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Lok Sabha elections: Voting in 117 seats in phase 6, Tamil Nadu key state
The sixth phase is crucial for the BJP as it is expecting a rich haul from Maharashtra, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, UP, MP and Rajasthan.

Tough battle for key players in TN, Jaya eyes kingmaker role
For the very first time, the state will witness a multi-cornered contest with six political fronts in the fray.

LS polls: Tough for Congress-NCP, BJP-Shiv Sena eye big win in Mumbai
Voting in 6 constituencies in Mumbai, 6 in Khandesh region, 4 in Thane, 2 in Marathwada and 1 in Konkan will take place on April 24.

BJP supporters beat up AAP leader Somnath Bharti during a TV show
The incident took place during a television show on India TV at Assi Ghat in Varanasi.

IPL 7: Jadeja, Smith star as Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan
Dwayne Smith's sparkling 50 and Ravindra Jadeja's impressive 4-wicket haul helped CSK register a 7-run victory over Rajasthan Royals.

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal wins TIME 100 readers' poll
Kejriwal has received a total of 261,114 "yes" votes from readers whereas Modi got 164,572 approving votes.

India may witness poor monsoon this year: Met
Monsoon provides 70 per cent of rainfall in India, where agriculture is mostly rain fed.

Don't approve of Ilmi's remarks, AAP doesn't practise politics of religion: Kejriwal
Shazia Ilmi was caught on camera telling a group of Muslim leaders that they should try to be 'more communal now, instead of secular'.

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Second major round of Lok Sabha polls today
Over 18 crore voters in  117 parliamentary constituencies spread across 11 states and 1 Union Territory  are eligible to exercise their franchise in the sixth phase of polling scheduled on Thursday.The sixth phase happens to be the second most major round of polling after the fifth phase held last week in which 121 constituencies were involved.All 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu, the lone seat in Puducherry, 19 seats in Maharashtra, 10 in Madhya Pradesh, 5 in Rajasthan, 7 each in Bihar and Chhattisgarh, 6 each in Assam and West Bengal, 4 in Jharkhand and 12 seats in Uttar Pradesh ar
5.5 cr voters to decide fate of 845 TN nominees
 The daggers are out and the battle lines clearly drawn. Over 5.5 crore voters in Tamil Nadu will decide the fate of 845 candidates vying for 39 seats in the Lok Sabha Elections the voting for which will take place on Thursday.In all, 845 candidates were in the fray that included 55 women and a transgender, who is testing her first electoral waters from the Madurai constituency.This is the highest ever field in the annals of state’s electoral politics, when compared to 823 during the 2009 general elections. In the intense battle field, the ruling AIADMK led by Chief Minister Jayalal
Apex court panel to frame guidelines for govt ads
The Supreme Court on Wednesday set up a three-member committee for framing guidelines to regulate government advertisements, noting that the extant guidelines did not lay down criteria to prevent misuse of public funds for political ends.A three-judge bench presided over by Chief Justice P Sathasivam passed the order on two PILs filed by NGOs ‘Common Cause’ and ‘Centre for Public Interest Litgation’.The petitioners urged the court to restrain the Centre and all state governments from using public funds for advertising in a manner so as to project the personalities, part
JD(S) state chief Krishnappa passes away
Senior leader and JD(S) State president A Krishnappa (68) passed away on Wednesday due to cardiac failure. He is survived by wife, two daughters and one son. Krishnappa suffered a heart attack in the evening when he was playing badminton in his SEA college of Engineering at Basavanapura in K R Puram. He was relaxing in the badminton court around 6 pm when he suddenly complained of chest pain and collapsed. He was declared brought dead to K R Puram Super Speciality Hospital. He had blocked arteries, according to Dr Ravi who attended on him. Family sources said the mortal remains of the leader w
Now, you can use mobile on flights
Fliers can now use portable electronic devices (PEDs), including mobile phones, during any phase of the flight but on non-transmitting (flight) mode. The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday amended rules allowing use of such devices on-flight.The decision came a week after the DGCA held a meeting with scheduled operators who were pressing for change in rules.The aviation regulator examined their demand in view of the current regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the US and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Under the FAA and the EASA regu
Lack of emergency doors may force luxury buses off roads
The deadline for installing an emergency door in luxury buses ends on April 30. However, the state transport department is firm not to extend it though many private operators are yet to fall in line.From May 1, no buses, neither state-run nor private will be allowed to ply in the City without the emergency exit door.  The transport department has directed all the bus operators to ensure that their bus fleet are fitted with the emergency exit or else face legal proceedings.The previous February deadline was extended after the private bus operators requested time to carry out the modifica
A Congman all his life, Krishnappa switched sides last year
State JD(S) president A Krishnappa, who passed away on Wednesday, began his political career in 1985 when he was elected MLA from the then Varthur constituency, which he represented four times. He had served as minister in various portfolios, including horticulture, animal husbandry, sugar and social welfare.Krishnappa, who was with the Congress for nearly three decades, quit the party and joined the JD(S) in the run-up to the 2013 Assembly elections, as he was denied the ticket to contest from KR Puram. He unsuccessfully contested from Hiriyur Assembly constituency in Chitradurga as the JD(S)
Cong banks on Modi fear
Fulchan Ali and his wife Momina board a crowded ‘bhutbhuti’ (motorboat) at the ‘ferryghat’ (boat jetty) in Dhubri.The boat will take about an-hour-and-a-half to ferry the couple across the Brahmaputra to Boyzer Alga – one of the ‘chars’ or sandbars that dot the mighty river in Assam.  Fulchan is a mason. His wife too is a construction worker. The couple’s pursuit of livelihood takes them to towns across Assam. They are, however, on a break now and going back to their village at Boyzer Alga, where Fulchan’s parents, Fakirchan and Rahima
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Lok Sabha polls: Voting on 117 seats of 11 states today
All of 39 seats in Tamil Nadu and 1 of Puducherry will go to polls while elections will be over in major states like Maharashtra, MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.
Priyanka escalates attack on BJP, tears into Modi over 'snoopgate'
Taking a dig at Priyanka Vadra, Modi said, "It’s not a matter of them becoming stronger. They have become strongest in last 60 years."
Children born of live-in relationships are legitimate, Supreme Court says
The Supreme Court has said that if a man and woman "lived like husband and wife" for a long period and had children, the judiciary would presume that the two were married.
Govt set to announce Lt Gen Suhag as next Army chief
The government seems determined to announce the name of Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army chief, holding that it was an "apolitical" appointment.
BJP working on rejig plan for gas pricing
Away from the heat and dust of electioneering, the BJP's Energy Cell has settled down to unclutter policy for oil hunters, confident that the party will form the next government at the Centre.
Kejriwal taunts Modi for ‘helicopter democracy’
Targeting Modi who will be travelling by chopper across the city for his nomination today, Kejriwal sought to know if people wanted "helicopter democracy" or the common man’s democracy.
Broken wings delay Dreamliner delivery
Air India is now hoping that Boeing will be able to resolve the latest problem with the Dreamliner and expects to get its 14th plane next month.
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind issues list of preferred candidates
In one case, in Amravati constituency in Maharashtra, Jamaat has asked its supporters to exercise the "NOTA" option since it found no candidates to be suitable.
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Delhi HC agrees to hear plea against Vadra
The Delhi high court on Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking a courtmonitored CBI inquiry into licences granted to several real estate companies including the one with which Priyanka Gandhis husband Robert Vadra is allegedly ass
Facebook profits nearly triple to 642 million
Facebook profits nearly tripled to 642 million in the first quarter on a 72 percent surge in revenues helped by gains in mobile users and mobile advertising the company reported Wednesday
Vaishno Devi image on coin dragged to court
Can a coin issued by the government of a secular India bear the image of a Hindu deity
Poll booze missing from police custody
The Delhi Police is caught in an embarrassing situation after it allegedly lost track of over half the liquor seized in the city during the model code of conduct
EC seizures can fund half of election costs
The value of the seizures black money drugs and booze by EC has already touched Rs1100 crore enough to halffund the budget for carrying out the worlds largest elections
Modis Varanasi show today Kejriwal files papers
The battle for Varanasi has begun with AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal filing his elections papers Wednesday a day before BJPs PM nominee Narendra Modi makes official his entry into the contest after a roadshow his first outside Gujara
2G scam SC asks for details on AircelMaxis deal
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked CBI and Enforcement Directorate to submit a report giving details of its investigation into the AircelMaxis deal in 2G scam by May 1
Netavoter disconnect in Bihar poll priorities
Youthnbsppoints out that the debate between politics of development and identity or positioning the views of politicians as opposed to concerns of constituents is too simplified a portrayal of the situation in a political culture
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Sixth phase of polling today: contests to watch out for
117 seats across 11 states and a union territory are voting today in the sixth round of the national election that ends on May 12.
Voting in 117 seats in sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls today
Stakes will be high for Congress and BJP and a number of other parties like AIADMK, DMK, NCP and Shiv Sena when 117 constituencies will go to polls today in yet another substantial round of polling in...
SMS-based system to know turn in queue at polling booths
The Coimbatore district administration has come out with an SMS-based system to help voters know the number of people in queue at polling booths. They can then go accordingly to cast their votes in th...
Retired judge, boatman, weaver, singer to propose Modi's nomination
A retired high court judge, the grandson of noted educationist Madan Mohan Malaviya, will be among 4 persons to propose Narendra Modi's nomination for the Lok Sabha polls.
Six-cornered contest in this constituency, India's biggest
A union minister, an anti-corruption crusader, a former top cop, two educationists and a doctor who happens to be the grandson of former prime minister P V Narasimha Rao -that is the line-up of candid...
Mulayam, Ajit Singh on test in third phase of polling in UP today
The third phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh, covering 12 constituencies in western and central Uttar Pradesh, is likely to test the clout of two important regional players -Mulayam Singh Yadav's Samaj...
Arvind Kejriwal pips Narendra Modi in TIME 100 readers' poll
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founder Arvind Kejriwal has won the TIME magazine's readers poll of 100 Most Influential People in the world with the highest percentage of 'yes' votes.
'Encouraged' by Narendra Modi's remarks on ties: Pakistan envoy
Pakistan today said it was "encouraged" after BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's remarks regarding ties with foreign countries and asserted that it was looking forward to a stable gover...
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Modi claims people have already voted out the Congress led UPA'
New Delhi, Apr. 23 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi on Wednesday addresses supporters using 3D technology saying that there was no doubt that the voters have become so disenchanted that there is no chance for the Congress to come to power. It is certain that it is certain that the Congress has gone. Those who are yet to vote have the responsibility to make government in Delhi a strong one ," Modi said through a video conference. Modi also rued the fact that the country witnessed unstable governments in the past and called for electing a strong government this time.
Suresh K. Reddy appointed as India's first Ambassador to Indian Mission to ASEAN and East Asia Summit
New Delhi, Apr.23 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday, appointed Suresh K. Reddy as the first Ambassador to the separate Indian Mission to ASEAN and East Asia Summit.
China's Mayor calls for stronger commercial ties with India
Kolkata, Apr. 23 (ANI): China's Mayor of Kunming city, Li Wenrong, on Wednesday, called for greater cooperation in the field of commerce and tourism between West Bengal and China's south western Yunnan province. Speaking at a symposium organised by Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Li observed that greater cooperation in field of trade and tourism between Yunnan, Kunming city and West Bengal could be achieved. "I also feel that in many aspects, for example the commerce and trade and also a cultural, tourist aspect, India and China can implement each other very well and we have a great potential of cooperation in this field," said Li. Li also invited ICC members and entrepreneurs from India to attend the South Asia Expo which is scheduled to be held in Kunming from June 6 to June 10.
Congress, CPI-M joined hands to change officials in the state, alleges Mamata
West Midnapore (West Bengal), Apr. 23 (ANI): West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief, Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday charged the Congress and Communist Party of India (Marxist)leaders of conniving together in making a list of officials who they want to be transferred in the state. "It may be unfortunate but it is true that some Congress and CPI-M leaders have joined hands and making a list in Ahmed Patel's house in Delhi as to where SP, BDO (Block- Development- Officer) ,DM (District Magistrate) will be changed.
BJP accuses Congress of avoiding top court's direction on black money
New Delhi, Apr. 23 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday took a dig at the Congress party , for failing to abide by Supreme Court's directions to provide details of illegal money issue and set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT). On Tuesday, the Supreme Court, criticized the Congress-led UPA (United Progressive Alliance) government for not obeying its three-year-old directions, including the setting up of a SIT to investigate cases of black money and divulge details received from Germany about illegal money holders.
Villagers in Uttarakhand decide to boycott polls due to lack of development
Bajpur (Uttarakhand), Apr. 23 (ANI): Around 6000 villagers of Udham Singh Nagar district in Uttarakhand on Wednesday decided to boycott polls, citing state government's failure in bringing development in the region. Villagers in Udham Singh Nagar, which has seven administrative blocks - Bajpur, Gadarpur, Jaspur, Kashipur, Kichha, Khatima and Sitarganj - are disappointed and angry with government's failure to even provide basic infrastructure like roads. Villagers also complained of receiving unjust treatment and blamed the state government of not working for their welfare. Uttarakhand will go to polls in the eighth phase of polling on May 7 for five constituencies.
Baba Ramdev campaigns for Arun Jaitley in Punjab
Amritsar, Apr. 23 (ANI): Campaigning for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and BJP-candidate from Amritsar- Arun Jaitley, yoga guru, Baba Ramdev,on Wednesday said that Jaitley had the capabilities to represent Punjab. Vouching for Jaitley in Amritsar city on Wednesday, Ramdev called on voters to cast their ballot in his favor. "I have full faith in Arun Jaitley that he will look into every aspect of development of Amritsar city and he will always raise his voice in the Parliament for the right of people of the city, a role only he alone can play best," Baba Ramdev said.
Supersonic surface-to-air missile 'Akash' test fired successfully in Odisha
Chandipur (Odisha), Apr. 23 (ANI): India on Wednesday, conducted developmental test of supersonic surface-to-air missile 'Akash' from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) launch complex at Chandipur-on-Sea, off Odisha coast.
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Will reach out to 'Muslim brothers' like any other citizen of the country, says Modi
Will reach out to 'Muslim brothers' like any other citizen of the country, says Modi New Delhi: Narendra Modi yesterday said he would reach out to Muslim "brothers" like any other citizen of the country and made it clear that the contentious issues of Ram Temple and Uniform Civil Code would be addressed within the constitutional framework.
My husband is being humiliated, says Priyanka Gandhi
My husband is being humiliated, says Priyanka Gandhi New Delhi: Breaking her silence, a "pained" Priyanka Gandhi yesterday said her husband Robert Vadra was being targeted for political reasons and asserted that her resolve to fight back will increase the more the opponents attack.
Kejriwal files nomination after attacking Modi, Rahul
Kejriwal files nomination after attacking Modi, Rahul Varanasi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday filed his nomination for the Lok Sabha election from here to take on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi after a roadshow that drew thousands in the Hindu holy city.
Sex racket busted in Gurgaon, 5 women held
Sex racket busted in Gurgaon, 5 women held Gurgaon: Police busted a sex racket operating out of a Sector 31 mall and arrested five women on Thursday night.
Only Gandhi family grew strong in 60 yrs:Modi jibe on Priyanka
Only Gandhi family grew strong in 60 yrs:Modi jibe on Priyanka Kalol (Guj): A day after Priyanka Gandhi vowed to emerge stronger fighting the continued ‘political’ attacks on her husband Robert Vadra, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today took a dig at the Congress scion saying that her “family has been going strong” for the last 60 years and now its time to build a strong nation.
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'Had the SIT not balked, Modi would have been facing a trial'
'I don't think there is a need to order a fresh investigation into the complaint against Modi & Co. As the amicus curiae Raju Ramachandran said in his report to the Supreme Court, the existing material is more than sufficient to prosecute Modi and other high-ups of his regime,' Manoj Mitta, author of the book The Fiction Of Fact-Finding: Modi and Godhra tells Rediff.com's Prasanna D Zore.
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PHOTOS: Jadeja's fine all-round show takes Chennai past Rajasthan
Images from the Wednesday's IPL match between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings in Dubai.
Micromax launches 'Canvas Doodle 3' for Rs 8,500
Homegrown handset maker Micromax on Tuesday launched its new six-inch phablet 'Canvas Doodle 3' for Rs 8,500.
'BJP is doing backroom manipulation to ensure Rajnath wins'
Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi talks about her chances against BJP chief Rajnath Singh for the Lucknow seat
Sachin greater than Bradman! There's 'evidence', claims book
'While the point of this book is to demonstrate Sachin's superiority over Bradman, it would be a pity if this were to be read as scorning the similarities between them -- their desire to dominate, their eagerness to excel, their genius.'
Are Indians really worried about corruption?
Indians were happy to make money off corruption, and happily turned a blind eye to what lay beneath the boom, says Shankar Sharma.
2 States: How much we respect and love each other matters
We asked you, our dear readers, to share your personal 2 States stories. Here is one more!
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Delhi HC agrees to hear plea against Vadra
The Delhi high court on Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking a courtmonitored CBI inquiry into licences granted to several real estate companies including the one with which Priyanka Gandhis husband Robert Vadra is allegedly ass
Facebook profits nearly triple to 642 million
Facebook profits nearly tripled to 642 million in the first quarter on a 72 percent surge in revenues helped by gains in mobile users and mobile advertising the company reported Wednesday
Vaishno Devi image on coin dragged to court
Can a coin issued by the government of a secular India bear the image of a Hindu deity
Poll booze missing from police custody
The Delhi Police is caught in an embarrassing situation after it allegedly lost track of over half the liquor seized in the city during the model code of conduct
EC seizures can fund half of election costs
The value of the seizures black money drugs and booze by EC has already touched Rs1100 crore enough to halffund the budget for carrying out the worlds largest elections
Modis Varanasi show today Kejriwal files papers
The battle for Varanasi has begun with AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal filing his elections papers Wednesday a day before BJPs PM nominee Narendra Modi makes official his entry into the contest after a roadshow his first outside Gujara
2G scam SC asks for details on AircelMaxis deal
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked CBI and Enforcement Directorate to submit a report giving details of its investigation into the AircelMaxis deal in 2G scam by May 1
Netavoter disconnect in Bihar poll priorities
Youthnbsppoints out that the debate between politics of development and identity or positioning the views of politicians as opposed to concerns of constituents is too simplified a portrayal of the situation in a political culture
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India: Court to Hear Appeal Over Restoration of Ban on Gay Sex
The announcement by India’s Supreme Court that it would hear an appeal of its ruling in December that re-criminalized gay sex is unlikely to lead to a serious reconsideration of the decision.
Strong Hand Hasn't Fared Well in India
The desire for a benevolent despot has taken hold among the elites, a sentiment suggesting that Narendra Modi's timing is good.
Pictures of the Day: Ukraine and Elsewhere
Photos from Ukraine, South Korea, Washington and India.
Winning With Compassion and Respect
The winner of this year’s 2014 Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award honors Daniel Berehulak for his sense of compassion and respect for his subjects.
An Indian From India Photographs Both
After encountering confusion over her roots, an Indian photographer created a set of diptychs in which she recreated classic poses of Native Americans.
China Southern Pays U.S. Fine Over Monkey Cargo
The state-owned carrier paid a fine of $11,600 levied by the United States Department of Agriculture for violating the Animal Welfare Act in transporting over a thousand macaques to Chicago without proper registration.
Countdown to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil: Day 54
The last time the World Cup was held in Brazil, in 1950, India was poised to make its first appearance in the tournament.
Being Muslim Under Narendra Modi
The Hindu nationalist who may be elected India’s next prime minister is no comic book hero.
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Gold surges further on fresh demand; silver up on speculative buying
Gold prices continued to surge here today due to consistent buying by jewellery stockists and retailers supported by good seasonal offtake.Silver rallied further owing to heavy speculative...
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Throw out leaders who tap women's phone: Priyanka

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra adjusts her flower garlands during an election meeting at Rae BareliPriyanka asked the people whether it is right to give all the power of the country in the hands of one person.



Kejriwal holds roadshow, attacks Modi, Rahul

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal addresses people ahead of filing his nominations from Varanasi Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency in Varanasi on April 23, 2014. (Photo: IANS)AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and wondered from where the money was coming for their advertisements. "I am going to file my nomination in this worn out vehicle but Modi will come tomorrow (Thursday) in his helicopter. So people of Kashi should also not get fooled like the people in Amethi has been fooled for many years now," Kejriwal told his supporters who were accompanying him to the collectors office. Rahul Gandhi is contesting from Amethi constituency.



BSE Sensex hits record high for third straight day

Bombay Stock Exchange building is pictured next to a police van in MumbaiThe BSE Sensex and Nifty hit record highs for a third session in a row as infrastructure companies such as Larsen & Toubro extended recent gains while lenders including Yes Bank advanced on hopes the worst was over in terms of asset quality deterioration. Still, broader gains were capped by continued profit-taking in recent outperformers such as Tata Motors Ltd , and by falls in regional shares after a survey showed manufacturing activity in China was still contracting in April.



Mr Modi, how will India become Gujarat?

India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi speaks during an election rally in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The multiphase voting across the country runs until May 12, with results expected on May 16. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)Modi offers us an alternative, but our collective survival will depend on our silence.



Australia, Malaysia vow to keep searching to solve plane mystery

Handout of crew aboard the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield moving the U.S. Navy’s Bluefin-21 into position for deployment, in the southern Indian Ocean to look for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370Australia and Malaysia vowed on Wednesday to keep searching for a missing Malaysian plane despite no sign of wreckage after almost seven weeks, and as bad weather again grounded aircraft and an undersea drone neared the end of its first full mission. But Australian authorities said unidentified material washed up on the coast of Western Australia was being investigated for possible links to missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott had earlier acknowledged that the search strategy could change if seabed scans taken by the U.S. Navy drone failed to turn up a trace of the plane, which vanished on March 8 with 239 people on board.



HC to hear plea seeking CBI probe into Vadra's land deal

India’s ruling Congress party President Sonia Gandhi, right, her daughter Priyanka Vadra, second left, son-in-law Robert Vadra, second right, granddaughter Miraya Vadra and party leader Satish sharma, left, gather for the nomination filing of her son and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Saturday, April 12, 2014. The multiphase voting across the country runs until May 12, with results for the 543-seat lower house of parliament announced May 16. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)The Delhi High Court will next week hear a PIL seeking a CBI probe into licences granted to several real estate developers in Haryana, including one allegedly associated with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Pradeep Nandrajog, posting the matter for April 30, said: "We will hear the matter next week." Advocate M.L. Sharma had moved the high court saying several licences were issued to developers and builders for turning 21,366 acres of agricultural land into colonies without complying with the statutory rules. It further sought quashing of the June 3, 2013 letter by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Shashi Kant Sharma allegedly rolling back the audit and inquiry into the grant of licence to Skylight Hospitality Pvt. The plea contended that the inquiry was ordered by Shashi Kant Sharma's predecessor Vinod Rai.



Modi a threat to democracy, say Indian-origin academics

BJP Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi with Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu, BJP leaders Prakash Javadekar and Bandaru Dattatreya, actor Pawan Kalyan and others during a rally in Hyderabad on April 22, 2014. (Photo: IANS)A group of Indian-origin academics in Britain has slammed the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his authoritarian nature which they said can only weaken India's democracy. Around 75 academics from universities across Britain, led by Chetan Bhatt of the London School of Economics, Tuesday expressed their collective concern over the upcoming government in India, through a letter, titled 'The idea of Modi in power fills us with dread' to The Independent newspaper in Britain. Among others in the group are Oxford University's Nandini Gooptu and Cambridge University's Joya Chatterji. "We are deeply concerned at the implications of a Narendra Modi-led BJP government for democracy, pluralism and human rights in India," the group said in the letter.



Arrest warrant issued against BJP leader Giriraj Singh

Bokaro Court issues arrest warrant against BJP's GirirajA Bokaro court Wednesday issued an arrest warrant against Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh for making a provocative speech. "An arrest warrant has been issued against Giriraj Singh by the court of Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate Amit Shekhar. Police had moved a petition Tuesday in court seeking his arrest," a lawyer told IANS over the telephone. Two FIRs have been lodged against the Bharatiya Janata Party leader in Jharkhand.



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Lok Sabha polls 2014: Arvind Kejriwal takes Varanasi by storm; blasts Modi ... - Economic Times

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Lok Sabha polls 2014: Arvind Kejriwal takes Varanasi by storm; blasts Modi ...
Economic Times
VARANASI: Arvind Kejriwal transported the typical drama and symbolism — that people of Delhi have come to associate with his AAP — to the temple town of Varanasi on Wednesday when he led a procession of committed volunteers, new-found loyalists ...
Kejri tears into Modi, Rahul over 'helicopter democracy'Pune Mirror
'Pauper' vs chopper in VaranasiCalcutta Telegraph
Kejriwal pips Modi in Time magazine's pollHindustan Times
Times of India -The Hindu -India Today
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Lok Sabha polls: Voting on 117 seats today; Congress faces saffron challenge - Times of India

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Lok Sabha polls: Voting on 117 seats today; Congress faces saffron challenge
Times of India
NEW DELHI: BJP faces a tough test in Bihar, Congress stares at a saffron challenge in Maharashtra and regional outfits contend with turning pitches on 117 Lok Sabha seats across 11 states and one union territory where polling is due on Thursday. The 2014 ...
Voting in 117 seats in sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls todayNDTV
LS polls: 180 million vote for 117 seats in phase six todayHindustan Times
Stage set for Modi vs Lady vs DaddyCalcutta Telegraph
Deccan Chronicle -Livemint
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6th phase of Lok Sabha election 2014 today - Oneindia

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6th phase of Lok Sabha election 2014 today
Oneindia
New Delhi, April 23: The country is gearing up for the sixth phase of the general elections set to be held on Thursday. 117 constituencies spread across 12 states will go to polls. Campaigning came to an end on Tuesday evening in all the constituencies, ...
Lok Sabha polls result: Brokers seek longer hours on May 16, trading on May 17Economic Times
23 candidates face criminal charges in PunjabDeccan Herald
EC to monitor Punjab parties 48 hours before pollingIBNLive
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Brij Pradesh tutors Amar Singh - Indian Express

Indian Express

Brij Pradesh tutors Amar Singh
Indian Express
Brij Pradesh is identified by gritty wrestlers, a trait prominently reflected in politics — the most famous being SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. Tweet This. Written by Ashutosh Bhardwaj | Fatherpur Sikri | April 24, 2014 3:12 am. Comments. Amar Singh asked ...
Pressure shows on MulayamCalcutta Telegraph
Mulayam Singh Yadav, Ajit Singh on test in third phase of polling in UP todayNDTV
Saurabh Yadav: Mulayam Singh Yadav left red-faced as his relative is held for ...Daily Mail
IBNLive -Firstpost
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Sadhu Yadav withdraws from Maharajganj fray - Times of India

Hindu Business Line

Sadhu Yadav withdraws from Maharajganj fray
Times of India
PATNA: Former MP Sadhu Yadav on Wednesday withdrew his nomination papers from Maharajganj Lok Sabha constituency, saying that his decision was to avoid the split in the votes of the JD (U) candidate in the fray. "I have withdrawn my nomination ...
Sadhu Yadav withdraws from polls in BiharBusiness Standard
Sadhu Yadav's exit boosts Lalu's chancesHindu Business Line

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Lalu hits out at BJP for “hate mongering” - The Hindu

Firstpost

Lalu hits out at BJP for “hate mongering”
The Hindu
Sharply reacting to the statements of VHP leader Praveen Togadia and BJP leader Giriraj Singh, RJD President Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said these showed their “ugly faces” and if voted to power his party would ban RSS and BJP for “hate mongering”.
Hate speeches reveal BJP's duality in poll campaign, CPM saysTimes of India
BJP is facade of RSS; will ban those who spread hatred if we come to power ...Zee News
The Chariot of CommunalismKashmir Reader

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Police team off to Delhi to get Bhatkal - Times of India

Economic Times

Police team off to Delhi to get Bhatkal
Times of India
AHMEDABAD: Days after IM kingpin Yasin Bhatkal was charged by the NIA in the Jama Masjid firing case, the city crime branch has initiated the process to take his custody in connection with the July 2008 serial blasts case. The crime branch said earlier they ...
Foreigners in mini-skirts 'drove Bhatkal to terror strike on Jama Masjid'Daily Mail
Mini skirts made Yasin Bhatkal attack Jama MasjidDeccan Chronicle
Twin tower attack gave confidence to establish IM: BhatkalBusiness Standard
Press Trust of India
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Delhi: Discom employee arrested for allegedly molesting girl - NDTV

Delhi: Discom employee arrested for allegedly molesting girl
NDTV
New Delhi: A 58-year-old employee of a power distribution company has been arrested for allegedly molesting a girl at a government dispensary in the Nehru Nagar area of southeast Delhi, police said today. The incident took place yesterday while the ...

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'It's a contest of two competing ideas of India'
Congress's inclusion and partnership versus BJP's divisiveness and concentration of power
Anantnag polling stations declared hyper-sensitive
Poll staff is being escorted by security forces
Mistry sits on dharna in Vadodara
A day after a complaint was registered against him under various sections of IPC for publishing an allegedly defamatory pamphlet against Narendra Modi, Congress leader and the party nominee from V...
Poll tourism new mantra for Varanasi
Foreigners keen on experiencing a slice of Indian elections are being treated to guided tours of this holy city and many of them have taken this opportunity to create awareness among voters urging...
JNU Students’ Union to campaign against Modi
The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union is planning to visit Varanasi and start a campaign against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. They say it is their duty as an elected b...
Fund set up for protection of monuments
Rs. 100 cr. to be allocated for those that are vulnerable, underdeveloped
CAT 2014 by Cusat on April 26 and 27
The Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) will conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT 2014) on April 26 and 27 at various centres all over India for admission to various programmes o...
Spirited buyers help TASMAC sales go up ahead of dry period
Ahead of the government’s order on three-day dry period came into force on Tuesday, outlets of the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC), the sole agency to carry out retail business in...
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CG personnel attacks fishermen
Two fishermen of Idinthakarai village were today allegedly assaulted by Indian Coast Guard personnel in the sea, fishermen association sources said.
Court grants CBI two days custody of IAAS officer
A CBI Court here today granted the investigating agency two days custody of A Paramasivam, an officer of the Indian Audits and Accounts Service (IAAS), arrested in connection with a graft case.
India wins elections to key United Nations bodies
India continued its winning streak in elections to key UN bodies, getting elected today to crucial UN organisations, including the International Narcotics Control Board.
Congress plays Adani card to counter BJP on Vadra land deals
Playing the Adani card, Congress on Wednesday sought to put Narendra Modi in the dock for giving vast tracts of land to his "favourite capitalist friend" at throw away prices.
Rome braces for pilgrim crowds at pope saints ceremony
Rome is getting ready for hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and dozens of foreign delegations visiting the Vatican on Sunday for an historic event -- the double canonisation of popes John Paul II and John XXIII.
Stakes high for Congress, BJP as India votes for 117 LS seats in sixth phase today
Stakes will be high for Congress and BJP and a number of other parties like AIADMK, DMK, NCP and Shiv Sena when 117 constituencies will go to polls on Thursday in yet another substantial round of polling in the Lok Sabha elections
9/11 WTC attack gave confidence to form IM: Yasin Bhatkal
9/11 twin tower attack in New York gave "confidence" to Yasin Bhatkal to establish dreaded terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM).
Country will go to hands of communal forces if Modi is PM: BSP
BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday cautioned the voters that if Narendra Modi became PM, the country would slip into the hands of communal forces, and appealed to Dalits and Muslims to back her party.

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