Congress-JD(S) combine wins two Lok Sabha and two Assembly seats in Karnataka; BJP wins Shimogga parliamentary constituency.

62 Maoists surrender in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh today; Home Minister Rajnath Singh says, government’s surrender policy encourages Maoists to shun the path of violence.

Voting begins in the US midterm elections to elect members of Congress and dozens of state governors.

Grand Diwali celebrations at Ayodhya set a world record by lighting 3 lakh diyas.