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Voters stand in queue to cast their votes in the Lok Sabha elections in Siliguri, West Bengal. Gabriel García Márquez, 87, the Colombian Nobel laureate, whose <i>One Hundred Years of Solitude</i> established him as a giant of 20th-century literature, died at his home in Mexico City. 
Krishno Devi, 80, after casting her vote in Kathua, near the border with Pakistan, in Jammu and Kashmir. Voters click a 'selfie' showing the indelible ink mark on their thumbs after casting their votes for Lok Sabha polls at a polling station in Bangalore. The decision to mark the thumb instead of the index finger was taken by the EC because of recent elections to panchayat and cooperative bodies in certain parts of Karnataka, due to which many people already had inked-marked index fingers. 


Former UIDAI Chairman and Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani tweeted this photo with his family after voting at the LS elections in Bangalore. In a deflection from EC rules, Nilekani got his index finger inked after casting his vote. The EC had announced that the ink would be applied on the left thumb of the voter(s) for many people still had the voting mark on their left index finger due to recent elections to panchayat and cooperative bodies in certain parts of Karnataka. Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal President Naveen Patnaik shows his inked finger after casting his vote in Bhubaneswar.


In this Dec. 2, 2006 file photo, Cuba's acting President Raul Castro, brother of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, left, chats with Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez during a military parade in Havana, Cuba. He told the <i>Paris Review</i> in 1981, . When I worked for newspapers, I wasn’t very conscious of every word I wrote, whereas now I am. RJD candidate from Patliputra Misa Bharti shows her voter id-card and inked finger after casting her vote at a polling booth in Patna.


In this March 26, 2007 file photo released by Colombia's News Service SNE, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, speaks with Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez at the opening ceremony of International Congress of Spanish Language in Cartagena, Colombia. BJP supporters at an election campaign in Ayodhya. PDP leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed speaks during an election campaign rally on the outskirts of Srinagar, J&K. Gabriel García Márquez waving to fans during the International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 2007.  The Chilean poet and Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda called <i>One Hundred Years of Solitude</i> the greatest revelation in the Spanish language since Don Quixote, the 17th-century masterpiece by Spain's Miguel de Cervantes.
Rajendra Rai, arrested at the venue of BJP chief Rajnath Singh's rally at Kalyan for carrying a pistrol with him, in Kalyan, Maharashtra. Women walk towards a polling station to cast their votes in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh. Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets fans and reporters outside his home on his 87th birthday in Mexico City, March 6, 2014. Congress party candidate Nagma from Meerut at an election campaign rally by Mohammad Kaif, party candidate from Phulpur in the Soraon area, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Allahabad. Samarjeet Pattnaik, attorney of New York City police officer, Manny Encarnacion, speaks to the media in New Delhi. The Delhi High Court said it won't rule before July 1 on the case of Encarnacion arrested in New Delhi on a weapons charge. Encarnacion was arrested in March after Indian authorities discovered three bullets in his luggage. Voters in Khunti after casting votes in the Lok Sabha elections in Khunti, Jharkhand. Parthiv Patel hits a six in Match 2 of the Pepsi Indian Premier League, Season 7, between the Delhi Daredevils and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. People near the damaged railway track after a landmine blast triggered by Maoists in Bokaro, Jharkhand. A security person stands guard as voters stand in queues to cast their vote for Lok Sabha elections in Moradabad.


BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi after casting his vote for Lok Sabha polls in Rampur.


Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan shows his inked finger after casting his vote for Lok Sabha polls in Karad, Maharashtra.


Congress candidate from Bangalore South Nandan Nilekani showing inked finger with his wife Rohini and daughter after casting their votes in Bengaluru.


 Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje after casting her vote for Lok Sabha polls at Topkhana school in Jhalawar.



Polling officials sitting idle at a polling station as villagers boycotted elections at Lamban village in Imphal.


Congress candidate Chandresh Kumari Katoch with former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and her family members after casting votes in Jodhpur.

A groom casts his vote during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections in Beawar.


Women heading to a polling station to cast their votes for Lok Sabha elections in in Amroha,Uttar Pradesh.  


 Admiral Robin K. Dhowan took over as Chief of the Indian Navy nearly two months after Admiral D.K. Joshi quit the post. 

A paramilitary soldier stands guard on the terrace of a polling station as villagers stand in a queue to cast their votes in Bhubaneswar.

Rescue work is carried out after a lorry fell into a Metro rail pit at Nalgonda in Hyderabad.


Catholic nuns stand in a queue to cast their votes in Ranchi.


Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren and his wife show ink marked finger after casting their vote for Lok Sabha election in Ranchi.


Voters stand in queue to cast their vote for Lok Sabha elections in Moradabad.


Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani after voting at the LS Elections in Bangalore. Getting his index finger inked instead of the thumb, as had been mandated by the EC, raised questions and created a mini controversy.
Apr 17, 2014
Voters stand in queue to cast their votes in the Lok Sabha elections in Siliguri, West Bengal.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2014
Gabriel García Márquez, 87, the Colombian Nobel laureate, whose One Hundred Years of Solitude established him as a giant of 20th-century literature, died at his home in Mexico City.

- Miguel Tovar/Associated Press
Apr 17, 2014
Krishno Devi, 80, after casting her vote in Kathua, near the border with Pakistan, in Jammu and Kashmir.

- AP Photo/ Channi Anand
Apr 17, 2014
Voters click a 'selfie' showing the indelible ink mark on their thumbs after casting their votes for Lok Sabha polls at a polling station in Bangalore. The decision to mark the thumb instead of the index finger was taken by the EC because of recent elections to panchayat and cooperative bodies in certain parts of Karnataka, due to which many people already had inked-marked index fingers. 

- PTI Photo/ Shailendra Bhojak
Apr 17, 2014
Former UIDAI Chairman and Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani tweeted this photo with his family after voting at the LS elections in Bangalore. In a deflection from EC rules, Nilekani got his index finger inked after casting his vote. The EC had announced that the ink would be applied on the left thumb of the voter(s) for many people still had the voting mark on their left index finger due to recent elections to panchayat and cooperative bodies in certain parts of Karnataka.

- Courtesy: @NandanNIlekani on Twitter
Apr 17, 2014
Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal President Naveen Patnaik shows his inked finger after casting his vote in Bhubaneswar.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2014
In this Dec. 2, 2006 file photo, Cuba's acting President Raul Castro, brother of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, left, chats with Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez during a military parade in Havana, Cuba. He told the Paris Review in 1981, . When I worked for newspapers, I wasn’t very conscious of every word I wrote, whereas now I am."

- AP Photo/ Javier Galeano, File
Apr 17, 2014
RJD candidate from Patliputra Misa Bharti shows her voter id-card and inked finger after casting her vote at a polling booth in Patna.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2014
In this March 26, 2007 file photo released by Colombia's News Service SNE, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, speaks with Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez at the opening ceremony of International Congress of Spanish Language in Cartagena, Colombia.

- (AP Photo/Cesar Carrion, SNE
Apr 17, 2014
BJP supporters at an election campaign in Ayodhya.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2014
PDP leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed speaks during an election campaign rally on the outskirts of Srinagar, J&K.

- AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan
Apr 17, 2014
Gabriel García Márquez waving to fans during the International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 2007. The Chilean poet and Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda called One Hundred Years of Solitude "the greatest revelation in the Spanish language since Don Quixote", the 17th-century masterpiece by Spain's Miguel de Cervantes.

- Guillermo Arias/Associated Press
Apr 17, 2014
Rajendra Rai, arrested at the venue of BJP chief Rajnath Singh's rally at Kalyan for carrying a pistrol with him, in Kalyan, Maharashtra.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2014
Women walk towards a polling station to cast their votes in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh.

- AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
Apr 17, 2014
Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets fans and reporters outside his home on his 87th birthday in Mexico City, March 6, 2014.

- AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File
Apr 17, 2014
Congress party candidate Nagma from Meerut at an election campaign rally by Mohammad Kaif, party candidate from Phulpur in the Soraon area, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Allahabad.

- AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
Apr 17, 2014
Samarjeet Pattnaik, attorney of New York City police officer, Manny Encarnacion, speaks to the media in New Delhi. The Delhi High Court said it won't rule before July 1 on the case of Encarnacion arrested in New Delhi on a weapons charge. Encarnacion was arrested in March after Indian authorities discovered three bullets in his luggage.

- AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal
Apr 17, 2014
Voters in Khunti after casting votes in the Lok Sabha elections in Khunti, Jharkhand.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2014
Parthiv Patel hits a six in Match 2 of the Pepsi Indian Premier League, Season 7, between the Delhi Daredevils and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

- PTI Photo/ BCCI
Apr 17, 2014
People near the damaged railway track after a landmine blast triggered by Maoists in Bokaro, Jharkhand.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2014
A security person stands guard as voters stand in queues to cast their vote for Lok Sabha elections in Moradabad.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2014
BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi after casting his vote for Lok Sabha polls in Rampur.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2014
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan shows his inked finger after casting his vote for Lok Sabha polls in Karad, Maharashtra.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2014
Congress candidate from Bangalore South Nandan Nilekani showing inked finger with his wife Rohini and daughter after casting their votes in Bengaluru.

- PTI Photo/ Shailendra Bhojak
Apr 17, 2014
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje after casting her vote for Lok Sabha polls at Topkhana school in Jhalawar.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2014
Polling officials sitting idle at a polling station as villagers boycotted elections at Lamban village in Imphal.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2014
Congress candidate Chandresh Kumari Katoch with former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and her family members after casting votes in Jodhpur.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2014
A groom casts his vote during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections in Beawar.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2014
Women heading to a polling station to cast their votes for Lok Sabha elections in in Amroha,Uttar Pradesh.

- AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
Apr 17, 2014
Admiral Robin K. Dhowan took over as Chief of the Indian Navy nearly two months after Admiral D.K. Joshi quit the post.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2014
A paramilitary soldier stands guard on the terrace of a polling station as villagers stand in a queue to cast their votes in Bhubaneswar.

- AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout
Apr 17, 2014
Rescue work is carried out after a lorry fell into a Metro rail pit at Nalgonda in Hyderabad.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2014
Catholic nuns stand in a queue to cast their votes in Ranchi.

- AP Photo/Sasanka Sen
Apr 17, 2014
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren and his wife show ink marked finger after casting their vote for Lok Sabha election in Ranchi.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2014
Voters stand in queue to cast their vote for Lok Sabha elections in Moradabad.

- PTI Photo
Apr 17, 2014
Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani after voting at the LS Elections in Bangalore. Getting his index finger inked instead of the thumb, as had been mandated by the EC, raised questions and created a mini controversy.

- AP Photo/ Kashif Masood
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