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West Bengal polls: 78.40% turnout in Phase 5 amid sporadic violence; BJP accuses Mamata of trying to 'instigate riots'
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West Bengal polls: 78.40% turnout in Phase 5 amid sporadic violence; BJP accuses Mamata of trying to 'instigate riots'

Some voters in the Kurulgacha area of the Deganga constituency accused the Central forces of opening fire "to disburse a mob" near a polling booth

West Bengal election 2021 Updates: 'Allegation of CRPF firing in Deganga not based on facts' says Barasat SP's report
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West Bengal election 2021 Updates: 'Allegation of CRPF firing in Deganga not based on facts' says Barasat SP's report

West Bengal election 2021 LIVE Updates: Approximately 78.36 percent voter turnout was recorded till 6.30 pm, as per ECI app. However, this number is likely to go up as the ECI compiles final data from each seat

West Bengal Assembly election voting percentage : 78.36% polling till 6.30 pm; Bidhannagar seat sees lowest turnout at 61%
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West Bengal Assembly election voting percentage : 78.36% polling till 6.30 pm; Bidhannagar seat sees lowest turnout at 61%

West Bengal Assembly election voting percentage LIVE: The ECI app data, which had been static since 3.30 pm, finally recorded a considerable spike at 5.30 pm. The app which provides real time update on voter turnout suggested that in fifth phase 78 percent polls were cast until half an hour before polling ended.

Assam Election 2021: Setback for Congress-led Mahajot as BPF's Tamulpur candidate joins BJP ahead of polls
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Assam Election 2021: Setback for Congress-led Mahajot as BPF's Tamulpur candidate joins BJP ahead of polls

BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted that Rangja Khungur Basumatary, who was reportedly missing since two days, has expressed his desire to join the saffron party and retire from the election

Entrepreneurship gaining pace among Assam youth, but lack of support makes choice difficult
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Entrepreneurship gaining pace among Assam youth, but lack of support makes choice difficult

Staying connected to the roots, many entrepreneurs in Assam have risen by identifying local needs and products, but lack of funding and operational training as well as fewer buyer-seller meeting platforms remain major obstacles

Gujarat Municipal Election 2021: Over 43,000 cops deployed for 21 Feb civic polls; 1.5 lakh people detained
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Gujarat Municipal Election 2021: Over 43,000 cops deployed for 21 Feb civic polls; 1.5 lakh people detained

Counting of votes for the civic polls in Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar will take place on 23 February

Donald Trump runs red light and almost kills Lady Liberty, writes Thomas L Friedman
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Donald Trump runs red light and almost kills Lady Liberty, writes Thomas L Friedman

How can anyone trust this version of the Republican Party to ever hold the White House again?

Bihar Election Result 2020 Updates: NDA partners to meet tomorrow in Patna, alliance will decide on oath-taking, says Nitish
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Bihar Election Result 2020 Updates: NDA partners to meet tomorrow in Patna, alliance will decide on oath-taking, says Nitish

Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates: Addressing a press conference after meeting newly-elected MLAs of the JD(U) on Thursday, Nitish Kumar said that the NDA will be forming the new government in Bihar as people have given it the mandate

Bihar polls: Nitish Kumar says haven't made claim for CM post yet, NDA allies will make final decision tomorrow
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Bihar polls: Nitish Kumar says haven't made claim for CM post yet, NDA allies will make final decision tomorrow

Addressing a press conference after meeting newly-elected JD(U) MLAs at the party headquarters in Patna, Nitish added that a decision on the date of the swearing-in ceremony will also be taken in the NDA meeting on Friday

‘Fat and happy’ with a conservative US Supreme Court, are Republicans losing a winning issue?
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‘Fat and happy’ with a conservative US Supreme Court, are Republicans losing a winning issue?

Without the specter of a liberal court to motivate conservative voters anymore, they may find themselves without the issue that played a crucial role in Trump’s unexpected victory four years ago and has fortified his political base throughout a tumultuous first term

BJP announces 70-member steering committee headed by Nityanand Rai ahead of Bihar Assembly polls
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BJP announces 70-member steering committee headed by Nityanand Rai ahead of Bihar Assembly polls

Union Minister Nityanand Rai has been made chairman-cum-convenor of the committee while the party's state unit general secretary Devesh Kumar will be its co-convenor

Donald Trump ordered to end anti-racism training for federal employees, says White House
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Donald Trump ordered to end anti-racism training for federal employees, says White House

The order comes as the US president works to appeal to his white, blue-collar base while fighting an uphill battle for re-election amid a divisive national reckoning over how non-whites are treated in America

Debating political ads on social media is Facebook, Twitter's way to derail issue; what's needed is legislation, not bans
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Debating political ads on social media is Facebook, Twitter's way to derail issue; what's needed is legislation, not bans

The advertising model and opaque ad-targeting of these platforms ends up undermining trust in political advertising itself.

Labour Party promises 'fast and free' broadband for all ahead of UK general election; Boris Johnson calls it 'crackpot scheme'
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Labour Party promises 'fast and free' broadband for all ahead of UK general election; Boris Johnson calls it 'crackpot scheme'

'The internet has become such a central part of our lives. It opens up opportunities for work, creativity, entertainment and friendship', said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Nigel Farage announces he will not stand in December's UK General Election, unveils hundreds of Brexit Party candidates
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Nigel Farage announces he will not stand in December's UK General Election, unveils hundreds of Brexit Party candidates

Nigel Farage unveiled hundreds of Brexit Party candidates for Britain's general election, and warned the governing Conservatives that the UK will never leave the EU without his party's backing.

Hardline Brexit advocate Nigel Farage says Brexit Party will contest against Conservatives in every seat unless Boris Johnson drops EU divorce deal
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Hardline Brexit advocate Nigel Farage says Brexit Party will contest against Conservatives in every seat unless Boris Johnson drops EU divorce deal

Hardline Brexit advocate Nigel Farage opened his UK election campaign on Friday by telling Conservative prime minister Boris Johnson that his Brexit Party will contest every seat unless Johnson drops his EU divorce deal

Donald Trump hits out at Democrats for formalising impeachment inquiry, calls it 'an attack on democracy itself'
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Donald Trump hits out at Democrats for formalising impeachment inquiry, calls it 'an attack on democracy itself'

President Donald Trump lashed out Friday at Democrats in the House for their vote this week formalizing the impeachment inquiry into his conduct, calling it 'an attack on democracy itself.'

Britain defends Brexit deal after Donald Trump claims 'we can't make a deal with UK', issues trade warning
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Britain defends Brexit deal after Donald Trump claims 'we can't make a deal with UK', issues trade warning

Boris Johnson's office has defended his Brexit deal with the EU, after US President Donald Trump warned it would make it impossible for the two nations to strike a future trade agreement

UK Election 2019: Boris Johnson, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to begin their campaigns today
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UK Election 2019: Boris Johnson, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to begin their campaigns today

Conservative Party's Johnson and Labour's Corbyn will join other political leaders in fanning out around the country ahead of a 12 December election

Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly election results show BJP has done well, spurious narrative-makers have suffered setback
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Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly election results show BJP has done well, spurious narrative-makers have suffered setback

To see Maharashtra and Haryana election results as a 'punishment' for the BJP when the saffron unit emerged as the single-largest party in both the states and is set to retain power in both defying the iron rule of anti-incumbency in Indian politics is to deliberately misread the verdict and interpret it through the prism of confirmation bias