News in brief: April 24

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Bangalore, April 24: Here are the top news in brief for the day:

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10:13 pm: Former US nuclear test site sues nations including India, US

9:45 pm: Kejriwal is not a factor, he's just a distraction in this election: Nalin Kohli, BJP

9:30 pm: Mamata's CPI-M, Congress nexus speech under EC scanner

9:00 pm: Indian grapplers bag two medals in Asian Wrestling Championship

8:30 pm: Amarinder writes open letter to Modi over Punjabi farmers in Gujarat

7:55 pm: Death toll reaches 171 South Korean ferry mishap

7:45 pm: AAP leader Somnath Bharti files police complaint on yesterday's assault on him at Assi Ghat, Varanasi

6.36 pm: Yasin Bhatkal refused bail.

6.35 pm:
Met dept forecasts below normal monsoon. [Read more...]

5.12 pm: Over 48 per cent voter turn out in Rajasthan till 4 pm, 62% in Tamil Nadu till 3.30 pm.

5.10 pm: Narendra Modi addresses rally in Sahersa in Bihar.

4.36 pm: 22.02 per cent voting recorded in Jammu and Kashmir till 3.30 pm. Maharastra records 35 per cent turnout till 3 pm. Puducherry registers 67 per cent voting till 3 pm.

4.30 pm: Three injured in clash between BJP, RLD supporters in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

4.11 pm: BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi hits out at Congress, says they must look at their own family as they indulge in real estate business.

4.10 pm: Almost 70% turnout in West Bengal till 3 pm. [Follow updates...]

3.56 pm: A policeman killed in poll violence in Kokrajhar, Assam.

3.47 pm: BJP hits out at Congress, says they have no right to point fingers.

3.41 pm: Congress Vice President rakes up snoopgate, says Gujarat cops chase women.

3.23 pm: BJP leader Giriraj Singh files application for bail

3.05 pm: Congress, SP, Left launch a joint attack on Narendra Modi. Congress moves poll panel against Narendra Modi's roadshow.

2.36 pm: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi addresses rally in Valsad, Gujarat.

2.30 pm: The Modi wave has been transformed into a tsunami now, says Amit Shah in Varanasi.

2.15 pm: Narendra Modi files nomination in Varanasi. [Read more...] [Read updates]

1.45 pm: India win 8 medals in USA Open Karate Championship.

1.33 pm: Narendra Modi reaches collectorate office to file his nomination

1.26 pm: EC issues show cause notices to Union minister Beni Prasad Verma and BJP leader Vinay Katiyar for controversial remarks on Narendra Modi.

1.07 pm: YSR Congress MLA Shobha Nagi Reddy, injured in traffic accident while returning from campaigning, passes away.

12. 37pm:  Manmohan Singh in Guwahati, dismisses Modi wave saying Congress is not losing ground, there is no Modi wave.

11.49 am: Rahul Gandhi to address three election rallies in Uttar Pradesh today.

11.45 am: Narendra Modi kicks off roadshow in Varanasi [Follow live updates here...]

11.33 am: Narendra Modi begins roadshow in Varanasi.

11.24 am: AAP candidate from Nainital arrested, sent to 14-day judicial custody.

11.20 am: Narendra Modi arrives in Varanasi for filing nomination.

11.15 am: Shiv Sena, MNS workers clash in Mumbai.

10.46 am: Sri Sri Ravishankar condemned the attack on AAP leader Somnath Bharti and tweeted-

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>I strongly condemn the attack on Somnath Bharti . Election Commission should have a strict watch on money and muscle power.</p>— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (@SriSri) <a href="">April 24, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

10.42 am: Massive roadshow in Varanasi ahead of Narendra Modi's filing nomination for the May 12 polling.

10.40 am: MNS chief Raj Thackeray arrives for voting.

10.20 am: AAP chief sits on a dharna in Varanasi in protest of the attack on Somnath Bharti.

10.13 am: 15 per cent cast their votes in Bihar till 10 am. 8 per cent have cast their votes in Mumbai till 9 am. MP registers 13 percent voting till 10 am.

10.10 am: 14.31% polling in Tamil Nadu till 10 am [Follow live updates from Tamil Nadu here]

9.45 am: BJP MP Poonam Mahajan hits out at Congress-NCP says both have done nothing for Mumbai in the past 10 years.

9.20 am: Akhilesh Yadav takes a dig at Narendra Modi, says 'You must have a larger heart than a 56 inch chest'.

9.08 am: Strong 6.7 earthquake strikes off Canada's Vancouver island: reports.

8.39 am: ArvindKejriwal hits out at BJP for attack on Somnath Bharti on Wednesday night.

8.29 am: Security beefed up in Ananthnag as Omar Abdullah faces a litmus test.

8.16 am: Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet MH370.

8.03 am: Actor Vidya Balan casts her vote, says it is her responsibility to vote

7.22 am: Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani casts his vote in Mumbai.

6.52 am: Bomb scare at US airport. [Read more...]

6.50 am: BJP moves EC against Mulayam Singh and Shazia Ilmi.

6.49 am: Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh to surrender before CJM on Thursday morning.

6.48 am: Narendra Modi's emissary met Pakistan government officials in Islamabad, confirms Headlines Today.

6.38 am: Congress's Kapil Sibal slams AAP's Shazia Ilmi for her Muslim comment, compares her with Pravin Togadia. He also says the BJP and AAP are the two sides of the same coin.

6.37 am: Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar turns 41.

6.33 am: 117 constituencies in 11 states and 1 Union Territory go to Lok Sabha election today. [Click here for Live updates...]

6.30 am: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to file his nomination from Varanasi today.

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