Bharat Scouts Students Help the Disabled

By Lanka Samanth & Ajay Ramanathan Students from the Bharat Scouts of Kodandarampura BBMP School are helping the physically handicapped and senior citizens to cast their vote at Malleswaram Ladies Association Charitable and Education Trust polling booths. Even though the scouts are not eligible to vote, they say that they are proud to be a […]

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Voter Turnout: Bangalore Rural Parliament constituency

Bangalore Rural constituency saw a voter turnout of 32.36 per cent till 1 pm on Thursday, 18th April, 2019. A few voters spoke to the NewsNet team about the various issues that have been concerning them in their constituency. Water shortage has hit the city, said Chandana R, a second time voter. “The next government […]

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Queue-one app de-queued; lack of awareness about app leads to pilots failure

Queueone app, a mobile application introduced by the Election Commission as part of a pilot project in  Polling Station (PS) No. 118 in BTM Layout has not seen many takers among voters. The app helps voters book a time-slot when they can arrive at their PS and cast their ballot. The app helps the voters […]

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Voter Turnout: Bangalore South Parliament constituency

As of 1.pm on Thursday, 18th April, 2019,  voter turnout in Bangalore South Constituency was 30.70 per cent, according to updates by the Election Commission. A few voters spoke to the NewsNet team about the various issues that have been concerning them in their constituency. In certain assembly constituencies in Bangalore South, voters names have […]

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Party workers canvassing despite ban

Party workers campaigning at Mahalaxmi Layout, Bangalore North, are persuading voters to vote for their candidates. One party worker asked our reporters to press the second button on the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), after assuming that they were citizens going in to cast their vote. In a flagrant violation of the Election Commission’s directive, canvassing […]

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Volunteers lend an empathic hand

Disabled people are being helped by volunteers of different NGOs across polling booths in the city. The volunteers are helping the disabled by providing them with wheel chairs and assisting them in casting their vote. They are also being provided with auto transport till the main road. Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) is […]

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