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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

India

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.

Sushma scraps poll rally after BJP workers fail to receive her

Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday cancelled an election meeting in a Madhya Pradesh town after no local party leader came to receive her at the helipad.

Happening in 2014 LS elections: Priyanka Gandhi hits headlines more than ever before

Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s daughter and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s sister, Priyanka Gandhi, has been unusually vocal, providing a new angle to the political discourse.

Transgender, transexual, transwomen: gender and identity explained

The SC on Tuesday recognised the country's transgender community as a third gender and, in a landmark judgment, called on the government to ensure their equal treatment. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about gender and some terms related to transgender.

Civil servants should honour the trust bestowed: former cabinet secy

Former cabinet secretary B K Chaturvedi has said that a retired  civil servant deciding to write a book is a healthy practice but this should be done while keeping  in mind the trust and the confidence that has been bestowed on him while in service.

The myths and reality of Muslim 'tactical voting'

Conventional political wisdom suggests that Muslims decide on their vote collectively and 'tactically', on the last day, and back the candidate best positioned to defeat the BJP. But is it true? And how does it work?

Noida's twin towers facing demolition sealed

The action came four days after the Allahabad high court order that directed demolition of twin towers, which were allegedly being built defying laid down building regulations and UP apartment act-2010 norms.

Priyanka cries betrayal, Varun Gandhi hits back

The war of words between Gandhis intensified on Tuesday, with Priyanka accusing estranged cousin Varun of “betraying the family” who hit back, saying he hadn’t crossed the “Lakshman rekha of decency” and his silence should not be read as a sign of weakness.

CBI should be under RTI Act: Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Delivering his keynote lecture to mark the CBI’s 50-year celebrations, former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who was the guest speaker, rebuked the agency for being the government’s alleged ‘department of dirty tricks’ instead of being honesty’s ally.

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