News in brief: April 16

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Bangalore, April 16: Here are the top news in brief for the day:

10:30 pm: Congress releases second list for Seemandhra

9:30 pm: Kapil Sibal moves EC against Swamy, seeks FIR

9:00 pm: Election Commission censures BJP leader Amit Shah and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for controversial remarks.

8:00 pm: Amit Shah is a hard working, a self-made man. He is what he is on merit, not because of me, says Modi

7:45 pm: If media would have not worked to malign Modi, then who would have known Modi, says Modi

7:30 pm: Controversy erupts as, in an interview to ANI, Modi says that he will not wear any symbol of appeasement for a photo op, asks 'does Sonia Gandhi wear a skull cap?'

6:30 pm: Congress move like another partition of India, says PDP Chief Mahbooba Mufti

6.15 pm: Controversy erupts in Jammu and Kashmir as Congress demands Union Territory status for Ladakh.

5:30 pm: My electoral record is better than Modi's: Ajay Rai

5.21 pm: Former Congress minister Jaffer Sharief quits party, cites Sonia Gandhi as the reason.

5.01 pm: LK Advani roadshow in Gandhinagar.

4.56 pm: Union Minister Anand Sharma today said that the BJP's celebration was pre-mature. "BJP is celebrating victory even before polls conclude," he said.

4.41 pm: Congress president Sonia Gandhi addresses rally in Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh.

4.37 pm: BJP's prime ministerial Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu.

4.28 pm: Actor Vijay will be meeting BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today whereas Azhagiri is likely to meet Modi tomorrow.

4.15 pm: National Film Awards announced. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag bags national award for wholesome entertainment, Gulab Gang bags national award for social issues film. Best film goes to Ship of Thesus.

3.58 pm: SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav says Modi will not become the PM. "Neither the Congress nor the BJP will form a government," he said.

3.31 pm: BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha slams Bollywood actors for taking sides. "Bollywood actors express views only during elections.

3.22 pm: There is no Modi wave in the country, says Congress candidate Nagma.

3.20 pm: Cash worth crores and huge quantity of liquor were seized in various parts of Karnataka in the last 24 hours.

2.58 pm: BJP candidate from Amethi, Smriti Irani files her nomination.

2.33 pm: Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh takes on Modi, says LK Advani a better PM choice than Modi.

01.45 pm: Narendra Modi speaks at a rally in Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh.

12.30 pm: Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in Bihar, says development is not due to Modi but due to people.

12.18 pm: Priyanka Gandhi campaigns in Rae Bareli for Sonia Gandhi says that Sonia Gandhi has worked for Rae Bareli with a lot of dedication.

12.17 pm: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi tells ANI, that this will be the worst  performance in Congress history.

12.13 pm: We cannot close our eyes after having come to know about the allegations, says Supreme Court on IPL spot fixing. The apex court, on the recommendation from IPL's interim president Sunil Gavaskar, has asked Sundar Raman to continue as the tournament's Chief Operating Officer. The court also asked the BCCI how it will probe the betting and fixing scam.

11.59 am: Maneka Gandhi hits out at Priyanka Gandhi says it's not a fight between two families, nor between two cousins.

11.28 am: Arun Jaitley attacks the Gandhis, says most Congressmen believe that they were born to rule.

11.19 am: BJP's candidate from Amethi Smriti Irani to file her nominations soon.

10.38 am: AAP launches a two pronged attack, says 'BJP and Congress trying to polarise.'

10:10 am: Sonia Gandhi in Telangana for first rally.

9:30 am: Priyanka Gandhi to campaign in Rae Bareilly for mother Sonia Gandhi.

9:15 am: Jayant Advani, son of L K Advani campaigns for his father in Gandhinagar constituency.

8.20 am: BJP candidate from Amethi Smriti Irani to file her nomination today.

8.15 am: Train gets derailed in Assam, over 50 injured.

7.40 am: AC bus catches fire near Bangalore, 6 killed.

7.22 am: People are fed up with corruption and dishonesty, says BJP MP Maneka Gandhi, adding that there is a Modi wave in the country.

7.21 am:
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to address two poll rallies in Uttar Pradesh today.

7.20 am: The seventh edition of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament to begin in the UAE today.

7.19 am: Priyanka Gandhi to kick off poll campaign in Rae Bareli, the constituency of Sonia Gandhi. She will address 11 public meetings today.

7.15 am: Sonia Gandhi to address poll rally in Telangana today, the first since the statehood bill to create the new state was passed

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