Electoral rolls revision in Sikkim

Electoral rolls revision in Sikkim

GANGTOK, June 6 – Sikkim’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) R Telang today directed all booth-level officers (BLOs) to carry out ‘a 100 percent house-to-house verification of voters in the State. He issued the specific direction to all BLOs at a meeting through video conferencing with all District Election Officers (DEOs) to review the progress on […]

The Garo hills Game of Thrones

The Garo hills Game of Thrones

Tura: In Meghalaya, the big election battle was  Sangma versus Sangma – two families that dominate state politics. The feeling is that even though they are rivals, both were trying to keep the BJP at a distance. However, recently there have been whispers that post election results, anything can happen! As someone said, let’s see […]

Youth hold key to future of Meghalaya

Youth hold key to future of Meghalaya

Along with Nagaland, Meghalaya will be going to polls on February 27. Thomas Lim of Meghalaya Times, shares some insights: The last day of campaigning which had end 48 hours before the poll on February 24 evening had witnessed the show of strength by all 374 candidates vying for the 60 seats in the August […]

66% of state below poverty line, 35 ‘crorepati’ candidates!

66% of state below poverty line, 35 ‘crorepati’ candidates!

AGARTALA : – Altogether 35 candidates of the total 297 contesting candidates in the ensuing Assembly elections are ‘crorepatis’, (people with assets worth over a crore of rupees )according to Tripura Election Watch (TEW), a poll watchdog. That’s interesting. The average assets for candidates contesting this election is around 47 lakh rupees. Tripura, by the […]

Rahul promises safeguards to Meghalaya’s fickle electorate

Rahul promises safeguards to Meghalaya’s fickle electorate

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has affirmed that the party would safeguard cultures, traditions and way of thinking of people in Meghalaya where elections are due on February 27. But Meghalaya is a tricky state with a highly volatile political climate, and fickle voters, where thumping majorities are hard to come by. “We are going to […]

Gujarat has the NaMo Myth busted

Gujarat has the NaMo Myth busted

New Delhi: The myth is busted! The promises bullet train, the roll-on-roll-off ferry service ride and the flamboyant take-off on a sea plane and so on that the BJP rolled out with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the presiding deity,  was not enough to propel the unstoppable right wing juggernaut to the 100-mark. As one […]

Delhi MCD polls: Expulsions and Welcome Parties

Delhi MCD polls: Expulsions and Welcome Parties

New Delhi:  Before the polls, the merry-go-round of politicians switching sides has begun.  The Delhi BJP  expelled its 21 members, including five sitting councillors, from the party for six years (April 15) for allegedly being involved in the anti-party activites ahead of the April 23 MCD polls. Four outgoing councillors Dr Pankaj Singh from Ranhola, […]

New ‘tamper-proof EVMs’ in pipeline?

New ‘tamper-proof EVMs’ in pipeline?

New Delhi, Apr 2: The Election Commission is set to buy next generation EVMs that become “inoperable” the moment attempts are made to tinker with it, a move which comes amid claims by some parties that the machines were tampered with during the recent assembly polls. The ‘M3’-type electronic voting machines (EVMs) are also equipped […]

Opposition parties question Electronic Voting machine use

Opposition parties question Electronic Voting machine use

New Delhi: A lot of people, who at first took Maywati’s comments with a pinch of  salt (She is the Bahujan Samaj leader whose party did miserably in the recent elections in Uttar Pradesh), are now shocked that an electronic voting machine appeared to be grossly inaccurate, favouring the BJP party symbol!  At first the […]

400 watchdogs to sniff out Black Money in Poll Process

400 watchdogs to sniff out Black Money in Poll Process

The Election Commission will deploy about 400 expenditure observers, drawn from the IRS and other central services, to check use of black money and other illegal inducements in the Assembly polls in five states, says a PTI report (Jan 4). 200 observers will be drawn from the Income Tax department stream of the Indian Revenue […]

Hong Kong elects six ‘democracy activists’: China gets jitters

Hong Kong elects six ‘democracy activists’: China gets jitters

Hong Kong completed its elections, and the results are out. Some say that the outcome of last Sunday’s election for Hong Kong’s legislature has been a political blow to the Chinese regime, because six political activists who were prominent in the protests in 2014 against Beijing’s anti-democratic strictures have been elected. Anyway, this shows that […]

Sitamarhi village elects a murdered woman as Panchayat Member!

Sitamarhi village elects a murdered woman as Panchayat Member!

Patna: Villagers from Tikauli Panchayat in Sitamarhi District have elected a dead woman  to the post of Panchayat Samiti member. The woman, Mithlesh Devi, has been dead nine long years. Bihar never fails to spring surprises! A woman in Bihar, who died several years ago, was elected as a panchayat samiti member in the recently […]