesday November 25, 2014
With long queues and brisk polling through the day, Jammu and Kashmir today recorded a 71.28 per cent voter turnout in the first phase of Assembly elections, its highest in 25 years. Many people were still waiting to vote beyond the scheduled close o...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Tuesday November 25, 2014
For the first time in 25 years, people ignored a boycott call by separatists to line up in large numbers to vote in the first phase of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections today. In Jharkhand, over 59 per cent voted despite the shadow of Maoist v...
Assembly | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday November 25, 2014
Development and stability were Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise to Jharkhand on a day six under-developed, Naxal-hit districts of the state voted in the first phase of assembly elections.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt (with inputs from Agencies) | Tuesday November 25, 2014
Jammu and Kashmir registered brisk 34 per cent polling till noon as voters braved the cold and turned up at polling booths for the first of the five-phase assembly elections in the state. Jharkhand, which is also voting in five-phases, registered a l...
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Alok Pandey; Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday November 25, 2014
Voting has begun for the first of the five-phase assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand today. The BJP, which swept the Lok Sabha elections in May and recently added Maharashtra and Haryana to its kitty, is hoping to win big in both st...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday November 25, 2014
The first of the five-phase assembly elections begins in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand today. The BJP, which swept the Lok Sabha elections in May and recently added Maharashtra and Haryana to its kitty, is hoping to win big in both states, where re...
Assembly | Written by Alok Pandey | Monday November 24, 2014
In 2013, Jharkhand saw the maximum number of incidents, and deaths due to Naxalism, as per figures from the Union Home Ministry. The state saw 383 incidents and 150 deaths.
Assembly | Written by Alok Pandey | Sunday November 23, 2014
With just a couple of days away for the first phase of polling to begin in Jharkhand, the Association for Democratic Reforms has released a survey according to which 92 of 200 candidates in the first phase face criminal charges.
Assembly | Edited by Anindita Sanyal (with inputs from IANS) | Saturday November 22, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a scathing attack on the ruling National Conference and Congress in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir, accusing them of taking turns to loot the state in what he said was a "political match-fixing".
Assembly | Written by Nazir Masoodi | Saturday November 22, 2014
Ahead of the first phase of polling in Jammu and Kashmir, there is a remarkable trend -- more and more women coming out of their homes to take part in election rallies. However, the swing ends there because when it comes to representation, women cand...
Assembly | Written by Alok Pandey and Manish Kumar | Friday November 21, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed his first election rallies in Jharkhand, ahead of a five-phase assembly election that starts on November 25. In his speech, the PM stuck to his party's campaign line in the state, asking for a full majorit...
Assembly | Written by Alok Pandey | Thursday November 20, 2014
The assembly election in Jharkhand is just a few days away. But many villages across the state are empty. Most people, especially the poor, are out of the state in search of work.
Assembly | Written by Alok Pandey | Wednesday November 19, 2014
Jharkhand may have recorded some of the worst parameters related to human development in the country, but a large number of candidates contesting in the first phase for the forthcoming assembly elections happen to be crorepatis, according to a report...
Assembly | Press Trust of India | Thursday November 13, 2014
Clashes broke out between supporters of the ruling National Conference and Opposition Peoples Democratic Party today during filing of nominations by their candidates at the Kulgam district election office in south Kashmir, police said.
South | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Thursday November 13, 2014
After its impressive wins in Maharashtra and Haryana, the BJP aims to continue its wining spree in Tamil Nadu, which is headed for assembly polls in 2016. Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy, the man who was in charge of Maharashtra, is the party in-cha...
Assembly | Written by Alok Pandey and Haribansh Sharma | Tuesday November 11, 2014
BJP President Amit Shah and senior party leader and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley released the party's manifesto today for the forthcoming Jharkhand assembly elections.
India | Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from PTI) | Tuesday November 11, 2014
Former Kashmiri separatist Sajjad Lone of the People's Conference met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, days before the state heads for five-phase elections from November 25.
Assembly | Written by Sheikh Zaffar Iqbal | Monday November 10, 2014
Mission 50+ seems to be the BJP's new slogan for the forthcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. The latest round of hoardings in Jammu city seemingly point to the revamped election message of the party.
India | Reported by Sunetra Choudhury, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday November 5, 2014
The double wedding of sisters Damini and Chanchal on Sunday had a special tweak: Nine pheras instead of the usual seven. The extra two were against female foeticide and for the environment - necessary reminders for their hometown Jind, known more for...