In a first, Rahul Gandhi in Amethi on polling day

In a first in the last one decade, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday reached his parliamentary constituency Amethi during voting. Gandhi’s visit comes as the going seemed to be getting tough for the incumbent MP, more so after the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi visited the family bastion and urged the people to shun dynastic politics and vote ...

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Elections in Seemandra: Jagan, Vijayamma cast votes in Pulivendula

 YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, his mother and party’s honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma and other family members cast their votes in Pulivendula in their native Kadapa district. Jagan, as the young leader is popularly known, is contesting for Andhra Pradesh assembly from Pulivendula, a seat represented by his late father Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and more recently by ...

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Elections in Seemandhra : Polling underway in Seemandhra amid sporadic clashes

Polling is underway Wednesday for 25 Lok Sabha and 175 assembly seats in Seemandhra amid sporadic clashes between activists of rival parties, officials said. Long queues were seen since early morning at many polling stations in 13 districts. Technical snag in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) delayed start of the polling at few places. Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwarlal said the faulty ...

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3 Billion Netizens World Over by End of 2014, Says UN Report

The number of netizens world over will reach 3 billion by the end of 2014, and two-third of them from the emerging world, with the mobile users reaching a whopping number of 7 billion, said a UN report. The report by the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) said 44 percent of the world’s households will have internet access by 2014 ...

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IPL 2014: Daredevils’ Duminy relishing role of a finisher

Delhi Daredevils batsman JP Duminy said here Tuesday that he is enjoying his role of batting down the order in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The South African is currently the highest run-scorer for the Delhi outfit in IPL with two unbeaten half-centuries and is relishing his role of a finisher. He has scored 240 runs ...

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Raghuram Rajan signed banknotes soon!

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will shortly issue banknotes of Rs.1,000 and Rs.20 denomination incorporating rupee symbol and bearing the signature of governor Raghuram Rajan. According to a statement released by the RBI Tuesday, these banknotes will be in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005. “The design of these notes to be issued now is similar in all respects to the ...

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Soccer news: Rooney extends contract with Bengaluru FC

Australian striker Sean Rooney has extended his contract with I-League champions Bengaluru FC for another year while Liberian midfielder Johnny Menyongar was released by coach Ashley Westwood. Rooney, 25, renewed his contract for another term following a remarkable season which saw him get on the scoresheet a total of ten times for Bengaluru. He also became the second-highest goalscorer for ...

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Helpline for young mothers launched

A nationwide breastfeeding and miscarriage support helpline was launched here Tuesday to help educate young mothers. The helpline, managed by experts, will provide emotional and remedial assistance to couples who have suffered miscarriage. It was an initiative by Fortis Mamma Mia, a fitness, wellness and information solution for maternity and child care. “We recognise the challenges women face during the ...

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Pakistani parliament lifts YouTube ban

Pakistan’s National Assembly Tuesday approved a resolution to lift a ban on video-sharing website Youtube, a media report said. Pakistan People Party’s Shazia Marri submitted a resolution demanding the ban be lifted which was unanimously accepted by the lower house of parliament, Dawn online reported. Marri said the ban be lifted as the website has deleted all objectionable material in ...

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Bollywood News: I lack observation says, Amitabh Bachchan

Everything about Amitabh Bachchan may seem likeable to his multitude of fans. But the megastar says he “hates everything” about himself, and hopes that he can be a better observer. At the behest of one of his fans, IANS asked Big B about the one thing he hates about himself. He was quick to respond: “I hate everything about me ...

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Any BP Reading above Normal may Cause Stroke, says New Study

Anyone with blood pressure that’s higher than the optimal 120/80 mmHg may be more likely to have a stroke, according to a new meta-analysis published in the March 12, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The meta-analysis looked at all of the available research on the risk of developing stroke in people ...

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Why should you marry in summer?

The sweltering heat in the summer may make you wary of getting married in the season, but there are reasons why it can be the ideal season to get hitched. Vashi.com shares a few reasons as to why you should fix a summer date for your D-day, reports femalefirst.co.uk: * Mood: Everyone is in a better mood in summer. That ...

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Hollywood News: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ mints Rs.41.7 crore in India in four days

Hollywood superhero movie “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” has raked in Rs. 41.7 crore in four days since its release. Directed by Marc Webb, the movie hit the screens May 1 in India. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” grossed approximately Rs.41.7 crore (approximately $6.92 million) in its four-day opening weekend. According to Sony Pictures India, the film has registered the highest ever ...

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Money transfer via Google Glass soon!

With Google Glass eyewear, soon send money to your friends and relatives in a jiffy. You just need a few gestures and a voice command. According to the TechCrunch website, Google is planning to debut Google Wallet on Google Glass. If this is true, as reports say internal testings are one, you can make mobile payments from within the Wallet ...

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Sandalwood News: Kannada remake of ‘Mirchi’ strikes gold

Kiccha Sudeep-starrer “Maanikya”, the Kannada remake of recent Telugu blockbuster “Mirchi”, has minted Rs.14 crore on its opening weekend. The movie released May 1 in the state. It is expected to register the highest first week opening in the language in recent times, predicts a trade analyst. Made on a budget of Rs.18 crore, “Maanikya” was also helmed by Sudeep. ...

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Tollywood News: Re-release of ‘Hrudaya Kaleyam’ my gift to fan says, Sampoornesh Babu

Recent Telugu low-budget hit “Hrudaya Kaleyam” will be re-released Friday in Andhra Pradesh on the occasion of actor Sampoornesh Babu’s birthday. A few scenes will be added to the film to draw audiences to the cinemas. “When the film was originally released in April, many people couldn’t watch it because schools and colleges had exams and also due to the ...

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IPL 2014: DD vs CSK Match Post-View, Man of the Match

Dwayne Smith took the attack to the Delhi Daredevils bowlers as the Chennai Super Kings registered an emphatic 8-wicket win with two balls to spare. While chasing a competitive 179, the CSK opener – who was ably supported by Brendon McCullum and Suresh Raina during separate phases of the run-chase – struck four fours and eight maximums on his way ...

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