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Hot weather unable to stem shopper decline in February

Last month saw the biggest fall in five years in people visiting stores during February, according to the British Retail Consortium and Springboard. Footfall among shoppers fell by 2% year-on-year across High Streets, retail parks and shopping centres. It marked the fifteenth month in a row of falls, with Northern Ireland the only part of […]

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Lok Sabha polls: Madhya Pradesh to vote in four phases

New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Voting for Madhya Pradesh’s 29 parliamentary constituencies will take place in four phases between April 29 to May 19, the Election Commission announced on Sunday. The first phase of voting will take place in Sidhi, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Mandla, Balaghat and Chhindwara on April 29 – the fourth of the seven-phase […]

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EC defers Assembly polls in J&K, appoints three special observers

New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has formed a committee comprising three “eminent” members to assess the situation on the ground in Jammu and Kashmir before it takes a decision about holding the Assembly elections in the troubled state, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora said on Sunday. The three members of […]

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Amethi, Rae Bareli to go to polls on May 6, Varanasi on May 19

Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) Elections for the high-profile Amethi and Rae Bareli parliamentary constituencies in UP, represented by Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, respectively, will be held in the fifth phase of polling on May 6, the Election Commission said on Sunday. Varanasi, represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in The […]

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New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora accompanied by Election commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra, addresses a press conference to announce the 2019 Lok Sabha election schedule, at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, on March 10, 2019. (Photo: IANS) Polling for J&K’s Anantnag seat to be held in 3 phases

Srinagar, March 10 (IANS) For the first time in India’s electoral history, polling for one Lok Sabha seat – Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag constituency – will be held in three phases, the Election Commission announced on Sunday. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, who announced the Lok Sabha poll schedule, said the elections for the Jammu […]

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Hindi heartland states to see staggered polls

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The Hindi heartland, where the BJP had done well in the 2014 elections and where the strikes on a terror training camp in Pakistan are seen to have a lot of resonance, will largely have a staggered Lok Sabha election across several phases or will go the polls in the […]

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BJP-led NEDA will win 19-21 seats in Northeast: Himanta

Guwahati, March 11 (IANS) Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said the BJP and its allies will win between 19 and 21 seats out of the Northeast’s 25 Lok Sabha seats. He also said the BJP under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will win the Lok Sabha polls with a better […]

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Over 1.5 crore Lok Sabha voters in 18-19 age groupOver 1.5 crore Lok Sabha voters in 18-19 age group

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Over 1.5 crore electors in 18-19 year age group will be eligible to vote for the first time in the seven-phased Lok Sabha election beginning April 11 wiith Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling upon them to vote in record numbers. These voters in the age group of 18-19 years constitute […]

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UN chief saddened by plane crash in Ethiopia: Spokesperson

United Nations, March 11 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was saddened by the plane crash near the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, his spokesperson said on Sunday. “The secretary-general was deeply saddened at the tragic loss of lives in the airplane crash today near Addis Ababa,” Stephane Dujarric said in a statement, Xinhua news agency […]

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EC appoints three special observers for Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has formed a committee comprising three “eminent” members to assess the situation on the ground in Jammu and Kashmir before it takes a decision about holding the Assembly elections in the troubled state. Here are the three members of the committee who will work as special […]

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