Election Commission has appointed three former civil servants Amarjit Singh Gill (IPS 1972 Batch, Former DG, CRPF), Noor Mohammad (IAS 1977), and Vinod Zutshi (IAS 1982) as special observers for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in Jammu & Kashmir.

Encounter in Tral, Pinglish village: Three terrorists eliminated. Operation still underway, reported news agency ANI.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the Embassy of India in Ethiopia informed her that the deceased Indian nationals in the Ethiopian Airlines ET 302 Flight Crash are: Vaidya Pannagesh Bhaskar, Vaidya Hansin Annagesh, Nukavarapu Manisha and Shikha Garg.

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu said, "TDP is ready for polls. In past 5 years, we efficiently managed welfare & development. We efficiently used technology in governance. People are satisfied with our rule. PM Modi & TRS' K Chandrashekar Rao attacked AP like economic terrorists," reported news agency  ANI.Read the Tweet Below:

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: 1st phase polling to be held on 11th April, 2nd phase on 18th April, 3rd phase on 23rd April, 4th phase polling to be held on 29th April, 5th phase polling on 6th May, 6th phase polling on 12th May, 7th phase 12th May. Counting of all phases on 23rd May.

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora: The Model Code of Conduct comes into effect from today itself in the entire country. Any violation will be dealt with in the strictest manner.

IND v AUS 4th ODI 2019: India scores a mammoth 358-9 in their 50 overs, Australia needs 359 to win.

Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter underway between terrorists and security forces in Tral's Pinglish village of Pulwama. More details awaited.

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih on being asked if Saudi Arabia will mediate between India and Pakistan: I am the Energy Minister not the Foreign Minister but I can tell you that every Saudi citizen is praying for peace and stability for our friends.

Boeing 737 From Addis to Nairobi Crashes, Deaths Reported, confirms Ethiopian PM's office.

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While supporters of the ruling dispensation at the Centre have been citing the two cross-border anti-terror raids to highlight the Narendra Modi government's strict resolve against extremism, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh told a gathering in Karnataka's Mangaluru on Saturday that "3 surgical strikes" have been carried out in the last 5 years. The BJP veteran further quipped that he cannot talk about the third one.

A brief terror scare in the UK capital forced the authorities to temporarily shut down roads adjacent and leading to the British Parliament. Heavy police cover, however, continued by the time this report was published. The incident has raised an alarm among tourists, who frequent the vicinity of Victoria Embankment -- where the Parliament is located -- in large numbers.

The gaming characters Mario and his brother Luigi will be familiar names, if you grew up in the 1980's or 1990's. We already know that Mario is one of the most renowned characters ever created in a video game. With over 500 million units sold globally, the entire Mario franchise is the best-selling video gaming franchise of all time. And, 'March 10' marks the annual celebration of the National Mario Day, which is also written as 'Mar10' for the entire Mario franchise particularly because of the date.

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