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  • Campaigning for 89 seats ends: Parties trade vicious personal attacks

    Campaigning for 89 seats ends: Parties trade vicious personal attacks

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    Even as the 2014 Lok Sabha elections inched a step closer to the finish line, with campaigning ending for Wednesday’s polling on 89 seats, political parties on Monday continued to trade personal attacks on one another’s leadership.The Congress questioned the alleged “close links” of…

  • BCCI recommends Ashwin for Arjuna Award

    BCCI recommends Ashwin for Arjuna Award

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    Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who won the Cricket Board's Polly Umrigar Trophy best player award in 2012-13 season, has been recommended by the BCCI for the Government's prestigious Arjuna Award this year."Yes, Ashwin has been recommended for the Arjuna Award before the April 30 deadline.…

  • Birthday boy Sachin Tendulkar casts his vote

    Birthday boy Sachin Tendulkar casts his vote

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    Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar who is celebrating his 41st birthday today, cast his vote along with wife Anjali around noon at a polling booth near their residence in suburban Bandra.The Bharat Ratna awardee, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP reached the Supari Taki…

  • Chennai pulls down the polling percentage in Tamil Nadu

    Chennai pulls down the polling percentage in Tamil Nadu

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    Chennai, April 24 (IANS) The poll turnout for the 2014 general elections in Tamil Nadu would have been slightly higher than 73 percent had only the voters of Chennai participated like their counterparts in other constituencies.Out of the three Lok Sabha constituencies in the…

  • BJP will ruin 'Bharatiyata', 'Hindustaniyat': Sonia Gandhi

    BJP will ruin 'Bharatiyata', 'Hindustaniyat': Sonia Gandhi

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    The BJP will ruin the essence of "Bharatiyata" and "Hindustaniyat", Congress president Sonia Gandhi said Monday, urging people to "chose the right path".In a video message posted on the Congress website, Gandhi said India was at a "crossroads" in this election."What are these…

  • The women in Narendra Modi’s life

    The women in Narendra Modi’s life

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    There are many ways to tell a man’s character. One of them is how he relates to women. In the normal course, what Narendra Modi does with women would be of no concern to us. He is, all said and done, just one more of…

  • EC can cancel polls in Bengal if Mamata defies order: Sources

    EC can cancel polls in Bengal if Mamata defies order: Sources

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    The general elections in West Bengal could be cancelled in the event of the chief minister Mamata Banerjee not transferring the officials.Lashing out at the Election Commission after it transferred eight West Bengal officials, Mamata Banerjee Monday refused to carry out the orders and…

  • Rasta roko: Raj Thackeray arrested

    Rasta roko: Raj Thackeray arrested

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    MNS chief Raj Thackeray was on Wednesday arrested at suburban Chembur here as the state-wide 'rasta roko' against toll plazas called by the party began with several protesters being taken into custody for disrupting traffic at many places across the state.Raj Thackeray, who left…

  • CNG prices to be cut by Rs 15, piped cooking gas by Rs 5

    CNG prices to be cut by Rs 15, piped cooking gas by Rs 5

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    CNG prices will be cut by about Rs 15 per kg and cooking gas piped to kitchens by about Rs 5 after government decided to supply cheaper domestic gas to fuel retailers in cities like Delhi and Ahmedabad.Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily said the…

  • Indian Supreme Court orders investigation into gang rape order

    Indian Supreme Court orders investigation into gang rape order

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    The Press Trust of India is reporting that the Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman allegedly attacked on the orders of a village council.The woman told police that Monday's attack in West Bengal came as punishment…

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