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7 Must Reads: Elections commence for 64 Lok Sabha seat, students protest in Assam, and more

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 - 10:20am IST | Agency: dna webdesk

#1 Election Commission says still to take final call on appointment of next army chief
In reply to a question, Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi told reporters in New Delhi on Tuesday night, that the commission is still deliberating on the matter of allowing the incumbent UPA regime to go ahead with its decision to appoint the next army chief.

#2 Uttarakhand's Chaumasi: A remote outpost, this village is not cut-off from politics
Chaumasi is what they would have called 'a one horse town' in the American Western films — a hamlet of just 64 families perched high atop the hills in Uttarakhand, the Himalayan state that goes to the polls today.

#3 Rahul Gandhi visits Amethi on polling day for first time in a decade
In a first in the last one decade, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi reached Amethi, his parliamentary constituency, during voting on Wednesday, May 7.

#4 Post-edit storm, will Uddhav Thackeray crack the whip and establish his supremacy?
Shiv Sena leaders expect party chief to "cut to size" those leaders who are out of line, or pose challenge to his leadership

#5 Students protest in Assam, call for an end to ethnic massacre
Protesting members of the All Assam Minority Student Union (AAMSU) have called for an end to the ongoing ethnic massacre in Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) areas by tribal militants who resent the presence of immigrants from Bangladesh. 34 Muslims have been killed so far since the violence began last week.

#6 Victory, defeat is a mental process: Mohammad Kaif
Congress candidate from Phulpur and cricketer Mohammad Kaif talks to dna on the eve of polling in his constituency.

#7 Lok Sabha elections 2014 LIVE
Follow the elections LIVE as 64 Lok Sabha seats, 175 Seemandhra assembly seats go to polls today 

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