Poll Snippets

Poll Snippets

Monday, 20 May 2019 | PNS

77.62% polling in bypolls to 4 TN assembly Crucial by-elections to four Assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu Sunday recorded an overall 77.62 per cent turnout with Aravakurichi topping with a little over 84 per cent. The bypolls, besides re-polling in 13 polling stations, were held smoothly. There were some reports of...

Voted for development, say conjoined twins

Monday, 20 May 2019 | PTI | Patna

Twenty-three-year-old conjoined twins Sabah and Farah, who have been acknowledged as separate voters, on Sunday urged people to exercise their franchise in large numbers after casting their ballots. The twins, joined at the head, had first voted in the 2015 Assembly polls when their names were printed on a single voter...

Tej Pratap’s bodyguards bash up journalists at polling booth in Patna

Monday, 20 May 2019 | PTI | Patna

Private security guards of RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav on Sunday beat up a couple of photo journalists in the city after one of them allegedly smashed the windscreen of the former Bihar Minister’s vehicle, enraged over the car crushing the toes of a fellow lensman. The incident took place at...

Violence, low turnout mark Bengal last phase polling

Monday, 20 May 2019 | Saugar Sengupta | Diamond Harbour/Kolkata

Bengal lived up to its violent reputations even as reports of stray, yet continued and ‘systematic’ violence emanated from most of the nine parliamentary constituencies — and four Assembly seats where, bypolls took place — that went to the seventh and final phase of polling on Sunday. Reports of bombing, booth-capture,...

83-year-old cancer survivor among elderly voters in Patna

Monday, 20 May 2019 | PTI | Patna

Cancer-related ailment has left octogenarian Surendra Garai debilitated but not his spirit as he arrived at a booth here to cast his vote. Despite scorching heat, Garai, who retired as an executive engineer in 1995, came along with his 78-year-old wife and family to exercise the franchise. “He is an oral...

Poll body calls Raghav’s EVM claim mere rumours

Saturday, 18 May 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The Delhi poll authority has denied the claim made by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadhha who alleged discrepancies in the electronic vending machines (EVMs) and documents related to it. “Have learnt through reliable sources that EC has summoned presiding officers of South Delhi Parliamentary Constituency’s polling...

Rajasthan Cong leaders flay removal of picture from school textbook

Saturday, 18 May 2019 | PTI | Jaipur

The Rajasthan Government’s decision to remove a picture suggesting self-immolation from a school textbook has drawn flak from two leaders from the state’s ruling party, including a Minister. The Congress Government has tasked a committee to make changes in the textbooks introduced by the previous BJP Government. The panel had...

All Malegaon blast case accused asked to appear before court once a week

Saturday, 18 May 2019 | PTI | Mumbai

A special court here conducting trial in the 2008 Malegaon blast case on Friday directed all the seven accused, including BJP’s Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate Pragya Singh Thakur and Lt Col Prasad Purohit, to appear before it once a week. Upset over the frequent absence of the accused during the trial,...

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Globe Trotting

19 May 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

Left, TMC urge EC to ensure free, fair polling

19 May 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

Didi’s nephew sends defemation notice to PM

19 May 2019 | Saugar Sengupta | Sunday Pioneer

MoD rejects Vice Admiral Bimal Verma's petition

19 May 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer