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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.

Telangana: 11 children killed; 16 seriously hurt as train hits bus

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Telangana: 11 children killed; 16 seriously hurt as train hits bus

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Taiwan: TransAsia Airways suspects bad weather caused plane crash

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Taiwan: TransAsia Airways suspects bad weather caused plane crash

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No improvement: India still at number 135 on Human Development Index

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No improvement: India still at number 135 on Human Development Index

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Israel-Gaza fighting: European carriers suspend more flights to Tel Aviv

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Israel-Gaza fighting: European carriers suspend more flights to Tel Aviv

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US aviation authority lifts ban on flights to Israel

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US aviation authority lifts ban on flights to Israel

Washington: America's aviation authority has lifted a ban on US flights to Israel, which was imposed due to concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.The Federal Aviation Administrati...