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Last updated: Friday, April 25, 2014 1:32:11 AM

Logo launched for Festival of India in China
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The ministry of culture Thursday launched a colourful logo made by putting together the face of a Kathakali dancer and a Beijing opera mask for a year-long Indian cultural celebration in China to foster ties between the two nations.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:26:07 PM

BSF recovers 10 kg heroin in Punjab
Amritsar, April 24 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) personnel recovered 10 kg heroin following a shootout with smugglers from Pakistan in the Amritsar sector, BSF officials said Thursday.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:24:03 PM

Over 81 percent turnout in Bengal, polling mostly peaceful
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Braving the sweltering heat, voters turned up in huge numbers as around 81.42 percent polling was recorded in six Lok Sabha constituencies of West Bengal Thursday, amid stray incidents of violence.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:20:05 PM

Air India to lease aircraft to generate cash
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) In a bid to generate extra revenue, the cash-strapped national carrier Air India Thursday sought to lease 14 old Airbus A320 aircraft.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:18:04 PM

Over 77 percent cast ballot in Assam amid violence (Evening Lead)
Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) A policeman was killed in a mob attack on a polling station, while another man died and 14 people were injured in a clash between supporters of two parties, as 77 percent of Assam voters cast ballot in the state's last six Lok Sabha constituencies that went to polls Thursday.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:16:06 PM

Clash in Rajasthan's Dausa during voting, turnout nearly 60 percent (Fifth Lead)
Jaipur, April 24 (IANS) A clash between villagers and police that also left many media persons injured in Rajasthan's Dausa marred voting even as nearly 60 percent of the eight million-plus electors cast their ballots in five constituencies in the state's second and final phase of polling.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:00:03 PM

110 million vote in India, BJP says it's 'Modi tsunami' (National Roundup)
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Nearly 110 million people peacefully voted Thursday in 117 Lok Sabha constituencies in 12 states in a staggered election that will see three more rounds to decide who gets to govern India the next five years.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:58:03 PM

Amarinder's open letter to Modi on 'criminalised' politics
Amritsar, April 24 (IANS) Congress candidate from Amritsar Amarinder Singh Thursday asked BJP leader Narendra Modi whether he was coming to Punjab to give his stamp of approval to "criminalised politics" being promoted by the state's Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:54:04 PM

Heavy voter turnout, stray incidents in West Bengal (Sixth Lead, correcting figure of electorate)
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Disregarding the sweltering heat, voters turned up in large numbers with around 83 percent polling being recorded as voting came to an end in six Lok Sabha constituencies of West Bengal Thursday.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:50:08 PM

Two-thirds electorate cast ballot in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, April 24 (IANS) Around two-thirds of the electorate in Chhattisgarh's seven Lok Sabha constituencies cast their ballots Thursday in the third and final phase of election in the state, officials said.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:46:26 PM

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