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Over 65 percent polling in Punjab bypoll (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) Over 65 percent of the 1.67 lakh voters cast their ballot Wednesday in the by-election from the Dasuya assembly constituency in Punjab, in which the ... Read more...

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Over 65 percent voting in Punjab bypoll


July 11th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) Over 65 percent of the 1.67 lakh voters cast their ballot Wednesday in the by-election from the Dasuya assembly constituency in Punjab, in which the ... Read more...

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Municipal elections in Lucknow Saturday


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) Polling will be held Saturday to elect the corporators of the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) and the city mayor, besides members of the eight nagar panchayats ... Read more...

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Left parties to meet June 21 to discuss presidential poll


June 16th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Leaders of the Left parties will be meeting here June 21 to discuss the presidential election, officials said Saturday."We will meet June 21 to ... 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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Voting on amid tight security in Andhra by-polls (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) Voting was going on Tuesday amid tight security for by-elections in the Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh, officials said.About 10 ... Read more...

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Playboy model is the talk of Mexican presidential debate


May 8th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 8 (IANS/EFE) A Playboy model who worked as a production assistant at Mexico's first presidential debate over the weekend is at the heart of a controversy Monday, ... Read more...

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Delhi to get international poll institute


May 1st, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Expressing hope it would develop as a world class facility on poll management, Chief Election Commissioner of India S.Y. Quraishi Monday laid the foundation ... Read more...

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Average voting in initial hours of Delhi civic polls (Second Lead)


April 15th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Around 12 to 15 percent voters turned up to exercise their franchise in the first three hours of polls to the trifurcated Municipal Corporation ... Read more...

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EC stops vote counting in Jharkhand, Uttarakhand Rajya Sabha polls


March 30th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Concerned over reports of money being used in the Rajya Sabha polls from Jharkhand and Uttarakhand, the Election Commission Friday asked the returning officers of ... Read more...

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Heed gender rules, Mexican poll official tells parties


March 26th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 26 (IANS/EFE) The head of Mexico's Federal Electoral Institute, or IFE, said political parties that failed to abide by gender equality rules in selecting candidates for the ... Read more...

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EC withdraws request to make IIIDEM autonomous


March 18th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has written to the prime minister withdrawing its proposal for creating an autonomous society for the India International Institute of Democracy ... Read more...

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Voters throng polling centres in UP


March 3rd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) Election officials beamed with joy Saturday as millions thronged voting centres in the seventh and final round of polling, creating new records.Even two hours before the ... Read more...

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Communal literature at PM’s rally in Goa?


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 2 (IANS) Controversies surrounding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's election rally in Goa two days ago simply refuse to die.Election officials said they have asked police and other ... Read more...

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Punjab village ends up voting for wrong constituency


February 26th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Feb 26 (IANS) Electors in a village in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district have ended up casting their votes for the wrong constituency and its candidates in the Jan ... Read more...

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Voters queue up early in Mulayam bastion


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mainpuri/Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 23 (IANS) Long queues of voters were seen at polling booths in Mainpuri and Firozabad districts in the fifth round of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Brisk voting in fourth round of UP elections (Afternoon Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh saw brisk polling by Sunday afternoon, with a large number of voters exercising their franchise in the fourth round of the seven-round ... Read more...

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Peaceful polling in UP, young Lucknow voters queue up (Third Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Polling proceeded peacefully in 56 constituencies that voted in the fourth round of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections Sunday, with young voters turning up in ... Read more...

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Voting picks up in UP after slow start (Second Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) The morning chill initially kept many voters in the confines of their homes in Uttar Pradesh, but picked up as the day progressed Sunday when ... Read more...

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UP polls: Slow start to fourth phase


February 19th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) The fourth round of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh polls in 55 constituencies got off to a slow start Sunday, with nippy temperatures keeping many voters away.By ... Read more...

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Carnival celebrations allowed in Goa, with poll rider


February 16th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 15 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) finally given a nod for carnival celebrations in Goa, albeit with code of conduct specific restrictions, election officials said Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Cricket first, poll meet with PM later!


February 2nd, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 2 (IANS) In India, cricket always wins the day - even if it happens at the cost of a crucial meeting with the prime minister on key ... 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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Stopping by the polling booth on wedding day (Punjab poll diary)


January 30th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Dressed in full wedding finery, a groom in Punjab's Patiala town went the extra mile -- literally -- to exercise his franchise Monday.The groom took a ... Read more...

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Nearly 40 percent vote in Punjab polls (Afternoon Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) With a bright and sunny day at most places, thousands of people queued up outside polling booths across Punjab to elect a new assembly Monday ... Read more...

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Choppers bring EVMs from remote districts to Imphal


January 29th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 29 (IANS) Election officials in in Manipur on Sunday used helicopters to collect electronic voting machines (EVMs) from 63 polling booths in the remote Ukhrul and Chandel districts ... Read more...

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Congress candidate to be booked for giving away cricket kits


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) Election officials here are in the process of filing a complaint against Congress candidate and Goa Cricket Association (GCA) president Dayanand Narvekar for distributing cricket kits ... Read more...

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NGOs, opposition join chorus against Goa poll officials’ silence


January 20th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 20 (IANS) Civil society groups in Goa as well as the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party Friday joined the chorus protesting the chief electoral office's silence ... Read more...

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Curious and furious over Goa all-women poll team!


January 19th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) The much-talked-about move of the Election Commission to dispatch an all-women team of poll observers to Goa has met with accusations of sexism by young women, ... Read more...

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Quraishi reacts strongly to Badal’s remarks on jurisdiction (Roundup)


January 3rd, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/chandigarh, Jan 3 (IANS) In a strong tit-for-tat reaction, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Tuesday wrote to Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, saying the commission was "aware" of ... Read more...

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Aware of constitutional mandate: Quraishi to Badal (Lead)


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) In a tit-for-tat reaction, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Tuesday wrote to Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, saying the commission was "aware" of its ... Read more...

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Limit yourself, Badal tells EC; We’ll respond, says CEC (Lead)


January 3rd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has urged the Election Commission of India (ECI) to ask its officials in the state "to act within the ... Read more...

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Congress attacks Badal over poll panel row


January 3rd, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday attacked Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for criticising the Election Commission.Irked over Badal's letter to Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi asking ... Read more...

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Limit yourself, Badal tells EC; We’ll respond, says CEC


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has appealed to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to ask its officials in the state "to act within ... Read more...

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Karnataka chief minister wins legislative council poll (Second Lead)


December 22nd, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 22 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday won a bypoll to the legislative council defeating Congress nominee Anand Gaddadevaramath by ... Read more...

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