Top news in brief: April 21

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Bangalore, April 21: Here are the top news in brief for the day:

8:20 pm: Unless Election Commission takes stern action, fair polls can't be conducted: Congress on Pravin Togadia speech

7:10 pm: Congress files a complaint against Praveen Togadia with the Election Commission

6:45 pm: BJP leader LK Advani's website hacked

6:30 pm: Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 19 people

5:00 pm: Gujarat govt may book Togadia for his speech, say sources

4:30 pm:EC seeks tape of Pravin Togadia's alleged speech in Bhavnagar

3.32 pm: RSS defends Praveen Togadia, claimed report on Togadia's speech is fabricated.

3.24 pm: BJP rakes up Shardha scam, hit out at Mamata Banerjee, said Mamata sold paintings to Shardha scam accused for inflated prices.

3.00 pm: Congress accused Praveen Togadia of always spewing venom.

2.36 pm: BJP candidate from Amethi Smriti Irani said that Praveen Togadia's comments cannot be attributed to the party.

2.00 pm: Congress candidate from Amritsar Capt Amarinder responded to Arun Jaitley's remarks says 'Jaitley is the devil, am the advocate.'

1.40 pm: Union minister Kapil Sibal attacked Amit Shah, said a murder-accused is running Narendra Modi's campaign.

1.00 pm: Protests outside Congress office in Amritsar.

12.30 pm: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed rally in Etah, UP.

12.15 pm: Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley questioned Capt Amarinder Singh on clean chit given to Jagdish Tytler.

11. 49 am: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi addressed a rally in Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu.

11.43 am: Giriraj defends himself, said he is entitled to his personal view.

11.07 am: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed rally in Hardoi, UP.

11.05 am: In Madhya Pradesh, RSS stirred up a controversy, asked majority to vote or become history.

10.15 am: VHP Prez Praveen Togadia kicked up a storm, issued direct threat to minority community in Rajkot insisting they vacate Hindu areas.

10.04 am: Two-thirds of underwater search done, no sign of flight MH 370 say officials.

9.29 am: Narendra Modi is dangerous for India: Maharashtra CM to Times Now

9.13 am: NCP chief Sharad Pawar missing from crucial meeting.

8.50 am: PDP leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed praises Atal Bihari Vajpayee for initiating peace process with Pakistan. Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag constituency will go to the polls on April 24.

8.35 am: Late Shehnai Maestro Bismillah Khan's family in Varanasi refused to take political side. The BJP had reportedly approached the family to propose Narendra Modi's candidature from the constituency.

8.15 am:
Eight killed in Mexico plane crash.

8.10 am: RLD chief Ajit Singh says Narendra Modi only speaks about I, me and myself, calls him a goat.

8.00 am: Judicial probe ordered into the murder attempt on Pak journalist Hamid Mir.

7.57 am: Sonia Gandhi betrayed Indian fishermen's interests: Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa. [Read more...]

7.55 am: "Don't bully me," Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray warns NCP chief Sharad Pawar [Read more...]

7.50 am: The Enforcement Directorate summoned Trinamool Congress candidate Arpita Ghosh over the Saradha Chit Fund scam.

7.14 am:
Lok Janshakti Party leader Sanjay Saraf denied reports that he met Syed Geelani as an emissary of Narendra Modi.

7.10 am: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah told in an exclusive interview to Headlines Today that those who refuse to acknowledge the Narendra Modi factor are living in a fool's paradise. He, however, said that he would never be friends with Modi if the latter comes to power at the Centre.

6.50 am: Bangalore-bound flight from Malaysia makes emergency landing after technical glitch. All passengers on board safe. [Read more...]

6.35 am: Both Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi should be defeated, said AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal.

6.33 am:
Jharkhand Police files FIR against Giriraj Singh.

6.28 am: BJP distanced itself from Giriraj Singh's "Modi critics would have to go to Pakistan after elections" remark.  The Congress and SP hit out at Singh over the remark. The RJD filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Singh.

6.26 am: BCCI forms three-member team to probe IPL spot-fixing.

6.25 am: Narendra Modi to address rally in Mumbai today, to share stage with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.

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