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Secure fishermen's release, Jayalalithaa tells PM
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa again urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to personally intervene to get the 153 Indian fishermen released from Sri Lankan jails.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 4:30:05 PM

Lok Sabha polls in five phases in Bengal
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) The Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal will be held in five phases beginning April 17, the Election Commission announced Wednesday. The last round of voting will be held May 12.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 4:28:03 PM

BJP headed for defeat: Sibal
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Congress leader and Law Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday rubbished the BJP's claims that it was poised to win the coming Lok Sabha election.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 4:18:04 PM

Parties welcome multi-phase polling in northeast, AGP unhappy
Agartala/Guwahati, March 5 (IANS) Several political parties in the northeast Wednesday expressed happiness over the multi-phased Lok Sabha polls, except for Assam's regional party Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) which said the dates will affect the Rongali Bihu, a major festival in the state.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 4:12:04 PM

After police detain him, Kejriwal blasts Modi
Ahmedabad, March 5 (IANS) AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday accused Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi of being "anti-farmer" and "anti-common man" after police detained him briefly.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 4:10:05 PM

Polling in two phases in Rajasthan
Jaipur, March 5 (IANS) The Lok Sabha elections in Rajasthan will be held in two phases, election commission officials said Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 3:44:04 PM

Goa Catholics demand change in poll date
Panaji, March 5 (IANS) Catholics and some political parties in Goa have opposed the Election Commission's decision to hold the elections to the Lok Sabha seats from the state April 17, which clashes with Maundy Thursday, a day of religious significance.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 3:24:04 PM

Lok Sabha election schedule in states
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The following is the Lok Sabha election schedule in all states and union territories (seats in parenthesis):

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 3:16:23 PM

Percentage of photo electoral rolls exceeds 98 percent
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The percentage of photo electoral rolls has increased from 82 percent in 2009 to 98.64 percent in 2014, Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 2:48:04 PM

Bihar leaders begin helicopter campaigns
Patna, March 5 (IANS) Politicians in Bihar Wednesday began their campaign to woo voters for the April-May Lok Sabha election by taking a helicopter ride to various public meetings in the state.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 2:38:04 PM

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