Fort Hood soldier kills three, then himself

A US soldier with "mental health issues" shot dead three people and wounded 16 before turning the gun on himself at Fort Hood, the military base in Texas devastated by a deadly 2009 shooting rampage by another serviceman. Duration: 01:22 Apr 3, 2014

Madusudan Mistry detained for trying to put Congress's poster over Narendra Modi's poster

Vadodara, April 03 (ANI): Congress candidate from Vadodara Madhusudan Mistry on Thursday tried to paste Congress's poster over Narendra Modi's poster. He was later detained by the Vadodara police. Mistry is suddenly in media glare after his nomination as the party's candidate from Vadodara for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The 69-year-old is pitted against the BJP candidate for prime minister and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi. Apr 3, 2014

'Undemocratic BJP' eyes just on power by dividing people: Sonia Gandhi

Sasaram, April 03 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Sasaram district of Bihar, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said that the BJP works in undemocratic ways and eyes just on gaining power by dividing people. Gandhi said that BJP wants people to do what they asks, to listen what they say, to see what they show and thereby have uprooted the democratic system of the nation. Further, Gandhi also said that the opposition says big things in order to deceive people. The Congress president also talked about major works done by the party for the welfare of the people. Apr 3, 2014

Custom-made cakes bearing political party symbols hit confectionary markets to woo voters

Moradabad, April 03 (ANI): With elections round the corner, bakers are doing brisk business as cakes bearing eye-catching political parties symbols and flags hit confectionary markets attracting hordes of customers. The cakes bearing the symbols of BJP, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party are grabbing maximum eye-balls. What catches the eye is the perfect icing used to create each party symbol on the cakes-absolutely keeping up with party colours. Each cake is almost a work of art, painstakingly created and coloured. Polls are a time for heated exchanges between political leaders and supporters. However, for once, there is sweetness to the usually bitter election campaign. Apr 3, 2014

Sonia-Jama Masjid Imam meet gathers powerful dissenting voices

New Delhi/ Nagpur, April 03 (ANI): Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi’s meet with Muslim delegation led by Delhi's Jama Masjid Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Wednesday, pitching to help nurture the cause of "secularism", gathered powerful dissenting voices coming out of the highly revered Jama Masjid and from within the Bukhari family itself. His younger brother, Syed Yahya Bukhari, who is the president of the Jama Masjid United Forum was very critical of the meet and his brother’s move. He on Thursday said that Law Minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal is an Israeli agent and his aim has always been to weaken the roots of Muslim community in India since ages. Apr 3, 2014

Ramdev slams Congress while campaigning for BJP in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, April 03 (ANI): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday accused the Congress party of creating barriers between the masses while beating drums for BJP’s win in 2014 general elections during a rally in Chandigarh. BJP’s candidate Kirron Kher who is contesting the elections from Chandigarh constituency was also present. Ramdev further said that she was a ray of hope against Congress candidate Pawan Bansal who is also contesting from the same constituency. Ramdev added that all anti national forces and terrorists are working hard to ensure that Narendra Modi doesn’t become the nation’s Prime Minister. Apr 3, 2014

Bhaichung Bhutia strikes chord with voters in run-up to LS polls

Siliguri, April 03 (ANI): Former soccer player Bhaichung Bhutia, who is contesting in 2014 general elections as a Trinamool Congress candidate, launched his poll campaign in a unique way by playing football to strike a chord with the voters in run-up to polls. Bhutia said that he is hopeful of TMC’s victory considering the immense response he has been receiving during his campaigns. After giving stellar performances in an illustrious 16-year-long career, ace soccer player, Baichung Bhutia, formally announced his retirement from international football in 2011. Apr 3, 2014

BJP candidate Poonam Mahajan files nomination

Mumbai, April 03 (ANI): A young BJP candidate, Poonam Mahajan before filing her nomination papers sought God’s blessings as she got ready to make her debut in ‘politics of dynasty’. Mahajan on Thursday visited different places of worship including temples, mosques, memorial of late politicians to pay her obeisance. Mahajan, daughter of slain BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, who will be contesting as BJP candidate from Mumbai, vowed to give a tough fight to other candidates. Slamming Congress for underdevelopment, Mahajan said that she was hopeful of winning the elections. Apr 3, 2014

Narendra Modi urges EC to take action against Sonia for meeting Shahi Imam

Ghaziabad, Apr 3 (ANI): BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Ghaziabad district of UP on Thursday in which he asked EC to take action against Congress President Sonia Gandhi for meeting Shahi Imam to appeal for votes on religious lines and trying to polarize the elections. Apr 3, 2014

EC says will take cognizance on receiving complaint over Sonia- Imam meet, Congress condemns

New Delhi/ Jammu, April 03 (ANI): After Congress President Sonia Gandhi met Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari of Jama Masjid to convince him that the “secular vote” must not split, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said that the EC will take cognizance on receiving complaint on the issue. Reacting on this, Congress leader Anand Sharma said that there is no violation of model code of conduct and that EC should better take action against Narendra Modi who is trying to create communal differences. Apr 3, 2014

Narendra Modi says Congress misled & divided nation

Ghaziabad, Apr 3 (ANI): BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Ghaziabad district of UP on Thursday in which he took a dig at Congress saying that for Congress secularism is divide and rule, but for him it is unite and work for the nation. Apr 3, 2014

Congress Gautam Budh Nagar LS candidate Ramesh Tomar joins BJP

New Delhi, April 3 (ANI): In a last moment jolt to the Congress party, Lok Sabha candidate from the Congress Ramesh Tomar on Thursday joined the BJP. The Congress till now was campaigning for Tomar. Changing tone, Tomar said that he is happy to join the BJP and the country needs Narendra Modi. Apr 3, 2014

Varun is wrong, should not speak before verifying facts: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi, April 3 (ANI): Two days after BJP leader Varun Gandhi “praised” the work done by his cousin and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, he received advice from his mother Maneka - "use your brain more than your heart." Maneka asked the BJP leader to be careful before making any statement. Apr 3, 2014

Jaitley must talk about issues haunting Punjab: Amarinder

Amritsar, April 03 (ANI): Rejecting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley's charge of having mastered the art of running away, Congress Party Lok Sabha candidate for Amritsar and former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday demanded that the former should talk about issues bedeviling the state before transcending to national issues. Apr 3, 2014