Updated:Apr 16, 2014 11:43 AM

The single largest round of voting will unfold across 12 states on Thursday, setting the stage for a final push from parties for the business end of the world’s largest elections. More than 195 million voters will have their say in 121 seats and decide the electoral fortunes of the old...

Updated:Apr 16, 2014 07:36 AM

Probe into alleged irregularities in allocation of Talabira-II coal block has gained momentum as the CBI has started questioning top executives of the Aditya Birla Group and is likely to quiz former Coal Secretary P.C. Parakh next week. Official sources said that some of the top executives of Birla group company...

Updated:Apr 16, 2014 07:33 AM

GANDHINAGAR: The Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general election, Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, rejected the view that he had remained silent on the February 2002 communal riots in Gujarat, which according to official figures, claimed the lives of 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus; caused injuries to...

Updated:Apr 16, 2014 02:34 AM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday revealed that the Mudgal committee report on IPL spot-fixing has named N Srinivasan and 12 eminent cricketers.  

Updated:Apr 16, 2014 12:34 AM

So far, 368 people have been rescued, local reports say.A major rescue operation is under way, involving 34 naval, coastguard and civilian ships, and 18 helicopters.The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, in the north-west, to the southern resort island of Jeju.

Updated:Apr 16, 2014 12:29 AM

Calling the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) the ‘Department of Dirty Tricks (DDT) and a ‘government hatchet’, former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi Tuesday said it should shed this image.

Updated:Apr 15, 2014 12:32 AM

The former Coal Secretary released his book "Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths" in New Delhi on Monday. Former Coal Secretary P.C. Parakh on Monday said the coal scam could have been avoided had Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pushed for reforms, including e-marketing and open auction of coal blocks, as...

Updated:Apr 15, 2014 12:29 AM

NEW DELHI: For the first time in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, a poll on Monday predicted a clear majority for any pre-poll alliance with NDTV projecting that NDA would get 275 seats in the 543-member House. This is 16 seats more than the poll had predicted last month. BJP on...

Updated:Apr 14, 2014 07:20 AM

SYDNEY/PERTH: A US Navy underwater drone will be deployed to scour the floor of the Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, search officials said on Monday, launching a new phase of the operation after nearly six weeks of fruitless searching. PERTH: Search crews will for the first time send...

Updated:Apr 14, 2014 12:46 AM

Imagine a Narendra Modi vs Priyanka Gandhi contest for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat. It would have been the mother of all election battles, and would have put everything and everyone else in the shade. It would have electrified the nation and riveted the attention of the world.  

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