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766 complaints of paid news received in Jan-March polls: Quraishi


July 6th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Election Commission received a staggering 766 complaints of paid news during the January-March assembly elections, of which 253 were found to be true, the ... Read more...

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BJP plans women’s reservation in Goa assembly polls


April 21st, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) After the successful experiment of reserving seats for women candidates in the Bihar assembly elections, the women's wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar invited to form government, swearing-in Friday (Second Lead)


November 25th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 25 (IANS) After sweeping the Bihar polls, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was Thursday formally invited to form the government again. He will be sworn-in Friday.Soon after Nitish Kumar was ... Read more...

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Chidambaram congratulates Nitish Kumar for good showing in Bihar polls


November 24th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday congratulatedthe JD(U)-BJP alliance for its good showing in the Bihar elections."If development argument has prevailed in Bihar, we should all be ... Read more...

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Politics of development will work in country: Gadkari


November 24th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Describing the JD (U)-BJP combine's performance in the Bihar polls as "unprecedented", BJP president Nitin Gadkari said the voters have cast their votes in favour of the ... Read more...

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Bihar polls: Lalu’s brothers-in-law defeated


November 24th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 24 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad's brothers-in-law Sadhu Yadav and Subhash Yadav bit the dust Wednesday in the Bihar assembly elections.Sadhu contested for the Gopalganj assembly seat ... Read more...

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Bihar polls a victory of merit over dynasty: Arun Jaitley


November 24th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Wednesday described the Bihar election results as a victory of meritorious leadership over dynastic politics.Talking to ... Read more...

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All credit to Nitish Kumar for success in Bihar polls: Congress


November 24th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): The Congress today credited Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the ruling JD (U)-BJP combine's victory in the Bihar Assembly polls.Party spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan said: ... Read more...

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Lalu confident of forming government in Bihar


November 21st, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 21 (IANS) A day after exit polls predicted a landslide victory for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's alliance, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Sunday claimed that he ... Read more...

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Over 50 percent voting in final phase of Bihar polls (Fourth Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 20 (IANS) More than three million people defied the Maoists' poll boycott call Saturday to vote in 26 constituencies in the sixth and final phase of the Bihar assembly ... Read more...

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Nearly 25 percent voting in Bihar polls (Third Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 20 (IANS) Nearly 25 percent of the electorate had cast their votes by noon Saturday as polling proceeded peacefully in the sixth and final phase of the Bihar assembly ... Read more...

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Bihar polls: Voting begins for final phase


November 20th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Patna. Nov.20 (ANI): Polling for the sixth and the final phase of Bihar elections began in 26 of the 243 assemblies on Saturday morning.The 26 constituencies are spread over Rohtas, ... Read more...

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Sonia, Rahul to campaign for last round of Bihar polls


November 15th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 15 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son, party general secretary Rahul Gandhi, will campaign in Bihar this week for the last round of the six phase assembly ... Read more...

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Maoists set RJD candidate’s office on fire in Bihar


November 11th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Surya Pratap SinghGurua (Bihar), Nov.11 (ANI): Maoists set on fire an office of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate, Vindeshwari Prasad in Bihar's Gurua Block.Around hundred Maoists entered the office and ... Read more...

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It’s Chhath! Nitish, Lalu take a break from politics


November 11th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Nov 11 (IANS) The Bihar polls are still on, but thanks to Chhath Puja, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and archrival Lalu Prasad are taking a break from campaigning and ... Read more...

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Four million vote in peaceful fifth phase of Bihar polls (Intro-Roundup)


November 9th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 9 (IANS) Four million people in 35 constituencies defied the Maoist boycott Tuesday to vote in the Bihar assembly elections' fifth and penultimate phase, which was largely peaceful except ... Read more...

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About 50 percent voters turn out witnessed in 5th phase of Bihar polls


November 9th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov.9 (ANI): An estimated 50 percent voting was witnessed in the fifth and final phase of Bihar State Assembly elections here on Tuesday.In Bihar, an estimated 50 percent voting was recorded ... Read more...

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About 50% voter turn out witnessed in 5th phase of Bihar polls


November 9th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov.9 (ANI): An estimated 50 per cent voting was witnessed in the fifth and final phase of Bihar State Assembly elections here on Tuesday.In Bihar, an estimated 50 percent voting was ... Read more...

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Four million vote in fifth phase of Bihar polls (Roundup)


November 9th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 9 (IANS) More than four million people in 35 constituencies defied the Maoist boycott Tuesday to vote in the fifth and penultimate phase of the Bihar assembly elections that ... Read more...

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36 percent voting in Bihar polls (Third Lead)


November 9th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 9 (IANS) Around 36 percent votes were cast by Tuesday afternoon in the fifth phase of the Bihar assembly elections to pick a new 243-member house. However, minor incidents of ... Read more...

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Fifth phase of Bihar polls under way (Second Lead)


November 9th, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 9 (IANS) The fifth and penultimate phase of the Bihar assembly elections to pick a new 243-member house began Tuesday amid tight security in 35 constituencies, over a dozen of ... Read more...

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Fifth phase of Bihar polls begins


November 9th, 2010 - 8:42 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 9 (IANS) The penultimate round of the six-phase Bihar assembly elections began Tuesday in 35 constituencies spread across eight districts.More than a dozen of the constituencies are in Maoist-affected areas.About ... Read more...

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Lalu gives Bihar a crash course on poll machine functioning


November 6th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov 6 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday took it upon himself to demonstrate the functioning of EVMs while campaigning for his close aide and minister ... Read more...

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Campaigning gains momentum for fifth phase of Bihar polls


November 4th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Gaya, Nov 4 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shatrughan Sinha addressed election rallies in Gaya district to woo voters, ahead of the fifth phase ... Read more...

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Palpable sense of change as Bihar votes (Feature)


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha Patna, Nov 2 (IANS) On the chaotic streets of Patna, rickshaw puller Ram Jagan Yadav casts a thoughtful glance around and says, "Change is here and change is the ... Read more...

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Sporadic trouble in round four of Bihar polls (Roundup)


November 1st, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 1 (IANS) Millions in 42 constituencies voted Monday in the fourth phase of the Bihar elections that were marred by a landmine blast in Jamui and homemade bombs exploding ... Read more...

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33 percent voting in Bihar polls, FIR against Lalu (Afternoon Lead)


November 1st, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 1 (IANS) Nearly 33 percent of the electorate cast votes by Monday afternoon in the generally peaceful fourth phase of the Bihar assembly elections being held in 42 constituencies. ... Read more...

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Bihar polls: Maoists trigger blasts in Jamui, BSF retaliates


November 1st, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov 1 (ANI): Maoists triggered off a blast in Betia forest area near Jamui district in the early hours of polling for 42 Assembly constituencies in Bihar today.Director General of ... Read more...

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Bihar polls: Case filed against Lalu, Rabri for violating model code


November 1st, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov 1 (ANI): Cases were filed on Monday against Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi for allegedly violating the Model Code Of Conduct by taking their ... Read more...

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FIR against Lalu, Nitish cries ‘law breaker’ (Lead)


November 1st, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 1 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad was Monday booked for violating the model code of conduct for entering a poll booth with his security guards. And political ... Read more...

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Fourth phase of Bihar Assembly polls begins amid tight security


November 1st, 2010 - 11:17 am ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov 1 (ANI): Polling for the fourth phase of Bihar Assembly elections began on Monday morning amidst unprecedented security measures.Voting will take place for 42 Assembly constituencies in this phase.Over ... Read more...

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Voting under way for fourth phase of Bihar polls (Lead)


November 1st, 2010 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 1 (IANS) The fourth phase of the Bihar assembly elections to elect a new 243-member house began Monday amid tight security in 42 constituencies which include some Maoist-affected areas.About ... Read more...

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Fourth phase of Bihar polls begins


November 1st, 2010 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 1 (IANS) The fourth phase of Bihar assembly elections to pick a 243-member house began Monday in 42 constituencies across eight districts amid tight security.About 10.4 million voters ... Read more...

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Elaborate security in place for fourth phase of Bihar Assembly polls


October 31st, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Oct 31 (ANI): Elaborate security arrangements have been made to ensure a free and fair polls during the fourth phase of Bihar Assembly elections on Monday.Voting will take place for 42 ... Read more...

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Gadkari meets Advani; Sushma says Modi remarks misreported (Lead)


October 29th, 2010 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New DelhiPatna Oct 28 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadakri Thursday met senior leader L.K. Advani amid efforts in the party to resolve the controversy triggered by the remarks ... Read more...

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