News in brief: April 22

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Bangalore, April 22: Here are the top news in brief for the day:

9.30 pm: Narendra Modi gives interview on Ghoshana Patra. [Read here for more...]

9:00 pm: Manish Sisodia,AAP, on Shazia Ilmi's video: I have seen the video, believe that Shazia should not have said that

8:30 pm: AAP leader Shazia Ilmi caught on camera telling Muslim leaders that they should be less secular

7:45 pm: Modi addressing third rally for the day in Andhra Pradesh in Hyderabad

7.15 pm: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accuses Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram of prodding central agencies and targeting Trinamool Congress leaders.

7.00 pm: UP BJP in-charge Amit Shah mocks at Rahul Gandhi saying, "Sometimes his mother says something, now his sister said something, God forbid, if he becomes PM will he go back to his mummy asking what to do?"

6.54 pm: KIran Bedi says, "I understand instinctive leadership. Therefore, I do see very positive qualities of leadership in Narendra Modi compared to many others".

6.30 pm: Cobrapost article revealed shocking information regarding Congress and police apathy to take actions during the anti-Sikh riot.

6.20 pm: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday filed his nomination for Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat which will go to polls on May 12 in the last round of the nine-phased Lok Sabha elections.

6.00 pm: While pitching for a 'secular' government at the Centre, DMK Chief M Karunanidhi on Tuesday said that he does not see any Modi wave in Tamil Nadu.

5.30 pm: Sharad Pawar showed his concern for veteran BJP leader LK Advani and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

5.10 pm: After Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam's anti-Muslim comments, Modi tweets, "I disapprove any such irresponsible statement & appeal to those making them to kindly refrain from doing so. Petty statements by those claiming to be BJP's well-wishers are deviating the campaign from the issues of development & good governance (sic)."

4.40 pm: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh asks whether BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi will send his close aide Amit Shah behind bars.

4.30 pm: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar mocks at BJP's slogan of strong India under strong leadership and asks when "crores of Muslims get frightened in the name of their leader how it could be achieved".

4.15 pm: Justice Mudgal expresses his consent to continue probing the IPL scam.

4.00 pm: Delhi High Court declars Rohit Shekhar as the biological son of veteran Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari.

3.45 pm: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh says that there was no friction among the leaders and asserted that Narendra Modi will be best Prime Minister in the history of the country.

3.35 pm: BJP candidate and popular singer Babul Supriyo surrenders before a local court and obtains bail in connection with a criminal case for blockade of National Highway 60 allegedly by him along with party workers on April 12.

3.29 pm: Narendra Modi addresses rally in Nizamabad in Andhra Pradesh.

3.25 pm: EC issues notice to Beni Prasad Verma and Azam Khan.

3.20 pm: The Supreme Court to hear curative plea on Section 33 in open court next week.

3.02 pm: Congress backs Priyanka, hits out at BJP for targeting Robert Vadra without proof, calls attacks by BJP malicious.

2.59pm: CBI summons former coal secretary in connection with the coalgate probe.

2.19 pm: BJP hits back at Priyanka Gandhi, says she is bound to defend Vadra.

2.12 pm: Stone pelted at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's vehicle in Alwar, Rajasthan.

2.10 pm: In Tamil Nadu, restrictions imposed under CrPC Section 144 from 6 pm today till 6 am on April 24, when the state will go to polling.

12.47pm: Priyanka Gandhi back in Rae Bareli, addresses a crowd. She said her husband Robert Vadra had been used for political purpose. [Read more at...]

12.21 pm: Former Army chief General VK Singh questions UPA's hurry to appoint Army chief.

12.00 pm: Capt Amarinder reacts to Cobrapost sting, says didn't hear Tytler's name from any victim.

11.40 am: Rahul Gandhi's roadshow kicks off in Alwar.

11.32 am: Supreme Court rejects BCCI's probe panel in the IPL spot fixing case.

11.26 am: BJP hits out at Congress over Cobrapost sting op on 1984 riots says that Congress turned a blind eye.

10.51 am: Shiromani Akali Dal hits out at Cong for defending Tytler,Sajjan Kumar, says Cobrapost sting only exposes Cong's complicity during '84 riots.

9.50 am: Air search operations to hunt for Malaysian flight MH370 suspended for today due to tropical cyclone heading south over the Indian Ocean.

9.30 am: Won't stop opposing Narendra Modi even if it means going to Pakistan, says Omar Abdullah.

9.14 am: SP chief Mulayam Singh to file his nomination from Azamgarh LS constituency as the party looks to counter Modi in eastern UP.

8:45 am: There will be riots if Narendra Modi comes to power: Amarinder Singh

8:30 am: 12 held, cases booked for attack on Chandrababu Naidu's son Lokesh.

8.25 am: 12 held for attack on TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu's son Lokesh

7.55 am: No trace of missing MH370 yet. The plane had disappeared on March 8 soon after taking off from Kula Lumpur.

7.54 am: Govt accepts resignation of Vice Admiral Sekhar Sinha's resignation. He quit after he was overlooked for the position of Navy chief because of a series of accidents. The position went to Admiral RK Dhowan.

7.53 am: EC clears government's request to appoint Chief of Army Staff.

7.51 am: Supreme Court lifts Goa mining lift.

7.50 am: Blast at Trinamool Congress leader's office in West Bengal.

7.25 am: Union Minister of Human Resources Development M M Pallam Raju said here today that he would take all steps to accord 'national' status to Polavaram project by the central government, besides providing funds for its completion: PTI

7.00 am: Narendra Modi to visit Telangana region today.

6.59 am:
Gujarat CM's office was aware of the Tulsi Prajapati encounter case, claims Union minister Kapil Sibal.

6.58 am: Suspected militants kill two sarpanches in south Kashmir three days ahead of polling.

6.57 am:
BJP Giriraj Singh defends himself over his controversial remark, says what he said was within the purview of law.

6.55 am: Bengaluru FC win I-League football title in their debut season.

6.50 am: Police file FIR against VHP chief Pravin Togadia for his speech in Bhavnagar.

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