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BJP moves EC, demands FIR against GN Azad, Vikramaditya Singh
Politics | April 19, 2019 10:41:50 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has moved the Election Commission of India (ECI) demanding FIR against Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Vikramaditya Singh and an ex-MLA of Banihal town for allegedly violating Model Code of Conduct (MCC) during the ongoing ... read..


Ratan Tata meets Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur
Politics | April 19, 2019 10:41:49 AM IST
Industrialist Ratan N Tata met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur on April 17, sources said. ... read..


Indian Navy warships to take part in Chinese fleet review
General News | April 19, 2019 10:41:44 AM IST
Two Indian Navy warships, namely the destroyer INS Kolkata and tanker INS Shakti, would be taking part in Chinese international fleet review to be held at Qingdao on April 23. ... read..


Khattar blames Jawaharlal Nehru for Kashmir issue
Politics | April 19, 2019 10:11:46 AM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday said the Kashmir issue was born out of the "mistakes" committed by India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. ... read..


Rahul Gandhi, Kumaraswamy are 'jokers', says BJP's Basavaraj Bommai
Politics | April 19, 2019 10:11:45 AM IST
BJP MLA Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said voters will decide who is a "hero" and who are the "jokers", in an apparent reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the "hero" and Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy as "jokers." ... read..


No Pakistani soldiers, civilians were injured during Balakot air strike: Swaraj
Politics | April 19, 2019 10:11:43 AM IST
No Pakistani soldiers or civilians were injured during the air strike carried out on terror launch pads in Pakistan's Balakot in February, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday. ... read..


Modi a failed Prime Minister: Rahul Gandhi
Politics | April 19, 2019 8:41:43 AM IST
Sharpening his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday termed him a failed Prime Minister. ... read..


Cannabis worth around Rs 1.6 crore seized in Hyderabad, 3 arrested
General News | April 19, 2019 8:11:49 AM IST
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Thursday seized 1121.5 kilograms of cannabis at Panthangi toll plaza in Bhuvanagiri district. ... read..


UP: Local BJP leader attacked in Mathura on polling day
Politics | April 19, 2019 8:11:46 AM IST
After polling ended in Mathura Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday, a local BJP leader was attacked by some miscreants while he was sitting outside a polling station here. ... read..


Srinagar: Several cops including 2 DySPs injured in stone pelting on polling day
General News | April 19, 2019 7:41:43 AM IST
Two Deputy Superintendents of Police and several other cops sustained injuries on Thursday when miscreants started pelting stones even as polling was underway in Srinagar Lok Sabha seat. ... read..


K'tka: EC flying squad inspects luggage of Yeddyurappa, KS Eshwarappa
Politics | April 19, 2019 7:11:49 AM IST
The flying squad of the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday checked the luggage of former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa at a helipad in Shivamogga. ... read..


Maharashtra: Well collapses in Pune, 1 trapped in debris
General News | April 19, 2019 7:11:46 AM IST
One person is trapped under the debris of a well which collapsed near Ganesh Nagar Kolar Vadi in Ambegaon on Thursday night. ... read..


Not going to retire; will be by Rahul's side when he becomes PM: Deve Gowda
Politics | April 19, 2019 9:11:45 AM IST
Former prime minister and JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda has said that unlike BJP veteran LK Advani, he is not going to retire from active politics, and that if Rahul Gandhi becomes the Prime Minister of the country, he will be by his side. ... read..


Missing woman's case in Delhi: Probe officer blames 'stars' (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
Astrology has come in the way of preventing closure on a missing person's case in the capital. In a bizarre turn of events, a probe into the disappearance of Air India official Sulakshana Narula, missing since September 2018, cannot be completed because o ... read..


Puducherry logs 80% polling in Lok Sabha battle (Lead)
Puducherry | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
Polling for the lone Puducherry Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday saw 80 per cent turnout while the by-election for Thattanchavady Assembly seat saw 77 per cent voting. ... read..


Opposition approaches Bengal CEO for central force use
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
Delegations of Left parties, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party approached the Election Commission on Thursday detailing various irregularities and incidents of vioence in the second phase of Lok Sabha election in West Bengal and demanded more nu ... read..


Bengal BJP member's son found hanging; murder alleged (Lead)
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
The son of a Bharatiya Janata Party gram panchayat member was on Thursday found hanging from a tree in West Bengal's Purulia district, police said. ... read..


Four possible toehold spots for BJP in Kerala (IANS Special) (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
The BJP secured 10 per cent or more votes on nine Lok Sabha seats in Kerala in 2014 but barring Thiruvananthapuram, it came nowhere near even the victory mark. However, in 2019, riding on the Sabarimala sentiment, the party sees a realistic chance for its ... read..


Unknown person impersonating me: Goa Minister
Panaji | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Thursday demanded a probe, claiming an unknown person has been calling up businessmen in Panaji and demanding money from them by misusing his name. ... read..


Congress' Wayanad message is appeasement: PM
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Slamming Congress President Rahul Gandhi for contesting from Wayanad in Kerala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed out that the only message that's being sent out is appeasement politics. ... read..


Northern states take stock of preparations for polls
Chandigarh | Friday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Officials from five northern states and the Union Territory of Chandigarh on Thursday took stock of the preparations for Lok Sabha elections. ... read..


66% voting in 2nd phase amid stray violence, EVM snags (Intro Night Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
A turnout of 66 per cent was recorded in 95 Lok Sabha constituencies across 12 states and a Union Territory on Thursday in the second phase of polling which was marred by stray incidents of violence in West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir and EVM glitches in ... read..


Nearly 70% polling in TN Lok Sabha polls (Roundup)
Chennai | Friday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Polling concluded in 38 of 39 Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly constituencies, where by-elections were held on Thursday, in Tamil Nadu. ... read..


90-year-old Bengal woman casts her vote, thanks EC
Raiganj (West Bengal) | Friday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
A 90-year old woman, who had failed to exercise her franchise in the previous municipal polls and urged Special Police Observer for West Bengal, Vivek Dube to arrange adequate security for making elections free and fair, finally managed to cast her vote o ... read..


Opposition accuses Trinamool of proxy voting
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
West Bengal's opposition parties on Thursday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of resorting to proxy voting in a number of booths of the high-profile Raiganj constituency. ... read..


Congress supports competitive banking sector: Rahul
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said his party affirms its belief in the competitive banking sector and promised that it will merge all the public sector banks and create six-eight big banks, if his party is voted to power. ... read..


Congress put Sadhvi behind bars only to target BJP: Pralhad Joshi
Politics | April 19, 2019 4:41:44 AM IST
Senior BJP leader Pralhad Joshi said on Thursday that Congress put Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur behind bars only to target Bharatiya Janata Party and its ideological organisations. ... read..


66% turn out in second phase of polls: EC (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
The second phase of Lok Sabha elections across 95 constituencies saw a voter turn out of 66 per cent with the Hindi heartland states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar witnessing a higher voting percentages as compared to the corresponding figures in 2014. ... read..


Second phase election peaceful except 'few incidents': Bengal CEO
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
The second phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal on Thursday was "peaceful" except for a few incidents which have been addressed, state Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab said here. ... read..


Chhattisgarh records 71 pc turnout
Raipur | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Chhattisgarh's three parliamentary constituencies - Mahasamund, Rajnandgaon and Kanker -- recorded nearly 71 per cent polling on Thursday in the second phase and election officials said the figure could rise once the final voting data is compiled. ... read..


Thunderstorm warning for Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
The Indian Meteorological Department on Thursday issued thunderstorm warning to both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for the next four days. ... read..


IJA condemns 'dastardly attack' on journalist in Bengal
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
The Indian Journalists' Association (IJA) on Thursday condemned the "dastardly attack" on ABP Ananda journalist Partha Pratim Ghosh near Raiganj in West Bengal's North Dinjapur district when he was covering the second phase of the 2019 polls. ... read..


Priyanka Gandhi's road show in Kanpur on Friday
Lucknow | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold a road show in Kanpur on Friday, party leaders said on Thursday here. ... read..


Record 67% voter turnout in Karnataka (Night Lead)
Bengaluru | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
A record 67 per cent voter turnout was reported from Karnataka's 14 Lok Sabha seats when polling ended at 6 p.m., peacefully, said an official on Thursday. ... read..


Poonawalla asks EC to bar Sadhvi Pragya from polls
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Political analyst Tehseen Poonawalla on Thursday moved the Election Commission to debar Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, BJP's candidate from Bhopal, from contesting elections, as she is facing terror charges. ... read..


Two bear cubs rescued from well in Telangana
Hyderabad | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Two bears cubs were rescued by forest officials from a well in Telangana's Karimnagar district on Thursday. ... read..


No major issues with EVMs in second phase, says EC
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Amid complaints of glitches in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in several states, the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday said the overall performance of EVMs was satisfactory with only 0.37 per cent of ballot units being replaced across the 95 constit ... read..


66% turnout in second phase of LS polls (Night Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
A turnout of 66 per cent was recorded in 95 Lok Sabha constituencies across 12 states and a Union Territory on Thursday in the second phase of polling which was marred by stray incidents of violence in West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir and EVM glitches in ... read..


Election Commission launches 'Voter Turnout' app
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday launched a new mobile application for near-realtime availability of voter turnout during elections across the country. ... read..


Booth capturing attempt foiled in Assam's Hailakandi
Guwahati | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
A mob representing two rival political parties made an unsuccessful attempt to capture a polling booth in Hailakandi district in Assam's Barak Valley during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday. ... read..


Mehbooba, Omar flay MHA decision on cross-LoC trade
Srinagar | Friday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Former state chief ministers, Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, on Thursday criticised the Ministry of Home Affairs' decision to suspend cross-LoC trade in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Congress linked Hindus with terror: Pragya (Lead)
Bhopal | Friday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Thakur on Thursday accused the Congress of being anti-Hindu and said the party harassed a woman by linking Hindus with terrorism. ... read..


K'tka: BJP alleges mass deletion of voters' names from list, writes to EC
Politics | April 19, 2019 3:11:43 AM IST
BJP's Karnataka unit on Thursday wrote to the Election Commission over alleged "mass indiscriminate deletion of voters' names from the voters list" in the state. ... read..


Over 76% turn out in Bengal amid sporadic violence (evening lead)
Siliguri | Friday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Over 76 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the three northern West Bengal constituencies in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday. ... read..


66% turnout in second phase Lok Sabha polls
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
The second phase of Lok Sabha polls across 95 seats saw a voter turnout of 66 per cent, Election Commission said here on Thursday. ... read..


Terrorism confined to two-and-half J&K districts: Modi
Amreli (Gujarat) | Friday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday claimed that the NDA government has restricted terrorist activities to only "two-and-a-half" districts in Jammu and Kashmir while not a single bomb blast was reported from anywhere else in the country in the last f ... read..


PIL in SC: Misquoting judicial orders is corruption
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Amid poll season, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction that misquoting judicial orders by political leaders during the poll campaign should constitute a corrupt practice. ... read..


Four possible toehold spots for BJP in Kerala (IANS Special)
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
The BJP secured 10 per cent or more votes on nine Lok Sabha seats in Kerala in 2014 but barring Thiruvananthapuram, it came nowhere near even the victory mark. However, in 2019, riding on the Sabarimala sentiment, the party sees a realistic chance for its ... read..


Millions vote in second round of Lok Sabha polls (Third Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Millions voted across 95 Lok Sabha seats in 12 states and the Union Territory of Puducherry on Thursday in the second phase of the staggered battle for a new Parliament, marred by stray violence in West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir and EVM glitches in sev ... read..


64% polling recorded in second phase in Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
The second phase of polling in five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly constituencies in Odisha recorded 64 per cent voter turnout on Thursday, said state's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar. ... read..


BJP will get 'Vidai certificate' post polls: Mamata
Malda (West Bengal) | Friday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday vowed to stop the BJP from implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Bengal and said her party will ensure the saffron outfit is given the NBC or "National Vidai (farewell) Certificate" ... read..


13 killed in Gujarat in unseasonal rain, dust storm
Gandhinagar | Friday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Unseasonal rain and severe dust storm in different parts of Gujarat over the last two days claimed 13 lives even as authorities Thursday predicted that temperatures that had fallen to less than 3 to 7 degrees below normal would rise from next week to mark ... read..


J&K newly-wed couple comes to vote in bridal attire
Ranmban (Jammu & Kashmir) | Friday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
It was an interesting sight to see a newly-wed couple visiting one of the polling booths in Ramban district of Jammy & Kashmir in the bridal attire, on Thursday. ... read..


ED seizes Rs 82 crore gold from Hyderabad jeweller
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday announced seizure of 145.89 kg of gold (worth Rs 82.11 crore) from a Hyderabad-based jeweller in a money laundering case. ... read..


TN turnout over 63% amid EVM, VVPAT glitches (4th Lead)
Chennai | Friday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Curtains came down on polling in 37 of 38 Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly constituencies, where by-elections were held on Thursday, at 6 p.m. As many as 384 faulty electronic voting machines and 692 faulty Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were ... read..


62.3% polling in 8 UP Lok Sabha seats
Lucknow | Friday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Eight Lok Sabha constituencies that went to polls in the second phase of polling on Thursday in Uttar Pradesh recorded an average voter turnout of 62.30 per cent till 6. p.m., according to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO). ... read..


Stay away from Indian elections, we don't need your advice: Ram Madhav on Imran Khan
Politics | April 19, 2019 1:41:44 AM IST
Backing Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's theory that Congress might be plotting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday said it would be "better that Imran Khan keeps off Indian elections". ... read..


Mehbooba concerned only about terrorists, criticism of Sadhvi meaningless: Ram Madhav
Politics | April 19, 2019 1:41:42 AM IST
Lashing out at former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for opposing the candidature of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, BJP's general secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday said the PDP chief is only "concerned about terrorists and militants and not t ... read..


Temperature stays 6-10 degrees down, to rise slowly
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Widespread rains accompanied by dust storm and thunderstorms that swept through the northern and western parts of the country over the past three days, claiming over 60 lives, kept mercury levels low on Thursday with minimum temperature in Delhi recorded ... read..


Moderate 57% voter turnout in Maharashtra (2nd Lead)
Mumbai | Friday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Maharashtra recorded a moderate voter turnout with around 57 per cent voting recorded till 5 p.m for the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state, Election Commission (EC) officials said. ... read..


Barring minor incidents, voting ends peacefully in J&K
Jammu/Srinagar | Friday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Except for some incidents of clashes between stone pelters and security forces, the Lok Sabha election ended peacefully in the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat on Thursday while eliciting overwhelming voter turnout in the Udhampur constituency. ... read..


Poll officials face FIRs over lapses in Tripura vote
Agartala | Friday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The Election Commission (EC) will file FIRs against presiding officers and political activists who indulged in malpractices during the first phase of polling in Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency on April 11, according to officials on Thursday. ... read..


Goa Conrgess promises formalin-free fish, special status
Panaji | Friday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Fish free of formalim, resumption of mining operations in a sustainable manner and lobbying in the Parliament for special status to Goa are the three key promises made by the Congress in its manifesto for Goa for the Lok Sabha elections. ... read..


62% turnout in Bihar's 2nd phase amid stray violence (Lead)
| Friday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Over 62 percent cent turnout was recorded in five of Bihar's 40 Lok Sabha seats that saw voting in the second phase on Thursday amid cases of poll boycott, malfunctioning of EVMs and stray violence. ... read..


Dar's journey: From 'human shield' to poll duty
Srinagar | Friday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Farooq Ahmad Dar, who was tied to the bonnet of an Army jeep during the 2017 by-elections in Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday, in a curious turn of events, did election duty in the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency. ... read..


Maharashtra voter smashes EVM
Akola (Maharashtra) | Thursday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
A voter on Thursday smashed the electronic voting machine (EVM) while casting his vote in Akola Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra. ... read..


Man detained for hurling shoe at BJP leader (Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
A man on Thursday was detained by the police for hurling a shoe at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP G.V.L. Narasimha Rao when the latter was addressing a press conference about Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur ... read..


EVM glitches delay voting in TN seats, 384 changed (Lead)
Chennai | Thursday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Technical glitches relating to Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines held up polling in the morning in several constituencies across Tamil Nadu till the machines were changed. ... read..


DMK moves Election Commission against AIADMK
Chennai | Thursday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The DMK on Thursday complained to the Election Commission that the ruling AIADMK and its allies planned to capture polling booths in Tamil Nadu. ... read..


Michel denied bail for celebrating Easter (Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
A Delhi court on Thursday rejected an interim bail plea of British national Christian Michel -- an alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AugustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case -- for celebrating Easter. ... read..


Rape accused joins Congress, may contest Panaji seat
Panaji | Thursday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Former Education Minister Atanasio Monserrate, accused of raping a minor girl, on Thursday joined the Congress. ... read..


Dead body found wrapped in trolley bag
Ghaziabad | Thursday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The dead body of a man was found wrapped in a trolley bag here. ... read..


US airports to use facial recognition to scan 97% passengers in next four years
Others | April 18, 2019 11:41:48 PM IST
The US Department of Homeland Security expects to use facial recognition technology to scan 97 per cent of departing passengers at airports in the next four years. ... read..


Widows of Vrindavan cast their votes
General News | April 18, 2019 11:41:47 PM IST
Hundreds of widows in Vrindavan town of Mathura district on Thursday voted in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections. ... read..


Sadhvi Pragya breaks down recalling 'torture' during custody
General News | April 18, 2019 11:41:45 PM IST
Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur on Thursday broke down while recalling the 'torture' she faced in the custody of law enforcing agencies. ... read..


Apple working on new tracking hardware to merge Find My iPhone, Find My Friends
Others | April 18, 2019 11:41:44 PM IST
Apple is working on a new smartphone app that will merge the functionalities of its existing 'Find My Friends' and Find My Friends apps. ... read..


Dial 155270 to prevent mob violence, 155271 for curbing noise pollution
General News | April 18, 2019 11:41:42 PM IST
The Delhi Police on Thursday launched two new helpline numbers 155270 and 155271, for prevention of mob violence and noise pollution, respectively. ... read..


Rajputs protest in Rajasthan over bride's abduction
Jaipur | Thursday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The members of Rajput community staged a dharna in front of Sikar District Collector (DC)'s residence in Rajasthan on Thursday to protest against the abduction of a bride by armed men in the small hours of Wednesday. ... read..


Sohrabuddin Shiekh encounter case: Kin approaches Bombay HC challenging acquittal of accused
General News | April 18, 2019 11:11:50 PM IST
Rubabuddin Sheikh on Thursday approached the Bombay High Court challenging the Special CBI court's order acquitting all 22 accused in the killing of his brother Sohrabuddin Sheikh in an alleged fake encounter. ... read..


Second phase of Lok Sabha poll ends 'peacefully'
Politics | April 18, 2019 11:11:48 PM IST
The second phase of ongoing Lok Sabha election ended peacefully on Thursday with West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry recording over 76 per cent voter turnout, the Election Commission of India (ECI) said. ... read..


'Kerala mein kushti, aur Delhi mein dosti': PM Modi slams Cong, CPI (M); questions Rahul Gandhi for contesting from Wayanad
Politics | April 18, 2019 11:11:47 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hit out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi's decision to contest from Wayanad stating it was "appeasement politics". ... read..


Facebook 'accidentally' uploads email contacts of 1.5 million new users
Others | April 18, 2019 11:11:44 PM IST
There goes no day without finding a loophole in Facebook's data systems. The company has admitted that it uploaded the e-mail contacts of 1.5 million new users to its systems since May 2016. ... read..


Voting crosses half way mark in TN (3rd Lead)
Chennai | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Polling in the 38 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu crossed the half way mark on Thursday with 52.02 per cent of the total 5.8 voters casting their vote. ... read..


Daman & Diu administration showing below par: ADR
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Performance of the Daman & Diu Union Territory Administration has been "below average" on most voter concerns like employment, drinking water and healthcare, according to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). ... read..


BJP, BSP trade fake voting charges in Amroha (Lead)
Lucknow | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
The BJP and the BSP on Thursday traded allegations that some people wearing 'burqa (veil) were indulging in fake voting in each others favour in the Amroha Lok Sabha constituency of Uttar Pradesh. ... read..


Squall death toll rises to 22 in MP (Lead)
Bhopal | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
The squall death toll in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday increased to 22. Thunderstorm, hail and dust-storm had lashed the state on Tuesday night. ... read..


This is an election for change, says Akhilesh
Lucknow | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav said on Thursday that the ongoing Lok Sabha polls are an "election for change". ... read..


Squall death toll rises to 20 in MP
Bhopal | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
The squall death toll in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday increased to 20. Thunderstorm, hail and dust-storm had lashed the state on Tuesday night. ... read..


Police turn away rape victim, NCW seeks action
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
The National Commission of Women (NCW) on Thursday issued a notice to the Punjab Police demanding action in a case when a Mohali rape victim had to travel between two police stations as the station house officers (SHOs) bickered over jurisdiction. ... read..


Congress linked Hindus with terror, harassed me: Pragya
Bhopal | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
BJP candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Thakur on Thursday accused the Congress of being anti-Hindu and said the party harassed a woman by linking Hindus with terrorism. ... read..


Michel denied interim bail for celebrating Easter
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
A Delhi court on Thursday rejected an interim bail plea of British national Christian Michel -- an alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AugustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case -- for celebrating Easter. ... read..


Temperatures in Himachal fall with widespread rains
Shimla | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell on Thursday due to widespread rain with Dalhousie town recording the highest amount -- 53 mm, the met office said. Weather will be clear from Friday. ... read..


EC warns Naqvi over 'Modiji ki sena' remark
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
The Election Commission on Thursday warned Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi against "using references to the defence forces for political propaganda" in future after his "Modiji ki sena" (Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Army) comment was found violative ... read..


'We are there,' Sushma assures Indian stranded in Saudi
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday assured all help from the Indian Embassy in Riyadh to a man who talked about committing suicide if he was unable to return to India from Saudi Arabia. ... read..


Samsung to investigate why Galaxy Fold screens are breaking down
Mobile | April 18, 2019 10:41:51 PM IST
Samsung sent out its Galaxy Fold to tech journalists for a preview before shipping, and all kind of screen issues are impacting the company's first foldable smartphone, even with just a day of use. ... read..


OnePlus 7: CEO Pete Lau gives a glimpse of 'fast and smooth' flagship phone
Mobile | April 18, 2019 10:41:50 PM IST
OnePlus has started giving us a peek into its upcoming OnePlus 7 flagship smartphone. CEO Pete Lau posted a tweet, giving a glimpse of the 'fast and smooth' device. ... read..


Development of inflation, middlemen took place during Cong regime: PM Modi
Politics | April 18, 2019 10:41:48 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the development of a few families, middlemen, and inflation took place when the Congress party was in power at the Centre. ... read..


Tripura Cong President slaps man inside police station for attacking sister's convoy
Politics | April 18, 2019 10:41:45 PM IST
Tripura Congress President Pradyot Kishore Deb Burman on Thursday slapped a man inside Khowai police station in the state as captured in the CCTV camera footage. ... read..


Facebook working on voice assistant to rival Google Assistant, Alexa, Siri
Others | April 18, 2019 10:41:43 PM IST
Facebook is reportedly working on its own voice-assistant to rival the existing Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, and Google Assistant. ... read..


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