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BJP set to win record number of seats: Advani

Pithoragarh, May 03 (ANI): Senior BJP leader LK Advani said he was confident of more than 272 seats for the party in the general elections, the results of which are within a fortnight from now. Advani was addressing the media after a public meeting in Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand. Holding a show of strength, Advani wooed voters during a rally in Pithoragarh where he reportedly advocated for the US styled public debate between the main competing candidates in the general election. He said that democracy would have strengthened had this system been adopted since the very first elections. May 3, 2014
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Seven dead in Mexico landslide

Four children and a pregnant woman were among seven people killed when torrential rains sparked a landslide in central Mexico in the pre-dawn hours Thursday, local authorities said. Duration: 00:47 May 2, 2014
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Local crowd confront soldiers in eastern Ukraine

Local residents in Yasnogirka near the flashpoint city of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine Friday confronted Ukrainian soldiers in armoured vehicles after troops destroyed a pro-Russian checkpoint. Duration: 00:59 May 2, 2014
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Profile: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is all but guaranteed victory at the country's elections on 7th May -- despite allegations of corruption, abuse of power and misusing over twenty million dollars of state funds. Duration: 02:35 May 2, 2014
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Jharkhand HC quashes arrest warrant against Giriraj Singh

Ranchi, May 2 (ANI): The Jharkhand High Court has quashed the arrest warrant issued by a Bokaro Court against BJP leader Giriraj Singh. The arrest warrant has been quashed on grounds of the order being incorrect. An FIR was lodged against Singh by the Bokaro Police Station for his inflammatory speech during a poll meet in Bihar. May 2, 2014
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Rival parties say Rahul Gandhis remark on third front unimportant

New Delhi, May 02 (ANI): Political parties on Friday dismissed alleged remark of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, refusing to support third front and sitting in the opposition instead after election as ‘unimportant’ and said that ruling Congress party has already accepted defeat. Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav, called Gandhi’s remarks gibberish. BJP leader Balbir Punj said the remark makes it clear that Congress knows it is going to lose the general election. However, Congress accepted his statement, citing that third front parties have some or the other time supported their main rival. May 2, 2014
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Priyanka alleges BJP of launching malicious campaign against Congress

Amethi, May 02 (ANI): Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday said opposition had launched malicious campaign against ruling Congress party. While campaigning for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi constituency of Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka alleged opposition had distributed booklets with distorted facts. Priyanka also claimed that BJP had moved the court to cut 24X7 electricity supply in Amethi and neighbouring Rae Bareli, represented by Congress President Sonia Gandhi. May 2, 2014
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BJP slams Congress over move against Modi in snooping row

New Delhi, May 02 (ANI): The BJP on Friday said the Congress party is aware of its defeat due to which it is trying to divert attention by probing the snooping allegations leveled against the BJP’s prime ministerial Narendra Modi. The Congress party-led Indian government is likely to appoint An Allahabad High Court sitting judge to probe snooping allegations against Modi. Meanwhile, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that interfering in one’s life is against law and strict action should be taken against those involved. May 2, 2014
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BJP approaches EC over booth capturing in West Bengal

Kolkata, May 02 (ANI): BJP President in West Bengal, Rahul Sinha on Friday approached the Election Commission alleging polling booth capture and malpractices by rival parties during the elections held on April 30. Close to 81 percent polling was registered in West Bengal on the day of seventh phase of polls in the nine-phased general election. Rahul Sinha called EC ‘over confident’ and slammed it for going by the reports submitted by the election officials on the polling booth despite media reports informing about malpractices that occurred on Wednesday. Polling in six more parliamentary constituencies is scheduled for May 7 in West Bengal. Sinha suggested EC to conduct a fair investigation into the complaint based on video footages by media. He also requested EC to deploy more security forces at all polling stations and employ surveillance cameras as well. May 2, 2014
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It happens: Aero Show

Tamil Nadu, May 2 (ANI): Enthusiasts thronged Coimbatore city in Tamil Nadu on April 26 for 'Aeroplus 2014', which exhibited more than 20 varieties of aircrafts, choppers and their manoeuvre. The exhibition is being organised by Nehru College of Aeronautical Science and will continue for three days. Most of the aircrafts that were on display have been brought from Indian Air Force and other foreign countries.The visitors were mostly attracted to miniature helicopter, which was designed by an aeronautical student. One of the distinct characteristics of this miniature chopper was it cannot be detected by radar which can be greatly useful for the armed forces.Some of the aircrafts that were on display included Hawker 1A, Beech aircraft, King Air C-90 aircraft, Cessna 150D, a rare Enstrom F-28 helicopter, etc. Inside the exhibition halls, visitors also got the chance to witness an international airport which was prepared in the form of a big model. There were runways, terminals, security points, radar, repair yard, flying club, parking area arranged along with the aircrafts. Engine models were also put on display including MIG-21 fighter plane engine. Aircraft accessories, aviation photo gallery and cockpit instruments were also set up in this novel exhibition. May 2, 2014
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It happens: Dance Week

Mumbai, May 2 (ANI): As a lead up to International Dance day, Bollywood choreographer, Sandip Soparkarr, organised a Dance Week and invited all dance lovers and enthusiasts to show some moves and grooves, in India's entertainment capital, Mumbai. The week- long celebrations prior to International Dance Day celebrated on April 29 every year culminated with some special performances by Bollywood celebs. The organiser of the event, Bollywood choreographer, Sandip Soparrkar, said that the event was the first of its kind in the country. Each day was dedicated to one form of dance; there were shows, competitions, interactive sessions and performances. From folk dance to classical dances like Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Odissi and the Classic Russian Ballet, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Funk dances, one can celebrate everything. Veteran Bollywood choreographer, Saroj Khan, who inaugurated the event said that such events give a boost to art forms like dance and she was happy to be a part of it. The unique dance event was indeed an unforgettable event for all dance lovers and enthusiasts who had an enthralling experience all together. May 2, 2014
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It happens: Tiger Cubs

Aurangabad, May 2 (ANI): The Tiger pair named 'Samrudhi and Siddharth' at the Siddharth Garden and Zoo of Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in India's western Maharashtra province has given birth to three cubs recently, who made their first public appearance. The director at the zoo, B.S. Naikwade said the three cubs, two female and one male, were born eight weeks ago to tigress Samrudhi. The three cubs were kept in a safe place due to critical period at initial stages of their birth. The newly born cubs are the fourth generation of tigers in this zoo. Twelve years ago a pair named 'Tara and Jahangir' brought to Aurangabad district from a zoo in northern state Punjab gave birth to the pair of 'Dipti and Guddu' and the same pair had given birth to 'Samrudi and Siddharth'. Meanwhile, the zoo authorities have sent one pair of tigers each to a zoo in central city of Indore and Borivali Zoo in western Mumbai city. India holds over half of world's tiger population. According to a 2011 census report, tiger population was estimated to be around 1,700. But media reports say the Indian tiger faces threat of extinction due to various reasons including hunting, poaching and lack of genetic diversity. May 2, 2014