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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

India

UP govt will fall on its own after BJP win: Amit Shah

BJP’s Uttar Pradesh election in-charge Amit Shah on Saturday said Narendra Modi would file his papers for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on April 24 and, in the same breath, fired a broadside at the Congress for fielding former BJP legislator Ajay Rai against him.

Stopping Modi key to voting in Bihar's Muslim hub

Such is the Muslim opposition to Narendra Modi in the Seemanchal region, to defeat his candidate is the central issue for the community, irrespective of the party affiliation of the rival candidate best suited to achieve this goal.

You can't cross our bridge, Bihar villagers tell politicians

Residents of a village in Bihar's Darbhanga parliamentary constituency have barred elected representatives from using a bamboo bridge they have built through their own donations.

Sonia, Rahul decision makers; PM a facade: Modi

Narendra Modi hit out at Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi over the claims made in a book by the Prime Minister's former aide, saying the mother and son would have to pay the "price" for running the UPA government from behind the scene.

Tejpal seeks info on his prosecution expenses

Tarun Tejpal who has been chargesheeted for raping a junior colleague in Goa last year has sought information under RTI relating to the money spent on the entire exercise of investigating and prosecuting him in the case.

Gadkari starts row with 'casteism in Bihar DNA' remark, claims NDA will get more than 272 seats

Former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari on Saturday found himself caught up in a row after he opined that 'casteism and communalism were weaved into the DNA of politics in Bihar', while claiming that the NDA would achieve majority and form the government.

Rahul takes on Mamata over Saradha scam

After BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a dig at the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government over the Saradha scam, alleging the state administration was trying to shield the culprits.

AAP leaders skip court hearing again, get warning

The court told advocate Rahul Mehra, who appeared for Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Prashat Bhushan and Shazia Ilmi, that he should ensure the accused appear before him on the next date of hearing, or ‘coercive measures would be taken.’

One dead in Odisha post-poll violence, prohibitory orders clamped in Kendrapara district

Prohibitory orders were clamped on Saturday following the death of a person in post-poll violence and an assault on a block development officer by an irate mob for alleged poll malpractices in two separate incidents in Odisha's politically-volatile Kendrapara district.

Those opposing Modi will have to go to Pakistan, says BJP leader Giriraj Singh

Despite a spirited intervention by the EC – when it recently banned election speeches in UP by Amit Shah and SP strongman Azam Khan for divisive statements – hateful, intimidating and threatening poll rhetoric is showing no signs of ebbing. Poll: Should Giriraj Singh apologise for his statement?

17 kg gold stolen from India’s richest Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple vault

At least 17kg gold was pilfered from the vaults of the richest Hindu shrine of the country, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, a legal expert has told the Supreme Court and requested it to disband the trust currently running the temple's affairs.

No leadership vacancy for Priyanka: Tharoor

With Sonia and Rahul Gandhi at the top, Congress has 'no vacancy' for a leadership role, party leader Shashi Tharoor said on Saturday amidst speculation that Priyanka Gandhi could assume a bigger responsibility in the organisation.

No proof of Ajit Pawar threatening villagers: Police

The Pune rural police on Saturday said there was no concrete proof against deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar in a case pertaining to an alleged threat to 'cut off water supply' to Masalwadi village if the people there did not vote for cousin Supriya Sule.

More than one lakh Sri Lankan Tamil refugees live on low rations in dingy camps

The Sri Lankan Tamil issue is a powerfully emotive one in Tamil Nadu. However, over a lakh refugees in the state live on low rations in dingy camps, have no rights, and suffer from a lack of judicial redress, writes Paramita Ghosh.

TDP, BJP cadre say peace fragile, problems remain

Smiling for the cameras, leaders from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the BJP on Friday announced that the alliance was back on track. But on the ground, cadre and candidates from both parties admit that the tie-up is an uneasy one.
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