Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi (above) holds a giant japi, a traditional hat, presented to him during a rally in Nagaon

Christians offer prayers on Good Friday at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi

Voters wait in long queues to cast their ballots for the Lok Sabha election in Moradabad on Thursday

Coaches of the Dimapur-Kamakhya BG Express that derailed near Jagiroad station in Assam’s Morigaon district on Wednesday

Police personnel stop Congress workers who were holding a demonstration in front of the residence of BJP leader Subramanian

Vice-president Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (second from left), Lok Sabha Speakar Meira Kumar

Devotees assemble at the banks of the Ganga to take a holy dip on the occasion of Baisakhi in Hardwar on Sunday

Supporters shower flower petals on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as they ride

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Sonia ridicules BJP over graft

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, for the first time, took Priyanka’s name in the rally and said, “You have given love and affection to both Rahul and Priyanka.

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Earth-sized alien planet discovered

Scientists have for the first time discovered an Earth-sized alien planet in the Goldilocks zone that may have liquid water and right conditions for life.

Sports

Baliyan shines in SCC win

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Modi, BJP manifesto not on same plane

The BJP has issued a manifesto for the Lok Sabha election underway, and news reports widely suggested that the document carried the stamp of the party’s PM nominee, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi. Such a proposition can now be said to be in doubt.

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