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  • Andhra Pradesh: Telangana TDP leader Dayakar Rao said extension in deadline to debate Telangana bill in assembly will be unacceptable
  • Assam: Union minister Oscar Fernandes arrives in Guwahati to attend the closing ceremony of 74th Indian Road Congress
  • Bihar: Maoists blast a panchayat building at Pio village in Giridih district in Jharkhand; no casualties, say police today
  • Chennai: CM urges PM to ensure release of 25 fishermen taken into custody by Lankan Navy to facilitate fishermen-level talks
  • Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal was hospitalised Wednesday morning due to severe lung congestion, an AAP party member said
  • Gujarat: Two persons killed as miscreants fired at a petrol pump office Tuesday night Botad in Bhavnagar, probe on
  • Haryana: Four persons killed, 13 hurt when maxi cab collided with truck near Dhani Toda village on Bhiwani-Loharu road Tuesday
  • Himachal Pradesh: CM directs officials to stop felling of trees for widening of road from Dharamsala to Bagli, say officials
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Srinagar-Jammu national highway closed for all sorts of vehicular traffic today following heavy snowfall
  • Karnataka: First joint session of state legislature in the new year begins at vidhana soudha in central Bangalore
  • Kerala: CM Tuesday demanded apology from AAP leader Kumar Vishwas for his alleged derogatory remarks against nurses from state
  • Kolkata: Govt will set up a puppet museum at Kankurgachi in Kolkata to preserve art of puppetry, announces minister Upen Biswas
  • Madhya Pradesh: A Sagar district court awards 3-years of jail to a head constable for taking bribe from an accused
  • Maharashtra: State Secondary and Higher Secondary School Principals Federation to protest in Pune Jan 27 for their pending demands
  • Mumbai: BJP leader Vinod Tawde demands principal secretary to probe the Jan 18 Malabar Hills stampede, which left 18 dead
  • Northeast: Agartala Municipal Council, oldest municipal body of northeast, Tuesday upgraded as a corporation
  • Odisha: Berhampur police Tuesday arrested 7 members of a gang involved in burglary cases on national highway in Ganjam dist
  • Punjab: AICC expands Punjab poll panel adding five new members, including former law minister Ashwani Kumar
  • Rajasthan: Jaipur administration extends holiday in schools till Class 5 to January 25 due to extreme cold condition
  • Tamil Nadu: CM urges PM to ensure release of 25 fishermen taken into custody by Lankan Navy to facilitate fishermen-level talks
  • UP East: Uttarakhand assembly Tuesday passed a new Lokayukta Bill modelled on Lokpal of the Centre
  • UP West: Uttarakhand assembly Tuesday passed a new Lokayukta Bill modelled on Lokpal of the Centre
  • West Bengal: Govt will set up a puppet museum at Kankurgachi in Kolkata to preserve art of puppetry, announces minister Upen Biswas
  • Andhra Pradesh: YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy files his nomination for Pulivendula assembly seat
  • Assam: Tripura CM Manik Sarkar addresses a rally at Samota in Nalbari dist of Assam for Barpeta CPM candidate Uddhab Barman
  • Bihar: RJD candidate in Patliputra, Misa Bharti, booked for entering restricted area of a polling booth at Bihta
  • Chennai: In her sharpest attack yet on Narendra Modi, CM questioned the Gujarat model of development, calling it a myth
  • Delhi: Sixty-five Delhi Police officials being trained to tackle the growing menace of cyber crime, officials said today
  • Gujarat: Police arrested 2 persons with one pistol, 2 country-made guns, 11 cartridges in Odhav of Ahmedabad
  • Haryana: Municipal councillor Raj Bala killed when during clash between 2 groups a stone hit her on head in Kaithal
  • Himachal Pradesh: Assertion by BJP leader Dhumal that Congress govt in HP will fall after May 16, is absurd, says Congress
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Overall 50 pc voter turnout reported till 3 pm in 6 Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir
  • Karnataka: Nearly 53 per cent votes cast till 4 pm on 28 Lok Sabha seats across the state, say poll officials
  • Kerala: State HRC to take action against flash strikes by private buses on the Thamarassery-Koilandy route
  • Kolkata: Accusing TMC of unleashing terror in Cooch Behar, Forward Bloc seeks repoll in 3 assembly segments, including Natabari
  • Madhya Pradesh: Stray violence in some areas of Bhind and Morena parliamentary constituencies during voting for LS polls, say police
  • Maharashtra: Around 55 pc polling recorded in 19 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state till 5 pm, say officials
  • Mumbai: Congress president Sonia Gandhi to address a public rally at Bandra-Kurla Complex Sunday, say party leaders
  • Northeast: Tripura CM Manik Sarkar addresses a rally at Samota in Nalbari dist of Assam for Barpeta CPM candidate Uddhab Barman
  • Odisha: Over 60pc polling recorded in 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state till 5 pm, say officials
  • Punjab: Punjab government declares paid holiday in commercial establishments for Lok Sabha elections April 30
  • Rajasthan: A record voter turnout likely on 20 LS seats in Rajasthan where 42 pc voting was registered till 4 pm today
  • Tamil Nadu: In her sharpest attack yet on Narendra Modi, CM questioned the Gujarat model of development, calling it a myth
  • UP East: Notification issued for May 12 polls on 41 LS seats in 3 states including in Varanasi where Modi is a candidate
  • UP West: Notification issued for May 12 polls on 41 LS seats in 3 states including in Varanasi where Modi is a candidate
  • West Bengal: Accusing TMC of unleashing terror in Cooch Behar, Forward Bloc seeks repoll in 3 assembly segments, including Natabari
Five states go to polls in November-December
Five states go to polls in November-December

IANS

New Delhi, Oct 4: Assembly elections will take place in Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram in November-December, and the results will be known Dec 8, it was announced Friday.

While polling will take place in Chhattisgarh on Nov 11 and 19, Madhya Pradesh will see a day's balloting on Nov 25. Rajasthan will vote on Dec 1, and Delhi and Mizoram on Dec 4, Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath told the media.

He said a total of 110 million people will be eligible to vote in the elections, which comes months before the Lok Sabha elections due in 2014.

By-elections will simultaneously take place in the assembly constituencies of Surat West in Gujarat and Yercaud in Tamil Nadu.

"All measures are in place to conduct free and fair polls," Sampath said, putting the number of polling stations at 130,000 in all five states.

The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be the main players in Delhi, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh although the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has emerged as a third force in the national capital.

While the Congress rules Delhi, Rajasthan and Mizoram, the BJP governs Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

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Update: 04-October-2013

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