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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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India aims to expand nuclear energy generation capacity by 2032: PM

New Delhi, Apr 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday that the country aims to expand nuclear energy generation capacity to more than 62000 mega watt by 2032 with additional safety features and proliferation resistant technologies. Singh was addressing the audience on nuclear weapon free world at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) in New Delhi. The Prime Minister also said that there is no theme more important or for that matter politically more challenging to determine country's international security. He further added that the very first resolution of the first session of the United Nations General Assembly dealt with the issue of nuclear technology and the need to harness it for peaceful applications. Stressing on the need of reducing the importance of nuclear weapons, Prime Minister said it would require a combined effort by many nations. Apr 2, 2014
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Sonia Gandhi files her nomination from Rae Bareli

Rae Bareli, April 02 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday filed her nomination papers for 2014 general elections from Rae Bareli constituency of Uttar Pradesh. The three-time MP from the constituency was accompanied by her son and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi during the visit. The BJP has fielded Supreme Court senior lawyer, Ajay Aggarwal, from the seat. Apr 2, 2014
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Arunachal MP Sanjoy exposes dishonesty of Congress-turned BJP candidate Rijiju

Itanagar, April 02 (ANI): Sitting Arunachal Pradesh Member of Parliament and front running Indian National Congress (INC) Western parliamentary constituency candidate Takam Sanjoy has exposed both the dishonesty of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its Congress-turned-BJP opponent Kiren Rijiju. He also said that it was wrong on Rijiju’s part to state that Khandu, the people's chief minister, had apologized for defeating him fraudulently. This, he said, is another tactic to befool the masses. Pointing out that the Congress believes in value-based politics, Sanjoy urged Rijiju to reply to the queries and to allow people to scrutinise his statement for authenticity. It maybe recalled that on August 24, 2009, Rijiju joined the Congress Party after quitting as the BJP's national secretary. His joining the Congress was approved by AICC president Sonia Gandhi. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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