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HindustanTimes Fri,25 Apr 2014

India

Jharkhand police raid BJP leader Giriraj's house

Jharkhand Police on Thursday raided the house of Giriraj Singh in Barahiya in Bihar's Lakhisarai district, but the BJP leader was nowhere to be found, an officer said.

No Modi wave in country, says PM Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday dismissed that there was any Modi wave in the country and said it was a creation of the media. He also urged all citizens to participate in the democratic process and cast their vote.

Beni Prasad gets EC notice for model code violation

Taking cognizance of their alleged controversial remarks against Narendra Modi and Azam Khan respectively in election speeches, the EC on Thursday issued show cause notice to Union minister Beni Prasad Verma and BJP leader Vinay Katiyar for prima facie violating the Model Code of Conduct.

YSRC MLA Shobha Nagi Reddy dies in road accident

YSR Congress party candidate B Shobha Nagi Reddy, who was seeking a re-election from Allagadda constituency in Andhra Pradesh in the upcoming assembly polls, on Thursday succumbed to her injuries sustained in a road accident in Kurnool district.

Giriraj Singh files application for anticipatory bail

Facing imminent arrest for his alleged hate speech, BJP leader Giriraj Singh on Thursday applied for anticipatory bail in the district court in Patna hours after a joint team of Bihar and Jharkhand police raided his house to arrest him.

Gujarat: Modi only worried about chair, says Sonia

Sonia Gandhi on took on Narendra Modi in his bastion questioning his Gujarat development model and asking voters not to elect the forces whose ideology hinges on "hardline" thinking and "hatred".

India’s June-Sept monsoon likely to be weak: Govt

India’s June-September monsoon will likely be weak, the India Meteorological Department said in its official forecast Thursday. It put the odds of an El Nino, a weather pattern that puts India and Australia at higher risks of a drought, at 60%, in line with some global projections.

Kejriwal lashes out at BJP for attack on Bharti

Arvind Kejriwal today lashed out at Narendra Modi over the attack on Somnath Bharti, questioning if the Gujarat model was about "threatening" people and demanded immediate intervention of the EC to ensure free and fair polls.

BJP sniffs major poll gains in West Bengal

The BJP seems to be sniffing enough gains in West Bengal, a state where it has been a less than marginal player, to send its prime ministerial candidate to visit the state for a third time for campaigning.

Mumbai betters 2009 turnout, registers 53% polling

After a sluggish start, polling picked up in Mumbai in the post-lunch session on Thursday, as the city recorded an estimated voter turnout of 52.67%. From big fights to controversies: six things to know about Mumbai polls

Modi blogs his action plan for Varanasi

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday filed his nomination from Varanasi and said the city should become spiritual capital of world.

TN records 73% voter turnout across 39 seats

There was 73% voter turnout in Tamil Nadu on Thursday across 39 Lok Sabha seats and the lone seat in the union territory (UT) of Puducherry, according to official EC figures.

Voters trickle in Kashmir's Anantnag, 16% voting till 1pm

Voting picked up in Anantnag and Kulgam districts of Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday where 26.11 and 22.48% votes were cast till 1pm as voters turned up slowly at polling booths, election officials said.

Bengal, TN lead the way in 6th phase; Sachin prods, Mumbai bats in final overs

Led by enthusiastic voters in West Bengal, Assam and Tamil Nadu, 11 states voted with gusto on Thursday, bettering 2009 figures in a heart-warming show of democracy at work in 117 constituencies during the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha polls.

Bihar betters 2009 poll tally, records over 59% turnout

A surge in voter turnouts was recorded in seven Lok Sabha seats in northeast Bihar as 59.43% electors cast their ballot during Thursday’s round.
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