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Narendra Modi - Front runner in Indian prime ministerial race

Uttar Pradesh/New Delhi/Assam/Gujarat, April 6 (ANI): BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the hot favourite for the PM position, stands on the cusp of leading the world's most populous democracy, after an election that looks set to make his party the biggest in the country. BJP has benefited from a wave of public anger over corruption scandals and a slowing economy under the ruling Congress, which may be facing one of it's weakest-ever showings at the polls. Narendra Damodardas Modi, now 63, was born and brought up in Vadnagar, a town built on a hill in rural Gujarat. The third child in a family of eight that struggled to make ends meet, he ended his education after school and abruptly left home, only returning years later for his father's funeral. The tea stall his father ran with the help of his sons is just as it was then, on the platform of the ramshackle railway station nearby. But Modi has come a long way from that small dwelling near the station. The BJP under Modi's stewardship has promised to kick-start the economy, bring in factories, and educate the densely populated and still-poor heartland states of India. Apr 6, 2014
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Amit Shah booked by Bijnor administration for his 'revenge' remark

Bijnor/ Lucknow, April 06 (ANI): Bijnor administration filed a complaint under IPC153K and 125RP Act for delivering hate speech in Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh. Bijnor CO Rajesh Kumar said that the investigation is still on in the case and that Shah is booked under these sections. Meanwhile, Chief electoral officer of UP, Umesh Sinha said that the speech violates the model code of conduct. Apr 6, 2014
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FIR lodged against Amit Shah for hate speech, Politicos react

New Delhi/ Nagpur/ Lucknow, April 06 (ANI): After an FIR was lodged against Amit Shah in Bijnor, LJP President Ram Vilas Paswan said that such things keep on happening and that it is the duty of the Election Commission. Reacting on the same, Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi said that EC took the right decision and any person with some responsibility should not have said something like that. Meanwhile, INC leader Rashid Alvi said that Amit Shah must be arrested but nothing should happen during elections which can benefit BJP. Apr 6, 2014
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Orban strong favourite as Hungary holds elections

Hungarians voted Sunday in elections that look set to give strongman Prime Minister Victor Orban another term after four turbulent years that have seen him labelled both saviour and autocrat. Duration: 00:44 Apr 6, 2014
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UP ahead of states headed by BJP: Akhilesh Yadav

Moradabad, April 6 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday slammed the BJP, while addressing a rally in Moradabad. Yadav said that Uttar Pradesh is much ahead of the states headed by BJP in terms of achievements. Apr 6, 2014
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BJP cocktail of communalism & crony capitalism: Congress

New Delhi, April 06 (ANI): Attacking at the BJP after a sting operation by an investigative website claimed involvement of VHP, RSS and Shiv Sena in the Babri Masjid demolition case, Congress Spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said that BJP is a cocktail of communalism & crony capitalism. He further attacked the BJP and said that it is India’s oldest communal party. Singhvi also said that the party’s agenda is to swallow up India, like Narendra Modi swallowed BJP. Apr 6, 2014
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Oil extraction plant in Manipur provides employment to many

Manipur, April 6 (ANI): This is the first compact oil extraction and refinery plant in the northeastern region, set up by the SMART society under the Salai Agro Products Pvt. Ltd at Tera Loukrakpam Leikai in Imphal. The plant operates with international level advanced oil technologies and equipments. It has the capacity to process 5 tonnes of mustard oil per day and it plans to extract other oil seeds in the future. It aims to market its finished product outside the state and export it to other countries as well. At present, the plant is being managed by 4 skilled workers and employs several other workers on a daily wage basis. The SMART society, which was set up on 21st November 2008, is the brainchild of a few educated unemployed youths of the state. With encouragement from the society, farmers are now utilizing barren paddy fields to cultivate mustard and other commercial value oil seeds. Such small initiatives not only provide employment to many people but in the long run will also bring about agricultural and industrial growth in the state. Apr 6, 2014
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Modi has overtaken and taken over the party, BJP is only a shadow: P Chidambaram

Chennai, April 6 (ANI): Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday attacked the BJP highlighting its various flaws. Chidambaram stated that AIADMK and the BJP have a common understanding and that is why the AIADMK chief never says anything against the BJP. He further targeted Modi for remaining unrepentant for the 2002 Gujarat riots. He also said that senior BJP leader LK Advani had rightly called Modi as an event manager because he planned the Gujarat riots very well. Chidambaram further said there would be very serious consequences if Modi, with his stated positions and his character flaws, becomes the prime minister. Apr 6, 2014
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Haryana doesnt need Gujarat model, has proved itself as state: Rahul Gandhi

Sirsa, April 06 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Sirsa district of Haryana on Sunday, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that Haryana has proved itself as a state and that it doesn’t need Gujarat model for development. He said that Haryana can work with ‘Haryana model’ and likewise every other state can work in its own different way. Furtehr, Gandhi said that the ‘balloon of Gujarat Model’ will burst after the 2014 polls. He also slammed the BJP for not releasing its manifesto yet. Apr 6, 2014