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Time for an LGBT voting bloc? Section 377 and Elections 2014
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Time for an LGBT voting bloc? Section 377 and Elections 2014

This is going to be the 16th Lok Sabha but the first time LGBT issues have figured in a major party manifesto. Has the furore over Section 377 meant we now have the potential for an LGBT voting bloc in India?

My responsibilities are increasing, says Modi
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My responsibilities are increasing, says Modi

Narendra Modi today said the trends in elections suggest that his responsibilities are increasing, alluding to the massive turnout of people in the Lok Sabha elections.

Black money may account for one-third of Rs 30k cr poll expenses
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Black money may account for one-third of Rs 30k cr poll expenses

The estimated Rs 30,000 crore total spending -- which includes official estimates for elections as also unaccounted money spent by parties and their candidates -- is the highest ever amount utilised for any election in India.

Chart: These five states account for more than half of AAP's donations
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Chart: These five states account for more than half of AAP's donations

So far, the party has garnered around Rs 10.6 crore in donations from across India, of which 7.7 crore (73%) is accounted for by the top five states making donations.

EC creates multi-agency grid to curb use of black money in polls
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EC creates multi-agency grid to curb use of black money in polls

EC has created a multi-agency grid of revenue and security intelligence agencies to regularly update it on suspected financial movements as part of measures to curb use of black money in upcoming polls.

Decoding: Model Code of Conduct's zero impact on diplomacy
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Decoding: Model Code of Conduct's zero impact on diplomacy

The impact of the EC’s Model Code of Conduct on the MEA, the nodal ministry for conducting Indian diplomacy, can be described in half a line: it will remain unscathed.

Many in Assam unhappy with poll dates due to clash with Bihu festival
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Many in Assam unhappy with poll dates due to clash with Bihu festival

The poll dates will affect the Rongali Bihu, the major festival of the state, several parties said on Wednesday.

EC proposes making paid news electoral offence
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EC proposes making paid news electoral offence

Meanwhile EC would deal with the issue by keeping a close watch on the expenditures of the candidates

Kejriwal's first town hall: Big on pyaar, vague on policy
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Kejriwal's first town hall: Big on pyaar, vague on policy

In his first "town hall" meeting, Kejriwal was clearly a man on a mission: "to win people with love". It proved a handy shield against all those thorny questions about Kashmir, Anna, and reservations.

Despite third front promise, Jaya's campaign leaves options open
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Despite third front promise, Jaya's campaign leaves options open

Sparing the BJP and launching a broadside against the Congress at her poll-launch speech Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has made it abundantly clear once again that she would prefer to keep her national options open.

Two regional parties from Jharkhand join TMC
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Two regional parties from Jharkhand join TMC

TMC says party we are maintaining equal distance from the Congress and the BJP.

Modi in UP: Others are misleading, BJP is the real secular party
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Modi in UP: Others are misleading, BJP is the real secular party

Hitting out at the SP government on the issue of communal violence, Modi asked SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to explain as to why so many riots had taken place in UP.

Lalu asks UPA, NCP, to accept his 12-seat formula, promises to deliver
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Lalu asks UPA, NCP, to accept his 12-seat formula, promises to deliver

Confident in his ability to deliver results, Lalu urged Congress and NCP to stick to his formula. Criteria he says: winnability.

Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla joins Congress, criticises BJP
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Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla joins Congress, criticises BJP

Karuna Shukla, niece of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee joined the Congress today. Says she would work to ensure the party's victory in the upcoming LS elections.

Why just UP? The nation-state itself is too big to govern
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Why just UP? The nation-state itself is too big to govern

If Uttar Pradesh is too big to govern, the same can be said of India - and the nation-state itself. A big nation-state is actually a handicap on its people and freedom

Budget 2014: Ramesh Damani says markets will rally until elections
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Budget 2014: Ramesh Damani says markets will rally until elections

P Chidambaram's interim budget lived up to predictions that it would be a non-event for markets, with the BSE's Ramesh Damani saying the numbers are nothing to scare the market, especially since there were no new populist schemes announced.