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Biman slams Mamata on EC defiance

Kolkata, Apr 8 (IBNS) Left Front chairman Biman Bose on Tuesday said the Election Commission decision to direct transfer of officials in West Bengal ahead of the polls is based on facts.

BJP behind Kejriwal attacks: Ashutosh

New Delhi, Apr 8 (IBNS) On a day when Arvind Kejriwal was slapped by an unidentified person, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) might be behind the repeated attacks on the party chief.

Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal slapped again

New Delhi, Apr 8 (IBNS) Hardly four days after he was attacked in Delhi's Dakshinpuri area, former state chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal was on Tuesday slapped by an unidentified man while he was campaigning in Sultanpuri.

Encounter between cops, Maoists in Bihar

Patna, Apr 8 (IBNS): Security personnel and Maoists on Tuesday got engaged in a gun-fight in Jamui district of Bihar.

BJP MP quits party to join SP

Lucknow, Apr 8 (IBNS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Gautam Buddh Nagar constituency of Uttar Pradesh, Ashok Pradhan, on Tuesday resigned from the party and joined Mulayam Singh Yadav's Samajwadi Party (SP).

Can't transfer officials: WB govt to EC

Kolkata, Apr 8 (IBNS) The West Bengal government on Tuesday wrote to the Election Commission (EC) saying that it would not be able to transfer eight state officials during the Lok Sabha elections.

Army officer killed in J&K encounter

Kupwara, Apr 8 (IBNS) A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Indian Army was killed while four police personnel of Special Operations Group (SOG) were injured in a ongoing encounter which started on Monday in North Kashmir's Zoonarewshi area of Kupwara town, 70 kms away from the summer capital of Srinagar.

Google launches LS poll tool

New Delhi, Apr 8 (IBNS) Internet giant Google on Tuesday announced the launch of a new tool as part of its elections portal offering ‘’, called ‘Know Your Candidates’.

Congress may announce Varanasi candidate today

New Delhi, Apr 8 (IBNS) The ruling Congress might announce its candidate who will contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi constituency of Uttar Pradesh against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal.

J&K: Cop, militant killed in encounter

Srinagar, Apr 8 (IBNS) At least one Special Operations Group (SOG) officer and a militant were killed in an encounter in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, said reports.

Transfer order: EC deadline to Mamata till 2.30 pm

New Delhi/Kolkata, Apr 8 (IBNS) The Election Commission (EC) has set a deadline till 2.30 pm on Tuesday for the West Bengal government to transfer some state officials as per its order.

Congress seeks for change in poll date

Noida, Apr 8 (IBNS) The ruling Congress has filed a petition with the Election Commission (EC) seeking a change in polling date in Gautam Buddh Nagar constituency of Uttar Pradesh, said reports on Tuesday.

1984 riots: Sonia refuses to submit passport copy

New York, Apr 8 (IBNS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi has refused to submit a copy of her passport in a US court in connection with a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, said reports on Tuesday.

EC may cancel polls in WB for Mamata

Kolkata/New Delhi, Apr 8 (IBNS) The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday said it might cancel polls in West Bengal if state chief minister Mamata Banerjee refuses to abide by its order on transferring five Superintendents of Police (SPs), one district magistrate and two additional district magistrates.

SC unhappy over SEBI pace of verification in Sahara accounts

New Delhi, Apr 7 (IBNS) The Supreme Court has expressed its displeasure over Securities and Exchange Board of India’s tardy pace in verifying investor accounts in Sahara’s optionally fully convertible debenture issue.