9:15 pm: Election Commission appeals to Maoists not to disrupt elections
9:10 pm: Third Front will choose PM through consensus: Nitish
8:28 pm: Musharraf's plea for exemption in Lal Masjid case rejected
7:27 pm: Telangana BJP leaders oppose tie-up with TDP
7:00 pm: Ramdev defends Amit Shah's remarks
6:10 pm: Chinese ship searching for missing Malaysian jet detects 'pulse' signal: Xinhua
5:35 pm: Gas price row: Kejriwal's FIR against Moily, Ambani illegal says Solicitor General
4.40 pm: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said the Congress is playing communal cards before the polls.
3.52 pm: Actor Mithun Chakraborty campaigns for TMC's Mamata Banerjee in Ranchi.
3.26 pm: Shahi Imam's brother Yahya Bukhari slams Congress' endorsement, saying that it backstabs from behind rather than attacking from front.
2.48 pm: RLD member Amar Singh makes a sexist comment about Hema Malini, saying 'we don't want dream girls, we want farmers.'
1.57 pm: LK Advani files his nomination from Gandhinagar.
1.55 pm: Congress candidate from Vadodara Madhusudan Mistry files nomination. He is pitted against Narendra Modi. [Read top contests: Modi versus Mistry]
1.27 pm: Congress moves EC against Modi, accuses him of making provocative statements on religious lines at a rally in Bihar.
1.25 pm: Mamata Banerjee attacks Narendra Modi over Gujarat riots again.
1.08 pm: Narendra Modi addresses party workers in Gandhinagar. "We feel lucky to have served a leader like LK Advani," he said. He asked his party workers to ensure that the BJP not only wins 26 seats from Gujarat but also the two bypolls.
12.50 pm: We will play a key role in government formation: DMK treasurer MK Stalin to NewsX.
12.30 pm: Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in Kasaragod in Kerala.
12.20 pm: I never intended not to contest from Gandhinagar, said LK Advani. He also said there can be no comparison between Modi and Vajpayee for the latter belongs to a class of his own.
11.35 am: Afghan President Hamid Karzai casts vote.
11.27 am: Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah speaks on a Google Hangout.
11.20 am: BJP president Rajnath Singh files nomination from Lucknow.
10.20 am: BJP leader Amit Shah launched attack on Samajwadi Party Mulayam Singh Yadav. He asked people to vote for Modi to ensure the SP's defeat.
10.00 am: Narendra Modi to accompany LK Advani during his filing of nomination from Gandhinagar constituency.
9.50 am: Veteran actor and producer Jeetendra to be conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
9.40 am: US police department officer held by Delhi Police for carrying bullets.
9.10 pm: The BJP will release manifesto on April 7, said Rajnath Singh. He added that the delay isn't a big deal.
8.50 am: Five killed as train gets derailed in Indonesia.
8.15 am: The campaigning for the first phase of Lok Sabha election to end today. Six constituencies in Assam and Tripura will go to the parliamentary polls on April 7.
8.14 am: JD(U) to release manifesto for the Lok Sabha poll today.
8.12 am: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and NCP chief Sharad Pawar to jointly address rally in Maharashtra.
8.10 am: Nitish Kumar takes a dig at Narendra Modi, says he who doesn't enjoy confidence of minorities can't become a PM.
8.04 am: India beat South Africa by 6 wickets to enter the final of World T20 cricket championship in Bangladesh. India will take on Sri Lanka in the final on Sunday.
8.03 am: BJP candidate from Amethi Smriti Irani to visit her constituency today.
8.00 am: Senior BJP leader LK Advani and BJP president Rajnath Singh to file nomination papers from Gandhinagar and Lucknow, respectively, on Saturday.