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Amidst unprecedented security to preempt any violence, polling for the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls which will seal the fate of a number of Trinamool Congress ministers, began Monday morning.
Phase III of assembly polls in 62 constituencies of West Bengal on Thursday witnessed a series of clashes between political rivals during which bombs were exploded but the violence failed to deter the electors who came out in large numbers, recording a 79.22 per cent voter turnout. The Election Commission said here that the turnout could be more as the figures were based on text messages sent by polling officials from the field till 5 pm.
Amid reports of stray incidents of violence in some pockets, an estimated 60 per cent voters on Monday exercised their franchise till 1 PM in 31 assembly constituencies in three districts of West Bengal in part two of the first phase of election.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi kick-starts election campaign in Assam by addressing a rally at Tinsukia on Saturday. The top Bharatiya Janata Party leader will address four more public meetings in the poll bound state today and two others on Sunday.
Those aged 16 and above will now be tried as adults for heinous crimes like rape as Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill, days after the juvenile convict in the
ghastly 2012 gangrape-cum-murder case walked free for lack of such a legal provision.
Former media magnate and Peter Mukerjea, arrested by the CBI in connection with the sensational Sheena Bora murder case for allegedly "shielding the accused", was sent to CBI custody on Friday. Earlier, a Mumbai magistrate extended the judicial custody of the three prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case till December 3.
President Francois Hollande on Saturday confirmed that 127 people were killed in Paris terror attacks. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria claimed responsibility for the dastardly act.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in the United Kingdom on a three-day visit. He held bilateral talks with his British counterpart David Cameron at 10, Downing Street before addressing a joint press conference with the UK PM at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London. Later, PM Modi addressed the British Parliament where he was given a standing ovation.
A Russian airliner crashed on Saturday in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula. The civilian aircraft was carrying 217 passengers and seven crew members.
Nearly seven million people voted by Wednesday evening in the third round of the Bihar Assembly election.
A massive earthquake measuring 7.5 on richter scale on Monday jolted north India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, causing widespread panic.
The second phase of staggered Assembly Elections in Bihar ended on Friday with about 54 percent of the 8.58 million electorate voting in 32 of the 243 constituencies.
Amid reports of violence and alleged malpractices, over 40 percent polling was recorded till afternoon for election to two municipal corporations and Siliguri Mahukuma Parishad in West Bengal as the CPI(M) called a bandh in Rajarhat-Bidhannagar area on Monday in protest.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday visit Rishikesh to meet his guru Swami Dayanand Giri at his ashram in Sheeshamjhadi. Besides visiting an ashram here, PM Modi is also expected to attend a felicitation ceremony being organised for him in Virbhadra town near here for implementation of One Rank One Pension scheme.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said teachers play a big role in students' life and added that being a teacher is not like any other career. The Prime Minister said: "Leadership quality is essential. You must also be clear why you want to be a leader: to fight elections only or to make a difference."
The nationwide bandh called by 10 trade unions to protest against changes in labour laws and privatisation of PSUs has badly affected normal life in parts of West Bengal, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana. Financial services were hit as lakhs of bank and insurance employees across the country began a one-day strike to protest against the anti-trade union and worker policies of the central government.
The debate between the effectiveness of allopathic medicines and homeopathy has been one of the most disputed in medical history. Both schools of thought at the centre of their practice aim to heal the sick but take on different trajectories to achieve the same. Having said that, a large section of people still rely on the age-old holistic approach of Homeopathy.
Tension prevailed in Gujarat as the death toll in clashes which started on Tuesday during quota agitation by Patel community climbed to nine today and Army was deployed in more cities to rein in the violence.
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Fresh violence broke out during a day long bandh on Wednesday over the demand for OBC quota for Patels in Gujarat even as curfew was clamped in parts of Ahmedabad, Surat and Mehsana districts and thousands of paramilitary and anti-riot personnel were deployed to control the situation.
Congress members from both houses, led by party president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi wore black bands, on Tuesday to protest against the suspension of 25 MPs of the party by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.