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Kanchan Srivastava

  • 3 Nanded constituencies headed for paper ballot voting

    More than 63 candidates prompted EC to use the old method after 20 years

    Wednesday, 1 October 2014 - 6:15am
  • Be polite to voters with special needs: Election Commission to poll staff

    Seeking to make polling inclusive, the election commission of India has directed the poll staff in Maharashtra to ensure that proper assistance is given to all differently-able voters on the polling day. In a circular issued last week, the EC has asked the chief electoral officer of the state to...

    Wednesday, 1 October 2014 - 5:55am
  • Maharashtra Elections 2014: Independents expected to play key role in multi-polar contest

    With nearly three times the number of independents likely to contest the assembly election next month as compared with the number five years ago, it seems they would play a key role in what is already a sharply divided contest.

    Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 5:45am
  • 'Wave' missing, alliances gone, have voters lost interest in elections?

    With no apparent 'wave' or euphoria surrounding any party or leader in the state, and the confusion caused by last minute break-ups of two major alliances, observers predicted a lower turnout in the assembly polls, which is now a multipolar contest.

    Sunday, 28 September 2014 - 6:15am
  • Now, NOTA a big challenge for Maharashtra parties

    Panic button: More voters chose the option in recent bypolls; parties say they have no idea how to deal with the situation

    Saturday, 27 September 2014 - 5:50am
  • Help us to help you, Muslim bodies tell saffron alliance

    Don't take the Muslim vote for granted! That was the message a dozen Muslim organisations and NGOs working across the state, who came together in Mumbai on Tuesday, sent to the Congress-NCP alliance. And this motley group is not opposed to voting for the development agenda of BJP-Shiv Sena alliance...

    Thursday, 25 September 2014 - 6:20am
  • Garba, long holidays to play spoilsport for candidates

    As many would be away for festivals & holidays, candidates would get just eight days to woo them

    Tuesday, 23 September 2014 - 6:25am
  • Posters, banners await final word on alliance

    The ongoing tussle between Shiv Sena and BJP and Congress and NCP has led to an interesting situation. Owing to the uncertainty of tie-up, these parties have their hands tied in releasing the campaign materials. Interestingly, all four camps have readied soft-copies of designs of the posters,...

    Tuesday, 23 September 2014 - 6:10am
  • SP to field 33 candidates for state polls, refuses to divulge names

    The Maharashtra unit of the Samajwadi Party (SP) has announced that it will contest from 33 seats. However, despite much insistence, the party refuses to divulge the name of a single candidate, fearing that the Congress and the NCP will lure SP candidates to their side.

    Monday, 22 September 2014 - 6:32am
  • How your phone could be a 'smart' gift to snoop on you

    Spy apps installed on smartphones can secretly monitor each message that you send, each call that you make, each mail that you drop and each place that you visit

    Monday, 22 September 2014 - 7:00am