Day: April 23, 2019

New IRA admits responsibility for killing N.Ireland journalist

Dissident republican group the New IRA on Tuesday admitted responsibility for killing Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee last week as police said they had arrested a 57-year-old woman in connection with the shooting. The New IRA “offer our full and sincere apologies to the partner, family and friends […]

Modi casts vote on India’s ‘Super Tuesday’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi cast his vote on India’s “Super Tuesday” when the biggest number of seats are decided in the country’s marathon election. The nationalist leader compared voting to Hindus cleansing their sins by bathing in the Ganges river after he cast his ballot in his home […]

Top Myanmar court rejects appeal of award-winning Reuters reporters

Myanmar’s Supreme Court rejected the latest appeal Tuesday by two Pulitzer-prize winning Reuters journalists who were jailed for seven years on charges linked to their reporting on the Rohingya crisis, as hopes now turn to a presidential pardon. Reporters Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, have […]

Voter ID more powerful than IED, says Modi after casting vote

Ahmedabad : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said the voter ID (identity card) is more powerful than the IED (improvised explosive device) of terrorists. He was speaking after casting his vote during the single-phase polling for Lok Sabha in his home state Gujarat. After casting his vote, Modi walked […]

Rafale: SC issues contempt notice to Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Tuesday issued criminal contempt notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his “chowkidar chor” remarks on the Rafale judgment, which the apex court had said were “incorrectly attributed” to it. The top court said it will hear on April 30 the criminal contempt […]

AIADMK announces candidates for 4 assembly seats

Chennai :  The ruling AIADMK Tuesday announced its candidates for by-polls to four Assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu scheduled on May 19. Party Coordinator O Panneerselvam and Joint Coordinator K Palaniswami said in a statement that the decision to field the candidates to Sulur, Aravakurichi, Tirupprankundram and Ottapidaram (SC) […]

26 per cent polling recorded in Bihar till noon

Patna :  An estimated 26 per cent of 89.09 lakh voters exercised their franchise till noon on Tuesday in five Lok Sabha seats in the third phase of polling in Bihar. Polling is underway in a peaceful manner in Jhanjharpur, Supaul, Araria, Madhepura and Khagaria, though EVM malfunctioning delayed […]

Akhilesh alleges EVM malfunctioning across India

Lucknow :  Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday alleged that EVMs were “malfunctioning or voting for the BJP” across the country and termed it a “criminal negligence”. “EVMs across India malfunctioning or voting for the BJP. DMs say poll officials untrained to operate EVMs. 350+ being replaced. This is […]

34.87 pc polling recorded till 11am in West Bengal

Kolkata :  An estimated 34.87 per cent of over 80 lakh electorate exercised their franchise till 11 am in five Lok Sabha constituencies of West Bengal, amid reports of sporadic violence from isolated places of Murshidabad and Balurghat, an election official said. Barring a few incidents of clashes and […]

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