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Patna participated in 'run for vote' to create awareness among voters

Patna, April 12 (ANI): People in Patna city of Bihar participated in 'run for vote' on Saturday to create awareness among voters and urge civilians to exercise their franchise during the general elections. The marathon saw participation of schoolchildren, college students, common people and activists, apart from government officials. The participants attempted to make people realize the value of their one vote in the elections of the world’s biggest democracy. Television celebrity Ratan Rajput, also ran in the event to create awareness among voters. Apr 12, 2014
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Tripura & Assam polls underway amidst tight security

Tripura/ Assam, April 12 (ANI): Voters in Tripura and Assam stood in long serpentine queues on Saturday to cast their vote as the states go in for the general elections that will determine the fate of over 1.2 billion people. As the day progressed, number of voters outside the polling stations began swelling in Tripura. Hoping for a stable government, a first-time voter, Arvind, lauded high women turnout. Meanwhile, voting is also underway in three constituencies of Assam. Polling for other five constituencies in the state was held on April 07. Apr 12, 2014
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Nation has right to know what happens in govt's highest bodies: Sanjaya Baru

New Delhi, April 12 (ANI): After a major controversy over Former Adviser to PM Sanjaya Baru’s memoir wherein he stated that Manmohan Singh had been "defanged" by the Congress in his second term, Baru said that the nation has a right to now what happens in the government’s highest bodies. He said that this is a common exercise in foreign countries and that should be practiced more often in India too. He said that every person has a right to know what are the successes and failures of Singh as the prime minister of India. Baru also stated that there is no reason where the motive behind the book can be questioned. Apr 12, 2014
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Chhattisgarh: Naxals strike again, many feared dead in twin attack

Raipur, April 12 (ANI): As many as 13 people including eight civilians are feared dead in twin Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. According to reports, naxals ambushed a bus carrying a team of poll officials in Bijapur. In another attack, Naxals blew up a government ambulance van killing CRPF personnel and the driver. Apr 12, 2014
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EC puts ban on Amit Shah, BJP deeply hurt

Ahemdabad, April 12 (ANI): Reacting over Election Commission’s decision to ban BJP leader Amit Shah from addressing public rallies, party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that his party is deeply saddened by this act of EC. He further said that Amit Shah did not say anything inflammatory. Apr 12, 2014
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PM & Congress deceived nation, sends warning for future govt: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, April 12 (ANI): Reacting on PM’s Former Adviser Sanjaya Baru’s memoir which states that Manmohan Singh had been "defanged" by the Congress in his second term, Former IPS Officer Kiran Bedi said that the party and Singh had deceived the nation for a long 9 years. Bedi also said that this incident sends a warning to the future government to not resort to any such things in future. She further said that the book confirms that Singh never had any power in his store and was acting on the directions of the Congress chief. Bedi also appealed the people not to cast a single vote for such a party. Apr 12, 2014
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Rahul Gandhi reaches Amethi to file nomination

Amethi, April 12 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday reached Amethi to file his nomination for the Lok Sabha Election from the constituency. Rahul has kick started a roadshow. He is accompanied by sister Priyanka Gandhi. Apr 12, 2014
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Dont vote for divisive party: Manmohan Singh

Pilibhit, April 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday addressed a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit district promoting the works and appealing to vote for the Congress Party. Singh warned the voters about BJP’s divisive policy and single man leadership which will not help the nation. He further highlighted the works done by the Congress Party in the last few years of its rule. Singh also said he considers himself lucky to serve the nation as a Prime Minister twice. Apr 12, 2014
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Rahul should talk about Congress leaders with illicit relationships: Arun Jaitley

Amritsar, April 12 (ANI): Defending BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over his marital status, party leader Arun Jaitley said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has stooped so low because his party is unable to get any issue to attack BJP. Jaitley said that before commenting on Modi’s marriage, he should look into the lives of his own party leaders who are in illicit relationships with other women. Apr 12, 2014
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Never said anything to hurt communal sentiments or insult anyone: Azam Khan

Rampur, April 12 (ANI): After the Election Commission banned BJP leader Amit Shah and SP leader Azam Khan from holding public rallies in Uttar Pradesh, Khan said that he never said anything to hurt communal sentiments or to insult anyone whatsoever. He said that there is nothing wrong in taking revenge through ballot for the Muzaffarnagar riots. Khan also said that whatever he said was within the framework of the constitution and he just said what was in his heart. Apr 12, 2014
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It happens: Ram-Navami

New Delhi/Kanpur/Varanasi, April 11 (ANI): Devout Hindus paid obeisance at temples in northern India as nine-day fasting festival, 'Navratri', marked in honour of goddess Durga, concluded. Devotees thronged temples in New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh state to sought blessings of the goddess on the Hindu festival of 'Ram Navami'.According to the legends, Lord Rama sought blessings of goddess of power, Durga, before waging a war against a demon king Ravana. 'Ram Navami' is also one of the most important festivals of the Vaishnava sect of the Hindus. On this day, temples are decorated and the idols of Lord Rama, his wife, Sita and his brother Lakshman, are richly adorned. Devotees, both young and old, visit the temples and made offerings of sweets, flowers and fruits.The festival falls on the ninth-day of the moonlit fortnight in the months of March-April. Most people consider it an auspicious day and some even observe a strict fast a day earlier. It is believed that Lord Rama was born to eradicate evil from the earth. His saga is depicted in the Ramayana scripture. Apr 12, 2014
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It happens: Marathon for Peace & Unity

New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): Hundreds of school children participated in marathon race, 'Run for Unity' in New Delhi to promote peace, brotherhood and unity among people living in the country on Saturday. The marathon touched different places of worship in south Delhi, welcoming harmony among everyone.Teenagers from various parts of the nation participated in the marathon and stopped at religious destinations like temples, mosques, churches and Sikh holy shrines en route to receive tokens with religious symbols embossed on them.Eventually when the runners reached the final checkpoint, they received a set of golden rules with underlying messages of peaceful co-existence.The event was organised by Italy based Focolare Movement at Holy Child Auxilium School in New Delhi. Such events have been already organised many world cities by the firm. Apr 12, 2014
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Will Congress talk over Amarinder's affidavit: BJP

New Delhi, April 12 (ANI): BJP leader Nirmala Sitaraman on Saturday slammed the Congress Party and its leader Capt Amarinder Singh. Sitaraman questioned that Rahul Gandhi had created a huge buzz about Narendra Modi mentioning his wife's name in the nomination affidavit but will Congress also talk about Amarinder Singh not mentioning details of his wife's foreign bank accounts in his affidavit. Apr 12, 2014
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Sonia never let Manmohan work autonomously: Shahid Siddiqui

New Delhi, April 12 (ANI): Commenting on Prime Minster Manmohan Singh's former media adviser Sanjay Baru's memoir, former SP leader Shahid Siddiqui on Saturday said that Baru's memoir has confirmed that Congress President Sonia Gandhi did not let Singh work autonomously in the government. He added that in this case, all the power rested with Gandhi and all the responsibilities with Singh. Siddiqui also said that the Congress president is solely responsible for destroying the UPA government and the financial situation of the country. Apr 12, 2014