All government schools across Sri Lanka will remain closed until April 29 in view of the security situation, Education Minister Akila V. Kariyawasam announced on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka president says intelligence report warning of attacks was not shared with him, expects to change heads of defense forces within 24 hours: Reuters.

Saudi Arabia executes 37 citizens for 'terrorism', reports AFP News Agency quoting Saudi Arabia Ministry.

Voter turnout till 5 pm for the 3rd phase of the Lok Sabha elections is 61.31%.

BJP's Gautam Gambhir files his nomination for the East Delhi parliamentary constituency.

One Killed in Bengal Violence, 51% Turnout Recorded Till 4pm.

Jammu and Kashmir police has arrested a student from Central University of Punjab in Bhatinda; an arrest warrant was issued against him on suspicion of him being involved in terror-related activities.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth says US President Donald Trump has accepted invitation for state visit to UK.

ISIS claims responsibility for the Sri Lanka attacks saying they targeted citizens of US-led coalition countries and Christians.

Congress announces Ranvir Sharma as the candidate for the Agra North constituency bye-election.

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New Delhi, April 23: Polling is underway in 116 Lok Sabha constituencies across 13 states and two union territories in the third phase of general elections. All 26 constituencies in Gujarat, all 20 seats in Kerala, 14 each in Maharashtra and Karnataka, 10 in Uttar Pradesh, seven in Chhattisgarh, six in Odisha, five each in Bihar and West Bengal, four in Assam, two in Goa, one each in Jammu and Kashmir, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and Tripura are witnessing polling in the third phase.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged to vote in record numbers in the third phase of the Lok Sabha Polls. "Urging all those voting in today’s Third Phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to do so in record numbers. Your vote is precious and will shape the direction our nation takes in the years to come," PM Modi tweeted.

Meanwhile, election campaigning in states that will go to polls in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections is underway. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will cast his vote in Ahmedabad, will address two public meetings in Odisha. PM Modi is also scheduled to hold a public meeting in West Bengal's Asansol. Congress President Rahul Gandhi will address two public meetings in Madhya Pradesh and one in Rajasthan.