62-64 per cent turnout in UP first phase assembly polls

An impressive 62 to 64 per cent turnout was today registered in the first phase of Assembly elections in 55 seats in Uttar Pradesh where stakes are high for Mayawati's ruling BSP which is facing a tough challenge from Congress, BJP and SP.

Campaign for first phase polls ends in UP

Lucknow: Campaigning for the first phase of Uttar Pradesh polls, which saw stalwarts of major political parties trading barbs in the key state, came to an end.

Long way to go for probity in public life: PM

NEW DELHI (PTI) Amid continued attack on government over corruption, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today acknowledged that the efforts to ensure transparency, accountability and probity in public life would take a long time.

Notification for sixth phase of UP elections issued

Lucknow (PTI) Notification for the sixth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections was today issued with which the nomination process also commenced.

Nation pays homage to the Mahatma Gandhi

The nation today fondly remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 64th death anniversary with President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leading the country in paying homage to the Father of the Nation.

Assembly Polls: 77 pc polling in Punjab & 70 pc in Uttarakhand

Nearly 77 per cent polling was recorded in the Punjab Assembly elections, which sealed the fate of 1,078 candidates including two Chief Ministerial aspirants Parkash Singh Badal and Amarinder Singh.

Manipur polls: 82 pc turnout

Around 82 per cent of the electorate on Saturday exercised their franchise in Manipur assembly elections marred by militants' violence that claimed five lives and left two injured.

State Polls 2012: Manipur goes to poll today

Elections has begun in 60 assembly constituencies across 2,357 polling stations in nine districts of Manipur amid tight security. An electorate of 17,40,576, including 8,82,236 woman voters, are eligible to exercise their franchise to choose their representatives from among 279 candidates in the 10th Assembly polls.

India celebrates 63rd Republic Day

The 63rd Republic Day unfolded on Thursday with a grand pageant here showcasing a resurgent India's military power and culture kaleidoscope and also millions of tricolours hoisted across the country in ceremonies big and small.

Notification for the fourth phase of UP Assembly elections issued

Notification for the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections was issued on Wednesday, setting in motion the process of filing nominations.

National Voters' Day on Jan 25, 3.83 cr new voters registered

Second National Voters' Day (NVD) will be observed on January 25, a practice that was initiated last year to commemorate the foundation day of the Election Commission of India and also to enhance the participation of the voters, especially the youth, in the democratic process .

2012 Legislative Assembly elections of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand

The terms of the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will expire as follows :
Goa 14.06.2012
Manipur 15.03.2012
Punjab 14.03.2012
Uttar Pradesh 20.05.2012
Uttarakhand 12.03.2012

Goa

Anna Team criticises Lokpal draft report

Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday criticised the Parliament Standing Committee's Lokpal draft report and said the report aimed to fulfill Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's wishes.

Bypoll: HJC, JDU, BJP,TRS win

Kuldeep Bishnoi of the Haryana Janhit Congress (Bhajan Lal) won the Hisar Lok Sabha by-elections defeating his nearest rival Ajay Singh Chautala of the Indian National Lok Dal by 6323 votes.

Anna Hazare to end fast after Parliament agrees to demands

Anna Hazare will end his 12-old-day fast at 10 am on Sunday after Parliament endorsed in principle three of his key demands to deal with corruption in a compromise between government and the Gandhian.

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