BJP prepared even if polls are held in Delhi tomorrow: Satish Upadhyay

New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): A day after the BJP emerged as the single largest party in both Haryana and Maharashtra, BJP's Delhi unit president Satish Upadhyay on Monday said that his party is prepared to fight elections in Delhi even if it is held tomorrow. He further dismissed comments that his party is avoiding elections in the national capital. Oct 20, 2014

National politics is taking positive turn, says Naqvi

New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said the verdict of the assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra clearly indicates that the nation has once again reposed faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and added that national politics is taking a positive turn. In the assembly election results announced yesterday, the BJP achieving majority in both Haryana and Maharahstra. Oct 20, 2014

PM Narendra Modi attends AIIMS convocation function

New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attended the AIIMS convocation function. Modi felicitated Professor P. Venugopal who performed India's first heart transplant in 1994, along with other eminent personalities from the medical fraternity. Modi, during the convocation ceremony suggested that students from poor background should be invited in the ceremony so that they have a wider outlook of the world and they start to dream big. Oct 20, 2014

Families of policemen killed by rebels honoured in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Oct 20 (ANI): Family members and relatives of over 335 police personnel who were killed by Naxals in Jharkhand were honored at an event organized by the state police. The event called 'Shahid Samman Samaroh' (martyr honor programme) was held at the grounds of the Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) in Ranchi. Family members of the deceased personnel of paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were also honored on this occasion and their problems were also heard by the state police officials. Director General of Police (DGP), Jharkhand, Rajiv Kumar, said they will be with the families of the killed policemen in their thick and thin and will make sure that they face no trouble. Oct 20, 2014

J and K hospitals get solar power plants

Ganderbal, Oct 20 (ANI): In an attempt to provide 24x7 health care facilities available on all public health care centers, the government installed solar power plants in the hospitals in Ganderbal, some 37 kms from Srinagar city in Jammu and Kashmir. The plant which is charged by the sunlight provides regular electricity to the hospital. The plant has been installed at the cost of rupees 43 lakhs with the funding from the central government. Doctors say that they are now able to run the operation theater round the clock and are ready to take up any emergency. The locals are happy as they are getting round the clock health facilities and other procedures. The government is planning to install this solar system in other hospitals as well. Oct 20, 2014

Politicos react after NCP offers unilateral outside support to BJP in Maharashtra

New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday after NCP offered unilateral unconditional bilateral support to BJP to form government in Maharashtra. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that the party has not taken any decision on alliance with any other party and hence the statement of NCP has no meaning. Congress leader Rashid Alvi condemning NCP's offer said that it explains why NCP broke alliance with Congress. NCP leader Majid Memon said that since BJP is the single largest party in Maharashtra, hence NCP decided to offer support to BJP so that the party can form a stable government. Oct 20, 2014

Reactions pour in after BJP emerges victorious in by polls

New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): Reactions flowed in on Monday after BJP bagged tremendous victory in the state assembly elections of Haryana and Maharahtra. BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy said the results clearly show that there is a wave of change in the country. BJP leader Sambit Patra thanked the people of Haryana and Maharashtra for giving their mandate to BJP. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that people wanted a change and hence they voted for BJP. Oct 20, 2014

Politicos react as Bilawal Bhutto again claims to take back Kashmir

New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): Political leaders reacted on Monday after Pakistan People's Party Chief Bilawal Bhutto again claimed to take back Kashmir. NCP leader Majid Memon said that this statement over Kashmir was also made by the predecessors of Bilawal Bhutto but it has no meaning. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Bhutto is an immature leader and he is making such remarks just to gain people's confidence. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that Bhutto is not taken seriously even in his own country so remarks made by him should be ignored by India. Oct 20, 2014

Court to pass order on framing of charges in 2G Case on Oct 31

New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): Lawyer Vijay Agarwal on Monday said that the special court of CBI Judge OP Saini in the Enforcement Directorate case of Prevention of Money Laundering Act was fixed for the decision on whether the charges have to be framed against the 19 accused in the case. He added that due to legal issues involved in the case are numerous and the number of accused is 16, hence, the court has adjourned the hearing of the case till 31st October. Oct 20, 2014

Rajnath Singh to visit Maharashtra as BJP observer: JP Nadda on Maharashtra by polls

New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): BJP leader Jagat Prakash Nadda said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to send Home Minister Rajnath Singh Maharashtra to cobble up alliance as party failed to garner clear majority in the assembly polls. He added that he would accompany Singh to Mumbai and both of them would elect a chief minister and form the government. Nadda also denied media reports that member of parliamentary board, the BJP highest decision making body, called Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to forge an alliance. The BJP has won around 122 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly, according to the Election Commission website Oct 20, 2014

India and US should implement work plan to broaden bilateral ties: US envoy

Chennai, Oct 20 (ANI): Head of United States embassy, Charge d' Affairs, Kathleen Stephens, said that the governments of India and US should implement a work plan to broaden ties between the two nations and to take steps help encourage investment of foreign firms. Stephens while addressing delegates at the Indo-American Chambers of Commerce (IACC) in Chennai said that the meet between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama was a positive gesture in order to strengthen bilateral relations. Oct 20, 2014

Up to 10,000 Syrian Kurds shelter in Turkish camp

Up to 10,000 Kurdish Syrian refugees are taking shelter in Turkey's Suruc camp, near to the embattled Syrian border town of Kobane, with harsh winter weather on the way. Duration: 00:57 Oct 19, 2014

Shiv Sena will consider support only if BJP approaches us: Uddhav

Mumbai, Oct 19 (ANI): Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that his party will consider support only if BJP approaches them. Talking to mediapersons in Mumbai he said that if the BJP wants to approach the NCP it can do. He also thanked his party workers and those who voted for the party. Oct 19, 2014