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Pakistan says Kashmir polls no substitute for plebiscite

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 18:18

As people in Jammu and Kashmir voted for the Lok Sabha polls, Pakistan today said any election in the state is not a substitute for plebiscite.

Policeman killed, two injured in Assam poll violence

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 14:57

A police constable was killed and two others were injured when some voters attacked security personnel at a polling booth in Assam`s Kokrajhar district Thursday, a top police official said.

Sri Lankan president ready for snap poll

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 13:18

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Thursday he is ready for a snap poll next year if the opposition formally requests this.

Congress is confused about its poll campaign, strategy: BJP

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 22:06

The BJP Wednesday accused Congress of being confused about its poll campaign and strategy as its top leadership continued to launch personal attacks on BJP leaders while resenting such attacks on their own leaders.

Arvind Kejriwal pips Narendra Modi, wins Time`s poll for 100 most influential people

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 16:16

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal has won the Time magazine`s readers poll of 100 Most Influential People in the world with the highest percentage of `yes` votes.

US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 00:11

The White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 US troops in Afghanistan next year, a US official said today.

Campaigning for Rajasthan`s 2nd phase polling ends

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 21:24

Campaigning for Rajasthan`s second and final phase of polling for five Lok Sabha seats on April 24 ended Tuesday at 6 PM.

Re-poll in nine Odisha booths on April 25

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 21:15

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday ordered re-polling in Odisha`s nine booths on April 25, official sources said.

Campaign ends for final phase polling in Jharkhand

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 21:08

Campaigning came to an end today in four Lok Sabha seats going to the polls in the third and last phase on April 24 in Jharkhand.

Saradha scandal returns to limelight in Bengal poll season

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 21:08

The Saradha chit fund scam - West Bengal`s biggest financial scandal - is yet again grabbing the spotlight in the midst of the Lok Sabha polls, as the ruling Trinamool Congress faces the heat over the issue from its political opponents.

Campaigning for 2nd phase LS elections in Bengal ends

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 19:32

President Pranab Mukherjee`s son Abhijit and Mamata Banerjee`s bete noire Deepa Dasmunshi will be among 78 candidates slugging it out in six Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal going to polls in the second phase on April 24, campaigning for which came to an end Tuesday.

Make `Bhootnath Returns` tax free, poll panel urged

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 17:21

Amitabh Bachchan-starrer “Bhootnath Returns” -- a movie that emphasises the importance of voting -- should be made tax free so that its message reaches a wider audience, the Election Commission has been urged.