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Politicos and Activists welcome NHRC's decision on Somnath Bharti

New Delhi/ Lucknow, March 31 (ANI): Politicos and Women activists on Monday welcomed NHRC's direction to the Delhi Police to take action against former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti for his midnight raid in Khirki Extension. BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the whole nation saw what Bharti did that day and in that context, it is a ruight decision. Congress leader Rita Bahuguna said that Bharti being a law minister did a shameful thing and the action is right by the board. Meanwhile, NFIW General Secretary Annie Raja that Bharti was violating rights of women from day one and this action against him was awaited. NCW member Shamina Shafiq said that this will send message that even politicians cannot get away by mishandling anyone. Mar 31, 2014
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SC commutes Bhullar's death sentence to life imprisonment

New Delhi, March 31 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday commuted the death sentence of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, who was convicted for a 1993 blast in Delhi, to life imprisonment. The central government has earlier said that it has no objection on the same. The lawyer in the case said that the reason for the development is the delay in the case and also mental health of Bhullar. In January, the court had stopped Bhullar's execution and had sought a medical report on his mental health. Mar 31, 2014
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Musharraf's supporters demand his release to visit ailing mother in Pakistan

Karachi, March 31 (ANI): Dozens of supporters of former president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf staged protest in Karachi demanding his release to visit his sick mother in Sharjah hospital a day ahead of his appearance in a court in treason case. 95-year-old Zarin Musharraf, mother of the former military ruler, was admitted to the WW Wilson Hospital in Sharjah on Saturday. Musharraf has been summoned to a Special Court set up to try him in a treason case for imposing emergency in the country in 2007. Holding placards, the protesters chanted slogans supporting the former ruler. They held flags of Musharraf's All Pakistan Muslim League party who had organised the demonstration. Mar 31, 2014
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NHRC directs Delhi Police to take action against Somnath Bharti

New Delhi, March 31 (ANI): In what can invite more trouble for Arvind Kejriwal and AAP, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday directed the Delhi Police to take action against former Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti for leading a midnight raid in New Delhi's Khirki Extension. Activist-lawyer Shehzad Poonawala, who had petitioned against AAP leader Bharti in connection with the case, welcomed the move and said that it is now to witness if Kejriwal will apologize and will sack Bharti from the party or not. Mar 31, 2014
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AK Antony urges Left parties to back Congress to form secular govt post polls

Kerala/ New Delhi, March 31 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony said that he was confident that Congress-led UPA would try to form a secular government after elections with likeminded allies, while addressing a rally in Kasargod district of Kerala. Meanwhile reacting on Antony's statement, BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi took a jibe at the Congress party. Mar 31, 2014
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Election commission ensures adequate security at critical polling booths

Bhopal, March 31 (ANI): Election commissioner of India, Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi informed that critical polling stations will be covered by one central paramilitary force adequately. Addressing a news conference in Bhopal, Zaidi divulged details of security on important polling booths. Steps have also been taken to ensure that the model code of conduct is strictly followed and funds are also not misused. Surveillance teams, check posts have been installed to check the unauthorised distribution of cash, liquor or drugs. Mar 31, 2014
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Congress urges EC to take action against BJP for distorting facts in Masood case

New Delhi/ Ranchi, March 31 (ANI): AICC legal cell Secretary KC Mittal urged the Election Commission to take steps against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for violating the model code of conduct and for distorting facts in Imran Masood's case. A court in Uttar Pradesh remanded Congress leader Imran Masood, to 14-day judicial custody on Saturday after police arrested him for publicly threatening to murder BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. The FIR accused Masood of violating the election code of conduct. A BJP delegation led by BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi approached the Election Commission demanding cancellation of Masood's candidature from Saharanpur. Mar 31, 2014
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People won't tolerate poor governance: Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi, March 31 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee said people would no longer tolerate non-transparent and unresponsive administration, while inaugurating diamond jubilee celebrations of Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) in New Delhi. Mukherjee said democracy is the soul and the core of nation-building and no meaningful growth or governance could be achieved without the preservation and nurturing of basic grid of polity. Mukherjee further stressed that good governance encompasses rule of law, participatory decision-making structure, transparency, accountability, responsiveness, equity and inclusiveness as the country's governance has to run on these principles. Mar 31, 2014
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Aamir Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Ajay Devgn voted the worst actors of 2013 at the Golden Kela Awards

New Delhi, March 31 (ANI): Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha were announced the worst actors of 2013 at the Golden Kela Awards held in New Delhi. But the biggest surprise was when Mr perfectionist Aamir Khan won an award for his bad performance in Dhoom: 3. Ajay won the worst actor award for Himmatwala, which was also named the worst film and Sonakshi was picked for R...Rajkumar. "In Bollywood today, the box office figures have no correlation to the quality of the film. Our sincerest hope is that 10 years down the line, the figures will be forgotten, while the 'Kelas' they got are remembered," Anant Singh, creative head, Golden Kela Awards, said in a statement. Mar 31, 2014
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Congo's dandies give new meaning to fashion victim

The streets of Congo's capital Brazzaville have taken on a more stylish appearance thanks to the 'sapeurs', a sartorial subculture of colourful dandies inspired by - but not always faithful to - the great couturiers of the 1960s. Duration: 01:04 Mar 31, 2014
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Artists enthrall audience at the Northeast spring festival in Dimapur

Dimapur, March 30 (ANI): The people of Dimapur witnessed week-long singing and dance performances during the Northeast Spring festival 2014 at the Northeast Zonal Cultural Complex. Ranging from world-renowned Mizo Bamboo dance to mesmerizing Naga warrior dance, and traditional dances from Tripura and Meghalaya, the performing artists enthralled the visitors. A major attraction of the event was the performance of classical dance from Odisha and rope dance from Rajasthan. The festival provided a perfect stage for artists from across the country to showcase their talent. The event was organized under the aegis of Northeast Zonal Cultural Centre Dimapur and Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Mar 30, 2014
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Amritsar fortunate that Arun Jaitley representing constituency: Parkash Singh Badal

Amritsar, March 30 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal praised BJP senior leader Arun Jaitley, saying people were fortunate as Jaitley was contesting elections from Amritsar constituency. Singh said that BJP’s win was certain and Jaitley would hold important portfolios in the next government. Later, Jaitley endorsed the alliance between regional Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP, saying it was responsible for social cohesion in the state. Mar 30, 2014
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Satish Prasad joins RJD after quitting BJP

Patna, March 30 (ANI): Former Bihar Chief Minister Satish Prasad Singh on Sunday joined RJD after resigning from BJP alleging denial of proper representation to backward Kushwaha community in the general elections. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav welcomed Singh in the party. Mar 30, 2014