News in brief: April 8

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Bangalore, April 8: Here are the top news brief for the day, April 8, 2014 (Tuesday):

9:13 pm: Azam Khan said that Muslim soldiers won India the Kargil war.

8:00 pm: Modi takes the crowd in Bangalore by "Har haath loot, har honth jhooth" for the Congress.

7:00 pm: The Election Commission of India has rejected the proposal of Mamata Banerjeeand said that she should comply with the EC's instructions.

6:39 pm: Pertaining to a trial against the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, a US court had demanded the passport of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, but the latter refused to submit the same citing security issues.

6.20 pm: Mualayam Singh Yadav takes on Amit Shah, accuses the latter of planning riots.

5.20 pm: Modi addresses rally in Mysore, Karnataka.

5.00 pm: Arvind Kejriwal meets the press after the attack. He said only his party is getting attacked and alleged that other parties had an understanding between them.

4.45 pm: Chaos at Ajit Singh's rally in Bagpat. Mild lathicharge by the police.

4.40 pm: Congress officially fields local MLA Ajay Rai against Narendra Modi from Varanasi.

3.32 pm: BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi condemned the attack on Arvind Kejriwal but also questioned the attack saying that why should only Kejriwal be attacked every time.

3.15 pm: Speaking about the attack on Arvind Kejriwal, BJP chief Harshvardhan said that the party condemns such attacks. He said he didn't know who was behind the attack and said that it must be someone with a motive.

3.00 pm: AAP has never fulfilled promises. Some AAP members may have orchestrated the Kejriwal attack as they are unhappy, said BJP leader Vijay Goel.

2.37 pm: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal visits Rajghat with AAP leader Manish Sisodia.

2.26 pm: Man who attacked Arvind Kejriwal identified as Lali, an autorickshaw driver.

1.20 pm: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal slapped by an unidentified person while doing a road show in West Sultanpuri area in New Delhi.

12.43 pm: Sources tell that AAP may field Sunil Digambar Kulkarni against Narendra Modi in Vadodara.

12.37 pm: Narendra Modi rakes up Italian Marines case, endosulfan issue in Kasargod during his Bharat Vijay rally.

12.28 pm: FIR filed against Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma for his 'goonda' jibe at Narendra Modi. 

11.55 am: AAP candidate against Sonia Gandhi withdraws candidature.

11:20 am: Muzaffarnagar riots: Murder sccused dies in UP jail

11:18 am: Jhumpa Lahiri's 'Lowland' shortlisted for top UK prize

10:45 am: Yuvraj should not be crucified nor written off: Tendulkar

10:10 am: CRPF officer, injured in Bihar, dies due to alleged delay in medical help

10:00 am: May cancel Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal, Election Commission warns defiant Mamata

9:45 am: Encounter underway between security personnel and militants in Kupwara, J&K, One policeman and one army official killed

9:40 am: No alliance with BJP at any cost, says Naveen Patnaik

9:15 am: BJP's manifesto reveals its agenda, "is a grave threat" to unity and integrity of the country: Sonia Gandhi in Thrissur in Kerala

9:12 am: For two years BJP tried to stall the land acquisition bill, but we passed it: Rahul Gandhi in Raichur

8:50 am: Congress workers move SC, want Noida elections postponed

8.45 am: Kill those who have done injustice to you, MNS chief Raj Thackeray tells farmers at a rally in Maharashtra.

8.35 am: Christian 'Secular' Party to contest LS, assembly seats in AP: PTI

8.32 am: Russia faces 'costs' if it destabilises Ukraine, says John Kerry: IANS

8.30 am: A month on, search continues for the missing Malaysian flight, MH 370.

8.01 am: Congress likely to name its Varanasi candidate today.

8.00 am: Non-stop rain in Jammu and Kashmir.

7.57 am: Legendary US actor Mike Rooney passes away. He was 93.

7.55 am: Sun buys Rayban for $4 billion

7.50 am: EC asks Amit Shah to defend himself over the hate speech within two days.

7.35 am: The BJP and Left slam West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for taking on the Election Commission over transfer of officials in the state following complaints of bias.

7.32 am: Narendra Modi to address a series of Bharat Vijay rallies in Karnataka today.

7.30 am: The campaigning for the third phase of the Lok Sabha election to conclude on Tuesday. Ninety-one constituencies across 11 states and 3 Union Territories to go to the polls on April 10.

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