Top Stories 11 am, March 4: 11% voting recorded till 9 am in UP 6th phase election; Model held at Mumbai airport; India has a solid start

From the 6th phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh to the second game of India vs Australia test series, here are the top stories of the day till 11 am.

UP Assembly Elections 2017 Phase 6: 11% voting recorded till 9 am

Polling has begun for the sixth phase of Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.  A total of 49 seats from Maharajganj, Kushinagar, Gorakhpur, Deoria, Azamgarh, Mau and Ballia districts have gone to polls. The penultimate phase saw some bitter poll campaigning with political parties going all out against rivals in their bid to woo voters.  With seats in BJP MP Yogi Adityanath’s Gorakhpur constituency also in the fray, the saffron party would look to consolidate its Hindu votes in the region. BSP is expecting a turnaround of Muslim-Dalit votes which it seemed to have lost in Lok Sabha elections 2014. Read More

Model held at Mumbai airport for playing ‘bomb-prank’

A Mumbai-based model was held at the Mumbai’s Sahar airport’s T2 terminal on March 2 for triggering panic during the security check through a thoughtless prank where she asked the CISF personnel to check her friend’s bag as it was carrying a bomb. This incident not only spread a threat in the airport premises but also delayed an Air India flight by one hour. Read More

India vs Australia Live Cricket Score 2nd Test: IND-48/1

It will be a new day for Team India as they will try to rub off the stains of Pune Test at Bengaluru. Captain Virat Kohli has already assured his fans that they will put the Australians under pressure from ball one. Even Aussie skipper Steven Smith thinks that the hosts will bounce back after the massacre on Pune pitch. Bengaluru pitch binds promise, not a batting friendly pitch exactly but near perfect for Test cricket.  India won the toss and elected to bat first. Read More