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India: National
-Polling machinery to take special measures ensuring voters safety in Maoist hotbeds of Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad, Apr.20 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner, VS Sampath has said that polling machinery would take special measures to ensure security for the voters and help them cast their votes without any fear in Maoist hotbeds of Andhra Pradesh.

Talking to reporters on Saturday in Hyderabad, the EC Chief said security has been stepped up ensuring safety of voters.

Special measures will be taken by the election machinery to provide security for the voters to help them to cast their

-Evangelist Kilari Anand Paul backs BJP

Chennai, Apr. 20 (ANI): As the electoral process has begun to accelerate, religious affiliations sway the mammoth general elections, latest being an evangelist Kilari Anand Paul, who extended his support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Chennai that has considerable amount of Christian population.

Addressing a news conference in Chennai on Saturday, Kilari Anand Paul openly showed his allegiance to the BJP and his decision comes after considering the track record of Narendra Modi.


-Baba Ramdev accuses Congress of creating anarchy in the nation

Fatehpur (Uttar Pradesh), Apr. 20 (ANI): Yoga guru, Baba Ramdev, who has been spearheading a national campaign against black money, alleged that the Congress party has created a state of anarchy in the nation.

Congress had created an atmosphere of economic and political anarchy and distrust in the country. However, people developed a lot of faith in Modi and people feel that Modi can pull the nation out of this political and economic instability and distrust, Ramdev said while addressing

India: Politics
-UP Govt. putting huge pressure on voters: Mohammad Adeeb (Update:Adeeb)

New Delhi, Apr. 19 (ANI): Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) and Member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), Mohammed Adeeb on Saturday said that Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and the Uttar Pradesh Government that is being run by his son Akhilesh Yadav, are putting huge pressure on voters to vote in favour of the Samajwadi Party, and has urged the Election Commission to examine the matter on priority.

The Uttar Pradesh administration is giving money to

-Modi might not use religion to garner votes, will definitely spread communalism: Meem Afzal

New Delhi, Apr. 18 (ANI): Congress leader Meem Afzal on Saturday said that it was a good thing that Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had said that he would not use divisive policies to garner votes but added that he was definitely going to spread communalism in the name of religion.

It is a very good thing that Narendra Modi has said that he is not going to ask for votes in the name of religion, but the question is that will he actually implement it? asked

-Mulayam's govt. puts lot of pressure on voters; EC must look into the matter: Mohd. Adeeb

New Delhi, Apr. 19 (ANI): Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP), Mohammed Adeeb on Saturday said that Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's government in Uttar Pradesh puts all sorts of pressures on voters and that the Election Commission should look deeply into the matter.

The Uttar Pradesh administration is giving money to Mollavis and threatening them. If you go to the masses, you'll find that Yadav's government puts all sorts of pressures on voters, said Adeeb.


-Magic Johnson-backed credit card company shuts down following trademark infringement charges

New York, Apr. 20 (ANI): A credit card company promoted by NBA legend Magic Johnson has reportedly closed up shop abruptly after a competitor sued the company for alleged trademark infringement, unfair competition and other charges.

Celebrity Cards International entrepreneur Reed Wallace reportedly filed a law suit against Johnson and Goldman Sachs-turned-Hollywood movie mogul Steven Mnuchin's OneWest Bank, who were backing the credit card, last year in a David versus Goliath legal

-'Slumping' Barbie sales hurt toy giant Mattle's Q1 earnings

New York, Apr 19 (ANI): Toymaker Mattle's sales of its iconic Barbie dolls have reportedly tumbled 14 percent in the first quarter.

According to New York Daily News, the company's worldwide sales fell 5 percent to 946.2 million dollars and Mattel Inc. reported a net loss of 11 million dollars.

Meanwhile, senior research analyst Stephanie Wissink at Piper Jaffray said that Barbie is competing with a lot of other girl brands that didn't exist previously.

She added that

-Sony PS4 beats Xbox One' sales by 2Mln consoles during March

Washington, Apr 18. (ANI): Sony's latest addition to its gaming section, PS4 has surpassed its rival Xbox One's sales by a sizeable difference.

According to The Verge, Microsoft's Xbox One reported shipment of over five million units whereas Sony has surpassed the number with seven million consoles sold.

Sony confirms that they have actually sold seven million pieces, not just shipped to the retailers.

Sony may have outshined Xbox's sales but it is a win-win for


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