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  • SC Saradha order a personal political defeat for Mamata: Cong

    Kolkata: Welcoming the Supreme Court order directing CBI to probe the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, the Congress today described it as a “personal political defeat” of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee while the BJP said that the TMC stood “badly exposed”.

  • Gurudas Kamat files defamation suit against newspaper

    Mumbai: Congress leader and former Union Minister Gurudas Kamat today filed a civil defamation suit in the Bombay High Court seeking damages of Rs 50 crore from the local Marathi daily `Vruttmanas’.

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    BJP refuses to buy EC view on denial of nod for Modi rally

    New Delhi: BJP did not buy the Election Commission’s plea that Narendra Modi was not given permission to hold a rally in Varanasi on security concerns and said had EC taken immediate action at its level it could have saved such a situation.

  • Ramdev faces Rs 1,000 cr defamation suit for remark on Rahul

    Ahmedabad: An NGO here has filed a civil defamation suit against yoga guru Baba Ramdev, seeking damages of Rs 1,000 crore, for making an anti-Dalit remark while taking a dig at the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

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    We will take a decision on Rahul issue: EC

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) today said it is taking a decision on reports that Rahul Gandhi, a candidate from Amethi, had violated rules by going to the polling area inside some booths in theconstituency during balloting on May 7 and “not trying to avoid” it.

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    Yemeni defence minister escapes Al Qaeda attack

    Sanaa: Yemen’s defense minister escaped an attack by suspected gunmen of the Yemen-based Al Qaeda branch in the country’s southern province of Abyan Friday afternoon, security officials and witnesses said.

  • 10,225 villages declared scarcity-hit in Rajasthan

    Jaipur: The Government of Rajasthan has declared 10,255 villages in 17 districts as scarcity-hit following insufficient rainfall and other natural calamities, an official said today.

  • Voting

    Poll timing reduced in five assembly segments of two LS seats

    Patna: The Election Commission (EC) has reduced poll timings by two hours in five assembly segments spread over two parliamentary constituencies in Bihar over perceived Maoist threat during the sixth and final phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state on May 12.

  • Prisoners want phone in jails; govt says Thane, Taloja have it

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Government has informed the Bombay High Court that it had started on an experimental basis telephone facility in some jails for the prisoners so that they can talk to relatives in emergency or if they fell sick.

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    Mullaperiyar Dam storage to increase under new government

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalaltihaa Friday expressed her doubts about the centre setting up a committee to supervise increasing the Mullaperiyar Dam storage level and added the new government will take necessary action.

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    Hearts filled with hatred can’t rule the country: Sonia

    Maharajganj (UP): Attacking Narendra Modi for his repeated assertions that he knew about living in poverty unlike her, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh too saw hardships during his childhood, but someone whose heart is “filled with hatred” cannot run the country.

  • Elaborate security measures for final phase of polls in Bihar

     Bihar: Amid Maoists’ threats, elaborate security arrangements are being made to ensure free and fair polls during the sixth and final phase of Lok Sabha elections in the six parliamentary constituencies in Bihar on May 12.

  • Syria declares Old Homs City rebel-free

    Damascus: Governor Talal al-Barazi Friday declared the Old City of Homs in Syria “secure” and “free of arms and gunmen”, media reported.

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    I would have sent Modi to jail had I been in Delhi: Mamata

    Berhampore (WB): Mamata Banerjee today attacked the Congress alleging it was ‘cocooned in fear’ and did not have the guts to act against the BJP and said had she been in Delhi she would have sent Narendra Modi to jail.