Today is the largest single day of voting in the five-week national election. Here is your 10-point cheat-sheet to this story:
The 11-day-old alliance between the BJP and Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party seems headed for trouble over the BJP's choice of candidates. Mr Naidu is expected to speed dial the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and president Rajnath Singh today.
A deep-sea drone had completed its much-anticipated first full scan of the seabed in the remote Indian Ocean, the team looking for a missing Malaysian jetliner said on Thursday, as an air and surface search became less likely to yield results.
Anurag Kashyap's movie Gulaal (2009), which was set against a political backdrop, featured a song called 'Aarambh'. It seems that the song is being used by Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) supporters for their prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi. According to a source, the video of the song, featuring Modi has also been uploaded on YouTube.
Mango exporters who were upset about the ban on alphonsos from India that was imposed by the UK government this year, have now found support from UK importers themselves.
She marched through her campaign office like a candidate from almost anywhere in the world, girding herself to address a scrum of reporters.
All of Karnataka and much of Rajasthan and Maharashtra are voting today in the biggest of nine phases in the general elections. Of the 121 constituencies across 12 states where polling is on, the Congress holds 36 seats and the BJP 40.
Vice Admiral Robin K Dhowan will be India's next Navy Chief. His appointment has been cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).
Polling is today underway in 20 Lok Sabha constituencies of Rajasthan where over 3.48 crore voters are expected to exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 239 candidates.
National shock at a ferry disaster that may have claimed the lives of hundreds of South Korean schoolchildren was mixed with fury on Thursday at growing evidence that many passengers were denied a proper chance to escape the sinking vessel.
An appeal from several Bollywood actors, directors and scriptwriters to Indian voters has split the film industry into two camps.
A Chinese court jailed a blogger for three years on Thursday, state media reported, the first person to be sentenced in a government-led crackdown on so-called Internet rumours.
AAP activist Nishnat Verma had sought a FIR against Mr Modi for allegedly hiding information about his marital status in his affidavit during Gujarat assembly elections
Scores of female students kidnapped by Islamic militants from a northeastern Nigerian school are free, Nigeria's military reported on Wednesday.
General Mills, the maker of iconic cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty Crocker, has quietly added language to its website to alert consumers that they give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, "join" it in online communities like Facebook, enter a company-sponsored sweepstakes or contest or interact with it in a variety of other ways.