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WB records 64 per cent polling in first phase

April 30, 2009 7:26:54 pm

The first phase of the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal recorded a voter turnout of 64 per cent.

Delhi HC stays Govt order against school fee hike

April 30, 2009 7:23:46 pm

The Delhi HC stayed the Delhi Govt's order barring schools from hiking fees without the approval of Parents Teachers Associations.

50 per cent turnout in 3rd phase

April 30, 2009 7:17:14 pm

The Election Commission has declared that an estimated 50 per cent voter turnout was witnessed in the third phase of polling. A total of 107 constituencies in nine states and two union territories went to poll on Thursday and the fate of leaders like Sonia Gandhi and LK Advani has been sealed inside EVMs.

Sanjay,Manyata say they voted for Priya Dutt

April 30, 2009 6:58:27 pm

Trying to draw a line between blood relations and political affiliations,Actor Sanjay Dutt said he voted for his sister Priya Dutt.

Moderate turnout in Rae Bareli after Priyanka’s appeals

April 30, 2009 6:21:33 pm

Priyanka Gandhi's appeals to electorate to vote had some effect in polling recorded in Rae Bareli.

Cong seeks to ignore BJP’s demand for fixed term for Lok Sabha

April 30, 2009 6:02:04 pm

Congress on Thursday sought to ignore the BJP's demand for a fixed term for the Lok Sabha and state assemblies

Govt allays fear of Swine flu in India

April 30, 2009 5:50:13 pm

Indian government said that it was screening around 50,000 passengers coming from swine flu-affected countries.

Rahul mocks Advani over Jinnah issue

April 30, 2009 5:18:03 pm

Rahul Gandhi criticised the saffron party's prime ministerial candidate L K Advani saying he was not a 'strong' leader.

Kashmiri Pandits face difficulty in voting

April 30, 2009 4:29:20 pm

Though some special voting centres have been set up for them many Kashmiri Pandit voters say there names have been removed from the voting list.

IAF pilot killed in Sukhoi crash near Jaisalmer

April 30, 2009 4:24:16 pm

A sophisticated Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft crashed near Jaisalmer,killing one of the two pilots.

Only Cong has an ‘able’ candidate for PM post: Sonia

April 30, 2009 4:14:38 pm

Sonia Gandhi claimed that only Congress had an able candidate for the top post in Manmohan Singh who had proved his calibre during his five-year stint.

Phase III: Stars & industrialists vote,people keep away

April 30, 2009 3:41:14 pm

Bollywood biggies made a beeline to polling booths in India's entertainment capital to make their vote count,in the third phase of elections.

Salman Khan campaigns,but does not vote

April 30, 2009 2:56:32 pm

Salman Khan actively participated in campaigning for major political parties but did not turn up to vote.

BJP playing caste politics in Rajasthan: Gehlot

April 30, 2009 2:04:42 pm

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot accused the BJP of indulging in ‘caste politics’ to gain political mileage during the elections.

2 injured in protests by Pandits during voting in J&K

April 30, 2009 1:41:33 pm

Two persons were injured when police resorted to lathicharge on a group of Kashmiri Pandits protesting against the EC accusing it of deleting names of large number of voters of the community.

No race for PM post in BJP: Rajnath

April 30, 2009 1:34:43 pm

There is no race for PMship in BJP and L K Advani is the saffron party's candidate for the top post,party president Rajnath Singh said.

BJP rules out supporting Third Front Govt

April 30, 2009 1:10:29 pm

BJP said that the 'nucleus of any non-Congress government has to be BJP or the NDA'.

NSA slapped on SP leader Mukesh Choudhary

April 30, 2009 1:01:13 pm

NSA was imposed on Samajwadi Party leader Mukesh Choudhary for allegedly attacking a Dalit district welfare officer in Muzzaffarnagar recently.

St Stephen’s Superintendent of Examination resigns

April 30, 2009 12:56:34 pm

MS Frank,Superintendent of Examinations at St. Stephen's College resigned from his post following a row with the Principal.

Two Jammu girls ‘missing’ after religious conversion

April 30, 2009 12:47:52 pm

J&K police has started a hunt for two girls from Jammu who have gone missing after fleeing from home after their parents objected to their going to the church.

Cross LoC trade encounters problems

April 30, 2009 11:56:01 am

The cross LoC trade hit its first road block when vehicles from PoK weren't allowed to enter Uri due to violation of Standard Operating Procedures.

Air sorties to Amarnath to be reduced

April 30, 2009 11:55:40 am

In order to avoid the pre-mature melting of the ice lingam at the Amarnath cave shrine,Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) will reduce the number of air sorties daily to the shrine.

Tourism still down in J&K on Taliban fears

April 30, 2009 11:45:50 am

With earlier reports of presence of Taliban in Kashmir and the ongoing elections,tourist arrivals in the troubled state have come down to trickle.

Quattrocchi case: Hearing adjourned after CBI sought time

April 30, 2009 11:13:43 am

A Delhi Court adjourned till September 8 the hearing in the Bofors payoffs case against Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi.

Four per cent voting in Anantnag in the first two hours

April 30, 2009 11:10:00 am

Nearly four per cent of the 11.65 lakh electorate exercised their franchise in Anantnag parliamentary constituency in the initial two hours of voting.