Rahul Gandhi hits at Gujarat model of development, says all fund goes to 'one person'

Bilaspur, May 01 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a rally in Bilaspur on Thursday attacked the Gujarat model of development and said that the state government gives the entire fund to one person, that is, Adani. He said that they only invest only a meager part of the funds for the people and say that people earning more than Rs. 11 are not poor. He said that the ideology of the opposition party is to let India remain as it is and there be no development whatsoever. May 1, 2014

EC issues showcause notice to Punjab CM for making statement on fund raising

New Delhi, May 01 (ANI): The Election Commission has issued a showcase notice to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for allegedly making a statement asking for funds from people. At an election meeting in Jalandhar, Badal had asked people to give funds to the party secretly for campaigning. The EC, in its notice to Badal, has said, "The Commission is, prima facie, of the opinion that by making such statement you have violated the above said provision of Model Code of Conduct and also incited others to violate the law." The poll body, therefore, has given time till Friday to Badal to explain his stand on his statement. May 1, 2014

Protesters mark May Day in Hong Kong

More than a thousand protesters gather in Hong Kong's landmark Victoria Park to walk towards the government headquarters waving colourful flags and placards while calling for better working conditions and better wages. Duration: 01:05 May 1, 2014

Politicos condemn Chennai train blasts

New Delhi, May 01 (ANI): Politicos across the party line on Thursday condemned the twin bomb blasts at the Chennai Central railway station in which one woman was killed and13 others were injured. The two bombs went off on Thursday in quick succession in two coaches of the Guwahati-Bangalore Express at the Chennai Central railway station. The National Investigation Agency, which usually looks into terror attacks, has sent representatives to collect and examine evidence. May 1, 2014

Didnt show gun, just a lotus, says Modi on FIR; politicos slam

New Delhi, May 01 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday condemned BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for saying that FIRs were registered against him for not showing knife, pistol or gun but for flashing lotus to the people. May 1, 2014

Pakistan army chief calls Kashmir 'jugular vein of Pakistan', politicos condemn

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Politicos on Thursday condemned Pakistan’s Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif’s statement that Kashmir is the "jugular vein" of Pakistan and the issue should be resolved in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris and in line with United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions for lasting peace in the region. May 1, 2014

Defence expert on Pakistans Army Chief calling Kashmir 'Jugular vein of Pakistan'

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Defence expert Bharat Verma on Thursday condemned Pakistan’s Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif’s statement that Kashmir is the "jugular vein" of Pakistan and the issue should be resolved in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris and in line with United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions for lasting peace in the region. May 1, 2014

Badalta Manzar (May 01, 2014): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

Baisakhi is one of the festivals which is celebrated across the country. In Jammu, too, it was celebrated with great enthusiasm. The biggest flood channel of the Kashmir valley has shrunk. For the last two decades, most water bodies in the valley have been shrinking due to encroachments and government negligence. People fear that this will have a negative impact on the region. The main roads in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district are in pathetic condition, making any vehicular movement extremely difficult. May 1, 2014

Extremely unfortunate incident: TKS Elangovan on Bangalore-Guwahati Express blast

Chennai, May 01 (ANI): DMK leader TKS Elangovan on Thursday termed the blasts that took place between two coaches of the Bangalore-Guwahati Express train as unfortunate. One person, a woman passenger, was killed, and nine others were injured in the blasts. Police teams have arrived at the spot to conduct an investigation as to what caused the blast on the train that was about to leave the station. The railway station platform, has been cordoned off. May 1, 2014

Leaders of Congress and BJP lash at each other for staggered growth and development

Chandoli /Rishikesh, May 1 (ANI): A mud slinging match between the senior leaders of Congress and the main opposition BJP resulted in the two parties blaming each other for the staggered growth and development of the country. Senior leaders of both parties took potshots at each other as Salman Khurshid (Congress) lashed at PM frontrunner Narendra Modi and Sushma Swaraj, (BJP leader) attacked the Congress governance, holding it responsible for the staggered growth and development of the country. Khurshid addressed a rally in Chamboli town where he claimed that the Modi stood exposed before the nations on account of his words and deeds. In Rishikesh, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, also addressed a rally and blamed the Congress rule in the country for the sorry state of affairs of the country. May 1, 2014

Congress refers to World Bank report, hits back at BJP

New Delhi, May 01 (ANI): Congress hit back at main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party BJP, citing the World Bank report which enlisted India as third biggest economy in the world. According to a report released by World Bank on April 29, India displaced Japan to clinch the position of world’s third biggest economy in terms of purchasing power parity. Targeting BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his sharp attacks on Congress party and alleging weak economic policies and development fallouts during its terms, Congress leadership retorted back saying the World Bank report is an ‘answer’ to them. He added that party is not anticipating incumbency threat to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and clarified that he has attended maximum number of election campaigns. Ahmad reaffirmed that India has achieved the feat because of Singh’s efforts. May 1, 2014

Modi blames Congress for FIRs against him for poll code violation

Tirumala / New Delhi/ Ahmedabad, May 01 (ANI): BJP’s Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, blamed the Congress party for registration of a case against him for alleged violation of election rules. The Gujarat administration filed two FIRs against BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi on orders of the Election Commission (EC) after he delivered a politically charged speech and displayed his party's symbol, lotus, in violation of the poll code soon after exercising his franchise in Gandhinagar. A police complaint was also lodged against TV channels. Meanwhile, Union Law Minister, Kapil Sibal, asked the poll panel not to hand over the investigation to Gujarat police, as it was in favour of Modi. May 1, 2014

Railway Minister has expressed sorrow on Bangalore-Guwahati Express blast: Anil Saxena

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): One passenger died and nine others were injured in a bomb blast in Bangalore - Guwahati express train that was stationed off platform number nine at the Chennai Central Railway Station on Thursday. Speaking about the matter DG, Public Relations, Railway Board Anil Saxena said that Union Railway Minister has expressed sorrow over the matter. May 1, 2014