LS Polls: Polling for 89 seats in Seventh Phase

Ahmedabad/ Lucknow/ Amritsar/ Birbhum/ Jhansi, April 30 (ANI): Eighty-nine Lok Sabha seats spread over seven states and two Union Territories are observing polls in seventh phase of General Elections on Wednesday. These include all 26 seats in Gujarat, all 13 in Punjab; 17 seats in Andhra Pradesh, 14 in Uttar Pradesh, nine in West Bengal , seven in Bihar and one each in Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. Some of the prominent BJP candidates contesting in this phase are its PM candidate Narendra Modi, LK Advani, Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti. Also, prominent Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Madhusudan Mistry, Capt. Amarinder Singh and Sriprakash Jaiswal are contesting in this phase. The results of the General Elections will be announced on May 16. Apr 30, 2014

LS polls: Voting in all 13 seats of Punjab today

Punjab, April 30 (ANI): All 13 constituencies in Punjab are observing polls in seventh of the nine phased Lok Sabha polls on Wednesday. As many as 253 candidates are contesting from various parties. These also include BJP's Arun Jaitley and Congress' Capt Amarinder Singh from Amritsar. The results of these General Elections are due on May 16. Apr 30, 2014

NBA: Sterling banned for life over race comments

The NBA bans Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from professional basketball for life over racist comments that the league's commissioner dubbed "deeply offensive and harmful." Duration: 01:52 Apr 30, 2014

Kerry: Egypt must prove it wants democracy

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Car bomb, rocket fire kill 45 in Syria's Homs

A car bomb and rocket attack on a government-held district of the Syrian city of Homs killed at least 45 people and wounded 85 on Tuesday, the provincial governor said. Duration: 00:47 Apr 30, 2014

At 26% Spain unemployment rate should improve

Spain's unemployment rate climbed to nearly 26 percent in the first quarter of 2014 as millions searched in vain for a job in a sluggish recovery from recession. Duration: 01:10 Apr 30, 2014

Christie's unveils largest, flawless blue diamond

Christie's auction house presents "The Blue" considered to be the largest flawless vivid blue diamond in the world, weighing in at 13.22 carats and estimated to fetch up to 25 million US dollars when it's auctioned in Geneva in May. Apr 29, 2014

African migrants find refuge in mid-Sahara camps

The tens of thousands of African migrants who cross the Sahel in search of safety or a better life do not always reach Europe. Some are arrested along the way and deported to Niger. Apr 29, 2014

Iran praises upcoming presidential elections in Syria

During a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said that presidential elections in Syria are an opportunity to prepare the ground for peace and stability in the country. Apr 29, 2014