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Won't leave India: UR Ananthamurthy on getting threatening calls post his anti-Modi remarks

Bangalore, May 22 (ANI): Veteran Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy on Thursday said that he won't leave the country, after allegedly receiving threatening calls from some BJP workers. He said that Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi needs to take care of the intolerance prevailing in the parivar (RSS). Ananthamurthy said that this is what he was afraid of and that they should not have held on to a small lapse. Ananthamurthy received some unpleasant calls after the BJP-led NDA's victory last week, and has now been provided with police protection, as the former had said that he would not live in a country that is ruled by Narendra Modi, in September last year. May 22, 2014
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Aishwarya credits her makeup artists for her magical look at Cannes red carpet

New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): Gorgeous Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who stunned one and all at the red carpet of Cannes International film festival 2014 in her golden avatar has given the entire credit to her makeup artists for her magically fresh look.Aishwarya's late appearance at the French Riviera was definitely worth the wait. Donning a Roberto Cavalli all gold mermaid gown, she looked nothing less than a golden goddess. May 22, 2014
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Milind Deora, IUML take aim at Rahul for poll debacle, politicos react

New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): In the first open criticism from within the Congress after the party's disastrous defeat, former union minister Milind Deora took aim at party vice president Rahul Gandhi. Deora said that Rahul Gandhi's advisers did not have their "ears to the ground" and those with "no electoral experience" were "calling the shots", but added that "the people who take the advice also have to bear responsibility". In addition, the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) became the first UPA ally to blame Rahul for the rout of the coalition in the Lok Sabha elections. While the BJP refused to comment saying it was the party's internal matter, the Congress and the NCP opposed discussing such issues publicly. May 22, 2014
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Anandiben Patel takes oath as Gujarat Chief Minister

Gandhinagar, May 22 (ANI): BJP leader and former Gujarat Revenue Minster Anandiben Patel on Thursday took oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat succeeding PM elect- Narendra Modi. She was administered oath by Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal whose blessings she sought after taking oath. BJP leaders Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley along with Narendra Modi, attended Patel's oath- taking ceremony held at Mahatma Mandir in Gujarat's capital Gandhinagar. Post taking oath, Gujarat's first woman CM, Anandiben Patel, received greetings from the other leaders present on the dais. Some members of her council of ministers also took oath today. May 22, 2014
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AAP justifies protest, says Gadkari will be exposed soon

New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): AAP leaders on Thursday justified the protest held by AAP supporters against AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal's arrest outside Tihar Jail on Wednesday. Ashutosh stated that AAP respects law and order but protesting peacefully against injustice was not wrong. Meanwhile, Sanjay Singh raised questions as to why action was not taken against BJP leader Ram Jethmilani as he too had called Nitin Gadkari as corrupt several times. He also said that Narendra Modi had called Kejriwal a 'Pakistani agent' in public for which he had no proof, thus raising questions on law and order of the nation to take action against him too. Singh added that Kejriwal is highly enthusiastic to hold protests and will expose Gadkari in public with all proofs of corruption against him. May 22, 2014
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Kejriwal's wife upset over husband's arrest being called 'drama'

New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal on Thursday addressed media after meeting her husband in Tihar Jail in New Delhi. Sunita said that Kejriwal's arrest is being presented before people as 'drama' which is not true. She added that Kejriwal will not ask for bail as he is not a criminal and asking for bail would mean his acceptance of the crime he did not commit. May 22, 2014
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Invitation to Rajapaksa in Modi's oath ceremony rakes controversy, politicos react

New Delhi/ Chennai, May 22 (ANI): The invite to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa sparked a new controversy as few politicians opposed the decision saying it would hurt the feelings of the Tamil people. BJP's ally MDMK's founder Vaiko's opposition, especially, raised eyebrows. Politicos gave mixed reactions on the matter. May 22, 2014
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BJP on invitation to SAARC leaders for Modi's swearing-in-ceremony

New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): The BJP on Thursday rejected the objections by few political leaders over sending invitations to Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for Narendra Modi's swearing-in-ceremony. Captain Abhimanyu said sending invitations to SAARC leaders was a positive step taken by them. May 22, 2014
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Reactions flow appreciating Anandiben as next Gujarat CM

Gujarat, May 22 (ANI): As the election of Anandiben Patel as Gujarat's next CM after Narendra Modi has been done reactions flow in her appraisal. BJP leader Gopinath Munde praised her saying that she is an experienced leader and the first female CM of Gujarat. Anandiben's husband Mafatbhai Patel stated that she is a hard working lady and struggled a lot in her life. He added that with Modi as the PM and Anandiben as Gujarat's CM the nation as well as Gujarat will observe progress. Meanwhile, Actor and BJP supporter Vivek Oberoi said that Anandiben is an experienced leader and done great work in the past many years as a leader. May 22, 2014