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  • AP MPTC polls: YSR Congress takes lead in Vishakapatnam district with wins in 86 seats Sep 19, 2021 05:19 PM IST

    AP MPTC polls: YSR Congress takes lead in Vishakapatnam district with wins in 86 seats

    Out of the results declared till 1 pm, the prime opposition, Telegu Desam Party, had won 11 seats, whereas, the Congress, the BJP and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) had bagged one seat each.

  • Russia blames US tech giants for interference in election Sep 10, 2021 10:40 PM IST

    Russia blames US tech giants for interference in election

    Russia has "undeniable proof" that tech giants, based in the United States, violated Russian laws ahead of the coming election, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

  • Sanjay Jha Asks: Congress, are you listening Aug 17, 2021 08:57 AM IST

    Sanjay Jha Asks: Congress, are you listening

    The reason why Sushmita Dev quit the Congress is largely because no one really cared to understand what she wanted to do. No one had time to listen — it’s as simple as that!

  • Kerala Assembly Elections 2021 | Check out the smallest and biggest victory margins May 04, 2021 09:27 PM IST

    Kerala Assembly Elections 2021 | Check out the smallest and biggest victory margins

    Check out the widest and narrowest win margins in the Kerala assembly elections.

  • BJP's defeat in West Bengal may be seen as referendum on Centre's handling of COVID-19 : Nomura May 03, 2021 07:20 PM IST

    BJP's defeat in West Bengal may be seen as referendum on Centre's handling of COVID-19 : Nomura

    In the recent state elections, the BJP's tally in West Bengal has been restricted to 77 out of the total 293 seats. It also failed to win a seat in Kerala and had a worse- than-earlier result in Assam, winning 60 seats. But the party won a series of by-elections in seats across Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra. along with four seats in Tamil Nadu.

  • COVID norm violation: ECI lodges FIR against 13 candidates, sends showcause notices to 33 Apr 24, 2021 10:01 AM IST

    COVID norm violation: ECI lodges FIR against 13 candidates, sends showcause notices to 33

    Of the 13 candidates against whom FIRs were lodged, six are from Birbhum district.

  • Campaigning ends for the seventh phase of poll in West Bengal Apr 24, 2021 08:40 AM IST

    Campaigning ends for the seventh phase of poll in West Bengal

    West Bengal is next scheduled to go to polls on April 26

  • Voting underway for bypolls to 1 Lok Sabha, 2 assembly seats in K'taka after seats fell vacant Apr 17, 2021 08:42 AM IST

    Voting underway for bypolls to 1 Lok Sabha, 2 assembly seats in K'taka after seats fell vacant

    By-polls to Belgaum Lok Sabha and Basavakalyan Assembly seats were necessitated following the death of Union Minister Suresh Angadi and MLA B Narayan Rao respectively due to COVID-19 in September last year.

  • Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights | Mahua Moitra accuses EC of ‘manslaughter’ for conducting 8-phase polls amid pandemic Apr 15, 2021 08:50 AM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights | Mahua Moitra accuses EC of ‘manslaughter’ for conducting 8-phase polls amid pandemic

    Assembly Election 2021 Highlights: Voting took place in a single phase in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on April 6, while voters in Assam cast their votes in three phases. The next phase of voting in West Bengal will happen on April 17. Catch the latest updates of the poll campaign here

  • West Bengal Assembly Elections: EC bans entry of politicians in violence-hit Cooch Behar for next 72 hours Apr 11, 2021 08:22 AM IST

    West Bengal Assembly Elections: EC bans entry of politicians in violence-hit Cooch Behar for next 72 hours

    The decision came after four people were killed in the district as central forces opened fire allegedly when they were attacked by locals who "attempted to snatch their rifles" during the fourth phase of voting on April 10

  • Polling begins for 44 seats in fourth phase of West Bengal elections Apr 10, 2021 08:23 AM IST

    Polling begins for 44 seats in fourth phase of West Bengal elections

    Voting is underway with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols in nine seats in Howrah district, 11 in South 24 Parganas, five in Alipurduar, nine in Cooch Behar and 10 in Hooghly

  • The questions against electoral bonds must not be brushed aside Mar 29, 2021 10:49 AM IST

    The questions against electoral bonds must not be brushed aside

    The anonymity promised by electoral bonds have made it the most popular mode of donations to political parties. The law does not require political parties to mention the names of those contributing through these bonds.

  • CEC hopeful concept of remote voting will see the light of day by next LS polls Mar 20, 2021 05:26 PM IST

    CEC hopeful concept of remote voting will see the light of day by next LS polls

    Addressing an event, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said, the EC had early this year started a research project for enabling remote voting, in consultation with IIT Madras and eminent technologists from IITs and other leading institutions.

  • The political calculus behind Budget 2021 Feb 02, 2021 02:11 PM IST

    The political calculus behind Budget 2021

    The reason for some of the courageous announcements in the Budget are dictated less by the forthcoming assembly polls, and more by the extenuating circumstances of the last one year 

  • Congress releases 'horse trading' video; BJP questions authenticity Nov 01, 2020 10:20 PM IST

    Congress releases 'horse trading' video; BJP questions authenticity

    Refuting the allegations at a press conference in Surat, the state BJP chief accused the Congress of spreading lies as it was staring at defeat in all the eight seats.

  • Explained | How will the astronauts vote from space ahead of the US Elections 2020? Oct 06, 2020 10:10 PM IST

    Explained | How will the astronauts vote from space ahead of the US Elections 2020?

    In this edition of the Explained series, Moneycontrol's Shraddha Sharma explains how the astronauts will exercise their right to vote on November 3.

  • How COVID-19 has changed Kerala’s NRIs from white knights to bête noires Jul 04, 2020 11:05 AM IST

    How COVID-19 has changed Kerala’s NRIs from white knights to bête noires

    Is there an underlying political calculus to the Left government’s actions that explains its hostile attitude towards expatriates returning, or trying to return, to Kerala?

  • John Bolton unmasks Donald Trump: Can India count on the US President? Jun 22, 2020 02:32 PM IST

    John Bolton unmasks Donald Trump: Can India count on the US President?

    Donald Trump’s get-tough-with-China policy is apparently tied to his re-election, swinging between China’s inclination to buy more US farm products and getting tough with China after the pandemic

  • Politics | It’s BS Yediyurappa vs BJP’s central leadership in Karnataka Jun 16, 2020 10:26 AM IST

    Politics | It’s BS Yediyurappa vs BJP’s central leadership in Karnataka

    Instead of trying to shove him aside rudely, the best option for the BJP central leadership will be to co-opt Yediyurappa in the search for his successor, and give him a chance to exit honourably

  • Politics | Taiwan shows how to check Chinese influence Jan 21, 2020 01:38 PM IST

    Politics | Taiwan shows how to check Chinese influence

    The push by Taiwan’s civil society and youth against China’s influence in its domestic affairs and national politics has lessons for India which has to get more wary of its eastern neighbour and its ways.

  • 63.36% votes cast in second phase of polling in Jharkhand Dec 07, 2019 07:00 PM IST

    63.36% votes cast in second phase of polling in Jharkhand

    The voting figure is likely to go up as reports from remote places are awaited.

  • Policy | Electoral bonds promote what they are supposed to prevent Dec 04, 2019 10:25 AM IST

    Policy | Electoral bonds promote what they are supposed to prevent

    Electoral bonds have given detractors a great tool to sharpen their campaign against the Union government, which has been accused of keeping the form and trappings of democracy, but killing the spirit of democratic institutions.

  • Karnataka: Bypolls to 15 assembly seats now on Dec 5, says Election Commission Sep 27, 2019 09:40 PM IST

    Karnataka: Bypolls to 15 assembly seats now on Dec 5, says Election Commission

    The counting will take place on December 9 as per the new schedule.

  • Politics | Has Howdy Modi changed Trump’s views towards India? Sep 24, 2019 03:03 PM IST

    Politics | Has Howdy Modi changed Trump’s views towards India?

    Donald Trump has always been transactional and through the Houston event PM Modi has caught his attention. If this leads to a significant increase in votes for Trump in 2020, India will acquire significant leverage in his second presidency.

  • Politics | Is it status quo in Israel? Sep 18, 2019 03:14 PM IST

    Politics | Is it status quo in Israel?

    If the second election in five months to the Knesset does not deliver a decisive mandate, Israel faces the prospect of a long period of political haggling once again.

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