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Google India launches website for polls

business Updated: Apr 06, 2009 20:03 IST
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Targeting the upcoming parliament elections, search engine major Google on Monday launched a website that would provide information to the voters about their constituency and the candidates.

Google, which has run similar initiatives in the past in countries like the US and Australia, has launched the website, www.Google.Co.In/loksabha2009, for the Indian electorate in partnership with media house Hindustan Times.

"It has always been an endeavour for us to be a part of the democratic process across the world. We are now extending the same to India and provide information to people, which is our core business," Google India Senior Policy Analyst Rishi S Jaitly told PTI.

The partnership with HT and its sister publications (Hindustan and Mint) will be under a co-branding exercise, where both the partners will direct traffic to this website.

The website will offer information about the constituencies, candidates and election-related issues ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls.

It will also allow voters confirm their registration status, find their polling location, view their constituency on a map, as well as provide election-related news, blogs, videos, and quotations.

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