BJP over revolt in the party by Jaswant Singh

New Delhi, Mar 23 (ANI): Reacting over the recent revolt in the BJP by senior leader Jaswant Singh, party leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqv i and Sudhanshu Trivedi said that their senior leader has been and will always be given due respect. Naqvi justified his party's decision saying that some decisions may not be suitable from the point of view of an individual but overall they are for the betterment of the party. Talking over the statements given by Jaswant Singh earlier in the day, Naqvi said that Singh might be hurt but currently national interests should be catered for. Mar 23, 2014

I will not join Congress: Jaswant Singh

Jodhpur, March 23 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh on Sunday rejected reports of joining the Congress party and said that the party has not approached him. Singh also announced that he will file his nomination papers for Lok Sabha polls from Barmer on Monday. Mar 23, 2014

Not a furnishing, chair or table that BJP can 'adjust' me at their convenience: Jaswant Singh

Jodhpur, March 23 (ANI): Miffed senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh on Sunday said that he is not a furnishing table or chair that the party will keep on changing his place according to their suitability. Singh, who currently represents Darjeeling in the Lok Sabha, also announced that he will file his nomination papers for Lok Sabha polls from Barmer on Monday. The Central Election Committee of the BJP decided on Friday not to give in to veteran leader Jaswant Singh's demand/request to grant him a ticket to contest the general elections from Rajasthan's Barmer District. Mar 23, 2014

Mayawati demands special package for backward states

Ranchi, March 23 (ANI): BSP Chief Mayawati, said that people of Jharkhand should vote for a party which brings development in their state, raising the demand for special package for the backward region. Addressing a rally in Ranchi Mayawati said people of Jharkhand were as responsible as parties for the backwardness in the region. Mar 23, 2014

Narendra Modi has taken over BJP: Sibal over revolt by Jaswant Singh

New Delhi, March 23 (ANI): Reacting over the recent revolt in the BJP by senior leader Jaswant Singh, Congress leader and Union law minister Kapil Sibal said that this was an expected outcome of nominating Narendra Modi as a PM candidate. He slammed Modi saying that ‘NaMo’ has taken over the entire BJP and senior leaders are now being sidelined. He added that Modi is mistaken if he thinks that he can become the Prime Minister of the country. Mar 23, 2014

Police arrest Maoist in Jharkhand, defuse landmine in WB

Lohardaga /Jhargram, Mar 23 (ANI): Acting on a tip-off Police arrested a Maoist and recovered money in Lohardaga district of Jharkhand. The hotbeds of Maoists in the state are under tight security blanket, as India, the world's largest democracy, will hold its general election in nine stages from between April 7 to May 12. A landmine and a country made pistol were recovered by Jhargram police under Bansipol Bridge on Chakulia-Jhargram road of Jamboni police station area. Later Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) bomb disposal squad was called to defuse the mine. Mar 23, 2014

Maoists blast school building in Jharkhand

Giridih, Mar 23 (ANI): Maoists in Jharkhand blasted a school building on Saturday creating panic among locals ahead of upcoming general elections. Maoists also pasted some pamphlets on walls of nearby houses that described boycotting general elections, starting next month. The elections will be held in nine stages from April 7 to May 12. Mar 23, 2014

Authorities hold 'voter awareness campaign' in Jharkhand

Latehar, Mar 23 (ANI): The district administration in India's red rebel hotbed of Jharkhand recently organized a voter awareness campaign, ahead of the next month's general elections. The participants were seen wearing t-shirts reading "Vote for Latehar" and mostly girls from government schools participated in the rally. Mar 23, 2014

Turkish opposition prepare for Ankara mayor vote

As the Turkish capital prepares to vote for a new mayor on 30 March, the candidate for the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Mansur YavaÅŸ has been working hard to convince people he is the man for the job. Duration: 01:05 Mar 23, 2014

Polish marathoner runner travel 2000Km for Pope's cannonisation

To celebrate the canonization of Pope John Paul II on the 27th of April, 42-year-old marathon runner Piotr Kurylo will run more than 2000 Km - 70 Km each day on average - from his native village in the North of Poland to Rome. Duration: 01:05 Mar 23, 2014

Arun Jaitely questions legal wisdom of Rahul Gandhi

Amritsar, Mar 22 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday questioned legal knowledge of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, over his remark on credibility of the court appointed SIT and its report on 2002 Gujarat riots case. In an interview Gandhi had said that legal accountability for the riots should be fixed and dismissed the talk of clean chit to the BJP’s PM candidate Narenda Modi. Launching a scathing attack on Rahul, Jaitley said that the report was a logical conclusion of the findings of a judicial officer who knows more than Rahul. Mar 22, 2014

Congress responsible for killings of Tamil people: Vaiko

Chennai, Mar 22 (ANI): MDMK Chief, Vaiko in a severe attack against ruling Congress at the backdrop of upcoming LS polls, on Saturday said that Congress is responsible for the killings of Tamil people in Sri Lanka. He further alleged that in spite of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s decision to ban the weapon supply to Sri Lanka in 1999, the Congress broke the decision in 2004. He appealed to the people of Tamil Nadu to vote for Bharatiya Janata Party for getting justice for the Tamil People. Mar 22, 2014

Kapil Sibal lambasts BJP ahead of LS polls

New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): Congress leader and union law minister, Kapil Sibal lambasted Bharatiya Janata Party for denying election ticket to its veteran leader, Jaswant Singh. He also slammed its PM candidate, Narendra Modi for his strategy of power politics. The Congress leader further commented on Modi’s so called ‘wave’ challenging him to contest from Varanasi instead of Gujarat. Mar 22, 2014

Preparations for the 16th Lok Sabha elections begin in the Northeast

Tripura, Mar 22 (ANI): From 7th April, people across the country will exercise their voting right to choose their representatives in the 16th general elections. Within 9 polling days, an expected 81.4 crore people will cast their votes in 543 parliamentary constituencies. In the Northeast, the state election commissions have started taking measures to ensure safe and fair polling. Mar 22, 2014

Parisians say pollution main issue ahead of local vote

Parisians say that their main worries ahead of local elections are the environment and unemployment, and they accuse politicians of playing up political affairs to divert attention from the important issues. Duration: 00:49 Mar 22, 2014