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Elections 2024: Here’s how you can vote without voter ID card

After the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the schedule for the much-awaited Lok Sabha elections and polls of state legislative assemblies of Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim, the political parties started announcing their candidates for 543 Lok Sabha constituencies a

Total Solar Eclipse 2024: Solar Eclipse on April 8 not visible in India

Total Solar Eclipse: In an astronomical event that will captivate observers across North America, the total solar eclipse slated for April 8, 2024, will unfortunately remain a distant spectacle for enthusiasts in India. The celestial phenomenon, where the moon completely obscures the sun, casting

Will join BJP, announces MP Sumalatha Ambareesh

Bengaluru, Apr 3 (IANS): In a boost to the BJP and JD(S) alliance in Karnataka, independent MP Sumalatha Ambareesh from the Mandya Lok Sabha seat, on Wednesday declared her support to the BJP putting an end to the speculation that she would contest as an independent candidate. Addressing a m

Baba Ramdev apologises to SC in Patanjali misleading ads case

New Delhi, Apr 2: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev issued an unconditional apology to the Supreme Court on Tuesday for failing to comply with its order in the misleading advertisements case. The Supreme Court granted Baba Ramdev one more opportunity to submit his response to the alleged contempt procee

Gyanvapi Case: Supreme Court refuses to stop ongoing puja in mosque cellar

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to stay Hindu prayers in the southern cellar of the Gyanvapi mosque and requested a response from the Kashi Vishwanath Temple trustees regarding the mosque management committee's plea. The apex court also ordered the maintenance of status quo rega

Arvind Kejriwal sent to judicial custody till April 15 in liquor policy case

A Delhi court on Monday sent chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody until April 15 in a money laundering case linked to a now-scrapped liquor policy, less than three weeks before the country begins voting in Lok Sabha elections. Kejriwal was produced in the court of Special Judge Kave

Home Minister Amit Shah to visit Karnataka on April 2

Bengaluru, Mar 31 (IANS): Union Home Minister Amit Shah will kick-start the poll campaign in Karnataka on April 2 from Bengaluru. In the first public rally after the Lok Sabha elections were announced, the BJP is planning to give a message of unity in the country. V. Sunil Kumar, BJP Stat

Jailed gangster Mukhtar Ansari dies after being admitted to hospital

Jailed gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari passed away on Thursday night. Ansari was admitted to Banda Medical College earlier today after he was found lying unconscious in his barrack. The jail officials immediately spotted him and took him to the district hospital, said a TOI report. S

IndiGo, Air India Flights Graze On Kolkata Airport Runway, Avoid Mishap

Two airplanes had a close encounter when they grazed against each other on the runway in Kolkata on Wednesday morning posing a significant risk to the hundreds of passengers onboard. An IndiGo aircraft heading towards Darbhanga collided with a stationary Air India Express flight at Kolkata Airpor

HDK set to contest as NDA candidate from Mandya, Prajwal Revanna from Hassan

Hassan, Mar 27 (IANS): Former Prime Minister and JD(S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda has announced that his son, former Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will contest from state's Mandya parliamentary seat as NDA candidate. Deve Gowda told reporters on Tuesday that the decision to fiel

In Message From Jail, Arvind Kejriwal Mentions "Brothers And Sisters" From BJP

New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal's wife and a former IRS officer, Sunita Kejriwal, today read out a message from the Delhi Chief Minister who has been arrested in a corruption case linked to the Delhi liquor policy. In the message, Mr Kejriwal urged everyone to continue working for the society and not

Lok Sabha elections to be held from Apr 19 in 7 phases, result on Jun 4

New Delhi, Mar 16: The Election Commission of India on Saturday announced the schedule for the 543 parliamentary constituencies for 18th Lok Sabha elections, the biggest democratic exercise in the world involving 96.8 crore voters, including 21.5 crore young voters between age 18 to 29 years ol

Petrol, diesel prices cut by Rs 2 across India ahead of LS polls

New Delhi, Mar 14 (IANS): Petrol and diesel across India will be cheaper by around Rs 2 per litre from early on Friday as the oil marketing companies have revised prices, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry announced on Thursday. "Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have informed that the

Will PM take action against BJP MP Hegde to demonstrate commitment to Constitution, asks Congress

Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh hit out at the prime minister who is on a visit to Gujarat and Rajasthan and posed five questions to Modi. "The prime minister is in Ahmedabad for the Sabarmati Ashram Memorial Project. While the prime minister is embracing the Mahatma for his political

SC dismisses SBI's application, orders bank to disclose data on electoral bonds by Mar 12

New Delhi, Mar 11 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the application filed by the State Bank of India (SBI) seeking an extension of time, until June 30, for making details of the encashed Electoral Bonds public. Rejecting the application, a Constitution Bench, headed by Chief Just

Election commissioner Arun Goel steps down weeks before Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi, Mar 9 (IANS): Weeks before the Lok Sabha elections, election commissioner Arun Goel, resigned from his post on Saturday. According to the officials in the know of things, Goel's resignation has been accepted by President Droupadi Murmu. "In pursuance of Clause (1) of Sectio

Bengaluru Water Crisis: Schools, Educational Institutions Closed; Students Asked To Attend Online Classes

New Delhi: Bengaluru has been in the news for quite some time and the reason, unfortunately, is not very pleasant. A severe water crisis has struck the Karnataka capital and it has been a few days, that the people of Bengaluru have been facing it. Amid the ongoing crisis, several schools and coachin

SC quashes ED case on money laundering against DyCM D K Shivakumar

New Delhi, Mar 5 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed a money laundering probe initiated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar. A Bench presided over by Justice Surya Kant was hearing a special leave petition filed by the Congress