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Shazia Ilmi says she used 'communal' word in an ironic manner

More than 24 hours after a video clip showing AAP leader Shazia Ilmi exhorting Muslims to be "more communal" went viral, the party has not taken any action against her on Wednesday but just said her choice of words was wrong. WATCH VIDEO

Six things to know about Mumbai constituencies, candidates

Star candidates, high-profile politicians, two estranged cousins, a confident newcomer, raging controversies and a close contest — the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in Mumbai have all the elements for an action-packed thriller.

High stakes for BJP in Bihar's third phase of polls tomorrow

As Bihar goes to polls on Thursday for seven of its 40 Lok Sabha seats in the state's third phase of elections, the stakes are high for the BJP.

Anti-nuke icon most criminal of them all

Considering the record number of criminal cases against him, SP Udayakumar, the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the iconic Kanyakumari seat could be a notorious criminal. Only that he is no thug but India’s best-known anti-nuclear campaigner.

This 'fakir' from New Delhi is a crorepati

In his characteristic style, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal tried to strike a chord with the people of Varanasi on Wednesday. "I am a fakir," he told them repeatedly.

AAP leader Somnath Bharti beaten by alleged BJP supporters in Varanasi

Aam Aadmi Party leader and former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti was thrashed allegedly by BJP supporters during filming of a television show in Varanasi on Wednesday, news channel visuals showed. WATCH VIDEO

Notice to Azam Khan for abusing EC

Expressing deep concern for repeatedly violating the model code, the Election Commission on Wednesday sought explanation from Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for making objectionable remarks against the Constitutional body.

Indian gay student forced into arranged marriage granted asylum in Australia

A gay student, who fled India to escape his oppressive family and an arranged marriage, has been granted refugee status in Australia. The 25-year-old commerce graduate lives with his ­boyfriend in New South Wales (NSW).

States where most money is spent in conducting general elections

Maharashtra topped list with Rs. 155 crore in 2009; expenditure incurred by top five states comprise 50% of total election spend.

Varanasi may go the Modi way, but Kejriwal will give tough fight

Many Varanasi residents believe BJP's Narendra Modi is the solution to all their problems with his development agenda and PM nominee status, reports Darpan Singh.

ATS commandoes guard Kejriwal, only symbolic opposition by Modi supporters

Opposition to Arvind Kejriwal's road show, if any, was only symbolic. A handful of BJP supporters at Teliyabagh raised Modi slogans and waved traditional victory sign at Arvind Kejriwal as his vehicle passed through.

In Telangana heartland, people losing faith in mover and shaker of newest state

Telangana Rasthra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhara Rao is cherishing ambitions of becoming the first chief minister when the newest state comes into being.

Even after 2 years, Kokrajhar lives in shadow of violence

Nearly two years after deadly ethnic riots led to more than 100 deaths and displaced over 4.5 lakh people in Kokrajhar region of Assam, fear and tension prevails.

Aviation regulator allows in-flight use of mobiles, laptops on flight mode

'Please put your mobile phones on the flight mode'. Now on, you may hear an airhostess announcing this before your flight takes off instead of asking you to switch it off.

Gujarat model a big lie, BJP should clarify: Akhilesh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today alleged that BJP's Gujarat model was a "big lie", and that the party should clarify about it.
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