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    #PollWatch | Elections 2019 Live: Priyanka Chaturvedi Quits Congress, Joins Shiv Sena

    The 2019 Lok Sabha elections are already underway. Voting is taking place in seven phases - on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. On this page, The Wire will bring you all the important information you need to follow what's going on - news updates, analysis and more. Note to readers: The live blog may take a few seconds to load,...

    • 48 min ago
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    Delhi Court Orders Enquiry After Muslim Inmate in Tihar Branded With Om Symbol

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has called for an enquiry after a Muslim undertrial person was branded with an Om symbol, allegedly by a Tihar jail superintendent. Nabbir, an undertrial prisoner at the Tihar jail, told his family that he was branded with an Om symbol and was not fed for two days on April 12. He said that he was subjected to cruel and inhuman treatment by...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    N.D. Tiwari's Son Died Due to Strangulation, Smothering: Autopsy Report

    New Delhi: Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, son of late Uttarakhand chief minister N.D. Tiwari, died of 'asphyxia' as he was strangulated and smothered, according to the autopsy report. Following the postmortem at AIIMS here, police on Thursday registered a case of murder and transferred it to the Crime Branch for investigation, a senior officer said. The autopsy was conducted by a...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    West Bengal: EC's Nodal Officer Goes Missing in Nadia District

    Krishnagar, West Bengal: A nodal officer of the Election Commission in-charge of EVMs and VVPATs posted at Krishnagar under Ranaghat parliamentary constituency in Nadia district, is missing for over 24 hours, an official said on Friday. Arnab Roy (30) left his official quarters for his poll duty at Bipradas Choudhury Polytechnic College on Thursday morning but has not been spotted...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    A Young Doctor's Appeal: Let's Understand Privilege Before We Talk Merit

    In March, the Maharashtra government initiated the admission process for medical post graduation for the new academic year - 2019-20. A major debate in this year's admission season has been the implementation of two new categories of reservation - for economically weaker sections (EWS) and socially and educationally backward classes (SEBC). Following the release of the seat...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Watch | In Thoothukudi, Victims of Police Firing Struggle to Move on

    In this special story from the Thoothukudi Lok Sabha constituency, The Wire speaks to the families of those killed in police firing against protesters in 2018, as well as those who were injured. Almost a year ago, widespread protests broke out against Sterlite Copper's Tuticorin plant after locals accused the company of poisoning natural resources in the area. A large number of...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    UP's Kol Adivasis to Boycott Polls Until Scheduled Tribe Status Demand Is Met

    Manikpur, UP: A resistance movement is brewing in the Hindi heartland - the region that drastically swung from supporting the BSP through the years to witnessing a decisive BJP win in the last election. The Kol adivasis of Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot district have declared an election boycott. They will not vote for any political party in the upcoming Lok...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    After Decades of Rivalry, Mayawati, Mulayam Share Dais, Praise Each Other

    Mainpuri, UP: Ending decades-long rivalry, SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati on Friday shared the dais at an election rally. The BSP president described the SP patron as a 'real leader' of the backwards, unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi whom she dubbed as 'farzi'. The BSP leader, who had snapped all ties with the SP after the infamous state guest house...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Violence Breaks Out in Darjeeling a Day After Polls, Boy Injured

    Chopra, West Bengal: A day after polls were held in Darjeeling constituency in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections, violence broke out on Friday in the Chopra area, allegedly between the supporters of rival political parties, an election official said. Bombs were hurled and bullets fired by unidentified men, injuring a student of a local school in Chopra, he said. A huge...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    The Nanar Refinery Will Be Moved, but Larger Questions Remain

    The Nanar refinery in Ratnagiri district was to be the biggest for crude oil. An 'ultra' project - around 16,000 acres of land were to be acquired - it inevitably faced opposition. The project was called a 'green refinery' - of course in name only. It was clear that the BJP was trying to hoodwink the people. To see how this became possible, we need to go back to 2007. That year,...

    • 6 hrs ago

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