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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
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PM alone not responsible for UPA sins: Balbir Punj

New Delhi/Mumbai, Apr 12 (ANI): BJP leader Balbir Punj, on Saturday questioned the timing of the book by PM Manmohan Singh’s former adviser Sanjaya Baru and said that Singh alone was not responsible for the crimes and sins done by Congress party. Apr 13, 2014
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Complaints by political parties will be given attention: EC Chief

Chennai, Apr 12 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Saturday addressed the media and gave some guidelines to the public and political parties noticing the violation of Model Code of Conduct by various leaders recently. Sampath stated that the complaints made by the political parties will be given due attention and consideration. At the same time, Sampath also said that inflammatory statements of communal nature will be strictly dealt with. He further warned the political parties which have been trying to bribe voters through gifts and liquor that prompt action will be taken against them. Apr 13, 2014
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Separatist leader calls for shutdown in Kashmir over lease extension to army

Srinagar, Apr 12 (ANI): All Parties Hurriyat Conference separatist Chief, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, called for a shutdown in J&K on Saturday demanding the Army to vacate central Kashmir's Tosa Maidan firing range. Mirwaiz Umer Farooq has been put under house arrest as he has appealed Kashmiris to observe a complete shutdown and hold peaceful protest. Residents said that shutdown would continue till the matter over the lease extension is not resolved. Apr 13, 2014
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Gulzar expresses happiness on being named for Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Mumbai, Apr 12 (ANI): Noted Filmmaker, Lyricist and Poet, Gulzar, on Saturday said that he is happy to be chosen for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2013. Gulzar is the 45th recipient of the Award. The award consists of a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), cash prize of 10 lakh rupees and a shawl. Apr 13, 2014
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LS polls 2014: EC on phase 4 voter turnout

New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): The Election Commission on Saturday informed that the voter turnout in phase 4 of the 16th Lok Sabha polls in Assam were 75%, Tripura 80%, Goa 75%, Sikkim 76%. Apr 13, 2014
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Pakistan court drops attempted murder case against baby

A Pakistani court on Saturday threw out charges of attempted murder against a nine-month-old baby, in a case that highlighted endemic flaws in the country's legal system and provoked widespread ridicule. Duration: 00:40 Apr 12, 2014
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Deputy first minister makes case for Scottish independence

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond will seek to set aside party politics on Saturday as he appeals to Labour voters to back independence in the nation's forthcoming referendum, insisting the priority is the future of Scotland. Duration: 01:03 Apr 12, 2014
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Greenwald back in US after NSA revelations

US reporter Glenn Greenwald returns to his homeland for the first time since he helped expose Washington's vast electronic spying network, warning that more revelations are yet to come. Duration: 00:51 Apr 12, 2014
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French leader visits French factories in Mexico

French President Francois Hollande in Mexico City for a trip aimed at renewing relations that were rocked by the case of a Frenchwoman accused of kidnapping. Duration: 01:14 Apr 12, 2014
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Fresh protests rock Taiwan's police and parliament

Hundreds of demonstrators surround a police station before staging a sit-in outside parliament to demand a top police official resign for removing protestors from parliament earlier in the day. Duration: 00:36 Apr 12, 2014