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23 April, 2017 7:19 PM Centrist Emmanuel Macron, Far-Right Marine Le Pen One Step Away From French Presidency

Paris: Centrist Emmanuel Macron will face off against far-right Marine Le Pen in the second round of France's presidential election, projections showed Sunday, making him clear favourite to emerge as the country's youngest leader in modern history. Macron was projected to win between 23 and 24 per cent in Sunday's first round, slightly ahead of National 156

23 April, 2017 7:16 PM Battle for MCD: 53.58% voter turnout inches past 2012 figure

The high-stakes Delhi municipal polls saw a voter turnout of 53.58 per cent that surpassed the 2012 figure of 53.43, even as rancour over "faulty EVMs" coloured the entire exercise with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal railing at the state election body. The final tally of votes came in just before midnight, as a ward in south Delhi witnessed "extremely 140

23 April, 2017 2:45 PM France Votes In High-Stakes Presidential Election

Paris: French voters flocked to the polls under heavy security Sunday in the first round of a highly unpredictable presidential election seen as vital for the future of the ailing European Union. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are the favourites to progress to a run-off on May 7 but the race is too close to call in a deeply 59

23 April, 2017 12:18 PM MCD Polls: Arvinder Singh Lovely says BJP will make 'history’, Arvind Kejriwal slams ‘faulty EVMs’

Assuring a win for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, Congress turncoat Arvind Singh Lovely on Sunday said that he joined the saffron bandwagon because of its sincere and dedicated intentions to serve the people. ‘The BJP is laying the foundation of a new corporation with an idea of clean politics. And this is why I have joined 73 1

23 April, 2017 11:56 AM Early French vote turnout slightly higher than 2012

Hundreds of thousands of French expatriates in the US, Canada and South America already cast their ballots on Saturday. Turnout figures for the first round of the French presidential election showed a 28.54 percentage participation rate by midday local time (3.30 p.m. IST) the Interior Ministry said on Sunday, slightly above the corresponding rate in the 2012 vote. The 28.54% compared 65

23 April, 2017 9:59 AM 'EVMs are Extremely Vulnerable Machines,' tweets Congress leader; AAP's Arvind Kejriwal agrees with him

A Congress leader Shehzad Poonawalla, cited and replied to a quote by an AAP sympathizer, which talked about "faulty EVMS.". AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal then retweeted Poonawalla's tweet, in which he came up with an interesting version of what EVM stands for - 'Extremely Vulnerable Machines.' NEW DELHI: The Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party found common 63

23 April, 2017 9:14 AM Election Commission wants to buy 16 lakh paper trail machines in two years

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission has set the ball rolling to buy over 16 lakh paper trail machines for EVMs in the next two years to be used in all polling stations in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The Commission issued letter of intent to ECIL and BEL -- both PSUs -- on Friday, two days after the Union Cabinet cleared its proposal to buy 16,15000 voter 36

23 April, 2017 8:39 AM Live Delhi municipal elections: 16% voter turnout till noon

A total of 270 municipal wards will go to the polls today. Voting for the hotly-contested municipal elections began at 8:00 a.m today. A total of 270 municipal wards are going to the polls. These elections have been witnessing a three-way fight, with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) contesting for the first time. With AAP trying to make a last-minute pitch 108

23 April, 2017 7:34 AM France begins voting in first round of presidential election, seen crucial to Europe's future

The outcome will be anxiously monitored around the world as a sign of whether the populist tide that saw Britain vote to leave the EU and Donald Trump's election in the US is still rising, or starting to ebb. Voting began in France today in the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election that is crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched 53

23 April, 2017 7:03 AM France Votes In Election Nailbiter

Paris: France goes to the polls under heavy security Sunday for the first round of the most unpredictable presidential election in decades, with the outcome seen as vital for the future of the beleaguered European Union. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are the frontrunners to progress to a run-off on May 7 but the result is too close 112