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HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

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Siding with Alagiri will be suicidal for the DMK cadre

MK Alagiri
In a state where staying in power is the only route to stay alive. After three years of Jayalalithaa’s rule, the DMK cadres see little sense in Alagiri’s call to defeat his parent party.

Solar lights most sought-after poll-time freebies

A solar panel
Renewable energy may have missed the agenda of political parties but solar lights have caught the imagination of candidates as well as election officers.

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No leads, probe into 7 'Hindu terror' cases stuck

Samjhauta blast
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into alleged right-wing Hindu terror strikes has hit a dead end with the anti-terror agency struggling to find credible evidence to unveil the masterminds.

Sonia, Rahul ignored Amethi: Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal made no bones about mocking Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi and the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi while campaigning in Amethi for Kumar Vishwas.

Osama 'lookalike' to fight Narendra Modi in Varanasi

Meraj Khalid Noor
Meraj Khalid Noor, 'lookalike' of slain al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden has announced his decision to enter the fray from the temple town to what he claims, is to check "communal forces" spreading its tentacles in the country.

Fatal Facebook love: deluded young man kills self and mother of three

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A youngster shot a woman dead after befriending her on social networking website Facebook without knowing that she was married and was also a mother of three children.

Why not to get married around election time

bride
When the Kabilans and Prasads started planning Harish and Archa’s wedding seven months ago for April 18, they factored in a thousand little things but forgot all about the biggest hurdle of all — the 2014 general elections.

Training period for IAS officers may be reduced

UPSC
In its first attempt to overhaul the structure of training for the country’s premier civil service, a committee has asked the government to slash the duration down to 75 weeks. This would give young trainee officers more time to learn on the job.

Slow starter in TN, AAP may still change the game

Aam Aadmi Party logo, AAP
This time, elections in Tamil Nadu, will be different from just being a AIADMK-DMK fight. While the Congress is going alone in the state, the BJP has cobbled up a five-party alliance of regional parties. The entry of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has made it a five-corner contest in many seats.

First Aadhaar card owner struggles for a living

She got the country's first Aadhaar card. But after around four years, Ranjana Sonawane is disillusioned. "We have no money. No jobs. Just a card," she says. "How will I eke out a living with a card?"

Modi on Sonia's speech: How can Rahul lead country when he cannot handle Amethi?

Combo photo of Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi.
The BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday ridiculed Congress president Sonia Gandhi's speech in Amethi, in which she asked people to ensure victory for her son and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

'Modi' means 'Man Of Damage to India': Singhvi

Abhishek Manu Singhvi
Giving all credit to Gujarati people for the state's development, Congress national spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi no Sunday criticised Narendra Modi for taking all the credit and hiding crucial information from people.
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