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Police complicity a trend in targeted communal violence: Wajahat Habibullah

By TCN News,

Aligarh: The former Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities, Mr. Wajahat Habibullah, today expressed his concern on incidents of “targeted communal violence” in the country in which the police force had reportedly played a dubious role.


Never gave clean chit to Tytler: Amarinder

Amritsar : Facing criticism from the ruling Akali Dal and other Sikh groups for defending Jagdish Tytler for his alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh Monday said he had not given a clean chit to the Congress leader.

Amarinder Singh, who is the Congress candidate from the Amritsar Lok Sabha consituency and faces Bharatiya Janata Party's Arun Jaitley, said: "I am nobody to give clean chit to anyone, including Jagdish Tytler, as it is for the courts to decide."

Opponents plan to slice up Modi's Varanasi pie

By Mohit Dubey,

Varanasi : Far from the high-decibel campaigning and 24x7 politicking that are setting the stage for the most interesting contest of the 2014 Lok Sabha election, there are pointers in this temple town that BJP challenger Narendra Modi might not have a cakewalk in the high-profile constituency.

Readying for a "close finish" contest here, the opposition parties are discreetly working on a plan to upstage the Gujarat chief minister.

Everyone claims credit for AMU in Muslim-majority Kishanganj

By Imran Khan,

Kishanganj (Bihar) : Setting up of an Aligarh Muslim University centre has been a major issue in the national election in Muslim-majority Kishanganj Lok Sabha constituency, one of the most backward pockets of Bihar, with many political parties claiming credit for the institution.

After Congress president Sonia Gandhi laid the foundation stone of the AMU centre in January, party candidate and sitting member Ashrarul Haque is seeking votes in the centre's name, claiming it to be a big achievement.


Amit Shah is a murder accused: Sibal

New Delhi : Law Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said BJP leader Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah is accused in the triple murders of Sohrabuddin, Kausar Bi and Tulsi Ram Prajapati.

Sibal, at a press conference Monday, read out excerpts from a CBI report, and said strong circumstantial evidence suggests that Shah is involved in the "murders".

"Amit Shah, accused in three murder cases is leading Narendra Modi's campaign," Sibal said.

"Evidence suggests that Gujarat chief minister's office was directly involved in the 2002 ('murder') conspiracy," Sibal said.

Campaigning in Mumbai: Nightmare for candidates

By Quaid Najmi,

Mumbai : From residential skyscrapers to the villas of the super-rich to the squalor of slums and starkness of pavement shacks, campaigning in India's business and entertainment hub is a nightmare for any candidate in any election - be it municipal, assembly or national.

The six Lok Sabha constituencies in Mumbai will go to the polls April 24.

AAP wants Togadia arrested for hate speech; BJP, RSS defend him

New Delhi/Mumbai : A reported anti-Muslim speech by VHP leader Pravin Togadia triggered a furore Monday, with the AAP demanding his arrest for the "hate speech" and the BJP and RSS defending the VHP president and denying that he made any anti-Muslim statement.

Togadia, who was quoted by the media as saying that Muslims should be thrown out of Hindu areas, has termed the news report "fabricated" and slapped a legal notice against the media.

BJP's Muslim face Shahnawaz Hussain faces tough battle in Bhagalpur

By Imran Khan,

Bhagalpur (Bihar) : Unlike the last elections, it will not be a easy fight for BJP's lone Muslim MP Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, seeking to make a hat-trick from Bhagalpur, as his chances hang on the way his community as well as the Kurmis - the caste Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar belongs to - decide to vote.

Corrupt politicians will be behind bars: Modi

Hardoi/Etah (Uttar Pradesh) : BJP leader Narendra Modi Monday said in Hardoi all corrupt leaders in the country would have to face trial if he is voted to power in the Lok Sabha elections.

Speaking at an election meeting, the Gujarat chief minister said if the BJP forms the government, he would ensure that politicians involved in graft are put behind bars.

"I will not spare anyone who is corrupt or has a criminal background," he told the gathering, which roared in approval.

Vivek Oberoi supports Narendra Modi, calls him karma yogi

Mumbai : Actor Vivek Oberoi has come out in support of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and says he is a karma yogi and the country needs him.

"I feel that the country needs Narendra Modi today. He is a vikas purush, he has proved his work in Gujarat. People are raising questions against him, but I think Modiji talks less and works more," the 37-year-old said here Saturday at a press conference to show support to 15 known names from Mumbai.