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‘Advani remarks stinging indictment of Modi’

New Delhi: The Congress on Friday said that veteran BJP leader L K Advanis remarks that the party never regarded political foes as “anti-nationals” was a “stinging indictment of demeaning politics” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah.

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Advani: BJP never regarded those disagreeing with it as ‘anti-nationals’

NEW DELHI: Veteran BJP leader L K Advani said Thursday that his party has never regarded those who disagreed with it politically as “anti-nationals” or “enemies” but only as adversaries, remarks which come at a time when top BJP leaders have used anti-national barbs against political rivals on the issue of national security.

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SC says no urgent hearing on Christian body plea for change in poll date in TN

NEW DELHI: “How long does it take to vote and can’t people cast their votes on a holy day?” the Supreme Court asked Thursday while refusing to accord urgent hearing to a plea, which claimed that holding Lok Sabha polls on April 18 in Tamil Nadu will cause “inconvenience” to Christians and sought its rescheduling.

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Strict vigil against money power abuse in polls: EC

CHENNAI: The Election Commission will maintain a strict vigil against abuse of money power in the April 18 polls for the Lok Sabha and by-elections for 18 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu, top officials said on Thursday.

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Modi biopic: SC to hear plea on April 8

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will hear on April 8 a plea seeking to block the release of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi that is scheduled to release on April 5.

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HC to hear CBI plea in Asthana case on April 12

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Thursday said it will hear on April 12 a CBI plea seeking more time to complete investigations into an FIR filed against its former Special Director Rakesh Asthana in a bribery case.

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Govt justifies electoral bonds, opposes poll panel stand in SC

NEW DELHI: The Centre Wednesday opposed in the Supreme Court the concerns raised by the Election Commission (EC) on issuing electoral bonds and justified the changes in law saying it was “a pioneer step” to bring poll reforms “ensuring transparency” and “accountability” in political funding.

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