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Politicos cast their ballot in sixth phase of LS Polls

Tanjor/ Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, April 24 (ANI): Politicians from across the country exercised their franchise and cast their ballot in the sixth phase of the ongoing mammoth democratic elections. Exuding confidence, the leaders appealed to the people to come out in large numbers to choose the best government. Apr 24, 2014
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Sri Lanka's opposition party protest against casino projects

Colombo, April 24 (ANI): The Sri Lankan government is scheduled to seek parliamentary approval for the Australian Crown Resorts Ltd's $400 million complex along with other two similar projects. President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government last year won parliamentary approval for the projects but without explicit permission to operate casinos at them. Local media reports say Crown's chief, gambling tycoon James Packer, has asked for explicit approval to run a casino for the project to take off. Opposition politicians say Packer was getting concessions not given to local entrepreneurs and Buddhist leaders said the casino could be detrimental to Sri Lanka's culture. The mixed development projects include convention centre, shopping malls, and five-star hotels. Apr 24, 2014
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Moldova's horsemen fear for future of their only stud

In Southern Moldova, a minority Turkish population nurture a cult-like adoration for their horses. But funding cuts and privatisation of the country's only horse farm threaten the future of their cherished equestrian heritage. Duration: 02:07 Apr 24, 2014
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Ukraine crisis prompts soul-searching in Transdniestr

On the borders of Europe, the inhabitants of Transdniestr, a Russian-speaking breakaway region of Moldvoa, desire international recognition and worry about the knock-on effects of the conflict in neighbouring Ukraine. Duration: 02:23 Apr 24, 2014
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Turkey's Armenians come out of the shadows

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday accused Turkey of an "utter denial" in failing to recognise World War I mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. Duration: 02:24 Apr 24, 2014
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Modi wave has turned into a Tsunami, says Amit Shah

Varanasi, April 24 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah, a close aide of the party prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, said on Thursday that the Modi wave which is sweeping the country has now turned into a tsunami after the latter had filed his Lok Sabha nomination from Varanasi. He asserted that from the environment prevailing in the country, it is pretty evident that the next government will be formed by Narendra Modi. Apr 24, 2014
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BJP concerned only about power, not about poor: Sonia Gandhi

Valsad, April 24 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Valsad constituency of Gujarat, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday lashed out BJP and said that they are only concerned about gaining power and not about the welfare of poor. Gandhi said that the state government did not allow the Lokayukta to come in Gujarat for 10 years, alleging that their aim was to save themselves from getting exposed. She also said that the opposition says that if they come to power, nation will turn into a 'heaven', and later questions if considering family with Rs 11/day income as not poor is anywhere near heaven or not. Apr 24, 2014
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Police arrest three Maoists in Jharkhand

Palamu, April 24 (ANI): Acting on a tip-off, police arrested three Maoists accused in several attacks, in Jharkhand and also recovered arms and ammunition during search operation. Police recovered a looted police rifle and many rounds of unused bullets during the arrest of Maoists in Palamu district of Jharkhand. The Maoists, who say they are fighting for the rights of the poor and landless, control some of India's mineral-rich areas and operate in large swathes of eastern, central and southern countryside. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since 1960s. Apr 24, 2014
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Leaders cast their vote on second-biggest day of 16th LS polls

Chennai/Alwar/ Sivaganga, April 24 (ANI): Leaders thronged the polling booth to exercise their franchise on Thursday on the second-biggest day of the 16th Lok Sabha polls. Journalist, N Ram after casting his vote in Chennai said Indian voters keep changing his or her mind where is volatility of the situation. India's junior sports minister, Jitendra Singh cast his vote in Alwar district of Rajasthan and said that high turnout is going to favour Congress. Meanwhile, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and DMK President M Karunanidhi also cast their votes from respective constituencies. Apr 24, 2014
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Happy birthday master blaster!

Mumbai, April 24 (ANI): It is a day of celebration for all cricket fans across the world as master blaster Sachin Tendulkar was born on this day in 1973. It has been 6 long months since the little master's retirement. There is hardly anything left which this veteran hadn't achieved in his illustrious career. From being the highest run scorer in both forms of cricket, along with making 100 centuries or even being the first batsman who was given out by a third umpire, the list is endless. Almost every record has been in his kitty. Sachin is the role model for many and this man made it a point to exercise his franchise even on this special day. Apr 24, 2014