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By-Election Results 2019: Congress breathes easy in MP after Jhabua win; BJP strengthens grip in Assam, Sikkim

In Madhya Pradesh, the Congress won the crucial Assembly seat of Jhabua, giving it an edge over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which was ousted in last year’s Assembly polls after enjoying three successive terms.

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Maharashtra election results: BJP-Shiv Sena clinch victory but fall short of predicted figure of 200 seats; NCP wins LS bypoll in Satara

The verdict of the Maharashtra Assembly polls 2019 shows a clear cut victory for the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance over the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party front.

India

Temperature soars over 45 degrees in several parts of India: Churu, Nagpur, Jhansi worst-hit cities; heat wave kills 3 in MP

According to the India Meteorological Department, heat wave conditions were observed in many parts of eastern Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

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Lok Sabha Elections Phase 6: Widespread EVM failures anger voters; violence reported from West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh

The process of voting in the elections was marred by instances of violence, EVM malfunction and boycotts across the country.

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Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 5: Largely peaceful polling marred by EVM malfunctions, poll rigging in several states

The fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections saw 51 constituencies going to polls across seven states in the country.

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Lok Sabha polls phase 4: EVM glitches derail voting in UP, Odisha; intimidation, proxy voting reported from Rajasthan

Apart from the technical glitches in voting machines, there cases of blatant violation of Model Code of Conduct during the Lok Sabha election's fourth phase.

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Lok Sabha polls 2019: Multiple EVM glitches leave voters vexed as Phase 3 ends; Akhilesh Yadav alleges 'sinister ploy'

Citing reports that claimed EC officials were not trained to handle EVMs, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister wondered whether the glitches in voting machines were part of a "larger, sinister ploy".

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Telangana Election 2019: 61% polling till 5 pm; Nizamabad steals show with record 185 candidates

The first phase of polling began at 7 am for 16 constituencies, except in Nizamabad, where it began at 8 am and concluded at 6 pm. An estimated 60.57 percent of voters cast their ballot till 5 pm in the state.

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Despite crackdown, Pathalgadi movement survives in Jharkhand, may result in low voter turnout in Khunti, Arki, Murhu blocks

Several of the villages in Jharkhand's Villagers Arki, Murhu, and Khunti blocks which supported the Pathalgadi movement are likely to witness low voter turnout during the Lok Sabha polls for 14 seats in the state

India

After Congress claims vindication in National Herald tax case, CBDT withdraws circular that may have helped AJL

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Friday withdrew a circular it issued on Monday, which could have led to exoneration of top Congress leaders in the National Herald case.

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Women perform poorly amid little representation in Assembly polls across five states; Mizoram elects no female MLA

In Madhya Pradesh, women's representation in the Assembly has dropped 33%, but Chhattisgarh is the only bright spot in this context, with 12 women in the 90-member House.

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Telangana polls: 2.2 million voters could not cast their ballots; citizens heap criticism on govt via social media

On 7 December, reports poured in from Telangana of voters who arrived at their respective polling stations to ultimately not find their names on the voters' list.

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Mizoram Assembly polls: Congress govt faces stiff challenge as issues of prohibition, refugees dominate election

Mizoram went to polls on Wednesday with 7.7 lakh names in the electoral rolls, including 3.9 lakh women and 32,545 first-time voters.

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MP election 2018: High turnout in Assembly polls amid EVM snags perfectly captures paradox of Hindi heartland

Though voting is conducted electronically, hundreds of electors returned after waiting for hours, when Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) malfunctioned.

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Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections: Defective EVMs send voters packing without casting ballot; EC replaces 250, many still to go

Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were first deployed by the Election Commission of India in 1999 during Goa Assembly elections. Two decades later, every time India votes, it still somehow begins with complaints related to faulty or malfunctioning EVMs which leads to loss of crucial voting hours.

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In Indore district, BJP is engaged in caste arithmetic to engineer favourable sentiments across nine seats

The challenge for the BJP ahead of the Madhya Pradesh elections is evident. It is going to be tough to accommodate leaders of all castes in Indore district's nine seats, all while ensuring that no rebel candidate surfaces.

India

Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh: Hype around first-time polling booths near Aranpur drew journalists, security forces into ambush

As Chhattisgarh heads towards Assembly elections, the conflict between the state and the Maoists in their strongholds of Bastar division has spiked.

India

Zika outbreak in Rajasthan: Genetic modification a solution to mosquito menace? Labs are buzzing

Amid the Zika outbreak in Rajasthan, scientists are looking at genetic modification as a probable solution as mosquitoes have developed resistance to the standard ways of extermination.

India

Bharat Bandh: Congress calls 'peaceful' shutdown against 'dictatorial' govt a success as cops detain over 7,000 protesters across India

The bandh call was reciprocated in northeastern states as well with workers from several opposition groups taking to the roads in an apparent show of strength against the Central government.

India

Madhya Pradesh upper castes' protest against SC/ST Act largely peaceful; Section 144 imposed, mobile internet shut down

Several districts across Madhya Pradesh observed a complete shutdown on Thursday, 6 September, in support of protests called by various upper caste outfits