EC to set up Pink polling booths

5 : The Election Commission (EC) will set up Sakhi/Pink polling booths for the first time in the Karnataka assembly elections.These pink polling booths will have completely female staff including presiding officers, polling officers, micro observers and security personnel.The pink booths are aimed at empowering women and increasing their participation in the poll process.

Lucknow to get its first woman mayor

When it goes to polls on November 26, Lucknow will create history of sorts by electing its first-ever woman mayor in a hundred years. This time, the Lucknow mayoral seat has been reserved for women, hence all parties have fielded women candidates. In 1916, when UP Municipalities Act came into being, Barrister Syed Nabiullah became the first Indian to head the local body.

Assembly polls in J & K and Jharkhand

In the Assembly polls in two States, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), with 28 seats, emerges as the single largest party in Jammu and Kashmir, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secures 25 seats. In Jharkhand BJP, along with its ally, the All Jharkhand Students’ Union (AJSU), secures majority and is all set to from government.