Voters defy Maoists, Chhattisgarh records 75% Polling

New Delhi/ Chhattisgarh, Nov 20 (ANI): Despite threat calls to boycott elections by Maoists in Chhattisgarh, around 75 per cent polling was recorded on Tuesday in 72 constituencies of the state. The second and last phase of assembly polls in the Maoist-infested Chhattisgarh concluded peacefully. Last week, polling for the first phase was held for 18 seats including constituencies in Maoists-infested districts of Bastar and Rajnandgaon. The Maoists had earlier warned voters of dire consequences and asked them to boycott the polls by putting up threatening banners in different villages of the region. Not only this, they even snatched voters’ identity cards in some areas. Nov 20, 2013

Hazare says Kejriwal not corrupt

Ralegaon Siddhi, Nov 20 (ANI): Veteran social and civil rights activist Anna Hazare said on Wednesday that he has never alleged that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal is corrupt, or that he had siphoned off money from his anti-corruption campaign. He said the issue of concern for him at present was his name being misused by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Nov 20, 2013

Mudslinging continues over snooping row

New Delhi/ Madhya Pradesh, Nov 20 (ANI): The heat from the snooping scandal allegedly involving Amit Shah, a close aide of Narendra Modi, intensified on Wednesday. Mudslinging continued between political parties even as the girl’s father urged the NCW to ensure that the matter is not discussed any further. The Congress said that Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is equally responsible as his minister Amit Shah to answer for charges of snooping. Meanwhile the BJP said that the Congress should stop making an issue of this as the father of the girl has requested for privacy. Considering it a very serious issue, the JD (U), also said that it is necessary for Modi and his party to come out clean. Nov 20, 2013

KC Tyagi slams BJP on MLAs' felicitation

New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): JD (U) leader KC Tyagi slammed the BJP's decision to felicitate its MLAs Sangeet Singh Som and Suresh Rana, who were arrested for allegedly inciting communal violence in Muzaffarnagar, and now are out on bail. Uttar Pradesh unit of BJP will felicitate Som and Rana, during the party's PM candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Agra on November 21. Tyagi said he will ask the UP Government to plead in the Supreme Court to cancel the bail of the two. Nov 20, 2013

KC Tyagi slams BJP on MLAs' felicitation

New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): JD (U) leader KC Tyagi slammed the BJP's decision to felicitate its MLAs Sangeet Singh Som and Suresh Rana, who were arrested for allegedly inciting communal violence in Muzaffarnagar, and now are out on bail. Uttar Pradesh unit of BJP will felicitate Som and Rana, during the party's PM candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Agra on November 21. Tyagi said he will ask the UP Government to plead in the Supreme Court to cancel the bail of the two. Nov 20, 2013

Khaleda Zia seeks Bangladesh Presidents intervention to end political deadlock

Dhaka, Nov 20 (ANI): Head of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Begum Khaleda Zia, recently met President, Abdul Hamid, seeking his initiative to resolve the political deadlock in the country. Zia sought President’s intervention a day after an all-party government headed by Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, was installed in the country to oversee the polls due to be held in January. Nov 20, 2013

Narendra Modi faces flak over decision to felicitate Som & Rana in Agra rally

Bhopal, Nov 20 (ANI): Congress Leader Digvijay Singh on Wednesday lashed at prime ministerial candidate of the BJP, Narendra Modi for felicitating MLAs who were accused of inciting violence in Muzaffarnagar. Uttar Pradesh unit of BJP will felicitate its MLAs Som and Rana, during Modi’s rally in Agra on November 21. Som and Rana are currently out on bail. Singh blamed the BJP for inciting violence with an aim to win elections. Nov 20, 2013

Bangalore ATM Attack: Karnataka HM calls high-level officials meeting

Bangalore, Nov 20 (ANI): Terming the ATM assault case as unfortunate, Karnataka Home Minister K J George on Wednesday said that he has called for a meeting of high-level officials to review the case. Talking to mediapersons in Bangalore, he said that the government will take measures to avoid such incidents in future. The police are yet arrest the man who brutally attacked the lady. A man brutally attacked a woman with sharp weapon and robbed her inside an ATM booth in Bangalore on Tuesday. CCTV footage showed the man attacking the woman with a weapon on her face and head. The woman was lying in pool of blood for a long time and the incident came to light when two school children raised an alarm seeing blood coming out the kiosk from under the shutters. Nov 20, 2013

CD row: AAP says political conspiracy, holds emergency meet

Kaushambi, Nov 20 (ANI): Aam Admi Party (AAP) Convener Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday called an emergency meeting after a CD claiming that all is not well between him and Anna Hazare emerged before the Delhi polls. The CD shows Anna telling associates at a meeting that he fears the Aam Aadmi Party is misusing names of people and funds collected in his name during an anti-graft crusade two years ago, in which Mr Kejriwal played a leading role alongside the Gandhian activist. AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on Wednesday said that Nov 20, 2013

Police arrest Maoist leader, recover arms in Jharkhand

Palamu, Nov 20 (ANI): The Jharkhand police have arrested Maoist leader Nirmal Bhuyan alias Mahesh, who was on the wanted list for his involvement in a number of crimes and recovered arms in Palamu district of Jharkhand. The police said they have also seized a gun and some bullets from the arrested rebel. Maoist rebels in India are rapidly expanding their insurgency and could move from remote rural areas to cities. Equipped with automatic weapons and explosives, the Maoists want to cripple economic activity. Nov 20, 2013

Anna CD exposes Aam Aadmi Party: BJP

New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): The BJP on Wednesday accused the Aam Aadmi Party of hypocrisy, after a CD of Anna Hazare emerged in media. The video shows Anna telling his associates that he fears the AAP is misusing funds collected in his name during the Jan Lokpal movement. Nov 20, 2013

Hurt by Anna's video: Arvind Kejriwal

Kaushambi, Nov 20 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that he is saddened by the release of Anna Hazare’s video footage in which he was seen purportedly questioning the use of India Against Corruption funds for political purpose by Aam Aadmi Party. Kejriwal also accused the Congress and the BJP of spreading rumours to provoke Anna that the AAP is using his photo for party campaigns. Nov 20, 2013

AAP's manifesto will include much more besides fighting corruption: Arvind Kejriwal

Kaushambi, Nov 20 (ANI): Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal will today release the election manifesto of his political outfit Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which promises cheap electricity and regular water supply for Delhi residents. Kejiwal, who was supposed to release the manifesto on a previous date, had to reschedule it after Hazare expressed his displeasure that his name was being used by the former to campaign for Delhi elections. Nov 20, 2013

Obama on possible Iran deal, immigration reform

Speaking at the Wall Street Journal's annual CEO Council, US President Barack Obama says he does not know whether world powers will clinch an interim deal with Iran over its nuclear program during talks this week. Duration: 00:48 Nov 20, 2013