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UPSEC again extends the final publication of voters list of urban local bodies polls

Lucknow | Friday, May 26 2017 IST
Uttar Pradesh State Election Commission(SEC) has once again extended the process of electoral rolls of the urban local bodies elections by another nine days from tonight. With SEC set to postponed the urban local bodies polls to September-October, ... read..
 

Nearly 90% S.Koreans approve of new President: Poll

Seoul |Friday, 2017 9:15:04 AM IST
Nearly 90 per cent of South Koreans approve of their newly appointed President and said he will do a "good job" running the country, according to a poll released on Friday.... read..
 

Presidential polls: Sonia Gandhi begins meet with Oppn leaders

New Delhi [India] | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Meeting called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi with Opposition leaders to build a consensus on the Presidential nominee, began here today in the Parliament on Friday.... read..
 

Nepal ethnic minorities to protest ahead of second phase of polls

Kathmandu [Nepal] | May 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Federal Alliance of Nepal on Friday announced fresh plans of protest targeting the second phase polls scheduled for June 14.... read..
 

Opp parties favour consensus candidate for Prez polls, open to put up a candidate if necessary: Mamata

New Delhi | Friday, May 26 2017 IST
Major opposition parties including Congress, Left parties, Trinamool Congress and various regional parties are in favour of a consensus and a "secular" candidate for Presidential polls, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee said here today. Emerging out of a meeting ... read..
 

Exposure to diesel pollution may damage your heart

London |Friday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
People exposed to particulate matter (PM) emitted mainly from diesel used in vehicles may be at greater risk of developing heart attack, heart failure and death, researchers warned.... read..
 

Madhesis' alliance announces boycott of Nepal's 2nd-phase local polls

Kathmandu |Friday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
A newly formed alliance of seven Madhes-based political parties in Nepal on Friday announced a fresh bout of agitation from Saturday and boycott of the June 14 local elections to be held mostly in the Terai/Madhes belt.... read..
 

Muslim-majority Bhiwandi, Malegaon reject BJP in civic polls

Mumbai |Friday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
The BJP bagged the Panvel civic body in Maharashtra's Raigad district, but was virtually rejected in the Muslim-dominated Bhiwandi and Malegaon towns as per election results declared on Friday, the day when the NDA central government celebrated its third ... read..
 

Amit Shah, Chandrababu discuss alliance, presidential poll

Amaravati |Thursday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
BJP President Amit Shah met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu here on Thursday.... read..
 

Congress to make organisational changes in three poll-bound states

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Organisational revamp in the Congress will be effected soon in the poll-bound states of Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, a senior party leader said on Wednesday.... read..
 

Delhi MCD bypoll: Setback for BJP as AAP, Cong win bypolls from Maujpur, Sarai Pipal Thala wards

New Delhi | Tuesday, May 23 2017 IST
In a setback for the BJP, which secured a huge victory in the recent polls to the three Municipal corporations in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress secured a victory in the bypolls for the Maujpur and the Sarai Pipal Thala wards respectively. ... read..
 

In a first, drones to monitor Malegaon civic polls

Nashik (Maharashtra) |Tuesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
In a first in Maharashtra elections, drones will be deployed as the eye in the sky to monitor the Malegaon Municipal Corporation elections on Wednesday, a top official said here.... read..
 

AAP wins Maujpur, Congress Sarai Pipal Thala in MCD by-polls

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The AAP won the east Delhis Maujpur ward while the Congress bagged Sarai Pipal Thala in the municipal corporation by-polls, the results for which were declared by the Delhi Sate Election Commission on Tuesday.... read..
 

Delhi MCD bypoll: AAP wins Maujpur, Cong bags Sarai Pipal Thala

New Delhi | Tuesday, May 23 2017 IST
The Aam Aadmi Party, which has been shrouded with alleged 'irregularities' and infighting, today received shot in the arm after its candidate Reshma won the Maujpur MCD bypoll while Congress bagged Sarai Pipal Thala. Ms Reshma registered her victory wit... read..
 

Congress decides to decentralize party for polls, says Nagaland Congress

Kohima May 22 | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee President K. Therie today said that the Congress party has decided to decentralize both in governance and in party so that grassroots level can participate in the matters of election. Addressing a press conferen... read..
 

Air pollution linked to DNA damage in children, teenagers

New York |Monday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
High levels of traffic-related air pollution may lead to a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening in children and teenagers, warns a study.... read..
 

Address air, water pollution on priority basis, says Harshvardhan after taking addl charge of Env

New Delhi | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Dr Harsh Vardhan, who today assumed additional charge of Environment Ministry, called for addressing air and water pollution on a priority basis. Dr Vardhan, the Minister for Science and Technology, who has been allocated the Environment portfoli... read..
 

Rajya Sabha polls in Goa, Gujarat, Bengal rescheduled: EC

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
The Election Commission on Monday said the Rajya Sabha elections to be held in Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal on June 8 will be rescheduled, but did not give a date.... read..
 

Rajya Sabha polls in Goa, Gujarat, Bengal rescheduled: EC (Lead)

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Rajya Sabha elections in Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal have been postponed by the Election Commission, an official statement said on Monday without giving any reason for the move. The poll was earlier scheduled to take place on June 8.... read..
 

You may blame the polluted air for disrupted sleep!

Washington D.C. [USA] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
If you are not having a sound sleep, then there might be fault in the air!... read..
 

Traffic-related air pollutants may disrupt sleep

New York |Monday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
Apart from affecting breathing and lung function, people exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollutants for a prolonged period may also have sleep disruptions, researchers say.... read..
 

EC postpones RS polls in Goa, Gujarat, WB

New Delhi | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
The Election Commission today postponed Rajya Sabha polls to 10 seats in Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal which were to be held on June 8. ''The Commission will announce programme for holding Biennial Election to Council of States from Goa, Gujarat and ... read..
 

Tripura polls to be 'Waterloo' for BJP: Yechury

Agartala (Tripura) [India] | May 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
General secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said that the Assembly elections in the Left-ruled Tripura in February next year would be a 'Waterloo' for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), making a reference to 1815... read..
 

First phase of civic polls marred by violence

Bhagalpur | Sunday, May 21 2017 IST
The first phase of Bihar`s civic polls was marred by violence when a Sub-Divisional Officer Dr Aditya Prakash and a policeman were injured in stone pelting outside a polling booth at Naugachhia in Bhagalpur district today. Police said here that Naugc... read..
 

Tripura polls will be a Waterloo for BJP: Yechury

Agartala |Sunday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The BJP might think it is unstoppable in Indian polls, but the assembly elections in Left-ruled Tripura in February next year would a Waterloo for it, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Sunday.... read..
 

No future polls with EVMs sans audit device: Yechury

Agartala |Sunday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
In any future elections, EVMs without paper audit trail device must not be used, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Sunday.... read..
 

EVM row: AAP pitches for 'hackathon', reiterates demand that polls be conducted on 'ballot papers'

New Delhi | Saturday, May 20 2017 IST
Aam Aadmi Party, who has been 'vehemently' opposing use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in elections, today emphasised that the Election Commission should conduct 'hackathon' and also reiterated its earlier demand to conduct polls through ballot pape... read..
 

Political motives behind water scarcity before Delhi civic polls: Minister

New Delhi |Saturday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
On his first day in office, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government's new Water Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said that the water scarcity before the Delhi civic elections could be politically motivated.... read..
 

Will win 2019 polls by bigger margin, will control Kashmir situation: Amit Shah

Chandigarh |Saturday, 2017 6:45:28 PM IST
BJP President Amit Shah said on Saturday that his party will win the next general election in the country in 2019 by a much bigger margin than the majority achieved in the 2014 elections.... read..
 

Civic polls help Tiwari emerge as key BJP face in Delhi

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
The BJP's hat-trick in the capital's municipal polls is being seen as a feather in the cap of the party's Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari and it has helped him emerge as a key face of the party in the national capital.... read..
 

With lowest tally in Delhi civic polls, Congress woes persist (News Analysis)

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 11:45:06 PM IST
The Congress suffered its worst defeat of the last three Delhi municipal polls on Wednesday, bringing to light the enormity of challenges it faces to revive itself in the national capital.... read..
 

Varanasi soaked in poll colours ahead of Holi

Varanasi |Monday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Call it Varanasi, Banaras or Kashi -- the city is little bothered about life around and takes it as it comes. But when it comes to politics, everyone has a strong view on the subject. With voting in the state assembly polls due only days ahead of the Holi... read..
 
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