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40 pc polling in Gorakhpur, 29 in Phulpur till 4 pm: EC officials; CM Yogi also casts vote
Lucknow: Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituency witnesses a polling percentage of around 40 per cent while Phulpur saw a turnout of around 29 per cent till 4 pm, Election Commission sources say.
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Kathua rape-and-murder was a plan to drive nomads out: Official
Jammu: The rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district was a plan aimed at driving out the Bakharwal nomads from here, an official says.
Patient's severed leg put under his head as pillow at govt hospital in UP
Jhansi (UP): A man's leg, which got severed in a bus accident, was allegedly used as a pillow to prop him up at the state-run Maharani Laxmibai Medical College here, prompting the Uttar Pradesh government to suspend four staff and order a departmental probe into it.
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Mizo, Assam CMs talk amid border clashes; Centre seeks reports
Hailakandi (Assam)/Aizawl: Amid clashes between the Assam Police and Mizoram protesters over the disputed border, chief ministers of the two states held a telephonic talk even as the Union home ministry sought reports on the incidents.
DEL13 POL-SCINDIA INTERVIEW Strong signs of Cong resurgence in Hindi heartland: Scindia
New Delhi: The Congress may have suffered a crushing defeat in the Northeast, but senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia feels that there are "very strong signs" of the party's resurgence in the Hindi heartland which would be crucial in the 2019 general election. By Asim Kamal
BOM3 MH-CLINTON-US POLLS
Russian interference in US polls more than alarming: Clinton
Mumbai: Describing the 2016 presidential polls in the US as the "first reality TV elections", former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has alleged Russian interference in the American elections was "unprecedented and more than alarming".
Buildings being created sans sense, planned devp missing: Architect Doshi
Ahmedabad: For noted architect Balkrishna Doshi, who has won an award considered architecture's Nobel equivalent, a smart city, the current buzzword in urban space, should reflect its residents' aspirations and built with a holistic approach.
By Kumar Anand
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PM for concessional financing of solar projects
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for concessional financing and less-risky funds for solar projects to raise the share of solar power in the energy basket, provide cheaper electricity and cut carbon emissions.
$1tn needed to achieve 1TW solar power capacity by 2030: French President
New Delhi: French President Emmanuel Macron says USD 1 trillion will be needed to achieve one terawatt (TW) of solar power capacity by 2030.
DEL17 AVI-AIRINDIA-JET AIRWAYS
Jet Airways, Air France-KLM, Delta consortium to bid for Air India
New Delhi: A consortium of Jet Airways, Air France-KLM and Delta Airlines understood to have expressed interest in the disinvestment of national carrier Air India, according to sources.
Akhil Sheoran wins gold in shooting World Cup
New Delhi: Young Akhil Sheoran clinches the gold medal in men's 50m rifle 3 position with plenty to spare as India continued their superlative run at the ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico.
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Xi set to rule China for life as parliament scraps two term limit
Beijing: China's one-party political landscape changes as the country's rubber-stamp parliament ratified a historic constitutional amendment abolishing the two-term limit for President Xi Jinping, paving the way for his continuation in power perhaps for life. By K J M Varma
Fresh violence erupts in Lanka as Muslim-owned restaurant comes under attack
Colombo: Fresh violence erupts in Sri Lanka after a Muslim-owned restaurant was attacked in an alleged hate crime incident in the north western province, a day after President Maithripala Sirisena appointed a commission to probe a spate of anti-Muslim riots in the violence-hit Kandy district that prompted him to impose a nationwide state of emergency.
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