Final phase polling begins in Jharkhand

Jharkhand, Dec 20 (ANI): The fifth and final phase of voting for 16 Assembly seats spread across six districts has begun in Jharkhand amid high security. Among the heavyweights, Hemant Soren, the JMM leader, is contesting from Dumka, apart from Barhait constituency, where he is facing challenge from former Morcha leader and BJP candidate Hemlal Murmu. Sixteen of the 81 assembly constituencies will vote in this phase. In all 36,90,069 voters, including 17,84,486 women, are eligible to exercise their franchise to choose among 208 candidates, 16 of them women. Voting would end at 3 pm in all the seats. Dec 20, 2014
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Polling begins in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir, Dec 20 (ANI): Voting for the fifth and final leg of assembly polls on 20 seats of Jammu and Kashmir has begun. Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place in the state to ensure free and fair polling. In Jammu and Kashmir, several high-profile candidates, including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, will try their luck in 20 seats spread over three districts - Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri. As many as 18,28,904 eligible voters, comprising 9,59,011 men and 8,69,891 women, are expected to exercise their franchise at 2,366 polling stations. Dec 20, 2014
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Drone sales could take off this christmas in the US

Small flying machines are all the rage amongst technology enthusiasts, many of which gathered at the Los Angeles drone expo this past weekend to not only to look at new models but also to size up potential gifts for their loved ones. Dec 20, 2014
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S. Leone limits Chistmas activities to stem Ebola spread

Sierra Leone has launched sweeping efforts to stem the spread of Ebola in the west of the country. While church services will be allowed to go ahead over the festive period, public gatherings and entertainment have been banned. Dec 20, 2014
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Turkey court releases anti-Erdogan editor, arrests TV chief

A Turkish court on Friday ordered the release of an anti-government newspaper editor but the head of a national television network remains in custody in a controversial case that has strained relations with the European Union. Dec 20, 2014