Naqvi supports Uma Bharati's jail threat on Robert Vadra

New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday supported his party colleague Uma Bharati's views on Robert Vadra, and said that the Congress party has many corruption scandals hidden underneath which are like skeletons and could resurface if one digs deep into it. Bharati, had earlier declared that if her party comes to power at the centre then the Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law, Robert Vadra will be sent to jail for committing 'several faslsehoods'. Apr 13, 2014
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Repoll at 33 polling stations in Bihar today

Jamui, Apr 13 (ANI): The Election Commission has ordered repolling at 33 polling stations in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar due to security reasons. Votes will be cast from 7am to 3pm at these polling stations on Sunday. The EC had received complaints about polling stations being hampered in Aurangabad, Karakat, Gaya, Nawada and Jamui. Apr 13, 2014
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If serving country is diversion from route, let the country decide: Maneka tells Priyanka

Pilibhit, Apr 13 (ANI): A day after Priyanka Gandhi said her brother and BJP leader Varun Gandhi has chosen a “wrong path” and urged people to lead him to the right way, BJP leader and Varun’s mother Maneka Gandhi dismissed the statement saying if serving your country is called diversion from the route then let the country decide it. Apr 13, 2014
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Uma Bharti says will send Robert Vadra to jail if BJP comes to power, politicos react

New Delhi, April 13 (ANI): BJP firebrand leader Uma Bharti has said that Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, "would go jail" if the BJP comes to power at the Centre. While her party backed her statement, the Congress overlooked it and said that the party is under illusion that it is coming to power this time. Apr 13, 2014
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Police defuse 20 kilograms of explosives in Bokaro

Bokaro, Apr 13 (ANI): Police defused 20 kilograms of cane bombs, which was planted by Maoists in Bokaro district of Jharkhand, in a bid to disrupt ongoing parliamentary elections, said a senior officer. Inspector General of Police (IGP), Laxman Prasad Singh, said security personnel received intelligence inputs about the explosives during a combing operation. Apr 13, 2014
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Akhilesh slams BJP for misusing religion for poll campaigns

Uttar Pradesh/ Tamil Nadu/ Madhya Pradesh, April 13 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has slammed the BJP, over dragging the element of religion during their poll campaigns. During an election rally of the Samajwadi Party in Tanda city of Uttar Pradesh, Yadav criticized the BJP for using religion to make political gains. Meanwhile Aam Aadmi Party leader, Shazia Ilmi took a jibe at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, during the party election campaign in the city of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. Apr 13, 2014
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VS Sampath meets political parties in Tamil Nadu ahead of polling

Chennai, April 13 (ANI): The Chief Election Commissioner of India VS Sampath met political parties in Tamil Nadu on April 12, as part of election preparedness assessment as the election is scheduled to be held on April 24 in the state. Sampath met representatives of all major political parties in the state discussing election management. Sampath directed the election machinery and the election officials to ensure that fair election processes are maintained. Tamil Nadu is notorious for the election expenditures by the political parties and workers for wooing the voters with money, liquor and freebies. However, he warned the general public that taking bribe from political parties is punishable under section 171 B of Indian Penal Code. Apr 13, 2014
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Controversial remark by Khaleda Zias son sparks protest in Bangladesh

Dhaka, April 13 (ANI): Political organizations took to roads in Bangladesh on Saturday to protest against the comment made by former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia’s son Tarique Rahman against Bengali nationalist politician and statesman Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Tarique Rahman, senior Vice-Chairman of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, had said on April 08 in London that Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was an illegal Prime Minister because he had apparently ignored the declaration of independence made on April 10, 1971 when the first government in-exile was formed. Reportedly, Tarique quoted the declaration saying Sheikh Mujibur Rahman would remain as president and Syed Nazrul Islam as vice-president until the adoption of the constitution. Apr 13, 2014
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Japan PM takes US ambassador on 314-mph diplomatic date

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe takes US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy on a test ride of Japan's super-fast magnetic train on Saturday, showcasing the "Maglev" technology Tokyo hopes to sell to its ally. Duration: 01:20 Apr 13, 2014
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Rahul Gandhi files nomination papers from Amethi

Amethi, April 12 (ANI): Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday filed his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls from Amethi. Accompanied by Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul after filing his nominations said that he and the congress party has and will work for the women empowerment, food power, and the works for national highways and railways, etc. Gandhi will be challenged by BJP’s Smriti Irani and AAP’s Kumar Vishwas from the constituency. Apr 13, 2014
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I agree we could not control inflation: PM

Pilibhit, April 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while addressing a rally in Pilibhit on Saturday accepted that his government could not control inflation. Singh further clarified that even though inflation rose high, prices of things given to poor were not increased even once in the last 10 years. Apr 13, 2014
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BJP blames Congress for fracturing economy

Ajmer, April 12 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Ajmer on Saturday, BJP Chief Rajnath Singh blamed Congress for leaving the country’s economy into shambles. Singh also took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s statement of ‘country would function with love’ and said that country’s youth was angry due to unemployment. Apr 13, 2014
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RJD leader Rabri Devi files nomination papers

Chhapra, April 12 (ANI): RJD leader Rabri Devi on Saturday filed nomination papers from Saran constituency of Bihar making her entry into general elections. Rabri Devi is likely to face a tough fight from BJP’s Rajiv Pratap Rudy. The confident Devi said that she was hopeful of her win from the constituency and the only competition she had to face was BJP Candidate Rudy. Devi was accompanied by her husband and RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav as she filed her nomination from Chhapra-headquarter of Saran district in Bihar. Bihar will go to polls on April 17 which will mark fifth phase of the Lok Sabha Polls. Apr 13, 2014
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Jairam Ramesh releases Congress manifesto for Telangana

Hyderabad, Apr 12 (ANI): Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday released the Congress’ election manifesto for Telangana, focusing on how to reconstruct the state on all fronts while mainly addressing problems of water and bifurcation of state level employees. The manifesto was released at the state Congress headquarters. Apart from the other promises, the manifesto also laid a stress on upliftment of weaker sections and promised some new welfare schemes. The manifesto also made key promises with regard to setting up new industries in the new State besides developing it in agriculture sector. Apr 13, 2014
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BJP asks Sonia Gandhi to come out clean on Sanjaya Barus book

New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitaraman hits out at Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi on Saturday after former media adviser to Prime Minister, in his book stated that Gandhi undermined Singh’s power. Sanjaya Baru’s book, "The Accidental Prime Minister", was published on Friday. Singh's spokesman dismissed the book as an incorrect interpretation of the prime minister's 10 years in power. Sitaraman, while addressing a news conference demanded an answer from Sonia Gandhi. Apr 13, 2014