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India: National
-Capt. Amarinder writes open letter to Modi

Amritsar, Apr.24 (ANI): Former Punjab Chief Minister and Congress candidate from Amritsar, Captain Amarinder Singh today questioned Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi whether he is coming to Amritsar to give his stamp of approval to Bikram Singh Majithia's criminal politics.

Captain Amarinder also reminded Modi of the promise he had made to people of Punjab about Punjabi farmers of Gujarat that they won't be forced to leave Gujarat but has not

-Punjab Congress President Bajwa moots exchange of Kartarpur shrine territory across border with Pakistan

Batala/Gurdaspur, Apr.24 (ANI): The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Partap Singh Bajwa today proposed that the sacred Kartarpur Sahib shrine situated across Ravi in Pakistan opposite Dera Baba Nanak of Gurdaspur district should be exchanged with some other Indian territory.

He said for a long time the Sikh devotees had been longing for free access to this shrine where the founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak Dev, spent last years of his entire life.

Presently, the devotees

-Congress complains to EC over Modi filing his nomination on polling day

New Delhi, Apr.24 (ANI): The Congress party on Thursday moved to the Election Commission to register case against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, for filing his nomination papers on polling day and holding road show to influence voters.

We want the Election Commission to register a FIR against the BJP leaders, who were present there, and that includes their candidate from Varanasi - Narendra Modi, said Congress leader Anand Sharma.

Modi, filed

India: Politics
-Modi has potential to take India forward: Justice Girdhar Malviya

Allahabad, Apr. 21 (ANI): Justice Girdhar Malviya, a grandson of noted freedom fighter Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, said Monday that he has agreed to become one of the proposers of Narendra Modi's candidature from Varanasi, as he believes the latter has the potential to take India forward.

I was asked if I could become his (Modi) proposer and I immediately accepted it. Definitely, I think Modi has the potential to take India forward, and take all sections of people along with him. I

Business
-Facebook crosses ƇB mobile-users' milestone in Q1

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Facebook has now reached the 1.01 billion mark for monthly active users on phones and tablets.

According to Tech Crunch, Facebook's daily active users on mobile are at 609 million for the quarter.

However, mobile users doubled over the last year and now stand at 341 million.

The above figures are without Instagram users or those on Facebook Messenger, which themselves stand at over 200 million monthly users. (ANI)

-Apple makes 24 acquisitions in 18 months

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company has made 24 acquisitions in past 18 months.

According to CNET, Cook said that Apple looks for companies with great people and technology that fits culturally, and they don't have a rule that says they can't spend a lot.

Cook added that the company will continue making acquisitions, and try to keep it quiet.

He added that they are not in a race to spend the most or acquire the most; the race is to

-Facebook's revenue grows 72% in Q1

Washington, Apr. 24 (ANI): Facebook's total revenue jumped 72 percent to 2.5 billion dollars, topping estimates for 2.36 billion dollars.

It's Q1 2014 earnings show it beat expectations, earning 2.5 billion dollars in revenue with 0.34 dollars EPS.

The social networking site has 1.28 billion total monthly users, 802 million daily users, and 609 million daily mobile users, TechCrunch reports.

Facebook continued to become a mobile ad company with 59 percent of ad revenue

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