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Thursday, April 10, 2014, Chandigarh, India,

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High turnout in 91 seats; Chandigarh tops with 74 per cent
New Delhi: High voter turnout was recorded in the 91 constituencies in 14 states and Union Territories which went to polls in the third and substantial phase of Lok Sabha elections, with Chandigarh witnessing the highest percentage of 74.

Sujanpur bypoll: BJP fields Narendra Thakur
NEW DELHI: BJP today decided to field Narendra Thakur from Sujanpur Assembly constituency of Himachal Pradesh, where bypoll is due. The seat had fallen vacant after the sitting MLA Rajender Rana resigned from the seat to contest the Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat on a Congress ticket against BJP's Anurag Thakur.

Modi's wife: Congress' taunt and brothers' defence
VADODARA: Narendra Modi has drawn an instant taunt from Congress leader Digvijay Singh and strong defence from his brothers, who described the marriage as a "social formality".

New signal detected in hunt for crashed Malaysian plane
PERTH: An Australian aircraft searching for the crashed Malaysian plane today detected a new possible underwater signal in the remote Indian Ocean consistent with a plane's black box, fuelling hopes of a breakthrough in the arduous month-long hunt.

Disgruntled Verma writes to ICC on Srinivasan
NEW DELHI: After threatening to file a contempt petition in the Supreme Court, unrecognised Bihar Cricket Association secretary Aditya Verma today wrote to ICC President Alan Isaac, pleading with him to stop sidelined BCCI chief N Srinivasan from attending the governing body's Executive Board meeting in Dubai.

Couple commit suicide after killing daughters
HYDERABAD: A couple allegedly committed suicide after killing their two daughters here, police said today.

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Battle of ballot moves closer home, spotlight on North
* Phase 3 11 cr voters, 91 segments
* Haryana, Delhi take centrestage
New Delhi, April 9
After two rounds of voting to elect members of the 16th Lok Sabha that began in the North-East this week, focus now shifts to the rest of the country, including the Hindi heartland, with nearly 11 crore voters in 91 segments spanning across 14 states and Union Territories set to exercise their right to franchise in the third phase of polling tomorrow.
Officials check EVMs at a distribution centre in Ghaziabad on Wednesday Officials check EVMs at a distribution centre in Ghaziabad on Wednesday. AFP



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EC notice to Azam Khan over Kargil remarks
Azam KhanNew Delhi, April 9
The Election Commission of India has served a notice to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan following his controversial remarks in which he allegedly aimed to divide the Indian Army�s victory in the Kargil war on religious lines.

Nation page: Azam�s remarks outrage martyrs� kin

Congress picks relatives of past, present U�khand CMs
New Delhi, April 9
The Congress today pulled off a mighty dynastic act in Uttarakhand by giving Lok Sabha tickets to relatives of both the incumbent and former state chief ministers.

Impressive turnout in phase 2: Women queue up at a polling station in Itanagar on Wednesday Phase 2: Huge turnout in 4 NE states

Impressive turnout in phase 2: Women queue up at a polling station in Itanagar on Wednesday. PTI


PUNJAB: In all, 455 nomination papers filed

HARYANA: Battle lines drawn, state goes to polls today

J&KWild growth in city parks repel visitors

HIMACHAL: HPCA has covered less land than allotted, claims Sanjay

CHANDIGARH: The big battle: Chandigarh votes today

LUDHIANA: Students give traffic rules the go-by

DELHI: Voting in 7 high-voltage Lok Sabha seats today

OPINIONS: A slap too many

BUSINESS: Sensex rallies 358 points on better growth prospects

NATION: Police get 10 days to conclude probe

SPORTS: Srinivasan faces contempt charge
WORLD: 23 killed, over 100 injured in Islamabad fruit market blast


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SC declines stay on Jat reservation
New Delhi, April 9
The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to stay the Centre's poll-eve notification to include the Jat community in the OBC list for providing the benefits of reservation, saying there was, prima facie, material for taking the decision. "On going through the document, we are prima facie satisfied that it cannot be contended there is no material for taking the decision (to include Jats in OBC list)," a Bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said.

Faridkot shocker for Cong: Danny in fray as Independent
In Sangrur, infighting leaves party nominee Vijay Inder Singla without much support
Faridkot/Sangrur April 9
Less than three weeks to go for voting in Punjab, the Congress is battling fresh dissent in Faridkot and Sangrur Lok Sabha segments. On the last day of filing of nomination papers on Wednesday, party leader Sukhwinder Singh Danny - who had contested and lost the Faridkot seat in 2009, and was denied the ticket this time -decided to contest as an Independent from this reserved constituency.

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UK minister blames Press for fewer Indian students

As UK education authorities ponder over the stunning decline in university applications from Indian students, a British minister has come to a conclusion that the blame lies with India�s �lively� press. �India has a very lively press�its press coverage has been surprisingly negative�, Education Minister David Willetts said in a recent interview to a magazine.


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