Centre would provide adequate safeguards to Seemandhra people: Jaipal Reddy after GoM meet

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): After three union ministers from Telangana, S Jaipal Reddy, Porika Balram Naik and Sarve Satyanarayana met the Group of Ministers (GoM) on Monday, they urged the central government to go ahead with the creation of Telangana and make Hyderabad its unconditional capital. Jaipal Reddy said that the ministers want the Government of India not to impose too many limitations on the inherent constitutional rights of the new Telangana state, and that it would provide adequate safeguards to Seemandhra people. Nov 18, 2013

SP trying to divert the attention from nation's security: Balbir Punj

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): BJP's Vice President, Balbir Punj said on Monday that Samajwadi party is trying to divert the issue from security of the nation and its people by talking about languages. Punj further said that at this time of elections, Hindi or English is not the issue to talk about. Samajwadi party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is seeking ban on the use of English language in Parliament. Nov 18, 2013

Chhattisgarh police alert on security during polls: DGP

Raipur, Nov 18 (ANI): As the polls are on its way in Chhattisgarha midst threat from Naxal forces in the region, state DGP Ram Niwas said that the police forces are active on the same and have averted many attacks by the Naxal forces. He said that it is because of the due alertness of the police department in the state that the polls are carried on peacefully. He remained hopeful about the peaceful election in coming days too. Nov 18, 2013

People moving out from Rahul's rally show they are done away with Congress: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): Talking about the moving out of crowd in Rahul Gandhi's rally in Delhi, BJP leader Nitin Gadkari said that the act shows that people are done away with Congress and their corruption. He said that people no more are going to sympathize with the Congress, which means that BJP will come to power in the upcoming elections. Further, he also slammed at Congress for using abusive language in their election speeches and said that Congress is scared of the opposition. Nov 18, 2013

Passenger jet crashes in Russia, killing 50

A Boeing 737 operated by a Russian airline crashed while attempting to land in the city of Kazan, killing all 50 on board, Russia's emergency situations ministry says. Duration: 00:29 Nov 18, 2013

Didnt say politicians are idiots, just said some are doing idiotic things: CNR Rao

Bangalore, Nov 18 (ANI): Eminent scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee CNR Rao, who sparked a controversy by calling the politicians idiots, claimed that the media has distorted his statement and his remark was not an outburst. Defending himself, he further clarified that he wanted to say that the funds in scientific field must be increased more to be at par with other countries. Nov 18, 2013

Naresh Agarwal on Mulayams demand to ban English in Parliament

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Monday said that Mulayam Singh’s demand to ban English is fully justified. MPs should be banned from speaking in English in Parliament, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav had said. He had also claimed that countries which use their mother tongue are more developed. Nov 18, 2013

Bharat Ratna has become a joke, it should be abolished: Shivanand Tiwari

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): Reacting on the hullabaloo over the Bharat Ratna award, JD (U) leader Shivanand Tiwari on Monday said that the award has become a joke and it should be abolished altogether as it has no significance now. He further said that Sachin Tendulkar has not played cricket for free and an unnecessary hype is being created out of emotions and advertisement. Nov 18, 2013

Freedom fighters condemn violence by BNP-led alliance in Bangladesh

Rangpur, Nov 18: A peace rally organized by “Anwesha Shanskriti Songothan”, a social organization, was attended by over five thousand freedom fighters and scholars from eight district of Rangpur division. Saddened by frequent strikes and violence by Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance, the freedom fighters called for peaceful elections ahead. They also called for a ban on radical outfits like the Jamaat-e-Islami, which was against the creation of the country and still continues with its violent ways. Bangladesh, then known as East Pakistan, broke away from West Pakistan after a bloody war in 1971. Nov 18, 2013

MP CM serves defamation notice to Sonia Gandhi

Bhopal, Nov 18 (ANI): Reacting on Congress's advertisement on corruption in the Shivraj Singh Chouhan family, Chauhan served a Rs 10 crore defamation notice to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and State Congress President Kanti Lal Bhuria. BJP's spokesperson Hitesh Bajpai said that the Congress has come down to level of violence and that they are jealous and scared of Chauhan and Narendra Modi. Nov 18, 2013

Political parties should stop violating democracy: KC Tyagi

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): As the war of words between the two major political parties, Congress and BJP brought about a notice to a leader and on the other hand a defamation notice to another, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that political parties should stop violating democracy like this. He said that any prime ministerial candidate is not liable to use such derogatory language whatsoever. Nov 18, 2013