Congress holds informal talks with regional parties

New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Amid uncertainty over the impending results of the Lok Sabha elections with both the BJP and the Opposition claiming victory, the Congress has held informal talks with some regional parties outside the UPA so as to be able to muster the required numbers quickly if[Read More…]

15 killed in bus-MUV crash in Andhra (Lead)

Amaravati, May 11 (IANS) As many as 15 people were killed and three others injured when a speeding bus crashed into a multi-utility vehicle (MUV) on the Hyderabad-Bengaluru national highway near Veldurthi in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, police said. The bus, on its way from Hyderabad[Read More…]

GD Birla, South Point schools win titles at AIISRC

Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) Displaying grit and stamina G.D. Birla High School, South Point, Jatragachi Pranabnanda High Shool and Ashok Hall cornered the limelight winning the titles in their respective groups in the finals of the 47th All India Invitation School Rowing Championship (AIISRC) at Lake Club course in Rabindra[Read More…]

Seven interesting facts on Delhi polls

By Sumit Saxena New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Delhi, commonly called the seat of power, is not only the centre of governance, but it also settles which political party will rule from New Delhi. Historically, with just seven Lok Sabha seats, Delhi has been a bellwether. The party, which won[Read More…]

Heightened security arrangements in Bengal for sixth phase

Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) A total of 770 companies of central paramilitary forces are being deployed in West Bengal’s tribal heartland as well as the seats in Junglemahal, once a hotbed of Maoists, where stringent security arrangements are in place to ensure fool-proof voting in the sixth phase Lok Sabha[Read More…]

Curfew continues in Assam town, 1 succumbs to injuries

Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) The curfew continued and mobile internet services remained suspended in Hailakandi town in the Barak Valley of Assam on Saturday, following Friday’s clashes between two groups that claimed one life and left several others injured. The police said the situation was under control, but curfew continued[Read More…]

DEO Leh finds Army probe satisfactory

Srinagar, May 11 (IANS) Following a letter by the Army that said the allegations against some commanding officers asking soldiers for their voting preferences were probed into and found incorrect, sources said. The District Election Officer (DEO) Leh on Saturday expressed satisfaction over the report. DEO Leh, Avny Lavasa had[Read More…]

24 candidates in fray as Gurugram goes to polls

Gurugram, May 11 (IANS) Over 22 lakh voters will decide the fate of 24 candidates as Gurugram, along with nine other parliamentary constituencies in Haryana, goes to the polls in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Sunday. Voting will be held between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. in[Read More…]

BJP-Trinamool workers clash in Bengal (Lead)

Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) Incidents of clashes between Trinamool Congress and BJP activists were reported from parts of West Bengal on Saturday, a day before the penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls in the state. Activists of the two parties clashed in East Midnapore district’s Egra after Trinamool supporters allegedly[Read More…]

Heat wave continues in Andhra, Telangana

Hyderabad/Amaravati, May 11 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh and Telangana continued to be in the grip of a heat wave on Saturday with few places sizzling at over 45 degrees Celsius, officials said. Khammam in Telangana was the hottest place with mercury touching 45.6 degrees Celsius, a huge 6.2 degree above average,[Read More…]

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