All parties want assembly to be dissolved, Delhi will go to polls: AAP after meeting LG

New Delhi, Nov 03 (ANI): AAP leader Manish Sisodia after meeting with Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung said that Delhi will go to polls soon. LG had called for an all party meet with three major political parties- BJP, Congress and AAP- and all had asked him to dissolve the current Assembly and go for fresh polls in the capital city. Sisodia also said that Jung will be submitting the report to Central Government by evening on Monday. Further he added that AAP is ready for elections and has requested LG to hold them in the ongoing election phase. Nov 3, 2014

Forest rangers rescue Lion from a village well in Gujarat

Junagadh, Nov 3 (ANI): Struggling for almost an hour, forest rangers on Monday (November 03) rescued a Lion that was trapped in an open village well in Gujarat. The Lion fell into the well after it had strayed into Amarpur village in Junagadh district of Gujarat, in search of food. Forest rangers said the Lion will be kept under observation for a day and will be released in the wild life sanctuary. Instances of wild animals like Lions, leopards and tigers straying into residential areas are getting common in many parts of the country now. Depletion of habitat has also threatened the wild animals, forcing them to stray into human settlements - attacking people, poultry birds and livestock cattle - and often getting killed in return. Nov 3, 2014

Faith fades away religious differences

Barielly, Nov 3 (ANI): India is a land of rich tradition and mix culture where people spread the message of love with the essence of communal harmony and brotherhood persisting among them. One such example is of Chunna Miyan temple in Bareilly city of Uttar Pradesh, whose foundation had been laid by Fazrull Rehman, a Muslim by religion. Also famous by the name of Lakshmi Narayan temple, the temple reflects the true essence of communal harmony which is still being continued by people of different religions who visit the temple. The walls of the temple have the paintings of the founder which is a mark of respect to him. Devotees come here with utmost dedication and their wishes are being fulfilled. Nov 3, 2014

Communal Harmony- A way of life in Natungram

West Bengal, Nov 3 (ANI): Communal harmony has been a way of life in India since ages. And Natungram in West Bengal is yet another place where people follow the legacy till date. Known for pumpkin farming culture, the village houses farmers belonging to Hindu as well as Muslim communities, who have been working here from past twenty three years together. The demand of pumpkin is high in Kolkata, especially during the festive season, as devotees use it as a substitute for banned animal sacrifice. Farmers from different religious backgrounds work in the farm with a great spirit of brotherhood and shows the essence of communal harmony which is a reflection of our Indian culture. Farming has not only being the source of livelihood for the farmers in Natungram village but has also become a reason of bringing together people from vivid cultural background and bringing smiles on their faces. Nov 3, 2014

Kejriwal says BJP inciting riots in Delhi; politicos react

New Delhi, Nov 3 (ANI): The BJP on Monday (November 03) said that chief of Aam Aadmi Party Arvind Kejriwal should not be taken seriously over his tweet on recent communal violence in Delhi. Referring to recent communal tensions in New Delhi's Trilokpuri area, Kejriwal on Monday blamed the BJP of inciting riots in Delhi. The Congress too blamed the ruling BJP of invoking communal tension with the help of its party cadres and parent body Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to polarise votes. However, a leader of Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party (AAP), Rahul Mehra said that BJP is running away from elections. Nov 3, 2014

Delhi Govt Formation: Kejriwal to skip meet called by LG

New Delhi, Nov 03 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal won't be attending the meeting called by Delhi LG Najeeb Jung today in order to hold discussions on government formation in the national capital. The LG had last week told the Supreme Court that he would be consulting all the political parties in his efforts to form a government in Delhi. In a letter to the LG, Kejriwal said that due to prior commitments, he would not be able to attend the meet but would like to know the BJP's stand on the matter. Meanwhile, the Congress continues to demand for a fresh election to form a government at the national capital. Nov 3, 2014

India to set up centre for Zoo Sciences: Prakash Javadekar

New Delhi, Nov 03 (ANI): Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that the government would be setting up a centre for zoo Sciences very soon. While speaking at the 69th conference of World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), Javadekar said that children are restricted to watching wildlife on television only and they should get a better understanding by visiting zoos. The minister added that the institution would act as a technical advisor to Central Zoo Authority and provide help to several states. Research work will also be conducted in the institution. Javadekar said he expects that the research work will lead to in-breeding of endangered species. The conference is being attended by 180 participants from 35 countries and will conclude on November 06. Nov 3, 2014

Kejriwal says BJP inciting riots in Delhi; politicos react

New Delhi, Nov 03 (ANI): The BJP on Monday (November 03) said that chief of Aam Aadmi Party Arvind Kejriwal should not be taken seriously over his tweet on recent communal violence in Delhi. Referring to recent communal tensions in New Delhi's Trilokpuri area, Kejriwal on Monday blamed the BJP of inciting riots in Delhi. The Congress too blamed the ruling BJP of invoking communal tension with the help of its party cadres and parent body Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to polarise votes. However, a leader of Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party (AAP), Rahul Mehra said that BJP is running away from elections. Nov 3, 2014

Shahnawaz Hussain receives threat call, says will not get scared

New Delhi/ Patna, Nov 03 (ANI): BJP Spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain has allegedly received threat calls from Dubai for supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A case has been registered after Hussain submitted a complaint at the Parliament Street police station. In his complaint, the BJP leader said he received two calls from a Dubai number when he was on his way to his residence in Delhi from the airport. Meanwhile, Information and Broadcast Minister Prakash Javadekar said that it was an unfortunate incident. Nov 3, 2014

RJD urges for support from people as Maoists call for boycott of Jharkhand polls

Latehar, Nov 03 (ANI): RJD candidate urged people to vote during state polls in Jharkhand as Maoists have called for boycott of elections. The five-phased state assembly polls in Jharkhand will begin from November 25 and end on December 20. The results would be announced on December 23. In Manika constituency of Jharkhand's Latehar district, rebels from Communist Party of India (Maoist) painted long declarations of boycotting state polls on walls of schools and other buildings in the marketplace. They appealed the voters not to vote and called for total boycott. This has left political parties and their candidates in a quandary, as they too appealed to the public to support them. The rebels have operated for decades across a wide swath of central and eastern India, and grew in strength during recent times in areas where poor, tribal villagers came into conflict with mining companies seeking resources for industrialization. Nov 3, 2014

Telangana signs MoU on supply of 1,000 MW power with Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Nov 03 (ANI): Wishing to provide round-the-clock power supply in his state, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with his Chhattisgarh counterpart Raman Singh on Monday on supply of 1,000 MW of thermal power generated there on long-term basis. Rao was accompanied by state Finance Minister E Rajender, Principal Secretary S Narsing Rao and a few other officials. Telangana Chief Minister was welcomed by Chhattisgarh Transport Minister Rajesh Munat on his arrival in Raipur. The MoU between the two Chief Ministers will facilitate signing of a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) between Chhattisgarh Power Trading Corporation and TSGenco for a period of 7 or 12 years at a price to be fixed by the Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC). Nov 3, 2014

Police arrest hardcore Maoist in red corridor of Jharkhand

Gumla, Nov 03 (ANI): The state police along with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has arrested a hardcore Maoist and recovered cash along with arms and ammunition in Jharkhand's Gumla district. The Gumla police had received information and immediately sent a team to hunt the dreaded Maoist. The Maoist has been identified as Sushil Ganju and Rs 18,000 were found in his pocket. Superintendent of Police (SP), Bhimsen Tuti, said that this operation was a big success for them as he had carried out many violent Maoist activities in the area. He further said that some sensitive documents and diaries having information about their organization and their activities, is also recovered. Till now fifteen First Information Reports (FIRs) have been registered against Ganju. Nov 3, 2014