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Goa expats want total change of political blood


March 1st, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 1 (IANS) Goan expats across the continents of Europe, Australia and America are calling for a "total change of blood" in Goa's political system ahead of assembly elections ... Read more...

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Manipur polls witness violence, five killed (Third Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 28 (IANS) At least five people, including a suspected Naga militant, were killed in violence during the Manipur assembly polls Saturday that started on a peaceful note. The ... Read more...

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Manipur records 40 percent polling till noon (Second Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 28 (IANS) Manipur recorded 40 percent polling till noon Saturday as voting continued at a brisk pace with people turning out in huge numbers to elect a 60-member ... Read more...

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Poll panel showcases ballot power in R-Day parade (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Amid a grand display of India's military might, the Election Commission for the first time in the history of Republic Day parade Thursday put on ... Read more...

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Poll panel’s tableau - first in Republic Day parade history


January 26th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Election Commission of India marked its first presence at the Republic Day parade Thursday when its tableau rolled down Rajpath depicting a mammoth model ... Read more...

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Poll panel favours right to reject candidates


December 6th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 6 (IANS) The Election Commission favours the "right to reject" candidates to do away with criminals in India's electoral system, a poll panel official said Tuesday. "The Election ... Read more...

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Special voter registration camp in Lucknow, other cities


October 25th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 25 (IANS) With assembly polls just a few months away, the Uttar Pradesh Election Commission is all set to undertake a special voter registration drive in Lucknow Oct ... Read more...

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50 percent voting in Mamata bypoll


September 25th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) Around 50 percent voting was reported Sunday in West Bengal's Bhowanipore assembly constituency where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is seeking her maiden entry into the ... Read more...

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New voting machines found perfect: Election Commission


July 28th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sohra (Meghalaya), July 28 (IANS) The Voter Verifiable Paper Trial (VVPT), a new electronic voting machine (EVM) that gives out a paper trail as proof, operated flawlessly in a mock ... Read more...

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New voting machine with paper trail tested


July 26th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sohra (Meghalaya), July 26 (IANS) Braving the rain, people Tuesday participated in a mock poll in Cherrapunjee, one of the wettest places on earth, using a new electronic voting machine ... Read more...

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Bengal polls end with heavy voting in Maoist heartland (Intro Roundup)


May 10th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Defying a Maoist boycott and braving the scorching sun, over 85 percent of the 26 lakh-plus electorate voted amid massive security deployment in the sixth ... Read more...

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Andhra minister’s wife offers ‘puja’ to EVM


May 8th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) In a unique way to pray for the victory, the wife of a minister in Andhra Pradesh and the Congress candidate for Kadapa Lok Sabha seat ... Read more...

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Bastar records 40 percent polling amid Maoist blasts, firing (Second Lead)


May 8th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 8 (IANS) A by-poll ended Sunday for Chhattisgarh's Bastar Lok Sabha seat amid sporadic firing and landmine blasts by the Maoists as nearly 40 percent of 11.94 ... Read more...

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Bastar votes in by-poll amid Maoist firing (Lead)


May 8th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 8 (IANS) Polling booths in the urban and forested areas of Bastar in Chhattisgarh presented a study in contrast Sunday, as about 20-22 percent of 11.94 lakh ... Read more...

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Paramilitary forces to stay for 10 days after poll ends: CEC


April 29th, 2011 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) Thursday said that paramilitary forces will remain for 10 more days after the conclusion of the West Bengal assembly polls.Chief Election ... Read more...

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Deploy paramilitary forces at counting centres: Jayalalithaa


April 19th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa has urged the Election Commission to deploy paramilitary forces at all the vote counting centres in Tamil Nadu May 13 and ... Read more...

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Security beefed up ahead of second phase of Assam legislative polls


April 10th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Apr 10(ANI): Security arrangements in Guwahati, Assam, have been beefed up ahead of the final phase of the state legislative polls.Assam is holding elections to the state legislature in two-phases.The ... Read more...

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Struggle will continue: Anna Hazare


April 9th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The struggle for a stronger anti-graft law would continue till parliament finally passed the Lokpal (ombdusman) bill, socialreformer Anna Hazare said Saturday, ending his 97-hour ... Read more...

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After one-day cricket, come one-day polls in Goa


February 5th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 5 (IANS) For the first time in India, elections to a municipal corporation body will be virtually conducted on the lines of a one-day cricket match. Both voting as well ... Read more...

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Your vote would soon get printed as proof: Poll panel chief


February 4th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Cast your vote by pressing a button on the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) but eager to see proof on paper that your candidate has indeed got the ... Read more...

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‘PM should be elected directly’


January 30th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 30 (IANS) Direct elections should be held for the prime minister's post, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said Sunday.Speaking at the regional seminar on electoral reforms sponsored jointly by ... Read more...

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Election Commission to send EVM technical team to Pakistan


January 28th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): The Election Commission of India will send a technical team to Pakistan to demonstrate the Indian Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) following a request made by the Pakistani ... Read more...

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36 percent voting in Bihar polls (Third Lead)


November 9th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 9 (IANS) Around 36 percent votes were cast by Tuesday afternoon in the fifth phase of the Bihar assembly elections to pick a new 243-member house. However, minor incidents of ... 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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Modi’s office tampered EVMs, alleges Congress


October 21st, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Congress Thursday alleged that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's office monitored the tampering of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in panchayat elections in the state and ... Read more...

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First phase of Bihar elections witnesses 53 per cent polling


October 21st, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by ANI
Supaul, Oct. 21 (ANI): Bihar's 47 Assembly constituencies, spread across seven districts, which underwent poll for the first phase of State Assembly elections on Thursday witnessed 53 per cent polling.Brisk polling ... Read more...

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EVMs should provide acknowledgement of choice to voter: BJP (Lead)


October 4th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday told the Election Commission that it should evolve a mechanism to ensure that a voter using the Electronic Voting Machine ... Read more...

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TRS wins six out of 12 seats in Telangana by-polls


July 30th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, July 30 (ANI): The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has won six out of the seven seats announced for the ongoing Telangana by-elections, while its new political ally Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Assembly by-polls in Telangana begins


July 27th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, July 27 (ANI): Polling for by-elections to 12 assembly constituencies, including five with ballot papers, in Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region began today.For the first time after 1998, ballot papers ... Read more...

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Busy port town hub to usher in Bangladesh’s digital voting


June 13th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chittagong, June 13 (IANS) Jamalkhan, this port town's busy area housing colleges, hospitals and consulates of foreign missions, will be part of Bangladesh's history when its 25,000 electors cast their votes ... Read more...

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70 to 75 percent voting in West Bengal civic polls despite violence


May 30th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May 30 (ANI): The West Bengal civic polls witnessed 70 to 75 per cent polling on Sunday despite violent incident reported from different parts of the State.In today's polls, about ... Read more...

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Sporadic clashes mar West Bengal civic polls (Lead)


May 30th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) Sporadic clashes were reported from many places in West Bengal Sunday as urban voters queued up to cast their votes for the civic body polls considered the ... Read more...

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Village headmen to be elected through EVMs


April 12th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 12 (IANS) India, which has successfully tested the electronic voting machine (EVM) in general elections, will now use it at the grassroot level - to elect village heads or sarpanches. ... Read more...

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Election Commission holds bilateral meetings with several countries


January 29th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 29(ANI): As part of its Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the Election Commission of India (ECI) held bilateral meetings with election commissions of several countries for future collaboration.The Chief Election ... Read more...

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