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Pawan Singh expelled from BJP for contesting against NDA candidate

On Wednesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) removed famous Bhojpuri singer-cum-actor and party's state executive committee member Pawan Singh for contesting as an independent candidate in Bihar's Karakat Lok Sabha constituency

India’s ‘Agnipath’ scheme sparks debate ahead of elections

NEW DELHI:The controversy surrounding India’s “Agnipath” scheme for recruiting soldiers has intensified, with criticisms from various quarters and political parties, particularly in the lead-up to the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The scheme, designed to address the ballooning salary and pensions bill, has faced backlash for its short-term contractual basis and lack of post-service benefits like […]

Rahul Gandhi takes metro ride, accuses BJP of undermining Constitution

NEW DELHI:As the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi reach their climax, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi made a significant move, engaging with the common populace by riding the Delhi Metro on Thursday. Accompanied by Congress candidate Kanhaiya Kumar, Gandhi interacted with commuters and posed for pictures, en route to a rally in Mangolpuri. Accompanied by Congress […]

Teen arrested for multiple voting, repolling ordered

A teenager was arrested in Etah district, Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday after a video of him casting multiple votes went viral on social media. The video, which shows the boy voting eight times in favor of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at a polling booth in the Farrukhabad parliamentary constituency, was widely shared by political figures including Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress MP Rahul Gandhi.

YSRCP pioneers by appointing commoners as campaign stars

The YSRCP has submitted a list of 12 people (commoners) to the Election Commission, designating them as YSRCP’s official ‘Star Campaigners' for the upcoming polls.

Srinagar Lok Sabha: 29 Approved, 10 Rejected after approval

Srinagar: On Wednesday, the scrutiny of nomination papers for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat concluded at the Office of the Returning Officer 02-Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency. Out of 39 nomination papers received, 29 were deemed valid by Returning Officer Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat, in adherence to Election Commission guidelines. Among the approved candidates are Aga Syed […]

Omar Abdullah slams ECI for J&K election failure

SRINAGAR: National Conference Vice President and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said, “Election Commission of India should be ashamed. The Government did not take a decision, the ECI did not take action. Finally, the Supreme Court had to intervene and issue directives on the conduct of elections in J&K before September 2024.” Omar […]

Mizoram, Chhattisgarh Elections: Bastar’s villages get first poll stations, rainbow booths make debut

KOLKATA: As Chhattisgarh reached 70.87 per cent of voter turnout in its first phase, while Mizoram’s assembly elections reached 77.04 per cent, on Tuesday. It was also the first time that 126 villages in Bastar district went for polling since independence.  “126 new polling stations in Left Wing Extremism-affected areas of Bastar division reflects the […]

Lok Sabha passes multi-state cooperative societies (Amendment) Bill

One of the key provisions of the bill is the establishment of an Election Authority responsible for conducting fair elections, similar in power to the Election Commission, with no government interference.

Karnataka election: ECI takes note of ₹305 cr seizures

CEC directs officials to tighten vigilance against money power and drug menace in Karnataka