Political News & Insights

  • Karnataka By-Election Live Updates: Voting For Lok Sabha, Assembly Polls Begin   Karnataka will be voting today in a crucial set of by-elections that will test the Congress-JDS coalition in the state. Voting for three Lok Sabha and two assembly seats will be held today starting 7 am. Congress and JDS have fielded joint candidates in all the seats. The JDS will be contesting the Mandya and ...
  • BSP Likely to Forge an Alliance With Jan Sena Party in Telangana Lucknow: Amid Jan Sena party chief Pawan Kalyan’s Lucknow visit, political circles are abuzz with Bahujan Samaj Party’s rumoured tie-up with the actor-turned-politician’s party ahead of Telangana assembly elections. The party chief, who was in the state capital on Wednesday, reportedly met senior BSP leaders days after meeting party chief Mayawati in Delhi. Jan Sena Party Chief Pawan ...
  • Telangana Assembly Polls 2018: Key facts about the 1st independent election of India’s youngest state Telangana is gearing up to vote for its first independent assembly elections on December 7. The state, with 119 constituencies, is currently ruled by caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR), also the president of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). India’s youngest state was scheduled to go to polls in 2019. But on September 6, 2018, the ...
  • Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Data And Analytics Are Going To Rewrite History Political parties are now increasingly leveraging big data tools to increase voter turnout and swing the elections in their favour. A previous news report indicated how the Indian National Congress (INC) party president Rahul Gandhi is now banking on the party’s data analytics department to analyse vote share, seats and shifting voting patterns from 2009 ...
  • A virtual election war room will monitor 2019 polls in India: Facebook’s Richard Allan Richard Allan, vice president of policy solutions at Facebook, has the crucial task of finding policy fixes at the social media giant for important issues such as privacy, freedom of expression and online child safety. All these issues have gathered steam in India in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. India is a ...
  • Social media to be monitored for poll code violations: Telangana CEO Hyderabad: Social media posts of political parties and groups in poll-bound Telangana will come under the Election Commission’s scanner to check for any objectionable content under the model code of conduct, state Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar has said. An agency had been appointed in Telangana to help the CEO on social media issues and the EC ...
  • Mahakutami sputters: Kodandaram wants slice of cake, more MLC share HYDERABAD: The Mahakutami’s problems seem to be far from over. Notwithstanding the ongoing skirmishes over seat-sharing for the upcoming state Assembly elections. Kodandaram’s Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) is now exerting pressure on the Congress to give at least 16 assembly constituencies and finalise its share of MLC seats and nominated posts in various corporations and other ...
  • Indian elections is our priority – Zuckerberg Zuckerberg has reiterated that 2019  Indian election is always a Facebook top priority. He said that Facebook is taking all the security and privacy measures in order to avoid the breaching of internet users privacy concerns. 2019 Indian elections are going to make a great impact due to the massive penetration of Internet & smartphones ...
  • Constituency wise Manifestos to be unveiled in Karnataka elections Bengaluru state capital has 28 assembly constituencies, with nearly 20% of the total voting population of the state residing here. the members of three parties- the BJP, Congress and JDS  are actively engaged in drafting the manifesto, say that information and data gathering been underway for 3 months. Before 2013 state election, the ruling congress had ...
  • Facebook to verify identities for political ads For months, Facebook’s critics — ranging from Silicon Valley executives to Washington politicians — have been urging the company to do a better job of identifying who is buying political ads and creating pages about hot-button topics on its social media sites. On Friday, just days before its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, is expected to testify ...