AAP candidate withdraws from Rae Bareli, Politicos react

New Delhi, April 8 (ANI): Just a day ahead of the last date of filing nominations, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Rae Bareli Justice Fakhruddin pulled out from the race at the last moment forcing the party to field a new face on Tuesday. AAP worker and social activist Archana Srivastav will now contest against Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Rae Bareli goes to poll on April 30. Meanwhile, the BJP and Congress leaders grabbed the opportunity to slam the party. Apr 8, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal blames Congress, BJP for his government's fall

New Delhi, April 8 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday blamed the Congress and the BJP for his government's fall in Delhi. Kejriwal also added that the voters are fed up with both national parties for failing to provide basic services ranging from clean drinking water to safer streets for women. Kejriwal appealed to the masses to vote for his party in the general election during his road show in north east area in Delhi. Apr 8, 2014

Shashi Tharoor slams allegations of bribing pastors for votes

Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 (ANI): Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, refuted allegations of meeting pastors and bribing them to garner Christian votes, levelled by BJP and LDF. The BJP and Left Democratic Front (LDF) alleged that Tharoor had violated the model code of conduct. Reportedly, the BJP filed a complaint with Election Commission in Kerala based on recordings aired on regional television channel, which showed Tharoor speaking to missionary pastors during campaigning and offering money in lieu of votes. However, Tharoor called the complaint baseless and considered it an act of revenge. Meanwhile, the LDF has accused the Congress party leader of meeting pastors of a particular Christian denomination at his home. Tharoor is making his second consecutive attempt to the Lok and is contesting elections from Thiruvananthapuram. Apr 8, 2014

Mulayam criticizes Amit Shah, BJP says everyone will realize how able he is

Lucknow, Apr 8 (ANI): Reacting on Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s comment on Amit Shah, BJP leader Jagdambika Pal on Tuesday said that such statement is unfortunate. He further said that SP, BSP and Congress will eventually realize what kind of an able leader Amit shah is. Apr 8, 2014

BJP using religion to garner votes, neglecting economy: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow, April 8 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has criticized the election manifesto released by the BJP, saying it gives more importance to the construction of Ram Mandir and ignores the issue of poverty reduction. Yadav added that Samajwadi Party -led Uttar Pradesh government gives more importance to welfare schemes. Apr 8, 2014

UDF, LDF converted Kerala into terror nursery: Narendra Modi

Kerala, Apr 8 (ANI): BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Kasaragod district of Kerala on Tuesday. Speaking at the rally, he said that Kerala is in a bad condition and has been converted from land of tourism to terror nursery because there is an unwritten agreement between LDF and UDF to assume power alternatively and also added that one does not inquire into the misdeeds and scams of the other. Apr 8, 2014

UP government did its best to stop communal riots in Muzaffarnagar: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow, April 08 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has stated that the Uttar Pradesh government has done its best to stop the communal violence sparked in Muzaffarnagar. In an exclusive interview given to ANI, Yadav said that his government took prompt action to control the riot and helped the victims by compensating them. Apr 8, 2014

Narendra Modi rakes up Italian Marines issue in Kerala

Kerala, Apr 8 (ANI): BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Kasaragod district of Kerala on Tuesday. Speaking at the rally, he raked up the issue of Italian Marines and said that the Italian Marines killed fishermen but the government did nothing. Apr 8, 2014

Vegetarians less healthy with lower quality of life than meat-eaters!

New Delhi, April 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that vegetarians are less healthy than meat-eaters and are more at risk of physical and mental illness, despite leading healthier lifestyles.The study conducted by Austria's Medical University of Graz found that the vegetarian diet appeared to carry elevated risks of cancer, allergies and mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.According to the study, vegetarians consumed less alcohol and had lower body mass indexes, but were still in a poorer state of physical and mental health overall and those who ate less meat also showed a tendency to avoid attending doctors appointment for preventative measures such as vaccines.The researchers said that their study has shown that Austrian adults who consume a vegetarian diet are less healthy, have a lower quality of life, and also require more medical treatment. Apr 8, 2014

Another attack on Kejriwal, BJP says AAPs false promises may be the reason

New Delhi, April 08 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has been attacked again. An unidentified man on Tuesday slapped Kejriwal. The incident took place while he was campaigning in Sultanpuri. The attacker is yet to be identified, but he was dressed like an autorickshaw driver. He attacked Kejriwal while he was travelling in an open jeep. Reacting over the incident, BJP leader Vijay Goel said that the attacker may possibly be a disgruntled AAP worker, who was fed up the Arvind Kejriwal’s false promises. Apr 8, 2014

Indonesia's 'Elvis' leads celebrity charge at polls

Wearing a white jumpsuit an ageing crooner known as Indonesia's Elvis launches into one of his racy hits in front of a crowd of screaming fans, seeking to win votes for his presidential bid. Duration: 01:21 Apr 8, 2014

Modi urges people to bid adieu to Congress

Rajasthan, Apr 8 (ANI): BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, urged people to bid adieu to the Congress party. He asked people to give a befitting reply to the Congress for its misgovernance in order to ensure the betterment of the upcoming generations. Apr 8, 2014

Police recover arms and ammunition in Maoist- affected Latehar

Latehar, Apr 8 (ANI): Police recovered detonators, arms and ammunitions during a search operation in Maoist-affected Latehar district of Jharkhand, said a senior police official. Superintendent of police, Michael S Raj, said that following a tip off, the police recovered the consignment from a person identified as Kailu Oraon. Apr 8, 2014