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SC notice to Centre, EC on PIL seeking e-vote

New Delhi: The SC on Thursday issued notices to the Centre and Election Commission on a PIL seeking exercise of franchise through postal ballots or e-voting for people outside their constituency. A Bench asked the Ministry of Law and Justice and EC to respond to the PIL filed by K Sathyan after his counsel submitted that the electoral laws needed to catch up with technology. TNS

Will stop shooting, Cong warns actors

Bhandara: Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole on Thursday said if Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar did not take a stand on the fuel hike issue, their films would not be allowed. PTI

12-yr-old autistic girl swims record 36 km

Mumbai: Jiya Rai, 12, has created history by swimming 36 km in the Arabian Sea to create awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder. PTI

Commercial markets to shut on Feb 26

New Delhi: Traders' body CAIT on Thursday said all commercial markets would remain closed on February 26 in view of 'Bharat bandh' call. PTI

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