Politicians react as Shahi Imam backs Congress for 2014 polls

New Delhi, April 05 (ANI): The declaration by Imam of Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari to endorse the Congress party, triggered a row among many political parties on Saturday. BJP leader MJ Akbar said that the Muslim community needs development and not communal politics. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Sudhindra Bhadoria condemned Bukhari’s action and said he has approached several parties in the past. However, Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi justified Bukhari’s support and rather slammed Modi. Earlier on Friday, Muslim cleric Syed Ahmed Bukhari appealed to India's Muslims, who at 13 percent of the population are the country's largest religious minority, to vote for the Congress party. Apr 5, 2014

Advani files nomination from Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar, Apr 5 (ANI): Senior BJP Leader LK Advani filed his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections from Gandhinagar on Saturday. He was accompanied by the party's Prime Minister Candidate and Gujarat chief minister, Narendra Modi. Apr 5, 2014

Narendra Modi accompanies Advani in Gandhinagar, aims for big win

Gandhinagar, April 05 (ANI): BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday accompanied LK Advani in Gandhinagar while the later filed his nomination papers. Modi, speaking at a BJP worker’s meet, said that the BJP leaders are fortunate to have senior leaders like Advani and it is their duty to come up to their expectations. He further said that the best way to win votes is to win polling booths and that BJP has to ensure maximum votes in the upcoming general elections. Further, Modi also said that this will be for the first time that Congress will not even win one seat in many states. Apr 5, 2014

Rahul attacks BJP during a rally in Kerala

Kerala, April 5 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi attacked BJP during a rally in Kasaragod district of Kerala. Gandhi attacked the policies of BJP led NDA which focus on giving power to a very few people. Gandhi highlighted some of the achievements of Congress Party in their last ruling decade saying that only Congress Party has been able to maintain a balance between prosperity and fairness. He also stated that the policies brought by Congress are for everyone in this country without any distinction. Apr 5, 2014

Vaiko appeals TN voters to vote for Narendra Modi for justice to fishermen

Chennai, April 05 (ANI): MDMK Chief Vaiko assured the voters of Tamil Nadu that MDMK's key ally BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will resolve Tamil fishermen struggle if voted to power. Recently, MDMK entered in an alliance with BJP. Vaiko appealed to the people of Tamil Nadu to vote for BJP so that they can get justice. Speaking at a public rally in Chennai, Vaiko declared that prominent regional party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), led by M Karunanidhi, will be defeated in the parliamentary elections. Tamil Nadu will go to vote on April 24. Apr 5, 2014

Amit Shah's statement taken in wrong way: BJP after Congress moves EC

New Delhi, April 05 (ANI): After Congress legal cell Secretary KS Mittal said that the party moved the Election Commission against Amit Shah's remark on Muzaffarnagar riots, BJP Media Convenor Shrikant Sharma said that Shah's statement have been taken in a wrong way and is misinterpreted. He said that there is no rule of law in Uttar Pradesh and the court has also said that Akhilesh Yadav government in UP is not secular. Sharma further said that if Congress wants to move the EC for the same, it is their democratic right, but at the end people's votes will give the answer. Apr 5, 2014

Modi wave spreads across restaurants in Moradabad

Moradabad, April 05 (ANI): With Lok Sabha Polls just a couple of days away, it seems the Narendra Modi factor has been generating a political wave across the country as many restaurants and food outlets in Moradabad are decorated with photos of BJP's prime ministerial candidate. At the food outlets in Moradabad, one can see walls, menu cards and even the utensils with Modi's photograph and staff and managers working wearing masks of Modi. Owner of a restaurant, Prakash Yadav, said that people should be inspired from Modi who used to be a tea stall owner and is now a Prime Ministerial candidate. The walls of the restaurant and the menus have newspaper cuttings of Modi and his ongoing election rallies so that the customers can read about him while they wait for their order to arrive. Apr 5, 2014

Members of Ex-ULFA co-ordination committee urge people to vote sensibly

Guwahati, April 05 (ANI): The coordination committee of All Assam Ex-United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), in Guwahati dubbed president of peasant organization Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti, Akhil Gogoi, as a Maoist and urged people to cast their vote wisely in upcoming general elections. President of the co-ordination committee, Bhaskar Kalita, while addressing a news conference with other members, claimed that Gogoi had undergone training in a Maoist camp. He also said that they do not want youth from Assam to die in the name of armed revolution. Moreover, Kalita appealed to the people of Assam to cast their vote wisely. Apr 5, 2014

Congress moves EC against Amit Shah's 'communal remark' over Muzaffarnagar riots

New Delhi, April 05 (ANI): After BJP leader Amit Shah called for revenge in Muzaffarnagar over the riots that took place in the district, Congress legal cell moved Election Commission on Saturday. AICC legal cell Secretary KC Mittal said that giving hateful and provocative speeches in Jaat dominated, sensitive area was completely wrong and that this will be spreading hatred among people. Mittal said that not only criminal cases should be filed against BJP and Shah but EC should take a stern action against BJP as a political party for violating the model code of conduct. Apr 5, 2014

Chesapeake Bay oysters make a comeback

Once in danger of disappearing from overfishing and pollution, oysters from the Chesapeake Bay near Washington are making a comeback, and business for farmers is on the rise. Duration: 01:55 Apr 5, 2014

Mouthwash overuse may lead to mouth and throat cancer

New Delhi, April 5 (ANI): A new study has revealed that using mouthwash more than three times a day increases the risk of mouth and throat cancer. The study found that poor oral health and failure to have regular dental checks increased the risk of mouth and throat cancer. Earlier studies have found that found some mouthwashes were more dangerous than wine or beer because they contained higher concentrations of alcohol, as high as 26 per cent proof. Apr 5, 2014

BJP president Rajnath Singh files nomination from Lucknow

Lucknow, April 05 (ANI): BJP president Rajnath Singh filed his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections from Lucknow on Saturday. Rajnath who is a sitting MP from Ghaziabad is pitched against Congress candidate Rita Bahuguna Joshi. Singh exuded confidence in his party and said that it will form the government. Singh also urged people to vote in favour of BJP in the polls. Apr 5, 2014

LS Polls: MS Bitta to support Gadkari

Nagpur, April 1 (ANI): Former Youth Congress Chief and All-India Anti-Terrorist Front chairman Maninderjeet Singh Bitta will now support his friend and BJP leader Nitin Gadkari in the upcoming elections. Bitta said that Gadkari has done a lot for the development of the country and the nation should continue receiving his services. Further, Bitta said that considering the public response, BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi should lead the nation. Apr 5, 2014

Chicago Train Derailment: Driver who 'Dozed off' Fired

A train driver in Chicago has been sacked, after her train derailed last month. She reportedly fell asleep while driving the train, something she admits has happened numerous times. The 25-year-old woman worked as an operator for two months. Apr 5, 2014