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Polling ends in Bengal's Maoist belt, turnout higher than 2009
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Polling for six Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, including in the Maoist-affected Junglemahal area, saw over 80 percent of the electorate exercise their franchise Wednesday - a nearly four percent increase in comparison to the 2009 polls, said an official.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 9:42:12 PM

Rs.152 crore seized in Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) Authorities in Andhra Pradesh seized Rs.152 crore unaccounted cash during the Lok Sabha and state assembly elections, which concluded with the second and final phase in Seemandhra Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 9:42:11 PM

Dam height hike allowed: Tamil Nadu pleased, Kerala unhappy (Intro Roundup)
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday struck down a law that sought to restrict the water level in Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala, a ruling welcomed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa as a "sweet victory" but dubbed unfortunate by her Kerala counterpart Oommen Chandy.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 9:32:10 PM

60 million vote in second last round of Lok Sabha battle (Night Roundup)
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Over 60 million people Wednesday voted in 64 Lok Sabha constituencies across seven states - the number higher than the 2009 average - in the second last round of a staggered election widely tipped to usher in a new government.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 9:18:03 PM

Delhi government continues crackdown against hoarders
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Continuing its massive crackdown against hoarders and touts at public dealing offices, Delhi government Wednesday raided fair price shops, petrol pumps and other offices. It found irregularities in several of them.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 9:16:09 PM

About 80 percent polling in Seemandhra, 20 injured in clashes
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) About 80 percent of 36.76 million voters cast their votes to choose their representatives from 25 Lok Sabha and 175 assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh's Seemandhra region where high turnout and sporadic clashes marked Wednesday's balloting.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 9:08:03 PM

Thousands hit as snag curbs Metro services at peak hour
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Thousands of commuters were left stranded Wednesday evening as a technical snag hit Delhi Metro's Blue Line during the evening rush hour, causing delay and overcrowding at many stations for about an hour, before the fault was rectified, officials said.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 9:06:08 PM

Explain starvation deaths, NHRC asks UP
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission Wednesday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to explain the starvation deaths and mortgaging of children by their parents in drought-hit Lalitpur district.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 9:04:03 PM

Modi's Varanasi rally spiked, BJP on warpath
Varanasi/New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday declared war on the Election Commission after it denied permission to its prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi to hold rallies and another event Thursday in Varanasi where he is contesting his second Lok Sabha seat.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 8:52:07 PM

Mamata becoming blind in lust for power: Modi
Krishnanagar/Barasat/Kolkata (West Bengal), May 7 (IANS) Raising the pitch over his demand for packing off Bangladeshi infiltrators, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Wednesday continued his attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, accusing her of "growing blind in the lust for power".

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 8:40:04 PM

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