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HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014

India

In Cong war room, Priyanka gets assertive, drives strategy

A more assertive, even aggressive, Priyanka is emerging. From strong words of advice to cousin Varun Gandhi to taking on BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi to deciding on the party’s overall campaign strategy, no major election-related decision is taken without keeping her in the loop.

Six die as bus catches fire in Karnataka

Police say at least six people were burned to death and another 12 seriously injured when a bus caught fire in Karnataka. Police official Srinivas Murthy says the injured in the accident early on Wednesday were hospitalised.

Train derails in Assam, over 50 injured

Ten coaches of the 15666 BG Express derailed at Ajuri station near Morigaon in central Assam early Wednesday and over 50 passengers were injured, police said.

Modi to join rallies with Chandrababu in Telangana

BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi will address at least four public meetings along with N Chandrababu Naidu whose TDP is an alliance partner of NDA in Telangana region on April 22.

Being Sonia: India's most powerful person has an electoral mountain to climb

The challenge Sonia Gandhi faces now is purely political, and the toughest of her life. Inscrutable as ever, if she knows how the elections are going to turn out, she isn't showing any signs.

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.
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