May 21

Don't believe exit polls: J&K Congress President
Don’t believe exit polls: J&K Congress President

Jammu and Kashmir Congress President G.A. Mir on Tuesday asserted that the exit polls should not to be believed and that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) would have the majority in the Lok Sabha polls. Speaking to the media here, Mir said: “Don’t believe these exit polls. Wait for the results on May 23 (when

BSP candidate protests against shifting of EVMs
BSP candidate protests against shifting of EVMs

Afzal Ansari, the BSP candidate in Ghazipur, sat on a protest outside the strongroom where EVMs are being kept to prevent them from being transported out in a vehicle.In a video of the incident, Ansari and his supporters late on Monday were seen engaged in a heated argument with a police officer. Talking to this

143% turnout in world’s highest polling booth: Himachal Pradesh
143% turnout in world’s highest polling booth: Himachal Pradesh

It is strange but true! The world’s highest polling station at 15,256 feet in Tashigang village of Himachal Pradesh on May 19 recorded an unbelievable 142.85% voter turnout. And all votes were duly declared valid. In another unique feature of the country’s democratic exercise, the smallest polling booth Ka, located near Tashigang in Spiti valley itself and

May 23: A day to celebrate India's democracy
May 23: A day to celebrate India’s democracy

On May 23, the seven-week long Indian election process will come to an end. The votes will be counted and a winner will be declared. No matter who wins, the real winner will be India’s democracy. I say this as an Indian American who has had the privilege of living in the two largest –

EC orders violated with impunity, voters click photos inside polling booths
EC orders violated with impunity, voters click photos inside polling booths

Amarpreet Singh Makkar Ludhiana The orders of Election commission (EC) prohibiting mobile phones inside polling stations and booths were violated with impunity  as several persons including polling agents of political parties clicked photographs inside polling booths. The voters clicked the photographs while making use of their franchise and later posted it on social media. The

Sidhu damaging Congress with ill-timed comments: Punjab CM
Sidhu damaging Congress with ill-timed comments: Punjab CM

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday criticized his Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for damaging the Congress with his ill-timed comments against him and the party leadership in the state. If he was a real Congressmen, he should have chosen a better time to air his grievances instead of just ahead of voting in Punjab,

Many Political leaders casted their vote: Lok Sabha Elections
Many Political leaders casted their vote: Lok Sabha Elections

Leaders casted vote Punjab: Raja waring with his wife Amrita casted his vote at Bathinda After voting, the grandsons of grandfather parkash singh badal took place. Pawan Bansal going to caste his vote Harsimarat Badal and Sardar Parkash Singh Badal casting his vote at bathinda Kirron Kher casting her vote at Chandigarh Sukhbir singh Badal

Punjabi stars voted for the change
Punjabi stars voted for the change

People are getting huge enthusiasm for the Lok Sabha elections, while the stars are not lagging behind. The famous Punjabi singer and actor Harbhajan Maan has also voted in Paragon school. Also,he appealed to the people to use their authority in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections and vote for them. Another Punjabi singer Bibi Satwinder

Voices of women must be heard, says Rahul
Voices of women must be heard, says Rahul

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday hailed the role played by women in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections not just as candidates but also as voters and said that their voices must be heard.”Today is the seventh and last phase of polling. Our mothers and sisters have played a key role in these elections, not

Sunny Deol visits polling stations in Gurdaspur
Sunny Deol visits polling stations in Gurdaspur

Donning a turban, BJP’s Gurdaspur candidate and actor Sunny Deol on Sunday visited polling stations to oversee the polling process. Outside a booth in the Fatehgarh Churian area, he was seen greeting voters with folded hands. Jumping a barricade, when a young voter requested for a photograph, the star obliged.The actor-turned-politician is pitted against state

‘Balakot air strike is a feather in India’s cap’
‘Balakot air strike is a feather in India’s cap’

Kusum Arora Garhshankar (Anandpur Sahib) May 16 Seeking second term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP government on ‘national security’, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Thursday invoked Balakot air strike and said that such an action against Pakistan terrorists was never, nor can it take place in the world. Rajnath Singh said that this

Modi in Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath on Sunday
Modi in Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath on Sunday

Five days before the election results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning offered prayers at the Kedarnath shrine nestled in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Early in the day, Modi arrived at Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport and took a helicopter to Kedarnath. He was wearing a grey attire with a pahari cap and a saffron

Election Commission or omission, asks Congress
Election Commission or omission, asks Congress

The Congress on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa’s letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora over his dissent in the EC decisions in going unrecorded and asked whether it was “Election Commission or Election Omission”. In a letter to the CEC, Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa recused himself from the

Despite EVMs, EC officials can 'make or mar' poll results
Despite EVMs, EC officials can ‘make or mar’ poll results

As the Opposition parties’ apprehensions on glitches in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) continue to simmer, a new spectre looms large on the vote-count day of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, May 23. With the verdict of millions of voters in 2019 elections sealed inside EVMs, there are fresh fears of foul play and potential manipulations,

Self-obsessed Modi indulges in theatrics: Captain Amarinder Singh
Self-obsessed Modi indulges in theatrics: Captain Amarinder Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is indulged in theatrics since he took over as Prime Minister, he’s a self-obsessed man and the people of Punjab or anywhere else can never forget the incident of desecration of their holy scriptures, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Thursday. For him, the 1984 anti-Sikh riots were a national

Captain Amarinder's tactical advance strikes cord
Captain Amarinder’s tactical advance strikes cord

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, 77, may have been out of the Indian Army for decades now but he is proud to have served the nation in uniform.But this tactical advance into the opponent’s political territory by associating fellow ‘faujis’ (ex-servicemen) seems unparalleled. He has been striking a cord during his election meetings by

Hapur rape case finds no echo in LS polls
Hapur rape case finds no echo in LS polls

Elections have moved into the final phase, politicians are looking towards post-poll calculations and, apparently, have no time for the rape victim who allegedly set herself on fire in protest against police inaction on her complaint. The incident has not found a place in any of the election speeches of top political leaders.Chief Minister Yogi

After wife says he won't campaign, Sidhu shares stage with Priyanka
After wife says he won’t campaign, Sidhu shares stage with Priyanka

Hours after his wife claimed that he won’t campaign for the Congress in Punjab, Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu shared the stage with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday threatening a “knockout punch” to the Badals. Congress star campaigner Sidhu will not campaign for his party in his home

Modi's appeal to voters in Varanasi
Modi’s appeal to voters in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made an emotional appeal to the people of Varanasi in a video posted on his website, calling himself a ‘Kashi vaasi and outlining his personal and emotional association with Kashi and its people. “It is often said that whosoever come to Kashi even once becomes a part of the

It is royalty versus commoner in battle of Patiala
It is royalty versus commoner in battle of Patiala

Royalty will take on commoner in the Patiala parliamentary seat of Punjab as Preneet Kaur, popularly known as Maharani Sahiba because of her royal antecedents, will face sitting Member of Parliament Dharamvira Gandhi. Kaur is in the fray for the fifth time from this Lok Sabha seat where the fort of her husband and now