Congress starts candidate selection process for Delhi polls

In an effort to finalise the candidates' list for upcoming assembly polls well in advance, Delhi Congress today asked all ticket aspirants to file their applications by December 20.

J&K polls: 145 candidates left in fray for 3rd phase

A total of 145 candidates are left for third phase Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir after the scrutiny of the nomination papers ended on Saturday, an EC official said.

J&K poll: Over 67% candidates in phase 1 school dropouts

 More than 67 percent candidates for the five Assembly segments of the Valley going to polls in the first of the five-phased elections in Jammu and Kashmir have had only school education or less.

Delhi polls: AAP's first list of candidates out, features controversial Somnath Bharti

A day after launching 'Delhi Dialogue' campaign gearing up for the election in the national capital, the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday released first list of 22 candidates for the upcoming assembly election in Delhi.

Gwalior: Six persons injured in stampede at Army recruitment rally

At least six persons were today injured in a stampede following violence by candidates after cancellation of an Army recruitment rally here, police said.

Two BSP candidates file nomination for RS polls

 Two BSP candidates today filed their nomination papers for the biennial Rajya Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh.

BJP may repeat candidates who lost by narrow margins in Delhi

 BJP candidates who lost previous Assembly elections by narrow margins will be the first choice during ticket distribution for the upcoming polls in the national capital.

222 candidates file papers for first phase of Jharkhand polls

 As many as 168 candidates filed their papers today, the last day of nominations for the first phase of polling on November 25, taking the total to 222 contestants for 13 of the 81 Jharkhand Assembly seats.

EC wants debarring of candidates charged with heinous offences

After Supreme Court's intervention instantly disqualifying those convicted of serious offences, the Election Commission now wants debarring of a candidate from elections on framing of charges in cases of heinous offences.

5% candidates have serious criminal cases in Haryana: ADR

Five per cent of the candidates in fray in the Haryana Assembly elections have serious criminal cases such as murder and crimes against women but overall the number of candidates facing criminal cases has come down from the last elections, according to a study by an activist group.

Left Front announces two candidates for bypolls

The Opposition Left Front Thursday announced the name of the candidates for up-coming bypolls in the two Assembly constituencies in the state.

94 candidates in fray for Bihar by-elections

A total of 94 candidates are in the fray for by-elections to 10 Bihar Assembly seats to be held on August 21 after the last date of withdrawal of nominations got over today.

PDP finalises party candidates for assembly polls

Opposition Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir today said it had finalised the list of candidates for upcoming assembly polls in the state and would declare their names shortly.

16 women candidates in fray in Assam Lok Sabha polls

The highest number of women candidates, since the first general elections, are contesting the three phased 2014 Lok Sabha polls in Assam with 16 candidates in the fray, five more than the 2009 Parliamentary elections.

Candidates in Shirdi invoke Saibaba`s name to woo voters

The candidates in this constituency, known as home of Shirdi Sai Baba, are wooing the voters in the name of the popular guru, assuring better infrastructure, top class facilities for devotees ahead of his death centenary in 2018.

27 Congress candidates are billionaires in Karnataka

Of the 28 Congress candidates in the Lok Sabha election in Karnataka, 27 are billionaires, led by its star nominee Nandan Nilekani (Bangalore South).

20 percent candidates in third phase have criminal cases

Nearly 20 per cent of contestants in the third phase of Lok Sabha election have criminal cases against them, with Kerala topping the list among 13 states, while an AAP nominee has been charged with 28 serious offences.

Sudden mercury rise forces candidates to adjust campaign hours

As the poll campaign gathers tempo in the metropolis, the temperature too rises apace but candidates have devised ways to beat the heat with some moving with water tankers in tow to quench the thirst of party workers.

AAP releases first list of nine candidates for LS polls in AP

The Aam Admi Party (AAP) today announced its first list of candidates, including a former bureaucrat, for nine Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh.

EC allots symbols of candidates, PA Sangma gets book

The Election Commission today allotted symbols to candidates contesting in the two Lok Sabha constituencies in Meghalaya, officials said.