News in brief: April 26

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News in brief: April 26
Bangalore, April 26: Here are the news in brief for the day:

9:45 pm: Smriti Irani accuses Priyanka Gandhi of indulging in poll gimmicks

9:05 pm: Body recovery from sunken South Korean ferry suspended

8:00 pm: Jagan Mohan Reddy is the most corrupt man in the country: Chandrababu Naidu

7:45 pm: Mulayam Singh confident of a 'Third Front' forming the government at the Centre

7:13 pm: Mayawati lashes out at Ramdev for his 'honeymoon' remark involving Dalits, asks EC to take action against him

7:00 pm: AAP lodges complaint against Modi

6:30 pm: Ramdev hits out at Rahul Gandhi again, says corruption is in his genes

6:00 pm: Only Congress party can work for the development of people in Telangana: PM

5:15 pm: If Lokayukta is formed in Gujarat, Modi will go to jail: Rahul

4.30 pm: Rahul Gandhi addresses a rally in Dahod, Gujarat. He attacked Modi, saying the latter doesn't go to sleep without lying everyday.

4.17 pm: Sonia Gandhi addresses rally in Rae Bareli.

4.00 pm: Baba Ramdev clarifies his comment on Rahul Gandhi, says didn't intend to insult Rahul Gandhi or dalits.

3.45 pm: May God save this country from Modi model, Sonia Gandhi said at a rally in Barnala in Punjab.

3.23 pm: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Varanasi.

2.11 pm: Finance Minister P Chidambaram takes on Gujarat Model, says it is an average state. "Its not the best state, nor is it the worst state,' he said.

2.07 pm: Priyanka Gandhi seen interacting with AAP workers in Amethi.

1.57 pm: PM Manmohan Singh says he's saddened by decision of his brother Daljeet Singh Kohli to join BJP.

1.50 pm: BJP candidate from Amethi Smriti Irani takes on Priyanka Gandhi, asks what Rahul Gandhi has done for his constituency in 10 years.

1.20 pm: Priyanka Gandhi will not campaign in Varanasi.

12.52 pm: Reports suggest a 6.5-magnitude quake hits off Tonga.

12.35 pm: Police registers suo moto FIR against Baba Ramdev. [Read: Baba Ramdev's 'honeymoon' could turn into BJP's nightmare]

12.34 pm: Sonia Gandhi addresses rally in Punjab, takes a dig at Narendra Modi.

12.00 pm: Priyanka Gandhi in Amethi to campaign for Rahul Gandhi.

11.31 am: Rajnath Singh meets Congress veteran ND Tiwari in Lucknow [ read more ].

11.04 am: Bad weather holds up recovery of bodies from South Korea ferry.

10.49 am: Abu Azmi deposes before State women's commission, says his statement against women was distorted.

10.25 am: Rahul Gandhi to address three rallies in Gujarat today.

9.10 am: Narendra Modi wave is an artificial one, he won't succeed, says Congress leader Ahmed Patel in Bhuj, Gujarat.

8.40 am: BJP will extend from five years to ten years the special status to Seemandhra region after bifurcation, senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu said. - PTI

8.31 am: Economist Jagdish Bhagwati eyes a top position in the next govt if Narendra Modi becomes the PM.

8.30 am: Priyanka Gandhi to address road-shows in Amethi today.

8.29 am: Narendra Modi to address a series of public rallies in poll-bound Gujarat today.

8.19 am: Modi's rally in Punjab will make NDA's victory easier, said BJP's candidate from Amritsar Arun Jaitley.

8.17 am: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh couldn't much because of his party and alliance, his stepbrother Daljit Singh said in Amritsar. Daljit Singh joined the BJP in an election rally of Narendra Modi on Friday.

8.06 am: South Korean ferry disaster death toll rises to 187. [Read more...]

7.57 am: Yoga guru Ramdev takes back his words on Dalits on Times Now news channel. He had said earlier on Friday that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi visited Dalit homes to enjoy picnic and honeymoon.

7.56 am: Not yet clear who is leading the Congress, says BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitaraman. [Read more...]

7.50 am: 1 army major, 3 militants killed in a fierce gunbattle in Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir. One militant hides in a house which has been surrounded by the army. [Read more...]

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