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Amritsar: Of colour, campaign and darbars

9 hours 44 min ago
Here's a look at some of the other darbars in the hard-to-please city of Amritsar, known for its appetite for food and drink and its insolent humour:

Why Sanjay Nirupam feels he will win North Mumbai again

9 hours 44 min ago
Congress sitting MP Sanjay Nirupam is facing a tough contest from Bharatiya Janata Party Gopal Shetty in the North Mumbai Lok Sabha constituency, which goes to polls on April 24.

US: Indian doctor faces life term for fraud

9 hours 44 min ago
A 61-year-old Indian physician has been arrested on health care fraud charges and faces life imprisonment for illegally distributing opioid pain medication that resulted in the deaths of two patients in the US.

Azam threatens to move SC, slams EC's relief to Shah

9 hours 44 min ago
Hitting out at Election Commission for lifting the ban on Bharatiya Janata Party leader Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan on Friday said he will move the Supreme Court against the poll panel's order barring him from campaigning in the state.

AAP accuses BJP of disrupting its campaign; demands EC action

9 hours 44 min ago
The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of disrupting the poll campaign of its top leaders including Arvind Kejriwal and demanded the Election Commission to take action against the party.

TDP-BJP stalemate: Who needs who more?

9 hours 44 min ago
Following the Bharatiya Janata Party-Telugu Desam Party alliance, tempers are flying high, with each side saying that they could manage without another. BJP supporters often question as to why their leadership does not break the alliance instead of putting up with TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu's tantrums. Vicky Nanjappa reports

Robotic submarine launches 5th mission to locate missing plane

9 hours 44 min ago
A mini-submarine deployed to find the crashed Malaysian jet has touched record depths in the Indian Ocean beyond its operating limits and embarked on a fifth mission on Friday, with still no sign of the plane's wreckage.

Ready to face probe if corruption charges against me as PM: Modi

9 hours 44 min ago
Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial Narendra Modi on Friday said that, if voted to power, he would give priority to preventing corruption in future before addressing the old cases and would be ready to face investigation if charges are levelled against him "professionally".

Nobel laureate author Gabriel Garcia Marquez no more

9 hours 44 min ago
Literary giant Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died, Mexico's state-run news agency reports. He was 87.

Naidu vs Jagan: Using the Congress' fallen legacy

9 hours 44 min ago
In what started off as a one-sided skirmish in Seemandhra now is promising to become a full-fledged battle. There are only two players here -- the Telugu Desam Party and the YSR Congress Party -- and it is going to be a direct battle between them. Vicky Nanjappa reveals finds out the ground level situation for these two parties, and more interestingly how they are both fighting for the fallen legacy of the Congress in order to win the battle.

Election Sketch: A 14-hour campaign for Rs 500

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:16am
A lone ranger braves the summer sun to get the party's message to voters in a small town in Tamil Nadu.

Voting begins on 121 seats across 12 states

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:16am
India is witnessing elections in maximum number of seats in a single phase on Thursday.

TRY IT! The essential 2014 general elections QUIZ

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:16am
In this poll season, we ask our readers to take this quiz to find out how much they know about the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Give it a shot, voters!

Young voters speak out: 'Sincerity a must in my leader'

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:16am
On the eve of the first phase of polling in Rajasthan, Rediff.com spoke to some of the first time voters in Jaipur who form a considerable chunk of the voters. While some youth seek a sincere, development-oriented leadership which has zero-tolerance towards corruption, there are others who think communalism is the main issue. Shahnawaz Akhtar reports.

May day! May day! for the Marxists

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:16am
The Marxists are heading for their worst debacle in many elections. How will May 16, 2014 affect India's Communists? T V R Shenoy surveys the landscape.

'Molester' of 25 minors arrested in Mumbai

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:16am
A 32-year-old alleged serial molester, who assaulted at least 25 minors in Mumbai's western suburbs since April last year, was arrested on Wednesday from suburban Khar, police said.

'I am going to win people's hearts; they will love me'

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:16am
Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has rejected the view that he had remained silent on the February 2002 communal riots in Gujarat, which according to official figures, claimed the lives of 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus; caused injuries to about 2,500 people and reported 223 as missing.

Cong only "security fort" for minorities: Chidambaram

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:16am
Claiming that Congress is the only party that could act as a "security fort" for minorities, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday alleged that BJP never bothered about them and always thought it was enough if they got the majority votes.

If AAP had continued governing Delhi...

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:16am
The media wittingly or otherwise has been a key player in stymying the AAP. It is not so much the rivals, but the media, mostly the television and from its cues, large sections of the print segment, who got the trophy. The political parties, especially BJP and Congress, can now laugh in their sleeves, says Mahesh Vijapurkar.

FBI warns students abroad: Beware of becoming spies

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:16am
The Federal Bureau of investigation has come out with a new video warning American college students studying abroad to be on the lookout for foreign spy recruiters.