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Assam final phase polls on Thursday

Guwahati:  Six constituencies will go to poll tomorrow in the third and final phase of Lok Sabha election in Assam to decide the fate of 74 candidates. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has been representing Assam in the Rajya Sabha since 1991, and his wife Gursharan Kaur are scheduled to arrive here tomorrow and cast their votes at Dispur Government Higher Secondary School around [Full Article...]

North East Briefcase

Poll code partly relaxed in some states Agartala:  The model code of conduct has been slightly relaxed in those states where polling has been completed, an official said here Wednesday. “Ministers can now hold review meetings of various projects and schemes with the officials and can visit ongoing developmental projects,” an Election Commission official told reporters. “However, in these review meetings and visits, the [Full Article...]

Judicial custody extended for four accused

Nido Tania killing New Delhi:  A court here Tuesday extended, for 14 days, the judicial custody of the four people allegedly involved in Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Tania killing case. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pritam Singh extended the judicial custody of accused Pawan, Sunder, Sunny Uppal and Farman for next 14 days, after the four were produced before it. The four were arrested February [Full Article...]

Cong demands votes cast in 1000 booths declared null & void

Kohima: Congress on Wednesday alleged that massive proxy voting marred the April 9 Lok Sabha polls in Nagaland and asked the state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to declare votes cast in over 1000 polling stations as null and void. Congress candidate for the lone Lok Sabha seat in the state, K V Pusa interacting with mediapersons here alleged that unprecedented proxy voting took place [Full Article...]

Mizoram takes steps to repatriate tribal refugees

Aizawl/Agartala: Mizoram has undertaken a fresh initiative to take back the tribal refugees sheltering in neighbouring Tripura for the past 17 years after fleeing from their villages. “A meeting of the State Level Core Committee on tribal refugee repatriation, chaired by Mizoram Home Minister R. Lalzirliana was held in Aizawl Monday. It was decided in the meeting to resume the repatriation before the counting [Full Article...]

Manipuris want better education, job opportunities

Imphal: The people of Manipur, once ravaged by insurgency and still suffering from its residual strains, came out in full force to vote during the 16th Lok Sabha election as they want a government that betters educational and employment opportunities in the state and focuses on development. Manipur has two parliamentary constituencies. Around 74 percent of the 874,000 voters cast their ballots April 17 [Full Article...]

Campaign ends of last phase polling in Assam

Tough for BJP to retain Guwahati Guwahati: Electioneering for the third and the last phase of polling in Assam to be held on April 24 in six constituencies – Gauhati, Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Mangaldoi and Nowgong – comes to an end this afternoon with the election department here expecting a high turn out on the basis of overwhelming response of voters in the last [Full Article...]

76.96 per cent polling in Arunachal: CEO

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh recorded 76.96 per cent polling in the recently concluded parliamentary elections with the female electorates outnumbering their male counterparts by over four percent, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) C B Kumar said here today. “After compilation of reports received from all the districts, the state scripted 76.96 per cent polling in the recently concluded parliamentary polls with 79.16 per cent voting by [Full Article...]