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  • Filing of nominations for first phase of Lok Sabha elections ends this evening; Process also concludes for Assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind leaving for Croatia shortly on the first leg of his three-nation visit.
  • Three Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists arrested from outskirts of Srinagar.
  • NITI Aayog's FinTech Conclave to deliberate on steps for comprehensive financial inclusion to be held in New Delhi today.
  • Special counsel Robert Mueller found no proof of Russian meddling in 2016 US Presidential elections, says Attorney General.
  • And in IPL Cricket, Rishabh Pant's 27-ball 78 powers Delhi Capitals to a 37-run win over Mumbai Indians.


Filing of nominations for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections ends this evening. Ninety one constituencies, spread over 20 states and Union Territories, will go to polls in this phase on the 11th of next month. Elections will be held for all 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh and 17 in Telangana.
Our Hyderabad correspondent reports that several important leaders are expected to file their nominations today.

"Ever since the notification for Lok Sabha elections issued on 18th of this month, total 220 nominations have been filed in all 17 Lok Sabha Constituencies in the state. As today is the last day for filing nominations, a last minute rush is expected for filing nominations. Major parties like Congress and BJP finalised some of their candidates last moment. Farmers are planning to file nominations in a large number as a mark of protest in some constituencies like Nizamabad. Lakshmi, air news, Hyderabad."

Among other constituencies going to polls are: eight in Uttar Pradesh; seven in Maharashtra; five each in Uttarakhand and Assam; four each in Bihar and Odisha; two each in Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and West Bengal; and one each in Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.
Our Lucknow correspondent reports that many high profile leaders are likely to file their nominations today.

"The high profile seats of first phase of elections for which today is the last date for filing nominations include Ghaziabad from where BJP leader and Union Minister General VK Singh will file his papers today. Most BJP candidates will file their nominations today which includes Kairana from where Pradeep Chaudhry is party candidate and Baghpat seat where BJP candidate and Union Minister Satyapal Singh will file his nomination. BJP leader and party candidate from Mathura Hema Malini and Congress state head Raj Babbar are also expected to file nominations for their seats which will be polled in second phase. SUSHIL CHANDRA TIWARI, AIR NEWS, LUCKNOW."

Filing of nominations will also end today for all 175 Assembly constituencies of Andhra Pradesh, 28 of the total 147 seats in Odisha, all 32 Assembly seats in Sikkim and all 60 constituencies in Arunachal Pradesh.
The scrutiny of nominations will take place tomorrow, with Thursday being the last day for withdrawal of candidature.
The counting of votes will be taken up on 23rd of May after the completion of all phases of polling.


As the administration in Maharashtra is gearing up for elections, the Election Commission in the state has undertaken a special drive to ensure that the Divyang Voters do not face any difficulty in casting their votes. The poll body is implementing its slogan 'Accessible election' and has come out with a special mobile app called 'PWD', to help more than two lakh divyang voters in the state. Here is more from our correspondent:

"The app would facilitate Divyang voters special facilities including wheelchairs, ramps and free transport from home at polling booths during the next month's Lok Sabha elections. At the polling booth, Divyang voters will not need to wait in a queue. According to Election Commission official, ramps, voting rooms with doors large enough to allow movement of wheelchairs and special parking space would be provided wherever needed. The largest group of 37 thousand 324 divyang voters across Maharashtra is of those suffering from visual impairment. SHAILESH PATIL, AIR NEWS, MUMBAI."


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged people to turn up in large numbers to vote in the Lok Sabha elections. In a series of tweets, Mr Modi also reached out to prominent personalities and asked them to appeal to people to vote in large numbers. He urged people to share the details of any innovative voter awareness campaign they are undertaking by using #VoteKar.


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President Ram Nath Kovind is leaving for Croatia in a short while from now on the first leg of his three-nation visit. During his stay, Mr Kovind will meet the top leadership of the three countries and discuss issues of mutual interest. Our correspondent, covering the President's visit, has filed this report:

"Starting his three-nation tour from the Croatian capital Zagreb, President Ram Nath Kovind will participate in the India-Croatia Business Forum. He will also deliver an address at the University of Zagreb. President will hold talks with his Croatian counterpart and Prime Minister of Croatia. In Bolivia, the President will hold restricted and delegation level talks with his counterpart. He will participate in India-Bolivia business forum meeting and interact with students. On the last leg of his visit, Mr Kovind will reach Chile on March 30th. He will hold talks with his Chile Counterpart and discuss issues of mutual interest. The President's visit will reinvigorate our bilateral ties and provide new direction to our relationship with these three countries. Vikalp Shukla, AIR News, New Delhi."


Three Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists were arrested by security forces from the outskirts of Srinagar in Kashmir yesterday. Police said, the terrorists were arrested at Lawaypora on Srinagar-Baramulla road following intelligence inputs. They have been identified as Rayees Hurrah, Shahid Bhat and Ishaq Lone. Ammunition, including live rounds, was also seized from them.


The Supreme Court is likely to hear today a fresh plea seeking a direction to authorities not to evict any forest dwellers and to set up a Special Investigation Team to look into alleged illegal acquisition of tribals' land. A bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, had earlier this month taken cognisance of the plea seeking a direction to the Centre not to allot possession of any forest land belonging to tribals to anyone other than them residing in that particular area.
While dealing with other similar pending petition, the apex court had last month stayed its earlier order directing 21 states to evict nearly 12 lakh illegal forest dwellers whose claims over the forest land have been rejected by authorities.


NITI Aayog is organising a day-long Financial Technology (FinTech) Conclave in New Delhi today. It will be inaugurated by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das. Our correspondent reports that the conclave will host more than 300 representatives from leading financial institutions.

"The objective of the conference is to shape India’s continued ascendancy in Financial Technology (FinTech), build the narrative for future strategy and policy efforts, and to deliberate steps for comprehensive financial inclusion. The Conclave will be featuring representatives from across the financial space - central ministries, regulators, bankers, startups, service providers and entrepreneurs. India is one of the fastest growing FinTech markets globally and industry research has projected that 1 Trillion Dollars or 60 per cent of retail and SME credit, will be digitally disbursed by 2029. The Indian FinTech ecosystem is the third largest in the globe, attracting nearly 6 billion Dollars investments since 2014. ANUPAM MISHRA, AIR NEWS, DELHI."


In International news,
US Attorney General William Barr has said, special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find proof that President Donald Trump or his campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 Presidential election. In a letter to the Congress, Mr Barr said, while the report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him. The Attorney General said, he will release more from the full report, but some of the material is subject to restrictions.
The report is the culmination of two years of investigation by Mr Mueller which saw some of the President's closest former aides prosecuted and, in some cases, imprisoned.
Reacting to the report, Mr Trump said it was a shame that the country had to go through this. He described the inquiry as an illegal takedown that failed.


Onto Sports now,
In IPL Cricket, Delhi Capitals defeated three-time winners Mumbai Indians by 37 runs in their opening game at Mumbai last night. Put in to bat, Delhi posted 213 for six in the stipulated 20 overs riding on Rishabh Pant's unbeaten 78 which came of just 27 balls.
In reply, Mumbai's innings ended at 176 in 19.2 overs after injured Jasprit Bumrah failed to turn up to bat.


The News Services Division of All India Radio, in its weekly bilingual live phone-in programme 'PUBLIC SPEAK', will bring you a discussion tonight on 'Awareness and cure of Kidney ailments'. It can be heard on FM Gold Channel and additional frequencies from 9:30 pm.


  • "India raises with Pak conversion of two Hindu girls", headlines The Asian Age.  The External Affairs Minister Ms Sushma Swaraj has intervened in the shocking incident where Reena and Raveena from Hafiz village in Pakistan were kidnapped and forced to convert their religion on 20th March.
  • The Pioneer reports that nine per cent CRPF men, world's largest para-military force, suffer from obesity and diabetes and has been placed under low medical category.
  • "Flying squads to check spurious cotton seed at railway stations", is a Tribune headline. Also, posters of harmful effects of BT cotton seeds of other states would be pasted at railway stations.
  • The Hindustan Times reports of a thirsty Chennai seeing a rise in parallel water economy through tankers. Wetlands have decreased wells, lakes and rivers depleted of water and only those societies that follow traditional systems are fine.
  • The CBSE will introduce artificial intelligence and yoga and early childhood care education in school curriculam from next session for Class IX, says The Financial Express.
  • The Hindu writes about how Odisha forest department has been planting Guava and custard apples in the forrests to woo back monkeys from urban areas.
  • The Indian Express reveals that female participation in rural jobs has declined by seven percentage points since 2011-2012 that's about 2.8 crore rural women.
  • As election fever grips, most newspapers have reported denial of singer Sapna Chaudhary joining the Congress; Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav to contest from Azamgarh and Karti Chidambaram to fight from Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu.
  • And finally, The Times of India has a picture of a sweater - knitted by 75 years old Rosa from Greece and it's made out of 300 plastic bags spun into yarn.  That's probably the ultimate in recycling!


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