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HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

India

Politics through clergy: Flip side of avoidable spectacle

There are two ways of looking at Rajnath Singh’s call on Shia clerics in Uttar Pradesh and Sonia Gandhi’s poll-time engagement with the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid.

Chopper-hopping Jairam loses ground in Jharkhand

The choice looks easy between Chitrasen Sinku – backed by Ramesh’s push for Rs. 250-crore-a-year Saranda Development Plan to build roads and houses in the villages and distribute cycles and solar lights among the people – and independent Geeta Koda shouldering her husband’s legacy of scams.

Dry Gujarat high on liquor this election

The state governed by BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has recorded third-highest seizure of liquor among all states and union territories, the Election Commission disclosed on Thursday.

UP Police arrest 13 for Muzaffarnagar riots

At least 13 people were arrested for their role in the Muzaffarnagar riots, after the Supreme Court directed the Uttar Pradesh government to expedite the process of bringing the accused to justice, police said on Thursday.

Kejriwal faces fresh poster attack; parties indulge in potshots

Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday faced a fresh round of attacks through posters, which wished for his "speedy recovery" along with prayers to give him a "sound mind". Kejriwal vs Modi: AAP opens war room in Varanasi

FIR against Misa Bharti for 'disturbing poll process'

An FIR was lodged against Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) nominee for the Pataliputra Lok Sabha seat, on Thursday after an election official accused her of pushing him and disturbing the polling process.

Don't talk about cash here, Ramdev to BJP nominee

Yoga guru Ramdev faced embarrassment when, at a press conference, he didn't let BJP candidate Mahant Chandnath Yogi speak about the 'difficulty in getting money for electioneering'. A microphone that was on gave him away.

LS polls: HT readers tell us what changes they want to bring about by voting

As voters waited for their turn to cast ballots, in the biggest display of democracy in the world, we asked them what changes they want to see in the country through their votes. Take a look at some of the best responses.

Modi 'encounter minister', a 'compulsive liar': PC

The BJP’s PM nominee and finance minister P Chidambaram began a fresh round of verbal duel on a day the biggest phase of the Lok Sabha elections were held.

Rahul's security gets notice for his car top ride

The Special Protection Group (SPG) has been asked to explain whether it violated the motor vehicles act when the Congress leader sat atop one of its vehicle during a road show in Gwalior on April 10.

Jaswant Singh complains to EC, suspects fake voting

Jaswant Singh has submitted a complain to the Election Commission of India while levelling serious charges of poll rigging against the Raje.

Bangalore: AAP alleges assault on its workers by Cong supporters

AAP on Thursday alleged that four of its workers were assaulted by supporters of Karnataka minister D K Shivakumar during voting near Ramanagar in Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha constituency, where his brother is the Congress candidate.

Voter turnout touches 63% in UP, polling peaceful

A voter turnout of 63% was recorded in the 11 Lok Sabha constituencies of western Uttar Pradesh and Rohilkhand (Bareilly division) in the second phase of Lok Sabha election on Thursday.

What’s in a name? They’re all Kejriwals

While every political party is deriding Aam Aadmi Party chief as a 'deserter of Delhi', he is nearly deified in this small settlement, where people believe only he can rid the country of corruption.

74% turnout, Irom not allowed to vote in Manipur

Around 74 percent of the 874,000 voters cast their ballot Thursday for the second Lok Sabha seat in Manipur, officials said. Around 874,000 voters, including 448,000 women, were eligible to vote at 1,406 polling stations.
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