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Fifth phase: Polling for 51 Lok Sabha seats underway

Polling is underway for phase 5 of Lok Sabha elections on Monday. Here are some interesting nuggets about this phase. * 51 Lok Sabha constituencies across 7 states headed for polls * Over 8.75 crore voters to decide fate of…

Cyclone Fani: Jagannath Temple suffers minor damages

The 12th century Shree Jagannath temple in Puri has suffered minor damages due to cyclone ‘Fani’ that ripped apart the holy town on Friday, officials said Sunday. “Yes, there has been minor damages to the temple, but the main structure…

Amethi gets ready for Rahul vs Smriti on May 6

The way my father was dedicated to the welfare of people of Amethi, my brother, too, is committed, said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as she tried to strike an emotional chord with the voters. Sitting MP and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi…

AAP MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa joins Congress in Punjab

In a setback to the AAP ahead of the Lok Sabha election in Punjab, its another legislator, Amarjit Singh Sandoa, joined the Congress Saturday in the presence of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. Sandoa, who represents Roopnagar in the Assembly, is…

Lucknow will be ‘cakewalk’ for Rajnath: BJP

Winning this Lok Sabha seat, which the BJP has held since 1991, will be a “cakewalk” for Union minister Rajnath Singh, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma claimed, even as SP’s Poonam Sinha seeks to give a tough fight to the…

Rahul Gandhi’s attacks on PM outcome of frustration: BJP

The BJP Saturday termed Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s attacks on the Prime Minister outcome of his frustration as the party is not only losing elections across the country in a big way but its “so-called bastion Amethi is also crumbling.”…

Campaigning ends for phase 5 of Lok Sabha polls (51 seats)

Campaigning ended Saturday evening for elections to 51 Lok Sabha seats in six northern and eastern states besides the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh in the fifth phase on May 6 with Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Smriti Irani,…

Arvind Kejriwal slapped by man in New Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was slapped by a man during a roadshow in Moti Nagar in the New Delhi constituency, prompting a strong reaction from the AAP which alleged the BJP was behind the “cowardly act”. This is the…

Cyclone ‘Fani’ no more a threat to West Bengal

Cyclone ‘Fani’, which ravaged most parts of Odisha and left 12 people dead, poses no threat to West Bengal anymore, as it weakens further before entering neighbouring Bangladesh, a senior MeT official said on Saturday. As per forecast, there will…

#MeToo: M J Akbar records statement before Delhi court

In a heated courtroom drama that lasted for almost two hours, former Union minister M J Akbar Saturday recorded his statement and was cross examined in a defamation case filed by him against journalist Priya Ramani. Akbar, who appeared before…

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