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Voting important process of democracy, must vote: Aamir Khan

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) — Bollywood’s thinking actor Aamir Khan came along with wife and director Kiran Rao to... (more...)

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EC issues notices to Beni, Katiyar

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) — The Election Commission Thursday issued notices to BJP leader Vinay Katiyar and union... (more...)

Heavy polling in West Bengal (Fourth Lead)

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) — Notwithstanding the oppressive heat, enthusiastic voters stood in long queues, as around... (more...)

Tiny Pacific nation sues world’s 9 nuclear-armed powers, demanding disarmament action

By Cara Anna THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United... (more...)

Suicide bomber kills 4 in Pakistan, including officer; military airstrikes kill 16 militants

By Adil Jawad THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan — A bombing in southern Pakistan killed a police officer known... (more...)

Suicide bomber kills 4 in Pakistan, including officer; military airstrikes kill 16 militants

By Adil Jawad THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan — A bombing in southern Pakistan killed a police officer known... (more...)

24 suspected militants killed in Pakistan

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) — At least 24 suspected militants were killed and 20 others injured in a massive aerial... (more...)

Voters brave heat, queue up at Bengal booths (Third Lead)

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) — Braving the soaring mercury, enthusiastic voters stood in long queues at various West Bengal... (more...)

Bollywood votes early, asks people to vote

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) — Leading Bollywood actors including Aamir Khan, Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar voted here early... (more...)

Congress, BJP seek repoll in some booths

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) — The Congress Thursday demanded repolling in a booth in Malda district after two of its candidates... (more...)

Jharkhand Police raid Giriraj’s house, BJP leader missing

Patna, April 24 (IANS) — Jharkhand Police Thursday raided the house of Giriraj Singh in Barahiya in Bihar’s Lakhisarai... (more...)

Ten suspected militants killed in Khyber airstrikes

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) — At least 10 suspected militants were killed and 15 injured when Pakistani security forces... (more...)

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