Nepal counts cost of damaging Everest debacle

Dreams shattered and counting their losses, many foreign climbers say they might never return to Nepal to climb Everest, upset by ugly scenes at base camp and what they see as the government's mismanagement of the peak. Duration: 01:43 Apr 30, 2014

'Modi Wave' prevalent in country, NDA will form govt: Keshubhai Patel

Rajkot, April 30 (ANI): BJP senior leader and former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel on Wednesday said that Modi wave is prevalent in the country. Patel also said that BJP may or may not receive full majority but NDA government will be formed. He particularly expressed faith that Rajkot seat will be won by BJP. Apr 30, 2014

Voting underway in seventh phase of LS polls

Ahmedabad/ Lucknow/ Amritsar/ Birbhum/ Jhansi, April 30 (ANI): Eighty nine Lok Sabha constituencies spread across seven states and two union territories went to polls on Wednesday morning amid tight security arrangements. Voting is also underway for 119 assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh. Polling began at 7 a.m. and will continue till 6 p.m. However, in some sensitive areas of Bihar and Andhra Pradesh, the voting process will end at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. respectively. Of the 89constituencies where polling is underway, 26 are in Gujarat, 17 in Telangana, 14 in Uttar Pradesh, 13 in Punjab, 9 in West Bengal, 7 in Bihar and one each in Jammu and Kashmir and the Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. Apr 30, 2014

LS Polls 2014: Rajnath Singh and Navjot Kaur cast votes

Lucknow/ Amritsar, April 30 (ANI): BJP President Rajnath Singh on Wednesday cast his vote from his Lucknow constituency. Thereafter, Singh expressed hopes that BJP-led NDA will form the new government. Also BJP leader Navjot Kaur Sidhu cast her vote in Amritsar. On being asked about Navjot Singh Sidhu, Kaur said that he was busy with some work else he would never have missed voting. Apr 30, 2014

Congress leaders cast their vote

Lucknow/ Kanpur/ Kheda, Apr 30 (ANI): Congress leaders Dinsha Patel, Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Shriprakash Jaiswal came out to vote in the seventh phase of the nine phases of 16th Lok Sabha polls on Wednesday. They also urged people to come out and vote. Apr 30, 2014

Amit Shah, Farooq Abdullah and Cheteshwar Pujara cast their vote

Srinagar/ Gandhinagar/ Rajkot, Apr 30 (ANI): BJP Leader Amit Shah, NC leader Farooq Abdullah and cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara came out to vote in the seventh phase of the nine phases of 16th Lok Sabha polls on Wednesday. They also urged people to come out and vote. Apr 30, 2014

Political bigwigs reach polling booths to cast their votes

Gujarat/Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh/ Punjab, April 30 (ANI): Indian voters are voting on Wednesday to decide the fate of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as well as chief of the ruling coalition Sonia Gandhi, in a crucial stage of the nine-phased general election. Security and election officials were deployed at thousands of polling booths to ensure a smooth day of polling. In the western state of Gujarat, home of BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi, the BJP is going all out to ensure a comprehensive win for its leader. Meanwhile, another interesting contest is brewing up in Punjab, where Arun Jaitley is fighting against Capt Amrinder Singh. Apr 30, 2014

Narendra Modi flashes BJP's symbol, Congress demands his disqualification

New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): The Congress on Wednesday filed a complaint to the Election Commission demanding disqualification of Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi's nomination from both the seats of Varanasi and Vadodara. The Congress alleged violation of Model Code of Conduct by Modi for trying to influence voters on election day by flashing the BJP's symbol - the lotus during press conference after casting his vote. Apr 30, 2014

2014 LS Polls: Narendra Modi casts his vote

Ahmedabad, April 30 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Narendra Modi on Wednesday cast his vote in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The BJP's prime ministerial nominee thanked the authorities for conducting a peaceful voting process. Modi also claimed that this time voters are not going to support Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi. Apr 30, 2014

2014 LS Polls: Mayawati casts her vote

Lucknow, April 30 (ANI): BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday cast her vote and appealed to people to exercise their franchise to bring a responsible government at the centre. Lashing out at the BJP, she said that there is no Modi wave in the country and it is a concept generated by the media. Apr 30, 2014

Pro-Russian demonstrators storm police station in Lugansk

Fresh violence erupts in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk, where pro-Russian protesters storm the regional police headquarters, forcing the police to abandon the building and their arms to the demonstrators. Duration: 00:47 Apr 30, 2014