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Turnout touches 64% in Phase 1 of Lok Sabha polls, against 66% in 2019

Encouraging 63.5% turnout in the first phase of the 2024 general election across 102 Lok Sabha seats. Various states experienced unique voting incidents, and the Election Commission's efforts were evident in managing the process.
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Turnout touches 64% in Phase 1 of Lok Sabha polls, against 66% in 2019

Encouraging 63.5% turnout in the first phase of the 2024 general election across 102 Lok Sabha seats. Various states experienced unique voting incidents, and the Election Commission's efforts were evident in managing the process.

Iran signals no retaliation after Israel strikes its city

Isfahan experiences limited explosions as air defences engage infiltrators. Tehran refrains from retaliating, aiming to prevent region-wide war. Incident downplayed, no confirmed external attack. Iranian media, officials, and Reuters report.
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Iran signals no retaliation after Israel strikes its city

Isfahan experiences limited explosions as air defences engage infiltrators. Tehran refrains from retaliating, aiming to prevent region-wide war. Incident downplayed, no confirmed external attack. Iranian media, officials, and Reuters report.

'Now that I have your attention ...': Rahul Gandhi's innovative strategy to make people hear him

Congress leader and candidate from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi captured public attention on Friday by addressing urgent problems of unemployment and poverty in a unique video featuring his pet dog on social media platform X. Gandhi criticizes Prime Minister Narendr
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'Now that I have your attention ...': Rahul Gandhi's innovative strategy to make people hear him

Congress leader and candidate from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi captured public attention on Friday by addressing urgent problems of unemployment and poverty in a unique video featuring his pet dog on social media platform X. Gandhi criticizes Prime Minister Narendra Modi for high unemployment rates and pushing millions below the poverty line.

India delivers first batch of BrahMos missile system to Philippines

India exported BrahMos missiles to the Philippines under a US$ 375 million deal, enhancing defence cooperation amid regional tensions. An Indian Air Force C-17 Globemaster jet carried the cruise missiles from India to the Philippines. It is the first instanc
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India delivers first batch of BrahMos missile system to Philippines

India exported BrahMos missiles to the Philippines under a US$ 375 million deal, enhancing defence cooperation amid regional tensions. An Indian Air Force C-17 Globemaster jet carried the cruise missiles from India to the Philippines. It is the first instance of India exporting the BrahMos missile. The BrahMos missile travels at a speed of 2.8 Mach.

Congress becoming outdated, losing relevance: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh criticizes Congress, praises BJP's nation-building. Mentions RBI book, Modi's role in war. Talks Telangana, BRS, Vajpayee, Ram temple, Article 37, Triple talaq, CAA. Asserts minorities retain citizenship under CAA.
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Congress becoming outdated, losing relevance: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh criticizes Congress, praises BJP's nation-building. Mentions RBI book, Modi's role in war. Talks Telangana, BRS, Vajpayee, Ram temple, Article 37, Triple talaq, CAA. Asserts minorities retain citizenship under CAA.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal moves to Delhi court for insulin in jail

Delhi CM Kejriwal seeks insulin access in jail. ED cites type 2 diabetes. AAP reports court hearing. MP accuses PM Modi. Atishi alleges fake diet chart in money laundering probe.
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal moves to Delhi court for insulin in jail

Delhi CM Kejriwal seeks insulin access in jail. ED cites type 2 diabetes. AAP reports court hearing. MP accuses PM Modi. Atishi alleges fake diet chart in money laundering probe.

LS polls: Tripura records highest turnout in initial hours, stray incidents of violence in Bengal

In the early hours of polling on Friday, during phase one of Lok Sabha elections covering 102 seats across 21 states and Union territories, a voter turnout ranging from 16.33 per cent to 34.54 per cent was recorded. The situation was marred by sporadic incide
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LS polls: Tripura records highest turnout in initial hours, stray incidents of violence in Bengal

In the early hours of polling on Friday, during phase one of Lok Sabha elections covering 102 seats across 21 states and Union territories, a voter turnout ranging from 16.33 per cent to 34.54 per cent was recorded. The situation was marred by sporadic incidents of violence in West Bengal and an IED blast in Chhattisgarh that left a CRPF commandant injured.

Acute dryness in 125 districts, up from 33 in 2023, says IMD

According to IMD data from March 14-April 10, 2024, around 125 districts across 23 states and UTs in India are facing drought-like conditions, marking a significant increase from previous years. Some of the worst-affected states include Andhra Pradesh, Arunac
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Acute dryness in 125 districts, up from 33 in 2023, says IMD

According to IMD data from March 14-April 10, 2024, around 125 districts across 23 states and UTs in India are facing drought-like conditions, marking a significant increase from previous years. Some of the worst-affected states include Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, and Tamil Nadu.

Lok Sabha polls: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin, leaders cast their vote

A slew of political leaders and celebrities exercised their franchise in their respective polling stations across Tamil Nadu on Friday for the Lok Sabha polls. Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi cast his vote at a polling booth here while chief minister M K Stalin
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Lok Sabha polls: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin, leaders cast their vote

A slew of political leaders and celebrities exercised their franchise in their respective polling stations across Tamil Nadu on Friday for the Lok Sabha polls. Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi cast his vote at a polling booth here while chief minister M K Stalin, former chief ministers, O Panneerselvam and Edappadi K Palaniswami and leaders of political parties exercised their franchise.

BJP president JP Nadda says Rahul Gandhi believes in dynastic rule

Campaigning for the BJP-led NDA candidate in Wayanad, K Surendran, the senior BJP leader alleged that Gandhi was practicing the policy of «divide and rule» and «vote bank politics» in the country. «Rahul Gandhi believes in the po
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BJP president JP Nadda says Rahul Gandhi believes in dynastic rule

Campaigning for the BJP-led NDA candidate in Wayanad, K Surendran, the senior BJP leader alleged that Gandhi was practicing the policy of «divide and rule» and «vote bank politics» in the country. «Rahul Gandhi believes in the politics of appeasement. He represents dynastic rule and engages in vote bank politics,» Nadda said while speaking at a roadshow organised in Sulthan Bathery in this hill constituency.

LS polls: World's shortest living woman casts her vote in Nagpur, urges everyone to vote

Jyoti, the world's shortest-living woman, cast her vote in Nagpur for the Lok Sabha elections 2024. She holds the record for being the shortest woman in the world at just 62.8 cm tall. Jyoti urged everyone to come out and vote in large numbers, emphasizing th
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LS polls: World's shortest living woman casts her vote in Nagpur, urges everyone to vote

Jyoti, the world's shortest-living woman, cast her vote in Nagpur for the Lok Sabha elections 2024. She holds the record for being the shortest woman in the world at just 62.8 cm tall. Jyoti urged everyone to come out and vote in large numbers, emphasizing the importance of exercising the right to vote.

Lok Sabha election 2024: 'Over to the people,' poll begins to elect 18th Lok Sabha

Voting starts today to elect the 18th Lok Sabha. From Udhampur to Kanyakumari and Ganganagar to Itanagar, 102 constituencies in 17 states and 4 UTs go to polls in the first and largest phase, the only one with 100+ seats in the 7-phase election. BJP-led NDA i
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Lok Sabha election 2024: 'Over to the people,' poll begins to elect 18th Lok Sabha

Voting starts today to elect the 18th Lok Sabha. From Udhampur to Kanyakumari and Ganganagar to Itanagar, 102 constituencies in 17 states and 4 UTs go to polls in the first and largest phase, the only one with 100+ seats in the 7-phase election. BJP-led NDA is aiming for a hat-trick and the oppn, under INDIA bloc, is out to stop Modi

Lok Sabha elections 2024: Big bouts of phase 1

CPI(M) emerged victorious in Coimbatore's recent election, with key contenders from BJP, DMK, and ADMK. The battleground showcased national allies, post-1998 serial blasts impact, and environmentalists in the Vanniyar heartland.
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Lok Sabha elections 2024: Big bouts of phase 1

CPI(M) emerged victorious in Coimbatore's recent election, with key contenders from BJP, DMK, and ADMK. The battleground showcased national allies, post-1998 serial blasts impact, and environmentalists in the Vanniyar heartland.

IndiGo issues travel advisory amid record rainfall in Dubai

As heavy rain lashes the Gulf nation, the Indian Embassy in Dubai on Thursday emphasised that they are in constant touch with the UAE authorities and airlines, and have facilitated connect between stranded Indian passengers and their family here.
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IndiGo issues travel advisory amid record rainfall in Dubai

As heavy rain lashes the Gulf nation, the Indian Embassy in Dubai on Thursday emphasised that they are in constant touch with the UAE authorities and airlines, and have facilitated connect between stranded Indian passengers and their family here.

Google Doodle marks start of Lok Sabha elections 2024

Google has unveiled a new Doodle to commemorate the start of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, which began in India on Friday. The Google Doodle, which replaces the iconic «Google» logo on the search engine's homepage, features an uplifted index finge
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Google Doodle marks start of Lok Sabha elections 2024

Google has unveiled a new Doodle to commemorate the start of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, which began in India on Friday. The Google Doodle, which replaces the iconic «Google» logo on the search engine's homepage, features an uplifted index finger marked with indelible ink, symbolizing the essence of Indian elections.