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Bengal records 78% polling in last phase

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 AM IST

The Election Commission on Monday said that an average of about 78.73 per cent votes were cast in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal across nine parliamentary constituen

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Exit polls can still go wrong: political experts

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST

A day after exit polls predicted a majority for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, some political experts said the result was still not a foregone conclusion and that the Balakot air strike may

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Modi's approval rating remained high throughout LS polls: IANS-CVOTER poll tracker (IANS Exclusive)

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST

Satisfaction level with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership remained high on May 19, the last day of polling, just as it was on April 11, the firs

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BCCI thanks poll panel for smooth conduct of IPL

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday thanked Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Minister of State for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Ra

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Re-poll in one Bengal polling station: EC

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 3:45:06 PM IST

The Election Commission has announced re-polling in one polling station under Kolkata North parliamentary constituency on Wednesday, according to a notification.

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Trinamool tries 'ice cream & snacks' tactic in Bengal bypolls

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST

West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress has been accused of influencing voters by offering them "ice cream and snacks" and "free transport" to the polling stations in some areas during the assembly by

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Pragya apologises for poll remarks, adopts silence

Bhopal |Tuesday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST

Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Bhopal parliamentary seat, apologised on Monday for her statements during the poll campaign. She has also adopted silence.

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After VP Naidu, Gadkari questions accuracy of exit polls

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST

A day after Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu mocked the exit polls, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said the exit polls are not the "final decision" but indicate that the BJP will once again co

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Several injured in West Bengal post-poll violence

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST

Several persons were injured in post-poll clashes between political parties in two districts of West Bengal, police said on Monday.

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Priyanka's charm offensive failed in UP, if exit polls are right

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who joined active politics just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and was entrusted the charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, failed to impress the electorate enough to turn the tide

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Twitter records 5.6 lakh tweets on exit polls in 24 hours

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST

As majority of exit polls predicted victory for the BJP-led NDA at the Centre, Twitter recorded nearly 5.6 lakh tweets related to exit polls in 24 hours, the company said on Tuesday.

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Naidu meets Mamata in Kolkata to discuss post-poll strategy

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee met here on Monday to discussed the prospects of the post-poll alliance of the opposition parties agains

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