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  • Centre not to call parliament session for ratification of President's rule

    The Centre has decided against calling a special joint session of the parliament for re-imposition of President's rule in Andhra Pradesh. As reported by the dna earlier, the Centre is expected to allow revocation of President's rule and re-impose it immediately to do away with the need for...

    Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 9:20am
  • Is high voter turnout in Lok Sabha polls advantage for BJP? Psephologists sceptical

    After the fifth phase of polling, Indian democracy is at a cusp of an interesting stage. In elections held to the 232 parliamentary seats, there has been a nine per cent surge of 58% in voter turnout over the 2009 polls. If this trend continues, the turnout could surpass even the 1984 high of 63.56...

    Sunday, 20 April 2014 - 8:40am
  • Brisk polling in 121 seats, Maharashtra sees 58%

    Continuing the trend of battering previous voter turnouts, the 5th phase of elections saw an increase of 8.26% for 121parliamentary seats compared to 2009 elections for corresponding seats. The aggregate voter turnout for 121 seats clocked an impressive 65.45 as against 57.19 in 2009. While who...

    Friday, 18 April 2014 - 6:05am
  • Lok Sabha Elections 2014: 121 seats across 11 states begin polling today

    Breaking most records of voter turnout in four phases after registering an impressive 68.29% polling, the festival of biggest democracy enters into the crucial fifth phase on Thursday where 121 seats across 11 states and one UT are in the contest. Riding high on its remarkable success, the Election...

    Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 6:00am
  • No opinion polls for seats where polling is over: Election Commission

    Giving a mild rap on the knuckles of media for masquerading exit polls as opinion polls in their broadcast on April 14, the poll watchdog has advised them not to resort to such practices.

    Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 9:10am
  • Dalit scholars come up with own calendar; April is Ambedkar

    In an age replete with mobile phones and tablets where wall calendars are fast losing their relevance, yet another calendar has made an entry on the 123rd anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar with an aim to reassert the ideals of social reformers and Dalit icons.

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 10:20am
  • Politics over BR Ambedkar: Narendra Modi seeks a bite of the pie

    On dalit leader's 123rd birth anniversary, claims NDA government awarded him Bharat Ratna

    Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 8:45am
  • Election Commission impounds 1.08 crore litre of liquor, Rs 218 crore in cash

    In hot pursuit to stop the obscene play of ill-gotten money in the ongoing general elections, the poll watchdog has so far seized a whopping sum of Rs218 crore in cash and 1.08 crore litres of liquor from the wheeler-dealers of nearly all political parties. This could just be the tip of the iceberg...

    Sunday, 13 April 2014 - 8:10am
  • Web-casting spurred high turnout, saysEC

    Even as political analysts and psephologists attribute the high turnout in the third phase of Lok Sabha election on April 10 to a variety of reasons, the Election Commission it self says that an increased number of voters came out to vote because it of a secure environment due to live web-casting...

    Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 9:15am
  • Hate speech: Election Commission bans rallies of Amit Shah, Azam Khan

    The Election Commission (EC) on Friday banned Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan from holding public meetings, rallies or roadshows in Uttar Pradesh for making inflammatory speeches. This is the first time that the poll watchdog has taken strict action against...

    Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 8:30am

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