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India

Couple, three children charred to death in Delhi

Five members of a family including three minor children were charred to death in a fire at their rented house in the Zakir Nagar area on Wednesday night in a suspected case of suicide.

Chhattisgarh records 66% voter turnout

Voting
According to the chief electoral officer Sunil Kujur, around 66 % of the 1.18 crore voters exercised their franchise in the 14474 booths across the seven Lok Sabha segments to decide the fate of 155 candidates in the fray.

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Jharkhand records 63.55% polling

Assam voters
Altogether 63.55% polling was recorded on Thursday in the third and final phase of polling in four Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand. Polling was held in Dhanbad, Dumka, Raj Mahal and Godda Lok Sabha constituencies.

HT SPECIAL
Indian Navy refuses Chinese navy chief’s request

An Indian Navy ship
The Indian Navy had to politely refuse an unusual request from the Chinese navy chief, Wu Shengli, when he came aboard stealth warship INS Shivalik and wanted to be shown the Combat Information Centre (CII) or the all-important tactical room of the frigate.

UTTAR PRADESH
Over 60% voters cast ballot in UP; 13% more than 2009

Voting

More than 60% voters on Thursday exercised their franchise in Uttar Pradesh, where polling was held in 12 seats in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections to decide the fate of 188 candidates.

madhya pradesh
66% voter turnout in 10 seats of Madhya Pradesh

electronic voting machine

Around 66% electors voted in Madhya Pradesh's 10 Lok Sabha seats and one assembly constituency on Thursday. The figure was an impressive improvement from the 2009 LS polls tally of 54% in the 10 constituencies.

MAHARASHTRA
Live: 27.52% polling recorded till 1 pm in Maharashtra

Elections
Voting in 19 Lok Sabha constituencies of Maharashtra began, marking the third and final round of voting in the state. A total of 338 candidates, including heavyweights such as Milind Deora and Gurudas Kamat, among others, are in the fray.

'Kids born out of live-in relationship not illegitimate'

supreme court
The Supreme Court has clarified that children born out of a live-in relationship, where the man and woman lived together for a long time as husband and wife, could not be called illegitimate.

Former US test site sues India, other nuclear powers

anti-nuke demonstration in Taipei
The tiny Pacific republic of the Marshall Islands, scene of massive US nuclear tests in the 1950s, sued the United States and eight other nuclear-armed countries including India on Thursday, accusing them of failing in their obligation to negotiate nuclear disarmament.

ASSAM
Live: 55% voting recorded in Assam 3 pm

Assam Lok Sabha elections

Over 55% voting was recorded till 3 pm on Thursday during the third and final phase of polling in Assam's six Lok Sabha seats.

WEST BENGAL
Bengal records heavy polling, 82% turnout

Assam voters
All six constituencies saw impressive polling percentage. Raiganj recorded 79.78%, Balurghat 82.84%, Maldah North 80.67%, Maldah South 80.16%, Jangipur 76.93% and Murshidabad 82.24% voting.

No immediate decision on Lokpal: Centre to SC

SC
Centre today informed SC that it will not take any immediate decision on the appointment of chairperson and members of the Lokpal, hinting the decision might be left to the new government.
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