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india Updated: Jul 22, 2013 18:11 IST

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Four people have been reportedly killed in Birbhum as the fourth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls began on Monday amidst more violence and it was a moment the entire Bollywood was waiting for, when SRK and Salman Khan, who had a fight on Katrina Kaif’s birthday a few years ago and even forced the industry to pick sides, huged each other at MLA Baba Siddique’s iftaar party. Here are some of the most read stories on the website.

Bengal's countryside bleeds as panchayat polls enter 4th phase
Four people have been reportedly killed in Birbhum as the fourth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls began on Monday amidst more violence.
Moreover, one woman allegedly raped, over 25 houses were set on fire, 70 dwellings were looted and ransacked and bombs hurled discriminately. Hundreds of Trinamool Congress supporters allegedly attacked Opposition CPI(M) and RSP workers in the villages of Nirdeshkhali and Panikhali in Basanti’s Phoolmancha, as the police took their own sweet time to arrive at the scene of violence.

Shah Rukh, Salman Khan patch up after 5 years, hug each other at iftaar party
It was a moment the entire Bollywood was waiting for. SRK and Salman Khan, who had a fight on Katrina Kaif’s birthday a few years ago and even forced the industry to pick sides, hugged each other at MLA Baba Siddique’s iftaar party. The entire room cheered on and clapped.

At least 73 dead in twin China quakes
Rescuers rushed to find victims buried by twin shallow earthquakes in northwest China Monday after the double tremors killed 73 people and injured almost 600, officials said. The tremors in Gansu province -- with magnitudes of 5.9 and 5.6 -- set off landslides which buried often crudely constructed local houses, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

Britain awaits royal baby, Kate Middleton admitted to hospital
Prince William's wife, Kate, was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital in central London in the early stages of labor, palace officials said on Monday. Kate - also known as the Duchess of Cambridge- is expected to give birth in the private Lindo Wing of the hospital, where Princess Diana gave birth to William and his younger brother, Prince Harry. She will be looked after by a top-notch medical team led by royal gynecologist Dr. Marcus Setchell.