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Almora police steps up security after Maoists threaten people to boycott polls

Almora, May 01 (ANI): Police in Almora city of Uttarakhand beefed up security and deployed additional forces after some Maoist forces pasted posters on walls threatening people to boycott ongoing parliamentary polls. The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Anant Ram Chauhan, said that a case has been registered against unknown persons for putting up posters and added that the police are on a look-out for the people involved. The messages written on posters called for a change in the system, mocked the democracy and called for a revolution. As Uttarakhand will go to polls in the eighth phase on May 07, hectic campaigning is currently underway in the parliamentary constituencies but the threat by Maoists through posters has set alarm bells ringing among the leaders. May 1, 2014
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Badalta Manzar (May 01, 2014): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

Baisakhi is one of the festivals which is celebrated across the country. In Jammu, too, it was celebrated with great enthusiasm. The biggest flood channel of the Kashmir valley has shrunk. For the last two decades, most water bodies in the valley have been shrinking due to encroachments and government negligence. People fear that this will have a negative impact on the region. The main roads in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district are in pathetic condition, making any vehicular movement extremely difficult. May 1, 2014
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Defence expert on Pakistans Army Chief calling Kashmir 'Jugular vein of Pakistan'

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Defence expert Bharat Verma on Thursday condemned Pakistan’s Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif’s statement that Kashmir is the "jugular vein" of Pakistan and the issue should be resolved in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris and in line with United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions for lasting peace in the region. May 1, 2014
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Pakistan army chief calls Kashmir 'jugular vein of Pakistan', politicos condemn

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Politicos on Thursday condemned Pakistan’s Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif’s statement that Kashmir is the "jugular vein" of Pakistan and the issue should be resolved in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris and in line with United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions for lasting peace in the region. May 1, 2014
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Politicos condemn Chennai train blasts

New Delhi, May 01 (ANI): Politicos across the party line on Thursday condemned the twin bomb blasts at the Chennai Central railway station in which one woman was killed and13 others were injured. The two bombs went off on Thursday in quick succession in two coaches of the Guwahati-Bangalore Express at the Chennai Central railway station. The National Investigation Agency, which usually looks into terror attacks, has sent representatives to collect and examine evidence. May 1, 2014
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Modi blames Congress for FIRs against him for poll code violation

Tirumala / New Delhi/ Ahmedabad, May 01 (ANI): BJP’s Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, blamed the Congress party for registration of a case against him for alleged violation of election rules. The Gujarat administration filed two FIRs against BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi on orders of the Election Commission (EC) after he delivered a politically charged speech and displayed his party's symbol, lotus, in violation of the poll code soon after exercising his franchise in Gandhinagar. A police complaint was also lodged against TV channels. Meanwhile, Union Law Minister, Kapil Sibal, asked the poll panel not to hand over the investigation to Gujarat police, as it was in favour of Modi. May 1, 2014
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Congress refers to World Bank report, hits back at BJP

New Delhi, May 01 (ANI): Congress hit back at main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party BJP, citing the World Bank report which enlisted India as third biggest economy in the world. According to a report released by World Bank on April 29, India displaced Japan to clinch the position of world’s third biggest economy in terms of purchasing power parity. Targeting BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his sharp attacks on Congress party and alleging weak economic policies and development fallouts during its terms, Congress leadership retorted back saying the World Bank report is an ‘answer’ to them. He added that party is not anticipating incumbency threat to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and clarified that he has attended maximum number of election campaigns. Ahmad reaffirmed that India has achieved the feat because of Singh’s efforts. May 1, 2014
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Leaders of Congress and BJP lash at each other for staggered growth and development

Chandoli /Rishikesh, May 1 (ANI): A mud slinging match between the senior leaders of Congress and the main opposition BJP resulted in the two parties blaming each other for the staggered growth and development of the country. Senior leaders of both parties took potshots at each other as Salman Khurshid (Congress) lashed at PM frontrunner Narendra Modi and Sushma Swaraj, (BJP leader) attacked the Congress governance, holding it responsible for the staggered growth and development of the country. Khurshid addressed a rally in Chamboli town where he claimed that the Modi stood exposed before the nations on account of his words and deeds. In Rishikesh, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, also addressed a rally and blamed the Congress rule in the country for the sorry state of affairs of the country. May 1, 2014
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Extremely unfortunate incident: TKS Elangovan on Bangalore-Guwahati Express blast

Chennai, May 01 (ANI): DMK leader TKS Elangovan on Thursday termed the blasts that took place between two coaches of the Bangalore-Guwahati Express train as unfortunate. One person, a woman passenger, was killed, and nine others were injured in the blasts. Police teams have arrived at the spot to conduct an investigation as to what caused the blast on the train that was about to leave the station. The railway station platform, has been cordoned off. May 1, 2014
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BJP warns Pakistan not to interfere in Indias internal matters

New Delhi, May 01 (ANI): BJP Spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi, warned Pakistan not to interfere and intervene in India’s internal matters, specially in the electoral politics of the country. Lekhi said that India is very clear about not interfering in internal matters of any other country. Earlier on Tuesday, Pakistan interior minister, Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan, had slammed BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi, over his statement on Dawood Ibrahim and had warned that Modi could become a major threat to regional peace and cooperation. Modi had recently claimed that he will bring back Dawood from Pakistan after coming to power. Meenakshi Lekhi ,asked Pakistan to issue a statement on Dawood’s whereabouts. May 1, 2014
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Railway Minister has expressed sorrow on Bangalore-Guwahati Express blast: Anil Saxena

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): One passenger died and nine others were injured in a bomb blast in Bangalore - Guwahati express train that was stationed off platform number nine at the Chennai Central Railway Station on Thursday. Speaking about the matter DG, Public Relations, Railway Board Anil Saxena said that Union Railway Minister has expressed sorrow over the matter. May 1, 2014