LS Polls phase 3: Political leaders vote

New Delhi/ Nagpur/ Trivandrum, Apr 10 (ANI): Elections to the Lok Sabha moved into high gear as voters began exercising their franchise on Thursday in 91 constituencies in the third phase of polling in 11 States and 3 Union Territories amidst tight security. Congress candidate from New Delhi constituency Ajay Maken cast his vote and said that he was confident that the Congress party would win all the seven seats from Delhi. BJP candidate from Nagpur, Nitin Gadkari also casts his vote, says BJP will win the elections this time. AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that he hoped that people voted against corruption, against price rise. Union Minister Shashi Tharoor who casts his vote in Trivandrum, said that the voter turnout is quite impressive. Apr 10, 2014

Maoist kills three security personnel in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Apr 10 (ANI): Maoist killed three security personnel while few others were injured in an attack carried out by the rebels in red corridor of Chhattisgarh. The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital in Raipur. Doctors treating the injured security personnel said one security official was critical. Apr 10, 2014

Lok Sabha polls: Voting underway in 11 states and 3 UTs, battle for 91 seats

New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Voting for the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday as candidates battle it out for 91 seats in 11 states. Voting is underway in Chhattisgarh (1), Haryana (10), Jammu and Kashmir (1), Jharkhand (5), Kerala (20), Madhya Pradesh (9), Maharashtra (10), Odisha (10), Uttar Pradesh (10), Bihar (6), Delhi (7), Andaman and Nicobar islands (1), Chandigarh (1) and Lakshadweep (1). Apr 10, 2014

LS polls: Voting begins in all 20 Kerala constituencies

Kerala, Apr 10 (ANI): Polling began in all the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Kerala on Thursday. Voters began to trickle in most of the polling stations as soon as polling opened at 7 am, to choose their representatives. At many booths, voters queued up well before the start of polling. Voting will take place in 21,424 polling stations and over 2.42 crore voters are expected to exercise their franchise. About 1.5 lakh officials including 10,000 women have been deployed for poll duties. Apr 10, 2014

LS Polls 2014: Politicos cast their vote

New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Politicos on Thursday came all out to cast their vote for the 16th Lok Sabha Polls. Today is the 3rd phase of the 9 phases of 16th LS polls. Among those who casted their vote were BJP leader Harsh Vardhan, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Congress leader Kapil Sibal, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav, Congress leader Kamal Nath. Apr 10, 2014

Anand Sharma accuses Modi of portraying false image of development among voters

New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma hit out at the BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi saying bringing Modi to the forefront portrayed the bankruptcy of the BJP and it was a disaster harping on the so called “Gujarat model”, as the debt incurred during latter’s tenure on state treasury has risen due to revenue loss and crony capitalism. Sharma further said Modi was portraying a false picture of development among the voters. Commenting on Modi’s wide advertising and publicity campaign, Sharma alleged that BJP has ensured that it puts all the focus on the projection of one man. Apr 10, 2014

LS Polls: Voting begins in Delhi

New Delhi, April 10 (ANI): Polling began on Thursday in Delhi, in the phase three of the nine-phase of 16th Lok Sabha elections. Delhiites are voting to elect their seven representatives from the seven constituencies of Delhi which are- Chandni Chowk, North East Delhi, East Delhi, New Delhi, North West Delhi, West Delhi and South Delhi. Voters have queued up outside the polling booths eagerly waiting for their turn. Security forces have stepped up safety measures to ensure safe and fearless environment for voters. With the emergence of the Aam Aadmi Party in 2012, the voters here will witness a triangular fight on all the seven Lok Sabha seats between Congress, BJP and AAP. As many as 150 candidates, including Kapil Sibal (Congress), Harsh Vardhan (BJP), Rajmohan Gandhi (AAP), Manoj Tiwari (BJP), Ajay Maken (Congress) are in the poll fray. Apr 10, 2014

Police tighten security in Maoist hit Odisha ahead of LS Polls

Bhubaneswar, Apr 9 (ANI): Police beefed up security in Maoist-inflicted constituencies of Odisha on Wednesday, a day ahead of mammoth election in the region. The hotbeds of Maoists in the region are under tight security blanket as the world's largest democracy is holding its general election between April 07 and May 12. Special security has been deployed at polling booths that have been marked as the most sensitive. Apr 10, 2014

Obama vows to protect soldiers in Fort Hood tribute

President Barack Obama vowed to do more to protect US soldiers as he paid a somber tribute to victims of last week's Fort Hood shooting, the second gun rampage at the Texas military base in five years. Duration: 01:40 Apr 10, 2014

Belgian authorities destroy 1.5-ton stockpile of ivory

Belgian authorities on Wednesday destroyed a 1.5-ton stockpile of ivory that had been seized by customs over the past 25 years, to serve as a warning to international smugglers who kill elephants for their dusks on a daily basis. Duration: 00:50 Apr 10, 2014

Expert lays out challenges facing Malaysia plane search

Two fresh signals have been picked up in the search for missing Malaysian flight MH370, raising hopes that the wreckage will be found within days even as black box batteries start to expire. Duration: 01:02 Apr 10, 2014

Martin Schultz vies for EU Commission presidency

Martin Schulz, the Socialist candidate vying to head up the European Commission tells AFP that the biggest problem currently facing the EU is that Europeans don't trust large institutions. Duration: 01:01 Apr 10, 2014