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Maharashtra Police forced us to confess, says Bhatkal

New Delhi : Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar told a court here Tuesday that they were "forced" by Maharashtra Police to give confessional statements in connection with cases against them there.

Bhatkal and Akhtar told District Judge I.S. Mehta at the Patiala House court here that Maharashtra Police threatened that they would be compelled to commit suicide in custody.

The two were presented before the Delhi court during an in-chamber hearing in pursuance of production warrants issued against them.

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Sonia, Rahul destroyed the country: Modi

Patna : Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi have destroyed the country, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said Tuesday.

"The mother-son duo has destroyed the country," Modi thundered at an election rally in Bihar's Bhagalpur Lok Sabha constituency.

Modi said that Sonia Gandhi was again leading her party's election campaign after her son failed to woo the electorate.

"But the people of this country have already decided not to be mislead by the mother-son duo," he said.

11 UP seats to see polling Thursday

By Mohit Dubey,

Lucknow : Eleven parliamentary constituencies go to the polls Thursday in Uttar Pradesh, where a bitter contest is on among major contenders to win the maximum number of its 80 Lok Sabha seats.

The second phase of balloting in the country's most populous state involves some political stalwarts: Santosh Gangwar and Maneka Gandhi (BJP), Dharmendra Yadav (SP), Rakesh Tikait (RLD-Congress) and Begum Noorbano (Congress).

It's not going to be easy for Modi in Varanasi

By Nachiketa Desai,

Varanasi : The climb from the ghats of Varanasi to New Delhi's 7 Race Course Road is proving to be steep and replete with roadblocks for Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi, veteran Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organizers admit.

Popular Front to support Kejriwal in Varanasi

By TCN News,

New Delhi: The two day Central Secretariat meeting of Popular Front of India (PFI) which was held at its head quarters in New Delhi has called upon the voters of Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency to support Aam Admi Party candidate Arwind Kejiriwal against Narendra Modi the prime ministerial candidate of BJP.

AAP’s Bhopal candidate Rachna Dhingra finds support at MIT

By TCN News,

Boston, USA. Supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) from the Greater Boston area gathered to screen award winning documentary (on the Bhopal disaster) Bhopali on Sunday April 6th at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The event was organized by the Boston chapter of University Students for Aam Admi Party (us4AAP), an organization with chapters in more than 100 campuses, and AAP - New England who have been actively working on supporting AAP candidates in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in India.

Shivaraj Singh Chouhan: An acceptable PM candidate?

By Srinivas Sajja,

Shivaraj Singh Chouhan is the 3rd term Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh from Bharatiya Janata Party, a soft spoken humble farmer turned politician with a Master’s degree in Philosophy. Mr. Chouhan has also been elected five times to Lok Sabha and three times to state legislature.

JD-U candidate quits to ensure BJP's defeat

Patna : Janata Dal-United candidate in Bihar's Kishanganj constituency, Akhtarul Iman, Tuesday said he won't contest the Lok Sabha election so as not to divide the anti-BJP votes.

"I have decided not to contest the polls to minimize the chances of a split in secular votes and to ensure the defeat of the BJP in Kishanganj," Akhtarul said.

Akhtarul, who resigned as a RJD legislator last month and joined the JD-U, was the latter's candidate from the Muslim-dominated Kishanganj seat.

Former J&K militants' Pakistani wives hold protest

Srinagar : The Pakistani wives of many former militants who returned home under the state government's rehabilitation policy staged a protest in summer capital Srinagar Tuesday, alleging that the government has done nothing to help their families.

Dozens of women who came to the Valley along with their husbands who had gone across the border to obtain weapons training but returned home in response to the rehab policy for former militants announced by the state government, gathered at the Press Enclave in Srinagar threatening suicide if their demands were not met.

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Poll campaigns in Maharashtra a family affair

By Quaid Najmi,

Mumbai : India's national election has not been only about parties and their candidates. Spouses, children, parents, relatives and friends are also slogging it out in the campaigns in Maharashtra.

Former Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari was accompanied by his family - his wife, sons and daughters-in-law - when he came to vote in Nagpur April 10.

Shivani, the 18-year-old daughter of Congress MP from Mumbai North Sanjay Nirupam, went a step ahead by leading a rally April 14 with thousands of youth, including many first-time voters.

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