West Bengal  /  Published 07.02.19

Felicitation for first-time voters

Bidhannagar subdivision recorded a lower voter count in the 18-21 age group compared to the average of the 33 assembly constituencies in North 24-Parganas in the summary revision of electoral rolls in...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 23.04.19

Quest for peace amid religious polarity

Rafikul Islam, 35, was in a rush on Tuesday morning to catch the mechanised countryboat, which will take him to his polling booth located on the sar across the Brahmaputra, from Goroimari’s Alikakh ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Chaygaon

West Bengal  /  Published 02.04.19

Distance from voters

Most of the residents of a hamlet in Bankura’s Saltora do not go to vote and prefer to remain busy in regular work on the polling day.It is not because they do not want to participate in the elector...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Bankura

North East  /  Published 30.03.19

104 & she’s rarin’ to get inked

Lakhi Paul, at first instance, may seem like any other centenarian but she has secured for herself an indelible mark in the annals of Charaideo’s history.At 104, Lakhi is oldest voter in Charaideo a...
By Abdul Gani in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 29.03.19

Peace and tolerance missive in namaz

It is noon. The surroundings of Sadarpatty mosque is filled with the fragrance of ittar, Jannat-ul Firdoush (aroma). Hundreds of Muslim youths bow down and offer namaz of jumma (special prayers on Fri...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma


North East  /  Published 26.03.19

Steps for disabled voters

In adherence to the Election Commission’s motto, “No voter to be left behind”, all efforts are being made by the Hailakandi district administration to ensure that the differently-abled persons g...
By Satananda Bhattacharjee in Hailakandi

West Bengal  /  Published 24.03.19

Teams to ward off jumbos

The Bankura district administration has decided to deploy for the first time teams comprising forest officers and villagers to chase away elephants from polling booths. Foresters have said at least 40...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bankura

India  /  Published 16.12.19

Phase IV peaceful

Phase IV of the Assembly election passed without incident in the 15 seats that voted on Monday.In these constituencies, 62.54 per cent voters exercised their franchise, the turnout 2.12 percentage poi...
By TT Bureau in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.12.19

When the vote becomes an example

Basanti Mahto was barely able to walk while heading to cast her vote at Pragati Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir booth in Jamshedpur East constituency on Friday.The 80-year-old, a resident of Birsanagar ...
By Jayesh Thaker & Antara Bose in Jamshedpdur

India  /  Published 28.11.18

Brotherhood in Mizoram as displaced Brus vote

Mizos welcomed Brus to vote during peaceful Assembly elections in Mizoram on Wednesday, days after a collectorate was ransacked in the northeastern state, three bureaucrats were transferred and the ve...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi


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