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Voter turnout is 55 per cent; 19 killed in Jharkhand, Bihar, Haryana

Nearly 55 per cent of the electorate today exercised their franchise for the 178 assembly constituencies in Haryana, Bihar and Jharkhand where 19 people were killed in naxalite and poll-related violence. In the first elections in Jharkhand, where polling was held in 24 constituencies in the first round of three-phased elections, naxalites triggered a landmine blast killing six policemen and the driver of a vehicle. More than 50 per cent voters cast their ballots. Four naxalites were killed when they attempted to disrupt the polling in Dandila in Hussainabad constituency in Palamu district. Their bodies were taken away by their colleagues, police said. Full Story

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