This Article is From May 23, 2016

Assembly Elections: Jayalalithaa And Mamata Retain Their States, BJP Sweeps Assam

Mamata Banerjee and Jayalalithaa retained their states while the BJP has swept Assam. The LDF has decimated the Congress-led UDF in Kerala.
May 23, 2016 00:39 (IST)
Leaders Of Anti-Foreigner Movement Endorse Sarbananda Sonowal For Top Job

On Sunday afternoon, inside the packed conference room of Hotel Bramhaputra Ashok, 65-year-old Atul Bora was the fourth senior BJP leader to back Sarbananda Sonowal as the party's choice for the chief minister's post.

May 18, 2016 18:29 (IST)
DMK Minister, Son Seek Anticipatory Bail For Alleged Violence During Tamil Nadu Polls

Former DMK Minister KR Periyakaruppan, his son and 10 others today moved Madras High Court bench, seeking anticipatory bail in connection with an alleged incident of violence during campaigning in the run up to the May 16 Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu.

May 17, 2016 14:49 (IST)
Kerala Polls: CPI-M Leader In Trouble For Watching VS Achuthanandan Vote

CPI-M leader and former minister G Sudhakaran is facing legal trouble for peeping into the voting compartment when party veteran VS Achuthanandan voted in Kerala.

May 17, 2016 13:47 (IST)
Battle For The States: Congress, Gone In 2 States, Shows Poll Of Exit Polls

May 17, 2016 13:30 (IST)
Gone, Congress, Gone, Show Exit Polls. DMK Alliance Is Its Rescue.

May 17, 2016 00:54 (IST)
Jayalalithaa Set to Lose, DMK's Turn At Power: Poll Of Exit Polls

A poll of exit polls predicts a photo-finish in Tamil Nadu, with the AIADMK of Jayalalitha and DMK of Karunanidhi locked in a very close race.

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Poll of the polls: Who will win Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Assam? Follow our live updates to know more.
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A voter in Kerala braves the rain to cast her vote.

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·         A lunchtime queue to vote at Vennala in Kochi.

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·         An overcast day for voting in Kochi.

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"8 districts witnessing heavy rain. Have recommended to extend poll time, expecting Election Commission nod by 3 pm," says Rajesh Lahoni, Chief Electoral Officer of Tamil Nadu.
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"In two days, you will know what is the judgement of the people," said Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said after casting her vote for the Tamil Nadu assembly elections.

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A bride from Kottayam, who ensured she voted, despite running behind schedule for her own wedding ceremony
May 16, 2016 11:23 (IST)
Undeafeated as MLA, Kerala CM Oommen Chandy, contests for the 11th time
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Malayalam superstar Mammootty queues up to vote.

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Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J  Jayalithaa casts her vote at Chennai's Stella Maris College

May 16, 2016 09:53 (IST)
Rain in Kochi did not deter voters to cast their important vote in Kerala election.

May 16, 2016 09:51 (IST)
DMK Treasurer M K Stalin after casting his vote in Chennai.
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18.3 % votes polled in Tamil Nadu Assembly elections till 9 am.

May 16, 2016 09:27 (IST)
Superstar Kamal Haasan casts his vote for Tamil Nadu's Assembly polls.

May 16, 2016 09:25 (IST)
As Kerala warms up to voting, 26-Year-Old Jake C Thomas, casts his first assembly election vote as he contests against 73 - year-old Kerala's Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

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List of Crorepati candidates contesting this year in Assembly Polls of Kerala.

May 16, 2016 08:53 (IST)
Megastar Rajinikanth raised the morale of voters in Tamil Nadu, saying, everyone should vote, that is a duty.
May 16, 2016 08:51 (IST)
Morning Inspiration! 47 - year-old voter, on home rest with a plastered foot, walks in pain to vote !
May 16, 2016 08:49 (IST)
In Tamil Nadu, a total of 1,11,958 police personnel, including 21,780 para military personnel, would be involved in the election duty.

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Cricketer-turned politician S Sreesanth voted today from Kochi in Kerala.

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The key candidates for this year Assembly polls in Kerala.

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Across Kerala at least 52,000 police personnel have been deployed for the smooth conduct of the polls, with 3176 polling stations being identified as 'sensitive, critical and vulnerable', including 119 in naxal affected areas of four districts.
May 16, 2016 08:19 (IST)
Just like the Met department  forecast, it drizzled this morning in Madurai just as the city got ready to cast vote for Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu today.

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Early voters lining up at a booth in Edapally, Kochi
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People have question in their mind if Election Commission will initiate action against them, said Karunanidhi, DMK Chief.
May 16, 2016 07:55 (IST)
Speaking on the cash recovered in the state by Election commission,  Karunanidhi said: Money distribution is curbed to a level, but there are incidents of cash transfer through trucks.
May 16, 2016 07:51 (IST)
We will win enough number of seats, our winning prospects are bright: DMK chief M Karunanidhi said after voting.

May 16, 2016 07:46 (IST)
After voting being cancelled in two places in Tamil Nadu only, 232 constituencies went to vote today.

May 16, 2016 07:45 (IST)
List of candidates with criminal cases in Puducherry.

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Tamil Nadu's major party DMK's chief, Karunanidhi casts his vote at a polling booth in Gopalapuram in Chennai.

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Contesting in the assembly elections this year, 16 candidates from Tamil Nadu are found to have had a criminal record.

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Voting for assembly elections begins in 232 seats in Tamil Nadu, 140 seats in Kerala And 30 seats in Puducherry.
May 16, 2016 01:28 (IST)
AIADMK Replies To Election Commission Notice, DMK Seeks More Time

The notices had said that prima facie the manifestos of the two parties "have not substantially fulfilled the guidelines of the Commission".

May 16, 2016 01:25 (IST)
Hold Assembly Polls In Aravakurichi On May 18: Vaiko Urges Election Commission

The MDMK leader said the voters will tend to vote for the party which would get majority at the end of counting on May 19.

May 15, 2016 00:07 (IST)
Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi Appeal To People To Vote For Their Parties

Recalling her party's welfare measures, Jayalalithaa said "AIADMK manifesto comprising various assurances has been released so as to continue this history of achievements."

May 15, 2016 00:06 (IST)
Only Congress-DMK Combine Can Provide Stable Government: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Talking to reporters in Puducherry, Ghulam Nabi Azad described the Puducherry government led by Rangasamy headed AINRC as "disastrous".

May 14, 2016 00:55 (IST)
BJP, PM Modi To Get 'Shock Treatment' In Kerala Polls: AK Antony

AK Antony took a swipe at the visits of the prime minister and Union ministers to the state in the run up to the polls.

May 14, 2016 00:53 (IST)
Kanhaiya Kumar Campaigns For CPI Candidate Mohammed Mohsin In Kerala
Addressing an election rally at Pattambi, Kanhaiya Kumar deplored the statement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi comparing Kerala with Somalia.

May 12, 2016 17:09 (IST)
Who Paid For Indians Evacuated From Libya? Sushma Swaraj vs Oommen Chandy

Kerala Chief Minister, Oommen Chandy is furious with PM Modi for crediting his own government for the evacuation of Indians from Libya.

Earlier this week, PM Narendra Modi said while campaigning in Kerala for the May 16 polls that the Centre had evacuated families from Libya.

May 12, 2016 16:56 (IST)
THe Richest Candidates In Kerala Assembly Polls Are From AIADMK

This has been revealed by a study conducted by the Kerala Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), which analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 1,125 of the 1,203 candidates in the May 16 battle.

May 11, 2016 01:21 (IST)
Kerala Not Somalia, Show Some Political Decency: Oommen Chandy To PM Modi

It is baseless to say that successive Kerala governments have "sidelined" the issues of political violence and murders, the chief minister added.

May 10, 2016 02:45 (IST)
Democratically Elected Governments Facing Threat Under PM Modi: Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday launched her election campaign in Kerala hitting out at the Narendra Modi regime, saying democratically elected governments were being toppled through "unconstitutional and other underhand dealings."
May 10, 2016 02:44 (IST)
Election Commission Censures West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh

The Election Commission on Monday censured West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh for violating the model code of conduct during an election rally in West Midnapore district.
May 09, 2016 02:30 (IST)
PM Modi Accuses Congress, CPM Of Covering Each Other's Corruption In Kerala

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the people of Kerala to think of their future and not just change regimes, as he continued his tirade against ruling UDF and the LDF saying both have failed to provide even drinking water to them in so many years.
May 09, 2016 02:22 (IST)
If Politics Were A Film, Tamil Nadu's Smaller Parties Could Direct It

Captain Vijayakanth explains why he spurned the advances of the two Tamil Nadu giants, AIADMK and DMK, and chose to lead a third front in the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections now, a week away.
May 07, 2016 01:58 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Polls: Jayalalithaa Seeks Bigger Margin In Her Constituency
AIADMK president and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday sought to strike an emotional chord with the voters of her RK Nagar constituency, saying they "are my breath", and sought a successive term to serve them after the coming elections.
May 06, 2016 19:43 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at BJP's election campaign in Chennai

May 05, 2016 14:47 (IST)
Overall poll percentage for the 6th phase in West Bengal elections till 1 pm, 61.88%.

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103-Year-Old Man Among First Time Voters In Final Round Of Bengal Polls

A total of 9776 voters, including a 103-year-old man, residing in the enclaves in Cooch Behar district will vote for the first time today.

May 05, 2016 10:44 (IST)
Poll percentage recorded till 9am in the final phase of West Bengal Assembly polls, is 23.46%.

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People line up outside a polling booth in Nandigram to cast their vote in sixth and final phase of West Bengal Assembly elections. Counting of votes will be on May 19.

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Voting begins in 25 seats in 6th and final phase of poll in West Bengal.
May 04, 2016 00:54 (IST)
Mamata Will Become Politically Insignificant Post Polls: Surjya Kanta Mishra

CPI(M) today exuded confidence that it will bag more than 200 seats and claimed Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will become "politically insignificant" after Assembly elections in the state.

May 03, 2016 01:07 (IST)
Bengal Elections: 15 Crorepatis, 33 With Criminal Cases To Contest In Phase 6

At least 15 crorepatis are contesting for the sixth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections to be held on Thursday, while 33 have declared criminal cases against themselves, a study said today.

May 03, 2016 01:06 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Elections: BJP's Lok Sabha Candidate Gurumurthy Joins AIADMK

A BJP candidate for the last Lok Sabha polls and whose nomination was rejected in Nilgiris SC Constituency, which created a controversy, has joined AIADMK in the presence of party chief Jayalalithaa in Coimbatore.

May 02, 2016 01:00 (IST)
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Admitted To Hospital In Guwahati

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has been hospitalised after he complained of stomach-related problems."

May 01, 2016 02:27 (IST)
Jadavpur University Professor Alleges Attack By Trinamool-Backed Goons

Left Front and Congress-backed independent candidate Ambikesh Mahapatra on Saturday alleged that he was attacked by attackers affiliated to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress after the end of polling for the fifth phase of assembly elections.

Apr 30, 2016 17:56 (IST)
West Bengal Chief Minister and chief of The Trinamool, Mamata Banerjee after casting her vote for the 5th phase of West Bengal Assembly elections.

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Former West Bengal Chief Minister and CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee comes out after casting his votes at a polling station during fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly election, in Kolkata. (PTI Photo)

Apr 30, 2016 17:21 (IST)
A heavy turnout of over 72 per cent was registered till 3 pm today in the fifth and penultimate phase of assembly polls in West Bengal, which saw sporadic incidents of violence that left seven people injured.
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TMC lawmaker Moon Moon Sen along with her daughters Raima and Riya after casting their votes in West Bengal Assembly elections.