Kejriwal slams Modi, Rahul for 'helicopter politics' during his roadshow

Varanasi, April 23 (ANI): On his way to file his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday stepped up his attack on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. During his roadshow, Kejriwal condemned their helicopter politics and criticized the condition of Varanasi's infrastructure and spoke about citizens' problems. He also talked about Gandhi's constituency saying all the people of Amethi see the Congress vice-president in his helicopter only and when people go to him in Delhi they are beaten up and driven away. Apr 23, 2014

2014 LS Polls: Kashmiris gear up to exercise their franchise

Baramulla, April 23 (ANI): As India gears up for the sixth phase of polling, preparations for the upcoming elections in Jammu and Kashmir are not far behind either. The people of the Kashmir valley are looking forward to exercising their franchise and are looking for an eligible candidate who addresses their issues and does not leave promises unfulfilled. Residents also said that there has been a failure in providing education and employment to the youth. Apr 23, 2014

Non-bailable warrant issued against Giriraj over 'Pakistan' remark

Bokaro, Apr 23 (ANI): A non bailable warrant has been issued against Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh over his controversial 'Pakistan remark'. This comes a day after the Election Commission banned Singh from holding any public rallies or meetings and gave him time till April 24 to file a reply. The EC had banned him from holding public meetings, public processions, rallies and road shows in Bihar and Jharkhand. Apr 23, 2014

Complaint against Madhusudan Mistry, sits on dharna

Vadodara, April 23 (ANI): Congress candidate in Vadodara Madhusudan Mistry has been clouded in controversies for publishing an allegedly defamatory pamphlet against BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi. Thereafter, police had registered a complaint under various sections of IPC. Mistry, sitting on a dharna, opposed the complaint saying that he should not be particularly targeted as the pamphlet was distributed from the party’s side in entire Gujarat. He also stated that he was sitting on a dharna to make people aware. The pamphlet accuses Modi in the context of corruption and also refers to the snooping scandal involving a young woman architect. Apr 23, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal files nomination from Varanasi

Varanasi, April 23 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday filed his nomination papers for Lok Sabha polls. Kejriwal is contesting from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency against BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi and Congress candidate Ajay Rai. Varanasi will observe polls on May 12 in the last of the nine phase General Elections, the result of which is due on May 16. Apr 23, 2014

Xaviers principal criticizes Gujarat model, BJP slams

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): BJP leader Balbir Punj slammed St Xavier's college principal, Dr Frazer Mascarenhas who had in a mail to the college students criticized the Gujarat Model of Development while praising UPA's Rojgar Yojana and Food Security bill. Apr 23, 2014

Varun Gandhi hits back at cousin Priyanka

Sultanpur, April 15 (ANI): Soon after filing his nomination in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, BJP leader and the estranged member of the powerful Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, Varun Gandhi, in an indirect reference fired back at his cousin Priyanka Gandhi's remark. Gandhi was also all praises for the BJP prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi. Apr 15, 2014

Algeria: Anti-Bouteflika paper deprived of advertising

Algeria News newspaper has been deprived of advertisiting from administrations and public companies after its opposition against Abdelaziz Bouteflika's fourth mandate as President of Algeria. Duration: 00:54 Apr 15, 2014

Bomb attack in Cairo wounds 2 police, civilian

A bomb blast in an upmarket central Cairo district wounded two policemen and a passer-by Tuesday, the latest attack on Egypt's security forces since Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was ousted. Duration: 00:31 Apr 15, 2014

PM's daughter hits out at Sanjaya Baru, politicos react

New Delhi/ Hazaribagh, April 15 (ANI): BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, after his eldest daughter Upinder Singh slammed Sanjaya Baru saying his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister - The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh' was a huge betrayal of trust. Modi said that Upinder’s remark show that whatever is written in the book is true. While Congress defended its Prime Minister, leaders of other parties attacked him over the matter. Apr 15, 2014

Modi targets Rahul over toffee remark, calls him 'childish'

Hazaribagh, April 15 (ANI): Hitting back at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his “toffee” remark, BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday called him 'childish'. Addressing a rally in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh, Modi said that Rahul Gandhi is obsessed with 'balloons and toffees' like a child. Rahul had dubbed the Gujarat model of development propagated by Modi as a "toffee model", saying it had benefited only one industrialist in the state. Apr 15, 2014

Manipur celebrates Cheiraoba festival with devotion & fervour

Imphal/ Kolkata, April 15 (ANI): Residents in Manipur celebrated the Cheiraoba Festival heralding the Manipuri New Year with traditional devotion and fervour. Cheiraoba Festival usually takes place in the month of April. The name ‘Cheiraoba’ is a combination of two words - 'Chahi' meaning year and ‘Laoba’ to mean declaration, together ‘Cheirao-ba’ denotes the announcement of the coming year. Although this festival is mainly celebrated by Hindus, over the past couple of years, people from other communities in large numbers also take part in the celebrations. On this special day, thousands of people of different castes and communities climb the Cheiraoching and other hills of the state after a grand hefty feast with their family members and friends. Apr 15, 2014

Devotees celebrate Hanuman Jayanti with religious fervor

Ayodhya, April 15 (ANI): Devout Hindus thronged temples on Tuesday to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Hanuman and enthusiastically participated in the festivities. Hanuman Jayanti was celebrated with religious fervour at the birthplace of Lord Rama, Ayodhya, to mark the day since lord Hanuman was an ardent devotee of Lord Rama. Devotees offered prayers and chanted hymns in praise of Lord Hanuman and offered flowers and sweets at the temple. The priests said that the festival is celebrated every year on the occasion of Chaitra Poornima, observed on the full moon day in the month of Chaitra. Apr 15, 2014