Monthly Archives April 2016

Kerala Assembly Elections: Air India To Fly 3,000 Troopers From Kolkata

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  In view of the upcoming Kerala assembly elections scheduled for May 16, Air India will lift from Kolkata to Kerala over 3,000 personnel of the central para-military forces currently posted for election duty in West Bengal.

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An Air India source told IANS that every day from May 1 to May 5, two Air India 777 flights that can accommodate 320 people each will fly in these para-military force personnel from West Bengal to Thiruvananthpuram.

“In all, there will be 10 flights that will land in Thiruvananthapuram with these forces and once here, they will be posted in various places of the state,” said the source, requesting anonymity.

Kannur in north Kerala, which is always considered to be a sensitive district when it comes to elections, will see the maximum deploy...

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West Bengal Elections 2016

Polling for 49 seats in the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly elections began on Monday morning amidst tight security arrangements.

Voters wait for their turn to cast their votes at a polling station in Anandpur Sahib constituency during 7th phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2014 in Badmajra village, District SAS Nagar on Wednesday, April 30 2014. Express photo by Jasbir Malhi

Here are the updates

  • Over 42 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the first four hours of polling today even as over 100 people were arrested for bogus voting and booth jamming.
  • Till 11 am, 42.37 per cent voters cast their votes in North 24 Parganas district while the corresponding figure in Howrah was 41.25 per cent.
  • “Till 9.00 am, 21.87 per cent turnout was recorded, with 22.63 per cent in North 24 Parganas and 20.34 per cent in Howrah,” said an Election Commission (EC) official.
  • While the EC claimed the polls to be peaceful so far, the BJP and the Congress alleged false voting in some of the booths.
  • Uproar at a polling booth in S...
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