Kejriwal Wants MCD Polls Deferred

Kejriwal wants MCD polls deferred, wants polling through ballot

New Delhi: The municipal election in Delhi should be "postponed" so that it can be held using ballot papers, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday, three weeks before the polls.

Kejriwal had made the demand right after the Punjab state polls results were announced, questioning the reliability of electronic voting machines. But it was rejected by Lt Governor Anil Baijal who cited "time constraints" to effect any change in mode of polling.

Kishori Amonkar

Doyen of Jaipur gharana, Kishori Amonkar is dead

New Delhi: On of the leading icons of Indian (Hindustani) classical music Kishori Amonkar passed away in Mumbai on Monday. She was 84. Born on April 10, 1932 in Mumbai, Amonkar was recognised as one of the foremost singers in the Hindustani tradition and as an innovative exponent of the Jaipur gharana.

Amonkar's mother was the well-known vocalist Mogubai Kurdikar, who trained under Alladiya Khan Saheb, the doyen of the Jaipur gharana.While learning the finer points and techniques of the Jaipur gharana from her mother,

Russian Metro

World leaders condemn attack of Russian metro, 11 dead

New Delhi: World leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have condemned the attack in the subway of Russia's second city of Saint Petersburg on Monday. In all 11 people were killed and 45 injured in an explosion that went off in a tunnel between two metro stations.

In a tweet, Modi expressed grief over the loss of lives due to the blast. He extended heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was in the city when the blast occurred, visited the scene and laid flowers at a makeshift shrine.