News in brief: May 3

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News in brief: May 3
Bangalore, May 3: Here are the news in briefs for the day:

11:00 pm: Five injured n clash between Congress and SP workers in UP

10:00 pm: Escalating further the controversy over his interview to Doordarshan, Modi said DD struggling to maintain professional freedom

9:30 pm: Bodoland rebels deny Assam killings

9:00 pm: Petrol, CNG prices hiked

8:30 pm: Narendra Modi speaks on Headlines Today, says all is well between him and LK Advani

7:50 pm: FIR registered against Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma for violating Model Code of Conduct by making "objectionable" remarks on Modi

7:35 pm: BJP blames "vote-bank" politics of Congress governments at the Centre and the state for the violence in Assam

7:00 pm: BJP attacks Congress and J&K CM Omar Abdullah for blaming Narendra Modi for the Assam violence

6:40 pm: Prasar Bharati to take a call on Monday about probe into Modi interview

6:30 pm: In Amethi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi rules out support to 3rd Front

5:50 pm: Death toll in BTADC area in Assam rises to 32, NIA to probe

5:40 pm: The BJP approached the Election Commission seeking action against Rahul Gandhi for allegedly making a highly provocative statement in Himachal Pradesh

5:25 pm: Congress blames Narendra Modi's speech for violence in Assam, says, 'Modi's comment on Bangladesh immigrants could've triggered violence'

5:20 pm: BJP condemns Assam violence, says guilty must be apprehended

5:15 pm: Tarun Gogoi says, 'those guilty of causing violence will not be spared'

5:00 pm: Death toll rises to 27 in Assam attacks

4.25 pm: Narendra Modi's speech responsible for #Assam violence, says Omar Abdullah.

3.41 pm: Assam CM Tarun Gogoi seeks NIA probe into violence in the state.

3.40 pm: BJP doesn't want people to prosper, says Rahul Gandhi in Amethi.

3.20 pm:
BJP urges the EC to improve monitoring in the rest of the two phases of polling in UP. It also attacks Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, asking what he has done to restore normalcy in violence-hit Assam.

2.50 pm: Narendra Modi hits out at Rahul Gandhi, says not doing politics of hatred.

2.24 pm: Those Guilty of causing violence will not be spared says Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on violence in the state.

1.30 pm: Narendra Modi stands for 'Model of Dividing India', says Kapil Sibal.

1.05 pm: Hate speech: Deoghar court rejects Giriraj Singh's bail plea.

1.00 pm: Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in Amethi, say rivals run away after elections.

12.34 pm: Manish Tweari addresses the media on the latest DD controversy, says the autonomy of Prasar Bharti is guaranteed by Parliament.

12.23 pm: Responding to BJP's comment accusing Congress of playing vendetta politics,Congress leader Salman Khurshid says "Snooping on a woman is vindictive".

12.20 pm: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Srinagar, Uttarakhand.

12.14 pm: Samajwadi Party hits out at Congress, says Congress should have waited till the elections to appoint a judge for the Snoopgate scandal.

12.05 pm: BJP slams PM over Assam attack, questions 'Why no action on atrocities against minorities in Assam?, Why is PM silent on Assam attack?'.

11.57 am: Two AAP workers injured after Congress workers attack their vehicle in Amethi.

11.50 am:  BJP-CEC meeting ends. BJP delegation met the CEC over action against Rahul Gandhi and Lalu Prasad.

11.40 am: Prime Minister keeping close watch on Assam situation as death toll touches 32 (read more).

11.10 am: Recovery of bodies from Korean Ferry that sunk a week back suspended.

11.08 am: National Democratic Front of Bodoland denies involvement in Assam killings, alleges Assam government and its agencies are involved in the attack.

10.30 am: BJP demands enhanced security at poll booths during elections in UP.

10.21 am: BJP delegation to meet CEC today to complain against Rahul Gandhi and Lalu Prasad.

10.06 am: 12 people have been arrested from Baksa, Assam and 8 people have been picked up for questioning in the Bodo militants attacks that took place on Friday.

9.56 am: Narendra Modi reacts to DD controversy, tweets-

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>On days such as this, I feel very sad to see our National TV channel struggling to maintain its professional freedom.</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="">May 3, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

9.20 am: CBI drops murder charge in Nido Taniam case (read more).

9.01 am: Tamil Nadu CB-CID probes CCTV footage of suspect in the Chennai twin blast case.

8.34 am: Seven more bodies have been discovered in Baksa district in Assam taking the death toll to 30 (read more).

8.03 am: TV reports suggest that model Poonam Panday has been arrested for alleged indecent behaviour in public. However she was let go shortly after a warning.

7.47 am: 40 people killed in Ukraine after chaos spread in the country following protests.

7.38 am: Investigators in theChennai twin blasts suspect a link between the Patna serial blasts that took place in October last year.

7.35 am: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to campaign in Uttarakhand today.

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