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64 percent polling in Shimla municipal polls (Lead)


May 27th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) The Shimla Municipal Corporation, one of India's oldest civic bodies, saw 64.08 percent polling Sunday, an official said here. The Congress and the BJP are locked ... Read more...

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Rick Santorum hopeful of a good performance in the Iowa polls


January 3rd, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Des Moines, Iowa, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) GOP presidential hopefuls will get an idea of how far their challenges will go when Iowans take to the polls today. Rick Santorum, who has ... Read more...

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Sitaram Yechury calls for probe of black money usage in WB polls


April 27th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury met Chief Election Commissioner S. Y. Quereshi here on Wednesday and called for investigation of the usage of ... Read more...

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80 percent West Bengal youth doesn’t want to vote in assembly polls: Survey


April 17th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 17(ANI): A new survey has revealed that around 80 percent of youngsters in the age group of 18 to 25 years do not want to exercise their voting rights in ... Read more...

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It was BJP versus BJP in Himachal assembly


March 15th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 15 (IANS) It was literally BJP versus BJP in the Himachal Pradesh assembly Tuesday as one of the party's senior legislators blamed Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal ... Read more...

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Mubarak resignation creates political vacuum for US in Middle East


February 12th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.12 (ANI): President Hosni Mubarak's decision to step down after three decades in power presents the Obama administration with a political vacuum in the Middle East.According to the Washington Post, the ... 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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Fifth phase of Bihar Assembly polls begins amid tight security


November 9th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov 9 (ANI): Polling for the fifth phase of Bihar Assembly elections began on Tuesday morning amidst unprecedented security measures.Voting will take place for 35 Assembly constituencies in this phase. ... 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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Country cannot change without support of poor people: Rahul Gandhi


November 3rd, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by ANI
Sheikhpura (Bihar), Nov 3 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the country cannot change without the support of the poor people.Gandhi assured the people that the rule ... 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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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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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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Biharis are shining, not Bihar: Rahul Gandhi


October 31st, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Munger, Oct 31 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has again disputed the claims of development under the NDA government in Bihar, and said it is Biharis who are shinning all ... Read more...

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Advani blames Congress for prevailing corruption


October 30th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Gaya (Bihar), Oct 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Lal Krishna Advani blamed the Congress-led Central Government for the corruption prevailing in the country.Addressing an election rally at Gaya, ... Read more...

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Advani praises Bihar voters for analysing Lalu’s bad governance


October 29th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by ANI
Banka (Bihar), Oct 29 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani on Friday appreciated the voters of Bihar for voting former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav out of ... Read more...

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Bihar police chief says third phase of assembly polls peaceful


October 29th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Oct. 29 (ANI): Bihar's Director-General of Police Neelmani has said that the third phase of polls in the state was by and large peaceful."Barring a few sporadic incidents, the third phase ... Read more...

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Over 52 percent voter turn out in phase-II of Bihar polls


October 24th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Oct.24 (ANI): Over 52 percent voting was witnessed during phase-II of the Bihar State Assembly elections here on Sunday, as people exercised their franchise in 45 constituencies spread over six districts ... Read more...

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50 percent voting in Bihar till 2 p.m.


October 24th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Oct 24 (ANI): An estimated 50 percent voters have exercised their franchise so far in the second phase of Bihar Assembly election on Sunday. Polling that began at 7 a.m., will ... Read more...

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Bihar Assembly polls: Maoists raid polling centre in Sitamarhi


October 24th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Sitamarhi, Oct 24 (ANI): Heavily-armed Maoists today raided a polling centre and burnt electronic voting machines in Bihar's Sitamarhi district, where the second phase of Assembly elections are being held under the ... Read more...

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Polling for second phase of Bihar Assembly elections begins


October 24th, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
Patna, Oct 24 (ANI): Polling for the second phase of Bihar Assembly elections began on Sunday morning amidst unprecedented security measures.Over 98 lakh electorates will decide the fate of 623 candidates including ... Read more...

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Obama congratulates Australia’s prime minister


September 8th, 2010 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Tuesday offered his congratulations to Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who held onto office after breaking a 17-day logjam that built up behind ... Read more...

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Congress trying to bring in religion-based quotas: BJP


February 19th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Indore, Feb 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday accused the Congress of attempting to introduce religion-based quotas and said it will oppose all such moves. Speaking at the party's national ... Read more...

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Rajapakse close to landslide victory in sixth Lanka presidential election


January 27th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Jan.27 (ANI): President Mahinda Rajapakse is in the process of achieving a landslide victory in Sri Lanka's sixth presidential election, which was conducted yesterday.Results of 112 out of the total ... Read more...

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Students may get temporary photo I-cards: EC


November 20th, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) To get more young people to vote, the Election Commission (EC) is planning to issue temporary Electronic Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) to students settled outside their home states. ... Read more...

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BJP takes on Cong on energy sector, water woes and inflation


October 10th, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct.10 (ANI): Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Krishna Advani criticised the ruling UPA Government for not developing the energy sector ... Read more...

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Political activity picks up in Himachal ahead of bypolls


September 26th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 26 (IANS) Political activity in Himachal Pradesh has picked up ahead of by-elections to two assembly seats. The two main political parties in the state - the ruling Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Violence rocks West Bengal, UP, Rajasthan, J-K


May 7th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata/Mathura/Srinagar, May 7 (ANI): Several incidents of violence were reported from West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir during the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.In West Bengal, ... Read more...

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Violence in Mathura on polling day


May 7th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), May 7 (ANI): Agitated voters from a village near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday smashed windowpanes of several cars belonging to the relatives of a poll candidate who ... Read more...

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Polling underway for Bhaderwah by-election


April 23rd, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 23 (IANS) Polling was underway Thursday for the by-election in Jammu and Kashmir's Bhaderwah assembly seat. The by-poll is being held since former chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad vacated the seat ... Read more...

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Brisk polling in Manipur


April 22nd, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Apr 22 (ANI): About 35 per cent of the electorates exercised their franchise by noon in the Inner Manipur parliamentary constituency in the second phase Lok Sabha polls on Wednesday.About ... Read more...

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Sundarbans residents sail hard to cast votes


April 19th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Sundarbans (West Bengal), April 19 (IANS) For thousands of voters in West Bengal's mangrove forested Sundarbans Island, balloting will not be a smooth sailing affair. They will have to come ... Read more...

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Polling begins in Jharkhand amid Maoist threat


April 16th, 2009 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 16 (IANS) Voting for six Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand began Thursday morning with a large number of security personnel being deployed at polling booths in view of the threat ... Read more...

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Bengal political parties woo voters on Nababarsha


April 15th, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Political parties in West Bengal made full use of the Bengali New Year - Nababarsha - Wednesday to woo the electorates with calendars and greeting cards. Apart from campaigners ... Read more...

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Abhishek Bachchan propagates cancer awareness with election campaign


April 9th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Apr 9 (ANI): Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan used a cancer-awareness programme to call upon electorates to cast their ballot in the upcoming general elections."I was being told that as per ... Read more...

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