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United Kingdom general election: Polling starts in knife-edge election


London, May 7: Polling today began in the UK in one of the closest general elections seen in decades with voters set to decide between the Conservatives of Prime Minister David Cameron, Ed Miliband’s Labour and other smaller parties. Polls opened at around 50,000 polling stations across the UK. A total of 650 Westminster MPs will be elected, with about ...

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Four SAI athletes attempt suicide, one dies following harassment by seniors


Alapuzha(Ker) May 7: A 15-year-old sportsperson died early today and three others, all undergoing training at Water Sports Centre of Sports Authority of India here have been hospitalised, after they ate a poisonous fruit in an apparent suicide pact following alleged harassment by seniors. The girls are suspected to have consumed the fruit, locally called ‘Othalanga’, at around 3 PM ...

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Supreme Court stays proceedings against Rahul Gandhi in criminal defamation case


New Delhi, May 7: The Supreme Court today stayed the proceedings against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in a criminal defamataion case before a trial court in Maharashtra for allegedly blaming RSS for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. ”There shall be stay of further proceedings in a case pending before the trial court till the next date of hearing,” a ...

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Washington can’t confirm IS was behind Texas shooting


Washington, May 7 : The White House has said that investigators have been unable to determine if the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation was behind the attack last weekend on a Texas cartoon exhibition, despite the claim of responsibility IS issued via its Internet radio station.”Too early to tell,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest’s on Tuesday responded when he was ...

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2016 US presidential race: Hillary Clinton leads Democrats, no Republican frontrunner


Washington, May 7: Despite questions about the Clinton Foundation and her use of private email as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton starts her second presidential bid as a Democratic favourite, while no frontrunner has emerged among the Republicans. Americans now view the former First Lady more favourably and as a stronger leader than they did earlier in the year, despite ...

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