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    Tajikistan prison riot leaves 32 dead

    A riot at a prison in Tajikistan has left 32 people dead, including 24 members of the Islamic State militant group and three guards, authorities said on Monday. Five of the inmates and the three guards were killed by IS prisoners during the riot that erupted on Sunday evening, the justice ministry said. The prison in Vakhdat, 17 km east of the capital Dushanbe, houses 1,500 inmates. It said the prisoners...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Poll of Polls predicts NDA's comfortable win

    The poll of polls, an aggregate of exit polls, gives the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) 302 of 543 seats and the Congress and its allies 122. The poll of polls indicates that the BJP, as it had calculated, will make up for its losses in Uttar Pradesh with a resurrection in Odisha and West Bengal. In Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress will get 26 of 42 seats...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Modi govt set to return to power, Exit polls predict

    NEW DELHI, May20: After the conclusion of the long-drawn seven phases of polling on Sunday, leading exit polls predicted the return of Narendra Modi government at the Centre with easy and clear majority. If exit polls predictions come true on May 23, the day when results of 542 Lok Sabha seats will start pouring in, it would be a first for the Modi led NDA coalition to have another go at...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Cyber attack on several Sri Lanka websites

    Colombo, May 19 : A series of cyber attacks have been launched against a number of Sri Lankan (.lk and .com) websites. According to a News 1st report on Sunday, the website of a foreign embassy based in Sri Lanka has also been targeted through the cyber attacks. TechCERT issuing a notice through Facebook recommends staying vigilant on monitoring system/Intrusion Detection System alerts. It also calls on...

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    Over 14 pc polling in Punjab till 11AM

    Chandigarh, May 19: More than 14 per cent voters have exercised their franchise till 11AM in all 13 parliamentary constituencies of Punjab in the seventh and final phase of general elections on Sunday. Polling in 13 parliamentary constituencies of Punjab and also for lone Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat began at 7AM and will continue till 6PM . Election Commission sources said that the polling was progressing...

    • yesterday
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    Polling begins for seventh phase Lok Sabha election in Bihar

    Patna, May 19 : Polling began on a peaceful note at 7 AM this morning amid tight security arrangements in eight seats for seventh and last phase Lok Sabha election in Bihar where more than 1.52 crore electorate would exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 157 candidates, including four union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ashwini Kumar Chaubey, Ram Kripal Yadav and R K...

    • yesterday
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    Poll panel split over PM clean chit

    Dissensions within the Election Commission of India have come out in the open over the enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) before the polling for the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha polling on Sunday, with one Election Commissioner deciding to excuse himself from the proceedings. Expressing his dissent on the 'clean chit' to four speeches made by the Prime Minister and one by the BJP...

    • 2 days ago
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    Over 2.7 lakh Rohingya refugees receive identity cards

    Cox's Bazar, May 17 : More than two lakh seventy thousand stateless Rohingya refugees received identity cards by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Bangladesh authorities on Friday, many with their first ever proof of their right to return to Myanmar in the future. UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic said " Over a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have now been...

    • 3 days ago
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    Eleven pc women with serious criminal charges in fray: ADR

    Shimla, May 17: Election watchdog Association of Democratic Reform (ADR) revealed that out of total 724 women candidates in fray for 2019 election, 78 have declared serious criminal cases against them. Issuing analysis of women candidature crime profiles, the ADR disclosed that 11 per cent woman declared serious criminal cases related to murder, attempt to murder and crimes against...

    • 3 days ago
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    Repoll: A repeat campaign underway in Kasaragod LS constituency

    Kasaragod, May 17 : With the Election Commission ordering repolling in polling booths where bogus voting has been confirmed, a repeat campaign has been underway with door-to-door visits and to canvass to secure maximum votes. Voters in three booths in Kasaragod and one in Kannur Lok Sabha constituencies will recast their votes on May 19.Repolling has been ordered in booth nos. 69...

    • 3 days ago

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