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Greg Arnold IAFF 3186 India News Highlights India holds state elections in Uttarakhand, Punjab India held state elections in the western states of Uttarakhand and Punjab today. Over 20 million people were eligible to vote, and both states reported around 70% turnout. In Punjab, the Congress Party is hoping to overturn the local Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Party, where many people believe little in the way of progress developmentally. Meanwhile, the BJP hopes to continue its hold over Uttarkhand politics. Following the violence in Manipur, police and paramilitary forces were stationed at polling places in Punjab. See more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-16784154 Local election in Manipur attacked by separatists Two days ago, suspected rebels attacked a polling station in the northeastern state of Manipur,
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Unformatted text preview: killing at least four. The National Sot Council of Nagaland, which wants an independent homeland from India, is believed to be responsible. Despite the attack, it’s widely expected that the Congress Party will remain in control of Manipur. See more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-16772452 India won’t cut Iranian oil imports At a conference in Chicago, Indian finance minister Pranab Mukherjee stated that India will not cut oil imports from Iran, despite US and EU sanctions against Tehran. Iran is one of India’s largest suppliers of oil, and the Indians have even proposed getting around the sanctions by trading in rupees, as opposed to dollars. See more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/audio-news-video/AV-India/India-won-t-cut-Iranian-oil-imports/Article2-804157.aspx...
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