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Congress unnerved after phase one of Gujarat polls: PM Modi

Congress unnerved after phase one of Gujarat polls: PM Modi

Claiming that the BJP had a lacklustre campaign, Rahul said: "We had thought that the BJP will defend itself, give Gujarat a vision of its own but it did not. "Present Government's irrational economic policies have damaged Gujarat". "Whatever decision we will make about Gujarat, it will only be done after talking to the people of Gujarat, after listening to their voices.


PM Modi, Manmohan Singh shake hands

PM Modi, Manmohan Singh shake hands

Manmohan Singh and some other eminent Indians, all known for their patriotism and unadulterated devotion to the nation, of colluding with Pakistan to influence the outcome of the Gujarat elections. "The allegations are baseless". The principal Opposition party is also an important player in India's domestic politics. Dubbing Prime Minister Modi's statement as "irresponsible" and "outrageous", Congress leader Anand Sharma demanded an apology from him.


Further yellow weather warning issued with icy conditions set to continue

Further yellow weather warning issued with icy conditions set to continue

It will be a blow for the areas that were among the hardest hit when storm Ophelia wreaked havoc just two months ago. It comes after forecasters in East Anglia recorded the lowest temperatures of the year so far last night. "On Monday morning some snow may fall over parts of Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. Rain will occasionally turn to sleet and possibly snow", states the warning which adds that accumulations of up to 3cm of snow is possible.


North Korea yet to express

North Korea yet to express "commitment" to dialogue, says United Nations official

North Korea said in a statement carried by its official KCNA news agency that expressed willingness to ease tension on the Korean peninsula and acknowledged the negative impact of sanctions on humanitarian aid to North Korea. "That's why I am reluctant to say now what is the impact of our visit, what is the impact of our pressing to move forward in the political track because they need time to digest and consider how they will respond to our message", he said.


12 special courts for cases against MPs, MLAs: Centre to Supreme Court

12 special courts for cases against MPs, MLAs: Centre to Supreme Court

As a trial court normally functions for around 242 days in a year, the special court will then have to dispose of 4.6 cases per day on average. "Though the Centre had written to the Election Commission on this, the poll body also expressed its inability to provide the data".