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Live: Voting begins in Maharashtra; Shinde, Sule in fray

Supriya Sule
Nearly 32.5 million voters will decide the fate of 358 candidates including Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde, former chief minister Ashok Chavan and Supriya Sule in Maharashtra's second round of polling on Thursday.

Live: Voting begins for 121 seats in 12 states

Key candidates
Polling began on Thursday in 121 constituencies spread across 12 states in round five -- the single largest leg -- of the nine-phase Lok Sabha elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won 44 of these seats in 2009 and the Congress 37.

Other Stories

Is the TDP-BJP alliance in trouble?

Chandrababu Naidu
The Telegu Desam Party-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance, which was sealed only a few days back after prolonged discussions, appears to be under strain.

Mulayam slams EC for ban on Azam Khan speeches

Mulayam Singh Yadav addressing a rally at Moradabad
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav condemned the Election Commission for banning election campaign speeches by Azam Khan, saying the poll watchdog was "taking impractical decisions sitting indoors".

Anna Hazare's office gets threat calls

Anna Hazare
The callers have been threatening Hazare with dire consequences if Nationalist Congress Party candidate Padamsinh Patil loses the coming Lok Sabha election from Osmanabad constituency.

Photo Essay

Mask your politics, make it clear

Poll Mania
True Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal supporters never hide. They wear masks of their leaders and go around drumming up support for them. Here is our photo essay on supporters of various politicians wearing masks of their leaders.

Jharkhand: Six seats go to polls in second round

Subodh Kant Sahai
Over 8.5 million voters across six constituencies are expected choose their pick among the 106 candidates in the fray.

Lok Sabha polls
Alleged killers, arsonists and rapist are in the fray today

Poll Mania
In the crucial fifth leg of the staggered elections, 16% candidates with shady criminal records will test their political fortunes. About 10% of them face serious charges, such as assault, arson or rape.

Saradha scam: ED arrests Sudipta Sen's absconding wife, son

Sudipta Sen
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday night arrested the wife and son of the alleged kingpin of the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam accused Sudipta Sen in a money laundering case.

We thought people would praise our decision to quit Delhi govt: Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said he committed a "mistake" of not consulting people before resigning as chief minister of Delhi. "I think we made a mistake on (the issue of) resignation. Resignation in principle was (however) right," Kejriwal said.

Kejriwal vs Modi: AAP opens war room in Varanasi

AAP Arvind Kejriwal
The AAP on Wednesday opened its war room in Varanasi's Mahmoorganj area, opening up a new front in the high-profile battle between Arvind Kejriwal and Narendra Modi.

Willing to defreeze Sahara accounts, says SC

Subrata Roy
The Supreme Court on Wednesday did not give any relief to Subrata Roy, but said it was willing to defreeze the company’s bank accounts and allow it to sell properties to raise Rs. 10,000 crore, the amount fixed by the court for the Sahara chief’s release.
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