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Polling began for 121 seats across 12 states on Thursday including Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Bihar.

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With the Supreme Court’s deadline to the CBI to complete the probe in the coal block allocation scam advancing closer, the investigating agency is still indecisive whether to call industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla for questioning, but will examine former Coal Secretary P C Parakh next week.




Come summer and grand mothers reminisce plucking mangoes from the garden in the back and preparing pickles at home. The change in living spaces has made these activities an almost forgotten practice

Ranjit Hoskote lets go of the formal devices of ventriloquism and replaces them with passion-filled apostrophes in Central Time.