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Meghalaya deputy speaker’s vehicle set afire


April 24th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 24 (IANS) An official vehicle of Meghalaya Assembly Deputy Speaker Sanbor Shullai was set on fire by arsonists Tuesday, even as the government stepped up security arrangements ahead ... Read more...

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Repolling likely in 33 booths in Manipur


January 31st, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 31 (IANS) Repolling may be ordered in 33 polling booths in five hill districts of Manipur that saw violence, Chief Electoral Officer P.C. Lawmkunga said Tuesday.He said the ... Read more...

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Manipur’s women not adequately represented in state legislature


January 4th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 4 (IANS) After Mizoram, Manipur is the second Indian state where women voters outnumber men. However, the number of female legislators in the state assembly is minimal.The ... Read more...

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Poll panel rejects Punjab’s octroi abolition, more cash seized


December 27th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 27 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has rejected the Punjab government's decision abolishing octroi on petrol and diesel sales in towns and cities across the state, officials said ... Read more...

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Election panel seeks report on Punjab officers’ activities


August 21st, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) The Election Commission has sought a report on the activities of Punjab director general of police (DGP) P.S. Gill and D.S. Guru, the principal secretary to ... Read more...

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Punjab voters’ lists to include mobile phone numbers


May 26th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Electoral rolls in Punjab will soon also list the mobile phone numbers of registered voters, a senior poll official said here Thursday.Punjab's Chief Electoral Officer ... Read more...

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Poll panel to collect voters’ phone numbers


May 20th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 20 (IANS) In a new plan, the Election Commission will collect the telephone numbers of all voters across the country to maintain contact with them, officials said here ... Read more...

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Kerala re-poll ends, police guard voting machines


April 16th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) The re-polling at two booths in Kerala concluded Saturday and over 11,000 Kerala police personnel kept a vigil on 20,875 electronic voting machines (EVMs) used ... Read more...

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Himachal tribal district has best child sex ratio


April 1st, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 1 (IANS) While the overall child sex ratio has declined in India, Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul and Spiti district has set an example with 1,013 females per 1,000 males ... Read more...

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Stop distribution of TV sets: EC tells Karunanidhi Govt.


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 2 (ANI): A day after announcing the poll schedule for Tamil Nadu, three other states and the Union Territory of Puducherry, the Election Commission on Wednesday began a strict implementation ... Read more...

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Lankans get ready to vote in new president


January 25th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Jan. 25 (ANI): Citizens of Sri Lanka are ready to vote in a new president, and the country's Elections Department has reportedly made all arrangements for the January 26 poll.This is ... Read more...

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Zero turnout in 21 Jharkhand polling booths


December 3rd, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 3 (IANS) Not a single vote was cast in 21 polling booths during the second phase of the assembly elections in Jharkhand's Maoist strongholds, officials said Thursday. "Not a single voter ... Read more...

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20 mn voters without photo ID cards in Bihar


November 19th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 19 (IANS) Nearly 20 million eligible voters in Bihar are still without voter identity cards - making for a giant task for the Election Commission ahead of assembly polls next ... Read more...

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Moderate to heavy polling in Himachal (Third Lead)


November 7th, 2009 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 7 (IANS) There was moderate to heavy polling in the by-elections to Rohru and Jawali assembly constituencies in Himachal Pradesh Saturday, an official said. Polling was peaceful. "After a sluggish ... Read more...

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Around 50 percent polling in Rajasthan (Second Lead)


November 7th, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 7 (IANS) Around 50 percent polling was reported Saturday in bypolls from Rajasthan's two assembly constituencies of Todabhim and Salumber where the main battle is between the ruling Congress ... Read more...

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12 percent polling in Rajasthan (Lead)


November 7th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 7 (IANS) Brisk polling was reported Saturday in Rajasthan's two assembly constituencies of Todabhim and Salumber where the main battle is between the ruling Congress and the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Chief minister violating election code: Himachal Congress


November 4th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 4 (IANS) The Congress has filed a complaint with the election commission alleging violation of the poll code by ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh, a party ... Read more...

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Maharashtra vote count starts


October 22nd, 2009 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Counting of votes began Thursday morning at 267 centres across Maharashtra to elect a new 288-member assembly, officials said. A total of 3,559 candidates, including 211 women, contested the ... Read more...

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Maoists open fire, but Maharashtra re-poll passes in peace (Lead)


October 15th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Oct 15 (IANS) Suspected Maoists opened fire at four polling stations in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district where re-polling was completed Thursday, police said. Maoists opened indiscriminate fire at the Aeetalli polling station in ... Read more...

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18 percent turnout in Maharashtra till 11 a.m. (Second Lead)


October 13th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) Nearly 20 percent of Maharashtra's 76 million voters had exercised their franchise till 11 a.m., an election department official said. While the maximum turnout was reported from semi-urban, semi-rural ... Read more...

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Poll panel list shows Shinde’s daughter as NCP candidate


October 4th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 4 (IANS) In a serious goof-up, the Maharashtra election department "changed" the political party and symbol of Congress candidate Praniti Shinde to that of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). ... Read more...

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Over 13 million voters in Haryana for Oct 13 assembly poll


October 2nd, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 2 (IANS) Over 13.1 million electors will decide the fate of 1,222 candidates in the election to the 90-member Haryana assembly to be held Oct 13. Haryana's Chief Electoral Officer Sajjan ... Read more...

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432 nominations rejected in Haryana


September 26th, 2009 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 26 (IANS) Of the 1,874 nominations filed for the Haryana assembly election, 432 nominations have been rejected during scrutiny Saturday, officials said. "Nomination papers of 432 candidates, which mostly included Independent ... Read more...

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By-polls for seven assembly seats on in Bihar


September 10th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 10 (IANS) Voting was underway Thursday in by-polls for seven assembly constituencies in Bihar amid high security. It is seen as a mini referendum for the Janata Dal-United government ahead ... Read more...

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Congress-NCP combine ahead in Maharashtra (Second Lead)


May 16th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) The Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) combine won from one constituency and was leading in another 25 in Maharashtra by early Saturday afternoon as the counting progressed. The ... Read more...

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Trends indicate setback for BJP, Shiv Sena in Maharashtra (Lead)


May 16th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Early counting trends in Maharashtra Saturday indicated a setback for the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena combine, with the Congress and its ally Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leading ... Read more...

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Trinamool Congress takes early lead in two Bengal seats


May 16th, 2009 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) West Bengal's main opposition Trinamool Congress took an early lead in two constituencies while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) heavyweight Jaswant Singh was ahead in Darjeeling as counting ... Read more...

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We were left out from voting, say many Chandigarh VIPs


May 15th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Though the union territory of Chandigarh registered its highest turnout of voters in the last 20 years, scores of valid voters, who included a significant ... Read more...

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Gung-ho about voting at Himachal’s highest polling station


May 12th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Hikkam (Himachal Pradesh), May 12 (IANS) Residents of tribal villages in Himachal Pradesh's picturesque Spiti valley are enthusiastic about casting their vote at one of the country's highest polling ... Read more...

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Bihar man ostracised, fined for voting


May 9th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 9 (IANS) A man has been ostracised and fined Rs.15,000 for exercising his right to vote in Bihar's Nalanda constituency. His neighbours boycotted the poll Thursday to protest lack of ... Read more...

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Slow start to voting in Haryana; Punjab better (Lead)


May 7th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Voting in Haryana got off to a sluggish start Thursday, but more voters turned out in four parliamentary seats of adjoining Punjab. Election department officials here said 13 ... Read more...

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Officials to use SMS to share poll information in Rajasthan


May 5th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 5 (IANS) When Bundi district of Rajasthan votes Thursday, election officials will share all polling-related details among themselves through SMSes and with people through website updates. This is being tried out ... Read more...

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Maharashtra voting over, turnout could touch 45 percent (Lead)


April 30th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) An estimated 45 percent voters exercised their franchise in 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra - spread across Mumbai and Thane - as voting concluded peacefully in the ... Read more...

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The curious case of Chandigarh’s decreasing voters


April 26th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) At a time when the number of voters has been increasing everywhere else across India, their number in the union territory of Chandigarh has actually ... Read more...

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Low is high in Haryana!


April 23rd, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) Having only 14 women from among 210 candidates in the fray for the 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana may be a low for many. But for ... Read more...

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