BJP confident of winning in 4 states in upcoming polls

New Delhi, Nov 8 (ANI): BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Friday exuded confidence and said that his party is sure of winning polls in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi. Javadekar further said that people are fed up of the Congress government and have confidence in the BJP's leadership. Nov 8, 2013

Bring immediate stay order on Gauhati HC ruling to escape embarrassment: Former CBI Director

New Delhi, Nov 08 (ANI): Talking about the Gauhati High Court ruling, Former CBI Director Joginder Singh said that the government should bring immediate stay on the order in order to escape embarrassment in front of visiting foreign delegates. Gauhati High Court passed an order that says that the Central Bureau of Investigation is 'unconstitutional' and does not have powers to investigate crimes. Singh also said that the CBI has no right under the law but the final ruling will be of the Supreme Court which had assigned the agency some major scam cases in the past. Nov 8, 2013

Opinion polls are 'absolute trash': Digvijay Singh

New Delhi, Nov 8 (ANI): Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday termed the opinion polls as 'absolute trash'. Dismissing reports that market investors are in favour of Narendra Modi for the post of Prime Minister, he said that the people of this country will select their prime minister, not the investors. Nov 8, 2013

Crores spent on Narendra Modi's rally to influence voters: Rita Bahuguna Joshi

Lucknow, Nov 08 (ANI): As the preparation for the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Bahraich is on full swing, Uttar Pradesh Congress President Rita Bahuguna Joshi said that the party is spending crores of rupees in order to lure crowd at the rally and to influence voters. Further, Joshi said that the opinion polls telecasted and shown are of no value and doesn't always say the truth. Nov 8, 2013

Bangladesh opposition calls for dialogue over poll-time govt

Dhaka, Nov 08 (ANI): Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia said that a dialogue over demand of election-time government could not be held because of government's reluctance to engage in talks with the opposition. Addressing her supporters through video-conferencing on Thursday, Zia said that she hoped that the government rolls back its decision on forming an all-party election time government. She also appealed to her party activists and supporters for intensifying the anti-government movement. Nov 8, 2013

Jayalalitha declares world chess championship open

Chennai, Nov 08 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha declared the world chess championship open, setting the stage for a clash between chess titans. India's defending world champion, Vishwanathan Anand would take on the Norwegian Challenger Magnus Carlsen, from Saturday. This 12-match series was being organized by FIDE, the world chess federation. Jayalalitha said that an amount of 29 crore rupees has been allotted for the championship. The 43-year-old Indian chess ace, Anand, had dominated the sports and remained a world champion since 2007. 24-year-old Carlsen, on the other hand, was the youngest player to top the world rankings, when he was just 19. Nov 8, 2013

Irom Sharmila faced death threats for relationship with foreigner

Imphal, Nov 08 (ANI): Just three days after the iron lady of Manipur, Irom Sharmila's fast-unto-death entered its 14th year, the 41-year-old has hit out at people within her own organisation, the Just Peace Foundation, saying they threatened her with 'honour' killing over her relationship with a foreigner. Sharmila, on Thursday accused those close to her of sending her death threats and "acting like the Taliban" over her love for Desmond Cutinho, a social worker and journalist of British origin. Sharmila's relationship with Cutinho has been for at least three years. Nov 8, 2013

Kuwait's PM on 4-day visit to India

New Delhi, Nov 08 (ANI): Initiating the very first visit by a Kuwaiti head of government in 10 years, the country's Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah arrived in New Delhi on a four-day state visit. The Kuwaiti prime minister was received at the airport by Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed on Thursday. Jaber is accompanied by a high-level delegation, including ministers, senior officials and captains of the industry. The visit is first since the post of Crown Prince and prime minister was bifurcated in 2003. Nov 8, 2013

Garbage clogs streets of Madrid as sweepers strike

Rubbish piled up in the gutters of Madrid on Thursday as a strike by street-sweepers facing sackings and salary cuts began to leave its mark on the major tourist destination. Duration: 0:55 Nov 7, 2013

French rugby team warns Kiwis ahead of test match

The French rugby team warns New Zealand that they won't just be "sparring partners" for the All Blacks, ahead of their match at the Parisian Stade de France on Saturday. Duration: 00:42 Nov 7, 2013

UK spymasters hit out at Snowden in televised grilling

The head of Britain's electronic eavesdropping service on Thursday denied that the agency was listening to the majority of domestic email and telephone conversations, in the wake of the leaks from Edward Snowden. Duration: 0:56 Nov 7, 2013