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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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