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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Badalta Manzar (April 11, 2014): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

For the benefit of patients and to improve the health sector in Srinagar, city hospitals including Jawahar lal Nehru memorial hospital (JLNM) gets high tech labs. The state government of Jammu and Kashmir totally fails to preserve the historical and Heritage Bridge known as “Zero Bridge” in Srinagar, which is disappointing for people. The recent snowfall has damaged most of the apple orchards in south Kashmir Shopian district, some 60kms from the Srinagar city. Apr 11, 2014
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Abu Azmi says girls having sex with or without consent should be punished, Politicos react

New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): Following SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, party leader Abu Azmi said that women having sex with or without consent before marriage should also be punished, which was deeply criticized by the leaders of different political parties. Congress leader Shobha Oza said that such statements are indictive of the midset of the male towards women. BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that using such sensitive issues for political gains is totally unacceptable. Further, BJP leader Najma Heptulla also condemned the statement. Meanwhile, BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria said that people like Mulayam Singh and Azmi should be kept behind the bars. Apr 11, 2014
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Rahul Gandhi takes on Narendra Modi over his marital status

Doda, April 11 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday assailed BJP’s PM candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for not revealing his marital status till filing his nomination from Vadodara. Rahul said that Modi should not be talking about respecting women of the country if he cannot give respect to his own wife. Apr 11, 2014
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Women activists condemn Mulayams remark on rape law

New Delhi/ Lucknow/ Patna, April 11 (ANI): Women activists on Friday condemned SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s remark on rape law wherein he said that it was unfair to award death penalty to rapists for their 'mistakes'. AIWC President Shobha Oza said that it is unfortunate and that rape is a heinous crime and that there should be no leniency towards rapists. AIMWPLB Chairperson Shaista Amber said that the statement is shocking and that Election Commission should take action against such act. Further, Women's Rights Campaigner Kavita Krishnan said that Yadav is trivializing rape and that there should be a model code of conduct on such statements. Apr 11, 2014
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IPL spot fixing case: SC turns down BCCIs request for transcripts of taped recording

New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday turned down BCCI’s request for the transcripts of taped recording of MS Dhoni, N Srinivasan and Sundar Raman before the justice Mukul Mudgal panel that investigated the IPL betting and spot-fixing case. The court also said that the hearing on the matter will take place on April 16. Earlier, BCCI said it needed the transcript to prepare themselves for the matter before the hearing of the main case on April 16. Apr 11, 2014