Bangladesh advocate rules out possibility of enmity between feuding parties

Dhaka, Nov 12 (ANI): Senior advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, A.F.M. Mesbahuddin ruled out any possibility of enmity between feuding parties, as tensions mount ahead of the general elections in Bangladesh. Recently, Bangladesh's main opposition party, the BNP, refused a request from the prime minister to form an all-party government to oversee upcoming elections, setting the stage for a showdown this week that could delay or even derail the polls altogether. While talking to the reporter in Dhaka, Mesbahuddin backed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and said that she was always ready to have any dialogue with the opposition party. Nov 12, 2013

Awami League goes ahead with polls nomination forms despite strike by opposition in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Nov 12 (ANI): The ruling Awami League (AL) party in Bangladesh has started selling nomination forms to its candidates for contesting the upcoming national polls, even as the main opposition BNP had called for 84-hour strike to press their demand of holding the elections under a non-partisan caretaker government. The BNP had announced the strike on Saturday after police arrested its leaders, triggering violent protests across the country. The sale of the nomination forms began with supporters of Hasina’s Awami League (AL) party pouring into the streets to campaign for their leaders. Nov 12, 2013

BJP benefits from any situation of communal violence: KC Tyagi

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): After BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi put allegations of using communal forces on Nitish Kumar, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that BJP has always benefitted from any situation of communal violence. He further questioned Modi on his failure to visit victims of Gujarat riots and other such violence. He also said that BJP is criticizing JD (U) because they failed to get any alliance after it parted away with the BJP. Nov 12, 2013

CBI is as good an investigation agency as any other in the world: P Chidambaram

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday addressed the CBI’s International Conference. During his speech, Chidambaram said that the CBI is as good an investigation agency as any other in the world. He also said that the myths of it being a caged parrot or the Congress Bureau of Investigation are untrue. Nov 12, 2013

Sonia Gandhi to address rallies in poll-bound Chhattisgarh today

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): In a bid to woo voters once again, Congress President Sonia Gandhi will be addressing rallies in poll-bound Chhattisgarh today. The region cast its vote in the first phase of assembly polls yesterday. Despite sporadic attacks by Maoists, the voter turnout by the end of the polls reached 67 per cent. According to reports, Gandhi will address rallies in Bhilai and Ambikapur, kicking of Congress' poll campaign for the second phase of the elections which will be held on November 19. Nov 12, 2013

Narendra Modi unaware about nation's history, not eligible for PM candidate: JD (U)

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): JD (U) leder Shivanand Tiwari on Tuesday slammed Narendra Modi after he mistook Syama Prasad Mookerjee for Shyamji Krishna Varma. Tiwari said that Modi whjo is unaware even about the nation's history and about the person who laid foundation of the Jan Sangh is not eligible to be a PM candidate of the country. He also termed Modi as a product of corporate sector and appealed people not to follow a leader like him. Nov 12, 2013

Modi must take a few classes in history from top leaders of BJP: Digvijay Singh

Raipur, Nov 12 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday took a dig at BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying that he must take a few classes in history from top leaders of the BJP. He further added that the country may have to face embarrassment in case Modi becomes the PM and gives similar speeches in UN. Nov 12, 2013

Traditional dances welcome British royals to Kerala

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Four earthquakes within a period of 3 hours shook the National Capital Region (NCKochi, Nov 12 (ANI): Britain's Prince of Wales, Charles and his wife, Camilla, got a colourful welcome to the city of Kochi in Kerala recently, as the couple enjoyed an evening of traditional dances and martial arts during the last leg of their India trip. The couple visited Kerala Folklore Theatre, which houses the country's largest collection of traditional performing art costumes. The royals were first garlanded and then enticed to the classical moves of Kathak, which is one of the most dynamic theatres arts in the world. The royal couple's visit ends on November 14 when they leave for Sri Lanka to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo.R) on early Tuesday, with no reports of casualties or major damage. The first tremor of magnitude 3.1 was felt in Delhi and occured at 12:41am. Its epicentre was Delhi, according to an IMD report. This was followed by three more tremors of 3.3, 2.5 and 2.8 magnitude at 1:41, 1:55 and 3:40 AM, the report said. Nov 12, 2013

Earthquakes rattle Delhi, no reports of casualties

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Four earthquakes within a period of 3 hours shook the National Capital Region (NCR) on early Tuesday, with no reports of casualties or major damage. The first tremor of magnitude 3.1 was felt in Delhi and occured at 12:41am. Its epicentre was Delhi, according to an IMD report. This was followed by three more tremors of 3.3, 2.5 and 2.8 magnitude at 1:41, 1:55 and 3:40 AM, the report said. Nov 12, 2013

Traditional dances welcome British royals to Kerala

Kochi, Nov 12 (ANI): Britain's Prince of Wales, Charles and his wife, Camilla, got a colourful welcome to the city of Kochi in Kerala recently, as the couple enjoyed an evening of traditional dances and martial arts during the last leg of their India trip. The couple visited Kerala Folklore Theatre, which houses the country's largest collection of traditional performing art costumes. The royals were first garlanded and then enticed to the classical moves of Kathak, which is one of the most dynamic theatres arts in the world. The royal couple's visit ends on November 14 when they leave for Sri Lanka to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo. Nov 12, 2013

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' premiere heats up rainy London

Actress Jennifer Lawrence greeted fans in London's Leicester Sqaure on Monday evening for the world premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' the second in the series of film adaptations of the novels by Suzanne Collins. Duration: 01:07 Nov 12, 2013

Top UN court awards flashpoint temple area to Cambodia

The UN's top court ruled Monday that most of the area around a flashpoint ancient temple on the Thai border belongs to Cambodia and that any Thai security forces there should leave. Angry Thai protesters reacted in Bangkok. Duration: 00:57 Nov 11, 2013