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68% turnout in 1st phase of Gujarat polls

RAJKOT/AHMEDABAD:  A record 68 per cent voter turnout was registered in the first phase of the Gujarat assembly elections on Thursday in the biggest electoral test for BJP stalwart and Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi who is seeking a third straight term.

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Rehman Malik may not visit Agra, Ajmer

NEW DELHI:  Agra and Ajmer have not been included in the itinerary of the Pakistani Interior Minister, Mr Rehman Malik who arrives here on Friday for a visit during which he has also expressed his desire to meet a galaxy of Indian leaders.

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Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar passes away

SAN DIEGO/NEW DELHI:  Legendary sitar maestro and composer Pandit Ravi Shankar, who popularised Indian classical music in the West and had a major influence on icons like The Beatles’ George Harrison and Yehudi Menuhin, died here on Wednesday  at the age of 92.

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