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Former CPI-M MP’s husband and son-in-law held for forgery


June 10th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) Former Communist Party of India-Marxist(CPI-M) parliamentarian Sarala Maheshwari's husband Arun Maheswari and son-in-law Amitabh Kejriwal were arrested Sunday on charges of forgery and sent to 10 ... Read more...

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Kudankulam protest: 23,000 surrender voter ID cards


May 9th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) Around 23,000 people belonging to nine villages in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu have surrendered their voter identity cards to draw attention to the continued neglect ... Read more...

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Anti-Kudankulam activists willing to withdraw protest


May 7th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) Even as they have decided to return their voter identity cards, the anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) activists under the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) ... Read more...

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Around 60 percent voting in Karnataka assembly bypoll


September 26th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Koppal (Karnataka), Sep 26 (IANS) Around 60 percent of the over 185,000 eligible voters cast their ballots Monday in the bypoll for the Karnataka assembly from this north Karnataka ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee: Timeline of an intrepid politician


May 20th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) It was the single minded pursuit for power that saw Mamata Banerjee battle the odds to take over as West Bengal's first woman chief minister ... Read more...

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Tibetans vote in large numbers to elect new PM (Lead)


March 20th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 20 (IANS) Tibetans turned out in their colourful best Sunday to pick the next prime minister of their government-in-exile in elections that took place worldwide, days after the ... Read more...

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Special functions to enrol new voters: Poll panel


January 12th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 11 (IANS) The Election Commission of India Tuesday said it will organise special functions across the country Jan 25 to mark the enrolment of about 20 million youth in ... Read more...

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Polls in West Bengal on due date only: CEC


August 20th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Friday said the assembly elections in West Bengal will be held at their due time only and not be advanced. "There is no ... Read more...

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Poll panel working to make NRI voting practical: New CEC


July 30th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Election Commission is discussing the various "logistical issues" to make voting rights "practical" for non-resident Indians (NRIs), the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi said ... Read more...

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Bihar told to speed up issuing voter cards


May 31st, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 31 (IANS) A three-member team of the Election Commission (EC) visiting Bihar Monday asked officials to speed up the process of issuing voter identity cards ahead of the assembly polls ... Read more...

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Identity cards for all 760 mn voters by 2011: Poll panel


May 11th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 11 (IANS) Over 580 million of around 760 million eligible voters in India have been given identity cards and the process is likely to be completed by December 2011, Chief ... Read more...

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65,000 foreigners found overstaying in India


March 16th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) More than 65,000 foreigners, including 31,200 Bangladeshis, 14,500 Afghans and 7,500 Pakistanis, were found overstaying in India in 2008 and only 13,995 were deported, according to home ... Read more...

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Microfinance scheme for transgenders, marginalised women


January 29th, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 29 (IANS) In a bid to empower transgenders and marginalised women, a microfinance programme was launched by Tamil Nadu TAI Vizhudugal Federation (TAIVF) here Friday under which 16 groups were ... Read more...

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EVMs enhance credibility of India’s elections: PM


January 25th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday listed electronic voting machines (EVMs) as one of the breakthroughs that had lent credibility to the Indian electoral process. "The Election Commission ... Read more...

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Live recording of polling during Tamil Nadu by-elections


December 16th, 2009 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 16 (IANS) The Election Commission will record live the happenings inside the polling booths during Dec 19 bypolls for the two assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu, a senior election official ... Read more...

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Delhi to flag off PM’s accountability project


December 14th, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Delhi will be the first city to implement the ambitious plan of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) relating to service level agreements (SLAs) that mandates prompt assistance ... Read more...

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20 mn voters without photo ID cards in Bihar


November 19th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 19 (IANS) Nearly 20 million eligible voters in Bihar are still without voter identity cards - making for a giant task for the Election Commission ahead of assembly polls next ... Read more...

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A year later, Delhi serial blasts trial yet to begin


September 12th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) A year after five synchronised bomb blasts in the capital killed 26 people, the trial in the case is yet to begin. The delay in the trial of ... Read more...

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Striking MRF workers arrested in Tamil Nadu (Second Lead)


May 20th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) Workers who have gone on strike at tyre major MRF's Arakonam factory near here were arrested Wednesday evening. "The police entered the factory and lathicharged the workers before ... Read more...

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Allow staff, materials movement, court tells MRF strikers (Lead)


May 20th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) The Madras High Court Wednesday ordered workers on strike at two plants of tyre major MRF in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry not to obstruct movement of personnel and ... Read more...

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Striking MRF workers plan to return ration, voter cards


May 20th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) Striking workers at tyre major MRF's Arakonam and Puducherry plants could surrender their ration and voter identify cards in protest against the wage agreement signed with a rival ... Read more...

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We were left out from voting, say many Chandigarh VIPs


May 15th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Though the union territory of Chandigarh registered its highest turnout of voters in the last 20 years, scores of valid voters, who included a significant ... Read more...

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For homeless people voting a new experience


May 7th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Zarngam Higio New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) "I voted!" said an excited 70-year-old Prithvi Chand after he cast his vote at the Ramnagar polling booth in Paharganj in central Delhi. The septuagenarian ... Read more...

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Poll panel made us Pappu: disappointed Delhi voter


May 7th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Election Commission of India may have cried itself hoarse to make people go and exercise their franchise and not become a 'Pappu'. But many Delhi voters ... Read more...

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Homeless too will vote, thanks to NGO


May 6th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Dharmendra, a wheelchair-bound citizen in north Delhi, is among hundreds of homeless people in the national capital who will be able to cast their vote Thursday - ... Read more...

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Rich residents of Gurgaon too busy to vote?


May 4th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma Gurgaon, May 4 (IANS) They are affluent, educated, well travelled and vocal about their rights. They want the best equipped gyms and swimming pools in their high-end condominiums. But ... Read more...

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Poll panel facilitates proxy voting for defence personnel


April 6th, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The Election Commission has made arrangements for proxy voting by defence personnel, Deputy Election Commissioner J.P. Prakash said here Monday. The commission has also conducted a special ... Read more...

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Orissa archbishop seeks poll postponement in Kandhamal


April 3rd, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Orissa Archbishop Raphael Cheenath Friday appealed to the Election Commission to postpone polls in the communal violence-hit Kandhamal district as he said the situation in the area ... Read more...

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Election Commission to say ‘Rock On!’ to woo voters


March 13th, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) After its successful 'Pappu' campaign to attract voters during the Delhi assembly elections last year, the Election Commission is planning yet another catchy campaign to ensure a ... Read more...

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Delhi electoral rolls to be revised before Lok Sabha polls


January 15th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Election Commission has ordered a special revision of electoral rolls for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer Satbir Silas Bedi said Thursday."The Election ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir polls next month, parties welcome announcement (Roundup)


October 19th, 2008 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) Finally ending the uncertainty over the poll schedule in Jammu and Kashmir, the Election Commission Sunday announced a seven-phased assembly election for the troubled border state. The ... Read more...

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Slim, compact ID cards for Delhi voters


October 16th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) They look like bank credit cards and can fit snugly in your wallet. Delhiites are set to get compact voter identity cards before the Nov 29 assembly ... Read more...

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Election preparations in full swing in J-K


September 21st, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Sept 21 (ANI): Preparations are in full swing to elect a new Legislative Assembly in Jammu and Kashmir with poll officials working round the clock to prepare voters'' identity cards ... Read more...

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Terrorists roamed across India with fake voter ID cards: police


September 20th, 2008 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Terrorists behind the recent bombings in Indian cities had obtained fake voter identity cards and had roamed across the country, Delhi Police said Saturday.“Saif and Zeeshan had ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh to set up 2,070 information kiosks


September 9th, 2008 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has inked an agreement with Tera Software Ltd and GNG Trading Pvt Ltd to establish 2,070 information kiosks in Shimla and Mandi divisions, a ... Read more...

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