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Lok Sabha Election 2019 1st phase polling updates: Voting going on for 18 states and 2 UTs

Lok Sabha Election 2019 1st Phase Polling live Updates from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Telangana, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya
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06:08 PM
Jyoti Amge, who is 62.8 centimetres tall, urged people to come out in huge numbers and cast their vote.
06:04 PM
World's shortest living woman Jyoti Amge has cast her vote in Nagpur, Maharashtra
04:25 PM
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) writes to chief electoral officer over violation of EC guidelines by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
04:13 PM
Voter turnout at 3pm
Voter turnout at 3pm
04:05 PM
Vizianagaram district recorded 63.3% of polling till 3pm : ANI
03:53 PM
Voter turnout till 3pm : Uttar Pradesh is 50.86%
03:45 PM
From 45 in 1957 to 668 in 2014, performance of women contestants has increased over the years
03:30 PM
Nearly 45% of total electorate have cast their ballot so far: IANS
03:17 PM
West Bengal records the highest voter turnout of 38.08% till 11 am. While, Maharashtra witnessed 13.7% voters turning at the polling booths
02:56 PM
BJP leader Smriti Irani files her nomination from Amethi parliamentary constituency: ANI
02:50 PM
Voter turnout 35.52% in Jammu & Kashmir till 1 pm. 39.08 % in Sikkim Parliamentary constituency, 46.5 % in Mizoram Parliamentary constituency: ANI
02:42 PM
India's major opposition claims life threat to INC President Rahul Gandhi, says laser possibly from sniper pointed at him : Report
02:39 PM
Sudarshan Pattnaik raises voter awareness with his SandArt sculpture in Odisha
02:34 PM
"Dont' forget 2004. Vajpayee ji was invincible but we won": Sonia Gandhi
02:33 PM
Mohammad Azharuddin, former cricketer and Telangana Pradesh Congress Comittee (TPCC) president casts his vote in Hyderabad: ANI
02:26 PM
Overall voter turnout in Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Mizoram, Lakshadweep and Manipur at 1pm
Overall voter turnout in Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Mizoram, Lakshadweep and Manipur at 1pm
02:17 PM
Sonia Gandhi to fight election from Rae Bareli
02:16 PM
Supreme Court will pronounce its order on electoral bonds tomorrow at 10:30 am
01:33 PM
Sonia Gandhi holds a roadshow in Raebareli
01:24 PM
For the first time, Election Commission has set up a polling booth for 141 voters at the shrine located at an altitude of 3042 meters.
For the first time, Election Commission has set up a polling booth for 141 voters at the shrine located at an altitude of 3042 meters.
01:08 PM
Tollywood actors Naga Chaitanya and Samantha cast their vote in Nanakramguda, Gachibowli: ANI
01:06 PM
KT Rama Rao, working president of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), casts his vote in Hyderabad
KT Rama Rao, working president of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), casts his vote in Hyderabad
01:01 PM
Yog-Guru Ramdev casts his vote in Haridwar: ANI
Yog-Guru Ramdev casts his vote in Haridwar: ANI
12:49 PM
Reports of IED blast allegedly by naxals near a polling booth in Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra, according to ANI.
12:47 PM
Sonia Gandhi to hold roadshow in Rae Bareli, performs 'pooja' with family ahead of nomination
12:41 PM
Average polling percentage in Srikakulam district till 11 am 19. 78 less percentage due to EVM disturbances.
12:38 PM
Nearly 25% polling in Jammu &Kashmir till 11 am, stone pelting in Baramulla: IANS
12:21 PM
Voter turnout 22% in Odisha since 8 am: IANS
12:13 PM
Average voting recorded as 13.70% till 11 am in Maharashtra: IANS
11:58 AM
Voter turnout at 11 am: 22.84% in Telangana, 23.78% in Uttarakhand, 23.10% in Lakshadweep and 13.7% in Maharashtra (news agency ANI)
11:57 AM
Defying threats by Maoists, Chhattisgarh's Bastar Lok Sabha constituency recorded 10.2 per cent voting in the first two hours of polling : IANS
11:55 AM
Voter Turnout till 11 am : 24.32% voter turnout recorded in 8 parliamentary constituencies
11:54 AM
Meghalaya: 27% voting till 11 am (news agency ANI)
11:51 AM
Tribal female voters exercising their franchise in Meghalaya
11:48 AM
Voter turnout at 11 AM : PIB
11:40 AM
Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals Group & Past President, CII, says her name is missing from voters list
11:36 AM
The Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency, where polling was underway on Thursday along with 16 other constituencies in Telangana, may make it the Guinness World Records for the maximum number of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used : IANS
11:36 AM
Reports of Namo food packets at a polling station in Noida: News 18
11:32 AM
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh urges voters to uphold constitutional, democratic and secular values while voting
11:27 AM
N Chandrababu Naidu calls for repolling in all stations, reports ANI. "Voters may not come back if polling resumes after EVM replacement"
11:21 AM
World's tiniest woman, actress and Guinness World Record holder Jyoti Amge - who stands just 63 cm tall - turned up to vote at a polling station in Nagpur on Thursday : IANS
11:17 AM
Here's a quick guide on how to cast a vote
Here's a quick guide on how to cast a vote
11:15 AM
500,000 Muslim voters in Muzaffarnagar are mulling whether or not to vote for a 80-year old Jat candidate, Ajit Singh, fielded by the Opposition alliance of the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party-Rashtriya Lok Dal.
11:15 AM
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal cast his vote at a polling booth in Dibrugarh
11:13 AM
Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani hold 'pooja' before filing nomination from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh : (news agency ANI)
11:10 AM
Amid stray violence and EVM glitches, Cooch Behar and Alipurduar constituencies in West Bengal polled 18% votes in the first two hours of polling on Thursday as the Lok Sabha polls kicked off in the country : IANS
11:03 AM
Polling underway in Jammu, a voter says, "We are migrants here. It's our duty to caste vote. We want to return to Baramulla": news agency ANI
Polling underway in Jammu, a voter says, "We are migrants here. It's our duty to caste vote. We want to return to Baramulla": news agency ANI
11:02 AM
Voter Turnout in Maharashtra : Nagpur (9.33%), Ramtek (4.9%), Gadchiroli (8.5%) , Yavatmal-Washim (5.03%) , Wardha (7.32%) , Chandrapur (2.95%)
10:58 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges people to turn out record number : IANS
10:56 AM
Voter Turnout: 7.85 per cent voting was recorded till 9 am on April 11 in the Jammu LokSabha seat during the first two hours (news agency IANS)
10:54 AM
Omar Abdullah tweets,"Loran public left polling station without casting vote"
10:50 AM
Overall voter turnout at 9 am in Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Telangana, Assam, Lakshadweep, and Andaman & Nicobar
Overall voter turnout at 9 am in Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Telangana, Assam, Lakshadweep, and Andaman & Nicobar
10:41 AM
Andhra Pradesh sets up all women polling stations, managed entirely by women
10:33 AM
Bastar the most “sensitive” constituency goes into polls today, with 80,000 security personnel guarding the polling booths.
10:30 AM
107 years old Sumitra Rai is set to cast her vote in Sikkim: PIB
10:26 AM
Voter turnout till 9 am: 18.12% in West Bengal, 17.5% in Mizoram, 10.2% in Chhattisgarh and 15.6% in Manipur (news agency ANI)
10:21 AM
Maharashtra: Nitin Gadkari cast his vote at Nagpur
Maharashtra: Nitin Gadkari cast his vote at Nagpur
10:19 AM
Polling underway in Sikkim; senior citizens turn up to vote
Polling underway in Sikkim; senior citizens turn up to vote
10:18 AM
Enthused octogenarians casting their votes in Burtuk, East Sikkim: PIB
Enthused octogenarians casting their votes in Burtuk, East Sikkim: PIB
10:13 AM
Voter Turnout as reported by PIB: 21% in Nagaland, 13.34% in Uttarakhand, 13.3% in Arunachal Pradesh, 10.6% in Telengana, 10.2% in Assam, 9.83% in Lakshwadeep, 5.83% in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
10:13 AM
Pitted against Congress's Nanabhau Patole senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari cast his vote
10:08 AM
Bengal: Voting for 2 out of the 42 seats
10:04 AM
12% voter turnout in Gautam Buddh Nagar until 9am
10:01 AM
Voter turnout till 9 am: Telangana -- 10.6%, Andaman and Nicobar Islands -- 5.83%, Assam -- 10.2%, Lakshwadeep -- 9.83% and Arunachal Pradesh -- 13.3%
09:58 AM
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb casts his vote at Udaipur English Medium High School in South Tripura on April 11, 2019.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb casts his vote at Udaipur English Medium High School in South Tripura on April 11, 2019.
09:57 AM
20% voter turnout in Meghalaya until 9am
09:57 AM
Senior BJP leaders are expected to be present in Amethi during Smriti Irani's nomination process
09:56 AM
Smriti Irani to file her nomination papers from Amethi today
09:55 AM
11.5% voter turnout in Jamui, Bihar until 9am
09:54 AM
Asaduddin Owaisi casts his vote in Hyderabad, Telangana
09:52 AM
Voter turnout in Uttar Pradesh: Saharanpur- 8%, Kairana-10%, Muzaffarnagar-10%, Meerut- 10%, Bijnor - 11%, Baghpat - 11%, Ghaziabad - 12% and Gautam Budh Nagar-12%
09:52 AM
Sonia Gandhi to contest against Dinesh Pratap Singh of BJP in Raebareli in the fifth phase of elections to be held on 06th May
09:50 AM
Telangana records 10.6% voter turnout till 9.00 am
09:49 AM
Shyam Saran Negi is reportedly India's first voter who has voted in every election since independence
09:48 AM
10.2% voter turnout in Bastar, Chattisgarh until 9am
09:48 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold election campaign today in state of Bihar and Assam
09:47 AM
13% voter turnout in Gaya, Bihar in the first 90 minutes of voting
09:43 AM
A 92-year-old voter DN Sanghani urged people to vote cast their vote
A 92-year-old voter DN Sanghani urged people to vote cast their vote
09:42 AM
A polling station in Baghpat, UP welcomed voters by showering flowers on them
09:41 AM
People in queue to cast their vote in New Tehri. Uttrakhand
People in queue to cast their vote in New Tehri. Uttrakhand
09:34 AM
Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweets, "You vote today for the soul of India. For her future."
09:30 AM
Among the total number of 1266 candidates contesting in the first phase elections, 401 (32%) have assets worth Rs. 1 crore and above.
09:27 AM
Nagaland records 21% voters till 9 am
09:25 AM
India's first voter identity card for the blind is a milestone in the 72-year old democracy
09:25 AM
5.6% voter turnout in Bihar until 9am
09:25 AM
9% voter turnout in Meerut until 9am
09:25 AM
21% voter turnout in Nagaland until 9am
09:21 AM
Uttrakhand's Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat casts his vote in Dehradun
09:20 AM
Madhusudan Gupta, Jana Sena candidate in Andhra Pradesh, has been arrested for damaging EVM
09:18 AM
Uttar Pradesh’s unpaid farmers who are owed ₹128 billion will express their anger with ballot ink
09:18 AM
Jana sena candidate arrested for damaging EVM in Guntakal in Andhra Pradesh
09:17 AM
Tollywood actor Chiranjeevi votes at Jubilee Hills International Centre
Tollywood actor Chiranjeevi votes at Jubilee Hills International Centre
09:13 AM
Goa's poll officials want wedding celebrations of Congress candidate for the Shiroda Assembly bypoll Mahadev Naik's son, Pankaj to be toned down.
09:11 AM
In numbers: An exhaustive detail of what India's general election looks like
09:04 AM
The major states in phase 1 are Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, where a joint total of 42 seats will be up for grabs.
09:04 AM
Around 1,279 candidates are contesting polls in the first phase, 7% of which are women.
09:04 AM
Reports of EVM glitches are also coming in from multiple booths in Odisha.
09:02 AM
Voting was stalled stalled at one of the booths Cooch Behar because of an EVM malfunction.
09:02 AM
BJP won 23 out of the 48 seats in Maharashtra in 2014
09:02 AM
At 7AM, voters in Butchirajupalem in Vishakhapatnam reported that EVM machines were not working.
09:01 AM
Women in large number turn out to vote in the Maoist-affected Malkangiri district
08:59 AM
VK Singh votes in Ghaziabad
08:57 AM
A Jana Sena Party candidate in Andhra Pradesh was arrested for damaging an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM)
08:55 AM
Here's a look at how VVPATs work
Here's a look at how VVPATs work
08:53 AM
Nearly 10% of 78.56 lakh voters cast their votes in the first hour as voting began on Thursday for five seats from Uttarakhand
08:48 AM
People queue up early morning to cast their vote at a polling centre in Agartala April 11, 2019.
People queue up early morning to cast their vote at a polling centre in Agartala April 11, 2019.
08:42 AM
YSR Congress Party Chief Jagan Mohan Reddy says,"I'm very confident, people are looking for a change, vote without fear", reported ANI
08:37 AM
Naxalites have boycotted the elections
08:35 AM
Uttarakhand's minister Satpal Maharaj votes in Chaubattakhal area of Pauri district
Uttarakhand's minister Satpal Maharaj votes in Chaubattakhal area of Pauri district
08:35 AM
IED blast in Narayanpur in Chattisgarh, no causalities reported
08:34 AM
Sanjeev Baliyan has filed complaint with EC against voting discrepancies in Muzaffarnagar
08:30 AM
Uttarakhand's Former CM Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank casts his vote
08:29 AM
Security personnel outside a polling booth in Greater Noida. Voters queue to cast their votes
08:27 AM

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08:25 AM
Sonia Gandhi to file her nomination from the Raebareli seat today
08:22 AM
4% voting in Saharanpur in first hour of voting
08:19 AM
YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy turns out at polling booth in Pulivendula Assembly constituency to vote
08:18 AM
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his family caste vote in Amravati.
08:12 AM
Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat welcomes voters with flower petals and 'dhol' beats
08:11 AM
Security arrangements have been beefed up at all polling stations for smooth conduct of elections
08:11 AM
As India votes today, PM Modi to campaign for NDA in Bihar's Bhagalpur
08:10 AM
First elections in Andhra Pradesh after Telangana split
08:08 AM
Andhra Pradesh to go into assembly polls today for all 179 seats
08:03 AM
Security personnel outside a polling booth in Greater Noida. Voters queue to cast their votes.
Security personnel outside a polling booth in Greater Noida. Voters queue to cast their votes.
08:03 AM
Bihar: Voting for 4 out of 40 seats
08:02 AM
28 seats going to polls in general elections today in Odisha
08:02 AM
14 crore, 21 lakh and 69 thousand voters expected to vote today
08:02 AM
14 crore, 21 lakh and 69 thousand voters expected to vote today
08:01 AM
32 assembly seats in Sikkim going to vote today
08:00 AM
65 general, 12 SC and 14 ST seats are being voted on today
08:00 AM
1279 candidates are fighting for 91 seats today in the LS polls
07:59 AM
57 assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh going to polls today
07:59 AM
In today's phase , 7764 transgender voters are going to vote
07:59 AM
More than 1,70,000 polling stations to enable voting today
07:58 AM
Over 14.21 crore voters are expected to their cast vote across 20 states and Union Territories to decide the fate of 1,279 candidates battling in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.
07:55 AM
Devendra Fadnavis to also vote from the Nagpur seat today
07:54 AM
Nagpur: Nitin Gadkari faces Nana Patole of Congress
07:53 AM
It's been 23 minutes since the voting lines have been open
07:51 AM
InsiderInjest - A lot is at stake!
InsiderInjest - A lot is at stake!
07:49 AM
One of the most important elections that the democracy is witnessing
07:48 AM
Uttar Pradesh, the state that sends the most number of lawmakers to the Lok Sabha votes today. Some of its key constituencies are Saharanpur, Kairana, Ghaziabad, Baghpat and Gautam Buddha Nagar.
07:47 AM
UP: Polls in 8 out of 80 seats today
07:43 AM
Battle for Western Uttar Pradesh: Union Minister V. K Singh, Mahesh Sharma and Satyapal Singh fight to retain their seats.
07:43 AM
6 lakh voters in Noida
07:39 AM
"Urge people of Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar islands to vote in large numbers for a decisive government": tweets BJP Chief Amit Shah as India votes for General Election 2019
07:39 AM
It's a three cornered contest in Behrampur
07:38 AM
voting for 28 of 147 assembly seats
07:36 AM
An estimate of 6.9 crore male voters, 6.7 crore female voters are eligible to exercise their franchise today
07:34 AM
The voter has the right to check if everything is in order
07:34 AM
The arrangements are being made in all the polling booth the verify the VVPATs
07:33 AM
18 states and 2 union territories are going to polls today
07:33 AM
India's general election begins, voters queue outside polling booths to exercise their franchise. Here's a quick brush-up on some basics!
India's general election begins, voters queue outside polling booths to exercise their franchise. Here's a quick brush-up on some basics!
07:32 AM
Voting began in five constituencies in Assam, four in Odisha, two in Jammu and Kashmir (Jammu and Baramulla) and one each of Chhattisgarh (Bastar), Manipur (Outer Manipur), and Tripura (Tripura West).
07:26 AM
Nitin Gadkari to vote today on the Nagpur lok sabha seat
07:23 AM
Seven seats in Maharashtra go to polls today
07:22 AM
voting has begun in Baramulla constituency of J&K
07:21 AM
Voting began on Thursday across 91 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 20 states and Union Territories as the first phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise kicked off : IANS
07:21 AM
Voting is our duty, everyone should vote: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
07:21 AM
The Home Minister of India, Rajnath Singh, tweets "Today is a big day when the polling process begins for 91 Lok Sabha seats in the first phase of General Election 2019"
07:17 AM
RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat has casted his vote for the Nagpur parliamentary constituency
07:15 AM
BJP won all 8 seats in Western UP in 2014
07:14 AM
Voting has begun in Bhagpat, people have queued outside the polling booth
07:09 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges voters to turn out in huge numbers and vote
07:05 AM
Mohan Bhagwat, the RSS chief, has reached the polling booth in Maharashtra's Nagpur
07:04 AM
Fate of 7 union ministers at stake in the polling that has begun today
07:04 AM
Four states to go simultaneously into assembly polls as well today. These states are Sikkim, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh
07:02 AM
In Bihar, 4 lok sabha constituencies are going into polling today
07:01 AM
Phase 1 polling has begun
07:01 AM
Polling to be completed in 8 states today
07:01 AM
Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir) going to polls today
07:00 AM
91 lok sabha seats from 20 states go to polls today
06:59 AM
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to wrap up their voting schedule today itself