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Police in Amritsar arrest smugglers, recover drugs and cash

Amritsar, April 27 (ANI): Police in Punjab achieved a major success in its drive against cross-border smuggling of narcotics. Amritsar branch of State Special Operation Cell, a unit of Counter Intelligence wing of Punjab Police, arrested three smugglers along with possession of drugs. The smugglers were identified as Jagjit Singh, Davinder Singh, Kuldip Singh and Harbinder Singh. Further investigation revealed that the smugglers have been indulging in cross-border smuggling and had recently procured two consignments of heroin from Pakistan, which they had disposed off as per the directions from Pakistani smugglers. It was further revealed that the seized consignment was the third in past one month and the recovered pistol was part of the same. Apr 27, 2014
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Justice R M Lodha sworn in as the 41st Chief Justice of India

New Delhi, April 27 (ANI): Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha was on Sunday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India. He was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee. He is the 41st chief justice of India. Chief Justice Lodha succeeds Chief Justice P Sathasivam who demitted office on completion of his term Saturday. Lodha will preside over the Supreme Court for five months as his term will come to an end Sep 27, 2014. Justice Lodha is the senior-most judge after Justice Sathasivam and is also heading a benching monitoring CBI's probe into the sensitive coal blocks allocation scam. Also noteworthy was his important judgement on regulating sale of acid to prevent attacks and awarding of compensation to acid attack victims. Apr 27, 2014
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Aero show in Coimbatore attracts visitors

Coimbatore, April 27 (ANI): Enthusiasts thronged Coimbatore for ‘Aeroplus 2014’, which exhibited more than 20 varieties of aircrafts, choppers and their manoeuvre. The exhibition is being organised by Nehru College of Aeronautical Science and will continue for three days. Most of the aircrafts that were on display have been brought from Indian Air Force and other foreign countries. Some of the aircrafts that were on display included Hawker 1A, Beech aircraft, King Air C-90 aircraft, Cessna 150D, a rare Enstrom F-28 helicopter, etc. Apr 27, 2014
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Re-polling at some booths in Maharshtra, West Bengal & Assam

Mumbai, April 27 (ANI): Re polling is being observed in four areas of Maharashtra on Sunday out of which three are in Mumbai and one in Ahmednagar. The re-poll is taking place because of some technical issues occurred on the actual poll day. BJP leader Ram Naik highlighted the reasons and consequences of re-poll. Another BJP leader Gopal Shetty apologized to the public for this inconvenience caused at the cost of officials’ flaw. Meanwhile voter KN Mehta expressed the public view about re-polling and the possible reasons behind it. Re polling is also taking place in Assam and West Bengal. Meanwhile, the EC has also ordered re-polling at 12 booths in Karnataka, six in Uttar Pradesh and at one booth in Rajasthan. Apr 27, 2014
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Priyanka has always been 'deficient of knowledge': Smriti Irani

Amethi, April 27 (ANI): BJP candidate from Amethi, Smriti Irani, said that Congress president Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has always been deficient of knowledge. She also said that she is willing to give photographic evidence of what she did as a MP in Gujarat. Earlier in an apparent dig at Smriti Irani , Priyanka had said that the people, who are contesting from Amethi, are only interested in fighting against Rahul Gandhi, and added that they will never visit this constituency again. Apr 27, 2014
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Rahul visited Amethi 70 times and spent 140 days: Priyanka to Smriti Irani

Amethi, April 27 (ANI): Responding to BJP candidate from Amethi, Smriti Irani 's comment about Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's visit to the constituency, Congress president Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that Rahul had visited Amethi 70 times and had spent 140 days there. She also said that those fighting against Rahul are not interested in the truth or in development. She said there are people who are trying to do things for the public but there are certain elements that are creating hurdles. Apr 27, 2014
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Only Congress can work towards development: PM

Hyderabad, April 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh claimed to the people of Andhra Pradesh that only ruling Congress party can ensure consistent development to the state which is soon to be bifurcated to form new states of Telangana and Seemandhra. Telangana will officially come into existence on June 02.Singh stressed on the pertinence of Congress rule for new region. Singh also launched attack on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, stating that Modi can never fulfill his promises. Apr 27, 2014
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BJP is hungry for power: Sonia Gandhi

Rae Bareli, April 27 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday accused the BJP of being hungry for power, and added that they can stoop to any level to grab it. She also alleged that the BJP itself is neck deep in corruption, but is advising the people about fighting it. Apr 27, 2014
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Lok Sabha Polls 2014: Politicos target Narendra Modi

Lucknow/Kanpur / Birbhum, April 27 (ANI): Politicians criticized BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his ‘communal image’ and for becoming bigger than his party. BSP Chief Mayawati, hit out at Modi for riots that took place under his rule in 2002 in Gujarat. Meanwhile, CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury, took a dig at Modi’s Tsunami wave remark. SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, said that after the results of the ongoing general election will be out, BJP leaders would go against Modi. Apr 27, 2014
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Michael Phelps competes

One week after announcing he was coming out of retirement, superstar swimmer Michael Phelps competed for the first time since the 2012 London games at the Mesa Grand Prix in Arizona. Duration:02:00 Apr 27, 2014
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Costa Rican 'miracle' woman arrives for JPII's canonisation

The beneficiary of one of Pope John Paul II's two 'miracles', necessary for him to be made a saint, has arrived in Rome to witness his canonisation on Sunday. Costa Rican woman Floribeth Mora Diaz was cured from a brain aneurysm. Duration: 01:36 Apr 26, 2014
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People form human chain in UP to spread voter awareness

Faizabad, April 26 (ANI): People of Faizabad town in Uttar Pradesh held hands to form a human chain to spread voter awareness on Saturday as the town gears up for the mammoth polls. From school children to workers of Shiksha Mitra (educational welfare association), everyone participated in the awareness programme with enthusiasm. Faizabad will go to polls on May 7, 2014 marking the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh elections, which is holding its Lok Sabha polls in six phases in the ongoing general elections. Apr 26, 2014
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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