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Over 92% electorate votes in Tripura Assembly polls

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AGARTALA, Feb 19 (IANS): Over 92 per cent of Tripura’s 2,536,589 voters cast their votes in Sunday’s peaceful elections in 59 of the 60 Assembly seats, setting a new record in the electoral history of India, an official said here on Monday.
In the 2013 and 2008 Assembly polls, Tripura registered 92 per cent and 91 per cent voting respectively.

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BJP seeks protection of voters

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SHILLONG, Feb 19: Opining that law and order has failed in Meghalaya, the Bharatiya Janata Party has sought the deployment of additional Central security forces so as to ensure the safety of vulnerable segments of voters ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls.

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Williamnagar NCP candidate killed by IED blast

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TURA, Feb 18: In an absolute shocker, suspected militants are said to be behind the killing of at least three men, including Jonathone N Sangma of the NCP through an IED blast at about 7:50 on Sunday evening. He was later allegedly shot at close range after the blast, though the police is yet to confirm as to what led to Sangma’s death.

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BJP, RSS consider women child producing machines: Dev

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SHILLONG, Feb 18: The Chief of the Mahila Congress, Sushmita Dev on Sunday attacked the BJP for not bringing in the Women Reservation Bill and mocked Union I&B Minister Smrirti Irani for her comment on women’s safety stating that the Irani should first address the BJP and the RSS ideologies which considers and treats women as child producing machines only.

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Election department seeks deployment of additional security forces

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SHILLONG, Feb 19: The state election department has sought 10 additional companies of paramilitary forces besides deployment of 5 companies of SF-10 in the militancy infested Garo Hills region following the killing of an NCP candidate.
 A report will also be sent to the Election Commission of India for recommendation to adjourn the poll in Williamnagar constituency in view of the death of a candidate for the February 27 Assembly elections.

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Congress dubs Conrad as BJP and RSS puppet

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SHILLONG, Feb 18: As the mudslinging continues in poll bound Meghalaya, the Congress on Sunday attacked the national president of the National People’s Party (NPP) Conrad Sangma and called him a puppet of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the RSS.

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Agatha questions Billykid’s understanding of an MP’s role

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TURA, Feb 18: A few days after the BJP candidate for the South Tura Assembly seat, Billykid A Sangma questioned her effectiveness as a Member of Parliament (MP), former union minister and NPP candidate, Agatha K. Sangma hit back at her opponent while questioning his understanding of the role of an MP.

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