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16 October, 2015 5:17 AM 11% turnout recorded in first two hours of polling: EC

PATNA: Around 11 per cent turnout was recorded in the first two hours of polling in 32 Assembly constituencies of Bihar where a cane bomb was found by security personnel near a polling station in Rafiganj Assembly constituency, "Around 10.76 per cent turnout has been reported from 32 assembly constituencies going to polls in the second phase. Polling 55

16 October, 2015 4:37 AM Bihar elections live: Voting picks up in 2nd phase, 10.76% turnout recorded till 9 AM

# 10.76% voting recorded till 9 AM. Kaimur - 12.5%, Rohtas - 12.87%, Arwal - 9.51%, Jehanabad - 12.02%, Aurangabad - 10.2%, Gaya - 8.73%. # Seven polling booths in Gaya district are managed by women- from security officers to election officials. # Cane bomb found near Rafiganj (Aurangabad) poll booth number 144, voting delayed. # Out of the 32 seats 71

16 October, 2015 2:55 AM Bihar elections: Second-phase polling begins

PATNA: The second phase of polling started on Friday morning in Bihar. On this day, 8.58 million voters will seal the fate of 456 candidates in 32 constituencies in the districts of Gaya, Aurangabad, Jehanabad, Arwal, Kaimur and Rohtas. These districts are said to be ‘Red Zone’ and under Maoists influence. In 1980s and 1990s, some of these districts 12

16 October, 2015 2:29 AM Bihar polls: Second phase of voting begins in six Naxal-hit districts

PATNA: Amid tight security cover, polling began this morning in the second phase of the Bihar Assembly elections, spanning 32 constituencies spread over six Naxal-hit districts. Voting began at 7 AM in all the seats and in view of the security threat, the voting time has been curtailed by one to two hours in as many as 23 constituencies. Of all the phases 38

16 October, 2015 2:29 AM Bihar polls: 6 Maoist-hit districts vote in second phase

The Election Commission faces a daunting challenge to ensure peaceful polling in the traditional Maoist stronghold in Bihar which goes to polls in the second phase on Friday. Out of the total 32 constituencies spread over six districts of Gaya, Jehanabad, Aurangabad, Arwal, Rohtas and Kaimur going to polls, at least 23 are considered to be Maoist-hit 87

16 October, 2015 2:29 AM Bihar Assembly elections 2015: Second phase of polling

Voting began at 7 am in all the seats and in view of the security threat, the voting time has been curtailed by one to two hours in as many as 23 constituencies. Around 8.58 million voters are eligible to decide the fate of 456 candidates in 32 constituencies in the districts of Gaya, Aurangabad, Jehanabad, Arwal, as well as Kaimur and Rohtas, which 44

16 October, 2015 1:39 AM Second phase of voting begins in six Maoist-hit districts

The battle for Bihar enters into its second phase on Friday with voters set to decide the fate of 456 candidates in 32 constituencies spread over six Naxal-hit districts, posing a big challenge to security forces. The districts are Kaimur, Rohtas, Arwal, Jehanabad, Aurangabad and Gaya. After the completion of the first phase of polling in 49 seats, the second 32

16 October, 2015 12:09 AM NCP quits ‘Third Front’ in Bihar

Protest against Mulayam Singh’s ‘pro-BJP’ statements A day before the second phase polls in Bihar, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday declared to part ways with the “Third Front” protesting the Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh’s “pro-BJP” statements. Earlier, six parties had got together to form the Front to take on both the BJP-led 69

15 October, 2015 11:44 PM PM ‘shifts’ campaign gear, won’t hold poll rally today

PM Narendra Modi seems to have changed his campaign style as he won’t address an election rally on Friday, the day when Bihar will have second phase of polls for 32 assembly seats in six districts. PATNA: PM Narendra Modi seems to have changed his campaign style as he won't address an election rally on Friday, the day when Bihar will have second phase 80

15 October, 2015 7:21 PM Bihar Assembly Polls 2015: Who are the key faces in Phase 2 of the elections?

The first phase of the Bihar polls concluded with some interesting figures. The percentage of women voters (59.5%) surpassed that of men (54.5%). A similar voting trend was witnessed in the 2010 assembly elections, when it went in favour of Nitish Kumar. However, this time, even as the first round of polls concluded, pundits are finding it challenging 89