Chhattisgarh/ Himachal Pradesh/ New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): BJP’s Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who invoked sentiments in the name of Kargil war hero Vikram Batra while campaigning in Himachal Pradesh, said he was deeply hurt with the criticism and distortion of his remark by political opponents. Earlier on Tuesday, Modi was addressing an election rally in Palampur, the hometown of the Kargil war hero when he referred to Batra's catch-phrase of "Yeh Dil Maange More" (the heart wants more) to seek votes for all four seats from Himachal Pradesh in the ongoing parliamentary polls.
However, his remark evoked criticism from political opponents and from late Captain Batra’s parents. The late soldier’s father, G L Batra, condemned the remark made by Modi. Vikram Batra’s mother, Kamal Kanta, is fighting the parliamentary election from Hamirpur constituency in Himachal Pradesh under the banner of the Aam Aadmi Party.Apr 30, 2014
New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday reacted to BJP’s Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who invoked sentiments in the name of Kargil war hero Vikram Batra while campaigning in Himachal Pradesh. Congress leader, Kapil Sibal said that if NDA government had been alert and safeguarded our borders, martyrs like Capt Vikram Batra would not have had to sacrifice their lives. Further, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that Modi did not even visited the family of the soldier to pay his condolences.Apr 30, 2014
Pune, April 30 (ANI): The sudden ban by the European Union on the import of the luscious Alphonso and other varieties of mangoes which are in great demand worldwide, has hit hard on farmers of Maharashtra, who seek government action to rectify the situation. The 28-member European Union imposed the ban on Alphonso mangoes, known as the king of fruits after finding unwanted quarantine pests such as non-European fruit flies in some of the consignments. President of Pune market yard, Shivlal Bhosle said that this ban will result in a huge loss to farmers and traders. Along with the king of fruits, the vegetables banned are bitter gourd and eggplant. Mango trader, Raosaheb Kunjir said that the Government must take appropriate steps in the matter.Apr 30, 2014
Hyderabad, April 30 (ANI): Actor-turned politician K Chiranjeevi, made an embarrassing retreat after he was reprimanded by a voter for jumping the queue along with his family to cast vote on Wednesday in the ongoing general elections. Union Tourism Minister Chiranjeevi, along with his family, walked passed a long queue of voters in Hyderabad. An agitated voter, Kartiken, who had come all the way from London and was waiting for more than an hour to cast vote, instantly objected and asked him sarcastically whether he needed a special treatment. It even became more embarrassing for the actor when other voters started clapping and cheering Kartiken.Apr 30, 2014
Jhansi, April 30 (ANI): BJP leader Uma Bharti on Wednesday backlashed at Priyanka Gandhi who alleged that Uma Bharti used her name for publicity. Bharti stated that she has decided not to take Priyanka’s name instead she would refer her as Robert Vadra’s wife. On being asked about her challenges on contesting from Jhansi, she said that the party has always given her difficult tasks, which she mostly succeeds in doing. Further, commenting on Modi Wave, Bharti stated that like rivers, many ‘BJP factors’ are getting together to make Modi wave.Apr 30, 2014
Gandhinagar, April 30 (ANI): Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Wednesday cast his vote from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar constituency. Advani appreciated the efforts taken by the Election Commission to ensure that maximum voters come out to exercise their franchise.Apr 30, 2014
New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): The first session of the India-Georgia Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological, Cultural and Educational Cooperation was held on April 29 in New Delhi, where both countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote mutual interests. The Indian delegation was led by Dinkar Khullar, Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) whereas the Georgian delegation was headed by David Jalagania, Deputy Foreign Minister. Deputy foreign minister of Georgia, David Jalagania at the India-Georgia Intergovernmental Commission thanked everyone for sharing ideas for the strengthening of ties and mutual interests.Apr 30, 2014
Srinagar, April 30 (ANI): A shutdown was observed in Kashmir on Wednesday during the seventh phase of general elections in response to a call given by hard line Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and his moderate counterpart Mirwaiz Umer Farooq. Both separatist leaders reportedly asked the people to keep away from polling booths and not to vote for any of the candidates contesting the elections. Business establishments, schools and transport are closed and roads in the Kashmir Valley wore a deserted look. Security is heavily beefed up in the province which is giving the residents jitters. Several candidates, including National Conference president Dr. Farooq Abdullah and opposition leader Tariq Hammed Qara are in the electoral fray for the Srinagar constituency.Apr 30, 2014
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Butter scotch - 75 ml
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A vein of an Oklahoma inmate "Exploded" in the middle of his execution on Tuesday, resulting in an abrupt halt to the process. Another execution scheduled for the day also had to be called off as authorities tried to figure out what went wrong.Apr 30, 2014
Union Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi on 30 April faced an embarrassing situation in Hyderabad when he jumped the queue and tried to cast his vote in haste. The voters standing before the popular star took him to task and told him to follow the queue system like a common voter.Apr 30, 2014
Dreams shattered and counting their losses, many foreign climbers say they might never return to Nepal to climb Everest, upset by ugly scenes at base camp and what they see as the government's mismanagement of the peak. Duration: 01:43Apr 30, 2014
Rajkot, April 30 (ANI): BJP senior leader and former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel on Wednesday said that Modi wave is prevalent in the country. Patel also said that BJP may or may not receive full majority but NDA government will be formed. He particularly expressed faith that Rajkot seat will be won by BJP.Apr 30, 2014
Ahmedabad/ Lucknow/ Amritsar/ Birbhum/ Jhansi, April 30 (ANI): Eighty nine Lok Sabha constituencies spread across seven states and two union territories went to polls on Wednesday morning amid tight security arrangements. Voting is also underway for 119 assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh. Polling began at 7 a.m. and will continue till 6 p.m. However, in some sensitive areas of Bihar and Andhra Pradesh, the voting process will end at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. respectively. Of the 89constituencies where polling is underway, 26 are in Gujarat, 17 in Telangana, 14 in Uttar Pradesh, 13 in Punjab, 9 in West Bengal, 7 in Bihar and one each in Jammu and Kashmir and the Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.Apr 30, 2014