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Defeated Goa poll candidate wants poll expenses back


September 1st, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 1 (IANS) A defeated independent candidate who polled 625 votes in the March assembly polls has written to the Election Commission of India demanding his election expenses back.Trajano ... Read more...

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Himachal has 45,15,604 voters


August 9th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 9 (IANS) The number of voters in Himachal Pradesh has increased to 45,15,604 with the inclusion of 65,122 new ones, an election official said here Thursday.A total ... Read more...

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Poll panel to review Himachal’s poll preparedness


July 9th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 9 (IANS) Members of the Election Commission of India will visit Shimla this week to review Himachal Pradesh's preparedness for the assembly polls, an official said here Monday.The ... Read more...

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UDF wins 2 Rajya Sabha seats, LDF 1 in Kerala


June 25th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) The outcome of the Rajya Sabha elections in Kerala Monday went on expected lines with the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) winning two seats and the ... Read more...

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Trinamool wins first assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh


June 15th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 15 (IANS) On a day when the Samajwadi Party (SP) ditched the Trinamool Congress for the UPA's presidential candidate, the Mamata Banerjee-led party stunned the SP government ... Read more...

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80 percent turnout in Andhra by-polls (Night Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) An average of 80 percent voters cast their ballots Tuesday in by-elections held amid tight security in the Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 assembly constituencies ... Read more...

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Large voter turnout in Bengal by-polls


June 12th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) An average 70 percent of voters exercised their franchise in by-polls to Daspur and Bankura assembly seats in West Bengal Tuesday. The elections passed off peacefully, ... Read more...

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Heavy, peaceful turnout in Andhra by-polls (Third Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) About 65 to 70 percent voters cast their ballots Tuesday in by-elections held amid tight security in the Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 assembly constituencies ... Read more...

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About 50 percent polling in Andhra by-polls (Second Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) About 50 percent balloting was recorded by Tuesday afternoon in the by-elections held amid tight security to the Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 assembly ... Read more...

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Stage set for Tuesday’s by-polls in Andhra Pradesh


June 11th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 11 (IANS) Over 4.6 million voters in Andhra Pradesh are eligible to exercise their franchise in Tuesday's by-polls to Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 legislative assembly seats ... Read more...

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Campaigning ends for Andhra by-elections


June 10th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 10 (IANS) A bitter campaign came to an end Sunday in the Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly constituencies for Tuesday's by-poll, which are ... Read more...

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It is raining cash in Andhra by-elections


June 6th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 6 (IANS) It is raining currency notes in Andhra Pradesh ahead of the June 12 by-elections, with authorities seizing a record Rs.32 crore in cash.In a state ... Read more...

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Brisk polling in Neyattinkara by-election


June 2nd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 2 (IANS) Despite lashing rain, people turned out in large numbers to cast their votes Saturday morning at all the 143 polling booths in the Neyattinkara assembly ... Read more...

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Kannauj Lok Sabha bypoll is slated for June 24


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) The two-month-old Akhilesh Yadav government in the state is set to face the first test of its popularity -- or the lack of it -- as ... Read more...

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Cabinet induction of Goa’s only woman minister in limbo


May 7th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 7 (IANS) The suspense over induction of Alina Saldanha, Goa's only woman minister in the 12-member cabinet, continues with the ball now in the court of the Election ... Read more...

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EC moots GIS mapping of all polling booths in UP


April 27th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has decided to undertake an ambitious project to conduct geographic information system (GIS) mapping of all polling booths in Uttar Pradesh that ... Read more...

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Poll delays bonus for Goa employees, again


April 25th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 25 (IANS) Goa government employees, waiting for a one-time bonus announced to them Dec 19 last year, have again been hit by the election code of conduct jinx.The ... Read more...

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Shifting of officials continues in UP


March 31st, 2012 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) Continuing its bureaucratic reshuffling, the Uttar Pradesh government Friday shifted nine Indian Administrative Service (IAS), eight Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, 25 Provincial Civil Service (PCS) ... Read more...

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Debt trap: Trinamool candidate in Goa in hiding


March 30th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 30 (IANS) Hounded by creditors, a Trinamool Congress candidate who borrowed money to fund his campaign in the recently concluded Goa assembly elections is now in ... Read more...

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71 percent polling in Andhra by-elections (Night Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) Braving the scorching sun and despite the India-Pakistan cricket match and numerous marriages, 71 percent of 13.82 lakh voters Sunday cast their vote in seven ... Read more...

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Over 65 percent polling in Andhra by-elections (Third Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) Braving the scorching sun and despite the India-Pakistan cricket match and numerous marriages, over 65 percent of 13.82 lakh voters Sunday cast their vote in ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan match, marriages cast shadow on Andhra bypolls


March 18th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) With a large number of marriages and the India-Pakistan Asian Cup cricket match casting a shadow on Sunday's bypolls to seven Andhra assembly seats, poll authorities ... Read more...

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Polling on in seven Andhra assembly seats (Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) Bypolls were on in seven assembly constituencies of Andhra Pradesh Sunday, including six in the Telanaga region, with over 13.82 lakh voters eligible to exercise ... Read more...

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Polling begins for Tamil Nadu assembly by-poll


March 18th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Voting for the by-poll in Sankarankoil assembly constituency of Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district began amid tight security at 8 a.m. Sunday.Thirteen candidates, including six independents, ... Read more...

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Stage set for Tamil Nadu assembly by-poll Sunday


March 17th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) The stage is set for Sunday's by-poll in the Sankarankoil assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district.Thirteen candidates, including six independents, are in the fray ... Read more...

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Record polling in Kerala by-election (Lead)


March 17th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 17 (IANS) A record 85.6 percent of the electorate voted Saturday in the Piravom assembly constituency in Kerala, officials said.The by-election follows the death of T.M. Jacob, the ... Read more...

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High voter turnout in Piravom by-poll in Kerala


March 17th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 17 (IANS) Long queues were reported from almost all the polling booths since early morning Saturday at the crucial by-election to the Piravom assembly constituency in Kerala.According ... Read more...

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Election Commission to give tips to Jordan


March 17th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) After conducting a historic and successful state assembly polls, which saw an unprecedented rise in the voter turn out, Election Commission officials, including poll panel chief ... Read more...

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Stage set for Kerala assembly by-election


March 16th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Piravom (Kerala), March 16 (IANS) All arrangements are in place for the smooth conduct of Saturday's crucial by-election to the Piravom assembly constituency in Kerala.The by-election is important as in ... Read more...

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Can poll panel monitor West Bengal college elections?


March 14th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) Is the state election commission equipped to monitor college elections? This is the question being asked after the Calcutta High Court asked West Bengal's chief ... Read more...

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Counting begins in Goa


March 6th, 2012 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Counting of votes for Goa's 40-member assembly began at two counting centres at 8 a.m. Tuesday.Joint Chief Electoral Officer N.S. Navti said counting in Panaji ... Read more...

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Goa’s political fate to be unveiled Tuesday


March 5th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 5 (IANS) Over 1,600 'loaded' electronic voting machines will Tuesday reveal which party rules the 10.26 lakh Goans who voted in record numbers for a new government.According to ... Read more...

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Brief respite for poll officials before counting


March 4th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 4 (IANS) After conducting one of the biggest assembly poll exercises in India - an election spread across seven phases over a month with 12.73 crore voters ... Read more...

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Finally, veils to go off Mayawati statues


March 4th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 4 (IANS) Draped in pink sheets since Jan 11 following an Election Commission (EC) order, the veils will at long last go off scores of statues of ... Read more...

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13 in fray in Sankarankoil by-poll


March 4th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Thirteen candidates, including six independents, are in the fray in the Sankarankoil by-poll to be held March 18, the Election Commission said Saturday."Out of the ... Read more...

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