NCW questions Modi over not disclosing wife's details in earlier polls

Mumbai, April 10 (ANI): National Commission for Women ( NCW) member Nirmala Samant on Thursday asked why Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi did not disclose details about his wife in previous elections. Samant also said that it very unfortunate that the wife of Modi, who has taken up the cause of women in India, was deprived of property, maintenance and her rights. It is being reported that Modi in his poll affidavit, which he filed on Wednesday from Vadodara, has written the name of 'Jashodaben' in the column of spouse. It was also reported that since 2001, Modi have been leaving the column blank whenever he filed his form for election. In his rallies too, Modi has claimed to be 'single' and unmarried. Apr 10, 2014

Voting takes place amid heavy security in Maoist-inflicted areas

Gumla / Kandhamal /Gaya / Gadchiroli, April1 10 (ANI): Braving the outlawed rebels, people in Maoist-hit areas came out and voted as third phase of general election began on Thursday. Security forces have stepped up measures to protect voters. Security personnel and police officials manned polling booths in Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar and Maharashtra. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), also ensured smooth elections and encouraged more and more number of voters to participate in world’s biggest elections. Voters lined up outside polling booths, who were waiting for their turn, to vote eagerly. Attacks in Maoist inflicted states increase before every election season, as the rebels are against the democratic exercise. Apr 10, 2014

Gandhi votes in Indian election

Congress party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi votes in New Delhi on the first major day of India's marathon national election. Duration: 00:40 Apr 10, 2014

Jaitley is a sinking ship: Capt Amarinder

Amritsar, April 10 (ANI): Former Punjab Chief Minister and Congress candidate from Amritsar Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley is a sinking ship and should contest from somewhere else rather than contesting from Amritsar. Jailtey is contesting against Amarinder Singh after replacing BJP's previous nominee for Amritsar Navjot Singh Sidhu. Apr 10, 2014

LS Polls: AS Lovely, Prakash Karat, JP Agarwal cast vote

New Delhi, April 10 (ANI): Elections to the Lok Sabha moved into high gear as voters began exercising their franchise on Thursday in 91 constituencies in the third phase of polling in 11 States and 3 Union Territories amidst tight security. DPCC Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely cast his vote and said that this time people of Delhi will chose Congress. CPM general secretary Prakash Karat and Congress leader JP Agarwal also cast their vote. Apr 10, 2014

AAP's Shazia Ilmi hits back at VK Singh over 'anti-national' remark

Ghaziabad, April 10 (ANI): AAP's Shazia Ilmi on Thursday hit back at rival BJP candidate VK Singh who had called her 'immature' and 'anti-national.' Ilmi said that Singh should not be talking about transparency if he hides his year of birth to extend his tenure in army. Apr 10, 2014

Modi has not denied that he is married, says younger brother

Ahmedabad, April 10 (ANI): A day after BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi while filing his nomination from Vadodara on Wednesday declared himself married to Jashodaben, his brother Prahlad Modi has said that Modi had never denied the fact. Refusing to comment further on the fresh controversy, he said that Modi himself has declared the fact and therefore he is nobody to speak something in that regard. Apr 10, 2014

Purani Jeans stars jam at Jack and Jones Bash

Mumbai, April 10 (ANI): Purani Jeans stars Tanuj Virwani, Aditya Seal and Izabelle Leite were seen jamming at Jack and Jones Bash to promote their film in the showbiz capital Mumbai. Purani Jeans is based on the belief that - "friendship is like a pair of old jeans- the older it gets, the better it becomes". The film is slated to hit the theaters on 1st May 2014. Apr 10, 2014

Congress slams Modi for hiding marital status till filing nomination

New Delhi, April 10 (ANI): The Congress on Thursday took a potshot at BJP candidate Narendra Modi, a day after he declared himself married to Jashodaben, saying that if Modi could not take the responsibility of his wife how could he talk about protecting women of the country. Apr 10, 2014

Royals go walkabout in New Zealand

Britain's Prince William and wife Kate honour New Zealand's war dead at a sombre ceremony then delight the crowds when they go walkabout in the small South Island town of Blenheim. Duration: 00:52 Apr 10, 2014

Narendra Modi lashes out at Congress in Darjeeling rally

Darjeeling, Apr 10 (ANI): BJP's PM Candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed a rally in Darjeeling town of West Bengal. Speaking at the rally he lashed out at the Congress saying that the country needs a strong Government at Centre and also asked the people to give him 60 months to serve them when they gave 60 years to Congress. Apr 10, 2014

Political leaders cast their vote in Phase 3 of LS Polls

New Delhi/Chandigarh/Kerala/Ghaziabad/Saharanpur, April 10 (ANI): Leaders of various political parties cast their vote on Thursday as the nation observes polls for 91 seats in 11 states and 3 Union Territories. Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Defence Minister AK Antony were among the voters from Congress Party. IPS turned social activist Kiran Bedi also cast her vote and urged people to come forward and cast their vote. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy cast his vote in Pudupally in Kottayam district. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal also cast his vote in New Delhi. Congress candidate Pawan Bansal from Chandigarh also cast his vote and said that people will choose their leader on the basis of work done in the constituency. Congress leader Raj Babbar who is contesting from Ghaziabad also cast his vote. Babbar said that he hopes the polling will go well. Congress candidate from Saharanpur Imran Masood along with his wife also cast his vote in the constituency. Congress leader Meira Kumar also cast her vote and said that these elections are being contested on various issues, development being the foremost. Apr 10, 2014

Ghulam Nabi Azad, Praful Patel and Najeeb Jung cast their vote

New Delhi/ Maharashtra/Jammu, April 10 (ANI): Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Praful Patel cast their votes in their respective constituencies on Thursday during the third phase of Lok Sabha polls. Azad said that he is confident of having UPA government in centre again. NCP leader contesting from Gondia in Maharashtra stated that he is sure of his victory. Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung also cast his vote in New Delhi and encouraged voters to come forward and cast votes. Apr 10, 2014