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HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

India

Those not voting should be barred from polls: Advani

BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday batted for the introduction of compulsory voting in the country and said those failing to exercise their right to franchise should be barred from voting in future.

Kejriwal heckled by women protesters in Amethi

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal and his supporters were on Sunday heckled by a group of women protesters during a road show in Ayodhyanagar in Amethi.

Millionaire Soren still gets alms from voters

Four decades ago, in the early 1970s, when Sibu Soren, 70, resolved to fight against oppression of moneylenders, the Santhali tribesmen in Santhal Parganas (now it's a cluster of five districts in north Jharkhand) used to greet him with Re 1 as contribution and a bowl of rice with love.

Keep TVs switched off till Thursday: Cong tells voters

Apparently wary of BJP'sadvertisement blitz, Congress general secretary CP Joshi on Sunday asked voters to keep their televisions switched off till April 24, when election will held in remaining five seats in Rajasthan.

Mayawati befooling people: Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday charged BSP supremo Mayawati with befooling people by saying no development work was done during SP regime in the state.

Rahul: Modi would have ousted Vajpayee like Jaswant, Advani

Sharpening his attack on Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the BJP leader would have "ousted" even Atal Bihari Vajpayee like party veterans Jaswant Singh and L K Advani had the former PM continued being in public life.

Sonia, Rahul cheating youths: Modi

Narendra Modi on Sunday accused Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi of cheating youths by promising them jobs and asked the young voters to remove the "mother and son" UPA government from the Centre.

'Kejriwal should start a centre for street theatre'

Amar Singh has been a Rajya Sabha MP for the past 18 years, but the 58-year-old will now contest the Lok Sabha elections for the first time. He talks to HT about his political journey and relationship with SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Banking on alliances and Modi, BJP aims big in south

The outreach in three southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka has seen Modi addressing people in the local languages. He also held several rallies in these states over the past eight months, giving a new impetus.

FIR filed against Giriraj Singh, Gadkari, other BJP leaders

An FIR was filed on Sunday against Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh, former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari and some other party leaders following a controversial remark by Singh that the Centre gave subsidy to those who exported beef and taxed those who reared cows.

Onscreen ‘bahu’ plays real-time ‘family’ drama in Amethi rally

A day after Sonia's emotional speech that "I gave my son to Amethi in 2004", the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from the traditional Congress stronghold used gripping narratives to tell the people of the constituency that Rahul had failed to do enough.

Giriraj Singh ticked off by BJP; Beni calls Modi 'murderer'

The day BJP found itself on a back-foot after its leader Giriraj Singh remarks asking critics of Modi to leave India for Pakistan, steel minister Beni Prasad Verma provided ammunition to the saffron party to hit back.

Bangalore-bound Malaysian plane MH192 turns back, lands safely

A Bangalore-bound Malaysia Airlines flight (MH192), carrying 166 people on board turned back shortly after take off on Sunday night, due to problem in its landing gear. The flight landed safely at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Modi emissary row: Geelani not lying, says doctor

Facing an onslaught from the mainstream separatist parties over his statement that he had recently met two Kashmiri Pandits who came on Narendra Modi's behalf, Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has gained support from an unlikely quarter.

Seemanchal puts Narendra Modi wave to test

This is BJP's 'final push' in a challenging contest in Bihar's northeastern belt, where seven seats go to polls on April 24. For the NDA to achieve its goal of bagging 25 of 40 seats in the state, this belt is crucial for the BJP.
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