Lucknow/ Moradabad, April 12 (ANI): Election Commission (EC) of India banned SP leader Azam Khan and BJP General Secretary Amit Shah from addressing any public rallies after they made "highly inflammatory speeches" during election campaigns. Country's independent election body also ordered the authorities to register FIR against the two politicians and initiate criminal proceedings. Commenting on the notice issued to him, Khan said he exercised his freedom to speech. Meanwhile, SP leader Rajendra Chaudhary called the Commission's decision as unfortunate and said comparison cannot be made between the two leaders.Apr 12, 2014
Goa/ Assam/ Tripura, April 12 (ANI): Voting in four states, namely Assam, Goa, Sikkim and Tripura began on Saturday, with voters casting ballots that would decide the fate of over 1.2 billion people. Polling began at 7am in four states for seven consituencies, namely three seats in Assam, two in Goa and one each in Sikkim and Tripura. Around 50 lakh voters will vote for 74 candidates in the four states. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was amongst the early voters, pinned hopes on his party. In Goa, 19 candidates are in the fray for the North and South Goa constituencies, which will witness a single phased poll. While Assam has nearly 30 million eligible voters, Goa has over 1 million. Sikkim has a 362,326 electorate, of which 175,549 are women. As many as 1.13 million electorate are eligible to vote as 12 candidates battle it out for the Tripura East constituency.Apr 12, 2014
The embattled acting president of Ukraine promised on Thursday not to prosecute pro-Russian militants occupying government buildings in the east of the country if they laid down their arms and halted a four-day standoff. Duration: 00:44Apr 12, 2014
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she "firmly believed" there was untapped potential in Greece after years of tough austerity reforms that culminated in a bond comeback this week. Duration: 00:53Apr 12, 2014
President Vladimir Putin said Moscow would fulfill its obligations to send natural gas to Europe but also said the United States had no business interfering in Russia's talks with Europe over Kiev's debt. Duration: 00:42Apr 12, 2014
The doors of the national library in Sarajevo, which became a symbol of the destruction of the 1992-1995 Bosnian war, were opened to the press Friday, three months before the inauguration of the building. Duration: 00:42Apr 12, 2014
Some of most dramatic courtroom scenes so far in the trial of Oscar Pistorius took place this week, as the man himself took to the stand charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Duration: 01:57Apr 12, 2014
President Barack Obama nominated budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Kathleen Sebelius as his new health secretary, seeking to capitalize on an enrollment surge to cement his signature health law. Duration: 01:01Apr 12, 2014
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders traded barbs for six hours on national TV late Thursday over two months of nationwide anti-government protests but found no common ground.Apr 11, 2014
Myanmar's opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi warned on Friday that her country, despite a spate of reforms hailed by the international community, "is not yet a democracy"Apr 11, 2014
Ukraine's embattled premier on Friday vowed to give more powers to the country's regions in an effort to stamp out a separatist insurgency as a new gas war with Russia threatened European supplies.Apr 11, 2014
Summer Hoedown Beer Cocktail
Watermelon - 4 cubes
Brown sugar - 2 tsp
Triple sec - 15 ml
1. In a glass add Watermelon cubes, Brown sugar, Triple sec and muddle it.
2. Add Ice cubes in a glass & shake the drink. Strain the drink in shot glass.
3. In a tall glass add 3/4 chilled Beer, drop the shot glass into it and top it up with Beer. Garnish it with Watermelon slices.
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New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday has turned down a plea questioning the clean chit given to the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots. A bench comprising of Justices HL Dattu and SA Bobde also declined the plea for reconstituting the Special Investigation Team (SIT) involving retired judges of the apex court on the ground that this option was not good to raise it at this moment. It also turned down the inclusion of a person belonging from the minority community into the SIT. Soon after the remark, the advocate who had filed the petition, decided to withdraw it and it was allowed by the court.Apr 11, 2014
New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): Actress and daughter-in-law of Samajwadi Party Maharashtra chief Abu Azmi, Ayesha Takia, on Friday said that if reports about his statement on rape victims were true, then she is deeply embarrassed and ashamed. In a tweet, Takia said: "If what I am reading about my father-in-law's statements are true, then me and Farhan are deeply embarrassed and ashamed. We surely do not share this mindset, it's disrespectful to women, and if these statements are true, then it's sad." After Mulayam Singh Yadav sparked controversy on Thursday by questioning the amended anti-rape law and the death sentence for rapists, Maharashtra Samajwadi Party chief Abu Azmi came up with another outrageous comment saying irrespective of consent any woman having sex with a man should be hanged. Restating his stand Azmi on Friday said that no one will like it if an unmarried couple is living together and having sex before marriage and they should be punished.Apr 11, 2014