Polling percentage in 1st phase of LS polls better than 2014

New Delhi, Apr 13: The voter turn out in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 was recorded at 69.43 per cent, the Election Commission said.

A total of 91 Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 18 states and two Union territories had gone for polls in the first phase.

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Several political parties yet to publish criminal antecedents of its candidates

New Delhi, Apr 10: There are 35 candidates from the Congress who have declared pending criminal cases against them. Out of the 83 candidates analysed, 35 with pending criminal cases are fighting in the first phase of the polls.

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Naxalites attack BJP convoy: An intelligence alert warned of similar attacks in

naxalattack1New Delhi, Apr 09: In March, a state of high alert was declared and the Intelligence Bureau had warned of major naxal attacks. The intelligence was specific to attacks in the naxal hit Bastar region, which votes on April 11.

Naxalites targeted a convoy of the BJP in Dantewada in which 5 persons including BJP MLA, Bhima Mandavi was killed. The naxalites triggered an improvised explosive device to target the convoy.

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Al-Qaeda funding linked to UK tax fraud

Taliban enters IndiaLondon, Apr 01: A British Asian gang of fraudsters may have been involved in misusing billions of pounds of British tax-payers money to fund terrorist networks in Pakistan and Afghanistan, claims a UK media investigation based on police and intelligence files.

The gang, based in London, Buckinghamshire, Birmingham, north-west England and Scotland, is alleged to have sent 1 per cent of its gains from their elaborate tax fraud to al-Qaida in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where it funded madrasas, training camps and other terrorist activities, according to the leaked files seen by ‘The Sunday Times’.

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EC seizure in a day stood at Rs 580 crore and Gujarat contributed the bulk of it

New Delhi, Mar 30: Seizures by the Election Commission has hit Rs 580 crore in a single day. As on March 27, the total seizures including freebies and cash stood at 1,253 crore.

The rise was largely due to the seizure of 100 kilograms of narcotics, which was valued at Rs 500 crore in Gujarat.

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Willing to be questioned, but in Srinagar says Mirwaiz accused in terror funding case

New Delhi, Mar 19: Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq did not appear before the NIA in New Delhi on Monday for questioning in connection with a terror funding case and said he was willing to be quizzed here as he fears for his security in the national capital.

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When Azhar travelled to London in search of funds

New Delhi, Mar 18: Terror mastermind Masood Azhar had undertaken a month-long sojourn to England to collect funds for militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir and received Rs 15 lakh (Pakistani currency), though he got a “very poor” response while travelling to Sharjah and Saudi Arabia before arriving in India in 1994.

Azhar, the founder of Jaish-e-Mohammad, responsible for a series of terror strikes in India including the attack on Parliament in 2001 and a CRPF convoy in Pulwama last month, had procured a Pakistani passport in his real name and original address in 1986 and had extensively toured African and Gulf countries where he realised that the Arab nations were not sympathetic to the “Kashmir cause”.

Fire does not stop at Pulwama, it will reach, Delhi, Lucknow says Masood Azhar in audio clip

New Delhi, Mar 14: India has said that the Pulwama attack was planned by Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Maulana Masood Azhar and his brother Rauf Asghar.

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Pulwama avenged: From electrician to top terrorist, what we know about Mudasir Ahmed Khan

Srinagar, Mar 12: The mastermind of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel was killed in an encounter on Monday. He was killed by security forces in the Tral area of South Kashmir.

The encounter in Pinglish area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district lasted past midnight in which Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) terrorist Mudasir Ahmed Khan alias ‘Mohd Bhai’ was among the three terrorists killed, the officials said.

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Three years on, why the elections in Anantnag, J&K would be staggered

New Delhi, Mar 12: The Anantnag constituency in Jammu and Kashmir has been vacant since 2016. The seat held by Mehbooba Mufti was vacated after she became the chief minister of the state.

The elections to be held in this constituency would be staggered. The seat comprises four districts-Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama in South Kashmir. The polls will be held district wise.

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