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People in jail cannot contest polls: court
PATNA, APRIL 30.The Patna High Court today held that those behind bars cannot contest elections and said that such of those participating in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections have no right to do so. The court said that it "expected" the Election ...

CEC declines comment
KOLKATA, APRIL 30. The Chief Election Commissioner, T.S. Krishnamurthy, today declined to comment on the Patna High Court's direction to the Election Commission to consider countermanding the polls in constituencies where prisoners had entered ...

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Swings, splits, vote shares and seats
The four-cornered contest developing in Uttar Pradesh is not likely to yield a decisive victory for any party, says Yogendra Yadav.

U.S. soldiers face action over abuse charges
WASHINGTON, APRIL 30. Graphic photographs showing the torture and sexual abuse of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad, now being run by the United States, have emerged from a military inquiry which has left six soldiers facing a ...

Railways bans smoking
NEW DELHI, APRIL 30.Smokers beware! The ban on smoking in trains and railway premises, including the Railway Bhavan here, comes into force from tomorrow. The offenders will have to pay a fine of Rs. 200. According to an announcement by the ...

Repolling in 25 booths of Siwan
NEW DELHI, APRIL 30. The Election Commission has turned down the demand of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to countermand the election to the Siwan Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar. Instead, it ordered repolling tomorrow in 25 polling stations. ...

Indicted
SANTA MARIA (CALIFORNIA), APRIL 30.Michael Jackson pleaded not guilty on Friday to an indictment charging him with child molestation and conspiracy alleging child abduction and extortion. ...



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