New Delhi, May 15: Ahead of the seventh phase Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal has been pushed to the edge with violence reported in the state capital, Kolkata. At Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah's rally in Kolkata on Tuesday, a scuffle broke out with workers of the rival Trinamool camp. In the lathi-charge which followed, scores were left injured and over 100 were detained. Stay tuned here for the live breaking news from India and across the world.
In other major news, the outflux of top Jet Airways continues as the company's chief executive officer (CEO) Vinay Dube resigned a day after his deputy and chief financial officer (CFO) Amit Agrawal walked out of the grounded airlines.
On the international front, Iran is hectically using its diplomatic channels to undo the impact of crippling sanctions imposed by the United States. The country's Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, was on a visit to India to discuss oil sales. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj conveyed to him that the next government would decide on whether New Delhi would continue to import crude from the nation.
On the sporting front, the ICC has introduced a first-ever rule of asking all 10 participating teams in the World Cup to include an anti-corruption officer. The anti-graft official will be attached to each team right from the warm up matches to the finals.