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Phase 6 turnout at 5pm: Bengal 80%, MP 59%, Rajasthan 56%, Uttar Pradesh ...

Hindustan Times - ‎32 minutes ago‎
West Bengal and Tamil Nadu led 11 states in a day of frenetic voting across 117 constituencies though mob violence in Assam marred an otherwise perfect showcasing of democracy at work during the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.
LS polls LIVE: Heavy polling in Bengal with 79% turnout; `maximum city ...
Moderate polling in the sixth phase of LS poll
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Elections 2014 - In yet another substantial round of polling in the Lok Sabha elections, 11 states and 1 union territory go to polls today. Dear voters from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand,  Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh  -   do vote! #elections2014   #tamilnadu   #mumbai   image credit:sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik
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Nobody sent me here, its Maa Ganga's call: Narendra Modi

Daily News & Analysis - ‎22 minutes ago‎
"I bow to the purity and culture of this land. At first, I thought that the BJP has sent me here to fight the elections. Before coming here, I thought I was going to Kashi, but after I reached here I felt that Maa Ganga has called me here like a loving mother calls out to ...
Narendra Modi violated poll code with Varanasi nomination: Congress
Narendra Modi's Varanasi show was not for the 'weak-hearted' - by Shubham Ghosh
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Obviously the party who got this painted must be supporters of Trinamul congress. LOL But I like it...coz all our leaders are just the same... A pedestrian walks past graffiti featuring BJP leader Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Kolkata.
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Searchers face tough choices in hunt for MH370

Times of India - ‎41 minutes ago‎
SYDNEY: Searchers for missing Flight MH370 face tough choices on how to proceed after almost seven fruitless weeks, with only a fraction of a deep-sea zone still left to be scanned.
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Congress will win more than ten seats in Punjab: Shakeel Ahmed

IBNLive - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Ludhiana: Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab is not going to boost the poll prospects of SAD-BJP candidates as there is a "strong anti-incumbency" against Akali government in the state, Congress on Thursday said.
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Manmohan Singh is right, there is no `Modi wave`, it`s `Modi Tsunami`: Baba ...

Zee News - ‎8 minutes ago‎
New Delhi: Taking a dig at Manmohan Singh, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev said on Thursday that the Prime Minister was right in saying that there was no 'Modi wave' in the country.
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Sonia Gandhi sharpens attack on Modi in battle for Gujarat

The Hindu - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Taking on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on his home turf Gujarat, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday mounted a sharp attack on the Gujarat model and questioned the BJP's measures against corruption.
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YSRC MLA Shobha Nagi Reddy dies in road accident

Hindustan Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
YSR Congress party candidate B Shobha Nagi Reddy, who was seeking a re-election from Allagadda constituency in Andhra Pradesh in the upcoming assembly polls, on Thursday succumbed to her injuries sustained in a road accident in Kurnool district, ...
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West Bengal number one in expenditure under 100-day scheme: Mamata

IBNLive - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Kolkata: Quoting the Union Rural Development Ministry, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that West Bengal had emerged number one in terms of expenditure on employment generation under the 100-days work scheme.
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Death toll rises to 171 in S.Korean ferry disaster

Xinhua - ‎1 hour ago‎
JINDO, South Korea, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Death toll from a sunken South Korean ferry rose to 171 on Thursday, but bodies recovered from the ship grew at a slower pace as search operations were hampered by unexpectedly swift currents.
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Israel foreign minister: Peace deal 'impossible'

Businessweek - ‎10 minutes ago‎
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's foreign minister said Thursday the new Palestinian reconciliation deal has made a peace agreement "impossible," as Israeli leaders fumed about the prospects of the Islamic militant group Hamas joining a Palestinian unity ...
US official says Hamas-PLO government would prompt aid reassessment
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Shock, disbelief, elation and a surge of giddy optimism were among the reactions of Gazans to Wednesday's news that Fatah and Hamas had agreed to form a unity government that, if implemented, would end the seven-year schism that separated Gaza from the West Bank. An Israeli airstrike on the besieged enclave the same day, however, served as a reminder of the scale of the challenges that lie ahead. http://trib.al/BNpkBZW
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Bomb kills 4 in Pakistan; airstrikes hit militants

Times of India - ‎52 minutes ago‎
KARACHI (Pakistan): A bombing in southern Pakistan killed a police officer known for his anti-militant campaigns and three other people on Thursday while army officials said the Pakistani air force carried out airstrikes against insurgents in a northwestern ...

Air India seeks to lease 14 Airbus A320 aircraft

Reuters India - ‎53 minutes ago‎
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Air India Ltd is seeking to lease 14 Airbus A320 aircraft, according to a tender document posted on the state-run carrier's website.

Pharma exports slowest in 15 yrs, to miss target this fiscal

Times of India - ‎41 minutes ago‎
NEW DELHI: India's pharmaceutical exports registered slowest growth in at least 15 years at 1.2 per cent to $14.84 billion last fiscal amid growing tension with the US over intellectual property rights related issues.
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Apple Sales, Profit Top Estimates as IPhone Still Strong

Businessweek
4 minutes ago
Written by
Adam Satariano
Customers shop at an Apple Inc. store in Hong Kong, China. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg. Apple Inc. (AAPL:US) took dual steps to reassure investors concerned with its growth prospects, reporting a surge in iPhone sales and giving its ...
IPhone sales drive strong Apple earnings - by Agam Shah
How sales of Apple's iPhone beat forecasts - in charts - by James Titcomb
Al Arabiya News - English
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Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock’s appeal to individual investors.
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How to make your passwords more secure

Times of India - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEW YORK: If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection. Browsers are supposed to keep passwords and other sensitive data safe, but a technical flaw in a widely used padlock security technology allows ...
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Male Twitter users biased towards women: Study

Times of India - ‎41 minutes ago‎
LONDON: Gender bias may be real on Twitter as conversations among men on the social networking website feature fewer mentions of women, a new study has found.
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Varun Dhawan parties hard with Alia-Arjun and Ranbir Kapoor

indiatvnews.com - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Varun Dhawan, Bollywood's newbie is still cashing on his 'Main Tera Hero' success and today, one more to reason to celebrate has come.
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How Did Kaanchi actress Mishti Got The Sweet Name?

Oneindia
43 minutes ago
Written by
Suparno Sarkar
We all know newbie Mishti who is all set with her debut film Kaanchi but very few might be knowing how the actress has been named as Mishti.
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Bachchans, Rajinikanth, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan cast their votes

NDTV - ‎1 hour ago‎
Amid the exodus of celebrities to IIFA weekend in the US, a sizeable number of stars were spotted at the ballot boxes in Mumbai and Chennai in phase six of the Lok Sabha elections.
Photos - Aamir Khan, Vidya Balan, Sachin Tendulkar cast their vote
Bollywood celebrities exhort people to come out and vote
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STAR POWER: Bollywood celebrities like Vidya Balan, Sonam Kapoor, Aamir Khan were among the early voters at the Lok Sabha Polls in Mumbai. Polling began at 7 AM for the third and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra, where 338 candidates are testing electoral waters in 19 Lok Sabha seats, http://iexp.in/cTJ80839
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Interesting titbits about Rani Mukerji-Aditya Chopra wedding

Apun Ka Choice - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Pieces of the puzzle are fitting in and we are getting a clearer image of what transpired in the run-up to the hush-hush wedding of Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra on April 21 in Italy.
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PV Sindhu, Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa reach Asian Championships quarters

NDTV - ‎1 hour ago‎
World No.10 Sindhu overcame Japan's Eriko Hirose 14-21, 21-13, 21-18 for the first time in four meetings in a marathon women's singles match which lasted an hour and 13 minutes.
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Maximum city, minimum voting. Mumbai shamed again

NDTV
1 hour ago
Written by
Amit Chaturvedi
Mumbai: #GetInked is trending high in Mumbai on Twitter. #mumbaivotes is topping the India Trends list. But till 3 in the afternoon, less than 35 per cent voters in Maximum City had reached polling booths to vote in the general election.
Sachin Tendulkar given out off a wrong replay on his birthday in IPL 2011 - by Nishad Vaidya
Happy birthday Sachin Tendulkar
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Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar turns 41 today http://zeenews.india.com/sports/cricket/ipl-7/cricket-icon-sachin-tendulkar-turns-41-today_785883.html Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar turned 41 on Thursday and will be celebrating his birthday in his home town in the midst of Indian Premier League action in the United Arab Emirates after being with his franchise Mumbai Indians in the initial phase of the T20 league. Send in your wishes!
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'Gautam Gambhir, Jacques Kallis need to fire for Kolkata Knight Riders'

NDTV - ‎1 hour ago‎
Gautam Gambhir has failed to open his account in IPL this year. He has scored seven zeroes as captain of Kolkata Knight Riders. NDTVCricket | Last updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:21 Print font size - +. Tweet.
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World Malaria Day 2014: WHO calls for greater investment to check malaria

India.Com Health - ‎1 hour ago‎
With three out of four people being at risk of malaria in South-East Asia region, World Health Organisation today called for greater investment in the battle against malaria on the occasion of World Malaria Day.
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Coffee may ward off diabetes

Business Standard - ‎1 hour ago‎
People who boost their coffee intake by more than a cup a day have an 11 per cent lower risk of developing diabetes, according to the study.
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TV viewing turning kids into couch potatoes

Times of India - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Parents need to closely monitor the TV time of their kids as research has bolstered the link between TV habits and obesity in kids.
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