Congress releases poll manifesto, Sonia Gandhi calls it 'people's manifesto'

New Delhi, March 26 (ANI): Releasing the party manifesto for the upcoming general elections, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said that the party has released a 'people's manifesto' as it includes their suggestions and advices which Rahul Gandhi gathered after talking to different sections of society personally. Gandhi said that Congress has promised Right to Healthcare, enhancement of social security programmes, fixed pension scheme, etc in the manifesto. The Congress also said that for some, manifesto can be a tool to grab votes, but not for congress. Mar 26, 2014

Congress manifesto spells vision of growth & development: Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, March 26 (ANI): Congress on Wednesday released its manifesto which spells vision of growth and development with equality, says Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Singh said that there many models of development one amongst it is Gujarat model of development, but the Congress party supports growth with equality. Singh also said that the party has lifted many people out of poverty line which is way above than the opposition. Mar 26, 2014

Narendra Modi addresses rally in Hiranagar

Hiranagar, Mar 26 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed a rally in Jammu and Kashmir's Hiranagar town. He promised to carry forward the policies of Atal Bihari Vajpayee to change the "fate" of Kashmir. Mar 26, 2014

Today's Congress' slogan is 'mar jawan, mar kisan': Narendra Modi

Hiranagar, Mar 26 (ANI): Launching a scathing attack on the Congress, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said that the people of Kashmir have not gained anything by supporting dynasty politics of the Congress government. Modi added that those who can't govern, must not and should not mislead the nation or its youth. Mar 26, 2014

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Modis biography says sad about 2002 riots but not guilty, politicos react

New Delhi, March 26 (ANI): Politicos condemned Narendra Modi’s biography which says that he was "sad" about the 2002 Gujarat riots but has no guilt, and that no court has "come even close to establishing" it. CPI leader D Raja said that Gujarat government should take the moral responsibility and that Modi should understand the gravity of the incident that took place in 2002 and as the serving chief minister should take responsibility. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that the state government is totally responsible for the same. Further, CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury said that this is like accepting that the state government is responsible for the riots and that court not establishing a case till date never means that Modi has been given a clan chit. Mar 26, 2014

Muzaffarnagar Riots: Politicos slam UP govt after SC blames it for negligence

New Delhi, Mar 26 (ANI): Politicos from rebel parties on Wednesday attacked the Samajwadi Party, whom the Supreme Court blamed for negligence in the Muzaffarnagar Riots case. The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the Uttar Pradesh government had failed to protect the fundamental rights of people in Muzaffarnagar, where nearly 60 people were killed in riots last year. The apex court also pulled up the Central and State intelligence agencies for not alerting the Uttar Pradesh government on the impending riots. Mar 26, 2014

Politicos slam Narendra Modi, say Gujarat governments reply to Kejriwal a lie

New Delhi, Mar 26 (ANI): Gujarat government has issued a point-by-point rebuttal of AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal's allegations that the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has oversold development in the state he governs in his attempt to make a pitch for the country's top job. Reacting to the same, AAP leader Prashant Bhushan said that BJP has replied to only 2 questions out of 16 and that too after 2 months. Further, CPI leader D Raja said that it’s just a routine reply by a state Government and the reality is different. Mar 26, 2014

Naresh Agarwal defends party after SCs observation on Muzaffarnagar riots case

Lucknow, Mar 26 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Wednesday defended his party saying that it is wrong to play blame games in the Muzaffarnagar riots case. Agarwal also added that the perspective of government and judiciary is different. The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the Uttar Pradesh government had failed to protect the fundamental rights of people in Muzaffarnagar, where nearly 60 people were killed in riots last year. The apex court also pulled up the Central and State intelligence agencies for not alerting the Uttar Pradesh government on the impending riots. Mar 26, 2014

Arjun Kapoor becomes the ambassador of Earth Hour 2014

Mumbai, March 26 (ANI): Bollywood actor, Arjun Kapoor, has been chosen as the national brand ambassador of Earth Hour 2014 to endorsed the cause and urged individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to the planet. Kapoor spoke in detail about his association with the cause and invited citizens of the country to come forward and show their support for the campaign. Feeling proud to be part of the event, he said that everyone should support policies that balance development and environmental concerns. Earth hour is the environmental campaign that enables individuals, organisations, governments and groups to come together and fight for environmental concerns. Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organised by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and engages a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues. The event is scheduled to be held on March 29, Saturday between 8:30 - 9:30 PM. Mar 26, 2014

Congress to release manifesto today, politicos react

New Delhi, Mar 26 (ANI): The Congress party will release its election manifesto on Wednesday which will also reinforce its commitment to welfare measures reflecting the party's thrust on inclusive development. Speaking on the same, expelled JD (U) leader Sabir Ali on Wednesday said that it is Congress internal matter and he does not want to comment much on that. Further, expelled JD (U) leader Shivanand Tiwari also said that nobody takes the election manifesto seriously and it is just a ritual. Mar 26, 2014

Maoist attack in Jharkhand injures security personnel

Garhwa /Jhargram, Mar 26 (ANI): An attack by Maoists in Jharkhand injured one security personnel of Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) during an encounter in Garhwa district of the state. In the firing took place in village Dhurki. Meanwhile, in Jhargram town of West Bengal, a large cache of arms were seized by the CRPF and a Maoist was arrested. The Maoists say they are fighting for the rights of millions of landless tribal people. Apart from prisoner releases, the Maoists have also demanded an end to tourism in parts of the state where many tribes exist. Equipped with automatic weapons, shoulder rocket launchers, mines and explosives, Maoists want to cripple economic activity. Mar 26, 2014