Maulana Sadiq's remarks do not imply Muslims are sympathetic towards Modi: NCP

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar on Saturday said that Maulana Kalbe Sadiq's statement that Muslim doors are not closed for talking to Narendra Modi meant that there is scope for forgiveness in Islam, but it does not imply that Muslims are sympathetic towards the Gujarat chief minister. Earlier this week, Maulana Kalbe Sadiq said that Modi should show that he cares for Muslims. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board deputy chief said Modi can garner votes for the BJP, if he shows that he cares for Muslims. The noted scholar, however, added that it cannot be forgotten that the 63-year-old Modi did fail to prevent the Gujarat riots. Oct 26, 2013

Mulayam dreams of being PM but can't even handle UP properly: Beni Prasad

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): Senior Congress leader and Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma who has been attacking Mulayam Singh Yadav, on Saturday hit out at SP Chief over Muzaffarnagar riots. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that hundreds of people from Gujarat came to Muzaffarnagar and indulged in rioting and the Uttar Pradesh government protected the rioters as both BJP and Samajwadi Party were in ‘collusion.’ He also said that Mulayam Singh is dreaming to become the Prime Minister of the nation but can't even handle UP properly. Oct 26, 2013

After Phailin, AP now faces flood and waterlogging crisis

Visakhapatnam, Oct 26 (ANI): After surviving cyclone Phailin, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha now is in flood crisis. Incessant rainfall triggered a rise in floodwaters on Saturday in Andhra Pradesh's port city Visakhapatnam, inundating houses, clogging roads and paralysing normal life. Non-stop rains, which pushed up the volume of the water in many rivers, continued to lash Srikakulam district of the province for the last few days. Five people were killed by the floods in Odisha and seven in the neighbouring state of Bihar. The death toll from Phailin now stands at 33. Oct 26, 2013

Naresh Agarwal will be served notice for 'extremely derogatory' remark: NCW

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): National Commission of Women (NCW) chairperson Mamta Sharma on Saturday said that the commission would send a notice to Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal to explain his indecent remark about women. Sharma also explained that the derogatory word could have multiple meanings, and said that Agarwal's usage of the word irrespective of its prescribed context was extremely insulting and unacceptable. Oct 26, 2013

Congress worst communal party and in alliance with Muslim league: BJP

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi claimed BJP's involvement in Muzaffarnagar riots, BJP Spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said that Congress who considers BJP as communal is itself the worst communal party and is still in alliance with the Muslim League. Further, he said that congress is raising such flimsy issues because their "hero Rahul, also known as Shahzada (prince) is failing". Oct 26, 2013

Asarams judicial custody extended till Nov 6

Noida, Oct 26 (ANI): A Jodhpur Session court has extended judicial custody of self-styled godman Asaram till November 06. Asaram has been accused of rape, sexual assault and illegal confinement by two Surat-based sisters. He was arrested in August on the charge of sexually assaulting a minor girl and has been in prison at Jodhpur since then. Oct 26, 2013

Bilateralism will ensure resolution of Indo-Pak issues: MEA

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): After US dismissed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's plea for an intervention on Kashmir issue, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that only bilateralism can ensure resolution of all India-Pakistan issues and that this is accepted globally now. Further, Akbaruddin said that all the evidence of the 26/11 attack has been already handed over to Pakistan and it is in their hand to act in any way. Oct 26, 2013

AB Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla resigns from BJP

Raipur, Oct 26 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece and BJP national vice president Karuna Shukla, announced her resignation from the party on Saturday alleging that the party is under the grip of power politics. Shukla’s resignation is a major blow to the BJP ahead of the assembly polls in Chhattisgarh. Oct 26, 2013

Narendra Modi sent his envoy to instigate Muzaffarnagar violence: JD (U)

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): After Home Ministry’s statement that no terrorist was ever born in Gujarat even after they faced extreme atrocities following Rahul Gandhi’s ISI remark, JD (U) leader Sabir Ali said that Gujarat CM Narendra Modi sent his envoy with proper strategies in order to instigate Muzaffarnagar violence. He said that Modi and BJP plans and makes strategies before bringing their plan into action. Further, he said that Modi has no religion and he considers the voters as his customers. Oct 26, 2013

BJP slams Naresh Agarwal for using derogatory term

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): The BJP on Saturday slammed Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal for using a derogatory remark. Talking over BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s dynastic politics remark in SP, Agarwal said that the concept of wedding does not exist in the BJP, so how will they experience the joy of a family and used a derogatory term. Oct 26, 2013

Babulal Nagar claims innocence, denies charges of rape

Jaipur, Oct 26 (ANI): Former Rajasthan Minister Babulal Nagar, who has been arrested by the CBI, denied the charges of rape levelled against him by a 35-year-old woman. The CBI arrested Nagar on Friday on charges of raping and assaulting the woman. Earlier on October 9, the investigating agency took over the probe from Rajasthan Police, which had registered the case against Nagar. Oct 26, 2013

SP wants Narendra Modi to talk of development in his campaigns

Lucknow, Oct 26 (ANI): Commenting on Narendra Modi's Jhansi rally, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal said that unless the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial aspirant talks about development or eradication of poverty, the people would never vote for the party. Oct 26, 2013