News in brief: April 18

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Bangalore, April 18: Here are the top news in brief for the day:

10:16 pm: Amarinder Singh to NDTV: 'Anti-incumbency is only against the state government

9:30 pm: Nitish Kumar Government in Bihar will end once Narendra Modi becomes PM: BJP

9:10 pm: Mamata Banerjee dismisses reports of short-circuit in hotel room, alleges conspiracy of assassination

9:00 pm: Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexico City

8:45 pm: BJP writes to Election Commission against airing of Sonia Gandhi's ad on Doordarshan, says it violates norms, ‘polarises election scene'

8:30 pm: Maharashtra is better than Gujarat, it is number one: Raj Thackeray

7:45 pm: 'Mother-son duo' running UPA government, not the PM, says Modi

7:00 pm: It's not my voice, it's an act to defame me. I will file a complaint against the AAP candidate from Baramati: Ajit Pawar

6:45 pm: EC issues showcause notice to Mulayam Singh for allegedly threatening contractual govt teachers to vote for his party

6:30 pm: Sharad Pawar defends Ajit Pawar, Says he has not threatened villagers

6:00 pm: Akhilesh Yadav defends Azam Khan: Election Commission imposed ban without understanding his reply; confident it'll be lifted

5:30 pm: Alliance with Chandrababu Naidu's TDP t go on, declares BJP

5:00 pm: Ban on Amit Shah lifted, Azam Khan refuses to apologise

4:15 pm: Election Commission sends notice to Ajit Pawar over allegedly giving threat of not supplying water if people do not vote for Sharad Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule.

3:16 pm: RTI activist shot dead in UP; police gives security to family

3:09 pm: Bihar's 'Osama' to contest against Modi from Varanasi

3:00 pm: AAP leader Prashant Bhushan heckled in Indore; Muslim body slams Salim Khan, Salman for praising Modi

2:37 pm: Politicians, journalists assaulted by police in Ranchi

2:30 pm: "Election Commission not bigger than the Supreme Court. It has no right to be called the Election Commission," Azam Khan on being victimised by EC.

2:05 pm: Repolling in a polling booth in Jalpaiguri LS seat

1:45 pm: 28 dead, 268 missing in South Korean ship sinking

1:00 pm: Huge crocodile near Vishwamitri river bank creates panic

12:30 pm: Mizoram observes 'Good Friday'

12:20 pm: PDP accuses Election Commission of failure to act against NC

12:00: Transgenders feel rejected as voters list reduces them to 513

11:30 am: Prez watches 'Bhootnath Returns' at R Bhavan with Bachchan

11:15 am: NASA discovers first earth-sized planet in habitable zone

11:00 am: Robotic submarine launches 5th mission to locate missing plane; Flooded Chinese mine's toll rises to 19

10:45 am: Six climbers killed on Mount Everest

10:30 am: "No such conversation", says Ramdev over the dias row. Congress meanwhile wants case to be registered.

10:05 am: Fire in West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's hotel room in Malda.

9:45 am: Ajit Pawar allegedly threatened people to vote for Sule, AAP files complaint [Read More]

9:30 am: Kumar Vishwas to file an FIR against Priyanka Gandhi and Robert Vadra, alleging they pose a threat to his life.

9:00 am: Mulayam's daughter-in-law decides backs death penalty for rape [Read More]

8.47 am: Obamacare enrollment hits eight million mark. [Read more...]

8.35 am: Ami Shah assures the EC that he won't disturb law and order. The EC had earlier lifted ban on him. No say on Azam Khan's ban. [Read more]

8.20 am: BJP candidate from Jhansi Uma Bharati complains to the EC after the Congress released an old video showing her bashing party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

8.15 am: Militants shoot a PDP sarpanch in Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir dead.

8.00 am: BJP and TDP alliance in Seemandhra breaks up. [Read more...]

7.35 am: Palestinians mark 'Prisoner's Day'.

7.33 am: Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez passes away. [Read more...]

7.30 am:
Peru evacuates 4,000 near active volcano.

7.26 am: SC upholds Delhi high court's verdict, says CAG can audit private telecom firm accounts.

7.24 am: Record polling in phase 5 of the Lok Sabha election 2014: West Bengal 82%, Odisha 70%, Bihar 56%, Maharashtra 54%, Karnataka 68%, Jammu and Kashmir 69%, MP 54%, Rajasthan 63%.

7.22 am: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Daredevils in their inaugural match of IPL7. On Friday, Chennai Super Kings will take on King's XI Punjab.

7.20 am:
Election Commission lifts ban on BJP leader Amit Shah, Samajwadi Party questions move.

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