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European elections: Power blocs lose grip on Parliament

The big centre-right and centre-left blocs in the European Parliament have lost their combined majority amid an increase in support for liberals, the Greens and nationalists in Sundays European Parliamentary elections, the media reported on Monday.The European Parliament helps shape the European Union (EU) legislation and the results will play a big part in who

YSR Congress polls nearly 50 per cent votes

The YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), which swept to power in Andhra Pradesh, polled nearly 50 percent votes in Andhra Pradesh, Election Commission data shows. YSRCP, which bagged 151 seats in the 175-member Assembly, polled 49.95 per cent of votes (1,56,83,592).  Its share was 10 per cent more than the votes polled by the dethroned Telugu

Head to Head competition in Ludhiana, know who is going to be ahead

Head to Head competition in Ludhiana, know who is going to be ahead

The results of the Lok Sabha elections, which have been completed in 7 phases, will be declared today. The number of votes cast for 542 seats in the country under the Lok Sabha elections continues this morning. The NDA is following in the initial trends. Elections from Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat are coming to an

Its heavyweights trailing, Chhindwara only good news for Congress in MP

Its heavyweights trailing, Chhindwara only good news for Congress in MP

Congress candidates father and son Kamal Nath and Nakul Nath are leading the race in both the Assembly bypoll as well as the Lok Sabha election respectively for the Chhindwara constituency in Madhya Pradesh. Chhindwara is the only good news for the Congress in the state, from where all its heavyweight leaders, including Digvijaya Singh,

2019 LS polls saw dip in number of candidates

2019 LS polls saw dip in number of candidates

The just-held Lok Sabha elections saw a dip in the number of contestants as 8,040 people entered the poll fray, 211 less compared to 2014.The maximum number of people to try their electoral fortunes was in 1996 when 13,952 candidates contested the general elections. According to the Election Commission data, a total of 8,040 candidates

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

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

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

Transgenders excited to vote first time under gender identity of their choice

Transgenders excited to vote first time under gender identity of their choice

Excited about casting their votes under their chosen gender identity for the first time in general elections, the transgender voters in the national capital flaunted their inked fingers and expressed hope for a government which ensures them a better future. This is the first time that transgenders are casting their votes under the category after

Voting begins in 59 seats in 6th phase of LS polls

Voting begins in 59 seats in 6th phase of LS polls

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday exercised his franchise at a polling booth in the Rashtrapati Bhawan here as voting was underway in 59 Lok Sabha constituencies across seven states.Kovind was accompanied by his wife.This is the sixth and penultimate round of the mega seven-phased electoral exercise. As polling for the seven Lok Sabha seats

BJP seeking votes in Modi's name, AAP in Kejriwal's: Mahabal Mishra

BJP seeking votes in Modi’s name, AAP in Kejriwal’s: Mahabal Mishra

Both the BJP and AAP candidates have no grounds to seek votes in West Delhi Lok Sabha constituency except taking the names of their heavyweights Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal, Congress MP candidate Mahabal Mishra said. Mishra, a former Lok Sabha member who won from the seat in 2009, however, said he seeks vote in

Youth Akali Dal will not allow misuse of Power by Congress- Meetpal Dugri

Youth Akali Dal will not allow misuse of Power by Congress- Meetpal Dugri

Ludhiana The Youth Akali Dal district president Meetpal Singh Dugri said that the leaders and workers of Youth Akali Dal will not allow ruling party Congress to misuse power in Lok Sabha elections. He said that the teams of YAD workers will keep check on distribution of money and drugs by Congress. The Youth Akali

General aviation flies high on election season

General aviation flies high on election season

High-flying netas have reversed the trend in general aviation sector with more and more politicians taking charter flights for election campaigns. The negative growth has turned positive in March with the total charter flight movement rising 11.2 per cent from a year-ago period this election season. As per the latest data by Airports Authority of

Special general observer takes stock of poll preparations for Ludhiana parliamentary constituency

Special general observer takes stock of poll preparations for Ludhiana

DP Correspondent Ludhiana For supervising the upcoming Lok Sabha elections for Ludhiana Parliamentary Constituency-7, the Election Commission of India has already deputed two expenditure observers, a police observer and a general observer. The ECI has also deputed Raghav Chandra, IAS (Retd) as Special General Observer for Ludhiana Parliamentary Constituency-7, who reached the city. Upon his

Students appeal to vote for better future: CT University

Students appeal to vote for better future: CT University

DP Correspondent Ludhiana As elections in Punjab are due for May 19, students of School of Fine Arts at CT University has appealed and encouraged other students to exercise their right to vote, by making placards and painting their faces and highlighting different messages like “Vote for better nation”; “Vote for my safety” etc. The

Congress candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu campaigning in Dakha constituency on Monday

Lok Sabha Polls: 28 candidate’s files nomination from Ludhiana

Amarpreet Singh Makkar Ludhiana In view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019, a total of 28 candidates have filed their nomination papers for Ludhiana Parliamentary constituency. On the last day of the filing of nominations, a total of 10 candidates filed their nomination papers. On last day, covering candidate of Shiromani Akali Dal candidate,

Congress, BJP candidates file nominations in Delhi

Congress, BJP candidates file nominations in Delhi

All the seven Congress candidates and four from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the national capital filed their nominations on Tuesday. The seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi go to the polls in the sixth phase on May 12.Three BJP candidates and all the seven candidates of the Aam

AAP names 3 candidates for LS polls in Haryana, Jaihind to contest from Faridabad

AAP names 3 candidates for LS polls in Haryana, Jaihind to contest from Faridabad

The Aam Aadmi Party, which is in alliance with the JJP, Sunday announced its candidates for three Lok Sabha seats in Haryana, fielding party’s state unit chief Naveen Jaihind from the Faridabad parliamentary constituency. The AAP is contesting on three seats, while the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) is fighting on the remaining seven seats in

Party-hopper Jagmeet Brar joins SAD; Amarinder mocks him

Party-hopper Jagmeet Brar joins SAD; Amarinder mocks him

Having remained with the Congress and the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) earlier, former MP Jagmeet Singh Brar on Friday joined the opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab. Brar, who was elected twice to the Lok Sabha in 1992 and 1999, was inducted into the party in the presence of SAD President Sukhbir Singh