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Prez poll schedule to be announced soon: Sampath (Second Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) New Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V.S. Sampath Monday said the Election Commission (EC) would be making an announcement on the presidential election schedule soon."All ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear plea on Uttar Pradesh poll quota


June 5th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court will take up for hearing Thursday a petition challenging the Uttar Pradesh government's notification on reservations in 38 local agencies where elections ... Read more...

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Andhra parties welcome by-poll schedule


April 24th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) Political parties in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday welcomed the schedule announced by the Election Commission of India for by-elections in one Lok Sabha and 18 assembly ... Read more...

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By-elections to seven seats relief for Congress in Andhra


February 17th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) The announcement of the schedule for by-elections to seven assembly seats has come as a relief for Andhra Pradesh's ruling Congress as it will now ... Read more...

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By-election schedule leads to uncertainty over Andhra budget


February 17th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) With the Election Commission announcing the schedule for by-elections to seven Andhra Pradesh assembly seats, the state government is consulting legal experts on whether it ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh first phase poll shifted to March 3, counting March 6 (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Counting for the assembly polls in five states will be held March 6 instead of March 4, the Election Commission announced Monday after rescheduling the ... Read more...

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Government to consult poll panel on budget session


December 30th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) In view of the assembly polls in five states early next year, the government will consult the Election Commission before deciding the schedule of the ... Read more...

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Strict enforcement of model code in Uttar Pradesh: Poll official


December 27th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Election Officer Umesh Sinha Tuesday asked all political parties to strictly follow the model code of conduct, with a view to ensuring ... Read more...

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Pranab cautious on budget delay reports


December 25th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) As speculation over the delay in the presentation of the union budget due to assembly elections in five states made the rounds, union Finance Minister ... Read more...

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Punjab parties welcome Jan 30 assembly poll announcement


December 24th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 24 (IANS) The main political parties in Punjab - the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine and the opposition Congress - Saturday welcomed the ... Read more...

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Poll schedule may defer union budget


December 24th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) The railways and the general budgets for the year 2012-13 may have to be deferred by a few days due to the model code of ... Read more...

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Can postpone Uttar Pradesh school exams for polls: CEC


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) With the Mayawati government having announced holding of high school and state board examinations between January and April next year, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. ... Read more...

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Himachal panchayats to again go unrepresented over hydro project


November 20th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rekong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 20 (IANS) A private mega hydropower project near this town in Kinnaur district has again evoked sharp response from the tribals, who have decided to ... Read more...

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Maharashtra council by-poll schedule announced


April 14th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Following the Bombay High Court's go-ahead, the Election Commission (EC) Thursday announced the schedule for the by-election for a vacant seat in the ... Read more...

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DMK pulls out of UPA government, to provide issue-based support


March 5th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 5(ANI): The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Saturday decided to pull out of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre after talks between the two ... Read more...

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No changes in Tamil Nadu polling date: Officials


March 3rd, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Election officials Thursday ruled out any change in the assembly poll schedule for Tamil Nadu despite various political parties of the state, barring the Congress, expressing ... Read more...

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Seat sharing talks between DMK, Congress cancelled


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 3 (ANI): The stalemate in the seat sharing talks between the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its ally, the Congress for Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu continues, as the meeting ... Read more...

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Postpone polls, urge Tamil Nadu parties (Lead)


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 2 (IANS) Various political parties in Tamil Nadu, including the ruling DMK, Wednesday objected to the assembly election schedule announced by the Election Commission (EC) and sought ... Read more...

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Bengal ministers accused of poll code violation


March 2nd, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) The Election Commission has sought a report from the West Bengal government on the alleged violation of the model code of conduct by two ministers after ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi disappointed with Tamil Nadu election schedule


March 2nd, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 2 (ANI): Chief Minister and Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi objecting to the election schedule for the Tamil Nadu assembly polls, on Wednesday said the gap of a ... Read more...

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Stop distribution of TV sets: EC tells Karunanidhi Govt.


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar 2 (ANI): A day after announcing the poll schedule for Tamil Nadu, three other states and the Union Territory of Puducherry, the Election Commission on Wednesday began a strict implementation ... Read more...

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AGP unhappy with Assam poll schedule, Congress welcomes it


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:54 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 1 (IANS) Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Tuesday voiced unhappiness over the two-phase poll schedule announced for the state, saying the party would have preferred ... Read more...

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Five states go to polls in April-May


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry will elect new assemblies in April-May in the biggest national referendum since the 2009 Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Left Front admits new member, welcomes poll schedule


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:52 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front Tuesday admitted a new partner in its fold and welcomed the Election Commission's decision to hold six-phased assembly elections in ... Read more...

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Election Commission begins Assam visit


February 2nd, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 2 (IANS) The full bench of the Election Commission led by Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi arrived here Wednesday for a two-day visit to review the preparations for Assam's assembly ... Read more...

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CPI-M wants Kerala assembly polls in April


November 29th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 29 (IANS) The ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday informed the visiting Deputy Election Commissioner Alok Shukla that it wanted the forthcoming Kerala assembly elections to be held ... Read more...

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Modi’s Patel statue announcement leads to controversy


October 8th, 2010 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Oct 7 (IANS) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the iron man of India, found himself at the centre of a raging controversy Thursday after Chief Minister Narendra Modi announced his dream project ... Read more...

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EC cautions IAS, IPS officers against unduly influencing Bihar poll process


August 10th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Patna, Aug 10 (ANI): The Chief Election Commissioner, S.Y. Quraishi, has warned IAS and IPS officers posted in Bihar against unduly influencing the poll process during the upcoming State Assembly Polls.The ... Read more...

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Quraishi to review Bihar poll preparedness


August 9th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Aug 9 (ANI): The Chief Election Commissioner, S.Y. Quraishi, will hold meetings with Divisional Commissioners, District Magistrates, Inspector Generals and Superintendents of Police here on Monday to assess the district ... Read more...

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By-polls to 10 assembly seats in Telangana July 27


June 21st, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 21 (IANS) By-elections to 10 Assembly seats in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh will be held on July 27, while the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has decided to ... Read more...

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Court dismisses plea to defer Andhra Pradesh by-polls


June 15th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking postponement of by-elections to 12 assembly constituencies in the Telangana region. A division bench dismissed the petition, saying ... Read more...

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Election Commission defers Tamil Nadu by-poll


December 28th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 28 (IANS) The Election Commission Monday announced that the by-poll to the Pennagaram assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu, to be held Jan 20, had been postponed following demands in this ... Read more...

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Five-phase Jharkhand polls from Nov 27 (Second Lead)


October 23rd, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Ranchi, Oct 23 (IANS) Staggered elections to the Jharkhand assembly will be held in five phases from Nov 27 to Dec 18, the poll panel announced Friday as political parties ... Read more...

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Jharkhand gets into poll mode, elections from Nov 27 (Lead)


October 23rd, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Ranchi, Oct 23 (IANS) Elections to the Jharkhand assembly would be held in five phases from Nov 27 to Dec 18, the poll panel announced in the capital Friday as ... Read more...

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Five-phase Jharkhand assembly polls from Nov 27


October 23rd, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Elections to the Jharkhand assembly would be held in five phases from Nov 27 to Dec 18, the Election Commission announced here Friday. Votes would be counted on ... Read more...

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