Amid the hype and din, campaign for 91 Lok Sabha seats ends

Polling would be held from 7 am to 4 pm in 13 Left Wing Extremism-effected Assembly segments under five parliamentary constituencies and from 7 am to 5 pm in all other Lok Sabha constituencies

Polling is underway in 91 parliamentary constituencies in 18 states and two Union Territories, in Phase 1 of the seven-phase Lok Sabha polls.

A little over 3.93 crore voters in Andhra Pradesh will decide the fortunes of 319 candidates for Lok Sabha seats and 2,118 candidates for Assembly polls.

Bhubaneswar: Stage is set for the grandest festival of democracy in Odisha as the four-phase Lok Sabha and Assembly polls will commence in the state from tomorrow. And last, a look at all the Northeastern states, which also go to polls today, with Abhishek Saha (16:17).

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Netanyahu sought to portray himself as Israel's essential statesman during the campaign and highlighted his bond with Trump. Such a move would previously have been nearly unthinkable, leaving Israel diplomatically isolated.

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections got off to a troubled start on Thursday with reports of an IED blast in Maharashtra, EVM glitches, two rival party workers being killed in a clash in Andhra Pradesh, and multiple complaints from voters about their names not being on the electoral list. In West Bengal that has 42 Lok Sabha seats, Cooch Behar and Alipurduar are going to polls today.

In 2014, the TRS won 11 MP seats, followed by Congress with 2 seats and 1 TDP, 1 YSRCP, 1 BJP and 1 AIMIM.

In Muzaffarnagar, RLD chief Ajit Singh will take on BJP's Sanjeev Balyan.

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Hopefully, she'll finish the next one off in a finer fashion with making her 21st title in her accomplished career. That win was an exact repeat of that year's Wimbledon semifinal, with the Spaniard defeating Rybarikova once again.

Four seats in Assam will go to polls, with former CM Tarun Gogoi's son Gaurav Gogoi testing poll waters from Kaliabor.

Though the campaign was largely peaceful, Naxalites attacked a convoy in Dantewada district of Chattisgarh on Tuesday, killing BJP MLA from the State Bheema Mandavi and four security personnel.

In Telangana, almost 2.97 crore voters will decide the fortunes of 443 candidates in the single-phase polling.

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Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and parts of Odisha will be voting on Thursday to elect new Assemblies also. Karnataka votes in the second and third phases.

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