UP ahead of states headed by BJP: Akhilesh Yadav

Moradabad, April 6 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday slammed the BJP, while addressing a rally in Moradabad. Yadav said that Uttar Pradesh is much ahead of the states headed by BJP in terms of achievements. Apr 6, 2014

BJP cocktail of communalism & crony capitalism: Congress

New Delhi, April 06 (ANI): Attacking at the BJP after a sting operation by an investigative website claimed involvement of VHP, RSS and Shiv Sena in the Babri Masjid demolition case, Congress Spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said that BJP is a cocktail of communalism & crony capitalism. He further attacked the BJP and said that it is India’s oldest communal party. Singhvi also said that the party’s agenda is to swallow up India, like Narendra Modi swallowed BJP. Apr 6, 2014

Oil extraction plant in Manipur provides employment to many

Manipur, April 6 (ANI): This is the first compact oil extraction and refinery plant in the northeastern region, set up by the SMART society under the Salai Agro Products Pvt. Ltd at Tera Loukrakpam Leikai in Imphal. The plant operates with international level advanced oil technologies and equipments. It has the capacity to process 5 tonnes of mustard oil per day and it plans to extract other oil seeds in the future. It aims to market its finished product outside the state and export it to other countries as well. At present, the plant is being managed by 4 skilled workers and employs several other workers on a daily wage basis. The SMART society, which was set up on 21st November 2008, is the brainchild of a few educated unemployed youths of the state. With encouragement from the society, farmers are now utilizing barren paddy fields to cultivate mustard and other commercial value oil seeds. Such small initiatives not only provide employment to many people but in the long run will also bring about agricultural and industrial growth in the state. Apr 6, 2014

Modi has overtaken and taken over the party, BJP is only a shadow: P Chidambaram

Chennai, April 6 (ANI): Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday attacked the BJP highlighting its various flaws. Chidambaram stated that AIADMK and the BJP have a common understanding and that is why the AIADMK chief never says anything against the BJP. He further targeted Modi for remaining unrepentant for the 2002 Gujarat riots. He also said that senior BJP leader LK Advani had rightly called Modi as an event manager because he planned the Gujarat riots very well. Chidambaram further said there would be very serious consequences if Modi, with his stated positions and his character flaws, becomes the prime minister. Apr 6, 2014

Haryana doesnt need Gujarat model, has proved itself as state: Rahul Gandhi

Sirsa, April 06 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Sirsa district of Haryana on Sunday, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that Haryana has proved itself as a state and that it doesn’t need Gujarat model for development. He said that Haryana can work with ‘Haryana model’ and likewise every other state can work in its own different way. Furtehr, Gandhi said that the ‘balloon of Gujarat Model’ will burst after the 2014 polls. He also slammed the BJP for not releasing its manifesto yet. Apr 6, 2014

BAAP workers protest against Kejriwal

New Delhi, April 6 (ANI): BJP’s BAAP workers protested against AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Sunday. Holding placards, the protesters shouted slogans against Kejriwal and also burnt his effigy at the spot. Earlier, AAP expelled its founder member Ashwini Upadhyay for his ‘anti-party activities’ which the BJP termed as ‘dictatorship’ by the party. Apr 6, 2014

BJP lashes out at AAP over expulsion of Ashwini Upadhyay

New Delhi, April 06 (ANI): After Aam Aadmi Party expelled its founding member Ashwini Upadhyay for his ‘anti-party activities’ on Sunday, BJP condemned the action and said that this is nothing new for the party. Shyam Jaju said that many leaders diverted their way from the party and hitting out at Arvind Kejriwal, said that the person who cannot give justice to his associates, how will he do the same to the people of the country. Further, party leader Vijay Kumar Malhotra said that this is not surprising and that there is dictatorship in the party. Apr 6, 2014

SP largest party in Third Front, expectations are high: Mulayam

Muzaffarnagar, April 06 (ANI): Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday claimed that expectations are very high from his party as it is the largest party in the third front. He also asked people of Uttar Pradesh unite in order to bring the third front to power. Apr 6, 2014

Nobody considers Manmohan Singh as Congress leader: Narendra Modi

Bijnor, April 6 (ANI): BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Bijnor on Sunday said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is never termed as the leader of Congress Party by any party member. He also slammed the Congress' 'Shehzada' saying that if it took 60 years for Congress to prepare the infrastructure map then it will take him another 600 years to execute it. Modi then called himself a social worker and appealed to the public to give him 60 months and allow him to serve them. Apr 6, 2014

Bollywood stars shine at red carpet of Miss India 2014

Mumbai, April 06 (ANI): Bollywood stars and celebrities sizzled on the red carpet of beauty pageant 'Miss India 2014' in India's entertainment capital Mumbai in western Maharashtra province. The contestants for 51st edition of Miss India were judged by a panel of actors Abhay Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Vidyut Jamwal, Aditi Rao Hydari, Malaika Arora Khan, renowned fashion designer Manish Malhotra, boxer Vijender Singh, rapper and singer Honey Singh and Miss World 2013 Megan Young. Former beauty queen and veteran Bollywood actress Zeenat Aman also graced the occasion. Miss India 2013 winners including Navneet Kaur Dhillon also attended the beauty pageant to handover the titles to this year’s winners. Miss India is an annual national beauty pageant that selects representatives to compete globally and is organized by women's magazine Femina. Apr 6, 2014

Modi attacks Congress in Bijnor rally

Bijnor, April 6 (ANI): BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed a rally in Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh where he slammed the Congress Party for the ill-governance in the last decade. Modi addressed the farmers and said that the sugarcane farmers do not get proper revenue for their product. Modi further stated that handicrafts business could have been globalised but the Government is unwilling to do so. Modi also expressed a soft corner towards the poor and highlighted his personal experience as a poor tea-seller's child. Apr 6, 2014

Bukhari brothers involve in 'war of words' over Sonia-Imam meet, Politicos react

New Delhi, April 06 (ANI): Politicos reacted in different ways after Syed Ahmed Bukhari's brother Yahya Bukhari attacked Imam's decision to endorse Congress party. BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the party doesn't want to involve in matters of Bukhari brothers and that Congress and its associated parties are all connected with riots. BJP leader Shyam Jaju said that Congress party has used Imam of Jama Masjid before also but the influence is not there now and that people are not with them. Reacting on the same, Congress leader Meem Afzal said that difference between brothers is not surprising and is a common thing. Apr 6, 2014