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Modi slams petty remarks of BJP’s ‘well-wishers’

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Denies sending emissary to Geelani, says will reach out to all, Muslim brothers included Breaking his silence on the controversial remarks of his party man Giriraj Singh and VHP leader Pravin Togadia, the BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi said such statements deviated focus of the campaign from the real issue…

Opp attacking Vadra for political gain: Priyanka

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | Pioneer News Service | Lucknow

‘Meaningless talk about my husband is painful’ With her family under fierce attack from the BJP, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday vowed to fight back with increased determination, claiming she was deeply hurt by a concerted attack on her husband Robert Vadra.Breaking her silence on the allegations about Robert Vadra’s “dubious”…

SC pulls up Centre for non-compliance in black money case

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | Abraham Thomas | New Delhi

In election season, this is sure to provide fodder to the Congress’ opponents. The Supreme Court on Tuesday came down hard on the Centre for failing to disclose details of Indians having black money in foreign banks and termed it a “gross contempt of court”. Acting tough, the court set…

BJP, Cong lay hate speeches at EC door

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday banned Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh from campaigning in Bihar and Jharkhand for his recent controversial remarks even as the BJP and the Congress traded charges on alleged “hate” speeches and petitioned the commission against each other. At the same time, AAP leader Shazia Ilmi…

IPL scam: SC asks Mudgal to take up probe

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

More skeletons could tumble out of the murky Indian Premier League. The Supreme Court has rejected the three-member panel proposed by the BCCI and is set to entrust Justice Mukul Mudgal yet again with the responsibility of further probe into match-fixing and betting allegations against 12 leading Indian cricketers. It…

We are family, say Mulayam, Manmohan & Rajnath!

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | Tavisi Srivastava | Lucknow

55-year-old Bharti has named his children after prominent political leaders. The eldest son is Mulayam Singh (23) and then there is Kalyan Singh (18), Giani Zail Singh (17), Rajnath Singh (15), Manmohan Singh (9) and Bal Thackeray, who is just five-years-old Shakespeare’s most commonly quoted dialogue from the play Romeo and…

Squatters seize Noida as officials go on poll duty

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | Anup Verma | Noida

Taking advantage of hectic schedule of district administration for the Lok Sabha elections in the Uttar Pradesh, squatters have encroached on large chunk of land belonging to Noida authority. In the last couple of weeks since the Model Code of Conduct was imposed, land grabbers have constructed homes, categorised colonies,…

Capt draws fire for shielding Tytler

Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | Monika Malik | Amritsar

BJP, SAD condemn Amarinder Singh’s clean chit to Cong leader in 1984 riots Nearly three decades after the anti-Sikh riots in Delhi and other parts of the country, a comment by former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Jagdish Tytler’s role has snowballed into a major controversy and has flared up…

Sikhs protest at Cong HQ

Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Taking umbrage at Amarinder Singh’s “clean chit” to Jagdish Tytler in the anti-Sikh riots of 1984, hundreds of Sikhs belonging to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) staged a protest outside Congress headquarters at 24, Akbar Road in New Delhi on Monday. The Delhi Police had erected barricades to prevent the protesters…

SC lifts ban on mining in Goa,sets yield limit

Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Interim order puts max production at 20 mn MT/year, takes note of 1.5 L jobs at stake The Supreme Court on Monday gave a go-ahead for iron ore mining in Goa and directed that under the fresh licences, to be issued by the State, the beneficiary mining companies will be entitled…

SOUND BITES

Narendra Modi will be India's best Prime Minister. Under his leadership, India will regain its pride of place.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister | Raman Singh

A lot of things are said about my husband. I feel pained at the kind of politics that has come to the fore.

Congress campaigner | Priyanka Vadra

When crores of Muslims get frightened by Narendra Modi's name, how can he make the country strong?

Bihar Chief Minister | Nitish Kumar
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