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Last Updated: Thu, Mar 27, 2014 10:53 hrs

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Can't pay 10,000 crore for Subrata's release, Sahara tells SC

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Dream is to see pen or plough in hands, not guns: Modi

Narendra Modi today appealed to Maoists to abjure violence and said it was his dream to see a pen or a plough in the hands of the youths in their ranks and not guns.

"Mahatma Gandhiji gave us the message of non-violence. I appeal to the youths who are holding guns to shun violence," he told a poll rally held here in the midst of a Maoist shutdown across Jharkhand.

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It will be an honour to do what SC wants: Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar has said that if the Supreme Court wanted him to do something, it would be an honour to accept. He was reacting to the Court observation that he should replace N Srinivasan as BCCI President.

Gavaskar, however, added that Srinivasan was innocent until proven guilty. The Supreme Court had also suggested that Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals be suspended from the upcoming IPL.

Gavaskar said that any cricket lover would feel sad if Chennai did not play in the event.

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More than 800 Muzaffarnagar riots accused absconding

More than 800 accused of last year's Muzaffarnagar riot cases are yet to be arrested despite the fact that court has served arrest warrants against them, SIT sources said today.

Additional Superintendent of Police, Special Investigation Team, Manoj Jha told PTI here that the 390 people were arrested and 75 surrendered in courtwhile 804 are still absconding in the riot cases.

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SC proposes  Srini removal, suggests Gavaskar as BCCI Prez

 In a big setback BCCI President N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court today proposed his replacement by Sunil Gavaskar and suspension of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) along with Rajasthan Royals (RR) from IPL 7 till the pendency of case of betting and spot fixing scandal before it.

The court said it is intending to bar CSK, owned by India Cements, which is promoted by Srinivasan, and RR, whose players and team officials are allegedly involved in the scandal, from participating in the IPL 7 tournament slated to begin from April 16.

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Indian-origin student tweets to success

It took just a simple tweet from an Indian-origin student to impress British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

Gopal Rao, an MBA student at the University of Cambridge, answered a question posed by Hague to win the UK Twitter prize, according to a report in Digital By Default News.

Hague marked his 200,000th follower on Twitter by asking his followers to tweet the answer to this question: “What do you think is the biggest contribution UK foreign policy can make to the world?”

The winning entry was from Gopal Rao (@gopalisation), who answered: “UK foreign policy should focus on emancipation of #girlsandwomen through enterprise, supported by vibrant #socent culture within UK. #meetFS”

The prize was to meet the foreign secretary and live tweet an event. Gopal met Hague Wednesday and discussed the ‘Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict’ initiative.

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AAP eyeing to make noticeable entry in TN

The Aam Admi Party seeks to catch the people's attention in its electoral debut in Tamil Nadu during the Lok Sabha polls banking on the "good" background of some of its candidates and capitalising on the social-media savy educated and employed volunteers.

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Vote to seek probe into Sri Lanka killings: Rights body

UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) members should vote for a resolution calling on the UN's human rights office to probe allegations of war crimes by all sides during the final months of Sri Lanka's civil war, Human Rights Watch has said.

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Srinivasan to step aside as BCCI chief

N Srinivasan, the head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)  will step down  to ensure a fair probe into illegal betting during last year's Indian Premier League (IPL), the cricket board has said to the Supreme Court.

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Two suspected terrorists arrested in Uttar Pradesh

Two suspected terrorists were arrested late Wednesday near the railway station in Gorakhpur city of Uttar Pradesh, officials said Thursday.

The suspected terrorists were part of a terror module which was planning to target senior political leaders, including BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, during campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls, informed sources told IANS.

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24 candidates in fray for Gautam Buddha Nagar Lok Sabha seat

As many as 24 candidates have filed their nominations for the Gautam Buddha Nagar Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh.

"29 candidates had file nominations. Three nominations were rejected and two have withdrawn. Now, 24 candidates are left in fray. Election symbols have been given to independent candidates. Polling is scheduled for April 10," Assistant Returning Officer Bachhu Singh said.

Among the candidates in poll fray are BJP's Mahesh Sharma, Narinder Singh Bhati of Samajwadi Party, Satish Awana of BSP, Ramesh Chand Tomar from Congress and AAP's K P Singh.

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Russia not to deploy helicopter carriers in Black Sea

Russia does not plan to deploy Mistral-class helicopter carriers in the Black Sea, Russian Navy said Wednesday, Xinhua reported. "There are no corrections to the earlier plans to deploy the Mistral-class helicopter carriers with the Pacific Fleet.

No decisions to deploy these vessels in Black Sea have been made," Interfax news agency quoted a navy representative as saying.

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Congress manifesto a 'joke': Modi

Dismissing Congress' Lok Sabha election manifesto released today as a "joke" and "an exercise in repetition", Narendra Modi alleged the document mentions all the promises the ruling party had been unable to fulfil since it came to power in 2004.

Responding to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi who today said the manifesto for her party was a sacred document and not a ritual as it was for "some other parties", Modi tweeted "manifestos are sacrosanct but today's Congress manifesto was a joke! It repeated all the promises they haven't been able to fulfil since 2004."

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Change of govt needed to put an end to all problems, say V K Singh

BJP candidate from Ghaziabad Gen (Retd) V K Singh today said that there was a need to change the political system to put an end to all problems and this was possible only with change of government at the Centre.

"The country needs a strong and nationalistic government at the Centre for progress and development to take place in every part of the country including in Ghaziabad. For me, serving the country is most important," Singh said after inaugurating party election office at Muradnagar here.

"It is wrong to say I am an outsider...I am a soldier and every corner of the country is my home," he said.

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