NEWS OF THE DAYIndian AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday filed his nomination papers in Varanasi to fight the Lok Sabha elections against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Kejriwal filed his papers at the district magistrate’s office after a roadshow through parts of the Hindu holy city that drew thousands of people during which he attacked both Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
RAE BARELI: Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday raked up the snoopgate row to take on Narendra Modi and said the BJP has double standards on the issue of women empowerment. “Leaders of some parties talks about women empowerment, but you need to ask them why do they listen to the converstaion of women in their homes,” Priyanka said while campaigning in Rae Bareli, in an obvious reference to the Gujarat snoopgate row. “Throw out politicians who tap your phones and hear your conversations,” Priyanka said without taking any names. Earlier, taking a jibe at Modi, Priyanka asked whether... more ›
TOKYO: The islands at the centre of a corrosive row between Tokyo and Beijing are covered by the US-Japan defence alliance, Barack Obama told a newspaper ahead of his arrival in Tokyo Wednesday. US President Barack Obama landed in Tokyo Wednesday to launch an Asian tour dedicated to reinvigorating his policy of “rebalancing” US foreign policy towards a dynamic Asia. Obama landed aboard Air Force One to begin a state visit to Japan, which comes as regional tensions boil over maritime territorial disputes and fears that North Korea could soon carry out a new nuclear test. The... more ›
ANSAN: Thousands of mourners paid tearful respects Wednesday at a temporary memorial to the hundreds of student victims of South Korea’s ferry disaster, as the grim search for bodies entered a second week. The confirmed death toll stood at 150, but 152 were still unaccounted for, their bodies believed trapped in the inverted, submerged ship that sank a week ago in circumstances that have yet to be fully explained. As the relatives of the missing began their daily vigil at the harbour on Jindo island, where bodies recovered from the disaster site are brought, others converged on a temporary memorial to the victims in Ansan, 200 miles (320 kilometres) to the north. ... more ›
uttar Pradash: In most of her public rallies, BSP’s national president Mayawati has been exhorting Dalits and Muslims to unitedly support her party to make a ‘Dalit ki Beti’ the prime minister of the country. And to bring them together, she has been drawing parallel between the ‘pathetic economic conditions of both the communities since country’s Independence’. On the face of it, the combination of Dalit-Muslim (21.1%+18.5% of population in UP) looks like a winning formula, which Mayawati herself explains at most of her rallies. “We have fielded Muslim and Brahmin candidates in 40 odd Lok Sabha constituencies, while... more ›
SRINAGAR: At least 30 fearful local officials have resigned in Indian Kashmir after rebels killed two colleagues and issued a warning against voting this week in the country’s elections, residents said Wednesday. Hand-written notices announcing the resignations were posted in Tral area of the southern Kashmir valley where militants shot dead two officials and another man on Monday night, residents told Notices also appeared in local newspapers, while local imams read out other resignation letters of officials from “panchayat” or village councils at mosques in Tral town, residents and local media reports said. “We were misled that Panchayat elections are only meant for addressing local issues. —AFP
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