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Achuthanandan too wants CBI to probe former colleague’s murder


September 6th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 6 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan Thursday put his party, the Communist Party of India-Marxist, in a spot when he asked the state government to ... Read more...

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Shimla polls: Stakes high for BJP, Congress


May 25th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 25 (IANS) The Shimla Municipal Corporation, one of India's oldest civic bodies, goes to the polls Sunday, with the mayor and the deputy mayor to get elected ... Read more...

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Munda recommends CBI probe in Rajya Sabha polls


April 19th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 19 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Thursday recommended a CBI probe in the 2010 and 2012 Rajya Sabha polls, it was officially stated here.The Election Commission of ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha poll: JMM irked over BJP decision to field Ahluwalia


April 19th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 19 (IANS) The BJP's decision to field S.S. Ahluwalia as its candidate for the forthcoming biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha has irked the ruling alliance partner ... Read more...

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Resentment in JMM over Rajya Sabha candidate


April 18th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 18 (IANS) Senior Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader and former deputy chief minister Sudhir Mahto Wednesday staged a sit-in demonstration in the steel city of Jamshedpur to ... Read more...

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JMM fields Saneev Kumar for Rajya Sabha


April 17th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 17 (IANS) The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has again fielded Supreme Court lawyer Sanjeev Kumar for Rajya Sabha poll scheduled on May 3.JMM chief Shibu Soren ... Read more...

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BJP to back JMM candidates if it joins NDA


April 16th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), its alliance partner in the Jharkhand government, to join the National Democratic Alliance, ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Rajya Sabha poll on May 3 (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday announced that the Jharkhand Rajya Sabha poll, cancelled after allegations of "horse trading", would be held May 3."The Commission has ... Read more...

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Banks, legislators’ accounts under scanner in Jharkhand RS polls


April 9th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 9 (IANS) Some banks and legislators whose roles came under suspicion in the now countermanded Rajya Sabha polls for two seats in Jharkhand are under the scanner ... Read more...

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‘Jharkhand order on RS polls a victory on corruption’


April 5th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) With the Jharkhand High Court dismissing a petition challenging the Election Commission's (EC) order countermanding voting for two Rajya Sabha seats from the state, ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Rajya Sabha polls: High court dismisses petition


April 5th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 5 (IANS) Dismissing a petition challenging the Election Commission's order countermanding voting for two Rajya Sabha seats from Jharkhand, the Jharkhand High Court Thursday asked the state ... Read more...

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Yes we can! Goa priest’s Obama style campaign (Goa Newsletter)


February 25th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 25 (IANS) The vibrations of Barack Obama's signature 'Yes, We Can!' campaign are now reverberating in Goa.In the small assembly segment of Cumbharjua, a riverine constituency near ... Read more...

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Jayant, Rahul woo first-time voters, Gen Next


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shamli (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 22 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Jayant Chaudhary and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi joined hands Wednesday in this newly-formed district headquarters to woo first-time ... Read more...

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Maharashtra readies for civic corporation polls


February 15th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) As the curtains came down on the no-holds-barred campaign for elections to the 10 municipal corporations across Maharashtra, police and security forces readied to ensure ... Read more...

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Election Commission is winner in Punjab polls (Punjab Newsletter)


February 4th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 4 (IANS) Political parties in Punjab may have to wait for the outcome, but the assembly polls have already produced one sure winner - the Election Commission (EC).The ... Read more...

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Nomination exercise begins for Uttar Pradesh polls


January 12th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 12 (IANS) Filing of nominations for the forthcoming state assembly elections began in Uttar Pradesh Thursday with two independents coming forward to submit their papers in Barabanki and ... Read more...

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YSR’s family ’stand divided’ on Kadappa polling day


May 8th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) Even the worst political rivals greet each other when they come face-to-face during polling. But it was a different story Sunday in Kadapa, where ... Read more...

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When a table, ceiling fan, cycle are banned near Bengal poll booths


April 18th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Sipping coconut water while standing outside a polling station, sitting under a ceiling fan or even using a table inside a poll booth can get banned ... Read more...

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Congress demands stop to CPI-M violence in Kerala


April 15th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) The Congress Friday demanded immediate stop violence against its members by Kerala's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), unleashed after the April 13 state assembly polls.State ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu legislator’s election quashed on polling day


April 13th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) On a day A. Veldurai, the Congress candidate from Radhapuram in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district, is seeking people's mandate to re-enter the state assembly, the Supreme ... Read more...

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Kazakh president calls election fair, opposition cries foul


April 4th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Astana, April 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has called Sunday's presidential polls "open and fair" whereas the opposition denounced them as a sham."Exit polls said the Kazakhs approve ... Read more...

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Central forces not to camp in schools


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Tuesday said that central forces on poll duty will not camp in schools and colleges during the April-May West Bengal assembly ... Read more...

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Bengalis abroad to miss voting chance in assembly polls


February 18th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Bengalis settled abroad will not be able to cast their ballots in the coming West Bengal assembly elections as the Election Commission has decided against the implementation of ... Read more...

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Bengalis living abroad may vote in assembly polls


February 16th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) For the first time, Bengalis settled abroad will be able to cast votes in the West Bengal assembly elections, provided they are physically present in the ... Read more...

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Polling day won’t lead to extended weekend


February 4th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Killing the holiday spirit for those who take advantage of a polling day falling before or after a weekend and go on extended vacation, the Election Commission ... Read more...

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Democratic Supreme Court puts Rahm Emanuel Back on Mayor Ballot


January 26th, 2011 - 2:18 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rahm Emanuel was removed from the mayoral ballot in Chicago yesterday after he failed to meet the eligibility requirements for the state of Illinois which would require that ... Read more...

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EC team to visit Assam, parties seek polls before Bihu


January 24th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 24 (IANS) The full bench of the Central Election Commission led by Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Qureshi will visit Assam later this week to oversee the state's preparedness for the ... Read more...

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Folk music to promote voting in Uttar Pradesh


January 18th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) The State Election Commission here Tuesday announced popular folk singer Malini Awasthi as its "first brand ambassador" who would promote voting practices through her songs."Malini Awasthi will now ... Read more...

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Rocket strikes Kabul hours before voting (Lead)


September 18th, 2010 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) A rocket struck this Afghanistan capital hours before polling for the country's new parliament began Saturday, police said. According to DPA, no one was injured in the ... Read more...

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Model Code of Conduct comes into effect in Bihar


September 6th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.6 (ANI): The Model Code of Conduct came into effect in Bihar on Monday with the announcement of State Assembly elections by the Election Commission of India.The model code ... Read more...

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Bihar Congress to select candidates for polls by Sep 5


August 23rd, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Congress will soon start selecting its candidates for the Bihar assembly polls this year, and the party's state unit is expected to submit its ... Read more...

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Australia heads towards hung parliament (Fourth Lead)


August 21st, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Australia was heading towards a hung parliament Saturday with the ruling Labor Party having only a slight edge over the opposition coalition, even as Prime Minister Julia Gillard ... Read more...

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Australia polling under way, postal votes crucial (Second Lead)


August 21st, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) The final result of the neck-and-neck electoral battle in Australia hinges on the two million postal votes that will be counted after 13 days of polling, which is ... Read more...

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Democrats target Bush in campaign for November mid-term polls


August 9th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): US President Barack Obama and senior Democratic politicians are attempting to revive unpopular memories of former President George W Bush in a bid to undermine the resurgence ... 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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