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Voters wait in queues to cast votes at a polling station during the 7th phase of West Bengal Assembly elections at a village near Balurghat in South Dinajpur district, Monday, April 26, 2021. (PTI)

Bengal records 75% voting in seventh phase of polling

Four hot seats -- Bhowanipore, Rasbehari, Ballygunge and Kolkata Port -- in South Kolkata clocked only 59.91 per cent polling

Modi observed that the TMC chief, not the forces, has become the biggest trouble in the polls.  — PTI

Mamata accuses Shah of being 'conspirator' behind shooting of 4 TMC workers

Seeing herself losing the chair, Didi has stooped to such a low level, says Modi

The Election Commission has found that 171 votes were cast at a booth where only 90 people were eligible to exercise their franchise in Halflong Assembly constituency of Dima Hasao district. (Representational Photo: AFP)

A booth with 90 voters in Assam polled 171 votes, officials fired

The district election officer suspended five poll officials of the booth, set up at 107(A) Khotlir LP School, and proposed a repoll

 Five hours before the end of the ban on her campaign, Ms Banerjee cut short her dharna at around 3 pm and headed for home at Harish Chatterjee Street in Kalighat. —AP

Mamata wraps up dharna after EC acts against 3 BJP leaders

The EC ordered campaign ban against 3 BJP leaders -- Rahul Sinha, Midnapore MP Dilip Ghosh Nandigram candidate Suvendu Adhikari

 Paramilitary jawans guard as people wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the first phase of West Bengal Assembly elections, at Chandrapur in Lalgarh, Saturday, March 27, 2021. (PTI)

Sporadic violence marks first phase of West Bengal polls

54.90 per cent of 73.80 lakh voters exercise their franchise till 1 pm in 30 seats where polling is underway for first phase


CSK skipper M.S. Dhoni with his daughter Ziva at the post match ceremony. (Photo: BCCI)

Teenager held for issuing rape threats against M S Dhoni's daughter Ziva

The nature of the threat had caused a huge outrage on social media, with several celebrities expressing disgust and demanding action

 Sister Abhaya.

Sister Abhaya murder: Both accused found guilty after 28 years

Another accused in the case, Fr Poothrakayal was discharged earlier over lack of evidence

 Kanpur's Senior Superintendent of Police Preetinder Singh. (ANI)

Uttar Pradesh: Minor gang rape survivor's father dies after being hit by truck

Another case is to be filed in the accident of the victim's father apart from the rape case, said Kanpur's Senior Superintendent of Police

After the CRPF attack, Hidma left the Bastar region and moved to the dense forest areas close to the Chhattisgar-Andhra-Telangana borders. —  Representational image/PTI

Mastermind behind brutal killing of 22 CRPF commandos traced to Andhra Pradesh jungles

A massive aerial surveillance was launched in the Bastar region too with helicopters and drones

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 Oxygen cylinders brought from Maharashtra being unloaded from a truck. (PTI File)

Railways' 'Oxygen Express' trains to meet high demand amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Amid spiralling coronavirus cases in the country, the demand for medical oxygen in the country has gone through the roof

Some 23 mobile oxygen generation plants are being airlifted from Germany and they will be deployed in military hospitals catering to Covid patients. — Representational image/AP

Armed Forces to import 23 mobile O2 generation plants from Germany

Each mobile oxygen plant has a capacity to produce 40 litres of oxygen per minute and 2,400 litres an hour

Modi called for “concrete action at a high speed, on large scale, and with a global scope” to combat climate change, adding he and US President Joe Biden are launching the “India-US Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 partnership” to help “mobilise investments, demonstrate clean technologies, and enable green collaborations”. —  Representational image/PTI

Modi calls for quick action to save world

Modi said that humanity is battling a pandemic and tht it is a timely reminder that the grave threat of climate change has not disappeared

 A relative of a Covid-19 victim (2L) pays his respect before a cremation at Nigambodh Ghat Crematorium on the banks of the Yamuna river in New Delhi in the early hour of April 22, 2021. (AFP)

COVID-19: Over 3.32 lakh fresh cases in India in single day, record 2,263 fatalities

Country's total tally surge to 1,62,63,695, while active cases cross the 24-lakh mark

A health worker takes a swab sample for a Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) at a roadside market following restrictions imposed by the state government amidst rising Covid-19 coronavirus cases, in Mumbai on April 6, 2021. (Indranil Muukherjee / AFP)

India reports 1.15 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases: Biggest single-day rise so far

The single-day rise in coronavirus cases breached the 1-lakh mark for the second time in three days