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940,000 PEOPLE VOTE IN TRIPURA FOR TRIPURA (EAST) CONSTITUENCY Agartala, April 12 (IANS): Around 940,000 people voted Saturday for the second Lok Sabha seat in Left-ruled Tripura, an official said. "Balloting took place in tribal reserve Tripura East constituency with no untoward incidents reported so far. The polling was absolutely peaceful in the parliamentary constituency," Tripura Chief Electoral Officer Ashutosh Jindal told IANS. The constituency has an electorate of 1.13 million, the majority of them tribals. In the last Lok Sabha polls in 2009, around 83 percent votes were polled for the parliamentary seat. On April 7, over 86 percent of the 1.2 million voters cast their votes in the Tripura West constituency. Dressed in traditional attire, long queues of men and women voters, including tribals, were seen in most of the 1,490 polling stations. "In spite of summer heat, voters, including women, in large numbers came to the polling booths even before the polling started at 7 a.
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Agartala, April 6 (IANS): Tripura, the country's last red stronghold, goes to the polls on Monday and a lot is riding on Chief Minister Manik Sarkar who leads the Left Front government.
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Agartala, April 4 (IANS):Tripura maintained its top position for the fifth consecutive year by providing 87 person-days' rural jobs per household during the 2013-14 fiscal, an official said Friday.
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Agartala/Aizawl, April 3 (IANS): Nearly 80 percent tribal refugee voters, living in Tripura for the past 17 years after fleeing from their villages in Mizoram, voted by postal ballots for the Lok Sabha polls in Mizoram, officials said Thursday.
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Agartala, April 2 (IANS):The Election Commission will set up nine all-women polling stations - with all-women polling personnel - in Tripura, an official said here Wednesday.
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