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Last updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:30:04 PM

Unrepentant SP seeks to play minority-victim card (Election Special)
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) An unrepentant Azam Khan, Uttar Pradesh's loud-mouth urban development minister, continues to justify his acerbic speeches and acid-laced comments on political opponents and has now - with the party's ostensible backing - decided to turn the heat on the Election Commission (EC), accusing it of being "prejudiced towards Muslims".

Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:00:05 AM

How Marquez's 'magic realism' captivated Indians!
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Former Indian prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao, a polyglot, once told interlocutors he had read many works of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in the original Spanish and was an ardent fan of his storytelling. He wasn't the only one. Many Indians fondly remember the Colombian literary luminary who introduced "magic realism" into literature and was a gifted writer who showcased local paradigms in a universal language.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:06:15 AM

Rain likely in Delhi
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) It was a cloudy Saturday morning in Delhi with a minimum temperature of 20 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average. The Met Office has forecast rainfall in the day.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:04:03 AM

High-tension wire falls on bus in MP
Bhopal, April 18 (IANS) Many casualties were feared as a high-tension wire fell on a bus in which around 60 members of a marriage party were travelling in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind district Friday, police said, adding the exact number was not known yet.

Friday, April 18, 2014 11:12:18 PM

Reliance Industries sees net profit of Rs.21,984 crore in 2013-14
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) The Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Friday said it closed fiscal 2013-14 with a net profit of Rs.21.984 crore on a turnover of Rs.401,302 crore, up from a net profit of Rs.21,003 crore on a turnover of Rs.371,119 crore earned during the previous fiscal.

Friday, April 18, 2014 10:36:17 PM

Now explosives found near rally venue, Mamata claims murder conspiracy
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) A day after she had a narrow escape from a fire, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday alleged a concerted effort to eliminate her, even as explosives were recovered a few kilometres away from her rally venue.

Friday, April 18, 2014 10:30:04 PM

Two arrested for robbing Haryana policemen
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Two people have been arrested for two robbing Haryana Police constables after throwing red chilli powder in their eyes, police said Friday.

Friday, April 18, 2014 10:26:17 PM

Man nabbed for sodomy attempt on minor in Delhi
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A man was arrested here for attempting to sodomise a five-year-old boy after kidnapping him along with two other minors, police said Friday.

Friday, April 18, 2014 10:12:15 PM

67 percent polling in Karnataka; lowest in Bangalore
Bangalore, April 18 (IANS) Karnataka registered 67.28 percent polling in all its 28 Lok Sabha constituencies Thursday, with lowest (55.69 percent) in the high-profile Bangalore South seat from where Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani of Congress contested.

Friday, April 18, 2014 9:54:05 PM

Modi for Team India, says won't divide country in name of secularism (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Pitching for a "Team India", BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said Friday his appeal would not be to Hindus and Muslims but to the entire people of the country.

Friday, April 18, 2014 9:54:04 PM

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