New Delhi, May 13: Days after a series of suicide bombings that claimed hundreds of lives, the Sri Lanka government has banned some social media platforms in the country. According to news agency Reuters, some social media platforms have been blocked after communal violence broke out in some parts of the country. The April 21 attacks targeted three luxury hotels, three churches and two other locations. The killings were blamed on local Islamist group National Thowheed Jamath, which is believed to have links with the Islamic State or ISIS that claimed the bombings. Sri Lanka Blasts: Catholics Hold First Sunday Mass Post Easter Blasts in Colombo.
In a clean chit to NITI Aayog, the Election Commission on Sunday said it has not found any model code violation in the department sharing information with the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on places where Prime Minister Narendra Modi decides to campaign for the Lok Sabha elections. Congress had moved the Election Commission against alleged misuse of the Prime Minister's Office to collect information about places, where Modi was to campaign. Giriraj Singh Censured by Election Commission For His 'Grave' Remark, Poll Body Tells Him to be 'Careful'.
As far as campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls is concerned, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address public meetings in Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. Congress President Rahul Gandhi will address two public meetings in Punjab. The final phase of polling will take place on May 19. The poll panel will count votes on May 23.