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Delhi HC adjourns hearing in Robert Vadr New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): Delhi High Court on Wednesday adjourned any further hearing in alleged illegal land deals of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law, Robert Vadra, till May 13, after completion of general elections, citing that any judgment might influence the voters. The order came after the petitioner, ML Sharma, who filed the public interest litigation (PIL) seeking investigation by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the various land deals made by Vadra, himself requested the court to adjourn the proceedings. Sharma said in the court that any judgment by court would tilt voters either towards Bharatiya Janata Party or towards Congress. 30-Apr-2014
Politicos in key battle grounds cast the Lucknow/ Hyderabad/ Amritsar/ Ludhiana, April 30 (ANI): Leaders in key battlegrounds of mammoth general election exercised their franchise on Wednesday in the crucial seventh phase as India is close to choosing its next Prime Minister. Chief of the Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (SGMC) Avtar Singh Makkar and supporter of the BJP cast his vote in Ludhiana. A total of 89 constituencies in seven states and two Union Territories went to polls in the seventh phase of general election. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh governor BL Joshi cast his secret ballot in Lucknow amid heavy security. 30-Apr-2014
Transgenders demand inclusion in mainstr New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): After a long wait, India's long marginalised transgender community has finally been identified as the "third" gender or the "other category" but transgenders say mere recognition is not enough and a lot more needs to be done to improve their lot in the society. After years of neglect and living life as social outcasts, transgenders were given the status of the third gender by the Supreme Court and even Election Commission included them in the "other" category in voter identity cards, something that did not exist until the last elections in 2009. Activists lauded the landmark judgement but stressed on being treated on par with men and women and sought total inclusion for having a say in decision making. 30-Apr-2014
Anand Sharma dubs Modi as 'bragger' maki Dehradun, April 30 (ANI): Trade Minister Anand Sharma dubbed BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi as 'bragger' while accusing him of making fake claims. While speaking to reporters on Wednesday in Dehradun, Sharma said that Modi was a liar. Meanwhile, referring to Yoga Guru Ramdev, Sharma said that he was BJP's very own fake clergy. Elections in India's sprawling democracy are spread over five weeks in nine separate phases which will end on May 12. Results would be announced on May 16. 30-Apr-2014
Political storm over Modi's controversia New Delhi/ Ahmedabad, April 30 (ANI): Political leaders created a storm after BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi clicked a controversial selfie flashing party symbol after casting his ballot in Ahmedabad. Modi, who is contesting from Vadodara in Gujarat, cast his vote on Wednesday in a crucial stage of the seventh phase of mammoth democratic exercise in which political heavy weight such as ruling Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi is in the fray. Taking a dig at him NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that Modi had already assumed himself as Prime Minister of India. Post voting, Modi clicked a selfie of his inked finger along with party's election symbol lotus - triggering political slugfest with political leaders alleging that Modi breached EC's Model Code of Conduct. 30-Apr-2014
Recent accidents dented Indian Navy's im Visakhapatnam, April 30 (ANI): Indian Navy Chief Admiral Robin K Dhowan on Wednesday said that the recent chain of catastrophic accidents had affected the image of the Indian Navy in Vishakhapatnam city of Andhra Pradesh. Admiral Dhowan after resuming the post of India's Navy Chief made his first visit to the Eastern Naval Command on Wednesday in Vishakhapatnam. He was seen reviewing a ceremonial Parade and addressed the personnel as well. 30-Apr-2014
Making & using decorating sugar Sugar melts at high temperatures, become caramelized and solidifies as it cools down. This property can make sugar not only the sweetest ingredient, but also a decorative element. These little beauties seem complicated, but with the right technique, they can be made by dozens, within minutes. 30-Apr-2014
Lemon Idiyappam Sevai Lemon Idiyappam Sevai Ingredients Idiyappam Juice of 2 lemons Oil - 3 tsp A piece of Ginger chopped A few Shallots Green chilli - 1 cut up Fresh grated Coconut Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp Salt to taste Roasted Cashew nuts For Tempering Urad dal - 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp A few Curry leaves Method: 1. Boil the water, turn off the stove and boil idiyappam in it for 3-5 minutes. Add 1 tsp salt. 2. For tempering, heat 3 tsp of oil in a kadai. Add Urad dal, mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Once mustard starts crackling, add ginger, green chillies, shallots and curry leaves. 3. Strain the cooked idiyappam. 4. Add turmeric powder and lemon juice to the tempering, add the idiyappam little by little and mix it well. 5. Garnish with grated coconut and roasted cashew nuts. 30-Apr-2014
Mango mint ecstasy Ingredients: Mango juice - 100 ml Sugar syrup - 45 ml Lime juice - 15 ml Mint leaves Lime wedges Method: Muddle lime wedges and mint leaves in a shaker glass. Add ice cubes to it. Add mango juice, sugar syrup and lime juice. Shake the drink and transfer it into a tall glass. Garnish with a slice of orange. 30-Apr-2014
Purple Kamikaze shooter Purple Kamikaze shooter Ingredients Vodka - 60 ml Triple sec - 15 ml Blue Curacao - 15 ml Grenadine syrup - 15 ml Lime juice - 15 ml Method 1. In a Shaker add ice cubes, Lime juice, Triple sec, Vodka, Grenadine syrup, Blue Curacao & shake it well. Strain the drink in shot glass. 30-Apr-2014
Quick ways to clean silver When your silver utensils turn black, the natural thing to do is reach for a silver cleaner. Instead of using store bought cleaners you can make your dull silver articles and jewellery shine like new with these quick ways. 30-Apr-2014
Qatar splurges on modern art despite con Energy-rich Qatar is gaining a foothold on the global cultural scene by lavishing billions of dollars on renowned artworks, but some could prove controversial in the deeply conservative Gulf monarchy. Duration: 02:30 30-Apr-2014
French painter Le Sidaner gets first ret French post-Impressionist painter Henri Le Sidanier, considered to be one of Europe's great, but long-forgotten artists, gets his first major retrospective. Duration: 02:10 30-Apr-2014
In deepest Tuscany, a global theatre hub Both a residence for international artists and a theatre, the small Funaro centre in Pistoia in Tuscany is home to writers, dancers, and actors. Duration: 02:12 30-Apr-2014
Why is "Birth Spacing" Important? Birth Spacing refers to the time interval from one child's birth date until the next child's birth date. Spacing between pregnancies can have important health implications for a mother and her baby. 30-Apr-2014
Summer skin care Maintain your beauty and keep your skin soft, supple and well-nourished with these quick summer skin care tips. Check out the video for four quick tips. 30-Apr-2014
Indian Summer (Fusion) from Max Go ethnic with this gypsy printed skirt from Max! This cotton skirt will keep you cool during the hot summer days! You can pair it with a simple white top or even a white tank top for a fusion look. The black and white crush skirt is panelled at the waistband and has contrast red trims along the hem. Give it some colour with bright accessories bracelets, earrings and a bag! 30-Apr-2014
International Jazz Day: France's endurin Jazz events will be taking place across the globe on the 30th of April for International Jazz Day. In France Jazz has been embraced since the First World War. Duration: 02:14 30-Apr-2014
Two minutes silence as Israel remembers Traffic across Israel ground to a halt for two minutes and pedestrians stood still as the nation paused on Monday to remember the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. Duration: 00:25 30-Apr-2014
Black & Brown Smokey eye On B for B, we'll see 2 smokey eyed looks that makeup artist Shehla has created for us. Shehla first shows us how to do brown smokey eyes. After finishing with the foundation and concealer, we apply an eye-shadow base. Then, we give a light brown in the inner corner of the eyelid and black in the outer corner and we blend these two colors well. A reddish brown on the crease will give some definition to the eyes. Finish the look with a setting powder, contouring and lipstick. the eyes are completed with mascara and a winged out liner. Next we do an easy black smokey eye using a kohl pencil. We apply it all over the eyelid and blend it evenly. We use a jet black eye-shadow and apply it over the kohl. On the crease, we give a brown eye-shadow to create a softer look and erase any hard lines. We give black near the lower lash-line, kohl on the waterline and mascara on the eyelashes. Highlight the brow-bone, under the brows, with a light shade. Finally, remember to keep the lips subtle since we want the eyes to do the talking.!!! 30-Apr-2014
Abbas: Holocaust 'most heinous crime' of A senior advisor to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas comments on Abbas' statement that the mass killing of Jews in the Holocaust was "the most heinous crime." The remarks were Abbas' strongest yet on the Nazi genocide. Duration: 01:02 30-Apr-2014
DIY : Paper Butterfly Learn how to fold a paper butterfly, check this video! 30-Apr-2014
Kashmir casts votes as India steps on Se Srinagar, April 30 (ANI): First-time voters lined up outside polling booths in Srinagar on Wednesday to cast their ballot in a crucial stage of general election. People in Srinagar came out in large numbers to cast their ballot for development and progress, despite shutdown called by separatists. Security forces were nevertheless keeping a close vigil to protect the voters. First time voter Shahid Amir said that he wanted to change the government there. Meanwhile, another voter, Shakeel Ahmed, ruled out any possibility of boycotting the elections. Voting in the world's most populous democracy is phased over several weeks, ending on May 12. Results are due to be announced on May 16. 30-Apr-2014
EC asks Gujarat police to file FIR again New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): Political parties welcomed Election Commission's move wherein the Commission asked the Gujarat police to file an FIR against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that its incumbent for the EC to take such an action. AAP leader Prashant Bhushan also welcomed the move and said that it is not for the first time that BJP has done something like this. He said that BJP do not care about the poll panel and that he should be banned from future election campaign. Modi had delivered a political speech holding his party sign after casting his vote in Ahmedabad. 30-Apr-2014
Iraqis vote despite security issue Polls opened Wednesday in Iraq's first parliamentary election since US troops withdrew, with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki seeking a third term in power amid the country's worst violence in years. Duration: 01:06 30-Apr-2014
Modi says God saved him in Patna blasts; Samastipur, April 30 (ANI): BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday tried to woo voters in Bihar’s Samastipur. Modi referred to the blasts in Patna on 27 October when he was in the state and said that only God saved him in the incident where many political servants lost their lives. He then took a dig at RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and said that RJD has an alliance with Congress in Bihar but it is not publicized because Congress is scared that if Lalu’s relations with Congress are revealed Congress will be removed from the entire nation. 30-Apr-2014
I’m not a CM or PM candidate, just you Samastipur, April 30 (ANI): BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday tried to woo voters during a rally in Bihar’s Samastipur. He stated that he is not a CM or PM candidate for people, he is their. Modi further praised Bihar for the gift of knowledge bestowed upon the state. Relating Goddess Laxmi’s seat to his party symbol, Modi appealed the people for giving maximum votes to his party. 30-Apr-2014
Unconditional apology by Manish Tewari i Mumbai, April 30 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday tendered an unconditional apology to BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. Tewari had in November 2010 accused Gadkari of holding a 'benami' flat in the Adarsh housing society. Gadkari dragged Tewari to court in December that year, accusing him of defamation. On March 7 this year, the court had taken cognizance of the complaint against Tewari and on April 7, he was asked to pay a bond of Rs. 10,000 to Gadkari. 30-Apr-2014
Pakistan says Narendra Modi will 'destab New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday claimed that Narendra Modi, if elected as India's Prime Minister, would "destabilise" regional peace as he criticized the BJP leader's recent comments on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. The statement came against the backdrop of assertions by Modi that he will bring back Dawood from Pakistan if he comes to power. 30-Apr-2014
Narendra Modi's mother travels in auto t Gandhinagar, April 30 (ANI): Hiraben, mother of BJP’s PM candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, travelled in an auto rickshaw to cast her vote in Gandhinagar for the Lok Sabha elections. The 77-year-old travelled quietly in an auto sans the cavalcade. Earlier in the day, Modi also cast his ballot in Ahmedabad. After casting his vote, Modi took to Twitter and tweeted his selfie with inked finger and the BJP's symbol. 30-Apr-2014
UK Envoy visits polling booths, meets Ra Lucknow, April 30 (ANI): British High Commissioner to India, Sir James David Bevan met BJP Chief Rajnath Singh on Wednesday in Lucknow followed by his visit to the polling booths there. Sir Bevan met Singh who is contesting the general election from Lucknow constituency and extended greetings. He also has been visiting various polling booths to witness the progress of polling in India. Seemingly amused Sir Bevan congratulated the authorities for holding the big election efficiently. He also complimented Indian voters for their enthusiasm with which they are participating in the democratic process. 30-Apr-2014
Rakhi Sawant lashes out at Uma Bharti’ Jhansi/ Mumbai, April 30 (ANI): After BJP leader Uma Bharti on Wednesday compared Actor turned Politician Rakhi Sawant with Priyanka Gandhi and said that she keeps saying things which is not worth commenting upon, Sawant lashed back at the BJP leader. She said that Uma Bharti and Ramdev are staining ‘saffron clothes’. Sawant said that Bharti is like an insect that goes into hibernation during rainy season, but she will continue to speak in all 12 months against injustice. Sawant further dared the BJP leader and said that Bharti should avoid speaking about her for if she comes in the forefront, it won’t be good for Bharti. 30-Apr-2014
WITH PARTY SYMBOL IN HAND ON POLL DAY MO The Congress has said that it will complain to the Election Commission for holding the party symbol in his hands while addressing the media right outside the polling booth in Ranip, Ahmedabad where voting is underway. 30-Apr-2014
Criticism on his remark on Kargil war he Chhattisgarh/ Himachal Pradesh/ New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): BJP’s Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who invoked sentiments in the name of Kargil war hero Vikram Batra while campaigning in Himachal Pradesh, said he was deeply hurt with the criticism and distortion of his remark by political opponents. Earlier on Tuesday, Modi was addressing an election rally in Palampur, the hometown of the Kargil war hero when he referred to Batra's catch-phrase of "Yeh Dil Maange More" (the heart wants more) to seek votes for all four seats from Himachal Pradesh in the ongoing parliamentary polls. However, his remark evoked criticism from political opponents and from late Captain Batra’s parents. The late soldier’s father, G L Batra, condemned the remark made by Modi. Vikram Batra’s mother, Kamal Kanta, is fighting the parliamentary election from Hamirpur constituency in Himachal Pradesh under the banner of the Aam Aadmi Party. 30-Apr-2014
Politicos condemn Modi’s usage of Karg New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday reacted to BJP’s Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who invoked sentiments in the name of Kargil war hero Vikram Batra while campaigning in Himachal Pradesh. Congress leader, Kapil Sibal said that if NDA government had been alert and safeguarded our borders, martyrs like Capt Vikram Batra would not have had to sacrifice their lives. Further, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that Modi did not even visited the family of the soldier to pay his condolences. 30-Apr-2014
Indian traders demand government action Pune, April 30 (ANI): The sudden ban by the European Union on the import of the luscious Alphonso and other varieties of mangoes which are in great demand worldwide, has hit hard on farmers of Maharashtra, who seek government action to rectify the situation. The 28-member European Union imposed the ban on Alphonso mangoes, known as the king of fruits after finding unwanted quarantine pests such as non-European fruit flies in some of the consignments. President of Pune market yard, Shivlal Bhosle said that this ban will result in a huge loss to farmers and traders. Along with the king of fruits, the vegetables banned are bitter gourd and eggplant. Mango trader, Raosaheb Kunjir said that the Government must take appropriate steps in the matter. 30-Apr-2014
K Chiranjeevi reprimanded by young voter Hyderabad, April 30 (ANI): Actor-turned politician K Chiranjeevi, made an embarrassing retreat after he was reprimanded by a voter for jumping the queue along with his family to cast vote on Wednesday in the ongoing general elections. Union Tourism Minister Chiranjeevi, along with his family, walked passed a long queue of voters in Hyderabad. An agitated voter, Kartiken, who had come all the way from London and was waiting for more than an hour to cast vote, instantly objected and asked him sarcastically whether he needed a special treatment. It even became more embarrassing for the actor when other voters started clapping and cheering Kartiken. 30-Apr-2014
Uma Bharti attacks Priyanka, speaks of M Jhansi, April 30 (ANI): BJP leader Uma Bharti on Wednesday backlashed at Priyanka Gandhi who alleged that Uma Bharti used her name for publicity. Bharti stated that she has decided not to take Priyanka’s name instead she would refer her as Robert Vadra’s wife. On being asked about her challenges on contesting from Jhansi, she said that the party has always given her difficult tasks, which she mostly succeeds in doing. Further, commenting on Modi Wave, Bharti stated that like rivers, many ‘BJP factors’ are getting together to make Modi wave. 30-Apr-2014
Senior BJP leader LK Advani casts his vo Gandhinagar, April 30 (ANI): Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Wednesday cast his vote from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar constituency. Advani appreciated the efforts taken by the Election Commission to ensure that maximum voters come out to exercise their franchise. 30-Apr-2014
India and Georgia sign MoU for enhancing New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): The first session of the India-Georgia Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological, Cultural and Educational Cooperation was held on April 29 in New Delhi, where both countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote mutual interests. The Indian delegation was led by Dinkar Khullar, Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) whereas the Georgian delegation was headed by David Jalagania, Deputy Foreign Minister. Deputy foreign minister of Georgia, David Jalagania at the India-Georgia Intergovernmental Commission thanked everyone for sharing ideas for the strengthening of ties and mutual interests. 30-Apr-2014
Shutdown in Kashmir as crucial phase of Srinagar, April 30 (ANI): A shutdown was observed in Kashmir on Wednesday during the seventh phase of general elections in response to a call given by hard line Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and his moderate counterpart Mirwaiz Umer Farooq. Both separatist leaders reportedly asked the people to keep away from polling booths and not to vote for any of the candidates contesting the elections. Business establishments, schools and transport are closed and roads in the Kashmir Valley wore a deserted look. Security is heavily beefed up in the province which is giving the residents jitters. Several candidates, including National Conference president Dr. Farooq Abdullah and opposition leader Tariq Hammed Qara are in the electoral fray for the Srinagar constituency. 30-Apr-2014
Nepal counts cost of damaging Everest de Dreams shattered and counting their losses, many foreign climbers say they might never return to Nepal to climb Everest, upset by ugly scenes at base camp and what they see as the government's mismanagement of the peak. Duration: 01:43 30-Apr-2014
'Modi Wave' prevalent in country, NDA wi Rajkot, April 30 (ANI): BJP senior leader and former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel on Wednesday said that Modi wave is prevalent in the country. Patel also said that BJP may or may not receive full majority but NDA government will be formed. He particularly expressed faith that Rajkot seat will be won by BJP. 30-Apr-2014
Voting underway in seventh phase of LS p Ahmedabad/ Lucknow/ Amritsar/ Birbhum/ Jhansi, April 30 (ANI): Eighty nine Lok Sabha constituencies spread across seven states and two union territories went to polls on Wednesday morning amid tight security arrangements. Voting is also underway for 119 assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh. Polling began at 7 a.m. and will continue till 6 p.m. However, in some sensitive areas of Bihar and Andhra Pradesh, the voting process will end at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. respectively. Of the 89constituencies where polling is underway, 26 are in Gujarat, 17 in Telangana, 14 in Uttar Pradesh, 13 in Punjab, 9 in West Bengal, 7 in Bihar and one each in Jammu and Kashmir and the Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. 30-Apr-2014
LS Polls 2014: Rajnath Singh and Navjot Lucknow/ Amritsar, April 30 (ANI): BJP President Rajnath Singh on Wednesday cast his vote from his Lucknow constituency. Thereafter, Singh expressed hopes that BJP-led NDA will form the new government. Also BJP leader Navjot Kaur Sidhu cast her vote in Amritsar. On being asked about Navjot Singh Sidhu, Kaur said that he was busy with some work else he would never have missed voting. 30-Apr-2014
Congress leaders cast their vote Lucknow/ Kanpur/ Kheda, Apr 30 (ANI): Congress leaders Dinsha Patel, Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Shriprakash Jaiswal came out to vote in the seventh phase of the nine phases of 16th Lok Sabha polls on Wednesday. They also urged people to come out and vote. 30-Apr-2014
Amit Shah, Farooq Abdullah and Cheteshwa Srinagar/ Gandhinagar/ Rajkot, Apr 30 (ANI): BJP Leader Amit Shah, NC leader Farooq Abdullah and cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara came out to vote in the seventh phase of the nine phases of 16th Lok Sabha polls on Wednesday. They also urged people to come out and vote. 30-Apr-2014
Political bigwigs reach polling booths t Gujarat/Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh/ Punjab, April 30 (ANI): Indian voters are voting on Wednesday to decide the fate of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as well as chief of the ruling coalition Sonia Gandhi, in a crucial stage of the nine-phased general election. Security and election officials were deployed at thousands of polling booths to ensure a smooth day of polling. In the western state of Gujarat, home of BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi, the BJP is going all out to ensure a comprehensive win for its leader. Meanwhile, another interesting contest is brewing up in Punjab, where Arun Jaitley is fighting against Capt Amrinder Singh. 30-Apr-2014
Narendra Modi flashes BJP's symbol, Cong New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): The Congress on Wednesday filed a complaint to the Election Commission demanding disqualification of Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi's nomination from both the seats of Varanasi and Vadodara. The Congress alleged violation of Model Code of Conduct by Modi for trying to influence voters on election day by flashing the BJP's symbol - the lotus during press conference after casting his vote. 30-Apr-2014
2014 LS Polls: Narendra Modi casts his v Ahmedabad, April 30 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Narendra Modi on Wednesday cast his vote in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The BJP's prime ministerial nominee thanked the authorities for conducting a peaceful voting process. Modi also claimed that this time voters are not going to support Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi. 30-Apr-2014
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