Kashmir casts votes as India steps on Seventh phase of General Elections

Srinagar, April 30 (ANI): First-time voters lined up outside polling booths in Srinagar on Wednesday to cast their ballot in a crucial stage of general election. People in Srinagar came out in large numbers to cast their ballot for development and progress, despite shutdown called by separatists. Security forces were nevertheless keeping a close vigil to protect the voters. First time voter Shahid Amir said that he wanted to change the government there. Meanwhile, another voter, Shakeel Ahmed, ruled out any possibility of boycotting the elections. Voting in the world's most populous democracy is phased over several weeks, ending on May 12. Results are due to be announced on May 16. Apr 30, 2014

EC asks Gujarat police to file FIR against Modi, Politicos welcome move

New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): Political parties welcomed Election Commission's move wherein the Commission asked the Gujarat police to file an FIR against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that its incumbent for the EC to take such an action. AAP leader Prashant Bhushan also welcomed the move and said that it is not for the first time that BJP has done something like this. He said that BJP do not care about the poll panel and that he should be banned from future election campaign. Modi had delivered a political speech holding his party sign after casting his vote in Ahmedabad. Apr 30, 2014

Iraqis vote despite security issue

Polls opened Wednesday in Iraq's first parliamentary election since US troops withdrew, with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki seeking a third term in power amid the country's worst violence in years. Duration: 01:06 Apr 30, 2014

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Modi says God saved him in Patna blasts; hits at Congress-RJD alliance

Samastipur, April 30 (ANI): BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday tried to woo voters in Bihar’s Samastipur. Modi referred to the blasts in Patna on 27 October when he was in the state and said that only God saved him in the incident where many political servants lost their lives. He then took a dig at RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and said that RJD has an alliance with Congress in Bihar but it is not publicized because Congress is scared that if Lalu’s relations with Congress are revealed Congress will be removed from the entire nation. Apr 30, 2014

Im not a CM or PM candidate, just your servant: Modi

Samastipur, April 30 (ANI): BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday tried to woo voters during a rally in Bihar’s Samastipur. He stated that he is not a CM or PM candidate for people, he is their. Modi further praised Bihar for the gift of knowledge bestowed upon the state. Relating Goddess Laxmi’s seat to his party symbol, Modi appealed the people for giving maximum votes to his party. Apr 30, 2014

Unconditional apology by Manish Tewari in defamation case filed by Nitin Gadkari

Mumbai, April 30 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday tendered an unconditional apology to BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. Tewari had in November 2010 accused Gadkari of holding a 'benami' flat in the Adarsh housing society. Gadkari dragged Tewari to court in December that year, accusing him of defamation. On March 7 this year, the court had taken cognizance of the complaint against Tewari and on April 7, he was asked to pay a bond of Rs. 10,000 to Gadkari. Apr 30, 2014

Pakistan says Narendra Modi will 'destabilise' regional peace if he becomes Indian PM, BJP reacts

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday claimed that Narendra Modi, if elected as India's Prime Minister, would "destabilise" regional peace as he criticized the BJP leader's recent comments on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. The statement came against the backdrop of assertions by Modi that he will bring back Dawood from Pakistan if he comes to power. Apr 30, 2014

Narendra Modi's mother travels in auto to cast her ballot

Gandhinagar, April 30 (ANI): Hiraben, mother of BJP’s PM candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, travelled in an auto rickshaw to cast her vote in Gandhinagar for the Lok Sabha elections. The 77-year-old travelled quietly in an auto sans the cavalcade. Earlier in the day, Modi also cast his ballot in Ahmedabad. After casting his vote, Modi took to Twitter and tweeted his selfie with inked finger and the BJP's symbol. Apr 30, 2014

UK Envoy visits polling booths, meets Rajnath Singh in Lucknow

Lucknow, April 30 (ANI): British High Commissioner to India, Sir James David Bevan met BJP Chief Rajnath Singh on Wednesday in Lucknow followed by his visit to the polling booths there. Sir Bevan met Singh who is contesting the general election from Lucknow constituency and extended greetings. He also has been visiting various polling booths to witness the progress of polling in India. Seemingly amused Sir Bevan congratulated the authorities for holding the big election efficiently. He also complimented Indian voters for their enthusiasm with which they are participating in the democratic process. Apr 30, 2014

Rakhi Sawant lashes out at Uma Bhartis remark, says she stained saffron clothes

Jhansi/ Mumbai, April 30 (ANI): After BJP leader Uma Bharti on Wednesday compared Actor turned Politician Rakhi Sawant with Priyanka Gandhi and said that she keeps saying things which is not worth commenting upon, Sawant lashed back at the BJP leader. She said that Uma Bharti and Ramdev are staining ‘saffron clothes’. Sawant said that Bharti is like an insect that goes into hibernation during rainy season, but she will continue to speak in all 12 months against injustice. Sawant further dared the BJP leader and said that Bharti should avoid speaking about her for if she comes in the forefront, it won’t be good for Bharti. Apr 30, 2014

Priyanka lists Rahul's achievements & works in Amethi

Amethi, April 30 (ANI): Priyanka Gandhi, while addressing a public meet in Amethi on Wednesday listed out a number of development works done by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in the constituency. She said that Rahul worked for the transportation upgradation, education, welfare of women, and in many other sectors. Further, Gandhi said that the Congress Vice President never did all this for political benefit but for the relation Gandhi family shares with Amethi. Apr 30, 2014