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Demonetisation: Voters in poll-bound states may reap a rich bonanza of scrapped notes
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Demonetisation: Voters in poll-bound states may reap a rich bonanza of scrapped notes

While the implementation of demonetisation has left a lot to be desired, its very efficacy as a tool to ferret out black money is yet to be proved.

South Korea's Park faces resignation calls at huge protest rally
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South Korea's Park faces resignation calls at huge protest rally | Reuters

By Ju-min Park | SEOUL SEOUL South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced mounting pressure to step down on Saturday as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched in the capital to protest allegations that she let a friend meddle in state affairs.Saturday's rally in downtown Seoul was the largest so far in a crisis engulfing Park, 64, and organizers said some 850,000 people packed streets running through the city centre including a 12-lane thoroughfare. Police estimated the crowd at 260,000.Students, families including young couples pushing strollers and protesters in wheelchairs were among the crowd during the peaceful march, which contrasted with the violence of some previous rallies dominated by militant unions and civic groups that clashed with police

CBS poll shows Clinton with 4-point lead vs Trump in White House race
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CBS poll shows Clinton with 4-point lead vs Trump in White House race | Reuters

WASHINGTON A CBS News poll released on Monday showed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holding a 4-point lead over Republican Donald Trump, 45 percent to 41 percent. The survey of 1,753 U.S

Clinton holds slim lead over Trump in U.S. presidential race - polls
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Clinton holds slim lead over Trump in U.S. presidential race - polls | Reuters

WASHINGTON Democrat Hillary Clinton maintained her narrow lead over Republican rival Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential race just days ahead of the Nov.

US Presidential Election: Hillary Clinton commanding advantage over Donald Trump
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US Presidential Election: Hillary Clinton commanding advantage over Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton appears on the cusp of a potentially commanding victory over Donald Trump, fueled by solid Democratic turnout in early voting, massive operational advantages and increasing enthusiasm among her supporters.

Simultaneous polls in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa and two other states likely in Feb-March
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Simultaneous polls in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa and two other states likely in Feb-March

Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Pujab, Manipur and Uttarakhand will go to polls simultaneously, most likely in February-March next, commencing shortly after the presentation of the Union Budget on 1 February

Trump gains on Clinton despite furore over women, election comments - Reuters/Ipsos poll| Reuters
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Trump gains on Clinton despite furore over women, election comments - Reuters/Ipsos poll| Reuters

By Chris Kahn | NEW YORK NEW YORK Donald Trump gained on Hillary Clinton among American voters this week, cutting her lead nearly in half despite a string of women accusing him of unwanted sexual advances and the furore over his disputed claims that the election process is rigged, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.The survey also showed that 63 percent of Americans, including a third of Republicans, believe the New York real estate mogul has committed sexual assault in the past, though the Republican presidential candidate has denied the recent accusations.Clinton, the Democratic former secretary of state, led Trump 44 percent to 40 percent, according to the Oct. 14-20 poll, a 4-point lead, with the Nov. 8 election fast approaching.

Venezuela delays state elections to 2017, opposition angry
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Venezuela delays state elections to 2017, opposition angry | Reuters

By Andrew Cawthorne | CARACAS CARACAS Elections for Venezuela's state governorships will be held in 2017 rather than December as expected, the election board said on Tuesday, giving the unpopular socialist government more breathing space before going to the polls.Critics say authorities have delayed the state elections - and are also seeking to derail an opposition push for a referendum to recall President Nicolas Maduro - because they are frightened of letting Venezuelans have their say.Maduro, who replaced the popular Hugo Chavez in 2013 after his death, has seen his ratings halve to just over 20 percent amid a deep economic crisis in the OPEC nation.The 23 state governors' four-year terms were to end in early January, with elections anticipated for December.But National Election Board head Tibisay Lucena, who the opposition says is close to the government, said they would instead be held toward mid-2017. Although Lucena did not give reasons, government officials have said exceptional measures are justified because of a U.S.-led "economic war" against them and the oil price crash."This decision by the election board is part of a dangerous trend by a regime clearly acting outside the constitution," the opposition Democratic Unity coalition said.With Chavez suffering from cancer but having just won re-election himself, the socialists swept to victory in 20 states in the last regional elections in 2012. But opinion polls show they would currently fare badly in any election, and government sources have said they are hoping for an oil price recovery to help them.The opposition has pushed for a referendum this year to remove Maduro and trigger a new presidential election

U.S. civil rights groups to fan out on November 8 to fight voter intimidation
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U.S. civil rights groups to fan out on November 8 to fight voter intimidation | Reuters

By Andy Sullivan | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Donald Trump supporters who plan to stake out polling sites on Election Day may find their own activities tracked closely by thousands of civil-rights activists who are mounting a nationwide effort to prevent problems at the polls.The Republican presidential candidate, who has repeatedly said that the election is rigged, has urged his backers to monitor voting sites for evidence of fraud, raising concerns that overzealous supporters could intimidate voters in the Nov. 8 election.They will not be the only ones out in force on Election Day.

Twitter stops counting photos, videos and polls towards 140 character limit
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Twitter stops counting photos, videos and polls towards 140 character limit

Twitter announced it was easing its character limit, implementing a policy announced in May to no longer factor certain add-ons into a message's length.

Centre sets up team to decide on usage of machine to prevent disclosure of voting pattern
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Centre sets up team to decide on usage of machine to prevent disclosure of voting pattern

A team of ministers has been constituted to take a call on using a new machine which prevents disclosure of voting pattern during counting to enhance voter secrecy.

Exclusive: Trump supporters more likely to view blacks negatively - Reuters/Ipsos poll
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Exclusive: Trump supporters more likely to view blacks negatively - Reuters/Ipsos poll | Reuters

NEW YORK Supporters of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump are more likely to describe African Americans as "criminal," "unintelligent," "lazy" and "violent" than voters who backed some Republican rivals in the primaries or who support Democratic contender Hillary Clinton, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. Ahead of the Nov.

EU leaders tell Britain to exit swiftly, market rout halts
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EU leaders tell Britain to exit swiftly, market rout halts | Reuters

LONDON/BRUSSELS European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic chaos unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union, a move the IMF said could put pressure on global growth. Financial markets recovered slightly after the result of Thursday's referendum wiped a record $3 trillion off global shares and sterling fell to its lowest level in 31 years, but trading was volatile and policymakers said they would take all necessary measures to protect their economies

Hillary Clinton takes lead over Donald Trump, new polls show
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Hillary Clinton takes lead over Donald Trump, new polls show

Two head-to-head polls released Sunday showed a resurgent Hillary Clinton vaulting atop the US presidential race after a tumultuous month for Donald Trump, who has failed to rally confidence among voters or party leaders.

Spain votes to break political deadlock, far left set to rise
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Spain votes to break political deadlock, far left set to rise | Reuters

MADRID Spaniards voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election in which the anti-austerity party Podemos is expected to make big gains, potentially delivering a fresh jolt to Europe's political mainstream after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

Insight - As Cameron loses biggest gamble, Johnson looks biggest winner
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Insight - As Cameron loses biggest gamble, Johnson looks biggest winner | Reuters

LONDON It was David Cameron's biggest gamble and he was convinced he would win. Now, the British leader's closest rival – in the EU referendum, in the Conservative Party and in the country – is the frontrunner to take his job. Britain's decision to leave the European Union, a victory for the populist cause, may be a defining moment for Britain and the European project.

Britons vote on EU membership after bitter campaign
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Britons vote on EU membership after bitter campaign | Reuters

LONDON Britons voted on whether to quit the European Union in a bitterly-contested referendum on Thursday that polarised the nation and could change the face of Europe. Financial markets, on edge for weeks over the uncertain outcome, rose on the strength of late polls that showed a swing towards staying in, but the bulk of recent polls have suggested the outcome was too close to call. If Britain becomes the first state to exit the EU, the so-called Brexit would be the biggest blow to the 28-nation bloc since its foundation.

Britons vote on EU membership after bitter campaign
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Britons vote on EU membership after bitter campaign | Reuters

LONDON Britons voted on whether to quit the European Union in a bitterly-contested referendum on Thursday that polarised the nation and could change the face of Europe. Financial markets, on edge for weeks over the uncertain outcome, rose on the strength of late polls that showed a swing towards staying in, but the bulk of recent polls have suggested the outcome was too close to call. If Britain becomes the first state to exit the EU, the so-called Brexit would be the biggest blow to the 28-nation bloc since its foundation.

On eve of defining British EU referendum, rivals race for final votes
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On eve of defining British EU referendum, rivals race for final votes | Reuters

LONDON British Prime Minister David Cameron and his eurosceptic opponents made final pitches for wavering voters on Wednesday on the eve of a defining referendum on European Union membership with the outcome still too close to call.

Clashes break out between CPM members and 'Bengal brigade' at committee meet
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Clashes break out between CPM members and 'Bengal brigade' at committee meet

A major clash CPM members and the "Bengal brigade" broke out at the three-day central committee meet, over the party's poll debacle. in West Bengal.