Live: Alagiri refused a DMK ticket by his father Karunanidhi

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 10, 2014 10:51 hrs

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Alagiri refused a DMK ticket by his father Karunanidhi

MK Alagiri will not run from his constituency in Tamil Nadu as a candidate of the DMK, the party headed by his father, M Karunanidhi, reports NDTV.

"Don't hurt me by asking about Alagiri," said Mr Karunanidhi to reporters as he announced the regional party's candidates. Alagiri's constituency has of Madurai has been reassigned to another DMK member.

In January, Alagiri, who is 63, was suspended for a sustained campaign to undermine his younger brother, MK Stalin, who has been picked by his father as his political heir.

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Suggestion on spousal rape opposed in Bahrain

Bahrain's top legal authority's suggestion that spousal rape should not be treated as crime has been opposed, local media reported.

The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) last Tuesday suggested that husbands who force themselves on their wives should not be prosecuted. Also, it said, the men who "reasonably" discipline their wives and daughters should be considered above the law.

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Rebel RJD leader to contest poll against Lalu's daughter

Senior rebel RJD leader Ram Kirpal Yadav, who resigned from a party post after being denied ticket for the Lok Sabha polls, Monday declared that he would contest from Patliputra constituency in Patna against Lalu Prasad's daughter.

"I will contest from Patliputra seat. This was decided in a meeting with my supporters here," Yadav told media persons.

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Nitish Kumar turns to Facebook to target BJP

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is using Facebook to target his friend-turned-foe BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

In his latest post, Nitish Kumar has criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for joining hands with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS).

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Guerrilla killed, army officer injured in Kashmir gunfight

One separatist guerrilla was killed and an army officer was injured Monday in an ongoing gunfight between the security forces and holed up militants in Kashmir's Kupwara district.

A senior police officer told IANS that after receiving specific information on the presence of a group of militants in a house in Vilgam village of the district, 110 km from here, a joint operation was mounted by the counter insurgency Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and the special operations group of the state police.

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Last-minute decision to stay at Pistorius' apartment proved fatal for Reeva

Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp reportedly made a fatal, last-minute decision to stay at the Paralympic champions home with intentions to cook her boyfriend a romantic meal.

The 29-year-old model had intended to return to the home she shared with her friend Gina Myers, but she had a change of mind and texted Myers a few hours before she was shot, that she would stay the night at Pistorius's home, the report added.

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Amar Singh, Jaya Prada join RLD

Actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada along with her political mentor and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh today joined the Rashtriya Lok Dal.

Singh and Jaya were expelled from the Samajwadi Party for indulging in anti-party activities and denting its socialist image.

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67 Kashmiri students, suspended for cheering for Pakistan, to return to UP college

A university in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, will revoke its suspension of 67 Kashmiri students for cheering for the Pakistani cricket team in a match against India.

The UP government has also assured the Jammu and Kashmir government that the boys, who had returned home, will "not be hounded" once back at college.

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Rayalaseema Congress MP Venkatarami Reddy joins YSR Congress

In a shot in the arm for the YSR Congress in the Rayalaseema region, Congress MP Ananta Venkatarami Reddy Sunday joined the Y S Jaganmohan Reddy-led party.

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42 African refugees drown off Yemeni coast

About 42 African refugees drowned Sunday evening off the Yemeni coast when their boat capsized in the Gulf of Aden, the Yemeni government said, adding while about 30 people were rescued, search was on for more survivors.

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Kejriwal asks TV anchor to play up sections of his interview

A video showing AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal asking a TV news anchor to emphasise certain sections of his interview went viral on Youtube.

The video, which is over a minute long, shows Kejriwal and the news anchor in a conversation after the interview. During the conversation, Kejriwal is seen asking the TV anchor to give emphasis on certain segments of the interview.

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Leopard on the loose triggers panic in Saharanpur

A leopard was on Sunday sighted in the jungles near two villages in the Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, triggering panic among people.

The feline was seen by villagers working in their fields in Ghumgarh and Shimlana villages. Forest department and police officials started a combing operation that lasted for four hours but managed to trace only the footprints of the big cat, an official said.

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Rahul to visit Rajasthan today

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will be on a day's visit to Rajasthan on Monday to begin election campaigning of the party in the state.

Gandhi will address a public meeting in Tonk district's Deoli town and will interact with labourers in Kolayat tehsil in Bikaner in the evening.

"Preparations for the events have been completed and the rally will be attended by senior leaders, including AICC General Secretary in-charge Gurudas Kamat, PCC chief Sachin Pilot and others," a spokesperson said.

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