BJP on Congress's decision to shun opinion poll shows

New Delhi, Nov 08 (ANI): The BJP on Friday took a dig at the Congress for its decision to shun opinion poll shows, saying that the ruling government is scared to face its defeat in the upcoming general elections. BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the Congress is responsible for inflation, mis-governance and all kind of scams. Nov 8, 2013

Govt will go to SC to challenge Gauhati HC order: V Narayanasamy

New Delhi, Nov 08 (ANI): After Gauhati High Court declared CBI as 'unconstitutional' and that it can't investigate crimes, MoS to prime minister's office V Narayanasamy said that government will go to the Supreme Court to challenge the ruling. He further said that any ruling on the same will come after consultation with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Law Minister Kapil Sibal. Nov 8, 2013

Narayan Sai's close aide arrested from Udaipur

Udaipur, Nov 08 (ANI): Even as controversial godman Asaram Bapu's son, Narayan Sai who has been on the run since a complaint of rape was filed against him in Surat, the Rajasthan Police on Friday arrested a close aide of Sai from Udaipur. Nov 8, 2013

DOPT will file an appeal against Gauhati HC ruling: Kapil Sibal

New Delhi, Nov 8 (ANI): Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday informed that the DOPT intends to file an appeal against the Gauhati HC ruling that the CBI is legally not a police force. In a startling decision which has ramifications for sensitive cases like the 2G scam, the Gauhati high court ruled that the CBI is legally not a police force and stripped it of its powers to investigate crimes, arrest suspects and file charge-sheets. Nov 8, 2013

JD (U) on CHOGM

New Delhi, Nov 7 (ANI): JD (U) leader Sabir Ali on Friday said that instead of not attending the CHOGM, the PM should put his point strongly during the meet at Colombo. Nov 8, 2013

High level preparation ahead of Narendra Modi's rally in Bahraich

Bahraich, Nov 08 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is to address a rally in Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh amidst high security as the preparation is in its full swing. A party worker at the location said that all arrangements for commuting and for security are done by the party but the local district administration is hindering the same. The district administration, which had earlier not given permission for the rally citing security reasons, issued clearance with certain conditions after midnight Thursday following a meeting with BJP district president Gulab Chandra Shukla. Nov 8, 2013

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