Gunmen kill 15 in Nigeria during tense election

Gunmen killed at least 15 people including an opposition politician near polling stations in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, casting an ominous shadow over the closest electoral contest since the end of military rule in 1999.

Nigeria court bars military from deploying around polling stations: Lawyer

Lagos/Abuja" The Nigerian federal high court in Lagos has barred the military from deploying around polling stations during March 28 national elections, the lawyer for the parliamentarian who brought the case said on Tuesday. 

Declare polling stations in J&K as smoking free zones: JKVHA

 Jammu and Kashmir Voluntary Health Association (JKVHA) has asked the state election authorities to declare all polling stations as 'smoking free zones' during the ongoing Assembly elections.

Four polling stations in flood-hit J&K relocated

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday ordered relocation of four polling stations, which were damaged by the recent floods, to new locations in Bandipora district of north Kashmir.

Thousands protest in Romania over presidential vote

Some 10,000 people protested in Romania on Saturday, accusing the government of limiting voting from citizens living abroad in last weekend`s presidential polls.

18 dead as militants hit polling stations in Iraq

Suicide bombers attacked several polling stations and security forces in Iraq on Monday killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens, police said, days before the violence-wracked country holds legislative elections.

Failure rate of EVMs much less than expected: EC

Election Commission on Thursday defended the efficiency of the voting machines saying the failure rate was less than usually expected.

LS poll: Over 950 polling stations earmarked as critical in Maharashtra

About 951 polling stations spread across 19 constituencies in Maharashtra have been identified as critical.

Re-poll recommended at 25 polling stations in Bihar

Election officials on Saturday recommended re-poll at 25 polling stations in Patliputra and Munger Lok Sabha constituency which had gone to polls on April 17.

Four IEDs found from unused polling centre

Four Improvised Explosive Devices were Friday recovered from an unused polling centre in Maoist-affected Kasiabeda in Singbhum East district, the police said.

Gurgaon voters praise clean polling stations

Voters gave the thumbs up for polling stations here in Haryana, and for the clock-work precision with which they operated Thursday.

Live webcasting at 40 Uttar Pradesh polling stations

Live webcasting will take place at 40 sensitive polling stations across Uttar Pradesh, a senior official said on Saturday.

One lakh more to enrol as Delhi voters

The Election Commission Sunday received more than 1 lakh new voter enrolment forms after organising a day-long special voters` campaign in 11,000 polling stations of nine districts in the national capital, an official said.

71.31 per cent voters cast vote in Algapur bypoll in Assam

An estimated 71.31 per cent voters on Sunday cast their votes in the by-election to Algapur Assembly constituency in Assam`s Barak Valley.

Taliban threaten to attack Afghan polling stations

The Taliban on Sunday for the first time threatened to attack polling stations directly, stepping up warnings for Afghans to boycott landmark elections this week.