BJP’s campaign gains momentum; Congress top brass woos voters: PM addresses rallies in UP and Bihar, says security and terrorism biggest issues facing the nation, Amit Shah also participates in multiple rallies and attacks the opposition, Actress Kirron Kher files nomination from Chandigarh; Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi hold rallies and roadshows for Congress in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
PM Modi leads mega roadshow in Varanasi; to file nomination papers on Friday: Ahead of filing nomination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds mega roadshow in the Varanasi; partcipates in Ganga Aarti; garlands the statue of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya; top leadership of the NDA expected as PM Modi files his nomination on Friday.
Congress fields Ajay Rai from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat: Speculation over Priyanka Gandhi Vadra contesting from Varanasi against PM Modi ends; Congress fields Ajay Rai from Varanasi constituency.
Jammu & Kashmir: 2 terrorists killed in encounter in Anantnag: In a major success to security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, two terrorists were killed in Anantnag district after fierce gunfight broke between terrorists and security forces in Bagender Mohalla area of Bijbehara on Thursday early morning.
Aam Aadmi Party releases manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha Elections: The Aam Aadmi Party released its 2019 Lok Sabha polls manifesto with full statehood to Delhi being its central theme.
Security forces eliminate 272 terrorists in J&K last year: While the country is awash in the sights and sounds of the general and assembly polls, security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have kept up their operations against terrorism. Last year 272 terrorists were killed in Jammu and Kashmir, and the number stands at 70 so far this year, including the Jaise-E-Mohammad top brass.
Sri Lanka terror attack: Security alert in Colombo & other parts of country: Security situation in Sri Lanka remain fragile as police and security forces continue with their operations to nab the suspects behind Sunday attacks.
Sri Lankan President calls for all party conference in wake of Sunday’s attacks: Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has called for an all party conference on Thursday to discuss the current situation and future steps in wake of Sunday’s attacks that killed 359 people. The President will also hold a meeting of Inter-religious advisory committee.
Agreement on most demands by protest leaders: Sudan Army rulers: In Sudan, Army rulers have said, they had reached an agreement on most demands made by protest leaders after the two sides held a meeting in Khartoum.
Russian President Putin, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hold first ever Summit: Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hold first-ever summit level talks, both leaders vow to improve relations, Putin says he supports steps to ease tensions in Korean peninsula and avoid nuclear conflict.
Sensex slumps 324 pts; Nifty drops below 11,650 on F&O expiry: Equity benchmark BSE Sensex cracked 324 points on Thursday on heavy selloff in auto, metal, energy and financial stocks as boiling crude prices and depreciating rupee weighed on investor sentiment.
Etihad becomes first major airline to operate plastic-free: UAE’s flag carrier Etihad Airways has become the first airline in the Gulf region to operate a flight without any single-use plastics on board, in a bid to raise awareness about pollution on Earth Day (April 22)
We remain committed to continuously enhancing safety features for users: TikTok: TikTok said it remains committed to “continuously enhancing” safety features for its 120 million users in India after the Madras High Court on Wednesday lifted ban on the short-video app.
Sensex, Nifty open on a positive note ahead of F&O expiry: Equity benchmarks BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty started on a positive note Thursday ahead of the expiry of April derivative contracts, amid strong foreign fund inflow.
Asian Boxing Championships: Kavinder Singh Bisht leads India’s charge into the finals: India shines in Asian Boxing Championship, Kavinder Singh Bisht enters finals along with three more Indian boxers.
ISSF Shooting: Anjum Moudgil, Divyansh Panwar clinch Gold: Indian duo of Anjum Moudgil and Divyansh Panwar win Gold in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event in the ISSF Shooting World Cup in China.
Hamilton wary of rivals’ street smarts in Baku: Championship leader Lewis Hamilton is expecting his main rivals to give him a tough time on the demanding streets of Baku at this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
IPL12: Saini and ABD shine in RCB victory against KXIP: Navdeep Saini’s fabulous penultimate over kept Royal Challengers Bangalore afloat as they beat Kings XI Punjab by 17 runs in an Indian Premier League encounter on Wednesday.
Asian Athletics C’ships: Chitra bags gold to help India finish 4th: P U Chitra led the charge with a gold in women’s 1500m race as India picked up four medals on the fourth and final day of competitions to end at fourth at the medal tally in the Asian Athletics Championships on Wednesday.
German scientists create see-through human organs using 3D tech: Researchers in Munich have created transparent human organs using a new technology that could pave the way to print three-dimensional body parts such as kidneys for transplants.
Madras HC lifts ban on TikTok – but with a condition: The Madras High Court bench on Wednesday lifted its ban on Chinese social media app TikTok with the condition that the platform should not be used to host obscene videos.
In bid to curb misuse, Twitter adds way to report voter-tricking tweets: Twitter on Wednesday began making it easier to report tweets aimed at interfering with people voting, starting first in Europe and India.
World Malaria Day: Thing you must keep in mind: World Malaria Day is observed annually on April 25.
1-hour screen time per day for under-5s: WHOs recommendation for toddlers: Children aged 2 to 4 should not be allowed more than one hour of “sedentary screen time” per day and infants less than one-year-old should not be exposed to electronic screens at all, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
First medical device for treating ADHD approved in US: In a first, a medical device that can treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) through mild electrical pulses has been approved for use in US.
Regional regulatory cooperation must for improving availability and quality of medical products: WHO: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday called for strengthening regulatory cooperation and collaboration among countries in south-east Asia to improve the availability, quality, and safety of medical products.
Love pigs? This pet cafe in Tokyo is for you: The first pig cafe in Tokyo opened its doors to the public and is set to be among the top destination spots for animal lovers and tourists.