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AAP accuses BJP of circulating fake `thank you` note to Mukhtar Ansari

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 19:12

Aam Aadmi Party today accused BJP of circulating a `fake` letter in which Arvind Kejriwal has purportedly thanked local Muslim strongman Mukhtar Ansari`s Qaumi Ekta Dal for not contesting Lok Sabha elections.

Country will be ruined with riots if Narendra Modi becomes PM: Mayawati

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 18:29

Asking people to refrain from voting in favour of the saffron party, BSP supremo Mayawati today alleged that if the BJP came into power and Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister, the country would "stand ruined" with communal riots.

Beni Prasad Verma files nomination files nomination from Gonda Lok Sabha seat

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 18:18

Union minister and Congress candidate Beni Prasad Verma filed his nomination for Gonda Lok Sabha seat and claimed that BJP leader Narendra Modi would be "sent to jail for his entire life" after a Congress-led government is again formed at the Centre.

Narendra Modi`s `affection` for Muslims mere show off: Akhilesh Yadav

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 18:17

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday alleged that "affection" for Muslims of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was merely a show off and the people should not believe the BJP leader.

Sonia Gandhi to address rally for Rahul Gandhi in Amethi

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 17:36

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will be arriving here on April 19 to address an election rally for her son Rahul Gandhi, the party`s vice-president and candidate from the high-profile constituency here.

Amit Shah to abide by EC censure decision

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 15:59

BJP leader Amit Shah, who is in charge of the party`s campaign in Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday accepted the Election Commission`s censure in relation to a series of speeches that were deemed to have stoked communal tensions, especially with Muslims.

Couple attacked with iron rod, wife killed in Uttar Pradesh

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:53

A couple was allegedly attacked with an iron road, killing the wife and leaving the husband seriously injured, police said today.

Poll bonanza for oldest bar in world`s `oldest` city `Varanasi`

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:39

As election fever reaches a high in Varanasi, considered the world`s oldest city according to Hindu mythology, the oldest liquor bar here has begun reaping rich dividends from a decision taken many years ago to re- locate itself to an area now at epicentre of poll activities.

Notification issued for last phase of Lok Sabha polls

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:38

Notification was issued for the last phase of Lok Sabha polls to be held on May 12 in 41 constituencies spread over three states, including in Varanasi from where BJP`s PM nominee Narendra Modi is contesting.

Four killed in trucks collision in UP

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:38

Four persons of a family were killed when two trucks collided in Aurai area here, police said today.

Even the best bowlers bowl a non-ball: Amit Shah on Election Commission ruling

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 09:14

Narendra Modi`s close aide and BJP leader Amit Shah agreed to abide by the Election Commission`s decision of censuring him for violation of the Model Code of Conduct and compared himself with the "best bowler" who also bowls a no-ball.

40 percent balloting in Uttar Pradesh till 1 pm

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 08:58

Voters in 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh turned out in large numbers to exercise their franchise Thursday, and 40 percent balloting was recorded till afternoon, officials said.