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HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

India

TDP, BJP may part ways over Naidu’s kin, ‘weak’ candidates

The TDP-BJP alliance, announced just 10 days ago, seems to have run into choppy waters over the BJP’s selection of candidates in Seemandhra.

Alleged killers, arsonists and rapist in the fray today

In the crucial fifth leg of the staggered elections, 16% candidates with shady criminal records will test their political fortunes. About 10% of them face serious charges, such as assault, arson or rape.

Mulayam slams EC for ban on Azam Khan speeches

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav condemned the Election Commission for banning election campaign speeches by Azam Khan, saying the poll watchdog was "taking impractical decisions sitting indoors".

Saradha scam: ED arrests Sudipta Sen's absconding wife, son

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday night arrested the wife and son of the alleged kingpin of the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam accused Sudipta Sen in a money laundering case.

Anna Hazare's office gets threat calls

The callers have been threatening Hazare with dire consequences if Nationalist Congress Party candidate Padamsinh Patil loses the coming Lok Sabha election from Osmanabad constituency.

We thought people would praise our decision to quit Delhi govt: Kejriwal

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said he committed a "mistake" of not consulting people before resigning as chief minister of Delhi. "I think we made a mistake on (the issue of) resignation. Resignation in principle was (however) right," Kejriwal said.

Mask your politics, make it clear

True Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal supporters never hide. They wear masks of their leaders and go around drumming up support for them. Here is our photo essay on supporters of various politicians wearing masks of their leaders.

Kejriwal vs Modi: AAP opens war room in Varanasi

The AAP on Wednesday opened its war room in Varanasi's Mahmoorganj area, opening up a new front in the high-profile battle between Arvind Kejriwal and Narendra Modi.

Jharkhand begins voting amid Maoist attack

Over 8.5 million voters across six constituencies are expected choose their pick among the 106 candidates in the fray.

Willing to defreeze Sahara accounts, says SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday did not give any relief to Subrata Roy, but said it was willing to defreeze the company’s bank accounts and allow it to sell properties to raise Rs. 10,000 crore, the amount fixed by the court for the Sahara chief’s release.

Mayawati seeks Punjab support to become PM

Attacking BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati asked voters to choose the BSP for a "balance of power" at the Centre.

Coal scam: CBI to quiz Parakh next week

CBI is set to question former coal secretary PC Parakh next week in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in the 2005 allocation of Odisha’s Talabira-2 coalfield to Hindalco.

Won’t be vindictive, says BJP's PM candidate Modi

The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, said on Wednesday that a government under him would not be “vindictive”. Hang me if I have committed crime, no apology: Modi

Court orders report on Modi ‘hiding’ facts

A local court in Amhedabad has ordered the city police to submit a report explaining the status of an application against BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on the charge of hiding facts under oath.

BJP, Cong for status quo in Delhi

Political adversaries in the general elections, Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have together countered Aam Aadmi Party’s plea to dissolve the assembly in Delhi, where President’s rule was enforced after Arvind Kejriwal’s government resigned within 49 days of taking power.

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