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A total of 15 candidates will contest the Lok Sabha polls from Ghaziabad constituency in Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Wednesday on the last date of withdrawal of nominations. Giving details of the election arrangements, District Magistrate S.V.S. Ranga Rao said names of candidates on the electronic voting machines (EVMs) have been put in alphabetical order in Hindi. Candidates from national and state political parties will be named first, followed by candidates from registered political parties and finally candidates contesting as Independents, he said. Raj Babbar of the Congress, Gen. (retd) V.K. Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Sudhan Rawat of the Samajwadi Party and Shazia Ilmi Malik from the Aam Aadmi Party are in the fray. Ghaziabad constituency has 23,55,467 voters, of whom 13,69,733 are males and 10,52,174 are females.

Corrected - U.S. attends Ebola meeting in Cuba called by leftist bloc

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Corrected - U.S. attends Ebola meeting in Cuba called by leftist bloc

HAVANA (Reuters) - (Corrects number of countries in first paragraph and eighth paragraph to show that CDC did not train Cubans.)United States government health officials were among those from 32 count...


Kejriwal demands SIT probe into 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases

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Kejriwal demands SIT probe into 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases

New Delhi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday welcomed the Centre's decision to give Rs five lakh each to next of kin of 3,325 victims of 1984 riots but, at the same time, demanded setting up of a...

Sohrabuddin encounter case: Amit Shah files exemption application

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Sohrabuddin encounter case: Amit Shah files exemption application

Mumbai: BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday filed an application seeking exemption from appearance in the court here, which is hearing the cases related to encounter killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and...

2G scam: SC to hear plea against CBI director Ranjit Sinha on 18 November

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2G scam: SC to hear plea against CBI director Ranjit Sinha on 18 November

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on 18 November a plea seeking its direction to keep the CBIdirector away from ongoing probe and prosecution in 2G scam cases after allegations were leveled again...

Sharif is welcome, not Modi: PM never reached out to Muslims, says Shahi Imam

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Sharif is welcome, not Modi: PM never reached out to Muslims, says Shahi Imam

New Delhi: Delhis Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari created a political storm on Thursday by extending an invitation to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and leaving out Prime Minister Nare...

Arvind Kejriwal demands SIT probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

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Arvind Kejriwal demands SIT probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

New Delhi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday welcomed the Centre's decision to give Rs five lakh each to next of kin of 3,325 victims of 1984 riots but, at the same time, demanded setting up of a...

Sweden recognizes Palestinian statehood; Israel upset

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Sweden recognizes Palestinian statehood; Israel upset

Stockholm: Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 ...