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Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:33

PM to vote in Assam

Guwahati: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is among the over nine million people who are eligible to vote Thursday for Assam's six Lok Sabha seats. The day began with enthusiastic voters turning up early at polling booths.The prime minister and his…
Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:56

Brisk balloting in Puducherry

Puducherry: People queued at polling stations Thursday to vote for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Puducherry.Officials said around 10 percent of the electorate voted till 9 a.m. and the process was running smoothly.As many as 30 candidates are in…
Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:54

Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan vote

Chennai: Tamil superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan cast their ballot here Thursday.Other actors who also voted include Ajith Kumar, Jiiva, Khushbu Sundar, Prasanna Venkatesan and Senthil.Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan voted along with his live-in partner Gauthami, while Rajinikanth preferred to go…
New Delhi: Gender equality can be achieved in society only when people get rid of exaggerated, traditional age-old norms in a patriarchal system and enforce strict law, noted sociologist Dipankar Gupta said here Wednesday.Talking at a session "Men's Attitudes: Where…
Thursday, 24 April 2014 09:24

India may witness poor monsoon this year

Pune: India may witness poor rainfall this monsoon season, scientists said Wednesday.This has been linked to the El Nino, a weather phenomenon characterized by unusually warm ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific.It has a significant impact…
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday said it would hear May 1 a plea by Sunil Mittal of Bharti Airtel and Ravikant Ruia of Essar challenging their being summoned to appear before a 2G special court in connection with the…
Jangipur: Facing a tough contest in the Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal, President Pranab Mukherjee's son and Congress candidate Abhijit is banking on his father's "good work" and his advice to turn the battle in his favour."My father…
New Delhi: The Election Commission Wednesday issued fresh notice to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for "persistently" and "continuously" violating the model code of conduct.Azam Khan along with the Bharatiya Janata Party's Amit Shah was banned by the poll panel…
Jakarta: India will push for early conclusion of an economic accord with Indonesia to achieve the bilateral trade target of $25 billion by 2015, with cumulative Indian investments of $20 billion into this country, the Indian envoy here has said."Indian…
Sydney: A gay Indian student, who fled his country to escape his oppressive family and an arranged marriage, has been granted refugee status in Australia.The 25-year-old commerce graduate, who lives with his ¬≠boyfriend in New South Wales (NSW), was granted…
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