Congress alerts MHA on laser beam pointed at Rahul

New Delhi, April 11 A major security lapse had put the life of Congress President Rahul Gandhi in danger at Amethi where he filed his nomination on Wednesday, the Congress party has informed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in a letter marked ‘confidential’. The Congress believes the green laser beam that pointed at Gandhi’s head […]

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Andhra outcome may impact relations with Telangana

Hyderabad, April 11 With the polling in the bitterly fought elections in Andhra Pradesh over, the question on every mind is whether Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao’s gameplan to see Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy in power will succeed and if not what would be its impact on the relations between the two Telugu states. […]

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Himachal voters seek forest Act implementation

Mandi, April 11  Up the ante against the BJP government in Himachal Pradesh, near 600 voters from the Mandi parliamentary constituency on Thursday staged a protest here, demanding implementation of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) of 2006. People from Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti, Kullu, Mandi districts and remote areas of Chamba districts participated in the protest. “Individual […]

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Chiranjeevi, Jr. NTR, Ram Charan cast their vote

Hyderabad, April 11  Popular Telugu stars such as Chiranjeevi, Jr. NTR, Ram Charan and Allu Arjun among others cast their ballot here on Thursday. Actors Sudheer Babu, Manchu Vishnu, Amala Akkineni, composer MM Keeravani and filmmaker S.S Rajamouli among others, also stepped out to vote on the first day of the Lok Sabha elections. Chiranjeevi […]

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Government uses SRK’s star power to say ‘Go vote’

New Delhi, April 11  As the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday, the government hinged on Shah Rukh Khan’s star power to exhort the electorate to exercise their franchise in the maximum numbers. The Press Information Bureau (PIB), the publicity arm of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, used stills from Shah Rukh Khan-starrer […]

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Film industry in ‘dangal’ over Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi, April 11  In one of India’s most defining elections, the film fraternity is visibly divided over support for the competing political parties. Months before the elections, a majority in the film fraternity had let it be known that they were on the ‘right’ side of the ruling dispensation. Yet there were others on […]

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

London, April 11 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, the BBC reported citing the police on Thursday. Assange took refuge in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped. The Metropolitan Police said he had been […]

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Samsung users moving to Pixel, OnePlus: Counterpoint

San Francisco, April 11  Google Pixel and OnePlus smartphones are catching up and giving stiff competition to Samsung in the US as over one-third of users who bought the Pixel 3 and the OnePlus 6T during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2018 previously owned Samsung, said a new report by Counterpoint Research. According to Counterpoint’s […]

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