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Mulayam no hero for Mainpuri's young

By Puja Awasthi,

Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh) : Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is no longer a hero for the young in Mainpuri, the constituency which sent him to parliament seven times.

Naziya Parveen, 25, a primary school teacher in Bhongaon, told IANS: "Mulayam is definitely not a hero for us."

Ironically, Yadav's falling reputation among the young stems from acts aimed at helping them.

In 1991, the state's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government had pushed through a law that made cheating a non-bailable offence.

Mukhtar Ansari to contest from Ghosi

Lucknow : Mukhtar Ansari, who withdrew from the Lok Sabha contest against BJP's Narendra Modi in Varanasi, will now be a candidate of his Quami Ekta Dal in Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh.

Ansari had announced his candidature from Varanasi last month. He pulled out to prevent a division of Muslim votes against Modi, his supporters said.

Lodged in central jail in Agra since 2010 for his alleged role in the murder of a BJP legislator, Krishnand Rai, Ansari lost to BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi in Varanasi in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.

Likes of Akbar, Shahid Siddiqui are either intellectually bankrupt or hypocrites: Salman Khurshid

By M Reyaz,,

Farrukhabad: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid believes that the likes of MJ Akbar and Shahid Siddiqui, who at one time criticized Narendra Modi, but have today jumped on to the NaMo bandwagon either suffers from “intellectual bankruptcy or are hypocrites.”

Politics isn't about making personal attacks: Priyanka

Rae Bareli : Politics is about dealing with the problems of the people and "not just making personal attacks", Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said here Wednesday.

"Politics is all about the development and problems of the people. Parties should focus on bringing out the solutions for the problems of the people and not just making personal attacks," Priyanka said during a campaign for her mother and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

She said that political candidates just focus on making personal attacks without talking about the solutions of the problems people face.


Poll code partly relaxed in some states

Agartala : The model code of conduct has been slightly relaxed in those states where polling has been completed, an official said here Wednesday.

"Ministers can now hold review meetings of various projects and schemes with the officials and can visit ongoing developmental projects," an Election Commission official told reporters.

He said: "However, in these review meetings and visits, the ministers cannot call the district magistrates or the officials engaged in the election-related duties."

Voting for four Jharkhand seats on Thursday

Ranchi : The third and final phase of polls in Jharkhand will see balloting in four Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday.

The four seats are Dhanbad, Dumka, Rajmahal and Godda. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won three of the four seats in 2009, while the JMM had won the Dumka seat.

An electorate of over 61 lakh will decide the fate of 72 candidates.

Polling will take place at 7,489 polling stations, of which 2,439 have been categorized as sensitive and 1,154 as highly sensitive.

Officials said 37,445 people have been pressed into poll service.


Kejriwal holds roadshow, attacks Modi, Rahul

Varanasi : AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and wondered from where the money was coming for their advertisements.

The former Delhi chief minister held a roadshow here before filing his nomination papers.

Arrest warrant issued against BJP leader Giriraj Singh

Ranchi : A Bokaro court Wednesday issued an arrest warrant against Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh for making a provocative speech.

"An arrest warrant has been issued against Giriraj Singh by the court of Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate Amit Shekhar. Police had moved a petition Tuesday in court seeking his arrest," a lawyer told IANS over the telephone.

Two FIRs have been lodged against the Bharatiya Janata Party leader in Jharkhand. The first was lodged in Bokaro and the second in Deoghar district.


Odisha official shifted over post-poll goof up

Bhubaneswar : An official was transferred from Odisha's Kendrapada district after protests against him over an alleged post-poll goof up.

State Panchayati Raj Department Secretary D.K. Singh Wednesday said S.K. Pati, the block development officer of Marsaghai, has been transferred to Narasinghapur in Cuttack district.

"We have transferred him based on our administrative need," Singh told IANS.


Expatriates have decisive role to play in the future of India: SDPI Chief

By TCN News,

Jeddah : Indian community employed in the Gulf countries have a larger and decisive role to play in shaping the future of India, said A Saeed, National President of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI). He was speaking during an impressive reception given to the national leaders of SDPI on their short visit to the Kingdom.