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Wednesday, October 15, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 10:45 pm

Exit polls project BJP as largest party in Maha, Haryana
New Delhi: BJP was today projected in exit polls to emerge as the largest party in both Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections stopping short of majority.

Haryana creates history, clocks highest 
ever polling

Chandigarh: History was created in Haryana today as over 73 per cent of the 1.63 crore eligible voters exercised their franchise, surpassing the previous high of 72.65 per cent in 1967. "More than 73 per cent voters had cast their votes.

Haryana: Over 35% turnout in first six hrs, minor clashes reported 

CHANDIGARH: Barring stray incidents, polling in Haryana was by and large going on smoothly as about 35 per cent of the 1.63 crore eligible voters exercised their franchise till 1 pm on Wednesday.

At half time, 33% voting in Maharashtra 
MUMBAI: Over a quarter of Maharashtra's 8.35 crore voters exercised their franchise by Wednesday afternoon in assembly elections that has pitted the BJP against virtually everyone else.

Hooda sips tea, says Modi trying to be Haryana CM 
ROHTAK: It may not have been a deliberate move to link it with Narendra Modi's ascent from a tea-vendor to being the prime minister, but Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday started his day from a roadside tea-stall in Haryana's Rohtak town and within minutes was taking on Modi.

Two injured in firing in Sirsa
PM urges youth to ensure record voting in Maha, Harayana
Shiv Sena takes out advertisements on poll day 
Polling hit in Haryana village as women told to show face 
Parties claim victory in multi-cornered contest in Haryana 

IndiGo to get 250 Airbus A-320
New Delhi: India's no-frill airline IndiGo today placed orders for 250 latest Airbus A-320 neo planes worth USD 25.5 billion or Rs 1.55 lakh crore, making it the European manufacturer's biggest ever contract in terms of aircraft numbers.

Approx 64 pc turn out recorded in Maha Assembly poll 
Mumbai: An estimated 64 per cent of Maharashtra's 8.35 crore voters today cast their ballots in a bitterly-fought election that pollsters said will throw up a hung Assembly with BJP emerging as the single-largest party but falling short of a majority in the 288-member House.

Indian among 12 trekkers killed in Nepal snow storm 

Kathmandu: An Indian was among 12 trekkers killed while 85 others remained missing after being hit by one of the worst snow storms in western Nepal today. "Eight people including an Indian national was killed in Manang district while four foreigners were killed in Mustang district near Thorang Pass," according to officials.

Pak violates ceasefire again in JK, fires along LoC in Poonch

JAMMU: Pakistani troops again violated the ceasefire today by resorting to mortar shelling and firing along the LoC in Poonch district.

Basmati rice exporters asked to adopt village clusters 
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday asked rice exporters to adopt village clusters for quality seed production of Basmati varieties in order to boost export of the premium variety of rice.

Heavy rains kill 18 in Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: Heavy rains induced by the cyclonic Hudhud has left behind a trail of destruction, despair and death in many parts of UP.

Rally to recruit ex-servicemen this month
Darbar move: J-K offices to reopen in Jammu on Nov 10
118 local bodies of 5 states to meet for Ganga cleaning plan
Four bodies dug out in Saddal hamlet in JK, eight yet to be recovered
How friends can make you 'fat'
Cyclone-hit Visakhapatnam limps back to normalcy 
Why Himalayan glaciers are expanding instead of shrinking 
Mark Zuckerberg donates $25 mn to fight Ebola

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Time not right for polls in J-K: Omar
CM meets Home Minister, seeks special package for flood-affected Valley
New Delhi/Srinagar, October 14
Amid reports that the Assembly elections in J&K may be held on time despite the widespread damage by the recent floods, state CM Omar Abdullah today said the situation was not conducive for polling.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with J-K CM Omar Abdullah in New Delhi on Tuesday
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with J-K CM Omar Abdullah in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI

UN snubs Pak on Kashmir issue
New Delhi, October 14
As Pakistan�s efforts to seek the United Nations� intervention on the Jammu & Kashmir issue came a cropper, India today rejected any third-party mediation even as senior military officers on either side discussed the state of affairs along the Line of Control and the International Border.





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Battle lines drawn as Haryana votes today
Chandigarh, October 14
Poll officials wait to collect EVMs at a centre in Gurgaon on TuesdayThe battle lines for the Haryana Assembly polls have been drawn with 1.63 crore voters tomorrow sealing the fate of 1,351 candidates in 90 segments across the state.
Poll officials wait to collect EVMs at a centre in Gurgaon on Tuesday. PTI

BJP fumes as Sidhu�s security withdrawn
Amritsar, October 14
Close on the heels of his outburst against the Akali Dal during the BJP�s campaign in Haryana Assembly elections, the Punjab Government has withdrawn the security cover provided to former Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu. All four gunmen attached to the former MP for security were withdrawn today.

PM visits cyclone-ravaged Vizag; AP gets Rs 1,000-cr aid
Hyderabad, October 14
Army personnel unload a boat for relief works at a village near Vizag on TuesdayAfter an aerial survey of the cyclone-battered coastal AP, PM Narendra Modi today announced an interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore.
Army personnel unload a boat for relief work at a village near Vizag on Tuesday. PTI


PUNJAB: State faces Rs 400-crore overdraft

HARYANA: INLD banks on anti-incumbency, BJP on Modi wave, Cong on growth

J&K: Dismantled toll plaza poses threat to commuters on national highway

HIMACHAL: HC notices to HPCA, BCCI, Kings XI over security spend
UTTARAKHAND: Rawat promises soil health cards to farmers

CHANDIGARH: 2 killed as pick-up, truck collide

LUDHIANA: Burglars hit doc, flee with valuables

DELHI: Dhaula Kuan gangrape: All accused convicted

OPINIONS: Stooping to conquer

NATION: On poll eve, Sena says Cong, NCP dead snakes

BUSINESS: Inflation at 5-year low of 2.38% in Sept on cheaper food prices

SPORTS: Capital gets a goalless draw
WORLD: Ebola outbreak: UN health worker dies in Germany






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Canada takes up India�s concern over radicals
Both countries discuss energy, education, expansion of trade and investment
New Delhi, October 14
Increased cooperation in the field of energy, education, expansion of trade and investment between the two countries today figured prominently while New Delhi flagged the issue of misuse of Canadian soil by pro-Khalistani elements there during the second India-Canada strategic dialogue here.

Al Qaida may attack India this month: Officials
New Delhi, October 14
Al Qaida, the group responsible for the 9/11 attack on New York�s World Trade Center, and which had no reported presence in India till now, has apparently joined hands with Indian terror outfits like the SIMI to plan a series of bombings in the country during the festival season.
Al Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri
Al Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri

J-K cop wins UN female peacekeeper award 
United Nations, October 14
An Indian police inspector has been named recipient of a prestigious international female peacekeeper award by the UN's police division for her "exceptional achievements" in her duty with the UN mission in Afghanistan, including her efforts towards helping victims of sexual and gender-based violence.


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