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Political Overdose Amid Election Fervour 18.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Prez watches 'Bhootnath Returns' at R Bhavan with Bachchan 18.4.2014 deccanherald.com
Amidst the hustle and bustle of Lok Sabha elections, President Pranab Mukherjee spent a relaxed evening with Amitabh Bachchan watching his latest movie Bhootnath Returns at Rashtrapati Bhavan here. 71-year-old Bachchan plays a ghost-turned-politician who enters the electoral fray to rid the country of corruption and other ills which he finds rooted deeply. The movie, released on April 11, also sends a strong message to the viewers about the importance of voting. Bachchan said it was a rare honour for him and the crew that the President consented to watch the film at a private screening in Rashtrapati Bhawan along with a select gathering. "We werent expecting that the President would agree to a screening here, considering his busy schedule. But this is pertinent to the current scenario and is topical and relevant at present. I wanted the head of nation to watch it and give his opinion about it," he said at the screening last night. It is about an elderly man who dies and goes to the ghost kingdom where he ...
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‘Kalmadi effect will help Congress in Pune’ 18.4.2014 DNA: Popular News
Pune: Last time when he cast his vote for Lok Sabha, he was himself a candidate on Congress ticket and won. But today Suresh Kalmadi entered the voting centre as a common man.  Claiming that he is not unhappy with the party denying him ticket, Kalmadi said that Ashok Chavan is lucky to get a ticket from the party.  While Kalmadi is facing corruption charges for the Commonwealth Games scam, Chavan is facing corruption charges for Adarsh scam. Congress denied ticket to Kalmadi, but gave a ticket to Chavan from Nanded. Kalmadi along with his wife Meera Kalmadi cast their votes at a polling booth set up in SNDT College on Karve Road. Unlike old times, Kalmadi was not surrounded by supporters when he reached the booth at 11.30 am.  After casting his vote, Kalmadi was asked about the party denying him ticket and giving the same to Chavan. “I am not unhappy as this happens. Though I must say that Chavan is lucky,” he said. After the party denied him the ticket, Kalmadi was considering contesting on an ...
India votes in strength, but tech-savvy Bangalore disappoints (Cached) 18.4.2014 Zee News : States
On Thursday, the biggest day of India`s ongoing General Elections, Bangalore`s educated urban population was expected to come out in huge numbers to vote.
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China's new breed of whistleblowers takes on big business 18.4.2014 Latest News
Chinese lawyer Hao Junbo wants to make you rich if you're a whistleblower after a bounty. For big business in China he's a headache, part of a small but fast-growing industry built around exposing corporate wrongdoing.
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Patkar braves narrow lanes, open gutters during campaign (Cached) 18.4.2014 Asian Age: Mumbai
The name Medha Patkar is synonymous with the Narmada Bachao Andolan. Taking up cudgels on behalf of the poor and fighting for them has been her forte. But 2014 saw her in a completely new avatar, that of a politician, as she is contesting the general elections from Mumbai North-East on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ticket. Doing a SWOT analysis of herself, she exuded confidence that people will opt for her thanks to her clean image and her work for the poor till date. According to her, being a political greenhorn would not be a hindrance for her. All the narrow lanes of Gurukripa Nagar in Bhandup led to a small open space where 25-30 people could be accommodated. Ms Patkar, along with 20 AAP workers, was convincing the people to vote for her as she wants to root out corruption from politics. “There are crorepatis in Parliament, but we have nothing. We are fighting for the poor people and need strength from you,” she said, addressing voters in a small space, surrounded by one or two-storey crowded chawls. A ...
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Media promotes AAP, not Left: CPI-M (Cached) 18.4.2014 New Kerala: India News
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Devotion Over Duty for 1,000 Voters in Kyathamaranahalli 18.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
The voters, including 200 elderly women, left for Sabarimala on Wednesday, despite officials’ efforts to convince them to stay back to vote
Jobs top agenda in race for Chennai North (Cached) 18.4.2014 TOI: Chennai
Jobs top agenda in race for Chennai North
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Arthur road jail chief, deputy held for graft (Cached) 18.4.2014 TOI: Mumbai
The anti-corruption bureau on Wednesday night arrested Arthur Road jail superintendent Vasudev Burkule and his deputy, Pradip Pathrikar, for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 40,000 for clearing a candidate in an examination for ...
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Fresh plea in SC to stall Lokpal appointment by Centre - Deccan Herald 18.4.2014 Google News India
Fresh plea in SC to stall Lokpal appointment by Centre Deccan Herald A fresh application was filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday to stall a seemingly last bid by the UPA government to appoint the country's first Lokpal following Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's letter to all members of the selection committee to hold ...
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Kaurav, Pandav unite for Hema in Krishna's land 18.4.2014 Lucknow News, Lucknow City News | Cities News - Times of India
With the poll fever gripping the entire country, 'Kauravas' and 'Pandavas' have buried the hatchet in the land of Krishna.They have a common mission now - the dream girl's ...
‘Left, secular parties the only option’ 18.4.2014 Hindu: Home
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here on Thursday that while voters across India had decided to oust the Congress from power because of corruption and anti-people policies, the country wou...
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Many first-timers vote for ‘change’ 18.4.2014 Hindu: Home
Finger ink “selfies” seemed to be the last thing on their minds as young first-time voters (between 18 and 19 years) queued up to vote on Thursday. But, while everything from price rise to corrupt...
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Dhowan's appointment a rare departure from principle - The Hindu (Cached) 18.4.2014
Dhowan's appointment a rare departure from principle The Hindu The government's decision to appoint Vice-Admiral R.K. Dhowan as the Navy chief is a rare departure from the decades-old principle that the senior-most officer is appointed a service chief. The last instance of departure from the seniority principle in the ...
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DMK legislator convicted, disqualified (Cached) 18.4.2014 Telegraph: Nation
Coimbatore, April 17: A CBI court today convicted DMK Rajya Sabha MP T.M. Selvaganapathy of corruption in the cremation shed scam case and sentenced him to two years imprisonment, a move that will disqualify him as an MP from the date of conviction.
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Ashok Chavan lucky to have got Lok Sabha ticket, says Kalmadi (Cached) 18.4.2014 Zee News : States
Suresh Kalmadi, the sulking city Congress MP refused renomination by the party for the taint stuck to him in the CWG scam, on Thursday described former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan as a "lucky man" to have been made a candidate despite figuring in the row over the Adarsh Housing society scam.
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Corporator among three held for Rs 4 lakh bribe (Cached) 18.4.2014 Zee News : States
A local Corporator and two others, including a civic engineer, were arrested today for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 4 lakh from a woman for not razing her shop, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) sources said.
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Turkish parliament approves law expanding snooping powers (Cached) 18.4.2014 Zee News : World
Turkey`s parliament today approved a controversial law expanding the powers of the spy agency and setting prison terms for publishing leaked information as the government fights back against a widening corruption scandal.
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At exit gate UPA govt tries to sneak in lokpal (Cached) 18.4.2014 Hindustan Times: India
Barely a month away from completing its term the UPA government is trying to push through the appointment of Indias first ever lokpal a corruption watchdog to probe allegations against public officers in high ...
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