Indians have begun voting in the first phase of a general election that is being seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reported BBC.
Tens of millions of Indians across 20 states and union territories are voting in 91 constituencies.
The seven-phase vote to elect a new lower house of parliament will continue until 19 May. Counting day is 23 May.
Initiated with a proposition by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, June 21 was proclaimed International Yoga Day by the United Nations on Dec. 11, 2014. The aim of worldwide recognition was to primarily raise awareness on the benefits of yoga.
A leader from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party was sworn in as chief minister of a key southern Indian state on May 17, despite lacking a majority, after the Supreme Court rejected a last-minute bid to block the move.
President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in central China Friday as they seek to repair ties that were marred by a border dispute last year.
Indian police opened a rape inquiry yesterday against a powerful lawmaker from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party in a case that has cast a new spotlight on impunity enjoyed by the elite.