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Brisk polling under way in 6th phase

Updated: 24 April 2014, Thursday, 14:15 hrs (IST)
Braving rising temperatures, voters turned up in good numbers on Thursday in many of the 117 constituencies in 11 states and Union Territory of Puducherry in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls in which stakes are high for the Congress, BJP and number of other parties such as the AIADMK, DMK, NC...   | Read..

At Varanasi, Modi leads grand road show on way to filing nomination

Updated: 24 April 2014, Thursday, 12:45 hrs (IST)
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi arrived here to a rousing welcome from supporters to file his nomination for the electoral ba...   | Read..

Won’t spring Lokpal surprise, Govt promises SC

Updated: 24 April 2014, Thursday, 12:35 hrs (IST)
The Union government on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that it will not take any immediate decision on the appointment of chairperson and members of the Lokpal, indi...   | Read..

Over 28% polling in first 3 hours in 6 LS seats
in Bengal

Updated: 24 April 2014, Thursday, 12:40 hrs (IST)

Neighbour sneezes, Bengal sniffs

Striking a part-sardonic, part-sanguine posture, the Trinamul Congress today suggested it was not against a probe by a “neutral agency” into the Saradha scandal....   | Read..

Mid-air mobile, no calls

For those craving to listen to music or play video games on their mobiles on a low-cost plane, here’s some good news: you can do so, provided your toy is kept in &#...   | Read..

Giriraj lays egg, can’t figure out what fuss is all about

A country egg hatching in a remote poultry pen has become Giriraj Singh’s thing of armour against invited assault. But we shall come to the eggs presently; first, the re...   | Read..

Turf war on wasteland called Dumka

Dumka’s Lok Sabha election tomorrow is billed as the acid test for regional heavyweights Shibu Soren and Babulal Marandi, but residents of the state’s so-called ...   | Read..

‘Most challenging’ phase today

Two milkmen were gunned down by militants in Kokrajhar district today, prompting the Assam chief electoral officer to say within hours of the incident that the final phase of...   | Read..

Mizoram, Meghalaya reel under heat

The hill states of the Northeast are blessed with a moderate climate — pleasant in summer and enticingly chilled in winter. But this natural air-conditioning will soon ...   | Read..

Collection scam: SC hints at CBI probe

The Supreme Court today indicated that it would order a CBI probe into the swindling of over Rs 50,000 crore belonging to investors by 44 deposit collection companies, includ...   | Read..
Giriraj Singh at his Patna residence on Tuesday morning. Picture by Sankarshan Thakur
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