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AAP's Somnath Bharti beaten by alleged BJP supporters in Varanasi

Somnath Bharti
Aam Aadmi Party leader and former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti was thrashed allegedly by BJP supporters during filming of a television show in Varanasi on Wednesday, news channel visuals showed.

Notice to Azam Khan for abusing EC

Azam Khan
Expressing deep concern for repeatedly violating the model code, the Election Commission on Wednesday sought explanation from Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for making objectionable remarks against the Constitutional body.

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Indian gay student forced into arranged marriage granted asylum in Australia

anti-Putin rally
A gay student, who fled India to escape his oppressive family and an arranged marriage, has been granted refugee status in Australia. The 25-year-old commerce graduate lives with his ­boyfriend in New South Wales (NSW).

Varanasi may go the Modi way, but Kejriwal will give tough fight

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal
Many Varanasi residents believe BJP's Narendra Modi is the solution to all their problems with his development agenda and PM nominee status, reports Darpan Singh.

In Telangana heartland, people losing faith in mover and shaker of newest state

KCR goes Anna way
Telangana Rasthra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhara Rao is cherishing ambitions of becoming the first chief minister when the newest state comes into being.

Aviation regulator allows in-flight use of mobiles, laptops on flight mode

Indian smartphone makers
'Please put your mobile phones on the flight mode'. Now on, you may hear an airhostess announcing this before your flight takes off instead of asking you to switch it off.

FIR against Ramdas Kadam for inflammatory speech

Ramdas Kadam
An FIR has been registered against Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam for allegedly giving an inflammatory speech during a political rally in Mumbai two days back, police said today.

States where most money is spent in conducting general elections

Maharashtra topped list with Rs. 155 crore in 2009; expenditure incurred by top five states comprise 50% of total election spend.

ATS commandoes guard Kejriwal, only symbolic opposition by Modi supporters

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal
Opposition to Arvind Kejriwal's road show, if any, was only symbolic. A handful of BJP supporters at Teliyabagh raised Modi slogans and waved traditional victory sign at Arvind Kejriwal as his vehicle passed through.

Fear rules strife-torn Kokrajhar?

Assam violence
Nearly two years after deadly ethnic riots led to more than 100 deaths and displaced over 4.5 lakh people in Kokrajhar region of Assam, fear and tension prevails.

Gujarat model a big lie, BJP should clarify: Akhilesh

Akhilesh Yadav
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today alleged that BJP's Gujarat model was a "big lie", and that the party should clarify about it.

Mumbai: St Xavier principal defends election advice after BJP protests

Narendra Modi, Hema Malini
The principal of St Xavier's College in Mumbai has courted a controversy after sending an advisory to his students which is critical of Narendra Modi's 'Gujarat Model' of development.
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