Opinion  /  Published 10.05.19

How much do our votes matter, really?

It is election season and the ‘festival’ of democracy is upon us. We are expected to exercise our franchise and elect the government that will rule India for the next five years. How do we actuall...
By Anup Sinha

North East  /  Published 23.04.19

Write-click-decorate spells poll innovation

Assam tried the tech-savvy way as well as the colours of tradition to attract voters to the polling stations in the final phase of elections on Tuesday.These included selfie points, handwritten letter...
By Pankaj Sarma in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 23.04.19

VVPAT faulty, says ex-DGP

Former Assam director-general of police and poet Harekrishna Deka on Tuesday alleged that the voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machine at a polling station here had malfunctioned and the rec...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 23.04.19

Voters’ names missing from list

Krishna Kumar, a resident of S.K. Bhuyan Road in Latasil, was shocked to find his name was missing from the voter list. Poll officials told him that his family members, too, would not be able to vote...
By Abdul Gani in Guwahati

World  /  Published 14.04.19

Debate over climate change dominates Finnish vote

Voters in Finland are casting ballots in a parliamentary election after fierce debates over how best to tackle climate change dominated the campaign, even overshadowing topics like reforming the natio...
By AP in Helsinki


North East  /  Published 13.04.19

Girl cops to ensure clean polling booth

Nagaon Bengali Girls’ High School under Nowgong Lok Sabha constituency will be a model polling station with all women officials and a poll booth manned by female personnel. This is the school that h...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 09.04.19

Flood of unfulfilled promises

The villagers of Margherita subdivision on Tuesday said there was sunya parivartan (zero change) in their areas and resolved to boycott the 17th Lok Sabha elections after the BJP failed to solve their...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

India  /  Published 18.08.19

EC wants Aadhaar numbers to clean up rolls

The Election Commission has asked the government to give it statutory backing to collect Aadhaar numbers of new applicants and existing voters to check multiple entries in electoral rolls.In a letter ...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 18.05.19

CPM readies list to check dummy voting

CPM leaders in Dum Dum have prepared lists of absentee, shifted and deceased voters — referred to as “ASD” in poll parlance — that they plan to submit to the presiding officers of booths befor...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Dum Dum

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.05.19

Steel city steals show, 66% cast votes

Steel city was up and running from early Sunday morning with voters of all ages making a beeline outside polling booths to exercise their franchise for the prestigious Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat.Though...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur


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