NEWS ON AIR http://newsonair.nic.in/Default.aspx Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR State News Vinod Zutshi appointed as special observer for Tripura http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362587 STA Former deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi has been appointed as special observer for Tripura where the Lok Sabha polls to one of the seats were postponed in view of the law and order situation. Bihar: Notification for 7th and final phase of LS elections in state-issued today http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362578 STA In Bihar, notification for the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state has been issued today. Bihar: All arrangements made for tomorrow's polls in five constituencies http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362575 STA In Bihar, all arrangements have been made for tomorrow's polls in five constituencies. AIR Correspondent reports that Over 89 lakh electorates will decide the political fortune of 32 candidates including five women in this phase. Jannayak Janata Party announces its three LS candidates for Haryana http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362571 STA Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) today announced its three Lok Sabha candidates for Haryana. Digvijay Chautala will contest from Sonipat against former Haryana Chief Minister and Congress candidate Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Maharashtra: Massive fire in Bhivandi near Thane http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362568 STA In Maharashtra, a major fire broke out in Bhivandi near Thane and five godowns were gutted in it. Odisha: 61 candidates in fray for six Lok Sabha seats http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362563 STA In Odisha, as many as 61 candidates are in the fray for six Lok Sabha seats and 356 candidates for 42 Assembly seats. Gujarat: 371 candidates in fray for 26 Lok Sabha seats http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362564 STA In Gujarat, 371 candidates are in the fray for 26 Lok Sabha seats, while 45 candidates are in the fray for by-poll in four Assembly seats. Tamil Nadu: 7 killed, 10 injured in stampede during local temple festival in Trichy http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362561 STA In Tamil Nadu, seven devotees were killed and ten injured in the stampede during a local temple festival near Thuraiyur in Trichy, today, police said. DD Director Kismat Sagar passes away at 47 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362550 STA Director (News) Door Darshan Kendra, Lucknow Ms. Kismat Sagar has passed away during her treatment in a hospital in Mumbai. She was 47 years old and suffering from cancer. MP: Digvijaya Singh releases vision document for Bhopal constituency http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362545 STA In Madhya Pradesh, Congress' Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, Digvijaya Singh has released a vision document for the constituency, in line with his party’s manifesto. Special masses organised across Goa on Easter Sunday http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362543 STA Easter Sunday is being celebrated in Goa today. It is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ after the Crucifixion. Odisha: Election to Patkura assembly constituency in Kendrapara postponed http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362542 STA In Odisha, election to the Patkura Assembly constituency under Kendrapara district has been postponed following the death of sitting MLA and BJD candidate Bed Prakash Agarwal. Patkura is scheduled to go to polls in the 4th phase on 29th April. Haryana: AAP announces candidates for Faridabad, Karnal & Ambala Lok Sabha seats http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362539 STA Aam Aadmi Party today announced candidates for Faridabad, Karnal and Ambala Lok Sabha seats in Haryana. Re-polling recommended for ten booths in Tamil Nadu http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362536 STA In Tamil Nadu, re-polling has been recommended for ten booths covering three Lok Sabha seats in the state. 15 Maoists surrender in Bijapur district of Bastar division http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362534 STA In Chhattisgarh, fifteen Maoists, including six female rebels, surrendered in Bijapur district of Bastar division today. 7 killed in road accident on Agra-Lucknow expressway in UP http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362522 STA In Uttar Pradesh, seven passengers including one child were killed and several others injured in a road accident on Agra- Lucknow Expressway under Karhal police station in Mainpuri district last night. Security Forces gun down two Maoists in Chhattisgarh http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362526 STA In Chhattisgarh, two Maoists were gunned down in Bastar division today. Campaigning for Lok Sabha elections gains momentum in Rajasthan http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362525 STA In Rajasthan, campaigning for Lok Sabha elections gains momentum. Mumbai FOB collapse: Bail plea of auditor, engineers rejected http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362521 STA A Mumbai sessions court has rejected the bail plea of a structural auditor and two civic corporation engineers arrested in connection with the recent collapse of a foot-over bridge near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. EC notice to Sidhu over appeal for votes to Muslims http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362516 STA The Election commission has issued a notice to Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for seeking votes on religious lines during a rally in Bihar. Election Commission removes Malda SP http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362491 STA The Election Commission has removed Superintendent of Police of Malda district in West Bengal, Arnab Ghosh, from his post. It has appointed Ajoy Prasad in his place. Kerala: Amit Shah attends roadshow; Priyanka addresses poll campaigns http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362504 STA In Kerala, BJP president Amit Shah attended a roadshow in Pathanamthitta while campaigning for NDA candidate K. Surendran. Congress fields Amarindra Singh Raja from Bhatinda; Sher Singh Ghubaya from Ferozepur seat http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362503 STA Congress has fielded Amarindra Singh Raja from Bhatinda Lok Sabha seat and Sher Singh Ghubaya from Ferozepur seat. Campaigning gains momentum for third phase of LS polls in Assam http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362501 STA In Assam, Chief Minister and BJP leader Sarbanand Sonowal addressed several poll rallies for AGP candidates in Barpeta and Dhubri constituencies. Campaigning gains momentum for third phase of LS polls in Karnataka http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362499 STA In Karnataka, brisk campaign was seen today in the 14 constituencies going to the polls in the third phase of Lok Sabha polls on Tuesday. Former Congress MP from Kerala joins BJP http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362488 STA Former Congress MP from Kerala, S Krishna Kumar, joined BJP in New Delhi today. Arunachal Pradesh: 81.3% voter turnout recorded in re-polling http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362466 STA In Arunachal Pradesh, 81.3 percent voter turnout was recorded in 19 polling booths where re-polling was held today. EC declares by-election to Agra Assembly seat on May 19 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362493 STA In Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission has declared by-election to Agra Assembly seat on 19th May. Notification will be issued on 22nd April. Digvijaya Singh files his nomination from Bhopal http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362492 STA In Madhya Pradesh, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh filed his nomination papers from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat today. Bihar: Re-polling at one booth in Jamui passes off peacefully http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362486 STA In Bihar, re-polling at one booth in Jamui Parliamentary constituency passed off peacefully. Five killed, two injured in road accident in Ranchi http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362485 STA In Jharkhand, five people were killed and two seriously injured in a road accident in Ranchi today. AAP says its alliance with Congress in Delhi is just not possible http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362481 STA The Aam Aadmi Party has said its alliance with Congress in Delhi is just not possible. The announcement came after the Congress refused to have a tie-up with it anywhere else. PM expresses grief on the demise of veteran IAS officer and former Chief Secretary of Gujarat http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362480 STA Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief on the demise of veteran IAS officer and former Chief Secretary of Gujarat H K Khan. Repolling underway in one polling booth in Jamui, Bihar http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362463 STA In Bihar, repolling is underway peacefully at one polling booth in Jamui parliamentary constituency amidst tight security. Union minister Piyush Goyal and senior Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha campaign in Gujarat http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362476 STA Senior BJP leader and union minister Piyush Goyal and senior Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha along with other leaders are campaigning in Gujarat for their respective parties. Kerala: Campaigning in full swing; 227 candidates in fray http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362474 STA In Kerala, campaigning is in full swing. All 20 constituencies will go to the polls on Tuesday in the third phase. There are 227 candidates in the fray. Odisha: Five persons trampled to death by an elephant in Angul district http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362470 STA In Odisha, five persons were trampled to death by an elephant in Angul district. J&K: One terrorist killed in an encounter with security forces in Baramulla district http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362458 STA In Jammu & Kashmir, security forces killed one terrorist in Sopore area of Baramulla district yesterday evening. Poll zeal reaches its peak in Kerala http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362467 STA The poll zeal has reached its peak in Kerala. 227 candidates are in the fray for all 20 constituencies which will go to polls on Tuesday in the third phase. Gujarat: Campaigning for third phase of polling reaches its peak http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362465 STA In Gujarat, campaigning for the third phase of polling reached on its peak as central and state leaders of BJP and Congress are addressing series of public meetings. Government suspends LoC trade in J&K from today http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362416 STA The government has suspended the LoC trade in Jammu and Kashmir from Friday, April 19. Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati hold joint rally in Mainpuri http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362448 STA In Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati held a joint rally at Mainpuri today. J&K: Unidentified militants attack Police station in Kulgam http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362447 STA In Jammu & Kashmir, unidentified militants attacked a Police station with a hand grenade at Damhal Hanjipora area of Kulgam in South Kashmir this afternoon. Faithful across Nagaland observes Good Friday today http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362445 STA Faithful across Nagaland observed the Good Friday with prayers and devotions, as they thronged to churches or hold fellowship, to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Polling to take place on Tuesday, April 23 for 14 constituencies in Karnataka http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362442 STA In Karnataka, polling will take place for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections in 14 constituencies in the northern parts of the state on Tuesday. Kerala: Campaigning intensifies for 3rd phase of polling http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362441 STA With only two days left for the election campaign to end in Kerala, where 20 constituencies will go to polls on Tuesday, the three major fronts in the state have geared up for high decibel campaigns. 198 Nominations filed in MP for 5th phase of Lok Sabha elections http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362439 STA In Madhya Pradesh, a total of 198 nominations have been filed by 142 candidates for the 5th phase of Lok Sabha Elections in the state. Christian community in Kerala observing Good Friday today http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=362437 STA The Christian community in Kerala is observing Good Friday today in churches across the state with day-long prayers, commemorating the sufferings and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.