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  • 10 Things PM Modi Shared With Akshay Kumar
    In a conversation between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Akshay Kumar, the PM shared a light moment with the actor and spoke about his likes and life in general. Dubbed a "non-political interview", short teasers of the interaction were released to the media on Tuesday. Here are the five things PM Modi shared with Akshay Kumar:
  • Bilkis Bano Case, A 2002 Gujarat Riots Tragedy: 10-Point Timeline
    In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has directed the Gujarat government to give Rs 50 lakhs, a job, accommodation and compensation to Bilkis Bano who was gang-raped in one of the worst single cases in the 2002 Gujarat riots. During the riots, 14 members of Bilkis' family were killed, including her two-and-half-year old daughter who was snatched from her mother's arms and smashed on a rock. This compensation comes two years after the Bombay High court delivered justice, convicting 11 of the accused, including five Gujarat policemen and two doctors for tampering with evidence.
  • Lok Sabha Election 2019 3rd Phase: What Makes Phase 3 Biggest Of Lok Sabha Polls: Your 5-Point Guide
    With today's third round of voting, India's seven-part elections are hitting Prime Time. Rahul Gandhi and Amit Shah - bosses of two of the largest parties going up against each other - will be on the ballot today, besides a slew of heavyweights. More than 18 crore voters - nearly three times the population of the UK - in 13 states and two union territories, including all of Gujarat, Kerala and half of Karnataka, will line up to decide their fate. While many of the contenders are considered too big to have a real challenge on their hands, the Indian electorate has always reserved a surprise or two for the pundits.
  • Elections 2019: 66% Voting In Phase 3, 1 Killed In Violence In Bengal: 10 Points
    The third and largest phase of the national election witnessed a drop in poll percentage, with only 66 per people turning out to vote. Polling across 117 seats in 13 states and two Union Territories was marred by complaints of glitches in Electronic Voting Machines and violence in several states, in which a man died. The whole of Gujarat and Kerala and half of Karnataka voted today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who cast his vote from Gujarat this morning, held a mini road show and made a political speech, for which the Election Commission has sought a report. "I can say with surety that the voter ID is much much more powerful than an IED," he had said. The last of the seven-phase election will be held on May 19, the counting is scheduled for May 23.
  • Lok Sabha Polls 2019: The 12 Biggest Battles In Third Phase Of Lok Sabha Election Today
    The third phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha election is the biggest of the seven rounds, with a maximum of 116 seats going to polls. It is also enormous with respect to the stature of leaders contesting in this round of polling. While BJP President Amit Shah and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi are contesting in their respective seats, Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge, a Congress veteran, is also hoping to be reelected from his seat. This phase is also witnessing some of the most intense contests in Indian politics.
  • 10 Takeaways From 2 Rounds Of Voting In Bihar: NDA Is Squad Goals
    In Bihar, two rounds of polling have taken place and both the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the opposition Mahagathbandhan leaders are claiming that their alliance has done well. This time, the political equations are completely different from 2014. Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United is in an alliance with the BJP and a BJP ally is now with the RJD of Lalu Yadav. Also unusual - the BJP is contesting the same number of seats as Nitish Kumar's party.
  • Mukesh Ambani Turns 62. 10 Things To Know About Asia's Richest Man
    Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman and India's richest man, turns 62 today. Recently, the TIME's magazine featured the business tycoon in the list of "TIME 100 Most Influential People 2019". The list included US President Donald Trump, Pope Francis, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Indian-American comedian Hasan Minhaj. Mukesh Ambani's company of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is a Fortune Global 500 company and India's most valuable company by its market value. According to Forbes, Mukesh Ambani's current net worth is $55.3 Billion.
  • 2019 Lok Sabha Elections: 95 Seats Vote Today, All Of Tamil Nadu, Half Of Karnataka - 5-Point Guide
    More than half of the 95 seats voting in the second round of Lok Sabha elections today are in Southern India, representing nearly nine crore voters. People in 38 constituencies of Tamil Nadu, 14 of the 28 in Karnataka and the lone seat in Puducherry began queuing up early on Thursday in the second phase of the mammoth, seven-round general election in which opposition parties are trying to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi from winning a second term. The main opposition Congress party and its allies need to win big in the southern states if they hope to oust the BJP.
  • Elections 2019: 66% Voting In Phase 2, Faulty EVMs Reported In Many States - 10 Points
    Sporadic clashes in Bengal and Tripura on Thursday marred the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections, in which 66 per cent polling took place. In both places, candidates came under attack and voters clashed with the police, alleging that they were not allowed to vote. Polling was peaceful in Tamil Nadu, where election in one of the 39 Lok Sabha seats was cancelled following cash-for-vote allegations. The election, held simultaneously with by-polls on 18 assembly seats that would decide the fate of the AIADMK government, was preceded by multiple raids involving huge amounts of cash. 95 Lok Sabha seats across 11 states and one in the Union Territory of Puducherry voted in this round, which featured four union ministers and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda. The counting of votes for the seven-phase election, will be held on May 23.
  • Odisha Votes In Second Phase Of Assembly Polls: 10 Points
    The electoral fate of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief Naveen Patnaik will be decided today as Odisha cast votes to elect representatives to 35 assembly constituencies in the second phase of the elections. Polling is also being held in Aska, Kandhamal, Sundergarh, Bargarh and Bolangir Lok Sabha constituencies and the assembly segments under them.
  • Jet Airways Crisis Explained In 10 Points
    Jet Airways, the cash-starved Indian carrier, has suspended all operations from Wednesday night after the State Bank of India-led consortium of lenders turned down its request for emergency funds. The airline, founded by Naresh Goyal, was under Rs 8,000 crore debt and was struggling to stay afloat. Until recently, the airline was the second largest carrier in India by market share. So where did it all go wrong?
  • Jet Airways Suspends Operations, Hopes To Be Back Soon: 10 Points
    Jet Airways, once India's top airline now hit by a debt-crisis, said on Wednesday that it was suspending operations temporarily, having failed to secure emergency funds from its lenders. The airline, saddled with more than Rs 8,000 crore of bank debt, has been teetering for weeks after failing to receive a stop-gap loan of about Rs 1,500 crore from its lenders, as part of a rescue deal agreed upon in late March. Today, Jet said that the lenders rejected its request for around Rs 900 crore while trying to identify an investor willing to acquire a majority stake in the airline and attempt to turn it around.
  • Tamil Nadu Votes Thursday: All You Need To Know
    Tamil Nadu votes in a national election for the first time after the death of its two iconic politicians, J Jayalalithaa and M Karunanidhi, left a vacuum that will be hard to fill. After losing its charismatic leader Jayalalithaa, the ruling AIADMK has been struggling with infighting and a fierce power struggle. This election marks many firsts for the state that sends 39 members to parliament. Two legendary actors, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, have taken the plunge after holding out for many years. Only Kamal Haasan's new party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) is debuting in the election.
  • Lok Sabha Elections 2019: After Rahul Gandhi's 4-Seat Offer, Arvind Kejriwal Retort:10 Facts
    Rahul Gandhi, speaking for the first time on the hard-nosed negotiations with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on an alliance in Delhi for the national election, tweeted today that the party was ready to give up its claim on four of seven seats but Arvind Kejriwal had done a U-turn. "Our doors are still open, but the clock is running out," the Congress president posted. "What U-turn? Your tweet shows your interest in alliance is just pretence," Arvind Kejriwal retorted, accusing Rahul Gandhi, once again, of helping Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Electoral Bonds Stay, Top Court Asks Parties To Submit Funding Details
    Electoral bonds, which have become controversial as they enable big anonymous donations to political parties, will not be stopped in the middle of the national election that started on Thursday. In an interim order, Supreme Court asked all parties contesting the polls to furnish details of funds received through bonds in a sealed cover to the Election Commission by May 30. The details would be in the election body's "safe custody", the top court ruled, putting off its decision on bonds.

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