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Opposition parties should field common candidates against NDA: Salman Khurshid

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Opposition parties should strive to field a common candidate against the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in each constituency in the next Lok Sabha polls and alliance talks among them should start early to allow workers to align themselves, according to senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid. He also asserted that Congress President Rahul Gandhi is the ...

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CPI-M alleges electoral law violation in Tripura polls, demands paper slip counting

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The CPI-M on Tuesday demanded that the Election Commission order a thorough probe into the alleged violations of electoral law during the Tripura polls on Sunday, as also count of VVPAT slips in 13 constituencies. Senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Nilotpal Basu met Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat here and pointed out various irregulari...

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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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Not only PNB, other banks also involved in scam: Mamata

Baharampur (West Bengal), Feb 19 (IANS) Continuing her attack on the Centre over the multi-crore PNB fraud, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged that there are other banks involved in such money laundering cases with their chiefs being protected by the BJP government. We know everything. Not only the Punjab National Bank, there are other banks also and in those b...

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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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Both CPI-M, BJP confident of Tripura election victory

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) As Sunday's voting to elect 59 of the 60 members of the Tripura Assembly passed off peacefully, the ruling CPI-M and the BJP exuded confidence of an electoral victory in the northeastern state. Except snags reported in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) attached with VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) in around 180 polling stations, the polling was inciden...

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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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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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Bangladeshi held in Tripura for smuggling gold

Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) A Bangladesh national was arrested here on Saturday on charge of smuggling gold worth Rs 45 lakh, police said. Abdul Kalam Azad, 35, had come on Saturday to Agartala from Bangladesh and tried to go to Kolkata by a private airline. When Central Industrial Security Force troopers at the airport checked him, they seized 12 gold biscuits each weighing 108 gram from hi...

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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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BJP will make Meghalaya model state: Amit Shah

Shillong/Jowai, Feb 16 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday promised to make Meghalaya a model state within five years, if his party is voted to power in the February 27 assembly elections. I am here to request you that today there are 19 governments of the BJP and three in the northeastern states... I can see the winds of change and the votes are coming for the BJP in Meghalaya, Nag...

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Massive corruption in BJP government: Rahul

Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said there was massive corruption in the BJP-led Central government and the abrupt announcement of demonetisation wreaked havoc on the life and livelihood of all. Corruption has increased to a large extent in every sphere of governance during the Bharatiya Janata Party regime. The sudden declaration of demonetisati...

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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 ...

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Ensure fair voting in Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland: EC

Shillong, Feb 16 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat on Friday asked the election machinery in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland to be fearless and unbiased to ensure fair voting during the assembly elections. While polling in Tripura will be held on February 18, Meghalaya and Nagaland will go to the polls on February 27. All the three states have their own peculiar...

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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BJP using 'terror collaborator' to oust Left government in Tripura: CM Manik Sarkar

Agartala, Feb 16 (IANS) Manik Sarkar, who has been Chief Minister of Tripura for the past 20 years and is attempting a fifth term, has accused the Modi government of being in cahoots with the separatist tribal party, Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), and declares that the people of the northeastern state will fight tooth and nail to prevent its division. The Bharatiya Janata P...

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Delhi in trouble after narrow loss to Himachal in Vijay Hazare tourney

Nadaun (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 15 (IANS) Rishabh Pant's brilliant 93-ball 135 went in vain as Delhi lost a thriller to hosts Himachal Pradesh by two runs, in a Group B match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, with a serious possibility of losing out on a quarter-final berth. The hosts scored a competitive 304/5 in 50 overs with Prashant Chopra scoring 150 off 149 balls, laced with 22 boundaries...

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