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Thursday, April 24, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 9:30 pm

Moderate polling in the sixth phase of LS poll
NEW DELHI: Moderate polling was recorded in 117 seats spread across 11 states that went to polls on Thursday. The fate of 2076 candidates will be decided by 18 crore voters in the polls.

Modi files nomination papers
Varanasi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday filed his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi constituency, saying he had been called by �Mother Ganga� to contest from this holy city.

Cong demands FIR against Modi for model code 'violation'�
NEW DELHI: The Congress demanded registration of an FIR against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for �flagrant violation� of the model code by telecasting his roadshow and filing of nomination in Varanasi in the 117 constituencies going to the polls on Thursday.

Modi wave creation of media: PM
Guwahati: "I don't think there is any Modi wave. It is the creation of the media. The country has not been swept by any Modi wave," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told reporters after voting at a polling booth in Dispur Government Higher Secondary School along with his wife Gursharan Kaur.

Will not take immediate decision on Lokpal, Centre tells SC
NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that it will not take any immediate decision on the appointment of chairperson and members of the Lokpal.

Giriraj Singh files anticipatory bail plea
PATNA: Facing imminent arrest for his alleged hate speech, BJP leader Giriraj Singh on Thursday applied for anticipatory bail in the district court here hours after a joint team of Bihar and Jharkhand police raided his house to arrest him.

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Crucial day as 117 seats in11 states, UT go to polls today
Phase 6: 2,076 candidates in fray * Sushma, Mulayam�s fate to be sealed
New Delhi, April 23
A total of 117 constituencies across 11 states and the union territory of Puducherry will go to votes tomorrow in which over 18 crore voters will cast their votes in what will be the sixth of the nine-phase elections. A total of 2,076 candidates are in the fray.



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Giriraj to surrender today; fresh EC notice to Azam
Patna/New Delhi, April 23
Facing arrest for his controversial statements, senior BJP leader Giriraj Singh today said that he would surrender before the court tomorrow, while the Election Commission issued a fresh notice to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for his reported objectionable remarks against the EC and circumventing a ban imposed on him from campaigning in Uttar Pradesh.

Women cops to probe rape cases in Haryana
Chandigarh, April 23
Used to being part of an all-male investigation team, Haryana Police sub-inspector Rajesh Kumari has independently handled investigations in five cases during the last three months. From merely �being there� to fulfil the mandatory requirement of having a police woman present during rape investigations, Rajesh Kumari is now a full-fledged Investigating Officer, like several police women across Haryana.

Hemkund Sahib yatra from May 25
Chandigarh, April 23
Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat in Chandigarh. Parvesh ChauhanWith reconstruction, rehabilitation of the victims of the 2013 cloudburst disaster and the Char Dham yatra taking centrestage in Uttarakhand politics, Chief Minister Harish Rawat today announced that pilgrimage to Kedarnath would resume on May 4 and to Badrinath on May 5. The pilgrimage to Hemkund Sahib will start from May 25.

Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat in Chandigarh. Parvesh Chauhan


PUNJAB: HC upholds state�s decision not to invite objections to land acquisition

HARYANA: Hisar students block road against arrest of teachers for molestation 

J&KDigging of roads for laying sewers inconveniences Jammu residents

HIMACHAL: Shanta blames govt for poor roads

CHANDIGARH: Finally, supervisor in police net

LUDHIANA: Purse of SGPC chief�s kin snatched

DELHI: Water, power supply: LG takes steps to prepare for summer

OPINIONS: Getting nasty

NATION: Encouraged by Modi�s remark on ties: Pak envoy

BUSINESS: Deepak Fertilisers raises stake in Mangalore Chemicals
SPORTS: �County cricket counts a lot�
WORLD: Ukraine crisis: US sends troops to Baltic states


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Bathinda, April 23
Jassi Jasraj, AAP candidateThe Mohali District Election Office has indicted Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Bathinda seat and Punjabi singer Jasraj Singh Longia, also known as Jassi Jasraj, for having enrolled himself as voter at two places under different names. Jasraj faces a criminal case for dual votes.

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Wheat in Atta-Dal Scheme not edible: Punjab lab
Faridkot, April 23
A month after a farmer waved poor-quality rotis � made of wheat supplied by the Punjab Government under the Atta-Dal Scheme � in front of the Chief Minister during a rally in Faridkot, the State Food and Drug Laboratory has found the wheat and flour samples unfit for human consumption.

A farmer protests against poor-quality rotis in Faridkot. A file photo
A farmer protests against poor-quality rotis in Faridkot. A file photo