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HindustanTimes Fri,25 Apr 2014

India

Constable killed, 2 hurt in Kokrajhar election violence

A police constable was killed and two others were injured in a clash in Assam’s communally sensitive Kokrajhar constituency in the third and last phase of polls in the state on Thursday.

Modi wave makes a big splash as Varanasi spills onto streets

It was a hero’s welcome that awaited Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi here. It also highlighted, largely in the saffron colour, the burden of expectations he has to carry as the BJP’s prime ministerial choice.

Punjab police scuttle Sonia’s road-show

Politicians love them, but there is nothing the security establishment hates more about Indian elections — heavily-guarded politicians trying to reach out to unmarked people at road-shows.

Cong finally makes its point with just 48 hrs of Priyanka in action

A day after the departure of Priyanka Gandhi from Rae Bareli — where she spent 48 hours addressing 24 public meetings — a few Congressmen are engaged in an interesting conversation.

Fire kills family of 6 in Delhi, mother suspect

A family of six was burnt to death in southeast Delhi’s Zakir Nagar on Thursday after a 30-year-old woman allegedly set her husband and four children on fire before immolating herself.

Chhattisgarh records 66% voter turnout

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.

Jharkhand records 63.55% polling

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.

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

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.

Indian Navy refuses Chinese navy chief’s request

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.

Former US test site sues India, other nuclear powers

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.

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

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.

Over 77% polling in Assam, two killed in violence

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.

66% voter turnout in 10 seats of Madhya Pradesh

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.

Bengal records heavy polling, 82% turnout

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.

Live: 27.52% polling recorded till 1 pm in Maharashtra

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.
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