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Sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls covering 59 constituencies record 63.48 pc vote

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New Delhi: The sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election covering 59 constituencies in six states and a Union Territory registered a turnout of 63.48 per cent compared to 63.37 per cent in 2014, the Election Commission said Sunday.

According to the EC’s Voter Turnout android application, 63.48 per cent polling was recorded at 9.00 pm. The EC said the figures were provisional and a final tally would be available later.

 

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At 69.50 per cent, the polling in Phase 1 is the highest in the first five phases. In Phase 2, the turnout was 69.44 per cent, it was 68.40 per cent in Phase 3 and 65.51 per cent in Phase 4.

In Phase 5, the turnout was nearly 65 per cent.

 

About 63.48 pc voters turnout in Phase 6 of LS polls covering 59 constituencies:

 

There was a decline in poll percentage in West Bengal, from 84.95 per cent in the previous elections to 80.35 per cent. In Haryana too, the turnout dropped from 71.86 per cent to 67.35 per cent.

In Jharkhand, 65.17 per cent polling was recorded as against 65.53 per cent in Phase 6 of polling was held on Sunday for eight seats in Bihar, all 10 seats in Haryana and all seven in Delhi, four in Jharkhand, eight in Madhya Pradesh, 14 in Uttar Pradesh and eight in West Bengal.

 

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Election Commission officials said the final polling percentage may rise as there were queues at some places.

The percentage for various states separately was not available immediately as information was being collected, the EC officials said.

 

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Nasa finds Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram with help of Indian engineer

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New York: NASA has found the crash site and debris of India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander following a tip from an Indian space enthusiast who examined pictures of the area of the moon taken by a US orbiting camera.

The site was located by Shanmuga Subramanian, who on his own scoured the pictures taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbital Camera (LROC), NASA and Arizona State University announced on Monday confirming the find.

The first mosaic image of the likely crash site made from pictures taken by the LROC on September 17 was downloaded by several people to look for signs of the Vikram, NASA said.

One of them, Subramanian, contacted the LROC project with a positive identification of debris, it said.

Arizona State University (ASU), where the LROC project is located, said: “After receiving this tip, the LROC team confirmed the identification by comparing before and after images.”

When the images for the first mosaic were acquired on September 17, the impact point was poorly illuminated and could not easily be identified, it said.

But two image sequences were acquired on October 14 and 15, and on November 11 were better.

The November mosaic shows best the impact crater, ray and extensive debris field. The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and cast a one pixel shadow.

The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and casts a one pixel shadow.

The university said that based on Subramanian’s tip, the LROC team scoured the surrounding area in the new mosaics and found the impact site and the debris field.

The impact site is located at 70.8810 degree S, 22.7840 degrees E, at an elevation of 834 metres, it said.

“The debris first located by Shanmuga is about 750 metres northwest of the main crash site,” ASU said.

Vikram lost contact with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) following its launch from Chandraayan-2 moon orbiter on September 6 when it tried to make a softlanding near the moon’s south pole.

In a statement NASA said: “Despite the loss, getting that close to the surface was an amazing achievement.”

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