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Poll panel begins groundwork for polls in five states


September 4th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 4 (IANS) The Election Commission has begun the spadework for assembly elections in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, scheduled early next year, an official said ... Read more...

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‘US presidential polls among world’s worst’


August 17th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Mosocw, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's election chief Vladimir Churov said Thursday that the system of US presidential elections is "one of the worst in the world"."Presidential elections in the ... Read more...

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Counting of presidential poll votes begins (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Counting of votes for the presidential poll began here Sunday with UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee looking set to win.Senior Congress leaders including Home Minister ... Read more...

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Presidential poll counting to begin at 11 a.m.


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Counting of votes of the July 19 presidential poll is set to begin Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Parliament House.The counting will take ... Read more...

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Pranab favourite as lawmakers vote for new president (Evening Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) It is advantage Pranab Mukherjee, the UPA's candidate, as Indian lawmakers Thursday voted to elect the country's 13th president, recording a massive turnout that ... Read more...

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AIADMK wins Pudukottai by-election in Tamil Nadu


June 15th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai June 15 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK Friday increased its tally in Tamil Nadu assembly with its candidate Karthik Thondaiman winning the Pudukottai by-election by a large margin.Securing 101,998 votes, ... Read more...

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Polling starts for Shimla Municipal Corporation


May 27th, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) Polling began Sunday morning for the Shimla Municipal Corporation, one of India's oldest civic bodies, with the mayor and the deputy mayor to get elected directly ... Read more...

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High voter turnout a victory: Poll panel


March 5th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Whatever be the political result of the assembly elections, for India's poll panel the high voter turnout in the five states is a sign of ... Read more...

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Poll panel gives clean chit to Jaiswal (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Election Commission Thursday gave a clean chit to Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal for his alleged remarks intimidating Uttar Pradesh voters that if the Congress ... 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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Mulayam’s prestige at stake in fifth phase of UP poll


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) The prestige of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti will be at stake during the fifth phase ... Read more...

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Huge turnout at drive to promote voting in Uttar Pradesh


January 25th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 25 (IANS) The Election Commission Wednesday went on an unprecedented drive across poll-bound Uttar Pradesh to inculcate the spirit of voting among the state's 12 crore electors.While a ... Read more...

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Kalam, Dhoni to urge young voters to register


January 24th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam along with cricketer M.S. Dhoni will urge the youths in the country to get registered as voters and participate ... Read more...

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President of its choice? Congress will find it difficult


January 24th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) If the entire opposition gangs up, the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will find it difficult in July to elect a new president of ... Read more...

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Overseas Indians welcome right to vote


January 9th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 9 (IANS) Non-resident Indians have hailed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's announcement that the government would allow them to vote and participate in the election process, a long-tanding ... Read more...

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Non-resident Indians get voting rights (Lead)


January 8th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Fulfilling the long-standing demand of its diaspora, India Sunday said it would allow Non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote and participate in the election process."Pursuant to ... Read more...

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Nearly 79 percent polling in Haryana bypolls


November 30th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 30 (IANS) Nearly 79 percent voter turnout was witnessed in the by-elections to the Haryana assembly from the Adampur and Ratia constituencies Wednesday, officials said. While Adampur in Hisar ... Read more...

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194 nonagenarians to cast vote in Himachal bypolls


November 28th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 28 (IANS) More than 190 nonagenarians are eligible to vote in the Himachal Pradesh assembly bypolls slated for Nov 30, an official said here Monday.As many as ... Read more...

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Haryana bypolls campaigning ends, voting Wednesday


November 28th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 28 (IANS) Campaigning by various political parties and candidates for the by-elections to the Adampur and Ratia assembly seats in Haryana ended Monday evening.Voting for both assembly seats ... Read more...

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Paid news worries poll panel


September 22nd, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Wednesday said the poll panel is concerned about "paid news" and "grappling with the menace". "Paid news is a complex ... 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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Advani lauds Mamata, Jayalalithaa


May 16th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee's triumph in the West Bengal polls will hasten the end of communism in India, while J. Jayalalithaa's victory in Tamil Nadu has ... Read more...

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About 70 percent voting in Andhra by-polls (Third Lead)


May 8th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) About 70 percent of the electors cast their votes in the Kadapa Lok Sabha and 81 percent in the Pulivendula assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh Sunday. ... Read more...

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Over 65 percent voting in Andhra by-polls (Second Lead)


May 8th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) Over 65 percent electors cast their votes in the Kadapa Lok Sabha and Pulivendula assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh Sunday. Barring minor incidents, voting was peaceful, ... Read more...

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Re-poll ordered in two Bengal polling stations


April 19th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday ordered re-polling Wednesday in two polling stations of North Dinajpur and Cooch Behar districts of West Bengal after problems were detected with ... Read more...

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Poll boycott in some areas of West Bengal


April 18th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Voters in several polling stations in West Bengal's Malda and South Dinajpur districts Monday boycotted the elections saying their areas were under-developed, said an official, adding ... Read more...

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‘Photo voters card should be produced for voting’


March 28th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Mar 28 (IANS) It is mandatory for people with Electors' Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) to produce these at the polling station while exercising their franchise in the coming assembly ... Read more...

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Rs.20 crore unaccounted cash seized in Tamil Nadu


March 26th, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 25 (IANS) The Income Tax department's investigation wing has seized unaccounted cash amounting to Rs.20 crore while carrying out vehicle checks across Tamil Nadu, a top election commission ... Read more...

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Chief Election Commissioner declares modalities of election


March 18th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 18(ANI): Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Qureshi on Friday spelt out the limitations about expenditure to be incurred by the candidates in the ensuing polls to the legislatures of Kerala, Tamil ... Read more...

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Authorities urge non-resident Keralites to enrol for voting


March 2nd, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 (IANS) Non-resident Keralities (NRK) who want to cast their votes in the upcoming assembly elections April 13 will have to get their names enrolled in the state's ... Read more...

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Bengal voter slips to carry photos


February 24th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) In a new initiative, the Election Commission has decided to issue voter slips containing photographs and carrying detailed personal information on the electors for the coming West Bengal ... Read more...

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Overseas Bengalis urged to register names in electoral rolls


February 18th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) West Bengal's Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Gupta Friday issued a notification inviting overseas Bengalis to register their names in the electoral rolls."The notification enabling overseas electors to register ... Read more...

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65-70 percent turnout in Chhattisgarh by-poll (Second Lead)


February 14th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 14 (IANS) Nearly 65-70 percent voting was recorded Monday in the by-election to the Chhattisgarh assembly from the Sanjari-Balod constituency that ended at 5 p.m., the state Election Commission ... Read more...

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30 percent polling in Chhattisgarh by-election (Lead)


February 14th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 14 (IANS) Voting was underway Monday for Chhattisgarh's Sanjari-Balod assembly by-election and an estimated 30 percent polling was recorded by noon, election officials said.Polling began at 8 a.m. amid ... Read more...

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Country-wide programmes to mark National Voters’ Day


January 24th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will distribute electors photo identity cards (EPIC) to five newly eligible voters at a function here Tuesday to mark the first National Voters' ... Read more...

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