J&K records 62% polling in third phase

J&K records 62% polling in third phaseAs many as 62 percentage voters exercised their franchise in 3rd phase of polling in J&K despite boycott call by separatist's and bad weather condition.

Five constituencies of Kupwara district went to poll on Sunday in third phase.

Karnah recorded a turnout of 73 percent, the highest among the five segments in the third phase of polling in Jammu and Kashmir which was by and large peaceful, official sources said.

In Kupwara constituency, 60 of votes were cast with Karanah witnessing the highest turnout of 65.37.

EC notice to Delhi Minister

Delhi Education and Tourism Minister Arvinder Singh LovelyThe Election Commission of India has issued notice to Delhi Education and Tourism Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely for alleged violation of the model electoral code of conduct.

The notice was served on Saturday and The EC sought his reply by Sunday evening.

The allegation was- Lovely, who is contesting the assembly election from Gandhi Nagar constituency, used his official writing pad with the national emblem embossed on it to appeal to the electors to vote for him, said an official of EC.

Re-polling in 29 MP booths today

Re-polling in 29 MP booths todayRe-polling would be held on Sunday at

Cong. wins Goa by-poll

Cong. wins Goa by-pollCongress retained its Pale constituency seat by defeating BJP rivals in the by-polls. Polling for the seat was held on November 26.

Congress candidate Pratap Gawas defeated his nearest BJP candidate Pradip Sawant, by 1,534-votes. The results were declared on Saturday.

Gawas got 7,867 votes, while the BJP candidate was voted for by 6,333 persons. Rebel BJP candidate Suresh Amonkar, who contested independently, polled 3,682 votes.

Azad files nominations from Bhaderwah constituency

Azad files nominations from Bhaderwah constituencyFormer Chief Minister of J&K and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad filed his nomination papers from Bhaderwah constituency. He filed his papers on the last day of nominations on Saturday for the sixth phase of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

Elections for sixth phase will be held on December 17.

A record number of 321 candidates including another former Chief Minister and PDP Patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed are in the fray from 16 constituencies going to polls in the sixth phase.

60 % polling in Delhi

60 % polling in DelhiMore than 60 percent voters exercised their franchise for Delhi assembly polls.

Total number of voters in Delhi is over 1.5 crore.

The polls saw stray incidents of violence but remained by and large peaceful. The elections were peaceful though there were four incidents of minor violence during the polling which began at 8 am amid 52,000 police personnel keeping a tight vigil, said Chief Electoral Officer Satbir Sailas Bedi.

Four BSP workers were injured in clashes in Okhla area while two persons were arrested in Mehrauli for trespassing into polling booths unauthorisedly, he added.