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Chandrani Murmu from Odisha set to be youngest Lok Sabha member ever

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha sending 33 per cent women MPs to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament will also have a woman MP from the state as its youngest-ever member. Chandrani Murmu, a 25-year-old engineering graduate, has been elected on a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ticket from Keonjhar Lok Sabha seat, reserved for scheduled […]

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Polling near-peaceful, 100% central forces in 5th phase: Bengal CEO

Kolkata: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday said the fourth-phase Lok Sabha election in West Bengal was peaceful barring small incidents and 100 per cent central force coverage is likely in the coming phase. Eight parliamentary constituencies — Baharampur, Ranaghat, Krishnanagar, Burdwan East, Burdwan-Durgapur, Asansol, Bolpur and Birbhum — voted in the fourth phase of […]

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Polling official dies on duty in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:  A polling official passed away while on duty in Dhenkanal district of Odisha on Tuesday. Nabakishore Nayak collapsed inside booth number 41 in Kantapal village under the Parjang Assembly segment of Dhenkanal Lok Sabha constituency. He was declared dead by doctors at Kamakhyanagar hospital, said sources. However, the Chief Electoral Officer’s office here said […]

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Polling disrupted in Kairana, BSF fires in air

Shamli (Uttar Pradesh):  Polling in Raulpur Gujran in Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana Lok Sabha constituency was disrupted on Thursday due to mob trouble, forcing the BSF to fire in the air to disperse the crowd. The trouble began after two villagers, Ajmer Singh and Pahal Singh, alleged that the polling staff asked them to vote for […]