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

Congress files 3 complains to EC against BJP

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): Congress Party's legal cell head KC Mittal on Monday confirmed that the party has filed a total of three complains against BJP and Narendra Modi to the Election Commission. The aforesaid complains are for the party's personal attack on Party President Sonia Gandhi, Vice President Rahul Gandhi and PM Manmohan Singh. He said that such comments are morally not correct and against the Modal code of conduct. Nov 18, 2013

Sheila Dikshit gives 'water excuse' for people moving out from Rahul's rally

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): A day after Sheila Dikshit pleaded the crowd at Rahul Gandhi's rally in Delhi to stop and listen to his speech, Dikshit again came to the forefront for giving excuse on the people's disinterest in Gandhi's speech. Dikshit said that the people did not move because of disinterest but because they needed water and there was delay in supply of water. Nov 18, 2013

India- Bangladesh agree to work against militants

Akhaurah, Nov 18 (ANI): Addressing a joint press conference Bangladesh Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir promised to hand over any Indian militant caught hiding in its territory to India. Alamgir and his Indian counterpart Sushil Kumar Shinde met to inaugurate a multi purpose integrated checkpost along the border in Akhaura. Alamgir said Indian militant Anup Chetia, currently lodged in a jail in Bangladesh, would be extradited after the completion of judicial formalities. Nov 18, 2013

Bharat Ratna awardee calls politicians 'idiots'

Bangalore, Nov 18 (ANI): Bharat Ratna awardee and eminent scientist CNR Rao calls politicians idiots while expressing his dissatisfaction over inadequate funding in the field of science. Rao said that he contributed much more than he was paid for. Rao, also chairman of Prime Minister's scientific advisory council, sought more funds for research and education. The central government on Saturday announced to confer Bharat Ratna upon Rao and iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Nov 18, 2013

Commonwealth countries agree to support less developed nations

Colombo, Nov 18 (ANI): As the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) came to a close, member countries agreed in unison to support small and less developed nations in the pool, which forms one-fifth of global trade. The summit took place in the island nation under the shadow of allegations of abuse by the Sri Lankan government four years after a civil war against Tamil separatists ended. President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, said that the member countries had also agreed to tap the potential of intra-Commonwealth trade and investment. Nov 18, 2013

Politicians conferred a Scientist with Bharat Ratna: Manish Tewari after Rao's 'idiot' remark

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): After Bharat Ratna awardee CNR Rao claimed politicians to be 'idiots' for not giving adequate funds for science, I and B Minister Manish Tewari said that it may be true that India is giving less funds in the fields of science, but it is these politicians who conferred a scientist for Bharat Ratna. He said that India obviously values science and its imminence. Nov 18, 2013

PM trying to side-step from real issues by targeting Narendra Modi: BJP

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): After Prime Minister Manmohan Singh targeted Narendra Modi saying that he is twisting the facts and spreading falsehood, BJP Spokesperson Nalin Kohli said that PM is trying to side-step from the real issues which are price rise and corruption etc. He said that Congress is not interested in answering to public's concern and is looking for ways to divert attention from real issues. Nov 18, 2013

Manish Tewari takes jibe at BJP over snooping row

New Delhi/ Ahmedabad/ Gujarat, Nov 18 (ANI): Starting a war of words, I and B Minister Manish Tewari took a jibe at BJP over over snooping allegations and posed questions over infringement of civil liberty. Tewari on Sunday (November 17) lashed the opposition party over alleged snooping by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah on a young woman in 2009. Sharpening his attack, Tewari said it was 'brazen assault on civil liberty by state sponsored stalking'. Tewari targeted Modi for misusing police machinery and monitoring the movement of a young woman by Gujarat Police in 2009. Nov 18, 2013

GoM to meet over bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): The Group of Ministers (GoM), which is looking after the proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh will wrap up the consultation process on Monday after meeting Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and all Union ministers representing the state separately. Reddy has already stated that he will oppose the state's division before the GoM. Interacting with the reporters, Jaipal Reddy said that he and three other ministers from Telangana region would attend the meeting on Monday. After the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the creation of Telangana would lead to the formation of India's 29th state. Nov 18, 2013

Bharat Ratna awardee calls politicians 'idiots'

Bangalore, Nov 18 (ANI): Bharat Ratna awardee and eminent scientist CNR Rao calls politicians idiots while expressing his dissatisfaction over inadequate funding in the field of science. Rao said that he contributed much more than he was paid for. Rao, also chairman of Prime Minister's scientific advisory council, sought more funds for research and education. The central government on Saturday announced to confer Bharat Ratna upon Rao and iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Nov 18, 2013

Hamas elects new spokesperson

Hamas have elected 23-year-old Isra Almodallal as its new spokesperson, and she'll be tasked with managing Hamas' relations with the world's media. Duration: 01:16 Nov 17, 2013