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Rahul Gandhi welcomes Varun's appreciation

Rae Bareli, Apr 2 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday appreciated and agreed with the statement made by his cousin and BJP leader Varun Gandhi. Varun had praised the works done by Rahul in Amethi and said that he would like to replicate the same in his constituency Sultanpur. Rahul further said that he is very happy to see that the works done by him are being appreciated. However, Varun later clarified that his remark should not be viewed as an endorsement of any political party or candidate. Apr 2, 2014
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TMC to fight against BJP, Congress and CPI (M) with equal vigour

Kolkata, April 02 (ANI): Trinamool Congress MP and spokesperson, Derek O'Brian on Wednesday ruled out any possibility of the Trinamool Congress showing any leniency towards the Bharatiya janata Party (BJP), as he said that the party will fight tooth and nail against all three-the BJP, the Congress and the CPI (M) on an equal footing. The TMC leader also strongly asserted that his party will never beg from anyone. Earlier, some newspaper reports suggested that there was a strong possibility that party Chief Mamata Banerjee will agree to extend outside support to a Modi-led government in exchange for a generous financial package aimed primarily at easing West Bengal's debt burden. Apr 2, 2014
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Kolkata institute offers solar jackets for cooler summers, easy campaigning

Kolkata, Apr 2 (ANI): City of joy 'Kolkata' is now offering solar jackets that keep conditions cool for the wearer during hot environmental conditions. These jackets can also serve as a solution to the politicians and their supporters campaigning for elections during hot weather conditions. S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS), an autonomous research institution under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), has joined this venture in collaboration with Kolkata-based Renewable Energy College. Apr 2, 2014
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Mumbai bus strike cripples normal life, hits commuters hard

Mumbai, Apr 2 (ANI): Life came to a standstill as buses remained off Mumbai roads for second consecutive day on Wednesday, leaving hundreds of commuters stranded across the metropolis. Drivers and conductors went on a strike on Tuesday in their protest against new computerized scheduling system. Apr 2, 2014
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Varun Gandhi praises Rahul, Digvijay supports

New Delhi, Apr 2 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijay Singh has welcomed BJP leader Varun Gandhi's positive remarks about Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Varun, at a public meeting on Wednesday appreciated the works done by Rahul Gandhi in setting up small scale industries in his constituency Amethi. Varun also said that he would like to replicate the work of Amethi in his own constituency of Sultanpur. Supporting Varun's statement, Singh further praised Rahul for the works he has done in various fields, especially for women empowerment. However, according to latest reports, Varun Gandhi has clarified his statement saying that his comments should not be seen as an endorsement of any political party or candidate. Apr 2, 2014
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LS polls 2014: Samajwadi Party releases manifesto

Lucknow, Apr 2 (ANI): Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and party leaders Azam Khan and Ramgopal Yadav released the party's manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on Wednesday. SP Chief while releasing the manifesto tried to woo Muslim voters saying that his government will provide special benefits to Muslims. Apr 2, 2014
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Beni Prasad Verma's 'Modi RSS goon' remark sparks controversy

New Delhi/ Uttar Pradesh/ Maharashtra, Apr 2 (ANI): With less than a week left for the general elections, vitriolic attacks among politicians have intensified with Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma calling BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi the biggest goon of the RSS. Addressing a rally in his constituency Gonda in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, Verma had alleged that Mahatma Gandhi was killed because of the RSS and the BJP and dubbed Modi as the biggest RSS goon. Apr 2, 2014
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Arup Raha inaugurates commanders conference

New Delhi, Apr 2 (ANI): Indian Air Force Chief, Arup Raha, inaugurated Air Commander’s conference on Wednesday to review the progress of ongoing activities and formulate strategies to tackle maintenance issues arising out of induction of new technology and weapon systems. Raha addressed the commanders of the Air Force Units at Indian Air Headquarters at New Delhi. Apr 2, 2014
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Political candidates in Goa urge voters to exercise their franchise

Panaji, Apr 2 (ANI): In a bid to elevate awareness among people for greater participation in the democratic process, a non-governmental organization in coastal state of Goa organized a direct interaction between people and political candidates from different parties to encourage people to exercise their voting right. One of the organizers, Vijay Kumar Sullakar, said this was being organized keeping in mind the election date of April 12 in the state and it was an awareness drive among the voters. Apr 2, 2014
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Narendra Modi addresses rally in Koderma

Koderma, April 2 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed a rally in Koderma, Jharkhand. Modi said that India needs to strengthen its farmers, but Congress is not bothered about it. Apr 2, 2014
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Lalu Yadav flays out at BJP

Patna, Apr 2 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday lambasted the BJP by saying that the nation needs to be saved from the party. Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar and Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who used to be allies, will be conducting separate rallies in Nawada city on Wednesday. Lalu claimed that both Modi and Kumar continue to be friends. Apr 2, 2014
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Azam Khan calls Modi brother of a dogs pup, BJP reacts

New Delhi, Apr 2 (ANI): BJP leader Prakash Javadekar, on Wednesday slammed Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan who called BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi an elder brother of a dog’s pup. Javadekar said that by making such remarks the party is only exposing its desperation. He further said that the abuses made by such leaders on Modi will come back to them. Apr 2, 2014
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Omar Abdullah lashes out at Narendra Modi

Rajouri, April 2 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir chief Omar Abdullah has lashed out at the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, over his attitude towards Muslims. Addressing a gathering in Rajouri district of the province, Abdullah said BJP leaders divide society for votes. Apr 2, 2014