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Karnataka Votes in Phase I

India | | May 10, 2008, 8:41 am
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Around 100,000 polling officials and 58,000 security personnel are on duty to ensure smooth voting.
<i>(Text courtesy: IANS)</i>

Around 100,000 polling officials and 58,000 security personnel are on duty to ensure smooth voting. (Text courtesy: IANS)

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Around 17.3 million voters, including 8.4 million women, are eligible to pick their representatives from over 950 candidates. <i>(Text courtesy: IANS)</i>

Around 17.3 million voters, including 8.4 million women, are eligible to pick their representatives from over 950 candidates. (Text courtesy: IANS)

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Of the 18,562 booths, police have classified 6,252, including 2,000 in Bangalore Urban district, as hypersensitive.
<i>(Text courtesy: IANS)</i>

Of the 18,562 booths, police have classified 6,252, including 2,000 in Bangalore Urban district, as hypersensitive. (Text courtesy: IANS)

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State Chief Electoral Officer M N Vidyashankar told reporters here that the imposters would be jailed or fined under section 171 D of the Indian Penal Code. <i>(Text courtesy: IANS)</i>

State Chief Electoral Officer M N Vidyashankar told reporters here that the imposters would be jailed or fined under section 171 D of the Indian Penal Code. (Text courtesy: IANS)

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Anyone impersonating a genuine voter in the Karnataka assembly election will be jailed for up to one year. <i>(Text courtesy: IANS)</i>

Anyone impersonating a genuine voter in the Karnataka assembly election will be jailed for up to one year. (Text courtesy: IANS)

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17 women contestants are taking part in the election this year. <i>(Text courtesy: IANS)</i>

17 women contestants are taking part in the election this year. (Text courtesy: IANS)

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Voting began Saturday in 89 constituencies in 11 southern districts of Karnataka in the first of the three-phase elections to the 224-member state assembly whose outcome has assumed national importance as it could be a pointer to the timing of parliamentary polls.
<i>(Text courtesy: IANS)</i>

Voting began Saturday in 89 constituencies in 11 southern districts of Karnataka in the first of the three-phase elections to the 224-member state assembly whose outcome has assumed national importance as it could be a pointer to the timing of parliamentary polls. (Text courtesy: IANS)