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HindustanTimes Wed,16 Apr 2014

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Roads washed in dry Bankura to protect Moon Moon Sen

The local panchayat authorities washed the metalled road winding through the village, to protect Moon Moon Sen and her daughters, from the dust, when women waited for long hours at roadside taps to get a bucket of water.

Amarinder, Jaitley keep tabs on each other

In the hotly-contested Amritsar seat, the Congress and Akali-BJP are busy playing spy games. As much time, if not more, is going into monitoring the daily campaign schedule of each other by both the main rival camps as planning their own.

What's Amit Shah doing to get BJP votes in UP

Beginning his innings with attacking the minority appeasement policies of the SP government, Amit Shah chose to move to picking on the BSP by sending 403 GPRS chariots in as many assembly segments, especially in the Dalit and OBC- dominated localities.

Modi’s headstart has Cong worried

A senior party functionary admitted that the Congress campaign has been slow compared to the BJP’s in general and Modi’s in particular in the first four phases that began on April 7.

Mumbai cops forced us to confess, claims Yasin

Accused in various terror cases spread across India, the co-founder of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar claimed before a special NIA court that the Maharashtra Police forced them to sign confessions that are now being used against them.

Cong decries Baru's book as 'mother of all plants'

The Congress on Tuesday called the PM’s former media advisor Sanjaya Baru’s book as 'mother of all plants', saying his account is 'baseless and riddled with contradictions' as he had no privileged access or inside knowledge.

How low can low be

Mulayam Singh Yadav’s atrocious rape remark followed by his Mumbai representative Abu Asim Azmi’s definition of Islam and women rightly enraged the country. But perhaps it was too late, writes Sunita Aron.

Cong, BJP spar over Rajnath's meeting with Muslim clerics

Congress and BJP on Tuesday sparred over Rajnath Singh's meeting with Muslim clerics in Lucknow with the ruling party accusing BJP of 'double-speak' and the opposition party hitting back.

New kid on the block: Misa Bharti gets ready for big fight

It may be her first election, but Misa Bharti, the daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad clearly has sharp political instincts.

Jharkhand workers get paid leave from Gujarat factories for poll days

Scores of workers have been granted leave by factory owners in Gujarat and Maharashtra on polling days, a phenomenon attributed to 'Modi wave'. Several workers from Jharkhand were returning to their workplaces after voting on April 10 in the third phase of the elections.

'Modi zaroori, Joshi majboori' posters in Kanpur

Murli Manohar Joshi is facing heat in Kanpur for "there is no Modi wave" statement he made in Hyderabad a few days ago. The hurt cadre calls him a "compulsion" and Modi a "necessity".

Admiral Dhowan tipped to be next navy chief

Vice Admiral Robin Dhowan is likely to be the new navy chief, with the defence ministry sending his name to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for final approval, a top official told HT.

As row simmers, Arun Jaitley shifts to new house

Amid ongoing row over purchase of a new house by Arun Jaitley in Amritsar, the veteran BJP leader and a contestant for Lok Sabha election from the holy city, on Tuesday shifted to his new residence.

Jaswant supports BJP rebel in Sikar constituency

Former union minister and expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh has announced support for Subhash Maharia who is contesting as an independent candidate from Sikar seat after being denied election ticket by the saffron party.

Kumar Vishwas files nomination papers from Amethi

Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Amethi Lok Sabha constituency Kumar Vishwas, who is pitted against incumbent Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and BJP's Smriti Irani, on Tuesday filed his nomination papers.
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