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Battle of votes: Margin, not victory, is the challenge for Sonia Gandhi, Narendra Modi

Sonia Gandhi, Narendra Modi
Their victories ensured — more or less, so to speak — the battle between Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and the BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi seems to have turned into a margin war. And beleaguered Congress may again outsmart challenger BJP.

Poll official found dead in Bihar

A polling official was found dead Wednesday on the banks of the Sone river near Sandesh Bazar in Bhojpur district. The body of Ramakant Singh, an employee of tubewell department at Ara, was recovered from the river bank this morning.

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Votes are in: NRIs need our help to vote

Vote-game: youth and politics
India has a 25 million strong diaspora. They have to be encouraged to be more involved with India by making the voting process easier, writes Noopur Tiwari.

Vote for Modi and lose all your farmland: Kerjiwal warns Varanasi villagers

Arvind Kejriwal
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday told villagers in Varanasi if they chose Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, they would suffer a two-pronged loss.

Narendra Modi ducks question on Gujarat riots, says Congress must account for its sins

BJP Narendra Modi
Sidestepping the question on apologising for the 2002 Gujarat riots, Narendra Modi on Tuesday night said the Congress should first account for their 'sins' before asking him to tender an apology.

Six die as bus catches fire in Karnataka

Police say at least six people were burned to death and another 12 seriously injured when a bus caught fire in Karnataka. Police official Srinivas Murthy says the injured in the accident early on Wednesday were hospitalised.

Modi to join rallies with Chandrababu in Telangana

BJP president  Rajnath Singh and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu
BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi will address at least four public meetings along with N Chandrababu Naidu whose TDP is an alliance partner of NDA in Telangana region on April 22.

Modi running away from giving an apology: Congress

Lashing out at Narendra Modi for sidestepping the issue of apologising for the 2002 Gujarat riots, Congress on Wednesday said that he is someone who "runs away" from giving an apology.

It’s Modi versus Mayawati, Mulayam in UP

Narendra Modi addressing a rally at Hiranagar in Jammu
Many believe the social base of forward and subaltern castes that have gone on a rebound to the BJP could fare well against Mayawati and Mulayam with their respective Muslim-Jatav, Muslim-Yadav vote bank.

In Cong war room, Priyanka gets assertive, drives strategy

Priyanka Gandhi
A more assertive, even aggressive, Priyanka is emerging. From strong words of advice to cousin Varun Gandhi to taking on BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi to deciding on the party’s overall campaign strategy, no major election-related decision is taken without keeping her in the loop.

Train derails in Assam, over 50 injured

Ten coaches of the 15666 BG Express derailed at Ajuri station near Morigaon in central Assam early Wednesday and over 50 passengers were injured, police said.

Being Sonia: India's most powerful person has an electoral mountain to climb

Sonia Gandhi
The challenge Sonia Gandhi faces now is purely political, and the toughest of her life. Inscrutable as ever, if she knows how the elections are going to turn out, she isn't showing any signs.
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