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LS polls: Over 50% polling till 3 p.m. in phase 3

NEW DELHI: Millions of people came out to vote as over 50 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 3 p.

Colombo police issue alert for van carrying explosives

COLOMBO: The police in Colombo on Tuesday issued an alert that a van or truck carrying explosives may be in the city following which security was stepped up at government buildings and police stations.

LS polls: Over 50% polling till 3 p.m. in phase 3

NEW DELHI: Millions of people came out to vote as over 50 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 3 p.

Over 700 staff working in Sri Lanka safe: Kolkata firm

KOLKATA: Hearing about the serial blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday, a Kolkata-based real estate developer on Monday said he made anxious calls to find out the whereabouts of 700-800 Indian employees working at a Rs 2,000 crore project in the island country and finally took a sigh of relief after knowing all of them were safe.

Savdhaan India host's debut crime book likely in May

NEW DELHI: Sushant Singh, host of "Savdhaan India", crime-based reality show, along with his co-author Kulpreet Yadav will soon bring out a book on India's women criminals.

Suthirta defeats Sabine, joins Manika in round 64

BUDAPEST: India's Suthirta Mukherjee scripted a 4-3 win in what was the biggest women singles upset in the ITTF World Championships at Budapest when she sent world No.

Past governments didn't care about India's security: Modi

BHUBANESWAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed the past Congress governments, saying they were only concerned about the interest of a 'namdar' family, not the country's security.

Bollywood star Sunny Deol is BJP pick for Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat

CHANDIGARH: BJP has fielded bollywood star Sunny Deol from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab.

One killed in Bengal poll violence
KOLKATA: One person was killed on Tuesday during a clash between Trinamool Congress and Congress workers during the third phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, the police said.
Rahul will win hands down from Wayanad: Contender kin

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A social group's leader in Kerala whose son is in the fray against Congress President from the Wayanad seat, on Tuesday said he is confident that Rahul Gandhi will win.

After Sheohar, Lalu's son to campaign against RJD in Jehanabad

PATNA: After fielding Angesh Kumar Singh as the Lalu Rabri Morcha (LRM) candidate in the Sheohar Lok Sabha seat against RJD's Syed Faisal Ali, RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav has decided to field Chandra Prakash Yadav from Jehanbad.

Jet: Pawar to meet PM, union claims foreign airlines fleecing

NEW DELHI: Political heavyweight and Maharashtra strongman Sharad Pawar has assured Jet Airways employees to take up their cause with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the elections in the state.

Sri Lanka carnage to avenge Christchurch, toll 321

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka said on Tuesday that the horrific Easter Sunday bombings were meant to avenge the attacks on two mosques in New Zealand as the death toll in the island nation rose to 321 including 10 Indians.

Huawei 'P30 Lite' sale at Amazon India on Thursday

NEW DELHI: Chinese smartphone maker Huawei on Tuesday announced that its recently launched "P30 Lite" smartphone will go on sale on Thursday in India.

SC awards Rs 50 lakh to Godhra rape survivor Bilkis

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Gujarat government to rehablitate and pay Rs 50 lakh in compensation to Bilkis Yakub Rasool, who was gang raped at the age of 21 in 2002 during the post-Godhra riots.

BJP dumps Udit Raj, names Hans Raj

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Tuesday named singer Hans Raj Hans as its candidate for the North West Delhi Lok Sabha seat, dropping the sitting and sulking MP Udit Raj.

Naveen Patnaik's exit is certain in Odisha: Modi
BHUBANESWAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a direct attack on Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, saying that his exit was certain and that a handful of officers will not save him.
Aamir Khan flies economy, surprises co-passengers

MUMBAI: Ditching the luxuries of a business class, superstar Aamir Khan took everyone by surprise as he was spotted travelling in the economy class of domestic budget airline IndiGo.

Office workers who sit a lot need to exercise

SYDNEY: Office workers who sit for long periods of time can reverse the health risks of their modern sedentary lifestyle by exercising just 20 minutes per day, a new study revealed on Tuesday.

Don't link us with Sri Lankan group: TN outfit

CHENNAI: A senior leader of the Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath (TNTJ) on Tuesday dubbed as "media terrorism" a report linking it with a similar Sri Lankan group which has been blamed for the suicide bombings that killed 310 people in the island nation.

Punjab government declares holiday as mark of respect to former Minister
LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party candidate from Rampur in Uttar Pradesh Azam Khan's son Abdullah on Tuesday accused the BJP of tampering the electronic voting machines (EVMs) due to which he said voting in the region had slowed down.
Unknown Shalini Yadav to challenge Modi in Varanasi
LUCKNOW: The Samajwadi Party has fielded Shalini Yadav as the joint candidate of the SP-BSP alliance in Varanasi to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections.
Publicising military action escalates conflict: ex-NSA
NEW DELHI: Cross-border military action that is made public necessarily provokes the other side to respond, leading to escalation of conflict between two countries, according to former National Security Advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon.
Sabarimala: Will it, won't it impact Kerala polls

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As electorate in Kerala queue up to cast their vote on Tuesday, the big question on everyone's mind is whether and how will the Sabarimala temple controversy impact their decision.

Over 700 staff working in Sri Lanka safe: Kolkata firm

KOLKATA: Hearing about the serial blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday, a Kolkata-based real estate developer on Monday said he made anxious calls to find out the whereabouts of 700-800 Indian employees working at a Rs 2,000 crore project in the island country and finally took a sigh of relief after knowing all of them were safe.

10% organic fertilizer production to be made mandatory

NEW DELHI: The Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog or National Cow Commission will suggest the new government at the Centre to make it mandatory for companies like KRIBHCO and IFFCO to manufacture 10 per cent bio-fertilizers from cow dung and cow urine out of their total annual production.

India must keep buying oil from Iran: CPI-M
NEW DELHI: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Tuesday urged the government to keep buying oil from Iran despite US threats to impose sanctions on any country which does so.
Prepared to deal with impact of US decision to end waiver for importing Iran oil: India

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday said it is "adequately prepared" to deal with the impact of the US decision to end waiver for importing oil from Iran and that it will continue to work with Washington and other partner countries to find "all possible ways" to protect its energy and economic security interests.

Protest over Telangana intermediate board fiasco

HYDERABAD: Tension prevailed at the Telangana Board of Intermediate Education (TBIE) here for a second consecutive day on Tuesday as students continued their protest over the goof-ups in intermediate examination results.

SC hears after affidavit alleges conspiracy against CJI

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court began hearing on Tuesday after issuing notice to advocate Utsav Bains who alleged a conspiracy to frame Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in a sexual harassment case.

Voters angry at those who force bypolls: Parsekar

PANAJI: After boycotting the election campaign of BJP's Mandrem candidate Dayanand Sopte, former Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday said there would be a backlash against "those candidates who force bypolls" on people.

Wrestler-turned-cop booked for joining Congress campaign

MUMBAI: The Mumbai Police on Tuesday lodged an FIR against Narsingh P.

BJP dumps Udit Raj, names Hans Raj

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Tuesday named singer Hans Raj Hans for the North West Delhi Lok Sabha seat, dropping the sitting MP Udit Raj.

35% voting in Tripura LS polls

AGARTALA: Around 35 per cent voting was recorded till 12 p.

HC seeks response on posting law officers in Delhi jails

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Delhi Government to file a response on a plea seeking appointment of law officers in all jails in the national capital.

EVMs across India faulty or voting for BJP: Akhilesh

LUCKNOW: EVMs across India are either malfunctioning or voting for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said on Tuesday.

No cricketer has served India like Dhoni: Kapil

NEW DELHI: Former India all-rounder Kapil Dev believes twin World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the biggest contributor to the gentlemans game.

Modi meets mother before voting

GANDHINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called on his 98-year-old mother Hiraba at her residence here in Gujarat before casting his vote in the Lok Sabha elections.

Oil supply to Indian refineries is adequate: Government

NEW DELHI: The government has worked out a contingency plan to ensure that there is adequate supply of crude oil to Indian oil refineries from May onwards when the US lifts the waivers from its Iran sanctions given earlier to major oil importing countries, including India.

Apple's 5G iPhones to sport Qualcomm, Samsung chips

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple is expected to release a 5G-equipped iPhone in 2020 powered by chipsets from Qualcomm and Samsung that would take the total iPhone shipments to 195-200 million units in two years, according to Apple expert and predictor Ming-Chi Kuo.

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