19 Apr, 23:48 (IST)

On Friday, April 19, the BJP workers in Coimbatore demanded a repoll after as many as 830 people found their names missing from the electoral rolls when they reached a polling booth for the Lok Sabha elections. The incident occurred at Booth No. 214 in the Kavundampalayam area of Coimbatore.

19 Apr, 22:13 (IST)

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced candidates for 11 more Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, April 19. The party changed candidates for the Firozabad and Varanasi seats. The new BSP candidate in Varanasi will be Syed Niyaz Ali, and in Firozabad, the party has named Chaudhary Basheer as its candidate.

19 Apr, 20:51 (IST)

As per the data provided by the Election Commission of India (ECI), Tripura witnessed around 79.83 percent voter turnout registered till 5 pm in the Tripura West Lok Sabha seat on Friday, April 19, in the first of the seven-phased general polls. On the other hand, an estimated 70.77 percent voter turnout was recorded till 5 pm in the five Lok Sabha seats of Assam.

19 Apr, 19:13 (IST)

Several people are feared missing after a boat overturned in the Mahanadi River in Odisha’s Jharsuguda region on Friday, April 19, 2024. A search and rescue operation is underway. “I am mobilising all resources to the spot,” Jharsuguda DM Aboli Sunil Naravane told the news agency ANI. More details are awaited.Boat Capsizes in Mahanadi River in Odisha

19 Apr, 17:47 (IST)

Amid the ongoing polling for the first phase of Lok Sabha polls, election officials said that five Vidarbha seats in Maharashtra recorded at least 44.12 per cent polling till 3 pm on Friday, April 19. As per EC officials, Ramtek recorded 40.10 percent, Nagpur 38.43 percent, Bhandara-Gondia 45.88 percent, Gadchiroli-Chimur 55.79 per cent and Chandrapur recorded 43.48 percent polling.

19 Apr, 17:08 (IST)

A massive fire broke out in a shopping mall located on Ahmednagar road in Pune, Maharashtra on Friday, April 19, 2024. According to Pune Fire Department, six fire tenders are present at the spot and efforts are underway to douse the fire. Further details are awaited.Pune Fire Video

19 Apr, 15:16 (IST)

While various constituencies across the country are underway polling for Lok Sabha Elections 2024, voting has been stopped at five polling booths in Manipur on Friday, April 19, 2024. This comes after a ruckus broke out at these locations and people alleged irregularities in the voting. Polling reportedly stopped at 5 Thongju, 31 Khongman Zone in Imphal, after some women alleged irregularities and created a ruckus. The polling officer closed the polling booth, according to Imphal East DC.Polling Stopped at Five Booths in Imphal After Ruckus Breaks Out

19 Apr, 14:25 (IST)

India delivered the BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missiles to Philippines on Friday, April 19, 2024. The two countries had signed a deal worth USD 375 million in 2022.BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missiles Delivered to Philippines

19 Apr, 12:32 (IST)

Mizoram Chief Minister Lalduhoma cast his vote at a polling booth in Chawlhhmun, Aizawl on Friday, April 19.Mizoram CM Lalduhoma Cast His Vote in Aizawl 


19 Apr, 11:10 (IST)

Restrictions imposed on the operation of a number of Iranian airports on Friday morning have been lifted, Iran's official news agency IRNA quoted the spokesman of the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization as saying.

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Mumbai, April 19: On Thursday, April 18, a day before the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi told party workers that this was no ordinary election but one to save the Constitution. He also asked party workers to tell people that the BJP is "destroying the idea of India." The Enforcement Directorate (ED) told a Delhi court that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was deliberately eating mangoes and other high-carb food to raise his blood sugar levels and build a case for bail. Special Counsel Zoheb Hossain for the ED told the court that this is a basis for creating grounds for bail.

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi attacked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and said that his act of holding the flag of the Muslim League in Wayanad is inciting anti-Hindu sentiments. Joshi said that Rahul Gandhi held the flag of the Muslim League instead of the Congress party's flag during his nomination paper submission in Wayanad. On Thursday, the BJP launched the "NRI4NAMO" initiative to connect non-resident Indians (NRIs) to the party's poll campaign for the Lok Sabha elections. The initiative, pioneered by BJP leader Videsh Vibhag, underscores NRIs' significant role in fostering democratic engagement and contributing to India's electoral process. Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 1: Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar Urges People To Vote (Watch Video).

On the eve of the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2024, Rajiv Kumar, Chief Election Commissioner, reminded people of the significance of each vote. Elections are the most beautiful expression of India's democracy, and there is "nothing like voting", Kumar said in a video message. The Bombay High Court recently allowed a teenager, a victim of child marriage, to undergo medical termination of her 28-week pregnancy on the grounds of foetal abnormalities. The high court passed the order on April 12 and also noted that the girl was "HIV seropositive".

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that a senior Hamas intelligence figure was killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza. The IDF also said they arrested Palestinian terrorists hiding in a Gaza school. Meanwhile, Francis Ogolla, Kenya's Chief of Defence Forces, was allegedly killed after a chopper carrying military officials crashed in Kabe. A 16-year-old boy has been charged with a terrorism offence in connection with a stabbing incident in a Sydney church earlier this week. Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Election Commission Sets Up Integrated Control Rooms in All Districts To Take Timely Corrective Action.

US President Joe Biden claimed that cannibals ate his uncle after he was shot down during World War II. Biden said that the United States was unable to recover his uncle Ambrose Finnegan’s remains after Finnegan’s plane crashed near New Guinea during World War II.