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Campaigning for Bijepur bypoll in Odisha ends

Bhubaneswar, Feb 22 (IANS) The high-pitched campaigning for the February 24 bypoll for the Bijepur Assembly seat in Odisha's Bargarh district came to an end on Thursday with all political parties making last-ditch efforts to woo the voters. The counting of votes will be held on February 28. As per the Election Commission guidelines, all political leaders, functionaries and party ...

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Another IED recovered in poll-bound Meghalaya

Tura (Meghalaya), Feb 20 (IANS) Averting a major tragedy, Special Force-10 commandos on Tuesday recovered another Improvised Explosive Device (IED) left by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels in poll-bound Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district, police said. The 5-kg bomb was recovered on the roadside of Cherangre area and it was later detonated on the spot, Meghalaya Police Ch...

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EC removes MP Collector after discrepancies in voters list

Bhopal, Feb 20 (IANS) The Election Commission has ordered the removal of Ashoknagar Collector B.S. Jamod after discrepancies were found in the electoral lists for the Mungawali Assembly segment in the Madhya Pradesh district, official sources said on Tuesday. Chief Electoral Officer Salina Singh had sent a report to the Election Commission after the discrepancies in electoral lists were ...

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Report on killing of NCP nominee sent to EC: Meghalaya CEO

Shillong, Feb 19 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Electoral Officer Frederick Roy Kharkongor on Monday said he had sent a detail report to the Election Commission on the killing of NCP candidate from the Williamnagar assembly constituency in an IED blast. In the report, the state election panel sought another 10 additional companies of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) to be deployed in Garo Hills...

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Tripura scripts another record, over 92% electorate votes in Assembly polls

Agartala, Feb 19 (IANS) Over 92 per cent of Tripura's 2,536,589 voters cast their votes in Sunday's peaceful elections in 59 of the 60 Assembly seats, setting a new record in the electoral history of India, an official said here on Monday. In the 2013 and 2008 Assembly polls, Tripura registered 92 per cent and 91 per cent voting respectively. The final vote tally is around 90 per...

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Around 79% turnout in Tripura Assembly polls: CEO

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Over 78 per cent of Tripura's 2,536,589 voters had cast their votes on Sunday in a peaceful manner to elect a new Assembly, said state chief electoral officer Sriram Taranikanti. However, he said that the polling percentage might go up as huge numbers of voters were still in queues at 10 p.m. on Sunday night in around 100 of the 3,174 polling stations across the s...

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BJP, BJD accuse each other of luring voters in Odisha's Bijepur bypoll

Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Sunday accused each other of using money to lure voters ahead of the February 24 bypoll for the Bijepur Assembly seat in Odisha's Bargarh district. Both parties approached the state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) a day after Rs 40.5 lakh in unaccounted cash was seized from a SUV by Bargarh police,...

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Over 75 pc turnout in peaceful Tripura Assembly polls

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Over 75 per cent of the 2,536,589 voters in Left-ruled Tripura had exercised their franchise in a peaceful manner to elect a new Assembly on Sunday even as a large number were still standing in queues at the end of official voting hours, officials said. Election Department officials said both men and women, including new voters, had queued up in large numbers outs...

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Karnataka contestants to submit sources of income with poll nominations

Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) Candidates of political parties and independents who will be contesting the upcoming Karnataka legislative assembly election have to disclose the sources of their income and assets, as directed by the Supreme Court, state Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar said. All candidates contesting in the upcoming state assembly election will have to disclose the sources ...

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Moderate polling in Tripura Assembly elections

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Voters queued up in large numbers outside polling booths in Tripura from early morning on Sunday as the single-phased Assembly elections progressed peacefully, officials said. An election department official said that snags in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) attached with VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) in over 150 polling stations, resulted in slo...

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Voting for Tripura Assembly elections begins

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Voting for the Assembly elections in India's northeastern state of Tripura began on Sunday morning amidst tight security, official said. Men and women in large numbers queued up in front of many polling stations well before polling opened at 7 a.m. in the entire state. Polling ends at 4 p.m., said Sriram Taranikanti, the Chief Electoral Officer. In all, 2,...

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60 lakh new voters in poll-bound Karnataka: Official

Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) About 60 lakh people have enrolled as new voters across Karnataka ahead of the 15th assembly elections, due in late April or early May, said an official on Saturday. The number of new voters across the state has increased by 60 lakh, taking the total number of electorate to 4.96 crore as per the tentative electoral rolls as against 4.36 crore voters in 2013 assem...

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Tripura polls: EC appoints Special Observer, all borders sealed

Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) Hours before Sunday's assembly elections in Left-ruled Tripura, the Election Commission has appointed a Special Observer while the authorities have sealed the international and inter-state borders with Tripura. Tripura Police 'pushed back' an Assam minister from Tripura for violating election rule. Tripura Chief Electoral Officer Sriram Taranikanti said th...

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Left confident of Tripura victory, BJP giving tough fight

Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) The CPI-M is confident of retaining power in its bastion of Tripura in Sunday's assembly elections and achieving a turnaround in the Left movement across the country, though the BJP is battling tooth and nail to oust the Left Front government. In India's 65-year-long electoral history, the country's dominant Left party, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)...

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With poetry and song, Tripura's poll campaigning gets colourful

Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Patriotic songs by Lata Mangeshkar and other artistes clash with India's national song Vande Mataram as they blare out of loudspeakers at street corners and from atop campaign vehicles, while street plays and satirical poetry lampooning rivals are the order of the day as part of hectic campaigning for Sunday's Tripura Assembly polls. The ruling Communist Party of ...

5 days ago
With poetry and song, Tripura's poll campaigning gets colourful

Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Patriotic songs by Lata Mangeshkar and other artistes clash with India's national song Vande Mataram as they blare out of loudspeakers at street corners and from atop campaign vehicles, while street plays and satirical poetry lampooning rivals are the order of the day as part of hectic campaigning for Sunday's Tripura Assembly polls. The ruling Communist Party of ...

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In Tripura's politics women certainly matter

Agartala, Feb 15 (IANS) The Assembly polls in Tripura on Sunday will see 23 women contesting, including two pitted against Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. The northeastern state has also seen a marked rise in the percentage of women voters -- touted as the highest in the country so far. Of the national parties, the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has this time fielded seven ...

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Elections to Tripura's Charilam Assembly seat on March 12

Agartala, Feb 15 (IANS) The polls in Tripura's Charilam Assembly constituency will be held on March 12, a notification issued by the Election Commission on Thursday said. The election in Charilam Assembly constituency (in western Tripura's Sepahijala district), reserved for the tribals, was earlier scheduled to be held on February 18 along with 59 other Assembly constituencies across the...

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Election Commission team to visit Meghalaya

Shillong, Feb 13 (IANS) An Election Commission (EC) team led by Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat will arrive here on Thursday to take stock of the preparations for the February 27 assembly polls, an official said on Tuesday. Rawat will be accompanied by Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa. The five-year term of the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly will expire on M...

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Former Nagaland CM Rio elected unopposed to assembly

Kohima/Shillong, Feb 12 (IANS) Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party's Chief Ministerial candidate Neiphiu Rio was declared uncontested to the 60-member Nagaland assembly after his lone rival of the ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) candidate Chupfuo Angami withdrew his nomination on Monday. For Rio, who is currently Nagaland's lone Lok Sabha member, it is the second time that he has w...

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