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Counting tomorrow; nearly 8000 candidates for 543 LS seats

Votes polled in the nine-phased Lok Sabha elections will be counted tomorrow to decide who will form the next government. Election Commission said the counting exercise to be held at 989 counting centres is likely to be completed by 5 PM and trends will be available by 11 AM. By noon, a final picture could emerge on who would be ...

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Bengal Opposition Attacks EC Over Polls, Trinamool Counters

West Bengal’s opposition parties Wednesday attacked the Election Commission and the state’s special observer Sudhir Kumar Rakesh for failing to hold free and fair Lok Sabha election in the state and for turning down the demand for repoll in most booths. Accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress of indulging in “massive rigging and booth capturing”, the main opposition Left Front, headed ...

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Six Karbi Militants Killed in Assam

Six Karbi militants were Wednesday gunned down by security forces in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district, police said. The six included self-styled commander-in-chief Kangthur alias Bikash Teron of the Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers (KPLT). The rest of the five militants are yet to be identified. A joint team of army and Assam Police launched an operation in Singhasan Hills in the ...

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Don’t write off the Congress yet, it will bounce back: Digvijaya

Bangalore: Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh Wednesday cautioned the media against writing off the party and asserted it would bounce back as in the past. Congress General Secretary Digivjaya Singh. PTI “For god’s sake, media should not write us off. We will bounce back as we did in 1977, 1989 and 1999. All political parties go through ups and downs,” ...

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