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April 19, 2024 5:48 PM

Lok Sabha election 2024: Tripura, West Bengal lead in voter turnout by 3 pm; moderate polling in Bihar, Rajasthan

Parliamentary seats in northeastern states and West Bengal recorded high voter turnout until 3 pm in the first phase of Lok Sabha polls on Friday. However, voter turnout was comparatively lower in Bihar, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand. Voting is being held in 102 seats in the first phase of Lok Sabha election. Voting for India's parliamentary election, the largest democratic exercise in the world, began at 7 am with Election Commission urging people to exercise their franchise in m...

April 15, 2024 8:41 AM

Paid holiday declared for voters on polling day in NCT of Delhi

In a step towards enhancing voter turnout and participation in the electoral process, the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi, P Krishnamurthy announced the implementation of the Election Commission of India (ECI) Order, granting a paid holiday to employees on the day of polling in the NCT of Delhi under Section 135B of the RP Act 1951. The polling day in the NCT of Delhi is scheduled for May 25. As per the order, all eligible employees, be they public or private, who are voters in the NCT of Delh...

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