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A woman carries her sibling to the polling booth to cast their votes in Kappagal village in Bellary taluk on Thursday.
The Hindu A woman carries her sibling to the polling booth to cast their votes in Kappagal village in Bellary taluk on Thursday.

19 per cent polling in Karnataka

Parts of Bangalore South parliamentary constituency, where BJP leader Ananth Kumar is pitted against Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani, former UIDAI chief, saw huge crowds outside polling booths. »
Admiral Robin K. Dhowan has been appointed as India's Navy chief.

Admiral R.K. Dhowan takes over as new Navy chief

Admiral Dhowan who has been the acting Navy chief since Joshi’s exit, has been appointed the Chief of Navy Staff »


A soldier from the Ukrainian Army jumps on top of an armoured vehicle, as they are blocked by people on their way to the town of Kramatorsk on Wednesday. UKRAINE CRISIS

3 killed after Black Sea base attack

Three pro-Russian militants have been killed and 13 wounded after Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine’s interior minister said o... »
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren and his wife show ink marked finger after casting their vote for Lok Sabha election in Ranchi on Thursday.

12.74 per cent polling in Jharkand amid Maoist violence

CRPF jawan injured in gunbattle with Maoists, guerillas blast railway track in Bokaro; polling begins in six Lok Sabha constituencies »

Battleground 2014

Source: ECI and ADR. Compiled by Rukmini S.

Stakes high for BJP, Congress in Thursday’s poll

The Congress and the BJP have huge stakes in the fifth phase of polling to be held in 121 Lok Sabha constituencies across 12 States. This has the largest number of constituencies among the nine phases... »
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Battleground 2014/ South

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi with DMDK president Vijayakant and other party leaders during an election rally in Salem on Wednesday. Photo: J. Manoharan

Modi promises houses, power for all by 2022

Pointing out that the severe power crisis in the State had affected the agriculture and industry, he said interlinking of rivers, which would be implemented by the NDA, would provide both water and el... »
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Battleground 2014/ North

Additional forces for second phase in U.P.

Additional security forces have been deployed in the 11 constituencies of Uttar Pradesh where polling will be held in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday. These constituencies... »
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Actor Vijay called on the Gujarat CM in Coimbatore on Wednesday.

Star trek: When Vijay met Modi

BJP sources said, at the meeting, which the Twitter account of Mr. Vijay described as ‘non-political’, Mr. Modi enquired after the actor’s recent and upcoming film projects. »
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RR district has highest number of voters

It has added nearly 3.5 lakh voters in the last two-and-a-half months: Collector. Six general observers, five expenditure observers and two police observers have already been appointed. »
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The Urban Development Ministry have recommended that the Delhi Police was more suited to securing the Delhi Metro than the CISF. File Photo

Delhi Metro might see change of guard

The 129 metro stations in Delhi are manned by nearly 5,000 CISF personnel while the mandate of the Delhi Police is to investigate crimes committed in the wagons or station premises. »
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File photo of Anant Gupta, President & CEO, HCL Technologies, outside his Noida office. File Photo: Kamal Narang

HCL Tech Q3 net profit up 59 per cent

IT services firm HCL Technologies on Thursday posted 59 per cent increase in net profit at Rs 1,624 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. The Noida-based firm had posted a net profit... »
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Mumbai lost by 41 runs in the IPL opener on Wednesday, despite Lasith Malinga's four for 23 stand-out effort. File photo.

Dropped Kallis catch cost Mumbai Indians the game: Malinga

He shone with the ball with a four-wicket haul but Mumbai Indians’ pacer Lasith Malinga feels responsible for the team’s IPL loss to Kolkata Knight Riders, saying that a catch dropped by him cost... »
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