Live Update:
17 Nov, 2018, 12:00 PM IST
Telangana Elections 2018 - Latest Updates

Finally, the polling day has come. Nearly 2.3 crores voters to cast their vote to elect the leaders for the Telangana state.

17:27 PM

Telangana Elections Concluded - Voting Percentage 72


16:57 PM

Lagadapati Exit Poll pressmeet is scheduled for 7 PM!


16:47 PM

Polling Percentage: 60 percent polling done upto 4 PM


16:40 PM

Kodangal: Officials Asked Voters To Vote TRS

Kodangal constituency which is the home constituency of TPCC Working President A. Revanth Reddy has witnessed tension in at polling station 233 as the Returning Officer (RO) at the Booth as asked a senior citizen to vote for "Number 3" on the EVM.

Kodangal: Officials Asked Voters To Vote TRS

16:39 PM

Bava Niku 1 Lakh, Naku 60 K Majority - KTR Tells Harish Rao

KTR replied, "Nakuda 60,000 majority vastadi anukunta...nee dantla sagam...siddipet la sagam ina techukovali kada."

Bava Niku 1 Lakh, Naku 60 K Majority - KTR Tells Harish Rao

16:38 PM

Initial Reports: Andhra Voters Voted For Whom!

The constituencies like Jubilee Hills, Kukatpally, Serilingampally, Qutubullapur in and around Hyderabad region have huge numbers of Andhra based voters. Are they likely to spin a shock to the ruling party? Trends say so.

Initial Reports: Andhra Voters Voted For Whom!

16:34 PM

Upasana Cast Vote

Upasana Tweet - Just voted. Feel great that I did my bit for my country. Jai Hind BTW - A leader is powerless if he doesn't have our support. We should support whoever the people have chosen in order to see the nation prosper. BE A POSITIVE SUPPORT TO UR LEADER !

Upasana Cast Vote

16:09 PM

Election concludes in 13 constituencies

Election concludes 13 constituencies which are Naxals prone areas. The polling is going on in rest of 106 constituencies.

Bhadrachalam, Ashwaraopeta, Asifabad, Bellampally, Kothagudem, Manthini, Bhupalpalli, Mulugu, Mancherial, Sirpur Khagaznagar, Pinapaka, Chennur and Illandu are the constituencies.

The on duty officers are allowing in voters only who are in queue.

By 4 pm about 65 per cent of polling is reported.

14:30 PM

Prasad Imax Cancel's Show: Fans Create Ruckus

And many fans have booked for the morning shows of #2PointO at this theatre on the eve of election day holiday (Dec 7th). Surprisingly, Prasad management has canceled these morning shows.

Prasad Imax Cancel's Show: Fans Create Ruckus

14:29 PM

Gaddar votes for the first time!

Singer and activist Gaddar has registered his vote right for the first time. After voting in Hyderabad, he spoke to the media and said, a revolution should come in taking part in the elections especially the youth should come forward who can bring a change.

Gaddar votes for the first time!

14:26 PM

Hero Gopichand casts his vote and appeals to everyone to come and vote.

14:26 PM

Polling closes at 4 PM in Maoists influential regions

14:25 PM

Congress and TRS activists fight in Jagityal. Police lathicharge supporters of the both the parties.

14:25 PM

V Hanumanth Rao and Jaipal Reddy visit Vamsichand Reddy in NIMS

14:25 PM

Congress leader Vamsichand Reddy who is attacked in Kalwakurthy, is admitted in NIMS. Election Commissioner Rajath Kumar ordered for an enquiry to this episode.

14:20 PM

AIMIM leader and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi votes in old city.

13:38 PM

AIMIM leader and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi votes in old city.

13:17 PM

Polling Percentage Update: 49 percent till 01 PM


12:31 PM

Ramcharan posts on facebook - Feeling disappointed that I'm unable to exercise my voting rights due to unavoidable circumstances. Please cast your vote and make it count.

12:23 PM

Caretaker chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao casts his vote in Chintamadaka village. He is accompanied by his wife Shoba

12:17 PM

Mahesh Babu and Namrata Shirodkar cast their vote


12:16 PM

Producer Allu Aravind, Nagababu and Varun Tej have utilized their right to vote

12:12 PM

Congress and TRS activist fight in Kodangal's Nagulapalli village. Four injured

Police step into action. Additional forces are deployed. Tense atmosphere.

12:06 PM

As of 11 AM, 25 percent polling is reported in Telangana.


12:00 PM

Rs 3 crore seized from a ruling party leader's relative's home in Mohinikunta in Siricilla

11:48 AM

KTR has voted and post voting he said future of the state is in the people's hand. He appealed to all to come and vote.

11:47 AM

Voters list missing in Patancheruvi constituency's Ashoknagar division. Polling booth 273,274 and 275 have reported this. Voters are staging a protest.

11:47 AM

BJP activists attack Congress leader Vamsichand Reddy in Kalwakurthy


11:46 AM

Telangana DGP Mahender Reddy casts his vote in Kundan Bhag, Speaking he said voting is going on in a healthy way and tight measures are being taken to store the EVMs in strong rooms.

11:27 AM

Ramoji Rao Casts Vote


Ramoji Rao Casts Vote

11:18 AM

DGP rank official Krishna Prasad finds his name missing after going to booth. Posts on FB that has a Voter ID & verification done recently. Still not on list. Lot of people/families facing similar issues at polling booths!

11:04 AM

Gutta Jwala Vote Missed, Raghavender Rao Return back without voting


Gutta Jwala Vote Missed, Raghavender Rao Return back without voting

11:02 AM

Voting percentage Update: 15 percent in first 3 hrs


10:53 AM

Vijayashanthi, Nizamabad MP Kavitha cast their vote. Joint Governor of Telugu states ESL Narasimhan votes in Somajiguda

10:48 AM

Akka Gelavali - NTR on Nandamuri Suhasini

However, NTR has finally let out his wish for his elder sister. NTR, wife Lakshmi Pranathi and mother Shalini have cast their vote at Obulreddy school in Jubilee Hills.

Akka Gelavali - NTR on Nandamuri Suhasini

09:59 AM

Jr NTR, Lakshmi Pranati Casts Vote


09:59 AM

Rajamouli and family casts their vote in Shaikpet


09:58 AM

Revanth Reddy, director Sekhar Kammula cast their vote in their respective constituencies

09:22 AM

Issues with EVMs in Kamareddy constituency. Voters have been waiting for one and half hour.


09:10 AM

Hero Nithiin

I got inked! Did u yet?? Common get out and go vote!!

Hero Nithiin

09:03 AM

Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyan Srihari and his family cast their vote in Warangal

08:57 AM

Megastar Chiru cast his vote, Ramcharan unable to cast his vote since he is in abroad

08:56 AM

Kukatpally TDP Contestant Nandamuri Suhasini cast her vote in Jubliee Hills

08:52 AM

Nara Lokesh Tweet:

Every single vote is the path you lay towards your future. Please go and exercise your right! #Votingisyourright

08:34 AM

Any of these 12 cards required to cast your votes

To make this easy for the voters, the Election Commission has asked voters to bring any of the 12 identity cards if the own one.
1. Passport

2. Aadhar card

3. Driving License

4. In case you are a central government employee - ID card

5. Pass book of bank or post office

6. PAN

7. NREGA Job card

8. Health Insurance smartcard issued by Labour ministry

9. Pension Document with photo

10.   Photo voter slip issued by EC

11.   Smart card issued by RBI under NPR

12.   Official ID cards issued to MPs, MLAs, MLCs

Any of these 12 cards required to cast your votes

08:29 AM

Late Night Decision : Congress Supports Rebel Malreddy Rangareddy

In an eleventh hour surprise, Congress party has announced its support to its rebel candidate Malreddy Ranga Reddy in Ibrahimpatnam Assembly constituency in Ranga Reddy district.

Late Night Decision : Congress Supports Rebel Malreddy Rangareddy

08:17 AM

PV Sindhu outside a polling booth at Kokapet in Telangana


PV Sindhu outside a polling booth at Kokapet in Telangana

08:14 AM

Telangana State Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao casts his vote in polling booth no. 102 in Siddipet constituency

23:20 PM

Allu Arjun at polling center to cast his vote.


Allu Arjun at polling center to cast his vote.

23:18 PM

Hero Akkineni Nagarjuna and Amala Akkineni stand in a queue to cast their votes at booth in Jubilee Hills

23:17 PM

Defeat Talasani: Chandrababu Took It Personal

It is said that Chandrababu Naidu is determined to defeat Talasani Srinivas Yadav in Sanathnagar as latter had betrayed TDP by defecting to TRS after winning as TDP candidate in 2014 polls

Defeat Talasani: Chandrababu Took It Personal

23:16 PM

Balakrishna's Reaction On Jr NTR's Political Campaign!

Balayya gently said, "Their wish. It also depends on his shooting schedule and how he is placed. I think, he will campaign."

Balakrishna's Reaction On Jr NTR's Political Campaign!

17:27 PM

Jolt to T-Congress - Muthyam Joins TRS

Sr Congress leader Cheruku Muthyam Reddy set to join TRS. Harish Rao met Muthyam in medak district. Another senior leader Shankar Rao also announced quitting Congress. He shot off a letter to Rahul Gandhi against TPCC President Uttam Kumar Reddy.

17:25 PM

Vijayashanti is travelling on boat in Adilabad district to review progress in the construction of Tummidi-Hatti Irrigation Project . TPCC President Bhatti Vikramarka is also seen.

17:08 PM

BJP releases 5th list of 19 candidates


BJP releases 5th list of 19 candidates

17:07 PM

Election Fever : KCR Does Another Yagam

In order to win the elections, CM KCR has performed a special Yagam. KCR and wife Shobha have performed Raja Shyamala Chandi Homam at KCR's Erravelli farmhouse today.

Election Fever : KCR Does Another Yagam

17:05 PM

What Congress Offered To Kodandaram?

"He will be given a Cabinet position if the Mahakutami wins. And, it is a good bet for the TJS Chief," said a Congress leader.

What Congress Offered To Kodandaram?

14:00 PM

Pic: Nandamuri Suhasini files nomination

Telangana TDP's Kukatpally candidate Nandamuri Suhasini has filed nomination on Saturday amidst large number of TDP supporters.

Pic: Nandamuri Suhasini files nomination

13:57 PM

Congress' list-3: Ticket Confirmed for Ponnala

The Congress party released its third list of MLA candidates list with 10 members and it has brought down curtains on suspense over LB Nagar and Jangoan candidates.

Congress' list-3: Ticket Confirmed for Ponnala

09:31 AM

Jr NTR's Response on Suhasini's Political Entry

Nonetheless Tarak and Kalyan Ram have issued a joint statement extending their complete support to sister Suhasini and her candidature from Kukatpally Assembly constituency.

Jr NTR's Response on Suhasini's Political Entry

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