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Chief Ministers across India cast their votes

Chief Ministers across India cast their votesThe voting for second phase of 17th Lok Sabha elections underway across India today. Puducherry Chief Minister (CM) V Narayanasamy cast his vote at a polling station as polling is underway for one seat in union territory. Manipur CM N Biren Singh cast his vote in Manipur's Imphal. Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, his wife and son, Janata Dal-Secular-JD(S) candidate from Mandya, Nikhil also cast their votes at a polling station in Bengaluru's Ramanagara. Voting is underway for 14 Parliamentary constituencies in Karnataka. Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palanisamy also cast his vote in Tamil Nadu's Salem district. People of India will exercise their right to vote across nation in 11 states and one union territory. Voting is underway for 95 Parliamentary seats. The third phase of LS polls will be held on April 23.


Dynasty politics isn't an important issue and we aren't bothered about BJP's criticism: HD Kumaraswamy

Dynasty politics isn't an important issue and we aren't bothered about BJP's criticism: HD KumaraswamyThe voting for second phase of 17th Lok Sabha elections is underway across India today. While speaking to ANI after casting his vote in Bengaluru's Ramanagara, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said, "Dynasty politics is not an important issue now, country's problems are the main issue. Only because of dynasty politics and regional politics, this country developed in several states. We are not bothered about criticism from BJP." People of India will exercise their right to vote across nation in 11 states and one union territory. Voting is underway for 95 Parliamentary seats. The third phase of LS polls will be held on April 23.


Due to fear of PM Modi several parties forming alliance: Hema Malini

Due to fear of PM Modi several parties forming alliance: Hema MaliniThe voting for second phase of 17th Lok Sabha elections is underway across India today. Contest for Mathura Lok Sabha seat is also being held today. While speaking to ANI Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Mathura Hema Malini said, "Today, the transformation which you are seeing in Mathura is really good. It is because of my efforts that this place is progressing day by day." "Due to the fear of Prime Minister Narendra Modi several partiers are coming together and creating alliance. There is a huge wave of Modi ji everywhere," she added. People of India will exercise their right to vote across nation in 11 states and one union territory. Voting is underway for 95 Parliamentary seats. The third phase of LS polls will be held on April 23.


L-G Kiran Bedi, Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla cast their votes

L-G Kiran Bedi, Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla cast their votesThe voting for second phase of 17th Lok Sabha elections is underway across India today. Puducherry Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Kiran Bedi cast her vote in Puducherry. Governor of Manipur Najma Heptulla also cast her vote at a polling station in Manipur's Imphal. People of India will exercise their right to vote across nation in 11 states and one union territory. Voting is underway for 95 Parliamentary seats. The third phase of LS polls will be held on April 23.


Politicos cast their votes in Bengaluru

Politicos cast their votes in BengaluruThe voting for second phase of 17th Lok Sabha elections underway across India today. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman casts her vote in Bengaluru at polling booth 54 in Jayanagar of Bangalore South Parliamentary constituency. BJP candidate Tejasvi Surya cast his vote at Girinagar polling booth in Bengaluru. 28-year-old is candidate of BJP from Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat. Union Minister V Sadananda Gowda also cast his vote in Bengaluru along with his family members. People of India will exercise their right to vote across nation in 11 states and one union territory. Voting is underway for 95 Parliamentary seats. The third phase of LS polls will be held on April 23.


Kamal Haasan, daughter Shruti Haasan cast their votes in Chennai

Kamal Haasan, daughter Shruti Haasan cast their votes in ChennaiThe voting for second phase of 17th Lok Sabha elections underway across India today. Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan and his daughter Shruti Haasan cast their votes in Chennai. They have cast their votes at polling station number-27 at Alwarpet Corporation School in Chennai. Voting is underway for 38 Parliamentary seats in Tamil Nadu. People of India will exercise their right to vote across nation in 11 states and one union territory. Voting is underway for 95 Parliamentary seats. The third phase of LS polls will be held on April 23.


Rajinikanth casts his vote in Chennai

Rajinikanth casts his vote in ChennaiThe voting for second phase of 17th Lok Sabha elections underway across India today. Actor turned politician Rajinikanth cast his vote in Chennai. He cast his vote at Stella Maris College for Chennai Central parliamentary constituency. Voting is underway for 38 Parliamentary seats in Tamil Nadu. People of India will exercise their right to vote across nation in 11 states and one union territory. Voting is underway for 95 Parliamentary seats. The third phase of LS polls will be held on April 23.


P Chidambaram, his family cast their votes in Tamil Nadu's Sivaganga

P Chidambaram, his family cast their votes in Tamil Nadu's SivagangaThe voting for second phase of 17th Lok Sabha elections underway across India today. Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram cast his vote at a polling station in Tamil Nadu's Sivaganga district. P Chidambaram's wife Nalini Chidambaram, his son Karti Chidambaram and Karti's wife Srinidi Rangarajan also cast their votes at a polling station in Sivaganga. Karti Chidambaram has been fielded by Congress' from Sivaganga. People of India will exercise their right to vote across nation in 11 states and one union territory. Voting will be cast for 95 Parliamentary seats. Security arrangements have been tightened at all the polling stations. The third phase of LS polls will be held on April 23.


Congress's Sushilkumar Shinde casts his vote in Maharashtra's Solapur

Congress's Sushilkumar Shinde casts his vote in Maharashtra's SolapurThe voting for second phase of 17th Lok Sabha elections is underway across India today. Congress leader Sushilkumar Shinde cast his vote at a polling station in Maharashtra's Solapur along with his wife. "Voters will correct their mistake this time", said Shinde. Shinde is Congress' candidate from Solapur. People of India will exercise their right to vote across nation in 11 states and one union territory. Voting is underway for 95 Parliamentary seats. Security arrangements have been tightened at all the polling stations. The third phase of LS polls will be held on April 23.


Voting for second phase begins

Voting for second phase beginsVoting for second phase of 17th Lok Sabha elections kicked off across India today. People of India will exercise their right to vote across India in 11 states Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and one union territory Puducherry. Voting will be cast for 95 Parliamentary seats. Security arrangements have been tightened at the polling stations. Election Commission has postponed polls for Tripura (East) seat citing the reason of 'prevailing law and order situation not conducive to hold elections'. President Ram Nath Kovind rescinded polls in Vellore over EC's recommendation over seizures of massive amount of illegal cash. Next (3rd) phase of LS polls will be held on April 23.


CPI explodes an IED targeting a polling vehicle, polling officer shot dead

CPI explodes an IED targeting a polling vehicle, polling officer shot deadCommunist Party of India (Maoists) exploded an IED targeting a polling vehicle in Odisha's Phulbani on Wednesday. They later opened fire at the vehicle. A polling officer was shot dead in the incident. The firing happened near Barla village under Gochhapada police limit in Kandhamal district.


My dream is to find India's fastest bowler some day: Brett Lee

My dream is to find India's fastest bowler some day: Brett LeeFormer Australian cricketer Brett Lee attended the Cricket Australia- Runwal Group Enterprise event in Mumbai, where he talked about the future of cricket in India and their potential. Lee said, "It's a good opportunity for me because I think here is more passion and love for cricket. After passion for India, I also have a dream and my dream is to find one day India's fastest bowler. It will take some time but I think people of this association will definitely do it. I want to see more young AND fast bowlers coming along, and it is something, I can look at with association of this group. It's all about having right opportunity and correct training and also right guidance. This project will help younger children to change their cricketing careers and who knows if we find next Kohli or MS Dhoni. �


Niti Aayog CEO counters Azim Premji University report on job loss during 2016-2018

Niti Aayog CEO counters Azim Premji University report on job loss during 2016-2018Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday reacted on Azim Premji University report regarding job loss during 2016-2018. Countering the report and referring the development works, schemes and statistics of Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) and Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), Kant said that there is increase in job creations in the country. At least 50 lakh countrymen lost their jobs between 2016 and 2018, reveals a report prepared by the Azim Premji University. The report titled 'State of Working India' has been prepared by the university's Centre for Sustainable Employment.


Vicky Kaushal's next to be action-based superhero movie

Vicky Kaushal's next to be action-based superhero movieBollywood actor Vicky Kaushal's next untitled film with director Aditya Dhar, and producer Ronnie Screwvala "will be an action-based superhero film, set in modern times," announced film critic Taran Adarsh today. "Xclusiv info on #Uri team's [actor Vicky Kaushal, director Aditya Dhar, producer Ronnie Screwvala] next film... Will be an action-based superhero film, set in modern times," Adarsh tweeted. In another tweet, Adarsh added, "Parts will be shot in India. Major portions will be filmed abroad. VFX will be done by the biggest studios internationally. Can turn out to be one of the biggest films ever made here." On Tuesday, Adarsh announced that Kaushal, Dhar, and Screwvala, are coming together yet again for a period drama after their blockbuster, 'Uri: The Surgical Strike.' "BIGGG NEWS. Uri team reunites for a period war film. Actor Vicky Kaushal, director Aditya Dhar and producer Ronnie Screwvala. The film [not titled yet] will be shot all over India. Mid-2020 release," he had said. The movie is expected to hit the silver screens in mid-2020. Meanwhile, 'Masaan' actor would be seen in Shoojit Sircar's next 'Udham Singh' and Karan Johar's 'Takht'.


EC's flying squad conducts search at former Puducherry CM N Rangaswamy's residence

EC's flying squad conducts search at former Puducherry CM N Rangaswamy's residenceA flying squad of the Election Commission conducted a checking at the residential premises of All India NR Congress chief and former chief minister of Puducherry N Rangaswamy today. The leader was later spotted at a shop watching the news regarding the search at his residence. The search was conducted with less than 24 hours left for voting for the Puduchery Lok Sabha constituency that is scheduled for April 18.


EC's flying squad raids AIADMK leader's residence

EC's flying squad raids AIADMK leader's residenceElection Commission's flying squad on Wednesday conducted a raid at the residence of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) leader Devadas. The EC officials searched the house and AIADMK leader's vehicles. The Election Commission raided at the AIADMK leader just a day ahead of phase 2 Lok Sabha elections. 12 states and 1 union territory will vote to elect representatives on 97 seats.


Kolkata's The '42 becomes India's tallest building, Here are top 5 tallest in India

Kolkata's The '42 becomes India's tallest building, Here are top 5 tallest in IndiaThe '42' in Kolkata has pipped south Mumbai's 'The Imperial' as India's tallest building


Congress president has lost the confidence of people of India: Piyush Goyal

Congress president has lost the confidence of people of India: Piyush GoyalUnion Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that the Congress party president Rahul Gandhi has lost the confidence of people of India. Speaking to mediapersons at Alleppey in Kerala, Goyal said, "The BJP and our partners in the NDA are poised for a huge victory in the elections. The BJP and its partners will get a two-third majority in India. The very fact that the Congress president is afraid of defeat in Amethi is their backyard for so many years. Due to this he has to run all the way backyard to Wayanad and there also he has to fight against his own partner the CPM. How will you fight against your opponent without saying a word against your opponent? It clearly shows that the Congress party president has lost the confidence of people of India. He is today a person who has no popularity. I am sure that people of Kerala will defeat Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad so that in next election he has to look for a constituency in some other country. We are receiving huge support in every constituency that we are going. People want an honest and development oriented government. They want a strong leader like Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will protect the country."


Priyanka Chopra makes for a stunning bride on Vogue cover

Priyanka Chopra makes for a stunning bride on Vogue coverPriyanka Chopra Jonas' stunning Ralph Lauren gown has been the talk of the town ever since her Jaipur wedding. The actor has now perfectly recreated the magic on the cover of Vogue magazine. The 'Quantico' star took to Instagram to post a picture of her as the cover girl for the magazine's wedding issue. "My fairytale, Thank you Vogue Netherlands for making me your first cover girl of the Love and Wedding issue," the caption read. In the picture, Priyanka can be seen wearing her white embroidered Ralph Lauren wedding gown, gazing through her beautiful veil. The actor tied the knot with Nick Jonas in two elaborate ceremonies at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jaipur. On December 1, they exchanged vows as per Christian traditions and on December 2, they tied the knot as per Hindu wedding rituals. For the Christian wedding ceremony, the couple opted for stunning Ralph Lauren outfits, and for the Hindu wedding, Priyanka chose a red Sabyasachi lehenga coupled with diamond jewellery, while Nick looked every bit a 'desi-dulha' in a golden sherwani. On the work front, Priyanka will be seen sharing screen space with Mindy Kaling in a film that revolves around a big wedding in India and the ensuing culture clashes. She has also wrapped up shooting for the film 'The Sky is Pink' which also stars Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim. Helmed by Shonali Bose, 'The Sky is Pink' is slated to release on October 11.


I-T raids: Govt agencies have been exploited in last 5 years, says Kanimozhi

I-T raids: Govt agencies have been exploited in last 5 years, says KanimozhiWhile speaking to ANI on Income-Tax (I-T) raids being conducted at her residence in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi on Tuesday, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Member of Parliament (MP) Kanimozhi said, "Over the last five years, every government agencies have been exploited. They have become a part of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)." "Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Enforcement Directorate (ED), Reserve Bank of India (RBI), I-T and Election Commission of India (ECI) all has been compromised. Only opposition leaders are being targeted repeatedly," she added.


BJP made Ram Nath Kovind President to win Gujarat state polls: Ashok Gehlot

BJP made Ram Nath Kovind President to win Gujarat state polls: Ashok GehlotRajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday claimed that the top BJP leadership made Ram Nath Kovind President of India to win the 2018 Gujarat Assembly elections and dropped senior leader L.K. Advani who, Gehlot said, was in line for the top constitutional post. Gehlot added that he has learnt about this alleged information through a news article.


Watch: Kanhaiya Kumar faces protest during roadshow in Bihar's Begusarai

Watch: Kanhaiya Kumar faces protest during roadshow in Bihar's BegusaraiKanhaiya Kumar, who is contesting from Bihar's Begusarai on the ticket of the Communist Party of India (CPI-M) faced protest by locals during roadshow. During his election campaign angry locals surrounded former JNUSU president and question him on his 'azaadi' slogans.


22 dead in MP and Rajasthan due to storm and rain

22 dead in MP and Rajasthan due to storm and rainParts of northern India were hit by a severe storm. Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh were the areas which were affected largely. Total 16 people died across Madhya Pradesh in last two days due to heavy rain, storm and lightning. The weather condition had also affected the grain market in Agar Malwa of the state. Six people died in Rajasthan due to the storm and rain. Farmers of the region suffered huge loss as their crops were damaged.


Imran Khan's statement on PM Modi could be Congress' ploy: Sitharaman

Imran Khan's statement on PM Modi could be Congress' ploy: SitharamanIn an exclusive interview to ANI on Wednesday, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's statement 'India-Pak have better chance of settling Kashmir issue only if Modi's BJP wins' said, "Such statements come around elections in India and also there have been eminent Congress leaders who've gone there to seek help 'Modi hatane ke liye madad karo business'. I wonder if this is also part of scheme of things which have been put forth by the Congress' side."


Pakistanis themselves claimed the Balakot attack: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Pakistanis themselves claimed the Balakot attack: Defence Minister Nirmala SitharamanWhile speaking to ANI, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the question 'why is international media not willing to believe India's explanation on Balakot' said, "Has there been any one government questioning us and therefore staying away from extending their support 'saying your claims are not verifiable?' In any case it is not we who claimed it; subsequently Pakistanis themselves claimed the Balakot attack."


"Do you believe in Forgiveness?" Vivek Oberoi to Salman Khan

"Do you believe in Forgiveness?" Vivek Oberoi to Salman KhanVivek Oberoi has been in the news lately for his film "PM Narendra Modi" whose release was stalled by the election commission of India. Vivek Oberoi recently spoke about his work and life. In the section's rapid-fire segment he was asked what question he would ask some people if they had been administered with the truth serum.


LS polls: BJP delegation visited EC in Patna over Navjot Singh Sidhu's statement

LS polls: BJP delegation visited EC in Patna over Navjot Singh Sidhu's statementThe delegation of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) visited the Election Commission of India (ECI) in Patna today. Speaking to ANI, Vice-President of BJP in Bihar, Devesh Kumar said, "We met Election Commission and made them aware of Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's statement made at a rally in Bihar's Katihar today. They said they have seen the footage and have assured us that necessary actions will be taken."


Cows walk the ramp to celebrate traditional New Year in Assam

Cows walk the ramp to celebrate traditional New Year in AssamPeople of Barpeta district Assam state, celebrated the first day of the arrival of traditional New Year on April 15, with a cow fashion show. Cows, revered as a sacred animal in the Hindu belief system, have also been an integral part of the majority agriculture-based culture of India. The celebrations of Assamese New Year, 'Bohag Bihu' span over seven days and the first day is 'Goru Bihu' dedicated to cows. The cows were adorned with accessories, flowers, and colourful clothing before walking on grass ramp amid cheers from visitors. In the neighbouring Siliguri, people came together, dressed up in traditional attires, to celebrate the Bengali New Year as well. The celebrations were marked by worship, folk dancing, and singing.


LS polls: Necessary to control people whose tongue slips while speaking, says Mallikarjun Kharge

LS polls: Necessary to control people whose tongue slips while speaking, says Mallikarjun KhargeAmid the Lok Sabha elections, speaking to ANI on various political issues and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan, Maneka Gandhi facing campaign ban for violating Model Code of Conduct (MCC), veteran Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said, "Those who can't control their mouth are now banned by the Election Commission of India (ECI). But, they would have done this before. When the Supreme Court (SC) asked them, then they reacted to the incident which isn't good." "Every time SC will not guide you on such issues so, it is necessary to control such people whose tongue usually slips," Kharge added.


CPI candidate for Inner Manipur Nara Singh conducts roadshow on final day of campaign

CPI candidate for Inner Manipur Nara Singh conducts roadshow on final day of campaignOn the final day of campaigning for second phase of Lok Sabha polls, Communist Party of India (CPI) candidate for Inner Manipur Lok Sabha constituency M Nara Singh conducted a roadshow in his constituency. After the roadshow, Singh said, "There is an upsurge especially among young people, they want to support me and they suggested that they wanted to have a roadshow because today is the last day so I thought its better. People are coming from various walks of life and they have voluntarily come out with their vehicles. They have judged themselves according to whatever changes they have seen, changing sides, deceiving people. People want such kind of a man who has got stable mind with a solid ideology. I have felt such kind of expression, I think I have started the success of my political career now." Lok Sabha polls in the state will be held for one out of two seats on April 18. Voting for Outer Manipur Lok Sabha constituency was held on April 11.


Teaser of Arjun Kapoor-starrer 'India's Most Wanted' out now

Teaser of Arjun Kapoor-starrer 'India's Most Wanted' out nowThe official teaser of Raj Kumar Gupta's 'India's Most Wanted,' starring Arjun Kapoor in the lead role, released on Tuesday. The 92-second teaser gives us a peek into several blasts that took place from 2007 to 2013 and the cities which were targeted. Kapoor shared the teaser on his Twitter handle. "The unbelievable story of the manhunt for India's Osama. An operation that had no guns, only guts. Watch the #IndiasMostWantedTeaser now," he wrote alongside the teaser video. The film, which is said to be based on true events, is about the five men who save the lives of a billion people by hunting down India's Osama. It is produced by Raj Kumar Gupta, Myra Karn, and Fox Star Studios. The film is scheduled to release on May 24.


Your vote in 2019 will take India to new heights: PM Modi

Your vote in 2019 will take India to new heights: PM ModiPrime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public rally in Bhatapara, Chhattisgarh on Tuesday. He said, "The way country is moving forward, it is the result of the vote you gave in 2014. Now in 2019, your another vote will take Chhattisgarh and India to new heights. Congress and its alliance have lost their sleep because of the wave of Bharatiya Janata Party in the country."


Strict action should be taken against Azam Khan for using cheap language: Chirag Paswan

Strict action should be taken against Azam Khan for using cheap language: Chirag PaswanAmid the Lok Sabha elections, speaking to ANI on various political issues, chairman of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Chirag Paswan said, "Statement said by Azam Khan on Jaya Prada was really shameful and highly condemnable. This is quite shocking and alarming for me that there is some leader who can use such type of cheap language." "Though, the Election Commission of India (ECI) took cognisance of this matter but the action taken against him was not enough. More strict actions should be taken against him as soon as possible," Paswan added.


4 Railway employees suspended for issuing tickets with PM Modi's image

4 Railway employees suspended for issuing tickets with PM Modi's imageThe Election Commission of India (ECI) suspended four Indian Railways' employees, including two reservation clerks, one Chief Reservation Supervisor and a Commercial Inspector after tickets with the photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi printed on them was issued to passengers at the Barabanki railway station due to violation of Moral Code of Conduct (MCC) on Monday. Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Sandeep Gupta said, "On 13 April, when shift changes, the old roll featuring Prime Minister was mistakenly used. However, we were directed to use a new roll after the MCC came into effect. As boxes of both the rolls were same, the employees mistakenly took out the box which had an old roll." Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh are being held from April 11 and will go on till May 19 in all seven phases. Counting of votes will take place on May 23."


Bangladeshi actor Ferdous should be arrested for breach of visa rules: BJP's JP Majumdar

Bangladeshi actor Ferdous should be arrested for breach of visa rules: BJP's JP MajumdarAfter meeting with Election Commission (EC) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jay Prakash Majumdar on Bangladeshi actor Ferdous's campaign for TMC said said, "We understand that foreign nationals can't participate in electioneering process in India. When TMC is using Bangladeshi nationals (actor Ferdous) for campaigning, they are breaking the rules. He should be arrested for breach of visa rules."


Fighting from Kerala to represent 'different viewpoints' of India: Rahul Gandhi

Fighting from Kerala to represent 'different viewpoints' of India: Rahul GandhiCongress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that he chose to fight from Kerala, other than his traditional Amethi Lok Sabha seat, because he wanted to give a message that 'India is not just one perspective' rather it is 'millions and millions of different viewpoint' which are 'important' for the country. "I normally fight the election from Amethi in north India but this time I chose to give a message to south India by fighting from Kerala. I wanted to give a message that India is not just one perspective, India is not just one idea, India is million and millions of different viewpoint, different perspectives and all of those are important to us," Gandhi said at a public rally in Kerala's Kollam.


Congress will beat BJP in election but won't use violence: Rahul Gandhi

Congress will beat BJP in election but won't use violence: Rahul GandhiWhile addressing a public rally, Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Kerala's Kollam on Tuesday said, "As PM said 'Congress mukt Bharat', meaning we'll erase idea of Congress from India. What Congress says to Narendra Modi is we don't agree with you. We'll fight you to convince you, you're wrong. We'll beat you in election but we won't use violence against you."


Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed campaigns for Trinamool Congress, oppositions oppose

Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed campaigns for Trinamool Congress, oppositions opposeBangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed held a massive roadshow for All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) in West Bengal on Monday. He campaigned in North Dinajpur's Raiganj parliamentary constituency. Though, actor's involvement with AITC brought stir among several other opposition parties.


LS polls: Mayawati opens up about EC banning her from election campaigning

LS polls: Mayawati opens up about EC banning her from election campaigningmediapersons in UP's Lucknow regarding Election Commission of India banning her from election campaigning. She told media about the reasons behind banning her. She said, "EC said that on April 7, 2019 in Saharanpur, we broke the code of conduct in our speech. And, they banned us from election campaigning for 48 hours starting from 6 am on Tuesday. They also said that they watched our speech and I gave an inflammatory speech that also encourages the mutual differences. They also said that we should not have delivered such speeches where votes become one-sided." Mayawati further said, "EC's show-cause notice on April 11didn't allege that we delivered an inciting speech, it had only 1 allegation that we were asking for votes on name of 1 particular community"


Group of NRI professionals campaign for PM Modi in LS polls

Group of NRI professionals campaign for PM Modi in LS pollsMany NRI professionals like doctors, engineers, businessmen, IT employees came to India to show their support in Lok Sabha election 2019. Around 1,700 NRIs landed in India and among them, 250 are from Gujarat. NRIs are prioritising largest democratic festival over their profession back in abroad and their motivation is PM Modi. Impressed and influenced with the development of country under the leadership of current government, they are doing door to door campaign with the mission of 'NaMo Again'. Anar Mehta, an NRI based in Boston said, "I am inclined towards Modi because he has done a lot for women safety, gas cylinder, triple talaq and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao."


People of all faiths attend the urs of a Sufi saint in Srinagar

People of all faiths attend the urs of a Sufi saint in SrinagarSufism has entrenched itself at the center of cultural and spiritual life in India especially in Jammu and Kashmir. The state has the richest reservoir of the Sufi tradition that forms an integral part of the people's ethos and also informs their lives. The tombs of Sufi saints can be located in almost every village of the Kashmir valley and are thronged by people of all faiths which can be characterized as a unique form of devotional culture in Kashmir within the bosom of Islam. So, to give you a glimpse of this culture, let's take you to the Urs of Sufi saint in Srinagar that was recently attended by people irrespective of their caste and community.


Demonetisation, GST reasons for highest unemployment in 45 years: Rahul Gandhi

Demonetisation, GST reasons for highest unemployment in 45 years: Rahul GandhiCongress president Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying that India's unemployment is 45-year high reason being demonetisation and goods and services tax (GST). He said, "Modi ji took out crores of money from Indian economy. He took out money from the system. Today India has most unemployment in 45 years because of demonetisation and goods and services tax (GST)."


BJP's women wing stage protest against Azam Khan over controversial statement on Jaya Prada

BJP's women wing stage protest against Azam Khan over controversial statement on Jaya PradaWomen's wing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) protested against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan in Bihar today. This protest was held after he gave controversial statement on BJP candidate and former actress Jaya Prada. He purportedly said that the colour of the underwear of Jaya Prada is Khaki. Showing their anger, women wing burnt the effigy of Azam Khan on street. They also demanded that the Election Commission of India (ECI) should take strict action against him and he should be hanged for using such language.


Meteorological Department predicts near normal South West monsoon this year

Meteorological Department predicts near normal South West monsoon this yearIndia Meteorological Department has predicted near normal South West monsoon, this year. Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences said, "In 2019, we are going to have a near normal monsoon. Southward monsoon seasonal rainfall for the country as a whole is likely to be near normal."


NSUI workers garland CM Gehlot with lemons and chillies

NSUI workers garland CM Gehlot with lemons and chilliesRajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was garlanded with lemons and chillies by National Students' Union of India (NSUI) workers at an event in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. He was garlanded to prevent him of BJP's 'jinx'. All 25 Lok Sabha seats of Rajasthan will go to polls in two phases on April 29 and May 6.


Twitter loses its mind as Rishab Pant is not included in World Cup squad

Twitter loses its mind as Rishab Pant is not included in World Cup squadVeteran Dinesh Karthik pipped young turk Rishabh Pant in the fight for the second wicketkeeper's slot in India's 15-strong squad announced on Monday for the ICC World Cup starting May 30 in England.


World Cup 2019: BCCI announces 15-member Indian squad in Mumbai

World Cup 2019: BCCI announces 15-member Indian squad in MumbaiAhead of the World Cup 2019, while addressing a press conference in Mumbai, Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary announced the 15-member squad for Indian cricket team. The Indian team for World Cup comprises-Virat Kohli as captain, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni as wicket-keeper, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Kartik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohd Shami. The senior selection committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has selected the World Cup squad. Chairman of selectors committee, MSK Prasad said, "All of us felt that either Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Kartik will only come into playing XI if Mahi is injured. If it is a crucial match, wicket-keeping also matters, so that is the only reason why we went ahead with Dinesh Kartik otherwise Rishabh Pant was almost there." Cricket World Cup 2019 will kick off in England and Wales on May 30.


Poster of Arjun Kapoor starrer 'India's Most Wanted' out now

Poster of Arjun Kapoor starrer 'India's Most Wanted' out nowArjun Kapoor, on Monday, put out on his Instagram handle the poster of his upcoming film 'India's Most Wanted'. "I am proud to present to all of you, an unbelievable story inspired by true events. Teaser out tomorrow. Indias Most Wanted," the caption read.The film is helmed by Raj Kumar Gupta who directed movies like 'No One Killed Jessica' and 'Raid' will release its teaser tomorrow.The 'Ki and Ka' actor is also busy with the filming of 'Panipat', which is being directed by Ashutosh Gowariker.The historical drama also features Sanjay Dutt, Kriti Sanon and Madhuri Dixit in lead roles and is based on the third battle of Panipat, which was fought between Marathas and Ahmad Shah Abdali in 1761.The film 'India's Most Wanted' is slated to hit the silver screen on May 24.


BSP has the highest bank balance among all parties

BSP has the highest bank balance among all partiesThe Party that got nil in 2014 Lok Sabha polls has the biggest bank balance among all political parties in India. The expenditure report submitted by Bahujan Samaj Party to the Election Commission on February 25 states that it has Rs 669 crore deposited in eight accounts in public sector banks.


LS polls: At 102, India's oldest voter Shyam Negi ready to vote again

LS polls: At 102, India's oldest voter Shyam Negi ready to vote againIndia's first voter, 102-year-old Shyam Saran Negi is all set to vote again. He feels proud that he has voted in every general election since 1951. At the age of 102, he is very excited to vote again in the upcoming Lok Sabha Election. The voting for four Lok Sabha seats in Himachal Pradesh will be held on May 19.


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