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Bengal polls' final phase: Over 23 percent turnout in first 2 hours

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:12

Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Over 23 percent of the electorate cast their votes in the first two hours as polling began in 25 constituencies covering the Cooch Behar and East Midnapore districts in the sixth and final phase of the West Bengal assembly elections on Thursday.

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103-year-old enclave dweller casts his first vote in Bengal elections

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:10

Dinhata (West Bengal), May 5 (IANS) Doddering and frail but nevertheless beaming with pride, 103-year-old former enclave dweller Mohammed Ajgar Ali cast his maiden vote in the sixth and final phase of the West Bengal elections on Thursday.

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Six person from same family electrocuted in Bihar

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:28

Patna, May 5 (IANS) Six members of a family were electrocuted in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on Thursday after a high voltage wire fell on them, police said.

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Goa MLA minor rape case transferred to crime branch unit

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:46

Panaji, May 5 (IANS) The rape case involving former education minister and unattached Congress MLA Atanasio Monserrate has been transferred to the women's police station which functions under the crime branch, a senior police official said on Thursday.

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Polling begins in last phase of Bengal elections

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:06

Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Polling began at 7 a.m. for 25 constituencies covering the Cooch Behar and East Midnapore districts in the sixth and final phase of the staggered month-long polling for the West Bengal assembly elections on Thursday.

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Goa legislator booked for raping minor

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 23:08

Panaji, May 4 (IANS) Goa's former education minister and unattached legislator Atanasio alias Babush Monserrate has been booked for allegedly raping a minor girl from his assembly constituency, police sources said on Wednesday.

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CBI denies letter written on extraneous considerations in coal cases

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 23:06

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday denied a news report that a CBI official probing one of the coal scam cases wrote a letter to its director that the probe in some cases was botched by certain investigating officers for extraneous considerations.

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Calcutta University students protest over marks

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 22:52

Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) A section of students of Calcutta University on Wednesday launched an agitation, expressing dissatisfaction over the marks they were given.

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Centre seeks two days' time on Uttarakhand floor test

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 22:14

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday sought two days' time to "seriously consider" the Supreme Court's suggestion to go for a floor test in the Uttarakhand assembly.

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Detailed probe sought into Delhi woman journalist's death

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 22:02

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Indian Women's Press Corps and the Press Club of India on Wednesday urged the government to carry out a "fair and unbiased" probe into the events that led to the death of a young journalist, Pooja Tiwari.

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Delhi HC blames shoddy police work for high acquittal rate

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:54

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed its disappointment over high rate of acquittals in various cases in the high court and sessions court and pointed to shoddy police investigations as the reason.

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Spiritual teacher nominated to Rajya Sabha

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 21:36

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Pranav Pandya, who heads the Gayatri Pariwar spiritual group in Haridwar, has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha, it was announced on Wednesday.

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