Subramanian Swamy backs Modis comment on Mamata

New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, on Tuesday backed the comment made by party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. During an election rally in Serampore Modi had accused Banerjee, also the party chief of Trinamool Congress (TMC) of pocketing rupees 1.8 crores by selling her painting. Apr 29, 2014

Blast in Bihar's Madhubani district ahead of election injures three

Madhubani, April 29 (ANI): At least three people were injured after a crude bomb exploded in Madhubani district of Bihar on Tuesday ahead of the seventh phase of the ongoing general election. The cause of the explosion has not been ascertained yet. But it is suspected that the crude bombs, which were being made in a house, exploded while making them. Apr 29, 2014

Election commission bans Ramdevs camp over honeymoon remark

Himachal Pradesh / Punjab/ New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): Election Commission of India on Tuesday (April 29) banned another camp of yoga guru, Ramdev in Himachal Pradesh, over his ‘honeymoon remark’. Ramdev, in Lucknow had said that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi visits Dalit households for picnics and honeymoon, which deeply offended the concerned community and triggered a storm. Chief electoral officer of Himachal Pradesh, Narinder Chauhan, said holding yoga camps with an intention to support any political party is prohibited. Following derogatory remarks of Ramdev, the Election Commission earlier banned him from conducting meetings and programmes in Lucknow. Meanwhile, Congress leader Meem Afzal called for Ramdev’s arrest as he violated Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Act. Senior lawyer, Majid Memon, said Ramdev should not make statements, as he is not affiliated to any party. Apr 29, 2014

People fighting for Human rights in Gilgit

Gilgit Baltistan, April 29: Gilgit Baltistan is on the brink… and with no end to the suffering of the people; several NGOs have come forward to fight for Human Rights in the region. Apr 29, 2014

Mukhtar Ansaris Quami Ekta Dal announces support to Congress's Ajay Rai in Varanasi

Varanasi, April 29 (ANI): Mukhtar Ansari's Quami Ekta Dal on Thursday announced its support to Congress candidate Ajay Rai for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat where he is pitted against Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Mukhtar Ansari's brother Afzal Ansari during a Press Conference said that the party unanimously decided to support Ajay Rai. Apr 29, 2014

Iraqis vow mass vote despite spate of violence

Twin bombings killed 15 people northeast of Baghdad Tuesday, the latest in a wave of deadly violence that has cast a pall over Iraq's first general election since US troops withdrew. Apr 29, 2014

Mixed reactions flow, soon after Chidambaram accepts mistakes of UPA 2

New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): Soon after Finance Minister P Chidambaram accepted that UPA made and termed 2010-11 to be most critical years, reactions from various political parties flowed in. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi stated that it's too late for Congress to realize its mistakes. Rajya Sabha MP Mohd Adeeb said that it was already known still if Congress has realized mistakes then they should do something to improve it. CP (I) leader D Raja stated that UPA 2 govt could not connect with common man. Meanwhile, Congress leader Meem Afzal viewed it as Chidambaram's personal opinion. Apr 29, 2014

Narendra Modi tries to woo voters in Himachal, says will fulfill broken dreams

Palampur, April 29 (ANI): BJP's PM Candidate Narendra Modi during a rally in Himachal Pradesh's Palampur on Tuesday tried to woo voters by highlighting his works and ensuring people's faith in him. Modi praised his government saying that after a destructing earthquake in Gujarat, he was able to maintain order within 3 years in the state. He also hit at Congress asking people to choose a service man rather than a ruler for the country. Modi further appealed people to vote for him and gave hope that he will fulfill their broken dreams. Apr 29, 2014

Congress allies worried over defeat: BJP

New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): The BJP, on Tuesday said that Congress party and its allies had accepted their defeat before the results of general elections which is why they were making provocative statement. Commenting on statements of NC chief Farooq Abdullah, BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Congress party allies have got one target to attack PM candidate Narendra Modi. Abdullah said that proposal of single law for all religions by Modi was not acceptable to Kashmiri Muslims. He had also stated that people who vote for Modi should drown themselves in the sea. Apr 29, 2014

Nigerian community fights Shell in UK court hearing

Legal arguments begin in court on Tuesday in a compensation claim brought by about 15,000 members of Nigeria's Bodo community against oil giant Shell for the damage caused by two spills in 2008. Apr 29, 2014

Politicos react as US court dismisses 1984 riots case against Congress

New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): Politicos on Tuesday reacted to a US court's dismissal of a lawsuit against Congress party relating to 1984 anti-Sikh riots, saying it did not sufficiently "touch and concern" the US court to exercise jurisdiction. JD (U) leader K C Tyagi said that 1984 riots have not received the justice yet. NCP leader Majid Memon said that 1984 riots is 30 year old and should not be used as a weapon during the elections. Apr 29, 2014

Priyanka Gandhi slams Modi for 'shehzada' jibe

Amethi, April 29 (ANI): Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday once again took on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi directly. She slammed Modi for calling Rahul Gandhi a 'shehzada' and urged him to refrain from childish acts. While addressing a gathering in Amethi, she also accused BJP candidate from Amethi Smriti Irani of not being in touch with ground reality. Invoking her father, Rajiv Gandhi's legacy, Priyanka also said, that Rahul Gandhi has the same vision which Rajiv Gandhi had. Apr 29, 2014

NCW Issues Notice to Ramdev over his 'honeymoon' Remark

New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma on Tuesday strongly condemned Yoga Guru Ramdev's 'honeymoon' remark. Ramdev had recently said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi goes to houses of Dalits "for picnics and honeymoon". Slamming Ramdev for the objectionable comments, she said that Ramdev should be arrested. She added that NCW has issued a notice against him. Apr 29, 2014

Modi says "Ye dil maange more" at Mandi rally

Mandi, April 29 (ANI): BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked people of Himachal Pradesh to make his party win by 300 seats, repeating the famous catchphrase also used by Kargil Martyr Vikram Batra "Ye dil maange more." Vikram Batra gave his life for the country in the Kargil war using the same line, said Modi, while addressing a rally in Mandi. Apr 29, 2014