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Karnataka will go for a single-phase assembly poll May 5, the Election Commission announced here Wednesday. Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said that the counting of votes will take place May 8.

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The Congress is poised to form a government in Himachal Pradesh, party leader Virbhadra Singh said Thursday, as the vote count in the state put it ahead of the BJP. "We are going to form the next government," the former Himachal Pradesh chief minister told the media here.

West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress romped towards a massive victory in the rural polls, regarded as a curtain raiser to the next general elections and the biggest test of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's popularity since she came to power in 2011.

Azad Singh and Ms. Poornima Vidhyarthi of BJP today filed their nominations for the coveted post of Mayor and Deputy Mayor of North Delhi. They are set to be elected unopposed because no other candidate is in fray for these post.

The 11th executive committee election of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) will be held Oct 15 according to an official statement issued. The final list of candidates standing in the election will be declared by the committee on Oct 5. "There shall be election of 11 members for the executive committee of the union as per the DUSU Constitution" said the statement.

Venezuela's acting president Nicolas Maduro will launch social media accounts to communicate actively with his supporters ahead of the forthcoming presidential elections. Maduro is running as the main candidate from the ruling party. "Now we are holding a meeting on the launch of a digital system (of communication) for Nicolas Maduro from Sunday," Maduro's election adviser Andres Izarra wrote in his Twitter microblog.

Campaigning for the Nagaland assembly elections will come to an end Thusday evening, 48 hours before the polling exercise. The voting will go on for 60 assembly seats on Friday 23. Almost all the political parties have roped in their national leaders to campaign for the polls and are trying to reach the maximum voters through rallies and visits. The ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) led by the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio is busy in wooing the electorates throughout the state.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) nominee Mamnoon Hussain was Tuesday elected as the 12th president of Pakistan. He will assume the presidential office Sep 9, a day after incumbent President Asif Ali Zardari demits office following completion of his five-year tenure, Xinhua reported.

Voting for the second and final phase of the assembly polls continues in Gujarat on Monday. The voters queued up outside polling booths in 23,318 polling stations in 95 constituencies since 8 a.m. in the morning. An estimated total 19.8 million voters comprising 10.3 million are male and 9.5 million female will decide the fate of a total 820 candidates in 49 women candidates.

Voting for the second and final phase of the assembly polls that will also decide Chief Minister Narendra Modi's electoral fate is presently underway in Gujarat. About 1.98 crore voters will decide the fate of 820 candidates in this phase. The voting, which is taking place for 95 constituencies in this phase, began at 8 a.m. today.