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Naziya Alvi Rahman

  • No NOTA could've resulted in different winners: Analysis

    In its debut in the state assembly polls, the newly introduced option on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), None of the above (NOTA), seems to have made an impact on the outcome of as many as 20 assembly seats. An analysis of the final data showed that on close to 20 seats the difference between...

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 5:45am
  • It's a Maha urban win for the BJP

    Embracing prime minister Narendra Modi's development plans, the polling trend across urban parts of Maharashtra showed a clear bent for BJP. Going by the results, the party has done significantly well in all urban constituencies — Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Nagpur and Thane. On most such seats, party...

    Monday, 20 October 2014 - 8:29am
  • 55,446% jump in NCP MLA's assets in 5 years

    In perhaps one of the biggest percentage jump in assets, Krushibhushan Sahebrao Patil, NCP MLA from Amalner has shown an increase of 55,446% in five years, claims a latest analysis of candidate affidavits by NGO Association of Democratic Rights (ADR) released on Monday evening.

    Tuesday, 14 October 2014 - 6:20am
  • Maharashtra polls: MIM's lone Hindu face is from Kurla

    Keen on making its mark beyond Deccan region, Muslim right-wing party All India Majlis-e-Itehadul Muslameen (AIMIM) has fielded a Hindu candidate from Mumbai's Kurla assembly constituency – a seat reserved under schedule caste and has a sizeable Muslim population.

    Saturday, 4 October 2014 - 4:12am
  • Maharashtra Elections 2014: Mumbai sees host of cancellations

    As many as 67 candidates in Mumbai, including a few prominent ones such as Shiv Sena's Rajul Patel from Versova, and Kuldip Pednekar of NCP from Byculla, faced rejections following scrutiny of their nomination forms by Election Commission on Monday. Out of the 67 cancellations, 30 are said to be...

    Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 6:40am
  • Relief for Alia Bhatt, joke's on netas in poll season

    There's no need to shout from the rooftop always when you have smarter ways available to ridicule your rivals. This is the mantra most politicians are adopting to attack opponents in the run-up to the assembly elections. Capitalising on the power of the social world, seat aspirants are...

    Saturday, 20 September 2014 - 6:00am
  • Getting voter card still a distant dream for many transgenders in Maharashtra

    Voter registration continues to be an uphill task for thousands of transgenders living across Maharashtra. Going by the latest figures, only 10% transgenders have registered with the election commission. According to latest figures released by the poll panel, 1,071 transgenders have enrolled as...

    Friday, 19 September 2014 - 6:20am
  • Excise department takes to WhatsApp to clamp down on practice of booze for votes

    In compliance with the orders of election commission to clamp down the practice of booze for vote ahead of assembly polls, the state excise department has come out with a few first of its kind initiatives. The department has formed an excise economic intelligence unit to analyze data pertaining to...

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 7:25am
  • Decoded: Model Code of Conduct

    With the Election Commission of India on Friday announcing that Maharashtra would go to polls on October 15, the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) has come into force. For the next one month, the words MCC or 'poll codes' will keep popping up every now and then. What are these poll codes?  They are a...

    Sunday, 14 September 2014 - 6:35am
  • Mobile voter registration a damp squid

    In a first-of-its-kind initiative to launch mobile vans to help people enroll as voters at their doorsteps has so far received a mixed response. While a few say they benefitted from the move, there are complaints of these vans changing locations too often, making it difficult to track them. There...

    Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 6:30am