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Rajnath Singh meets ND Tiwari, seeks blessings

Lucknow, Apr 26 (ANI): BJP Chief Rajnath Singh on Saturday met veteran Congress leader ND Tiwari to seek his blessings for the ongoing parliament polls. Tiwari, who has served thrice as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, said that his blessings are with the BJP chief. Meanwhile Rajnath recalled encouraging words that he received from Tiwari after his maiden speech in Uttar Pradesh assembly in 1977. Apr 26, 2014
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Lack of rainfall adversely affects tea production in West Bengal

Siliguri, April 26 (ANI): Considered as one of the world's finest, the tea industry in West Bengal is about to witness lower production owing to deficient rainfall in the region this year. Additional Secretary, Tea Association of India, north Bengal branch, Sumit Ghosh, expressed his concern over the low production and the subsequent loss the industry would suffer. A tea trader from Siliguri, Ravi Agarwal, said that since the quality of tea is affected due to the lack of rainfall, tea trade, which flourishes in the month of May is likely to suffer a loss. The north Bengal plains along the Darjeeling hills produce the best quality of tea leaves in the world. The all India production of tea on a yearly basis on an average is 980 million kilograms and the production of tea in north Bengal is around 230 million kilograms a year. Apr 26, 2014
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Ramdev shouldnt have used a word like honeymoon: Yashwant Sinha New Delhi, Apr

New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): Hours after an FIR was lodged against yoga guru Ramdev for his comment against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi that he goes to houses of Dalits for "picnics and honeymoon”, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Saturday said that he should not have used such words during his speech. Apr 26, 2014
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President gives away Padma Awards to distinguished recipients

New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday conferred the Padma Awards on 56 prominent personalities at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan. The awardees included one Padma Vibhushan, eleven Padma Bhushan and forty-four Padma Shri. Renowned yoga practitioner B K S Iyengar was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan. Padma Bhushan recipients included tennis star Leander Paes and renowned author Ruskin Bond. Cricketer Anjum Chopra, Actor Paresh Rawal and Delhi University Vice Chancellor Professor Dinesh Singh were some of the recipients of the Padma Shri award. Apr 26, 2014
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Did not intend to insult Dalits, my 'honeymoon' comment misinterpreted: Ramdev

Vadodara, Apr 26 (ANI): Clarifying his earlier remark that Rahul Gandhi goes to Dalit's houses for picnic and honeymoon, Yoga Guru Ramdev on Saturday said that people have taken what he said about Rahul in a wrong way. He also said that he did not meant to insult Rahul or Dalits. He also added that if his statement hurted the dalits, he regrets it. Apr 26, 2014
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FIR against Ramdev for his 'honeymoon' comment on Rahul

Lucknow/ New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): An FIR has been lodged against yoga guru Ramdev by the Uttar Pradesh police, for his comment against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi that he goes to houses of Dalits for "picnics and honeymoon". The controversial remark by Ramdev, who is supporting the BJP this elections, drew flak from various quarters. CPI leader D Raja lambasted Ramdev for insulting the Dalit community and especially the women and said that his remark refers to women as 'commodities, which are purchasable'. Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has hit back at the Congress party after it demanded a public apology from Ramdev for insulting dalits. Ramdev an avid supporter of BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi has been touring India to garner votes for BJP after the party accepted his proposal to bring back black money stashed in foreign banks. Apr 26, 2014
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Govt being mischievous on CBI director appointment: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi on Saturday reacted over Government's hurrying decision for appointment of an Additional Director of the CBI. Bedi stated that the Government is being mischievous in order to retain somebody of their own in an agency like CBI before their termination. She also stated that the Government is afraid of the future. Apr 26, 2014
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Obama lashes North Korea as 'pariah state'

North Korea is a "pariah state" whose heavily militarised border with the South marks "freedom's frontier", US President Barack Obama tells American troops in Seoul. Duration: 01:28 Apr 26, 2014
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Obama lashes North Korea as 'pariah state'

North Korea is a "pariah state" whose heavily militarised border with the South marks "freedom's frontier", US President Barack Obama tells American troops in Seoul. Duration: 01:28 Apr 26, 2014
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Govt being mischievous on CBI director appointment: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi on Saturday reacted over Government’s hurrying decision for appointment of an Additional Director of the CBI. Bedi stated that the Government is being mischievous in order to retain somebody of their own in an agency like CBI before their termination. She also stated that the Government is afraid of the future. Apr 26, 2014
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Ramdevs statement insult to Dalit community, should be arrested: KC Mittal

New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): Reacting on Ramdev’s remark that Rahul Gandhi goes to Dalit’s houses for picnic and honeymoon, Congress Legal Cell Secretary KC Mittal said that he should be prosecuted and arrested, he said that this is a serious offence under IPC and SC/ST act which is non-bailable. Mittal further said that this shows what kind people BJP bring in their party and said that this is not in tune with the culture and traditions of Indian society. Apr 26, 2014
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Amarinder Singh attacks Jaitley, Gujarat govt - Part 2

Amritsar, April 26 (ANI): Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday lashed back at BJP leader Arun Jaitley wherein Jaitley alleged that Singh had been ‘untruthful’ in the matter of property tax. Singh also showed a 15 page opinion letter written by Jaitley to the Dow Chemicals. Further, he also attacked the Gujarat government over the issue of farmer’s lands given out to the businessmen. Singh also attacked Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia for modifying 'Shabad Kirtan' to include Jaitley's name. He said that it amounts to blasphemy. Apr 26, 2014

Amarinder Singh attacks Jaitley, Gujarat govt - Part 1

Amritsar, April 26 (ANI): Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday lashed back at BJP leader Arun Jaitley wherein Jaitley alleged that Singh had been ‘untruthful’ in the matter of property tax. Singh also showed a 15 page opinion letter written by Jaitley to the Dow Chemicals. Further, he also attacked the Gujarat government over the issue of farmer’s lands given out to the businessmen. Singh also attacked Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia for modifying 'Shabad Kirtan' to include Jaitley's name. He said that it amounts to blasphemy. Apr 26, 2014