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BJP sweeps corporation polls in Uttar Pradesh (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the municipal corporation polls in Uttar Pradesh Saturday, winning 8 major corporations of the 12 that went to polls ... Read more...

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Delhi court issues summons to MCD councillor


June 15th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) A court here has issued summons to a councillor from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi's (MCD) Jaitpur ward in South Delhi's Badarpur area, on a ... Read more...

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Congress blasts Trinamool ahead of local polls


May 30th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday accused the Trinamool Congress of creating a "vicious environment" ahead of municipal elections in the state. It said its candidates are threatened and ... Read more...

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Congress moves state election panel against Trinamool threats


May 8th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) In an apparent sign of strain, the West Bengal state Congress Tuesday shot off a letter to the state election commissioner complaining against the threats ... Read more...

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Goa modifies poll code to allow booze, food till late night


May 1st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 1 (IANS) The Goa State Election Commission (SEC), overseeing the May 16 state-wide panchayat polls has just played lifesaver to lakhs of Goans and tourists who love a ... Read more...

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Impressive 55 percent voting in Delhi civic polls (Second Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Delhi witnessed 55 percent polling, its highest in 15 years, in the civic polls held Sunday, Delhi's election commissioner Rakesh Mehta said describing it as ... Read more...

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Delhi civic polls: 32 counting centres set up


April 16th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Delhi State Election Commission has set up counting centres at 32 places across the city for counting of votes for the recently trifurcated ... Read more...

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55 percent voting in Delhi civic polls (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The total voter turnout for Delhi's civic polls held Sunday was 55 percent, Delhi's election commissioner Rakesh Mehta said describing it as "impressive but below ... Read more...

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Over 55 percent turnout in Delhi civic polls, highest in 15 years (Roundup)


April 15th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The civic polls Sunday in the national capital saw a peaceful voting with an estimated 55 percent voter turnout - the highest in 15 ... Read more...

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Highest ever voting in peaceful Delhi civic polls (Lead)


April 15th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) An estimated 55 to 60 percent voting - the highest ever - took place in the elections to the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) ... Read more...

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Voting picks up in Delhi civic polls (Third Lead)


April 15th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Voting for the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections picked up as the day progressed Sunday with around 30 percent voters turning up ... Read more...

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Sellers of MCD poll campaign material go innovative


April 10th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) With the Election Commission strictly forbidding plastering public and private property with posters and graffiti, sellers of campaign material for the April 15 civic poll ... Read more...

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MCD poll campaign to end April 14


April 5th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Delhi election commission said Thursday that campaigning for the April 15 civic polls in the capital would end at 5.30 a.m. a day before.State ... Read more...

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MCD polls have lost their carnival spirit: Contestants


April 5th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The civic elections in Delhi have lost their carnival spirit, feel many political parties and candidates, due to the state election commission's strict code ... Read more...

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Hira new Himachal chief secretary


March 31st, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 31 (IANS) Harinder Hira, a 1976-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, will be the new chief secretary of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Rajwant Sandhu, who retired Saturday. She is ... Read more...

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Eunuchs can contest Delhi civic polls


March 15th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Eunuchs in the capital to contest the upcoming civic polls but not from the wards reserved for women, the state election commission ruled Thursday.Eunuchs who ... Read more...

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Delhi civic polls on April 15 (Second Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Elections to the recently trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), the city's main civic body, will be held April 15, state Election Commissioner Rakesh Mehta ... Read more...

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UP polls: 60 percent turnout in incident-free 6th round (Intro Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The high stakes battle for power in Uttar Pradesh entered the last lap Tuesday with 60 percent peaceful voting in the sixth and penultimate ... Read more...

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UP polls: 59 percent vote in 5th phase (Intro Roundup)


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Fifty-nine percent of the 1.56 crore voters in 49 Uttar Pradesh constituencies exercised their franchise in the fifth phase of balloting Thursday, an official said.Deputy ... Read more...

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59 percent polling in UP


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Fifty-nine percent of the 1.56 crore voters in 49 Uttar Pradesh constituencies exercised their franchise in the fifth phase of balloting Thursday, the Election Commission ... Read more...

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‘Communication gap’ led to Rs.1 cr seizure, says Patil’s son (Lead)


February 21st, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Amravati (Maharashtra), Feb 21 (IANS) An embarrassed Congress legislator and President Pratibha Patil's son Raosaheb Shekhawat Tuesday said a "communication gap" resulted in Rs.1 crore cash being seized by ... Read more...

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President’s son quizzed over Rs.1 crore seizure


February 21st, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Amravati (Maharashtra), Feb 21 (IANS) Raosaheb Shekhawat, son of President Pratibha Patil and a Congress legislator in Maharashtra, was Tuesday questioned by police in connection with the seizure of ... Read more...

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UP polls’ fourth phase also sees high turnout, peaceful balloting (Night Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Voting across 56 constituencies, including Lucknow, in the fourth phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections Sunday picked up pace after a slow start to ... Read more...

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57 percent turnout in UP’s fourth phase: Poll panel (Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The voter turnout in the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh's assembly elections Sunday was recorded at 57 percent, the poll panel said, adding the balloting ... Read more...

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Estimated 57 percent turnout in UP third round: Poll panel


February 15th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The turnout in the third round of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday is estimated at 57 percent, Election Commission officials said."Fifty-six percent polling was ... Read more...

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Second phase UP polls: 36 percent higher voting than 2007


February 11th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The polling percentage in the second phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls Saturday may go up to 59 percent, the Election Commission said here, ... Read more...

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UP voter turnout 60 percent, may rise: Poll panel (Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) At least 60 percent voter turnout was recorded in Uttar Pradesh's first phase of assembly polls in 55 constituencies Wednesday and the figure is expected ... Read more...

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UP turnout 60 percent, may rise


February 8th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi,Feb 8 (IANS) Sixty percent of the electorate voted in Uttar Pradesh's first phase of polling in 55 constituencies Wednesday, the Election Commission said here. "Initial estimate is 60 ... Read more...

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Peaceful start to local polls in Maharashtra


February 7th, 2012 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) Nearly one-fourth of Maharashtra's population, mostly in rural and semi-rural areas, will elect new representatives for 27 Zilla Parishads and 305 Panchayat Samitis, polling for which ... Read more...

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Maharashtra holds local bodies elections Tuesday


February 6th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) The stage is set for elections to 27 Zilla Parishads and 305 panchayat samitis across Maharashtra which go to polls Tuesday amid tight security around the ... Read more...

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70 percent polling in Punjab, 65 percent in Uttarakhand so far: EC


January 30th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) An estimated 70 percent polling was recorded in Punjab and 65 percent in Uttarakhand in assembly elections in the two states, the Election Commission said ... Read more...

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Over 75 percent polling expected in Manipur: Poll panel (Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Over 75 percent voter turnout is expected in Manipur, where seven people, including an unidentified insurgent, have been killed in poll-related violence Saturday, the Election ... Read more...

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Over 75 percent turnout expected in Manipur: Poll panel


January 28th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Over 75 percent voter turnout is expected in Manipur, where seven people, including an unidentified insurgent, have been killed in poll-related violence Saturday, the Election ... Read more...

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BJP registers complaint against NCP


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Alleging that the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders have lured voters to attend a rally in Maharashtra's Beed district, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday ... Read more...

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‘No politics behind order to cover Mayawati statues’


January 16th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) Monday said its decision to order covering of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's statues and the Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) poll ... Read more...

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