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Is Radio Pakistan trying to influence Indian elections?

Is Radio Pakistan trying to influence Indian elections?Abohar, April 29: A question that is being asked here is whether Radio Pakistan’s Punjabi Durbar programme will be questioned by the Indian Election Commission for conducting campaigns.

The Punjabi Durbar programmes have been making allegations critical of the United Progressive Alliance Government of India for ‘neglecting minorities’ in the country.

Everyone here is aware that India is known around the world for its multi-religious, secular and democratic set up.

No respite from heat, Delhi experiences hottest day in 50 years

No respite from heat, Delhi experiences hottest day in 50 yearsNew Delhi, Apr 29: Majority of Delhiites remained indoors or used protective gears, as the national capital experienced the hottest day of April in last 50 years with mercury touching 43.5 degree Celsius.

Director of Indian Meteorological Department B P Yadav said the temperature on April 29 is a record for the month of April in the past
50 years.

The Met Department said Wednesday’s temperature was five degrees above normal during this period of time and it rose from Tuesday’s 42.2 degree Celsius.

Jaipur on alert following bomb hoax on plane

Jaipur on alert following bomb hoax on planeJaipur, Apr. 29: Jaipur Airport was placed on a state of high alert on Wednesday evening after air traffic control was informed of a bomb on board flight number IC-661.

Air traffic control said they had received an anonymous call from Mumbai informing them of the bomb onboard.

The plane had left from Mumbai for Dubai. It landed at Jaipur as soon as the hoax call was made. Passengers were asked to disembark and escorted into the airport lounge and provided with refreshments. They were asked not to panic.

New Delhi feels the ripples of Lankan imbroglio

New Delhi feels the ripples of Lankan imbroglioNew Delhi, Apr 29: Human rights activists, including church leaders, on Wednesday staged a protest here against the ongoing ethnic war in Sri Lanka.

The protestors appealed to both the Indian and Sri Lankan Governments to establish peace in the island nation.

Four killed in bizarre train accident in southern India

TAMILNADUNew Delhi - Four people were killed and 11 injured Wednesday in a bizarre train accident in southern India when unknown persons drove an empty train out of a station leading to a collision with a goods train, officials said. "The empty rake which was waiting at a suburban terminal near Chennai was removed by some unauthorized miscreants onto the sector track and it collided with a goods train coming from the opposite direction," Southern Railways chief public relations officer Meenu Ittyerah said.

The accident took place at the Vyasarpadi Jeeva station in the north-western suburbs of Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu state.

Security beefed up across India for third phase of elections

Security beefed up across India for third phase of electionsMumbai/ Ahmedabad, Apr 29 : Tight security arrangements have been made across the country for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.

Elaborate security arrangements have been made in Maharashtra, where polling for 10 seats will be held.

Out of the 10 constituencies, six constituencies fall in Mumbai while the remaining four are in adjacent Thane district.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said that the security arrangements are planned and executed as per the guidelines of the Election Commission.

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