EC wants to use new machine to enhance vote secrecy

The Election Commission wants to use a new machine to enhance secrecy of votes during counting which prevents disclosure of voting pattern.

Hong Kong legal body votes to oust its pro-Beijing president

The Hong Kong Law Society has sent a strong rebuke to Beijing after it passed a vote of no confidence in its own president, who backed a controversial white paper reaffirming China`s control over the city.

Hong Kongers queue at polling booths to defy Beijing

Hong Kong citizens cast their ballots in an unofficial referendum on democratic reform today, with booths opening across the territory after an online poll that enraged Beijing and stunned organisers with a huge response of more than 500,000 votes.

Deadly attacks mar high turnout at Afghan vote

Millions of Afghans turned out to vote today in a presidential run-off election despite Taliban threats and violence that killed nearly 50 people ahead of the withdrawal of NATO troops later this year.

Ukraine boosts security for vote as US warns Russia

The United States piled the pressure on Russia Wednesday over its actions in Ukraine, where the authorities are mobilising tens of thousands of police for a presidential vote in the face of a bloody insurgency gripping the east.

Crowds vote in scarred east Ukraine port city

Enthusiasm for self-rule was palpable in the line snaking out of the district administration building in Mariupol converted into a polling station.

I am a Narendra Modi fan, hope he wins: Preity Zinta in Varanasi

In an impromptu interaction with media in the city, Preity Zinta said that she is a fan of Narendra Modi.

LS polls: Gujarat records 62 percent voting

Gujarat Wednesday recorded 62 percent voting for all 26 Lok Sabha seats in the state that went to the polls in single-day election, according to official figures.

Nearly 100 percent voting in Rajasthan re-poll

Barring one voter, 337 electors on Monday cast their votes in re-polling at Tonk-Swaimadhopur Lok Sabha seat in Rajasthan.

80.05 percent voting in Assam in three phases

A record 80.05 percent voting was recorded in Assam, while the the turnout was 82.2 per cent in the last and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

Priyanka Chopra’s ‘unfortunate’ reason to skip voting

Priyanka Chopra is one of the stars who couldn’t make it to the polling booth as she was busy with her prior work commitments.

EC apologises to Mumbaikars after lakhs of names missing from voters list

After Pune, where as many as one lakh names of electors with ID cards were missing from the voters list, now there are reports that over two lakhs voters couldn`t cast their vote in yesterday`s polling in Mumbai.

Voting important process of democracy, must vote: Aamir Khan

Bollywood`s thinking actor Aamir Khan came along with wife and director Kiran Rao to cast his ballot Thursday and appealed to everyone to step out of their homes to fulfil their civic duty.

After 1 lakh voters` names missing in Pune, Mumbaikars face same issue

After Pune, where as many as one lakh names of electors with ID cards were missing from the voters list, now voters in Mumbai face the same issue as tens of them are not finding their names in the voters list.

Polling for lone Puducherry seat on Thursday

Over 900,000 voters will seal the electoral fate of 30 candidates including sitting MP and union minister V. Narayanasamy on Thursday.

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.

Polling day: Holiday must for all on Thursday, says TN govt

Tamil Nadu Government today made it clear that employers and commercial establishments must grant holiday with wages for their employees tomorrow on account of polling for the 39 Lok Sabha seats in the state.

India taking part in Western Pacific Naval meet in China

India and over 140 other countries are taking part in a biennial conference of the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) which opened in the eastern Chinese port of Qingdao today.

TMC MLA asks workers to prevent people from voting for others

Trinamool Congress MLA from Labhpur in Birbhum district Manirul Islam today called upon party workers to prevent people from voting for other parties.

Voting in Pune marred by faulty EVMs, 1 lakh missing names; BJP demands re-poll

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded a re-polling in Pune after as many as one lakh names of electors with ID cards were missing from the voters list.