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HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014

India

After Jayalalithaa’s barb, Modi picks Muslim as speech translator

BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi had a Muslim woman functionary of the BJP to translate his speech in rallies in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, a day after AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa dubbed the BJP's election manifesto as 'anti-secular.'

Hema Malini, Jaya Prada and other star politicians' films banned on Doordarshan

Films of stars Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, Nagma, Smriti Irani and Jaaved Jaaferi, who are all contesting Lok Sabha elections, have been banned from being telecast on the national television channel Doordarshan, officials said Thursday.

Will Priyanka's Indira Gandhi avatar bring her into politics?

Has she finally grown out of the family pocket boroughs and is ready to take on the world outside? Her growing resemblance to grandma Indira Gandhi somewhat confirms the idea. 2014 polls a battle of two ideologies: Priyanka Gandhi

Odisha records 70% polling in second and last phase

The second and last phase of polling for 11 Lok Sabha constituencies and 77 assembly seats began peacefully on Thursday in Odisha. Polling started at 7 am and 70% turnout was recorded.

Robin Dhowan takes over as Indian Navy chief

Robin Dhowan took over as navy chief on Thursday, after the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) cleared his name.

A voter commits suicide outside polling station in Aonla

In a bizarre incident a voter Hari Singh (40) committed suicide outside a polling booth in Devchara town of Aonla Lok Sabha seat located in Bareilly district. The family members said upset over not being allowed to cast his vote Singh took the drastic step

Madurai man's indigenous borewell robot saves 3-year old

It was "borewell robot", an indigenous device developed by a Madurai-based social worker, that saved a 3-year old boy who fell into an abandoned borewell in a village in Tirunelveli in southern Tamil Nadu.

Amit Shah did not violate the model code: BJP

BJP on Thursday came out in defence of Amit Shah, saying Narendra Modi's close aide, who was censured by the Election Commission for controversial poll speeches, did not violate the Model Code of Conduct.

Maharashtra records 61.7% turnout, Shinde upbeat

Maharashtra registered 61.7% voter turnout in the second phase of the Lok Sabha polls in the state on Thursday.

Lok Sabha polls: 50% votes in, final surge likely in biggest phase

Lakhs of people forming serpentine queues across 121 constituencies in 12 states pushed the voting percentage towards 50 and above as polling entered the last leg of the fifth – and largest – phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.

Is the TDP-BJP alliance in trouble?

The Telegu Desam Party-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance, which was sealed only a few days back after prolonged discussions, appears to be under strain.

Alleged killers, arsonists and rapist in the fray today

In the crucial fifth leg of the staggered elections, 16% candidates with shady criminal records will test their political fortunes. About 10% of them face serious charges, such as assault, arson or rape.

Mulayam slams EC for ban on Azam Khan speeches

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav condemned the Election Commission for banning election campaign speeches by Azam Khan, saying the poll watchdog was "taking impractical decisions sitting indoors".

Saradha scam: ED arrests Sudipta Sen's absconding wife, son

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday night arrested the wife and son of the alleged kingpin of the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam accused Sudipta Sen in a money laundering case.

Anna Hazare's office gets threat calls

The callers have been threatening Hazare with dire consequences if Nationalist Congress Party candidate Padamsinh Patil loses the coming Lok Sabha election from Osmanabad constituency.
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