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LS polls: 180 million vote for 117 seats in phase six tomorrow

The second biggest phase of the staggered electoral fight to govern India will play out on Thursday, giving more than 180 million voters the right to have their say across 117 Lok Sabha seats.

Shazia Ilmi says she used 'communal' word in an ironic manner

More than 24 hours after a video clip showing AAP leader Shazia Ilmi exhorting Muslims to be "more communal" went viral, the party has not taken any action against her on Wednesday but just said her choice of words was wrong.

Varanasi may go the Modi way, but Kejriwal will give tough fight

Many Varanasi residents believe BJP's Narendra Modi is the solution to all their problems with his development agenda and PM nominee status, reports Darpan Singh.

Mumbai: St Xavier principal defends election advice after BJP protests

The principal of St Xavier's College in Mumbai has courted a controversy after sending an advisory to his students which is critical of Narendra Modi's 'Gujarat Model' of development.

Notice to Azam Khan for abusing EC

Expressing deep concern for repeatedly violating the model code, the Election Commission on Wednesday sought explanation from Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for making objectionable remarks against the Constitutional body.

Corpses in Korean ferry reveal attempts to escape

South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing.

Fear rules strife-torn Kokrajhar?

Nearly two years after deadly ethnic riots led to more than 100 deaths and displaced over 4.5 lakh people in Kokrajhar region of Assam, fear and tension prevails.

Possible MH370 debris found on Australian coast

Unidentified material washed up on the Australian coastline is being investigated for possible links to a Malaysian jetliner that disappeared more than seven weeks ago with 239 people on board, the Australian authorities said on Wednesday.

Uddhav ahead in battle of Senas after Modi boost

At an election rally at Bandra-Kurla Complex, Narendra Modi sent out a clear message to his supporters, that they should be wary of outsiders. In other words, that they should vote for the Shiv Sena and not the MNS.

LS polls: Mystery of the missing Manpreet Badal

Congress candidate Manpreet Singh Badal’s rival with a similar name, and from the same Badal village, has gone missing after filing his nomination for the Bathinda Lok Sabha seat. Even his mother does not know the son’s whereabouts.

Demolition drive starts in Delhi's wildlife sanctuary

About 10 days after the Hindustan Times revealed how illegally-built sprawling farmhouses have wiped out hundreds of acres of precious forestland in south Delhi's Asola Bhatti wildlife sanctuary, the forest department has finally set out on a demolition drive.

Mini skirts at Jama Masjid provoked Bhatkal: cops

Foreigners wearing mini skirts and entering Jama Masjid here prompted Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his aides to commit terror strike at the historic mosque in September 2010, the Delhi Police has told a court in Delhi.

Pak army wants Hamid Mir's TV channel closed

Pakistan's defence ministry has asked for the country's top-rating television channel to be shut down after it broadcast allegations blaming an intelligence agency for shooting a leading journalist, officials said Wednesday.

Jharkhand court issues warrants against Giriraj

Arrest warrants were on Wednesday issued by a local court against former Bihar minister and BJP leader Giriraj Singh for his inflammatory speech during a poll meet in the district.

AAP's Somnath Bharti beaten by alleged BJP supporters in Varanasi

Aam Aadmi Party leader and former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti was thrashed allegedly by BJP supporters during filming of a television show in Varanasi on Wednesday, news channel visuals showed.
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