Social activists, war veterans call for peace in poll-bound Bangladesh

Dhaka, Dec 08 (ANI): Social activists and war veterans in Bangladesh called for peace and tranquility in violence-hit Dhaka, as tensions escalated due to the ongoing clashes between the feuding parties ahead of the national elections next year. Freedom fighters, educationists and scholars were speaking on the sidelines of a seminar organized by a social organization on Saturday (December 07) in Dhaka. Speaking at the seminar, Bangladesh war veteran Anwar Zahid slammed the Islamists party for manipulating people in the name of religion. Dec 8, 2013

Must analyze defeat: Sheila Dikshit on Delhi Polls

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): Accepting the defeat of the Congress party in the Delhi assembly polls, outgoing Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Sunday that the party needed to analyze its crushing defeat in the polls. Dikshit also thanked people of Delhi for supporting the Congress party for 15 years. Dec 8, 2013

Police arrest five Maoists in Odisha

Koraput, Dec 08 (ANI): Police and Border Security Force (BSF) personnel arrested five Maoists in Koraput district of Maoist infested Odisha. According to the Sub-divisional Police Officer of Koraput, Jalandhar Jali said that the arrested Maoists were working for the Srikakulam-Koraput division of Communist Party of India (Maoist) from past several years and were apprehended near China Sabdam forest. During investigation, the arrested Maoists confessed to have committed murders and series of violence in Narayanpatna and Bandhugaon areas. Dec 8, 2013

BJP on AAP's performance in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): Even as the latest trend in Delhi shows BJP leading, many eyes are on the Aam Aadmi Party that has made an impressive debut in the national capital. BJP leaders admitted that AAP has emerged as a strong contender. They further added that the party has cut into Congress' votes. Dec 8, 2013

Assembly polls highlight dismal condition of Congress: BJP

New Delhi, Dec 8 (ANI): The BJP on Sunday stated that the latest trends in the assembly elections highlight the dismal condition of the Congress. BJP leaders claimed that the country will be free from Congress in the upcoming general assembly. Dec 8, 2013

Raj Polls counting on: CM Ashok Gehlot concedes defeat

Jaipur, Dec 08 (ANI): Even as the BJP seems poised for a landslide victory in Rajasthan as the counting of votes are underway, state CM Ashok Gehlot conceded defeat owing to Congress's failure to highlight development projects of his government. Dec 8, 2013

Political unrest strikes Bangladesh, as protests turn violent ahead of elections

Dhaka, Dec 08 (ANI): Violence gripped Bangladesh as protests and a series of shutdowns with transport blockades led by the main opposition party BNP, demanding next year's election be held under a non-party administration, took a toll on the country's economic growth. A human rights activist in Bangladesh, Khushi Kabir in Dhaka held BNP responsible for their irresponsible programmes sparking violence in the country. Commenting over political uncertainty, Kabir said that a non-party caretaker government was not the solution. Trading guns at Jamaat-e-Islami, Kabir said that the leaders of the Islamist party should also be arrested. Dec 8, 2013

Manish Sisodia on AAP's performance

New Delhi, Dec 8 (ANI): As the Aam Aadmi Party's impressive debut grabbed everyone's eyeballs, party leader Manish Sisodia said that he was sure that the Delhi results would be historic. Sisodia, however, added that the results could have been better. He also dismissed any possibility of alliance with the BJP. Dec 8, 2013

Sheila Dikshit resigns as Delhi CM

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): Sheila Dikshit has resigned as the Delhi Chief Minister and has sent her resignation to the Lieutenant Governor following the defeat of the Congress in Delhi Assembly elections. According to reports, the three time Chief Minister is set to lose her New Delhi constituency as well, as she is trailing behind AAP's Arvind Kejriwal. Meanwhile, the BJP has routed Congress in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, and is leading in Delhi. But the party seems to be on its way out in Chhattisgarh as the Congress has put up a good show in the state. Dec 8, 2013

4-state Assembly counting on: BJP ecstatic over early trends

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): Even as early trends indicate the BJP heading for a landslide win in Rajasthan, looked comfortably ahead in Madhya Pradesh, holding its own in Delhi, where the Aam Aadmi Party is putting up a spirited fight, the BJP on Sunday was visibly ecstatic over the trends. Dec 8, 2013

4-state Assembly counting on: BJP ahead in early trends, Cong remains mum

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): Even as early trends indicate the BJP heading for a landslide win in Rajasthan, looked comfortably ahead in Madhya Pradesh, holding its own in Delhi, where the Aam Aadmi Party is putting up a spirited fight, the Congress on Sunday remained silent over the trends waiting for final results. Dec 8, 2013

Chhattisgarh Polls counting on: Close fight between BJP-Congress

Raipur, Dec 08 (ANI): Early morning trends for Chhattisgarh assembly polls indicate the Congress engaged in a close fight with the BJP. MoS Agriculture & Processing, Charandas Mahant on Sunday said that Congress will form the government and further said that there is no internal fight over who will be CM. Dec 8, 2013

Raj Polls counting on: BJP headed for landslide win

Jhalawar, Dec 08 (ANI): Even as the BJP seems poised for a landslide victory in Rajasthan as the counting of votes are underway, the party's CM Candidate Vasundhara Raje on Sunday said that the poll outcome was due to people being tired of Congress's non governance in the state. Dec 8, 2013

Delhi Polls counting on: Kejriwal says BJP approached AAP Members

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): Even as counting of Delhi assembly election votes is underway, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday alleged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had approached many of the AAP candidates. He, however, stressed that his party won't provide support to any other political outfit. Dec 8, 2013