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Rahul Gandhi to file nomination from Amethi today

Amethi, April 12 (ANI): Preparations and celebrations are in full swing in Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh as Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to file his nomination from here for the parliamentary election on Saturday. People were seen dancing to the tunes of drums and are all geared and ready to welcome Rahul. Rahul will face Smriti Irani from the BJP and Kumar Vishwas from the Aam Aadmi Party who are also contesting from the same constituency. Apr 12, 2014
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Politicos react over Sanjaya Baru's controversial book

New Delhi/Noida, April 12 (ANI): Former Media Advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sanjaya Baru's book over Singh's accidental selection as a PM receives reactions from various political parties. Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said that Sanjay Baru is just trying to use the facts for commercial publicity of his book and Prime Minister's Office has already given its clarification over it. BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi remarked casually that there is nothing new in the fact that Prime Minister's post was with one person and power with another and everyone already knew it. Meanwhile, AAP leader Ashutosh stated that only elected people should be given the post of a Prime Minister not the selected ones like Singh. Apr 12, 2014
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Sonia never let Manmohan work autonomously: Shahid Siddiqui

New Delhi, April 12 (ANI): Commenting on Prime Minster Manmohan Singh's former media adviser Sanjay Baru's memoir, former SP leader Shahid Siddiqui on Saturday said that Baru's memoir has confirmed that Congress President Sonia Gandhi did not let Singh work autonomously in the government. He added that in this case, all the power rested with Gandhi and all the responsibilities with Singh. Siddiqui also said that the Congress president is solely responsible for destroying the UPA government and the financial situation of the country. Apr 12, 2014
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Will Congress talk over Amarinder's affidavit: BJP

New Delhi, April 12 (ANI): BJP leader Nirmala Sitaraman on Saturday slammed the Congress Party and its leader Capt Amarinder Singh. Sitaraman questioned that Rahul Gandhi had created a huge buzz about Narendra Modi mentioning his wife's name in the nomination affidavit but will Congress also talk about Amarinder Singh not mentioning details of his wife's foreign bank accounts in his affidavit. Apr 12, 2014
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EC bans public rallies by Azam Khan and Amit Shah

Lucknow/ Moradabad, April 12 (ANI): Election Commission (EC) of India banned SP leader Azam Khan and BJP General Secretary Amit Shah from addressing any public rallies after they made "highly inflammatory speeches" during election campaigns. Country's independent election body also ordered the authorities to register FIR against the two politicians and initiate criminal proceedings. Commenting on the notice issued to him, Khan said he exercised his freedom to speech. Meanwhile, SP leader Rajendra Chaudhary called the Commission's decision as unfortunate and said comparison cannot be made between the two leaders. Apr 12, 2014
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Amit Shah on Election Commission ban

New Delhi, April 12 (ANI): A day after the Election Commission banned BJP leader Amit Shah from addressing public meetings and rallies in Uttar Pradesh, Shah has said that he will send his reply and would request EC to review its decision. He claimed that he has an answer for the notice. Apr 12, 2014
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Narendra Modi addresses 3D rally in more than 100 locations

Jaipur/ Ahmedabad/ Bangalore, April 12 (ANI): BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, addressed people of the nation in more than 100 locations simultaneously through 3D holographic projection technology. Modi also said people have now lost faith in ruling Congress party. Modi said the aim of addressing these rallies is to provide a vision for good governance and development in the country. Modi had first used this technology during assembly polls of Gujarat in 2002 in order to spread his messages among the masses. Apr 12, 2014
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LS Polls 2014: Assam, Tripura, Sikkim and Goa begin voting

Goa/ Assam/ Tripura, April 12 (ANI): Voting in four states, namely Assam, Goa, Sikkim and Tripura began on Saturday, with voters casting ballots that would decide the fate of over 1.2 billion people. Polling began at 7am in four states for seven consituencies, namely three seats in Assam, two in Goa and one each in Sikkim and Tripura. Around 50 lakh voters will vote for 74 candidates in the four states. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who was amongst the early voters, pinned hopes on his party. In Goa, 19 candidates are in the fray for the North and South Goa constituencies, which will witness a single phased poll. While Assam has nearly 30 million eligible voters, Goa has over 1 million. Sikkim has a 362,326 electorate, of which 175,549 are women. As many as 1.13 million electorate are eligible to vote as 12 candidates battle it out for the Tripura East constituency. Apr 12, 2014
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Ukraine offers amnesty to pro-Russian militants

The embattled acting president of Ukraine promised on Thursday not to prosecute pro-Russian militants occupying government buildings in the east of the country if they laid down their arms and halted a four-day standoff. Duration: 00:44 Apr 12, 2014
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Putin pledges to fulfill European gas obligations

President Vladimir Putin said Moscow would fulfill its obligations to send natural gas to Europe but also said the United States had no business interfering in Russia's talks with Europe over Kiev's debt. Duration: 00:42 Apr 12, 2014
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Obama nominates new health secretary

President Barack Obama nominated budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Kathleen Sebelius as his new health secretary, seeking to capitalize on an enrollment surge to cement his signature health law. Duration: 01:01 Apr 12, 2014