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In first six hours, 26 percent voter turnout in Rajasthan
Jaipur, May 7 (IANS) One man was killed as police opened fire on a mob trying to capture a booth, while stray incidents of stone throwing and booth capturing were reported in Rajasthan, where polling for the state's 25 parliamentary seats was underway Thursday, officials said. The turnout in the first six hours was 26 percent.

Thursday, May 07, 2009 2:30:26 PM

Dismiss Mayawati's government, get my support: Mulayam Singh
Lucknow, May 7 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Thursday said he will support the party that will dismiss Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati's 'unconstitutional' government in Uttar Pradesh.

Thursday, May 07, 2009 2:23:57 PM

Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi to tour Tamil Nadu
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi are set to tour Tamil Nadu, where elections will be held May 13 in the last phase of the Lok Sabha polls.

Thursday, May 07, 2009 2:23:47 PM

Don't teach me law, I was once chief minister: Mulayam Singh
Lucknow, May 7(IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh had an argument with a poll official in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri constituency after his bodyguards were stopped from entering the polling booth alongwith him.

Thursday, May 07, 2009 2:23:36 PM

Two killed, two injured in poll violence in West Bengal
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Two people were killed and two injured in election related violence in West Bengal, including in volatile Nandigram, during the second phase of polling in 17 Lok Sabha constituencies Thursday.

Thursday, May 07, 2009 2:23:21 PM

Voting is our duty, say Delhi's slum dwellers
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Basanti Devi, a rickshaw puller's wife in north Delhi's Nirankari Colony area, is not sure if her vote would bring about dramatic changes, but she voted anyway Thursday because she feels it is her 'duty'.

Thursday, May 07, 2009 2:13:11 PM

As India's election get into final lap, Rahul Gandhi stands tall
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) As millions voted Thursday in the fourth round of the Lok Sabha election, one person who has captured the imagination of the nation is Rahul Gandhi, the 38-year-old scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family who the Congress has projected as a future prime minister of India.

Thursday, May 07, 2009 2:13:01 PM

Sonia reaches out to the common man
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday followed her children, who have given security a go-by in Election 2009 to reach out to the common man. She was returning home after casting her vote at Nirman Bhawan when she suddenly asked her speeding convoy to stop.

Thursday, May 07, 2009 2:12:40 PM

Four generations of a family vote together in Srinagar
Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) In a rare spectacle, four generations of a family - from a 100-year-old woman to her 25-year-old great grandson - turned out together to exercise their franchise at a polling station in the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency Thursday.

Thursday, May 07, 2009 2:03:08 PM

Mobile booths attract voters in Rajasthan
Jaipur, May 7 (IANS) Voters seem more keen to cast their ballot in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer desert, where six mobile booths have been set up, than other places in the state.

Thursday, May 07, 2009 2:02:42 PM

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