Top news in brief: April 2

Bangalore, April 2: Here are the top news in brief for April 2 (Wednesday):

10.15 pm: Tainted former minister A Raja owns Rs 3.61 crore assets.

9.10 pm: BJP likely to sweep Madhya Pradesh, says CNN-IBN poll tracker. The Congress is likely to do poorly in Maharashtra while the two parties are likely to have a close fight in Chhattisgarh.

9.00 pm: Sonia Gandhi meets Shahi Imam, creates controversy. The BJP hits back.

8.30 pm: BJP likely to win all 26 seats in Gujarat, says CNN-IBN poll tracker [Read here]

7.50 pm: NCP chief Sharad Pawar urges his party workers not to take Raj Thackeray-led MNS "lightly".

6.20 pm: Congress veteran leader SM Krishna praised RSS and said that there is a lot to learn from it. 

5.45 pm:  Sonia Gandhi met a Muslim delegation led by Bukhari yesterday to make one of her strongest appeals to minorities.

5 pm: Narendra Modi addresses rally in Buxar, Bihar.

4.45 pm: Subramanian Swamy defends Varun Gandhi said the latter expressed his personal opinion on Rahul Gandhi.

4.30 pm: Congress leaderMadhusudan Mistry files nomination from Vadodara.

4.00 pm: BJP candidate from Amethi Smriti Irani said in her tweet that as per latest GoI MSME report on Amethi, there are 148 micro & small enterprise units employing only 593 people.

3.45 pm: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah takes a dig at Smriti Irani, says in tweet that Varun Gandhi's words "shellacked" Irani's campaign and Rahul Gandhi didn't have to even visit Amethi.

3.31 pm: Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Nawada in Bihar.

3.29 pm:
Sonia Gandhi tells Times Now that BJP's accusing Congress of polarising votes is a joke.

3.01 pm: Omar Abdullah takes a dig at Narendra Modi, says that his chopper was delayed yesterday and today it is raining.

2.26 pm: Live cartridges found in parking lot near Taj Hotel, Mumbai. Police teams have rushed to the spot.

2.05 pm: Varun Gandhi tweets, clarifying his remark on Amethi made last night.

1.50 pm: After Rahul Gandhi said that what his cousin Varun Gandhi told about his 'good work' in Amethi is right, a stumped Varun Gandhi said he would clarify his views on Twitter.

1:16 pm: Sonia Gandhi files nomination from Raebareli

12.35 pm: Sonia Gandhi reaches Rae Bareli to file nomination.

11:45 am: Supreme Court directs Samsung Chief Lee Kun Hee to surrender within six weeks before trial court in Ghaziabad in a cheating case

11:00 am: Nagma, who was harrassed during her campaign trial, needs more security, says Congress to Election Commission

10:50 am: Stop advertisement featuring Hema Malini, Congress urges Election Commission

10.40 am: Five reportedly killed in Chile earthquake.

10:34 am: President declares northern Chile disaster area after earthquake: AFP

10:15 am: Jet mystery may never be solved: Malaysia police

10:10 am: Sonia Gandhi to file nomination from Rae Bareli today

9:26 am: DGCA asks SpiceJet to immediately stop Re 1 ticket offer

9:15 am: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will address a public meeting in Barpeta district of Assam

9:10 am: BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi to address rally in Koderma and Palamu in Jharkhand

8:35 am: Election Commission expresses displeasure over Sharad Pawar's ink remark and asks him to be careful in future

8.10 pm: See video: People run for their lives after earthquake strikes Chile

8.05 am: BJP candidate from Sultanpur Varun Gandhi lauds his cousin Rahul Gandhi, says he is doing a good job in his constituency Amethi.

7.40 am: Congress moves Election Commission, seeks security for its Meerut candidate Nagma.

7.38 am: Modi to address 4 rallies in Bihar and Jharkhand today.

7.35 am: Nitish Katara murder case: Court verdict today.

7.12 am:
Mumbai BEST employees to continue strike.

7.10 am: BJP and TDP to announce seat-sharing deal. The former is likely to get 8 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana and 5 Lok Sabha seats in Seemandhra.

7.08 am: Delhi BJP to release manifesto today.

7.04 am:
BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to address rallies in Nawada in Bihar.

7.03 am: Congress president Sonia Gandhi to file her nomination from Rae Bareli today. She will be accompanied by son Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Gandhi during filing the nomination.

7.00 am: An earthquake measuring 8.2 rocks the coastal areas of Chile. A Tsunami warning has issued in the entire Pacific coast of Latin America.

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