India suspends LoC trade in Jammu and Kashmir since Pakistan-based elements were misusing trade routes for inflow of weapons, narcotics, and currency.

Air India chairman writes to SBI chief showing interest in operating  Jet Airways' five grounded Boeing 777s.

Mumbai: Election Commission flying squad seized Rs 11.85 lakh unaccounted cash in Sion area last night.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to meet Russia President, Vladimir Putin in Russia in late April.

Delhi Court dismisses bail plea of alleged middleman Christian Michel, arrested in AgustaWestland chopper scam case.

Till 3 pm, polling in three seats of West Bengal is 65.43 per cent. The polling recorded in Jalpaiguri (SC) is 71.32%, Darjeeling is 63.14% and Raiganj ia 61.84 %.

Voter turnout till 3 PM in Jammu and Kashmir is 38.5%, including 5.7% in Srinagar.

Nationalism can't be used for political gains said Former Maharashtra CM and senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan.

Uttara Kannada: Election Commission officials searched the luggage and chopper of Karnakata Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, today.

Voter turnout till 1 PM in Maharashtra is 35.4%.

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New Delhi, April 18: The voting for the second phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 for 95 seats across 12 states/union territories with minor glitches in the VVPAT machines in Silchar constituency in Assam and Raiganj constituency in West Bengal. From politicians like Congress leader P Chidambaram, Sushilkumar Shinde and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to actors like Rajinikanth, Kamal Hasan and Shruti Hasan exercised their democratic rights in the polling booth. The polling would continue till 6 pm in most of the constituencies, while in some Naxal infested constituencies the voting will be concluded by 4 pm.

In other news, after the debt-ridden premium airline carrier -Jet Airways - announced a temporary suspension of its flights due to lack of funds on Wednesday, around 16,500 jobs also became temporary. It is to be known that consortium of lenders refused to consider extending emergency funding of Rs 983 crore to keep the airline flying. Banks led by State Bank of India (SBI) have informed the Jet Airways that they were unable to consider its request for critical interim funding. Left with no money to run operations, the airline decided to close down temporarily. Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 2 Live News Updates: Tamil Nadu CM E Palanisamy Casts Vote In Salem

In another news, the Election Commission suspended its poll observer in Odisha's Sambalpur who inspected Prime Minister Narendra Modi's helicopter. According to reports, officials privy to the matter claimed that the observer violated the laid norms which prohibit inspecting SPG protectees. The checking was done by Karnataka-cadre IAS Mohammed Mohsin who attempted to check the convoy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had arrived in Sambalpur on Tuesday to address a rally organised by the BJP state unit.