Moderate to brisk polling was reported on Thursday during the first hours from across Nagaland for election to the lone parliamentary seat.
Cong candidate Paban Singh Ghatowar,a former Union minister and a three-time MP,is contesting against the AGP's Sarbananda Sonowal.
About 15 per cent of a total of 9.02 lakh voters in outer Manipur parliamentary constituency exercised their franchise during first four hours on Thursday.
Protesting against the state government's alleged failure to fulfil their basic demands of road,power and water supply,two villages in Poonch have boycotted the polls.
An estimated 10-12 per cent votes were polled in the first two hours of the polling in the two Lok Sabha constituencies in Arunachal Pradesh.
Polling was stalled for nearly half an hour when workers of PDP and National Conference clashed with each other at Salwa polling station.
Polling began on a slow note in Uttar Pradesh with only 10 per cent voters turning up to exercise their franchise in first three hours of polling.
A total of 12,77,879 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise,while eleven candidates - seven for Shillong and four for Tura LS seats - are in the fray.
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that the 'Fourth Front' comprising SP,LJP and RJD would split secular votes.
Sitting Union Ministers Lalu Prasad,Praful Patel,S Jaipal Reddy,Renuka Chowdhury are testing electoral waters in the first phase of general elections.
Ex-Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi's political secretary Shailesh Nitin Trivedi and two others were allegedly abducted and assaulted by some unknown persons.
Despite Congress not contesting from any of the three parliamentary seats in Kashmir,senior Congress leaders from different parts of the country will be seen addressing poll rallies in the Valley.
Moderate polling was reported from the Jammu Lok Sabha constituency that went to polls in the first phase of elections.
An FIR has been registered against Congress candidate from Deoria for allegedly beating up a BSP worker in a village in the district.
Hardeep Singh Puri,a Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs,has been chosen as Indias Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Naxals attacked polling booths in Dantewada and Narainpur regions in Chhattisgarh,triggering IED blasts and exchanging fire with security forces as polling began in the state.
Naxals struck in a big way in Bihar,Jharkhand,Chhattisgarh and Orissa killing 18 people.
The French Rafael fighter has been knocked off a $ 10 billion contract to provide 126 combat aircraft for the Indian Air Force.
A slipper was lobbed at BJP leader LK Advani by a former functionary of the saffron party during a public meeting in Katni.
Three youths have been arrested for allegedly gang raping a foreign national completing a post graduate course at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appeared to be keeping Congress options open for a tie up with the Left parties and other allies fighting his party in the post-poll scenario,saying he has had a good experience working with all of them.
Congress announced its party candidate for Patliputra constituency of Bihar from where RJD chief Lalu Prasad is contesting.
Delhi police filed a supplementary chargesheet against four suspected terrorists of Indian Mujahideen including its media cell head Mansoor Asghar Peerbhoy.
There are media reports that in a dossier sent to Pakistan,the DNA reports of arrested terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Kasab and the slain terrorist Abu Ismail were identical.
The number of militants killed during the 'Operation Summer Storm' launched at Loktak lake and surrounding area in Manipur's Bishenpur district went up to 11.