Several union ministers including Nitin Gadkari, Kiren Rijiju and VK Singh are among those whose fate will be decided today. Counting of votes will take place on May 23. The state has gone for early Assembly polls a year ago. All parliamentary constituencies in Tamil Nadu (39 seats) and Puducherry (one seat) will go for polling in the second phase. Only two of the 42 West Bengal seats, Cooch Behar and Alipurduar, are going to the polls on Thursday. In Bihar, voting is under way in four - Aurangabad, Gaya, Nawada and Jamui - out of 40 seats. Last time in 2014, the TD went to the polls in alliance with the BJP.
IED blast in Narayanpur, Chhattisgarh.
PM Modi calls upon citizens to turn out in record numbers. Of the 26 Lok Sabha candidates, only two are women while among 191 Assembly candidates, 16 are women.
"I specially urge young and first-time voters to vote in large numbers", he said.
RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat also appealed to voters to exercise their franchise.
A total of four parliamentary constituencies (Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Berhampur and Koraput) and 28 corresponding assembly constituencies will go to polls in the first phase tomorrow. The EC added that 7764 third gender voters will also exercise their franchise in the first phase. Union minister and BJP leader, Hansaraj Ahir is seeking a fourth term from Chandrapur.
Assam will see five seats going to the polls with Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi in the fray from Kaliabor.
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The Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency is a special case as 185 candidates, including over 170 farmers, are in the fray. He will take on the BSP's Satveer Nagar and the Congress' Arvind Singh along with 10 other candidates.
The State Election Commission has already dispatched polling parties to their respective stations.
Polling for all 25 Lok Sabha and 175 assembly seats will be held simultaneously. Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place for the Lok Sabha elections and tight vigil is being maintained at interstate borders.
Naidu's son Nara Lokesh is making his electoral debut, contesting for Assembly from Mangalagiri in capital region of Amaravati.
YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy, an aspirant for the CM's post, is fighting from his family's pocketborough Pulivendula.
The state was formally divided after the 2014 polls.
The pair, of Mount Vernon, New York, stayed at the all-inclusive Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa resort in Samaná from 23- 27 March. Turner said her brother is not the type of person who would "just run off on a hiatus", adding that he has a daughter.
Van Dijk certainly believes his side can go all the way but he is under no illusions about just how hard the task will be. Liverpool star Van Dijk has played a key role in the club's title bid as they seek their first league title since 1990.
Roberto Firmino , provider for the first goal, got on the scoresheet after netting a tap-in from a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross. We also saw one or two counter-attacks, but the rest of the game we played really well.
Davis two shy of the record for consecutive hitless at-bats by a position player, according to the Elias Sports Bureau . Mullins scored on a Little League homer after a throwing error from second baseman Jurickson Profar in the second.
No word yet on exactly how August plans to bring this story to life, but the way I see it we have three options here. We're finally going to learn a whole lot more about that one summer night when Danny Zucko and Sandy Olsson met.
For now, the details regarding the hardware requirements for sensing the pressure of the press on the display is scarce. The beta versions are available only to some select users who are part of the beta program.
The meeting is seen as a significant step toward finding an end to Afghanistan's protracted war and the withdrawal of USA troops. The latest US fatalities brings the number of American service member deaths in Afghanistan to seven so far this year.
If you're thinking that sounds very similar to the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro, with its 5x optical zoom camera, you'd be dead right. That said, this model does make up with two extra color options - pink and gradient purple in addition to black and blue.
The long-awaited report into election meddling concluded that no members of the campaign conspired with Russian Federation to boost Trump in the 2016 presidential elections.
Champions League quarter-final
Juventus only displayed their attacking threat in patches, with Federico Bernardeschi lively and Ronaldo hooking one chance wide. David Neres seizes upon an error by Cancelo, races towards the left of the area and curves a wonderful shot into the far corner.
Snap! Jolly Merkel breaks Brexit summit ice with May
Some leaders, like Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, said Britain should have a year more to sort itself out. The UK faces a long extension after Parliament voted down Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement repeatedly .
Khashoggi's children deny settlement over murder
The Washington Post , where Khashoggi worked as a columnist before he was killed, first reported the payments to his children . The State Department previously revoked the visas of almost two dozen Saudi officials and froze the assets of 17 others.
Candace Owens Nukes the Democrats
Nadler said it is not proper for a witness to disparage a committee member, and incorrectly suggested she had called Lieu stupid . And what I responded to was that I do not believe that we should be characterizing Hitler as a nationalist.
May set to be offered long delay to Brexit
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte opened up on the division among the EU27 over the length of any extension. The UK faces a long extension after Parliament voted down Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement repeatedly .
Asus to announce ROG Phone 2 by Q3 2019
It was launched with an expensive price tag of $900 in the U.S. , whereas the 512GB storage variant was priced at $1100. According to a recent report from DigiTimes , ASUS may be planning to launch the ROG Phone 2 in Q3 this year.
Man wins $110Gs on ’Jeopardy!’, breaking single-day record
While plenty of viewers were no doubt scratching their heads at that one, Holzhauer correctly wrote down "WHAT IS QUANTUM LEAP". In Tuesday's episode James Holzhauer, bagged a total of $110,914, beating the previous record of $77,000.
Netanyahu set for record fifth term as Israel's prime minister
He also used Trump-like tactics, calling the corruption investigations a "witch hunt" and denouncing journalists covering them. Gantz says he favours a "globally backed peace agreement" with Israel holding on to the large West Bank settlement blocs.