Elections, politics, sports, international - News in brief: May 4

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Bangalore, May 4: Here are the top news in brief for the day:

6.00 pm: BJP leader Arun Jaitley says people will have to choose between a Narendra Modi-led NDA or a "chaotic coalition".

5.55 pm: DMK patron M K Stalin says it was 'painful' to note that the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was in Kodanad taking rest instead of visiting the blast site.

5.50 pm: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav alleges that Congress and BJP were working hand in glove and they did not want a Third Front government at the Centre.

5.40 pm: Tamil Nadu government approaches the Supreme Court alleging that suspended IPS officer Sampath Kumar had extracted bribe from bookies.

5.30 pm: South Korean President Park Geun-hye visits the site where passenger ship Sewol sank on April 16 claiming at least 230 lives.

5.20 pm: Former MP from Vijayawada Lagadapati Rajagopal attacks the Congress saying it would face the consequences of trying to "bulldoze and kill democracy" by hastily passing the Telangana Bill in Lok Sabha.

5.10 pm: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi alleges that the saffron party if voted to power planned to abolish welfare laws such as food security and employment guarantee introduced by the UPA government.

5.05 pm: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expresses concern over the flare-up in Assam which claimed 32 lives and alleges that "certain comments" of some political figures, including those by an aspirant of high office, are adding fuel.

5.00 pm: Bihar Congress leader Jitendra Swami joins BJP.

4.45 pm: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir condemns the violence in Assam, and warned that such "senseless and targeted carnage" could have dangerous consequences for the country.

4.40 pm: Sacred portals of the Kedarnath temple were reopened to devotees amid elaborate rituals on Sunday.

4.30 pm: 2G scam accused, former Telecom Minister A Raja says that he is ready to live his entire life in jail if any ill-gotten money is found with him. [Read more...]

4.00 pm: In Asansol, WB, Narendra Modi alleges that the Election Commission was not acting impartially and dared it to take action against him.

3.40 pm: We will walk the extra mile to allay fears, says Narendra Modi in an interview to IANS [Read more...]

3.10 pm: Congress attacks BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for the violence in Assam, saying it was a result of "communal polarisation" done by them to garner votes.

3.06 pm: Former DMK minister Suba Thangavelan was arrested on Sunday under provisions of Motor Vehicles Act for violating the poll code and canvassing for the party candidate in a convoy of over 12 vehicles.

3.00 pm: The death toll in the fire at a cracker factory in Badnagar town of Ujjain district rises to 17.

2.55 pm: Former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin shifted from jail for threatening rivals on mobile phone.

2.40 pm: After the NCP, the National Conference also refuses to support appointment of a judge in the Snoopgate case in the dying days of the UPA II govt. [Read more...]

1.50 pm: Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in Amethi. He attacks Smriti Irani, calls her an 'outsider'.

1.28 pm: Narendra Modi addresses rally in Asansol, West Bengal. [Read more...]

1.20 pm:
Police stopping people from attending Narendra Modi's Asansol rally, says BJP candidate from the seat Babul Supriyo.

1.00 pm: Assam violence death toll rises to 33.

12.30 pm:
Narendra Modi says he doesn't want revenge but change. "I will serve Bengal no matter how much Mamata attacks me," Modi says at Bankura in West Bengal rally.

11.30 am: Veteran lyricist Gulzar receives the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honour in cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema, on Saturday: IANS

11.05 am: Passenger train gets derailed in Raigad district of Maharashtra. 18 dead, over 60 injured.[Read more...]

10.57 am: Samajwadi Party, Congress workers clash in Allahabad. 12 injured in lathicharge.

10.51 am: Assam violence: Locals refuse to bury dead till Gogoi visits them. [Read more...]

10.40 am: Pak violates ceasefire, opens unprovoked firing; Indian Army foils infiltration bid. [Read more...]

10.20 am: EC seeks report on 43 polling booths in West Bengal [Read more...]

10.00 am: One killed as football fans clash in Brazil.

9.40 am:
Man sent to 10 years in jail for kidnapping, raping teenager.

9.35 am:
Two Trinamool MPs secretly met BJP leadership, alleges Congress.

9.30 am: SC to hear pleas against HC's Supertech towers razing order.

9.21 am:
Protest in Baksa in Assam.

9.20 am: I have a better track record than Narendra Modi, says Assam CM Tarun Gogoi.

9.04 am:
Afghan landslide: Search for survivors abandoned. [Read more...]

9.03 am: Rahul Gandhi to continue campaigning in Amethi today.

9.02 am: Narendra Modi in West Bengal today.

9.01 am: Toll rises to 20 in Nigeria bomb blast.

9.00 am: Rahul Gandhi rules out idea of supporting Third Front.

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