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Air quality of PM Modi’s Varanasi ‘deteriorating’, Delhi victim of ‘negligence’: Report

Varanasi, Apr 11: The air quality in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency, is ranked third on the WHO's list of 15 most polluted cities and the situation is "deteriorating" as its MP has focused on beautification and infrastructure, a Delhi-based environment body claimed.

Delhi is ranked sixth on the list and there has been "laziness" on...

'NaMo Foods' packet at Noida polling booth not from political party: Election Officer

Noida, Apr 11: Some policemen on election duty here were served meals in packets labelled "NaMo Foods", following which officials clarified that those were procured from NaMo Food Shop and not from any political party.

Addl. Chief Election Officer BR Tiwari said, "We came to know about this from media reports. NaMo Food Shop is a decade old shop,...

Kerala HC grants bail to BJP candidate from Kozhikode

Kochi, Apr 11: The Kerala High Court Thursday granted conditional bail to the BJP's candidate for Kozhikode Lok Sabha constituency, Prakash Babu, arrested in a case related to an alleged attack on a woman devotee in Sabarimala temple last November.

He was sent to jail on March 28 by a court in Ranni in Pathanamthitta district in connection with...

AP: TDP man hacked to death in polling day clash with YSR Congress workers

New Delhi, Apr 11: A Telegu Desam Party leader from Andhra Pradesh was hacked to death in electoral clashes in Anantapur's Tadipatri.

TDP local leader Chintha Bhaskar Reddy was severely injured in clashes between the YSR Congress and TDP. He was shifted to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Clashes broke out during the first...

EVM glitches in many places as voting begins in Andhra

Amaravati, Apr 11: Voters queued up in considerable numbers at polling stations to exercise their franchise as voting to elect 175 Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha members in Andhra Pradesh began at 7 am Thursday.

In many places electronic voting machines (EVMs) had glitches resulting in some delay in polling, an official said.

Chief Minister...

Rahul asks voters to vote wisely for soul of India

New Delhi, Apr 11: As voting for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections started, Congress President Rahul Gandhi urged voters to vote wisely for the soul of India and its future.

Referring to promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi before assuming power, Gandhi reminded voters that instead of jobs and Rs 15 lakh in bank...

Google marks commencement of 2019 Lok Sabha elections with doodle

New Delhi, Apr 11: With Lok Sabha elections set to begin today, Google on Thursday marked the commencement of polling in the world's largest democracy with a doodle.

The doodle comprises an inked finger, which, when clicked on, leads users to a page that explains the voting procedure. The page also contains information which can be increasingly helpful for...

Eight BJP-RSS workers acquitted in Ranjith Murder case

Kannur, Apr 10: Thalassery Additional District Sessions court on Wednesday acquitted all the eight BJP-RSS workers, accused in the murder of CPI(M) worker C Ranjith of Edathilambalam.

BJP-RSS workers Rajul, G Satheeshan, Prajeesh, M V Sujith, P Arun, E K Saneesh Babu, Sudheesh alias Muthu and Santhosh alias Jagnu were acquitted by Judge P N Vinod.

It was...

BSP will balance power post polls sans BJP, Congress: Mayawati

Mysuru, Apr 10: The BSP supremo Mayawati attacked the BJP and the opposition Congress, alleging both parties failed to address the problems of the weaker sections in the country and her party will be aiming for balance power when formation of the next government at the centre comes to a question.

Addressing the her first rally in the state...

How is Google Pay operating without authorisation: Delhi HC asks RBI

New Delhi, Apr 10: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) how Google's mobile payment app, GPay, was facilitating financial transactions without the requisite authorisation from it.

A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani posed the query to RBI while hearing a PIL which claimed that GPay was...