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LS Polls: Politicos file their nominations

Mathura/Kannauj, April 03 (ANI): Political leaders filed their nomination papers on Thursday to contest the upcoming 2014 general elections, as the world's largest democracy goes to polls. Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini who is contesting as a BJP Candidate filed her nomination from Mathura. Meanwhile, lawmaker Dimple Yadav from Samajwadi Party (SP) who is also the wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav, filed her nomination from Kannauj. Apr 3, 2014
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PIB releases 'Electoral Reference Handbook' before 2014 polls

New Delhi, April 03 (ANI): The Press Information Bureau (PIB) released a detailed analysis of polls compiled into an 'Electoral Reference Handbook' on Thursday to disseminate information over understanding and simplifying the tedious exercise of general elections in India. The 'General Elections 2014: Reference Handbook', is a compendium on past elections and the latest provisions relating to the general elections. Apart from English and Hindi, the book will be made available in 11 regional languages, namely, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. Apr 3, 2014
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Congress takes 'tampered EVMs' and campaigning space issue to EC

New Delhi, April 03 (ANI): Congress delegation on Thursday approached the Election Commission with the issue of 'tampered EVMs' and unequal campaigning space given to BJP and Congress by the Gujarat administration. Congress Spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the one of the EVM in Assam gives vote to Lotus when Hand button is pressed. He also said that the issues are brought to EC's notice and they will respond after inquiry in the matter. Apr 3, 2014
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AAP releases manifesto for 2014 LS Polls - Part - 1

New Delhi, April 03 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), on Thursday launched its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls highlighting issues like Janlokpal bill, decriminalise gay sex. The manifesto also promises swift punishment for corruption, a citizen's charter that will punish officials who don't finish work in time, de-centralization of power and self-rule. Apr 3, 2014
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AAP releases manifesto for 2014 LS Polls - Part - 2

New Delhi, April 03 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), on Thursday launched its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls highlighting issues like Janlokpal bill, decriminalise gay sex. The manifesto also promises swift punishment for corruption, a citizen's charter that will punish officials who don't finish work in time, de-centralization of power and self-rule. Apr 3, 2014
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Mistry gets bail following arrest for tearing Modi's posters, says will fight for rights

Vadodara, April 03 (ANI): Congress candidate against Narendra Modi from Vadodara constituency, Madhusudan Mistry who was arrested for tearing Modi's posters has been released on bail and said that it was all done by the state government. Mistry said that it is the right of every political party to get campaigning space and that the party will fight for its rights. He further said that a Congress delegation has approached the Election Commission over the issue and will see what actions are taken up. Meanwhile, Mistry refuted claims of tearing the posters and said that he just was putting Congress posters there. Apr 3, 2014
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Shakti Mills gangrape convicts found guilty as repeat offenders, may face death sentence

Mumbai, April 03 (ANI): In a landmark verdict in Shakti Mills gangrape case, a city sessions court found all three convicts guilty as repeat offenders. The three were earlier convicted in the gangrape case of a telephone operator at the Shakti Mills compound following which they were held in Shakti Mills photojournalist gangrape case. The quantum of sentence is likely to be pronounced by Friday and under this section, the three could face the maximum penalty of death sentence. Apr 3, 2014
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Google launches digital tour of Angkor Wat

Cambodia's Angkor Wat has been digitally mapped for the first time, allowing people to visit the World Heritage Site from the comfort of their armchair using Google Street View. But will it stop visitors from coming? Duration: 02:02 Apr 3, 2014
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Fort Hood soldier kills three, then himself

A US soldier with "mental health issues" shot dead three people and wounded 16 before turning the gun on himself at Fort Hood, the military base in Texas devastated by a deadly 2009 shooting rampage by another serviceman. Duration: 01:22 Apr 3, 2014
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Madusudan Mistry detained for trying to put Congress's poster over Narendra Modi's poster

Vadodara, April 03 (ANI): Congress candidate from Vadodara Madhusudan Mistry on Thursday tried to paste Congress's poster over Narendra Modi's poster. He was later detained by the Vadodara police. Mistry is suddenly in media glare after his nomination as the party's candidate from Vadodara for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The 69-year-old is pitted against the BJP candidate for prime minister and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi. Apr 3, 2014
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'Undemocratic BJP' eyes just on power by dividing people: Sonia Gandhi

Sasaram, April 03 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Sasaram district of Bihar, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said that the BJP works in undemocratic ways and eyes just on gaining power by dividing people. Gandhi said that BJP wants people to do what they asks, to listen what they say, to see what they show and thereby have uprooted the democratic system of the nation. Further, Gandhi also said that the opposition says big things in order to deceive people. The Congress president also talked about major works done by the party for the welfare of the people. Apr 3, 2014
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Custom-made cakes bearing political party symbols hit confectionary markets to woo voters

Moradabad, April 03 (ANI): With elections round the corner, bakers are doing brisk business as cakes bearing eye-catching political parties symbols and flags hit confectionary markets attracting hordes of customers. The cakes bearing the symbols of BJP, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party are grabbing maximum eye-balls. What catches the eye is the perfect icing used to create each party symbol on the cakes-absolutely keeping up with party colours. Each cake is almost a work of art, painstakingly created and coloured. Polls are a time for heated exchanges between political leaders and supporters. However, for once, there is sweetness to the usually bitter election campaign. Apr 3, 2014
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Sonia-Jama Masjid Imam meet gathers powerful dissenting voices

New Delhi/ Nagpur, April 03 (ANI): Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi’s meet with Muslim delegation led by Delhi's Jama Masjid Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Wednesday, pitching to help nurture the cause of "secularism", gathered powerful dissenting voices coming out of the highly revered Jama Masjid and from within the Bukhari family itself. His younger brother, Syed Yahya Bukhari, who is the president of the Jama Masjid United Forum was very critical of the meet and his brother’s move. He on Thursday said that Law Minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal is an Israeli agent and his aim has always been to weaken the roots of Muslim community in India since ages. Apr 3, 2014
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Ramdev slams Congress while campaigning for BJP in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, April 03 (ANI): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday accused the Congress party of creating barriers between the masses while beating drums for BJP’s win in 2014 general elections during a rally in Chandigarh. BJP’s candidate Kirron Kher who is contesting the elections from Chandigarh constituency was also present. Ramdev further said that she was a ray of hope against Congress candidate Pawan Bansal who is also contesting from the same constituency. Ramdev added that all anti national forces and terrorists are working hard to ensure that Narendra Modi doesn’t become the nation’s Prime Minister. Apr 3, 2014