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Modi calls himself future Prime Minister, dubs Congress as burden

Chandigarh, Mar 30 (ANI): Launching a blistering attack on the ruling Congress party, BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi has called himself the future prime minister of the country while dubbing Congress as a burden. Addressing an election rally in Chandigarh, Modi hit at Congress by taking a pledge to defeat it in the national polls. Modi also condemned the decision of Congress for fielding tainted candidates like Pawan Kumar Bansal and Ashok Chavan in the upcoming general elections, calling it a part of a mindset that refused to fight corruption. Mar 30, 2014
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Governor of Chinas Yunnan state hails economic ties with Kolkata

Kolkata, Mar 30 (ANI): Governor of China’s Yunnan province, Li Jiheng during an exclusive business meet in West Bengal hailed the economic engagement between Kolkata and Yunnan. Jiheng said that ties between Yunnan and West Bengal is the only sub national cooperation mechanism between China and India. Jiheng also added that during a meeting between the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Kunming and Kolkata officially entered into sister ties. Mar 30, 2014
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Modi needn't worry about Maharashtra, enough growth here: Ashok Chavan

Nanded, Mar 30 (ANI): Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan on Sunday said that BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi need not worry about Maharashtra as the state is having enough growth. Modi will be addressing a rally in Maharashtra’s Nanded district today. Mar 30, 2014
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JD (U) slams Ramdev for comparing Sonia Gandhi to demons

New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): JD (U) leader KC Tyagi on Sunday criticized yoga guru Ramdev, who on Saturday compared Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi to various demons. Ramdev equated Sonia with demoness 'Taadka' and called the Congress leaders as Kans and Ravana. He went on to dub Sonia Gandhi as a "videshi looteri bahu". Tyagi said that action should be taken by the Election Commission against people who give hate speeches like him. Mar 30, 2014
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Action should be taken against Congress for supporting Imran Masood: BJP

New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): The BJP on Sunday said that action should be taken against the Congress party as its leaders are giving hate speeches against opposition leaders. According to reports, wife of Imran Masood, who was recentlt arrested for giving hate speech against Narendra Modi, has thanked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for supporting her husband. Mar 30, 2014
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Politicos slam BJP for expelling Jaswant Singh

New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): Politicos have slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party that on Saturday expelled veteran BJP leader Jaswant Singh for six years. Singh, is contesting the Lok Sabha poll as an Independent in Rajasthan's Barmer constituency against the party's official nominee. Mar 30, 2014
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Narendra Modi targets Rahul Gandhi at Amravati Rally

Amravati, Mar 30 (ANI): BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Amravati, Maharashtra. Taunting Rahul, Modi said that instead of showing sympathy towards the farmers who are committing suicide in the state, he chose to question the level of development in Gujarat. Mar 30, 2014
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Sonia Gandhi lashes out at BJP, says party believes in talking & not doing

Lakhimpur, March 30 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Lakhimpur, Congress President Sonia Gandhi lashed out at BJP and said that the party believes in talking and not doing and that they only knows criticizing works done be others. Gandhi asked what the BJP did when they were in power and said that they talk about nationalism which has no relation with their ideologies. She further appealed the people of northeast to cast their precious votes to the party who really works and not just shows off. Mar 30, 2014
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Narendra Modi takes Maharashtra cotton farmers plight as poll agenda in Akola

Akola, March 30 (ANI): BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday, while addressing a rally in Akola district of Maharashtra paid heed to the plight of state’s cotton farmers and asked Sharad Pawar on why the cotton exports were stopped. He said that this move by the central government has incurred loss on the Gujarat as well as farmers of other states. Modi further said that the government also started subsidized export of meat, which can prove fatal for the animal reserves of the nation. Mar 30, 2014
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Ramdev questions Kejriwals economic & foreign policies

Ghaziabad, March 30 (ANI): Yoga Guru Ramdev on Sunday said that Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal has never clarified his stand on the foreign policies and the country’s economy. He added that Kejriwal, therefore, has no right to ask for votes from people. Mar 30, 2014

Odisha prepares itself for 2014 general elections, deploys helicopters

Bhubaneshwar, Mar 30 (ANI): As India prepares for general elections, maoist red hit area in Odisha deploys additional security forces along with three helicopters. The poling authorities are being more cautious this time as the area has the history of witnessing Maoist attacks in the last elections which had taken place in the year 2009. Chief electoral officer (CEO), Mona Sharma on Saturday said the copters are likely to reach a couple of days before polling day. This time special emphasis has been on preventing the recurrence of incidents of burning and snatching of electronic voting machines by Maoists from polling booths which had taken place in the last general elections. Mar 30, 2014
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Smriti Irani highlights Congress economic deficiencies

Ahmedabad, Mar 30 (ANI): BJP leader Smriti Irani attacked the Congress- led UPA government for spoiling the economic status of the country in the last 10 years. Irani stated that post Congress leadership the country is left to face some of the biggest economic challenges including rupee depreciation, policy paralysis and subsidy amounts. She further said that Congress Government itself had accepted in the Parliament that a major portion of their projects have been stagnated due to policy paralysis. Mar 30, 2014
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Bangladesh celebrates its 43rd Independence Day

Dhaka, Mar 30 (ANI): Bangladesh celebrated its 43rd independence day in a grand, memorable and historic manner. More than 2 hundred thousand people from various walks of life including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came together in Dhaka to collectively sing the national anthem ‘Aamar Sonar Bangla’. On 26 March 1971 the independence of Bangladesh was declared by the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Liberation War began. The people of the country are now seeking a ban on the Jamaat-e-Islami for its involvement in crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War. The young generation in Bangladesh clearly wants a government and a society that promotes pluralistic Bengali culture not hatred. Progressive Bangladeshis believe that continuing to allow the Jamaat to participate in political activism is an abuse of the very principles on which Bangladesh was formed. Mar 30, 2014
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Three-day Cultural Dance Fest in Manipur

Imphal, March 30 (ANI): The three day cultural dance festival - Chhau Parva is drawing large audience to the Imphal city of Manipur. The festival is being held for the first time in the province and has been organized by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama in association with Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur dance Academy of Manipur. The Director of Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy (JNMDA) Upendro Sharma explained what Chhau dance form is all about. The festival was inaugurated by the Governor of Manipur Vinod Kumar Duggal in the presence of Vice Chairman of JNMDA N Tombi Singh and Director Sharma himself. The festival was kick started on Saturday with six dance performances. Mar 30, 2014
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Maoists in Bastar threaten people to boycott general elections

Bastar, Mar 30 (ANI): As India prepares for mammoth general elections that are just a week away, Maoists in ‘red corridor’ of Bastar district of Chhattisgarh held a Jan Adalat on Saturday (March 29), asking villagers to boycott polls. The red rebels held a rally in the dense forests of the region and threatened not to vote. Not only the villagers, the politicians and candidates are also under the constant threat of Maoists, who are braving the situation and are working to encourage people to vote. A big challenge being faced by security officials is the holding of polls without any troubles or disruptions. The Maoists say they are fighting for the rights of millions of landless tribal people. Apart from prisoner releases, the Maoists have also demanded an end to tourism in parts of the state where many tribes exist. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has previously described the Maoist insurgency as India's biggest internal security challenge. Mar 30, 2014