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My coming to Varanasi is like a child going to his mother, says Modi after filing nomination

After a show of strength on the streets of Varanasi, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday filed his nomination papers for one of the most keenly watched contests in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels, Putin warns of consequences

Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday, as Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of "consequences" if Kiev used the army against its own people.

'Fakir' from New Delhi AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal 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.

Live: Mumbai crosses 2009 mark, records 53% voter turnout

Mumbai North saw the highest polling percentage at 52.67, while Mumbai South recorded 54%. From big fights to controversies: six things to know about Mumbai polls

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.

Phase 6: Criminal cases against 15% candidates

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.

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.

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".

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.

What's in a name, Presidents Abe and Obama?

Japanese Shinzo Abe may have hoped to demonstrate his personal ties with Barack Obama during his state visit to Tokyo - but if how they addressed each other in public was any gauge, the effort fell a little short.

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone rejects bribery charges

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has rejected accusations of bribery as his trial opened in Germany - telling a Munich court that the German banker at the center of the case didn't tell the truth.

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.

Parents seek autopsies of S Korea ferry victims

Parents of the victims of S Korea's ferry disaster are pushing for autopsies that might show their children were alive inside the submerged vessel and only died because the emergency response was so slow.

Ukraine: Shooting, violence in Slavyansk town

Shooting was heard and a rebel roadblock was in flames in the insurgent-held flashpoint Ukrainian town of Slavyansk on Thursday, an AFP journalist there said.

Ambani's daughter Isha set for big RIL role?

Isha Ambani, the 22-year-old daughter of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, who has been working as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. in the US since May last year, is likely to play a larger role in the group's consumer-facing businesses.
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