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Voting picks up in Delhi civic polls (Third Lead)


April 15th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Voting for the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections picked up as the day progressed Sunday with around 30 percent voters turning up ... 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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Low voter turnout in Bihar by-polls (Lead)


September 15th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 15 (IANS) Over 20 percent of electors voted in Bihar in the first six hours of polling for the second and final phase of by-elections in 11 assembly constituencies ... Read more...

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Low turnout in local polls in northern Sri Lanka


August 8th, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 8 (DPA) A low voter turnout marred the first local elections held in northern Sri Lanka after the defeat of Tamil rebels, officials said Saturday. Municipal elections took place in Jaffna ... Read more...

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Low turnout in Srinagar by-poll


June 3rd, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 3 (IANS) Low voter turnout was witnessed in the Hazratbal assembly constituency here for which the balloting began early Wednesday amid shutdown and protests over the alleged rape and murder ... Read more...

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Security beefed up ahead of vote counting day


May 15th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Chennai, May 15 (ANI): The Election Commission has made elaborate security arrangements ahead of vote counting day on Saturday.Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla said 1,080 counting centres have been set ... Read more...

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57 percent voting in fourth round, four dead in violence


May 7th, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The fourth round of Lok Sabha elections Thursday witnessed a 57 percent voter turnout, but the polling was marred by clashes mainly in west Bengal, including reports ... Read more...

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Voting is a must in democracy, says Kalam


May 7th, 2009 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 7 (IANS) Voting is a must in a democracy, says former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam who Thursday voted despite his busy schedule, shuttling from one corner of the country to ... Read more...

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Ghaziabad constituency witnesses 46.4 percent turnout


May 7th, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 7 (IANS) The Ghaziabad Lok Sabha constituency, from where Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh is contesting, witnessed a voter turnout of 46.4 percent, officials said Thursday. The ... Read more...

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Not worried about low turnout: Nitish Kumar (Lead)


May 7th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 7 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday said people in Bihar were voting for development and peace and that a final voter turnout of 45-50 percent would be encouraging. "I ... Read more...

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Voting picks up in Srinagar (Third Lead)


May 7th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) Voting in the prestigious Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency began on a dull note but picked up as the day warmed, recording a 9.31 percent turnout by noon Thursday. The ... Read more...

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Scorching heat, voter apathy keep polling low in Lucknow


April 30th, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 30 (IANS) The scorching heat, with the mercury touching 44 degrees Celsius, and general apathy in public resulted in low voter turnout of 34.6 percent in Uttar Pradesh's capital that ... Read more...

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45 percent vote in third phase in Uttar Pradesh (Third Lead)


April 30th, 2009 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 30 (IANS) The country's most populous state Uttar Pradesh recorded 45 percent voting in the third phase of elections Thursday, Election Commission said. More than half of the state's ... Read more...

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Advani favours fixed legislature terms, compulsory voting (Second Lead)


April 30th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, April 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani Thursday called for amending the constitution to fix the term for legislatures and make voting compulsory. Advani, accompanied ... Read more...

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Advani calls for fixed legislature terms (Lead)


April 30th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, April 30 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani said here Thursday that there was a need to amend the Indian Constitution to assure a fixed term ... Read more...

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Fixed term for legislatures needed: Advani


April 30th, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, April 30 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani said here Thursday that there was a need to amend the Indian Constitution to assure a fixed term ... Read more...

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Priyanka Gandhi shocked by low voter turnout in Amethi


April 24th, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli, April 24 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Friday said she was shocked by the low voter turn out in Amethi, her brother Rahul Gandhi's constituency in Uttar Pradesh. "I lost my sleep ... Read more...

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Maharashtra recording low voter turnout, polling peaceful (Lead)


April 16th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Maharashtra's 13 Lok Sabha constituencies notched a low turnout of 17.14 percent till 11 a.m. Thursday, officials said. Polling has been peaceful barring a pre-dawn attack by ... Read more...

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Brisk polling in key Jharkhand by election (Lead)


January 5th, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 5 (IANS) Ignoring a Maoist poll boycott call, people turned up in large numbers to vote in the key Jharkhand assembly by-election in Tamar from where Chief Minister Shibu Soren ... Read more...

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Polling underway in key Jharkhand by-election


January 5th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 5 (IANS) Polling was underway Monday in Jharkhand's key assembly constituency of Tamar, from where Chief Minister Shibu Soren is seeking entry to the state legislature.Voting in the by-poll began ... Read more...

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Amid anti-poll protests, very low voting in Srinagar


December 24th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 24 (IANS) Voters trickled in slowly in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar region where polling for the seventh and last phase of the elections Wednesday was underway amid sporadic protests and ... Read more...

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Will Delhi’s 20,000 weddings steal march over voting?


November 28th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Political parties are worried that the 20,000 weddings slated to take place in the capital Saturday might steal the show and translate into a low voter turnout, ... Read more...

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Omar Abdullah enters fray, files nomination papers


November 4th, 2008 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 3 (IANS) National Conference president Omar Abdullah Monday filed his nomination papers from the Kashmir Valley's Ganderbal assembly constituency where voting will be conducted Nov 23 in the second round ... Read more...

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Omar Abdullah to file nomination papers from Ganderbal


November 3rd, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 3 (IANS) National Conference (NC) president Omar Abdullah is set to file his nomination papers Monday from north Kashmir's Ganderbal constituency, which goes to polls Nov 23 in the second ... Read more...

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Polls bring feasts for displaced tribals in Chhattisgarh


October 22nd, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), Oct 22 (IANS) With the announcement of elections in Chhattisgarh, it's been a feast every day for thousands of tribal families displaced by the Maoist insurgency and lodged in makeshift ... Read more...

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Delhi university gets a president from ABVP for a change


September 6th, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Nupur Sharma of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) - the student wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - was elected the president of the Delhi ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s by-elections conclude, counting begins (Lead)


June 26th, 2008 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Islamabad, June 26 (Xinhua) By-elections to Pakistan's five National Assembly seats and 23 provincial assembly seats concluded Thursday and counting of votes began, Geo TV channel reported. Though sporadic violence was reported ... Read more...

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Not many city dwellers voted in Karnataka: EC (Interview)


May 28th, 2008 - 11:24 am ICT by admin
By Rakesh Mohan Chaturvedi New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The low voter turnout in the post-delimitation urban constituencies in Karnataka has again proved that urban dwellers shy away from voting, said Election Commissioner ... Read more...

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Record low turnout for Thane by-election (Lead)


May 23rd, 2008 - 1:43 am ICT by admin
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) A record low voter turnout was witnessed in the Thane Lok Sabha by-election Thursday frustrating daylong efforts of workers of the Shiv Sena and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ... Read more...

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Karnataka polls: 66 percent voters exercise their right


May 11th, 2008 - 7:11 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, May 11 (ANI): Karnatakas Chief Electoral Officer M N Vidyashankar today said that an average of 66 per cent polling was registered in the first phase of elections in the ... Read more...

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Nearly 60 percent voting in first phase of Karnataka polls (Roundup)


May 10th, 2008 - 10:49 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) Around 60 percent of 17.3 million eligible voters including those in Bangalore Saturday voted in 89 constituencies across 11 southern districts of Karnataka in the first phase of ... Read more...

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Conservatives win second round of elections in Iran


April 26th, 2008 - 9:01 pm ICT by admin
DPA Tehran, April 26 (DPA) The conservatives have won the second round of Iranian parliamentary elections and expanded their absolute majority in the legislative body, state media reported Saturday. Due to low voter ... Read more...

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Low voter-turnout in Pakistan amidst sporadic violence


February 18th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Feb 18 (ANI): A low voter turnout was witnessed in the initial hours of the general elections in Pakistan today. Voting will continue till 5 p.m. Monday's elections were overshadowed by violence ... Read more...

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Fears of low voter turnout in Pakistan despite campaign


February 17th, 2008 - 11:04 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) By Devirupa Mitra Rawalpindi, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan's voters, worried after a spate of suicide bomb blasts at political rallies and outside party offices, may stay away from Monday's polls even as ... Read more...

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Low voter turnout in Himachal Pradesh


December 19th, 2007 - 4:05 pm ICT by admin
Shimla,Dec 19(ANI):A low voter turnout was witnessed during the first four hours polling in the second and final phase of Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh. Reports said that the voter turnout was an ... Read more...

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