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“While India Rejoices Mission Shakti, Opposition Is Unhappy”: PM Modi

Balasore, Odisha:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday slammed the Congress for failing to demonstrate India’s defence capability in space, claiming that the previous governments were only concerned about the interest of a ”naamdar” family, not the country’s security. Addressing an election rally, PM Modi said history was created in Odisha’s …

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NCP Worker Thrashed After Showing Black Flag To Pragya Thakur In Bhopal

Bhopal:  A Nationalist Congress party (NCP) worker was thrashed by the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) workers after he allegedly showed black flags to Pragya Thakur at SDM office in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal today. A video shows BJP workers raising slogans and slapping the NCP worker, following which he was taken …

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How 11 People Try To Stop Fake News In World’s Largest Election

One of the operations most vital to Facebook at this moment is a world away from its Menlo Park, California, headquarters, and in more ways than one. Instead of the sprawling roof gardens and upscale cafes packed with Silicon Valley’s latest health fads, this cramped Mumbai office has worn carpets …

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PM Modi’s Wife, Mother Cast Votes As Gujarat Goes To Polls

Gandhinagar (Gujarat):  Jashodaben, the wife of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cast her vote at a polling booth in Gujarat’s Unjha in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections today. “Modi sahab has done a lot for the country, and he will do more,” news agency ANI quoted her as …

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Violence in Bengal Polls, Man Hacked To Death, BJP Workers Injured

Kolkata:  Tiarul Kalam, a 56-year-old voter, was hacked to death this morning in a Congress-Trinamool clash outside a polling station in Bengal’s Murshidabad constituency. Four people have been arrested for the murder. A construction labourer, Tiarul Kalam had gone to vote with his 18-year old son — a first-time voter …

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39.27% Voting Recorded Till 1 PM In Gujarat

Ahmedabad:  An average 39.27 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 1 pm in Gujarat where polling was underway in all 26 Lok Sabha seats of the state. There were complaints of technical glitches in EVMs at some booths, an election official said. The polling process was going on peacefully, …

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Union Minister Giriraj Singh Demands Ban On Use Of Green Flags 

Begusarai:  Union minister and BJP leader Giriraj Singh today said the Election Commission should ban the use of green flags, often associated with political and religious bodies associated with Muslims, alleging that they spread hate and create a perception of being used in Pakistan. Known for his hardline Hindutva views …

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Cricketers To Olympians, Sports Stars Contesting In General Election 2019

New Delhi:  From the boxing ring to the election battleground, boxer Vijender Singh is starting his political innings as a Congress candidate for the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections. The 33-year-old Olympic bronze-medallist will be contesting from South Delhi constituency which goes to polls on May 12. He is not the …

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35.70% Voting Recorded In Maharashtra Till 1 PM

Mumbai:  An average 35.70 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 1 pm in 14 seats of Maharashtra where polling for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections was underway on Tuesday, an official said. Polling began at 7 am and long queues were seen outside many booths. The Kolhapur …

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Money Laundering Case: Probe Agency Summons Chanda Kochhar, Husband

New Delhi:  The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar and her husband Deepak Kochhar next week in connection with a money laundering case related to a bank loan fraud, officials said. They said while Ms Chanda has been summoned for May 3, Deepak and his …

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