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CAG EMPOWERED TO AUDIT PRIVATE TELECOM COMPANIES: SC    |   SARADHA CHIT FUND SCAM: ED ARRESTS WIFE, SON OF KEY ACCUSED SUDIPTA SEN    |    Ariund 45% voting recorded in WB polls   |   5TH PHASE LS POLLS: VOTING UNDERWAY FOR 121 SEATS ACROSS 12 STATES; POLLING ALSO ON IN 77 ODISHA ASSEMBLY SEGMENTS    |   KALLIS, NARINE TAKE KKR TO 41-RUN WIN OVER MUMBAI INDIANS IN IPL OPENER    |    EC CENSURES AMIT SHAH, AZAM KHAN FOR PROVOCATIVE SPEECHES    |   7 DEAD AS KOREA SHIP WITH 475 ON BOARD, MOSTLY STUDENTS, CAPSIZES    |   FILING OF NOMINATIONS FOR LAST PHASE OF LS POLLS TO BEGIN TODAY    |    SHATRUGHAN SINHA, EX-HOME SECY R K SINGH, LALU DAUGHTER MISA IN BIHAR POLL FRAY    |   WILLING TO DEFREEZE BANK ACCOUNTS OF SAHARA GROUP FOR RAISING ROY BAIL MONEY: SC    |    SARADHA CHIT FUND SCAM: ED ARRESTS WIFE, SON OF KEY ACCUSED SUDIPTA SEN    |   INDIA VOTES ON BIGGEST POLLING DAY    |   INDIAN INDUSTRY SHOULD DEVELOP STANDARD TO IMPROVE COMPETITIVENESS: CABINET SECRETARY    |   COAL SCAM: CBI TO QUIZ FORMER COAL SECRETARY P.C. PARAKH   |    FOUR DEAD, AROUND 300 MISSING AFTER SOUTH KOREAN SHIP SINKS    |   AAP KI AWAAZ INDIAN AWAAZ NA BANI TO KYA BANI!   |   
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    5th Phase LS polls going on for 121 seats

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    Polling is going on in all the 121 Constituencies spread over 12 States for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections. Polling began at 7 A.M. in all the constituencies and will continue upto 6 P.M. except in some Naxal affected areas where it will end at 4 P.M.

    The constituencies are all 28 in Karnataka, 20 in Rajasthan, 19 in Maharashtra, 11 each in Uttar Pradesh and Odisha, 10 in Madhya Pradesh, 7 in Bihar, 6 in Jharkhand, 4 in West Bengal, 3 in Chhattisgarh and one each in Jammu and Kashmir and Manipur.

    Admiral R K Dhowan is new Navy Chief

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    Admiral R K Dhowan today took over as Navy Chief. He has been serving as the acting Naval Chief since 26th February this year after the incumbent, D K Joshi resigned owning moral responsibility for naval accidents. A Defence Ministry release issued in New Delhi said Admiral Dhowan, a navigation and direction specialist, has commanded frontline warships INS Khukri, Ranjit and Delhi.

    Ship of Theseus Wins Best Feature Film Award

    Best Hindi Film Jolly LLB and Best Entertaining Film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

    TN Ashok / TIA NEWS

    The Bi-Lingual English and Hindi film, Ship of Theseus, directed by Anand Gandhi, has won the best feature film award at the 61 National Film Awards announced at the National Media Centre today.

    EC asks media not to publicise exit polls in guise of opinion polls
    Srinivasan can’t discharge any duty in BCCI: SC
    ECONOMY / BUSINESS
    Arvind Mayaram appointed as new Finance Secretary

    Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram has been appointed as the new Finance Secretary. A Finance Ministry release issued in New Delhi today said Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved it. The post was lying vacant after Sumit Bose retired last month. Mayaram, a 1978 batch Rajasthan cadre IAS officer, has been holding charge as the Economic Affairs Secretary since 2012.

    India calls for data sharing on taxation
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    Women voters displaying their identity card, at a polling booth during the 5th Phase of General Elections-2014, at Shirdi, Maharashtra on April 17.
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    Three women in race for PM!

    Bosco Celestine / Andalib Akhter

    With the Battle Lines drawn for India's 2014 Parliamentary Elections, media is abuzz with surveys, analysis of the possible of outcome of the polls. Thugh most of the political pundits and analysts are gravitating around BJP prime ministerial candidates Narendra Modi and Congress party yuvraj Rahul Gandhi in their analysis, some are expecting miracle from newly formed Aam Aadmi Party led by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. 

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    Modi says big No to apology on Gujarat riots

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    Ruling out any apology for the 2002 Gujarat riots, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said he should be "hanged" in public if there is even a grain of truth in the allegations against him.

    Modi attempts to reach Muslims through Urdu portal

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    As Rajnath Singh is trying to project himself as secular face of BJP and even getting accolades from some Muslim leaders in Lucknow, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s fans in Mumbai today launched a website in Urdu projecting his achievements in Gujarat. It seems Modi is trying his best to attract Muslims community through Urdu which in India is referred as language of Muslims.

    BJP defends Rajnath meeting with Muslim religious leaders

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    BJP has defended party chief Rajnath Singh meeting Muslim religious leaders in Lucknow. Party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said in New Delhi that candidates should meet voters across his constituency and he saw nothing wrong in it.

    His response came , when it was pointed out to him to the party's objection for Congress President Sonia Gandhi's meeting with Muslim leaders.

    JD(U) Kishanganj candidate withdraws in favour of Congress
    Kejriwal meets clerics in Varanasi
    NRI AWAAZ
    SC: Casting of votes by NRIs via Internet may open a Pandora’s box

    The Supreme Court today said casting of votes by NRIs in the ongoing general elections through Internet may open a pandora's box. The apex court took into consideration the submission of the Election Commission that grant of interim relief at this stage would be beyond the scope and relief claimed by the petitioners when the polls have already been taken in 104 Lok Sabha seats.

    70 Indian passports stolen from private company in San Francisco
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Satya Nadella  

      Microsoft new Boss

Ending months of speculation, U.S. software giant Microsoft on February 4, 2014 announced the appointment of Satya Nadella (46) as the company’s chief executive officer (CEO).  During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella,” said Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

 
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NEWS SCAN : APR 17  

With the biggest round of voting scheduled for today, most papers make it their lead story. Hindustan Times writes, that it's a 'make or break' and a high stakes day today, with as many as 192 million people voting in 12 states, for 121 seats. At the end of today's voting, 232 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats would have been voted for.

 
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India born poet Vijay Seshadri wins Pulitzer Prize  

India-born US poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems "3 Sections." The 98th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music were announced by Columbia University in New York yesterday. The announcement said, Seshadri's '3 Sections' is a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia.

 
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  AAG KA KYA HAI PAL DO PAL MAIN LAGTI HAI BUJHTE BUJHTE EK ZAMANA LAGATA HAI آگ کا کیا ہے پل دو پل میں لگتی ہے بجھتے بجھتے ایک زمانہ لگتا ہے  
 
? The Muslim women showing mark of indelible ink after casting her vote, at a polling booth during the 3rd Phase of General Elections-2014, in Delhi
? The women voters standing in a queue for casting their votes, at a polling booth in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
< Voters displaying their identity card, at a polling booth during the 3rd Phase of General Elections-2014, in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
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