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    Explosives recovered in Bastar

    Raipur: A huge haul of explosives, including 15 IEDs and three pressure bombs, were today recovered by security forces from separate places averting a massive strike in the Naxal-hit Bastar Parliamentary seat, where about 15 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the initial hours of polling.

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    A third of Jammu casts its votes

    Jammu: A third of the voters in Jammu Lok Sabha constituency Thursday cast their ballot in the morning hours as more waited patiently for their turn at polling stations.

  • Candidates in Delhi exercise their franchise

    New Delhi: Several candidates who are in fray from the seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital today cast their votes and exuded confidence about victory in the electoral battle.

  • 62,000 Delhiites checked voters lists through SMS

    New Delhi: More than 62,000 electors in the national capital checked their names on the voters lists through a mobile phone message facility, an official of the poll panel said Thursday.

  • 14 pc voting till 10 AM in Jharkhand

    Ranchi:  An estimated 14 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 10 AM in four Lok Sabha seats of Jharkhand where Maoists exploded a series of landmines before polling began.

  • Oommen Chandy

    Confident of winning: Chandy

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy  Thursday said the Congress-led UDF is confident of winning in Kerala.

  • 10 percent voting in early hours in Maharashtra

    Nagpur: An average of 10 percent of the electorate   cast their votes within the first two hours, as polling started for the 10 Lok Sabha seats in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra Thursday morning, officials said.

  • Polling begins in Lakshadweep islands

    Kavaratti: Polling in the Lakshadweep Lok sabha constituency in the Lakshadweep Islands began this morning.

  • Polling begins in 11 states, 2 jawans killed in Bihar

    New Delhi: Moderate to brisk polling was today recorded in the first hours of polling for 91 Lok Sabha seats spread across 11 states, including the national capital, which was marred by violence in Naxal-hit states of Jharkhand and Bihar where Maoists killed two CRPF jawans and exploded landmines.

  • Cong will win both Goa seats hands down: State party chief

    Panaji: Congress in Goa today claimed that voters who have suffered in ‘silence’ under the BJP rule in the state will bring them victory in the two Lok Sabha seats, which go to polls on April 12.

  • LS poll in Mizoram tomorrow

    Aizawl: Polling for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram which is witnessing a three-cornered contest, will be held tomorrow along with the by-poll to Hrangturzo Assembly seat.

  • Polling sluggish in Bastar’s Maoist dominated areas

    Jagdalpur:  Voting was sluggish in Bastar Lok Sabha constituency’s Maoist-dominated forested areas, but the urban centres reported brisk polling. Balloting was peaceful.

  • Voting picks up in Uttar Pradesh

    Lucknow: After a slow pace of voting in the morning, polling picked up across the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh Thursday, officials said.

  • India’s first Mars mission crosses halfway mark

    Johannesburg: India’s first mission to Mars has successfully crossed the half-way mark, four months after leaving on an voyage to the Red Planet which is scheduled to take 11 months.

  • We expect better voting: Election Commission

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath Thursday hoped that voting percentage will keep improving with every round of the Lok Sabha election.

  • Several self-financing college owners enter poll fray in TN

    Chennai: Reflecting growing presence of politicians in the field of private higher education in Tamil Nadu, the April 24 Lok Sabha elections fray in the state features at least a dozen candidates who head or have stake in engineering and medical colleges.

  • Jairam Ramesh to campaign in Telangana

    Hyderabad: Senior Congress leader and union Minister Jairam Ramesh will start campaigning for the party in Telangana Thursday.

  • Hunt for Malaysian jet closes in on ‘final resting place’

    Perth: The hunt for the missing Malaysian jet was today narrowed down drastically to a targeted patch in the Indian Ocean after fresh underwater signals possibly from the plane’s black box were picked up this week.