The action in the Lok Sabha elections is on the ground and in polling booths, but many a battle line is being drawn in the digital space, much of it on Twitter. Here is the lowdown on the frenetic political activity on the site.
BJP president Rajnath Singh on Thursday accused Congress president Sonia Gandhi of "betraying the country" by not taking up the post of the prime minister in 2004.
After a show of strength on the streets of Varanasi, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday filed his nomination papers for one of the most keenly watched contests in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
In his characteristic style, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal tried to strike a chord with the people of Varanasi on Wednesday. "I am a fakir," he told them repeatedly.
Killing of three polling officials and five policemen returning from election duty by suspected Maoists on Thursday evening marked the end of the three-phased polling for Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The EC may have issued strictures against opinion polls in order to ensure that voter preferences don’t get affected during the polls. But attempts are underway to use the multi-phased polls to shape voter preferences on the ground.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday dismissed that there was any Modi wave in the country and said it was a creation of the media. He also urged all citizens to participate in the democratic process and cast their vote.
Considering the record number of criminal cases against him, SP Udayakumar, the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the iconic Kanyakumari seat could be a notorious criminal. Only that he is no thug but India’s best-known anti-nuclear campaigner.
India’s June-September monsoon will likely be weak, the India Meteorological Department said in its official forecast Thursday. It put the odds of an El Nino, a weather pattern that puts India and Australia at higher risks of a drought, at 60%, in line with some global projections.
Sonia Gandhi on took on Narendra Modi in his bastion questioning his Gujarat development model and asking voters not to elect the forces whose ideology hinges on "hardline" thinking and "hatred".