Bijepur bypoll in Odisha records 72% voter turnout

Bhubaneswar , Feb 24

Around 72 per cent of the voters exercised their franchise in the bypoll to Bijepur Assembly seat in Odisha's Bargarh district on Saturday, an Election Commission official said.

Pranab stresses on education, skills and employability

Kolkata , Feb 24

With India set to become home to the world's largest working population by 2022 and a global supplier of workforce, education, skill development and enhancing employability are the most urgent needs, former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday.

Andhra CM woos investors with promise to reduce energy cost

Visakhapatnam , Feb 24

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday invited investors to invest in the sunrise state, promising to bring down the energy cost and assuring them that he is only a call away to address any problem.

Congress gave clean administration in Karnataka, says Rahul

Athani (Karnataka) , Feb 24

Invoking the teachings of 12th century social reformer Basavanna, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday claimed that his party's government in Karnataka gave a clean administration in the last five years.

75% votes cast in Madhya Pradesh bypolls

Bhopal , Feb 24

Heavy polling was recorded in the bypolls for two assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, with 77.25 per cent voting recorded in Mungaoli constituency and 72.82 per cent in Kolaras at the end of polling, the Chief Election Officer (CEO) of Madhya Pradesh said. Average voting for the two seats stood at 75 per cent.