Bengaluru, Apr 30: Fifth phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections began on Saturday. Voters were in long queues waiting for their turns to cast their ballots. In other news, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will release NDA's vision document for Kerala Assembly elections in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Get all the latest news updates of the day:
9:51 pm: Assam CM Tarun Gogoi admitted to GMCH hospital after complaining of stomach ache. His condition is now stable.
8:25 pm: Preparation under way to drop water from air to douse Uttarakhand forest fire.
7:47 pm: 78.25% voter turnout in the 5th phase of assembly polls in West Bengal: Election Commission.
7:42 pm: Congress is silent on allegations & misleading people by giving false information:Dharmendra Pradhan.
7:20 pm: We've prepared ourselves, we've doubled number of personnel working to fight forest fire:Shatrughan Singh,Chief Secy.
6:46 pm: Delhi: Massive fire breaks out at a scrap godown in Kapashera. 12 fire tenders on spot working to douse the flames.
6:45 pm: AgustaWestland chopper deal: Ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi to be questioned on Monday, his 3 cousins will also be questioned.
6:33 pm: There are 1.71 million rural habitations in the country. More than 25% of these habitations (441,390) are facing drinking water scarcity: GoI.
6:17 pm: Uttarakhand forest fire: Indian Air Force deploys 11-member team with Mi-17 helicopter to control the fire.
6:00 pm: Hyderabad: Youth Congress workers protest against drinking water problem in GHMC area.
5:55 pm: Massive fire breaks out at a slum in Balu Adda area of Lucknow (UP).
5:50 pm: Army is ready to stop infiltrators and to bring peace in the Valley: Satish Dua (GOC,15 Corps) on situation in J&K.
5:45 pm: Delhi: Massive fire breaks out at a scrap godown in Nala area of Kapashera. 12 fire tenders on the spot working to douse the flames.
5:40 pm: Hindu tailor hacked to death in northern Bangladesh: police (Source: AFP).
5:30 pm: Mumbai: 5 people dead after a 2-storey building collapsed in Kamathipura area of Mumbai, 3 injured undergoing treatment in JJ Hospital.
5:20 pm: Riya Sarkar becomes the first transgender presiding officer for a booth in Kolkata for 5th phase of West Bengal Polls.
5:15 pm: HM Rajnath Singh speaks to Uttarakhand Guv KK Paul, assures Centre's assistance to control forest fires & help in containing the damage.
5.07 pm: Ravi Shankar Prasad on AgustaWestland: When bribe givers have been convicted in Italy, What about bribe takers? What action was taken?
5.05 pm: Minor boy falls into a borewell in Ahmednagar's Mandavgan Farata village of, rescue operations underway.
4.55 pm: Cyber cell team arrive at Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut's residence in Mumbai
4:45 pm: Pathankot: The boy got injured when he tried taking a selfie with a gun which accidentally fired:Bharat Bhushan(SHO).
4:40 pm: Punjab: Pathankot boy seriously injured while taking a 'selfie' with a pistol pointing towards his head.
4:31 pm: Noida (UP): Home buyers hold protest outside office of Amrapali Group over delayed possession issue.
4:20 pm: A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) killed in accidental firing at Langate area of Handwara (Kupwara, J&K).
4:15 pm: Two cars of BJP MP Hema Malini's convoy collided with each other around 11 AM near Mathura (UP), all passengers safe.
4:00 pm: TN CM writes to PM Modi, requests to take immediate action to secure release of 34 fishermen from TN & 88 fishing boats from Sri Lankan Navy.
3:50 pm: Mumbai: Three dead, several people injured after a portion of 2-storey building collapses in Kamathipura. Rescue operation underway.
3:45 pm: According to info,3 dead,6 admitted in hospital after building collapsed, many still feared to b trapped:Amin Patel,Congress.
3.40 pm: Jabalpur High Court cancels all reservation based promotions after 2002, over 20,000 state govt employees will be affected.
2.50 pm: Aam Aadmi Party to gherao Sonia Gandhi's house and Prime Minister's Narendra Modi's residence on May 7th over the AgustaWestland issue.
2.20 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee given a traditional Maori welcome in New Zealand.
1.55 pm: Poll percentage for West Bengal Polls 5th phase is 54.75% till 1pm.
1.20 pm: Car bomb attack on Shiite pilgrims in SE Baghdad kills at least 14.
12.07 pm: FM Arun Jaitley releases the Vision Document of the NDA for Kerala assembly elections
11.50 am: SC refused to extend deadline for conversion of private diesel taxis into CNG.
11.30 am: Delhi Police to pay 30% environmental compensation charge to buy special diesel vehicles over 2000 CC.
11.18 am: SC refuses to entertain a plea seeking modification of NEET order. Petition was filed by a group of students.
10.36 am: Overall poll percentage for West Bengal Assembly polls (5th phase) till 9am is 19.64 percentage.
10.30 am: School students in Moradabad celebrate eve of World Laughter Day, which takes place on first Sunday of May every year.
10.08 am: Three teams of NDRF comprising 135 personnel deployed to control fire in forests in Uttarakhand,operation has begun: OP Singh, NDRF DG.
9.25 am: Hassan Rouhani and allies win Iran parliamentary elections second round: Media reports.
8.58 am: A team of the Uttar Pradesh police has arrived at the Bijnor residence of Muneer an accused in the murder of NIA officer Tenzil Ahmed.
8.50 am: Volkswagen may cut jobs in Pune plant to weather emissions scandal cost: Reports.
8.15 am: India can achieve 8-10% growth: President Pranab Mukherjee while addressing the Papua New Guinea Business Council.
8.05 am: TMC Leader Derek O'Brien casts his vote for the 5th phase of West Bengal Assembly elections.