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HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014

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Congress targets to win at least 120 seats

Congress
Pitted against a strong anti-incumbency factor and an aggressive Narendra Modi, the Congress internal assessments have shown little hope of victory in the Lok Sabha poll. Instead, the party is now pulling out all its stops to get at least 120 seats.

Will not apologise: Azam, questions EC relief to Shah

Azam Khan
UP minister Azam Khan on Friday ruled out an apology for an alleged hate speech and questioned why the Election Commission had not lifted the ban on his campaigning like it did for BJP leader Amit Shah.

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Battle for 311 seats: Will it be a BJP coup or Cong miracle?

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Past the half-way mark, Elections 2014 now enters a politically-critical stage where the remaining four phases accounting for 311 seats will see polling in the most significant states with big players in the fray — their fates in the hands of 500 million voters.

NHRC orders Rs. 50,000-fine for delivery on roadside

NHRC
The NHRC on Wednesday asked the government of Rajasthan to pay Rs. 50,000 as monetary relief to a woman, who gave birth to a baby by the roadside in Bhilwara, after the medical staff at the Community Health Centre refused to admit her.

Gujarat has lowest farmer suicide rate: UK study

Narendra Modi
Reinforcing claims of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, a new study by researchers at the University of Cambridge and University College London reveals that the state has high levels of cash crops but lowest levels of farmer suicide rates in India.

Pawar’s ‘stop water’ threat exposes serious flaw in free and fair polling

Ajit Pawar
The all-round praise for the way the election commission is supervising the ongoing elections is well deserved. But a flaw that hasn’t come in for adequate public scrutiny is impinging on ‘free and fair’ conduct of polls.

Jagan’s YSR Cong says it’s open to working with Modi

Jaganmohan Reddy
YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy is not averse to doing business with BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi if the BJP forms the next government at the Centre.

Now, AAP's Kumar Vishwas cries threat to life, seeks FIR against Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi

Kumar Vishwas
There was high drama in Amethi when Aam Aadmi Party candidate Kumar Vishwas on Friday staged a sit-in at a police station demanding an FIR against his Congress rival Rahul Gandhi, his sister Priyanka and some of their party workers alleging threat to his life.

Sonia Gandhi has 3 foreign bank accounts: Swamy

Subramanian Swamy
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy said that Congress president Sonia Gandhi has three secret accounts in foreign banks and recently she had withdrawn $10 billion from a bank based in Vatican.

Waiting for legal view, CBI misses chance to lay hands on Shankaran

Shankaran
The CBI missed the 14-day deadline to appeal against a top UK court order rejecting its extradition request for former naval officer Ravi Shankaran, a key accused in the 2006 Navy war room leak case, since it kept waiting for a legal opinion that never came.

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BJP determined to block govt’s lokpal move, may go to prez

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The BJP is determined to block the Prime Minister’s Office’s controversial move to appoint the first lokpal before Manmohan Singh demits office next month and could complain to the President if the UPA ignores its objections.

6 charred to death as bus catches fire in MP

Accident
At least six persons including three children, were charred to death, while many others sustained burn injuries, when a bus carrying baratis caught fire after a high-tension electricity wire fell on it in Bhind late on Friday night.
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