EC issues notice to Amit Shah for hate speeches in UP

Lucknow, April 07 (ANI): The Election Commission on Monday issued notice to BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah for his hate speeches in the riot-affected areas in Uttar Pradesh. It asked the BJP leader to explain within three days as to why action should not be initiated against him for violating the model code through his speeches made while campaigning in Shamli, Bijnore and Muzaffarnagar districts in the state. Shah, who is in charge of the BJP's campaign in Uttar Pradesh, had allegedly said in a speech that the election is a chance to seek "revenge for the insult" inflicted during the riots in Muzaffarnagar in September last, in which nearly 60 were killed and thousands displaced. Apr 7, 2014

Rahul targets BJP during his Raichur rally

Raichur, April 7 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday addressed a rally in Raichur district of Karnataka. Gandhi criticized the BJP and its various models of development. Talking over women empowerment, he said that on one hand they talk of giving strength to women on the other hand police in Gujarat chase women, tap their phones. Apr 7, 2014

Maoist attack injures one in Chhattisgarh

Sukma, April 4 (ANI): An official from India's paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was severely injured on Monday in an attack by Maoists in insurgency-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. The injured, Sub-Inspector Mahendra Singh, was then admitted to a hospital in Jagdalpur city in Chhattisgarh. The rebels opened indiscriminate fire at security officials but fled the spot when security forces retaliated. Maoists are rebels who try to sink deep roots and form links after decades of neglect. The Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since the 1960s. Apr 7, 2014

Third party candidate wins Costa Rica presidential vote

Luis Guillermo Solis, a candidate who was virtually unknown just months ago, was elected Costa Rica's president Sunday. He has become the country's first third-party member to win the highest office in decades. Duration: 00:53 Apr 7, 2014

Former French FM calls Rwanda genocide claim 'insulting'

Alain Juppé, who was French foreign minister at the time of the Rwandan genocide 20 years ago, says accusations by Kigali that France carries blame for the killings are 'dishonest, and insulting to France'. Duration: 00:36 Apr 7, 2014

Bangladesh fans expect cricket team to atleast fight,if not win regularly-Senior Journalist

New Delhi, April 07 (ANI): Bangladesh has a not very impressive cricket history in its store with a relatively poor performance in ICC T20 World Cup 2014 too, where the team failed to reach even in the semi finals. Talking about the same, senior sports journalist Harpal Singh Bedi said that Bangladeshi fans don’t really expect the team to win all the time, but to keep a good fight, and that the nation too has gone significantly more positive towards cricket than football. Bedi said that though it was a shocker to get defeated by Afghanistan in the Asia Cup for Bangladesh, the team did beat many big teams in number of tournaments earlier. Further, the Sports Journalist pointed out to the differences in the Bangladesh cricket team as one of the reason for its depreciating performance. Bedi said that former captain Saquib Al Hasan also has his own grudges after he was removed from the post. Apr 7, 2014

Raghu Ram to campaign for Gul Panag

Chandigarh, April 07 (ANI): MTV Roadies fame, Raghu Ram who is campaigning for the Aam Aadmi Party on Monday said that he will campaign for AAP candidate Gul Panag in Chandigarh tomorrow. Talking to mediapersons, he said that he always wanted to fight against corruption, communalism and this time he has an option of AAP. Apr 7, 2014

Not even Gujarat govt could achieve what we did: Akhilesh

Bihar, April 7 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday while addressing a rally in Barh district of Bihar highlighted the achievements of Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh in the last few years. Akhilesh said that the SP Government has done a lot for the development of his state during his tenure bringing to the public notice various policies issued by his party. Yadav also targeted Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying that the achievements of Uttar Pradesh Government could not be brought in Gujarat even in Modi’s three times Chief Ministerial tenure. Yadav further gave an insight to the future policies of his government one of which being Samajwadi Pension and other benefits for the poor, farmers and labour class Apr 7, 2014