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Amit Shah promises to behave, EC allows him to campaign

The election commission on Thursday allowed Amit Shah to resume his campaign in Uttar Pradesh after the BJP leader told the commission he would not use derogatory or abusive language.

At exit gate, UPA government tries to sneak in lokpal

Barely a month away from completing its term, the UPA government is trying to push through the appointment of India’s first ever lokpal — a corruption watchdog to probe allegations against public officers in high places.

It’s war, but Rahul Gandhi’s young army missing

In May 2012, the Youth Congress boasted of being the only organisation in the world to have more than 1.3 crore members. Two years later, when Congress desperately needs this youth wing, it has gone missing.

Cong digs out Uma Bharti CD to vilify Narendra Modi

The Congress on Thursday released an old clipping that shows Bharataiya Janata Party leader Uma Bharti calling the outfit’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi ‘vinash purush’ (a man who causes destruction).

Kejriwal mobbed, cops disperse protestors

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday faced protest by people shouting slogans in favour of Narendra Modi in Varanasi, prompting police to use force to disperse the crowd.

Spitfire Mayawati keeps her calm, speaks no evil

The provocative slogans that one associated the BSP with are missing, perhaps indicative of the inclusive politics Mayawati adopted in the 2007 assembly polls.

BJP creeping up on Mamata, expects 10 seats

From red to green to saffron — Bengal’s political journey will look colourful if the BJP manages to push its vote share from a measly 6% in 2009 to more than 15% this time, as is being claimed by its leaders.

FIR against Misa Bharti for 'disturbing poll process'

An FIR was lodged against Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) nominee for the Pataliputra Lok Sabha seat, on Thursday after an election official accused her of pushing him and disturbing the polling process.

Modi mounts assault on Dravidian parties

Modi is the first political leader posing a serious challenge to the two Dravidian parties in four decades since the Congress was edged out of power in the state in 1967.

SP leader Mulayam Singh dreams of PM post

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav claimed that third front would form the government at the Centre, with SP as its largest component, and said he would stake claim for the Prime Minister’s post.

Train deviates 700km, arrives 26 hrs late

Exhausted passengers of the Okha-Ernakulam Express train finally reached their destination, Ernakulam on Wednesday evening, 26 hours later than the scheduled arrival time.

Edward Snowden is surprise guest on Putin phone-in

Edward Snowden, the fugitive former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of US intelligence eavesdropping, made a surprise appearance on a TV phone-in hosted by Vladimir Putin on Thursday, asking the Russian president if his country also tapped the communications of millions.  

Anger boils over in search for missing S Korea ferry

Worsening weather fuelled the sombre mood, with persistent rain and choppy seas hindering dive teams already struggling with low visibility and strong currents.

Top Admiral seeks early retirement after Dhowan takes over as navy chief

Hours after the government announced Admiral Robin Dhowan as the new navy chief, Western Naval Command chief Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha on Thursday applied for voluntary retirement after being passed over for the top job.

Kejriwal faces fresh poster attack; parties indulge in potshots

Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday faced a fresh round of attacks through posters, which wished for his "speedy recovery" along with prayers to give him a "sound mind". Kejriwal vs Modi: AAP opens war room in Varanasi
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