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12% turnout till 10 a.m.

20 constituencies spread over Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts of Jammu region are going to polls. »
Polling officials carry EVMs ahead of the fifth phase of Assembly elections in Jharkhand on Friday. Photo: Manob Chowdhury Jharkhand Assembly polls

14.27% turnout till 9 a.m.

Sixteen of the 81 Assembly constituencies are going to polls in the fifth and last phase of elections in the State. »

A moment of possibility in Jammu and Kashmir

Peaceful elections in Jammu and Kashmir are necessary for the resolution process, but only a part of it. The presence of justice, and a greater push to bring into the mainstream those who have been al... »
Polling officials checking EVMs before the fifth phase of Assembly elections at Jharkhan on Friday. Photo: Manob Chowdhury
Dumka, December 20, 2014

Joblessness haunts Jharkhand voters

The last day of campaigning for the final phase of elections to the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly ended on Thursday, with polling in 16 constituencies in the Santhal Pargana region, along the West... »
Munni Hansda. Photo: Manob Chowdhury
Shikaripara (Jharkhand), December 18, 2014

In Shikaripara, activist challenges Soren’s legacy

Shikaripara, with a majority population of Santhal tribals, will cast its vote in the final phase of elections on December 20. The region witnessed one of the worst crackdowns on tribals protesting... »
SRINAGAR, December 18, 2014

Independents find it tough in J&K

In the past two coalition governments in Jammu and Kashmir, Independent candidates were the key figures in government formation, but in the ongoing Assembly elections, communal and regional polaris... »
A BJP supporter holds up a mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign rally in Kathua, about 90 km from Jammu on, Saturday, Dec.13, 2014.
Jammu, December 16, 2014

Security stepped up for PM’s rally

A thick security blanket has been thrown around the city on Tuesday for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election rally ahead of the final phase of election in Jammu and Kashmir. “Heavy sec... »
(Top) Voters queue up at a booth in Bokaro, Jharkhand on Sunday. (Bottom): A huge turnout in Shangus, South Kashmir. Photos: Manob Chowdhury, Nissar Ahmad
SRINAGAR/ANANTNAG, December 15, 2014

"It is immaterial to us who wins or loses"

Voter turnout in the fourth and penultimate phase of the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the last one for the Kashmir valley, was 49 per cent on Sunday, higher than the figures in 2002 an... »  
Kashmiri voters stand in queues to cast their votes during the fourth phase polling of the Jammu and Kashmir state elections at Anantnag district South Kashmir on Sunday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad
Srinagar, December 14, 2014

Voters defy boycott call in Valley

Jammu and Kashmir recorded 49 per cent polling across 18 constituencies on Sunday, largely in defiance of the boycott call by separatists. Polling was peaceful barring two incidents, one... »  
Nirsa (Jharkhand), December 14, 2014

Nirsa, the Left bastion in Jharkhand

Late in the afternoon, there is hectic activity in the open-cast coal mine at Dahibadi in Jharkhand. Workers can be seen loading trucks before they slowly make their way up the massive open quarry... »
Congress and BJP candidates belong to a family in coal business.
Dhanbad, December 13, 2014

In Jharia, coal leaves a mark on polls

At the tri-junction at Govindpur, Mahendra Mahto paused to look at both sides before continuing to push his cycle. Mr. Mahto, in his 20s, wearing a shirt and trousers and open-toed sandals,... »
SRINAGAR, December 12, 2014

Shah promises development in Valley

BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday urged a gathering of around 300 people at Jawahar Nagar in Srinagar to join the nation for development and bring the BJP to power in the State.“If you wa... »
J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during an election road show at Faqir Gujjari in Dara Harwan area near Srinagar on Wednesday.
Srinagar, December 11, 2014

People won’t tolerate being humiliated by BJP: Omar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said the people will not tolerate being “humiliated” by the BJP over the rehabilitation of flood victims but prefer to rebuild their liv... »

Opposition has run out of issues: Modi

Encounter between Maoists and security forces in Jharkhand

61% turnout in third phase of Jharkhand Assembly polls

Your problem is my problem, Modi tells Kashmiris

Opportunistic ties betray voters: Mufti

Tight security in Kashmir ahead of Modi’s rally

Rahul questions Modi’s Swachch Bharat, model village campaigns

NC, PDP campaign has put my life at risk: Lone

It’s ‘mission change’ for Kashmiri youth

Armymen and polling officers with Electronic Voting Machines sit inside a vehicle as they leave for their respective polling stations ahead of the fifth phase of elections in Jammu on Friday.
SRINAGAR, December 20, 2014

Today’s poll in J&K crucial for BJP

As Jammu and Kashmir votes in the fifth and final phase of the Assembly elections on Saturday, the contest will largely be between the two national parties — Congress and BJP.Twenty Assembl... »
A group of agitated Sikhs attacking the vehicle of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu over his alleged controversial remarks at Bhor Camp in Jammu on Thursday.
Jammu, December 18, 2014

Navjot Singh Sidhu convoy attacked in Jammu

BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s convoy was on Thursday attacked by unidentified assailants who pelted the cars with bricks and stones, leaving his driver injured at Bhor camp, on the outskirts of... »  
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Billawar, December 16, 2014

Dynastic politics like termite eating democracy: Modi

Sharpening his attack on the ruling coalition in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described dynastic politics as a “termite” that eats away the foundations of democracy.»
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a rally in Dhumka, Jharkhand on Monday. Photo: Manob Chowdhury
Dumka, December 15, 2014

No one can usurp tribal land: Modi

Asserting that welfare of the tribals can only strengthen the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said no one can usurp tribal land and that his government is committed for their welfa... »
Nirsa (Jharkhand), December 14, 2014

Nirsa, the Left bastion in Jharkhand

Late in the afternoon, there is hectic activity in the open-cast coal mine at Dahibadi in Jharkhand. Workers can be seen loading trucks before they slowly make their way up the massive open quarry... »
Party hoarding galore at a street in Dhumka on the eve of the fifth phase of elections in Jharkhand. Dhumka is one of the 15 constituencies that goes to polls on Sunday. Photo: Manob Chowdhury
Ranchi, December 14, 2014

Women voters outnumber men in fourth phase of Jharkhand polls

Women voters on Sunday outnumbered men in the fourth phase of the Assembly elections in Jharkhand. The Election Commission said 61.5 per cent turnout was reported from across the 15 constituencies... »
Supporters of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front shout slogans during a rally against the ongoing general elections in Srinagar on Saturday.
SRINAGAR, December 14, 2014

Fourth phase of J&K polls today

Eighteen constituencies across the capital Srinagar and Anantnag and Samba districts will go to the polls in the fourth phase of the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. All ey... »
BJP president Amit Shah adresses an election rally in Rajbagh Srinagar on Thursday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad
New Delhi, December 12, 2014

BJP will win J&K polls: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah Friday said his party will win the ongoing Jammu and Kashmir assembly polls as well as the West Bengal assembly elections scheduled for 2016.Speaking at the Agend... »

New Delhi, December 12, 2014

Kashmir election to decide LoP

The ongoing Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections could well determine whether senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad will continue as the next Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha as his te... »
Congress president Sonia Gandhi wears a traditional Kashmiri winter cloak during an election rally at Ronipora Shangus in Anantnag district, on Wednesday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad
Shangus (J&K), December 10, 2014

Modi’s promises ‘hollow’, Sonia tells J&K voters

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that flood-hit people of Jammu and Kashmir were “bearing the brunt of hollow promises” made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who she claimed... »

JVM(P) candidate, 11 others arrested in Jharkhand

58% turnout in third phase of J&K Assembly polls

Modest crowd, high hopes

‘BJP bringing people from Jammu for Modi’s Srinagar rally’

J&K special status removal will be assault on idea of India: PDP

Modi faces Vajpayee test in Kashmir

Modi challenging NC, PDP fiefdom, says Lone

Sadhvi’s rallies cancelled

Jharkhand voters defy Maoists