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Thursday, May 8, 2014, Chandigarh, India

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BJP launches all-out attack on EC, RO over Modi rally
VARANASI: The BJP today mounted an all-out attack on the Election Commission over the refusal of permission for holding a rally to Narendra Modi who questioned its neutrality, while protests were held here and in Delhi demanding removal of the Returning Officer.

Chidambaram slams Modi for 'outrageous' attack on EC
NEW DELHI: Finance Minister P. Chidambaram today slammed Narendra Modi for his "outrageous" attack on the Election Commission, saying it showed BJP's desperation in the elections.

Jama Masjid attack: Delhi Police chargesheets Bhatkal, aide
NEW DELHI: Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar were today chargesheeted by the Delhi Police in a court here in connection with the September 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack case, where a bomb fitted in a car had exploded.

India rejects WHO data showing Delhi air as world's dirtiest
NEW DELHI: India's air monitoring centre on Thursday dismissed data released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that showed New Delhi's air as the dirtiest worldwide, saying the finding was biased and misleading.

Indian Embassy outsources visa, passport services to new firm
WASHINGTON: The Indian Embassy in the US has announced to outsource its passport and visa related services to a new company for all its diplomatic missions in America following complaints against the current service provider.





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High on poll fever, hills smash records
66% polling in Himachal
Monks come out of a polling booth at Thiksey monastery in Leh on WednesdayShimla, May 7
Himachal surpassed previous records on Wednesday, as 66 per cent voters made their way to polling booths, the highest turnout in 16 Lok Sabha elections held since Independence. The highest turnout recorded in the state was in 1998 when 65.31 per cent of the electorate cast their vote.
Monks come out of a polling booth at Thiksey monastery in Leh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Anand Sharma
Constituency-wise break-up: Kangra 64.71% | Mandi 65% Hamirpur 69% | Shimla 65.2% | Sujanpur Assembly 71.07%






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Over 60 million vote in penultimate round
New Delhi, May 7
High turnout was registered in the penultimate phase of the Lok Sabha elections today. Over 60 million people voted in 64 constituencies to seal the fate of 1,737 candidates, including Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, his cousin Varun, Ram Vilas Paswan and Rabri Devi. One person was killed when the police opened fire outside a polling booth in Biharís Sitamarhi district to prevent booth capturing.

Uíkhand sees 10% surge in turnout
Dehradun, May 7
Over 62 per cent voters cast their votes to seal the fate of 74 candidates in fray for the five Lok Sabha seats amid tight security in Uttarakhand today. Sources put the overall turnout percentage at 62.75 (till 6 pm), indicating a 10 per cent increase from the 2009 General Election. The highest turnout of 76 per cent was recorded in Haridwar district.

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BJP takes on EC after Modi denied permission for Varanasi rallies
New Delhi, May 7
Narendra Modi shows a victory sign at a rally in BiharThe BJP today accused the Election Commission of denying permission to Narendra Modi to hold rallies in Varanasi at the behest of the ruling Samjawadi Party. The party has declared an all-out war against the Election Commission and has decided to protest in Varanasi and outside the EC office in Delhi.
Narendra Modi shows a victory sign at a rally in Bihar. PTI

inter state water disputes
SC: Legislature canít nullify judgments
New Delhi, May 7
In a verdict that could have a direct bearing on pending inter-state water disputes, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled Parliament and Assemblies had no power to enact laws to nullify judicial verdicts based on facts and findings.

MH370 fallout
Track flights in real time, DGCA tells airlines
New Delhi, May 7
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) today instructed all scheduled and non-scheduled operators to track all aircraft in real time. The guidelines have been issued as mystery continues to shroud the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which has been untraceable for two months now.
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