New Delhi, May 17: Campaigning for the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 will come to a draw this evening. In nine of the 59 seats set to go to polls this Sunday, the electioneering ended last night. These constituencies are located in West Bengal, where the Election Commission reduced the campaigning time by 20 hours in wake of the clashes reported in Kolkata earlier in the week. Stay tuned here for live breaking news and headlines from India and across the world. Narendra Modi Invokes 'Jai Shri Ram' as Curtains Fall in Bengal.
On the international front, tensions continue to escalate in Middle East, where the United States has sent out mixed feelings on a possible ground invasion in Iran. While the Pentagon has indicated that it may send as many as 120,000 US troops into the region -- even more than the 2003 Iraq War -- President Donald Trump said he is currently not considering to launch a military campaign against Tehran.
On the sporting front, cricket experts are keenly observing the ongoing England vs Pakistan bilateral series underway in the UK. The high-run fest, as seen in the first three matches, indicate that the upcoming world cup would see massive totals. In the 4th ODI in Trent on Sunday, English batsman Mark Wood said an inning total of 500-run would not come as a surprise.