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SC rejects Sahara's house arrest plea; Subrata Roy to remain in Tihar

New Delhi, April 9 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to shift Sahara chief Subrata Roy to house arrest. The court was hearing a petition filed by Sahara chief seeking quashing of March 4 order sending him and two other top Sahara executives to jail. The next hearing is scheduled for April 16. Apr 9, 2014
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Azam Khan's Kargil remark demoralizing for the Army: BJP

Patna, April 9 (ANI): The BJP on Wednesday slammed Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for his remark on Kargil war. Azam Khan kicked up yet another political storm by saying that India won the Kargil War solely because of Muslim soldiers and no Hindu soldier was behind the victory. Reacting over this BJP leader Ravishankar Prasad said that such remarks are demoralizing for the Army. He said that soldiers who sacrificed their lives are being categorized based on religion just for votes, nothing can be more unfortunate than this. Apr 9, 2014
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Baby George enjoys royal play day in New Zealand

Britain's baby Prince George hosts his first ever official function -- maintaining a regal calm on a play date with a group of New Zealand toddlers, even as some of the others burst into tears. Duration: 00:32 Apr 9, 2014
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Indonesia vote to set governor on course for presidency

Indonesians go to the polls in parliamentary elections expected to boost the main opposition and move their popular presidential candidate, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, a step closer to becoming the country's next leader. Duration: 01:23 Apr 9, 2014
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Modi files nomination from Vadodara

Vadodara, April 09 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday filed his nomination papers from Vadodara in Gujarat. Wearing a saffron jacket Modi waved to thousands of cheering supporters on his way to the office of the collector to file his papers. He is also contesting the elections from the Varanasi seat in Uttar Pradesh, where he is pitted against Congress' Ajai Rai and AAP's Arvind Kejriwal. Playing on his tea vendor background, the BJP's Vadodara unit has chosen a tea vendor as one of the five proposers for his nomination. After filing his nomination papers, Modi said that Vadodara has been his Karmabhoomi. He used to stay there for years and now he will get a chance to serve the place. Apr 9, 2014
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Indias hash-tag generation to call the decisive shots in elections

New Delhi/ Haryana/ Assam, April 9 (ANI): India is going to witness 100 million first-time voters, a number larger than the combined population of Spain and South Africa, who say they will vote for a party that believes in development, education and job creation instead of the politics of caste and religion. This election will see the largest number of youth casting their ballot, making them the deciding factor in shaping the future of the world’s biggest democracy. Several youngsters say this time they are excited to be part of the political process and believe that they can make a change in the way politics is done in the country. Apr 9, 2014
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Rajnath Singh mocks rival political parties for offering support to Narendra Modi

Pune, April 9 (ANI): Criticizing MNS without referring to the party directly, BJP national president Rajnath Singh on Tuesday demanded to know why the rival political parties were so anxious to lend support to its prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi. Singh was addressing a gathering in Pune where he mocked at those political parties that claimed to lend support to Modi without being asked. Apr 9, 2014
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Indian Security forces meet to ensure peaceful general elections

Bihar/ Jammu and Kashmir, April 9 (ANI): Beefing up security ahead of general elections, the security forces met in the sensitive constituencies of the political hotbeds of Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar to ensure safe and peaceful polls. The high level security meeting held in Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir district discussed the security issues where the Inspector General of Police Rajesh Kumar clarified on the detailed duties assigned to the officials. On the other hand, security has been tightened in the Maoist hotbed of Bihar. Amid Maoist threat looming large, Gaya constituency is scheduled to go to polls on April 10. Senior superintendent of police, Gaya district in Bihar, Nishant Kumar Tiwari said that additional 18,000 forces have been deployed in the constituency to ensure peaceful polls. Apr 9, 2014
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Kejriwal meets auto driver who slapped him, receives apology

New Delhi, April 9 (ANI): AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met the auto driver Lali who had slapped him yesterday. The auto driver apologized to Kejriwal for his misbehaviour. Lali also said that he considers Kejriwal as God and he hit him because he thought he should not have resigned. Apr 9, 2014
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Azam Khan says Muslims, not Hindus won Kargil war, Politicos react

New Delhi/ Lucknow, April 9 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's controversial statement that Muslims, not Hindus won the Kargil war has invited reactions from various eminent leaders. Former SP leader Shahid Siddiqui said that such statements tend to divide the people on basis of religion and this should be rejected. Meanwhile, senior Muslim cleric Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi also condemned Azam Khan's statement saying that army should be kept away from politics. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi too slammed Khan and said that he is against such remarks. Congress Secretary KC Mittal also criticized the statement and requested everyone to maintain law and order during election time. Apr 9, 2014
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Mamata accepts EC order to transfer officials

New Delhi, April 9 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has accepted the Election Commission of India's (ECI's) order to transfer five Superintendents of Police (SPs) and a district magistrate. Banerjee's climbdown came after the poll panel rejected the state government's plea to revisit its decision on the transfer and gave a deadline of 10 a.m. Wednesday for it to comply with its orders. Banerjee called a press conference on Tuesday to announce her decision to agree to the transfers, but not the replacements decided by the poll panel. The officials whose transfer was ordered by the EC included superintendents of police (SPs) in West Midnapore, Bardhman, Birbhum, Malda and North 24 Parganas. Apr 9, 2014
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Lot of things scare me now: Amitabh Bachchan

New Delhi, April 9 (ANI): Megastar Amitabh Bachchan who was in New Delhi to promote his upcoming film Bhoothnath Returns says that there are a lot of things which scares him now.Well all we can say is that the film which has you in the lead will definitely fair well in the box-office Mr. Bachchan! Produced by T-Series and BR Films, Bhootnath Returns is an entertaining tale of good against evil, weak against powerful, past against future and is set to hit the theaters on 11th April. Apr 9, 2014
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Narendra Modi to file nomination from Vadodara

Vadodara, April 9 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will file his nomination from the Vadodara Lok Sabha constituency on Wednesday. Modi will arrive at the district collectorate's office to file his nomination papers after holding a roadshow. Thousands of police personnel have been deployed along the four-kilometre-route through which his cavalcade is passing through. Modi is also contesting from the Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Vadodara is considered a BJP stronghold with the party winning the seat by almost 1.5 lakh seats in 2008. Six of the seven assembly segments in the constituency are held by the BJP while the remaining seat is held by an independent, who is now in the BJP fold. Apr 9, 2014