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Poll official in Assam who cannot vote as he is D voter

By Staff Reporter,

Barpeta: Most unexpected things often happen in India and the elections are also no exception from it. Like many others one Sahjahan Kaji of Assam’s Barpeta is also branded as a Doubtful voter or D voter for his ‘doubtful identity’ as an Indian citizen and he has been barred from voting since 1997.

SC should order BJP leader Giriraj's arrest: Soz

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Saifuddin Soz Sunday demanded suo motu notice by the Supreme Court of the "brazen violation" of the model code of conduct by BJP leader Giriraj Singh who said those opposing Narendra Modi should be sent to Pakistan.

In a statement issued here, Soz said: "It is high time that the Supreme Court takes suo motu notice of the blatant and brazen violation of the election code of the conduct by BJP leader Giriraj Singh, who is contesting from Nawada Lok Sabha seat in Bihar."

Sexual attempt on Indian boy in Dubai mosque

Dubai: A court in the UAE Sunday adjourned till April 27 the hearing in a case relating to the attempted sexual assault on an 11-year-old Indian boy in a mosque in Dubai.

A Pakistani technician, 57, identified only as DK, has been accused of raping the boy in a mosque's washroom Jan 9 this year, Gulf News reported.

The suspect took the boy to the washroom and then removed his trousers, the court heard.

Terror groups now pick sophisticated Indian-made arms, ammunition

By Alok Singh,

New Delhi : Terror groups in India, like the banned Indian Mujahideen, are relying more on indigenously made weapons and ammunition, from underground "arms factories", rather than smuggling them in from abroad.

Top Indian Mujahideen operatives Tehsin Akhtar and Waqas, who were arrested last month along with three other aides from the India-Nepal border, have revealed to Delhi Police that they relied on local markets to procure their arms and ammunition, an official said.


Varanasi basks in its importance, ignores 'waves'

By Ashish Arora,

Varanasi : This teeming city, considered holy by Hindus, but home to a large proportion of Muslims, is slowly warming up to the political Star War as partymen and supporters of the three main contenders - Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal and Ajai Rai - have begun canvassing for votes for the May 12 Lok Sabha election. The excitement in the city is evident on the streets and in kasbahs.

MNS: An enigma in Maharashtra politics

By Quaid Najmi,

Mumbai : What started as a breakaway from the Thackeray clan and the Shiv Sena eight years ago, Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is now eyeing a position where it could make or break the state government.

The ongoing 2014 Lok Sabha and ensuing assembly elections could well be the turning point for the MNS to credibly achieve this aim - and also kill several birds with one stone.

Congress using secularism to digress from real problems: Modi

Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) : BJP leader Narendra Modi Sunday accused the Congress of using secularism as a tool to divert attention from addressing the country's real problems.

"I talk about ending graft, benefitting the farmers, protecting our mothers and sisters, giving jobs to the youth but all they talk about is secularism... why are they not addressing the real problems of the country?" Modi asked at a public rally here.

"I am thinking of ways to solve these problems but the Congress is busy finding out a solution for Modi," he added.

Tonk-Sawai Madhopur: Difficult pitch to bat on for Azhar

By Anil Sharma,

Tonk (Rajasthan) : For former Indian cricket captain and Congress candidate Mohammad Azharuddin, Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency is becoming a difficult pitch to bat on.

He is facing tough contest from Sukhbir Singh Jaunpuria of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Jagmohan Meena of the National People's Party. and Independent candidate Makhan Lal Meena.

Tonk, which will go to polls April 24 along with four other constituencies in the state, is traditionally a Congress stronghold but development has never really touched the ground in the area.

Maldives seeks academic tie-ups with Jamia

By TCN News,

New Delhi: The Minister of Islamic Affairs of the Republic of Maldives has sought assistance from Jamia Millia Islamia for the establishment of an Islamic University. A delegation led by Dr. Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed, Minister of Islamic Affairs of the Republic of Maldives visited Jamia Millia Islamia last evening to explore possibilities of academic collaborations and partnerships. It sought Jamia's assistance in developing a culture of academic publication in Maldives.


Modi proved to be not of his wife and old parents then how can he be of the country: Maharashtra Minority Minister

By A. Mirsab ,,

Mumbai: Maharashtra state Minority Minister Mr. Arif Naseem Khan who was addressing a rally in Aurangabad city of Maharashtra hurled a full fleshed attack on BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi during his speech and asked Muslims to vote for secular party Congress in greater number to beat Narendra Modi’s dream of ruling India.