Indian elections

Proving exit polls wrong, TMC leads in 24 seats in West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's unquestionable dominance over the state was evident today as Trinamool Congress raced ahead of its rival BJP by leading in 24 seats of total 42 Lok Sabha seats

BJP alliance NDA leads with nearly 300 seats, INDIA bloc makes strong gains

India's ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance today faced a stiff challenge from opposition INDIA bloc as counting of votes progressed in all the 542 Lok Sabha elections

Indian election commission begins counting votes

India's election commission began tallying on Tuesday the 642 million votes cast in just-concluded elections, an AFP reporter at a counting centre said, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi tipped to win

India’s Hindu ‘emperor’ wants a third term

India's upcoming election sees BJP's narrative shift to Hindu identity under PM Modi, prompting opposition emphasis on economic issues

Facebook’s systematic interference in India’s electoral politics must stop: Sonia Gandhi

India’s main opposition Congress party President Sonia Gandhi today alleged “systematic interference” by Facebook and other social media giants in the country’s electoral politics.

Lawbreakers to lawmakers? 'Criminal candidates' in India polls

India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has one unwanted lead in this month's general election race - according to data from an electoral watchdog it is fielding the most candidates among the major parties who are facing criminal charges. Its main rival, Congress, is just a step behind.

INDIAN ELECTIONS / 2 killed in clashes at Andhra Pradesh

At least two persons are killed as rival political activists clashed during Indian parliamentary and assembly elections in the southern state Andhra Pradesh.

Despite being exposed, fake news thrives on social media ahead of India polls

Two weeks after a suicide bombing in Kashmir in February killed 40 Indian policemen, a Facebook user called Avi Dandiya posted a live video in which he played a recording of a call purportedly involving India's home minister, the president of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and an unidentified woman.

Facebook removes 687 pages linked to India's Congress party ahead of polls

Facebook Inc says it is removing 687 pages and accounts linked to India's main opposition Congress party, just days before voting begins in a general election, because of "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" on the social media platform.

June 4, 2024
June 4, 2024

Proving exit polls wrong, TMC leads in 24 seats in West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's unquestionable dominance over the state was evident today as Trinamool Congress raced ahead of its rival BJP by leading in 24 seats of total 42 Lok Sabha seats

June 4, 2024
June 4, 2024

BJP alliance NDA leads with nearly 300 seats, INDIA bloc makes strong gains

India's ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance today faced a stiff challenge from opposition INDIA bloc as counting of votes progressed in all the 542 Lok Sabha elections

June 4, 2024
June 4, 2024

Indian election commission begins counting votes

India's election commission began tallying on Tuesday the 642 million votes cast in just-concluded elections, an AFP reporter at a counting centre said, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi tipped to win

January 7, 2024
January 7, 2024

India’s Hindu ‘emperor’ wants a third term

India's upcoming election sees BJP's narrative shift to Hindu identity under PM Modi, prompting opposition emphasis on economic issues

March 16, 2022
March 16, 2022

Facebook’s systematic interference in India’s electoral politics must stop: Sonia Gandhi

India’s main opposition Congress party President Sonia Gandhi today alleged “systematic interference” by Facebook and other social media giants in the country’s electoral politics.

May 18, 2019
May 18, 2019

Lawbreakers to lawmakers? 'Criminal candidates' in India polls

India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has one unwanted lead in this month's general election race - according to data from an electoral watchdog it is fielding the most candidates among the major parties who are facing criminal charges. Its main rival, Congress, is just a step behind.

April 11, 2019
April 11, 2019

2 killed in clashes at Andhra Pradesh

At least two persons are killed as rival political activists clashed during Indian parliamentary and assembly elections in the southern state Andhra Pradesh.

April 2, 2019
April 2, 2019

Despite being exposed, fake news thrives on social media ahead of India polls

Two weeks after a suicide bombing in Kashmir in February killed 40 Indian policemen, a Facebook user called Avi Dandiya posted a live video in which he played a recording of a call purportedly involving India's home minister, the president of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and an unidentified woman.

April 1, 2019
April 1, 2019

Facebook removes 687 pages linked to India's Congress party ahead of polls

Facebook Inc says it is removing 687 pages and accounts linked to India's main opposition Congress party, just days before voting begins in a general election, because of "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" on the social media platform.

June 3, 2018
June 3, 2018

As election looms, Modi's popularity wanes in rural India

Indian farmers vote overwhelmingly for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2014 general election that swept him to power. He cannot count on them doing so again, as a crash in commodity prices and surging fuel costs stoke anger in the countryside.

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