Suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma seeks CBI probe against Narendra Modi

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma on Saturday appealed to the Supreme Court to order a CBI enquiry against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the snooping row. Further, he said that the probe was done illegally and also blamed Modi and his close aide Amit Shah for the same. He said that Modi was sared of getting his image tainted and that is why he raided his house and framed cases against Sharma. Further, the former IAS officer said that none of the officials in Gujarat trust the state government and that he is not in favour of any party or working for the same. Nov 23, 2013

BJP confident of better performance in Mizoram polls

Vairengte, Nov 23 (ANI): As Mizoram polls are nearing, BJP is being confident of better results in the state as compared to previous elections. BJP President Rajnath Singh said that Congress had failed to sanction many projects in the state because of which there is impatience in public and that will negatively affect the polling results. Nov 23, 2013

Security forces to take on outlawed GNLA

Meghalaya, Nov 23 (ANI): Last tributes were paid to three personnel of the Border Security Force (BSF) killed by suspected cadres of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), along the Indo-Bangladesh border in southwest Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya, on 8th November. The incident is the third major attack reported in the region in which over 14 people have been killed by outlawed GNLA. The attacks are believed to have been in retaliation to the counter insurgency operations launched by the police against the outfit. On 3rd November, a group of heavily armed militants of GNLA fired indiscriminately at people in the remote Gendabari village in Assam’s Goalpara district. Nov 23, 2013

Assamese village in Jorhat district benefits from welfare schemes

Jorhat, Nov 23 (ANI): 32-year-old Kheiramoni Saikia is a resident of Chetia Gaon, situated on the outskirts of Jorhat district, in upper Assam. She is a mother of two, and could barely meet the needs of the household with the meager income of her husband, who works as a daily wage labourer. However, under the central government’s MGNREGA scheme, she has been provided a job card, through which she gets work as a daily wager in various construction projects. She is happy that she is now able to provide for her children's education. Most residents of the village are either engaged in agriculture or work as daily wagers. Nov 23, 2013

BJP standing with women of country: Shivraj Singh

Bhopal, Nov 23 (ANI): While addressing the public rally in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that BJP is always standing with women of the country and for their welfare. He talked about various welfare policies in the state for poor and women. Further, Chouhan said that any chief minister whose people are sleeping hungry should die out of shame. Nov 23, 2013

BJP is trying to exonerate Muzaffarnagar riots accused: Manish Tewari

Indore, Nov 23 (ANI): I and B Minister Manish Tewari on Saturday asked the BJP why MLAs who were allegedly involved in Muzaffarnagar riots were felicitated by the party at a rally in Agra. He further slammed the BJP by saying that by felicitating riot accused MLAs, BJP is trying to exonerate them. The legislators, Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana were felicitated at party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally. Som and Rana are currently out on bail. Nov 23, 2013

PM urges security agencies to step up vigilance ahead of 2014 Polls

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, urged security forces in the country to remain alert as there was a likelihood of attempts to disrupt the upcoming 2014 national elections. Addressing an annual conference of Director Generals of Police (DGPs) on Saturday, Singh said that security forces have to be careful in their response to militant attacks. Meanwhile, commenting on the peace situation in Kashmir that have recently witnessed an increase in infiltration attempts, Singh called for coordinated efforts to counter such efforts. Referring to the brutal rape and murder of a young girl in New Delhi that sent shockwaves across the nation, Singh stressed on the need to sensitively deal with the issue of women rights. Nov 23, 2013

Bangladesh heads for total deadlock as political battle intensifies

Dhaka, Nov 23 (ANI): President of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), Md. Sabur Khan called for political consensus between the leading parties, as the battle for power intensified, plunging Bangladesh into violence. The stand-off between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her arch rival and former premier Begum Khaleda Zia is nothing new. While talking to a reporter in Dhaka, Khan said that there should be a discussion between the leading parties to facilitate free and fair elections. Expressing concern over political uncertainty, Khan said the present uncertainty would not help the leaders in the long run. Nov 23, 2013

Tehelka sexual assault case should not be politicized: Priya Dutt

Vadodara, Nov 23 (ANI): Congress leader Priya Dutt, said on Saturday that the case involving editor-in-chief of Tehelka magazine Tarun Tejpal, accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague that has triggered a media debate about silence over the harassment of women in the workplace, should not be politicized. Nov 23, 2013

Politicos on AAP sting operation

New Delhi/Kaushambi, Nov 23 (ANI): Reacting over the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) sting operation, BJP leader Vijender Gupta, on Saturday said that now that the party's wrong doings had come to light, the leaders were trying to shelter the truth. Meanwhile, Janata Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi, said that all the leaders of AAP should step down. However, Aam Aadmi Party Convener Arvind Kejriwal, said that the sting operation tapes were doctored and accused a political party of sending the stinger, after the latter denied providing raw footage to AAP leaders. Nov 23, 2013

Chief Justice inaugurates National Lok Adalat

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Saturday inaugurated a day-long National Lok Adalat where for the first time cases are being taken up simultaneously all over the country for settlement. A total of about 19 lakh cases will be taken up at the National Lok Adalat to be held in the Supreme Court, all High Courts, and district and taluk courts across the country. Nov 23, 2013

Narendra Modi hails Shivraj Singh for removing 'bimaru' tag from MP

Mandsaur, Nov 23 (ANI): BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday, while addressing a rally in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh hailed the state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for removing the tag of 'bimaru' (ill) state from Madhya Pradesh. He also talked about the works of Chouhan. Further, he said that he have deep connections with the state and that the people should not search for him on the stage but in their hearts and pain. Modi also said that Congress, including Late Indira Gandhi relies on poor fro being in power and they don't work for their upliftment as that will be dangerous for their government. Nov 23, 2013

We must root out Naxal menace, build on our successes: PM

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday, praised and congratulated the police, intelligence outfits and paramilitaries for achieving major successes against left wing extremists, including Naxals. While addressing state directors general of police and inspectors general of police at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi Dr. Singh however, cautioned that every effort must be made to root out the menace of Naxalism, and build on the successes already achieved. Nov 23, 2013

CCTV footage are being examined: DIG OP Mishra

Panaji, Nov 23 (ANI): Talking about the alleged sexual assault case against Tarun Tejpal, founder of Tehelka news magazine, Panaji DIG OP Mishra said on Saturday that the video footage are taken from the hotel and are sent fro examining the technicalities of the same. He further requested the media to be sensitive about the identity of the victim and about the details of the investigation. Mishra said that Tehelka managing editor Shoma Chaudhury is expected to cooperate with the investigation and a mail is sent to her fro the same. Nov 23, 2013