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53 percent turnout in Uttar Pradesh's final lap (Fourth Lead)
Lucknow, May 13 (IANS) The final phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday registered a 53 percent voting - higher than that in the previous rounds in the state, according to officials.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 6:26:49 PM

Over 40 percent voting in Baramulla, 55 in Ladakh
Baramulla, May 13 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic voters came out in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla constituency Wednesday to exercise their franchise despite a boycott call by separatists and threats from militant groups.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 6:24:38 PM

Vote counting: Gangtok makes it live and big
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) For the first time, residents of Sikkim capital Gangtok will watch a live telecast of poll results in the state May 16. That's the day when counting will take place at TNA auditorium.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 6:09:33 PM

When media added to voters' woes
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Several private TV channels said ration cards would be accepted as identity cards for voters at polling booths. But that wasn't the case and the top poll official in Tamil Nadu took the media to task for it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 6:09:31 PM

Voters express anger, use 49-0 to not vote
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) How do people angry with government decisions register their protest? Not by holding sit-ins but by simply using section 49-0 of election rules. And that's what some voters did in Tamil Nadu Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 6:09:29 PM

Peaceful polling in 'Omkara' territory
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) For those living in the badlands of western Uttar Pradesh, it was a big surprise when the polls went off peacefully Wednesday, contrary to the volatile image of the region that was the backdrop for the film 'Omkara'.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 6:09:27 PM

Sonia calls up Paswan after fire at his home
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday rang up estranged ally Ram Vilas Paswan to express her concern after a fire broke out at the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader's official residence here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 6:01:23 PM

Non-BJP, non-Congress parties to meet Monday
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Political parties opposed to the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will meet here May 18 to decide their future course of action, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat said Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 5:49:38 PM

NDA will form next government: BJP
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) As the voting for the 543-member parliament concluded Wednesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) expressed confidence that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by it will sweep the elections and form the next government at the centre.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 5:37:16 PM

West Bengal votes amid sporadic clashes
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Sporadic political clashes left two persons injured in the final phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal Wednesday even as people turned out in large numbers to vote in 11 constituencies.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 5:34:59 PM

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