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Tokyo 2020 tickets now online

Tokyo: Thursday Tokyo 2020 organisers launched a portal detailing prices and timings for Olympic events, as they prepare to throw open ticket applications via lottery for Japanese residents. The new website lists prices for the record 339 events in 33...

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Odisha set for phase-II polls: Live Updates

Bhubaneswar: Amidst tight security, five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly constituencies of Odisha went to the polls Thursday in the second phase of general elections Thursday. A total of 76.93 lakh voters would exercise their franchise during the course of the day for Bargarh, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kandhamal and Aska Lok...

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Live updates: Phase two polls in other states

AIADMK alleges poll code violation by Dayanidhi Maran Tamil Nadu: The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu Thursday alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct by DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran, the candidate from Central Chennai Lok Sabha constituency, saying he sought votes on polling day. Party spokesperson and advocate RM Babu Murgavel lodged a complaint with the Election Commission, marking a copy to state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Satyabrata Sahoo in...

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Brisk polling noticed early on in second phase

New Delhi: Polling began Thursday morning for 95 Lok Sabha seats spread across 11 states and the union territory of Pondicherry with Tamil Nadu witnessing contest in 38 constituencies. Brisk polling was noticed in most of the states with people turning out in large numbers early on to beat the heat. Voting was also underway in 35 assembly constituencies in Odisha and in 18 assembly seats in Tamil Nadu. Prominent faces...

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BPIA sees surge in air traffic during poll season

Bhubaneswar: With the 2019 elections in full swing, the air traffic in the city airport has reported a phenomenal increase in non scheduled flights owing to election campaigns done by different political parties. Sources at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) said that the airport has recorded a staggering 129% growth in non-scheduled flight movements in February compared to last year while 70.3% increase was also observed in March when the Model...

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Will fulfil voters’ demands: Pinaki Mishra

Incumbent Puri Lok Sabha MP and BJD’s candidate from the constituency Pinaki Mishra is now busy campaigning in the Parliament segment. In an interview with Manish Kumar of Orissa POST, Mishra talks about his performance, deserting leaders, and other issues. Excerpts: OP: In the 2019 elections, what new promises you are making to the voters of Puri? I am trying to keep my track record as good as I can. I...

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Eight-time champions Punjab will take on five-time champions Goa in the first semifinal of the 78-year-old national championship's business end.

Punjab vs Goa, Services vs Karnataka in Santosh Trophy semis

Ludhiana: Punjab will take on Goa, while Services will lock horns with Karnataka in the two semifinals of the Hero Santosh Trophy here Friday. After the Zonal Qualifiers, a total of 10 teams made it to the Finals. Services, Goa, Delhi, Meghalaya and Odisha were clubbed in Group A, while Karnataka, Maharashtra, Assam, Sikkim and home side...

Donkeys carrying materials for elections is common sight in the region since 1977. (Image: DC)

42 years on, donkeys still play their part in elections in TN

Chennai: While GPS-fitted vehicles are deployed to transport poll materials like EVMs in the state, such technology or vehicles do not always help; especially when it comes to hilly terrains of Tamil Nadu to send across election paraphernalia. Particularly, where there are no roads to reach hamlets on hill tops -leave alone motorable ones- the challenge is...

OYO launches initiative for asset owners' growth

OYO launches initiative for asset owners’ growth

New Delhi: OYO Hotels & Homes Thursday launched the Open Partner Engagement Network (OPEN), an initiative for a year, to help its asset-owner partners in the country in growing their businesses. "OYO Hotels & Homes has announced the launch of 'OPEN' to reiterate its commitment to asset owner's success and start an industry-first series of year-long initiatives...

Prabhas posts his first picture on Instagram

Prabhas posts his first picture on Instagram

‘Baahubali’ actor Prabhas has recently joined the popular social media platform, ‘Instagram’. Earlier, there were reports that even before his debut, he had created record with more than 7,00,000 likes on the page. The account with the name ‘@actorprabhas’, currently has 867k followers. The first picture Prabhas loaded is a scene from ‘Baahubali’ where he is posing with...

He said the Congress after forming government in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan fulfilled its promise of farm loan waivers. 

Indebted farmers won’t be jailed if Cong voted to power: Rahul

Badaun (UP): In a veiled attack on the BJP, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday said if his party is voted to power, indebted farmers will not be sent to jails. Addressing an election rally at Dataganj under Aonla parliamentary constituency here, he said, "Businessmen who took loans amounting to thousands of crores were allowed to flee the...

Polling is being held in the Srinagar parliamentary constituency spread over three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal.

Separatists strike in Srinagar LS constituency disrupts daily life

Srinagar: Normal life was affected in poll-bound districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday due to a strike called by separatists against the Lok Sabha elections in the state. Polling is being held in the Srinagar parliamentary constituency spread over three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal. Shops, business establishments and fuel stations...

The ‘World Press Freedom Index 2019', topped by Norway, finds an increased sense of hostility towards journalists across the world. (Image: RSF)

India drops from 138 to 140 in World Press Freedom Index

London: India has dropped two places on a global press freedom index to be ranked 140th out of 180 countries in the annual Reporters Without Borders analysis released Thursday, with the lead up to the ongoing Indian general elections flagged as a particularly dangerous time for journalists. The ‘World Press Freedom Index 2019', topped by Norway, finds...

Political violence returns to Bargarh, one injured

Bargarh: Despite heavy security arrangements in place, political violence came to fore once again in Bargarh Lok Sabha constituency during the polls, Thursday. According to reports, clash between two groups broke out at Banjari village under Sohela tehsil of Bhatli Assembly constituency. During the fight Chhotelal Patar of the said village suffered injuries in a coordinated attack...

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