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.

May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016

The Tale of Two Oath Takings

A work permit system for those who want to work in India is the need of the hour. India, in consultation with Bangladesh, needs to work out a system which allows the workers to work and remit their money through legal channels and ensure that they are not being exploited.

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