- Shimla remains infamous for low voting percentage(10:40)
BY VISHAL GULATI
Shimla, May 21 (IANS) While Himachal Pradesh registered 72.25 per cent polling in the recently-concluded general elections, 7.80 per cent higher than the 64.45 per cent witnessed in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, voting in Shimla was 64.01 per cent -- the lowest among towns in the state.
- Maharashtra 'Satta Bazaar' bookies thrilled with exit polls(23:00)
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) After the seventh and final phase of the 17th Lok Sabha polls ended on Sunday, the unofficial 'Satta Bazaar' here had bookies and punters in a tizzy with the predictions made in exit polls which were declared tonight largely favouring Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP's win.
- 102-year-old voter casts ballot in Himachal(12:26)
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) Shyam Saran Negi, a 102-year-old voter who also participated in the 1951-52 general elections which were the country's first, cast his ballot on Sunday at a picturesque hamlet in Kinnaur district as elections were held to elect four members of Parliament from Himachal
- Vote for peace: Punjab CM(10:16)
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday appealed to voters to vote for peace as 59 constituencies went to poll in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections.
- Nitish, Manjhi cast votes(09:14)
Patna, May 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi cast their votes in Patna on Sunday.
- Your vote is precious, says Anupam Kher(08:18)
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher on Sunday appealed to voters here to exercise their franchise as Chandigarh went to polls in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections.
- Gandhi says 'Modilie' added to dictionary, OED denies(22:10)
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) A day after Congress President Rahul Gandhi, mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, posted a snapshot that a new word "Modilie" has been added to English dictionaries, the authoritative Oxford English Dictionary on Thursday said that there no such word not exist in any of its dictionaries.
- My wife never lies, says Sidhu(20:26)
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday defended his wife's remarks blaming the state Congress leadership for denying her a ticket from Amritsar.
- 'Fans of Sunny Deol' costs him Rs 174,644(19:14)
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) A Facebook page titled 'Fans of Sunny Deol' costs the actor-turned-politician and BJP candidate from Punjab's Gurdaspur seat Rs 174,644 and this amount was included in his poll expenditure, it was announced on Wednesday.
- BSP candidate goes missing, party campaigns for him(14:40)
Mau (Uttar Pradesh), May 15 (IANS) As the heat of the Lok Sabha elections reaches its pinnacle, a BSP candidate has gone missing. An FIR registered in a Varanasi police station accuses him of sexual assault.
- Captain Amarinder's tactical advance strikes cord(11:44)
By Vishal Gulati
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) 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.
- It is royalty versus commoner in battle of Patiala (Poll Trivia)(11:52)
By Vishal Gulati
Patiala, May 14 (IANS) 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.
- 19% contestants of 7th phase declare criminal cases(20:56)
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Of the 909 candidates contesting the seventh phase of the Lok Sabha elections, 170 (19 per cent) have criminal cases against them, while 127 (14 per cent) have declared serious criminal cases against their names, according to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
- Vadra posts Paraguay flag in place of Tricolour, gets trolled(20:00)
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) In an embarrassing goof-up, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's husband Robert Vadra on Sunday used the flag of Paraguay instead of the Tricolour to spread awareness about the Lok Sabha elections on social media, inviting ridicule from netizens.
- Modi a big hit among first-time voters in Delhi(18:54)
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi seemed quite popular among first-time voters in Delhi as most of them hailed his foreign policies, nationalism and reforms in education, besides his "love for the youth".
- Third gender group from Churu wishes Rahul poll win(17:28)
By Anand Singh
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi was taken by surprise when a group of third genders from Rajasthan visited his residence, here on Sunday, to wish him and his party victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
- Memes on Modi's 'raw wisdom' on Balakot airstrike trending(14:52)
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is being trolled on Twitter for his remarks that he had asked the Air Force to carry out Balakot airstrike on February 26 in bad weather as his "raw wisdom" said a cloud blanket would help the Indian fighter planes escape Pakistani radars.
- Funny quips add colour to the political slugfest(10:38)
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) In the political season where abuses and invectives on social media platforms and public rallies have hit a new low (one can't forget Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's derogatory comment against BJP's Rampur candidate Jayaprada), a few leaders have kept their humorous side alive, posting messages in the lighter vein, enough to tickle your funny bones.