NEWS ON AIR Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR State News Temperature in Delhi shoots to 43.2 degrees Celsius STA The national capital today recorded its hottest day of the season with the temperature soaring to 43.2 degrees Celsius. Congress fields Ajay Rai to contest against PM in Varanasi STA Congress has fielded Ajay Rai from Varanasi and Madhusudan Tiwari from Gorakhpur for Lok Sabha elections. J&K: One of the two slain terrorists in Anantnag encounter identified as Hizbul terrorist STA In Jammu and Kashmir, two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district this morning. Re-polling at polling station under Tyui assembly constituency in Nagaland STA In Nagaland, re-polling is being held today at one polling station under Tyui Assembly Constituency in Wokha district . Gujarat reels under severe heat wave conditions STA Gujarat is reeling under severe heat wave conditions in the last few days. Met Deptt forecasts dust storm or thunderstorm in Delhi STA The Met Department has forecast dust storm or thunderstorm in the national capital today. Bihar: 29 nomination papers rejected during scrutiny for 6th phase of Lok Sabha polls STA In Bihar 29 nomination papers were rejected during scrutiny for the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections. Re-poll ends peacefully in Manipur STA Re-poll at 12 polling stations of the Inner-Manipur Parliamentary Constituency ended peacefully at four this afternoon. 173 nominations found valid after scrutiny for Lok Sabha seats in Delhi STA As many as 173 nominations have been found valid after scrutiny for seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi. Delhi court sends Yasin Malik to judicial custody till May 24 STA A Delhi court today sent JKLF chief Yasin Malik to judicial custody till May 24 who was arrested in terror funding case in Jammu and Kashmir. Uttar Pradesh: Political leaders campaign across in the state for the next phases STA In Uttar Pradesh, after the first phase poll, all political parties have focused their attention on the campaigning in the state. Delhi court stays non-bailable warrants against Kejriwal, Sisodia in 2013 defamation case STA A Delhi court today stayed non-bailable warrants (NBWs) issued against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav . Delhi police arrest Rohit Tiwari's wife Apurva for husband's murder STA Delhi Police has arrested Apoorva Shukla Tiwari in connection with the murder of her husband Rohit Shekhar Tiwari. BJP MP Udit Raj joins Congress STA BJP MP from North West Delhi, Udit Raj today joined the Congress party. J&K: Campaign Sweep inaugurated in Kargil for voters awareness STA In Jammu and Kashmir, under a unique Initiative under SVEEP, District Election Officer Kargil Baseer Ul Haq inaugurated the Campaign Sweep for voters education and awareness from TFC Kargil. Bihar: Scrutiny of nominations for 6th phase of election to be held today STA In Bihar, scrutiny of nominations for the sixth phase of election will be held today. Customs seize gold biscuits worth Rs 76 lakh at Chandigarh airport STA In Chandigarh, Customs officers have nabbed a passenger and recovered 20 gold biscuits, worth around Rs 76 lakh, from the Dubai-Chandigarh flight at the international airport yesterday. Assam: Re-polling begins at 5 polling stations in Karimganj and Autonomous District seats STA In Assam, re-polling has begun at 7 am this morning at 5 polling stations in Karimganj and Autonomous District seats. Uttar Pradesh: Election campaigning intensifies with rallies and roadshows STA In Uttar Pradesh, as campaigning for the remaining phases of election intensifies, rallies and roadshows are being held in various parts of the state today. TN: Five of family drown in Cauvery river STA Five members of a family including two women drowned in River Cauvery in Tamil Nadu's Namakkal district on Tuesday. Punjab: SAD names Harsimrat Kaur Badal as its candidate from Bathinda STA The Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) has announced Sukhbir Singh Badal as its Lok Sabha candidate from Ferozepur and Harsimrat Kaur Badal from Bathinda. Delhi: BJP MP Udit Raj threatens to quit party STA BJP MP Udit Raj today threatened to quit the party if he is denied ticket from his sitting North West Delhi Lok Sabha seat. Boxer Vijender Singh to contest from South Delhi LS constituency STA Congress has announced the name of Olympic Bronze medalist Boxer Vijender Singh from South Delhi Lok Sabha constituency. Madhya Pradesh: FIR registered against BJP's candidate Pragya Singh Thakur STA In Madhya Pradesh, an FIR has been registered against the BJP's Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, Pragya Singh Thakur, for her remarks over Babri Masjid demolition. Arunachal: Re-polling at 18 booths to be held on April 27 STA Election Commission of India on Monday announced that re-polling in 18 booths in Arunachal Pradesh will be held on April 27. Ali Ashraf Fatmi withdraws his nomination from Bihar's Madhubani seat STA Former union minister and RJD rebel leader Ali Ashraf Fatmi has withdrawn his nomination from Bihar's Madhubani parliamentary constituency. Vinod Zutshi appointed as special observer for Tripura 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 STA In Chhattisgarh, two Maoists were gunned down in Bastar division today. Campaigning for Lok Sabha elections gains momentum in Rajasthan STA In Rajasthan, campaigning for Lok Sabha elections gains momentum. Mumbai FOB collapse: Bail plea of auditor, engineers rejected 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 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 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 STA In Kerala, BJP president Amit Shah attended a roadshow in Pathanamthitta while campaigning for NDA candidate K. Surendran.