Prosecution claims Pistorius tailored evidence

The prosecution angrily accused Oscar Pistorius of tailoring evidence and overplaying his deep fear of crime Friday to justify shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Apr 11, 2014

Mulayam takes U-turn over 'rape law' remark, says SP respects women

Uttar Pradesh, April 11 (ANI): Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has clarified his controversial statement over women on Friday which had created a streak of anger among women in the country. Yadav defended himself saying that Samajwadi Party cares for women more than any other party. He also stated that the criminals should be severely punished, but the innocent should not be trapped. He further added that death sentence is banned in many countries thus discussions about that should be held. Apr 11, 2014

EC orders West Bengal police to arrest TMC workers for attacking poll personnel

New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): The Election Commission on Friday directed the West Bengal Director General of Police to immediately arrest all persons named in an FIR for beating up poll personnel in the state and send the compliance report by evening. Apart from those named in the FIR, the EC has also ordered the arrest of the organiser of the motor bike rally during which the incident occurred. The attack reportedly occurred when the officials tried to stop a two-wheeler rally of the TMC as such rallies have been banned by the poll panel. They also allegedly damaged a video camera when the officials were trying to take pictures of the rally. Apr 11, 2014

I can understand the pain of poor, not Shehzada: Narendra Modi

Chhattisgarh, April 11 (ANI): BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari district hit Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi saying that he was born with a silver spoon in mouth so he cannot relate with the poor. Modi said that he was born and brought up in a poor family so he knows the pain of poor. Modi, while praising Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s peaceful state division policy, condemned Congress for dividing Andhra Pradesh violently. He further stated that once election results are declared on 16th May everything will be revealed before the public. Apr 11, 2014

Kapil Sibal files petition with EC over Modis nomination affidavit

New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Friday filed a petition with the Election Commission regarding Narendra Modi’s nomination affidavit from Vadodara in which he stated himself as married. Sibal said that Modi has committed a crime by giving false information to the country in his previous election affidavits and thus is liable under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. Sibal also stated that Election Commission has assured him of carrying out necessary examination. Apr 11, 2014

BJP hits at Rahul Gandhi for raking up marital status of Modi

Varanasi, April 11 (ANI): BJP on Friday hit out at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, for raking up the marital issue of BJP prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi. Gandhi targeted Modi after he admitted for the first time that he was married. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad threatened a tit for tat response. Modi, in an affidavit submitted along with his nomination papers for parliamentary polls, admitted that his wife's name is Jashodaben. The BJP PM nominee, who has contested four assembly polls, used to leave the married status column blank in his nomination papers. Prasad also slammed Congress party for using BJP leader and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to criticise Modi. Apr 11, 2014

Himachal Pradesh EC appoints first ever voter as its brand ambassador

Kinnaur, April 11 (ANI): The State Election Commission in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh appointed the 97-year- old first ever voter of the free Indian democracy, Shyam Saran Negi, as its brand ambassador for the poll campaign in the tribal region. Assistant Electoral Officer, Prashant Deshta, said that the State Election Commission has appointed Saran as its brand ambassador in order to sensitize voters in the area. Shyam Saran, who is 97 years of age, views the new changes and developments in the country as a positive mark and feels bad about the environmental degradation, deforestation and corruption in the country. Apr 11, 2014

Christian vigilantes trap 14,000 Muslims in C.Africa town

Members of the Pulaar ethnic group and the Muslim community are trapped in the village of Boda, Central African Republic, surrounded by Christian 'anti-Balaka' militias but protected by French and African troops. Apr 11, 2014

Supreme Court puts nursery admissions in Delhi on hold

New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday put a stay on the Delhi High Court order on going ahead with the admission process without considering the points for inter-state transfers. On April 03, the Delhi HC had allowed schools to begin admitting toddlers who have been selected in draw of lots. The Supreme Court further issued a notice to the Delhi government. Apr 11, 2014

Congress uses AB Vajpayee's statement to divert voters, politicos react

New Delhi/Amritsar, April 11 (ANI): Congress Party stirred a fresh controversy by putting BJP's former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's picture on its official website and using his statement to divert voters against Narendra Modi. Vajpayee's photo was published on Congress website with a caption that read: "Atal had said Modi did not follow Raj Dharma. How can a person whom Atal Bihari Vajpayee had thought unfit to be even a chief minister expected to be given the reigns of the country (PM)." Congress leader Rajiv Shukla said that Vajpayee did not consider Modi even worth being a Chief Minister so how can he be projected as a Prime Minister of the country. BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria has although, condemned the way Congress used the statement, yet he said the nation knows that Modi did not do his duty properly, over which Vajpayee was upset. Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi mocked the ruling Congress Party saying that the defeated Congress is diverting people's attention from actual issues Apr 11, 2014

BJP defends Narendra Modi over his marital status, attacks Rahul

New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): BJP leader Nirmala Sitaraman on Friday clarified that the party's PM candidate Narendra Modi has never lied about his marital status in any of his nomination affidavits. Taking a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who attacked Modi on the matter, Sitaraman said that Gandhi should have read all the affidavits before stating that Modi did not declare his marital status until filing his nomination from Vadodara. Apr 11, 2014

Digvijay's stalker comment on Modi is unfortunate: BJP

Varanasi, April 11 (ANI): The BJP on Friday strongly condemned Congress leader Digvijay Singh's tweet in which he stated that BJP's Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi is a stalker of women. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said that such comments are unfortunate. He also said that Digvijay Singh should not be taken seriously. Apr 11, 2014