Bangladesh troops deploy nationwide ahead of polls

Bangladesh's opposition accused authorities of placing their leader under virtual house arrest Thursday, as tens of thousands of troops were deployed across the country ahead of general elections next month. Dec 26, 2013

Congress is engaging in witch-hunting: BJP on Snoopgate inquiry

New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its nod for setting up of an inquiry commission to investigate the allegations that Gujarat government illegally spied on a woman on the orders of chief minister Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah. Slamming Congress, BJP spokesperson, Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said that Congress is engaging in witch-hunting by setting up a panel in a matter which is an entirely state subject. She also added that Congress is continuing its fascist mindset inspite of all public opinion going against them. Dec 26, 2013

Inflation likely to slow down: Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Chennai, Dec 26 (ANI): Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Thursday stated that inflation will slow down in the coming time. He also drew comparisons between the time period before 2004 and after 2004, which according to him has witnessed better development. Dec 26, 2013

Karnataka CM says legislators foreign tour not his decision

Bangalore, Dec 26 (ANI): After two foreign junket trips by a bunch of MLAs in Karnataka kicked up a storm and invited sharp criticism, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday said that foreign 'study tour' planned for the legislators was not his decision. While one group of MLAs has already left to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, another group is set to leave next week to Brazil, Argentina and Peru. Dec 26, 2013

Court rejects Zakia Jafri's plea, Narendra Modi gets clean chit

Ahmedabad, Dec 26 (ANI): A court in Allahabad on Thursday rejected the petition of Zakia Jafri who had filed a petition against the report of a Special Investigation Team that gave clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Gulberg Society massacre case. The SIT lawyer said that the verdict which gave reprieve to Modi proved that SIT is impartial. Dec 26, 2013

Gujarat govt supported during investigations, hail SC judgement: RK Raghavan

Chennai, Dec 26 (ANI): As the Allahabad court gave clean chit to Narendra Modi, Former Chief of the SIT RK Raghavan hailed the SC government and that the Gujarat government and the union government supported the team during the investigations and there had been no political pressure whatsoever. Dec 26, 2013

BJP and Congress leaders quit to join AAP

New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): BJP leader Teena Sharma and Congress leader Alka Lamba have quit BJP and Congress respectively and have now joined Aam Aadmi Party. Both Sharma and Lamba were unhappy with their role in the parties and now wants to work for the welfare of people through AAP. Dec 26, 2013

Vasundhara Raje joins BJP CM meet in Delhi to draw poll strategy for 2014 general election

New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who spearheaded BJP's spectacular comeback to power in her state, recently, participated in the Lok Sabha election campaign meet in Delhi, called by the Bharatiya Janata Party. Raje along with other BJP chief ministers joined in to draw up strategies for the BJP to achieve success in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Dec 26, 2013

Congress welcomes Cabinet's approval to probe Gujarat snooping row

New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its nod for setting up of an inquiry commission to investigate the allegations that Gujarat government illegally spied on a woman on the orders of chief minister Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah. Congress leaders Gurudas Kamat and Digvijaya Singh congratulated the UPA Government and said this should have happened earlier as it was an open violation of Indian Telegraph Act and the IT Act. They also hoped that the panel gives the report at the earliest. Dec 26, 2013

Karnataka MLAs' foreign junket: Nothing wrong, MLAs of drought hit area not coming

Bangalore, Dec 26 (ANI): As a planned tour of MLAs from Karnataka amidst drought in parts of the state has come under criticism from politicos, Karnataka Congress MLA Malikayya Guttedar said that there is nothing wrong wit the same and that the MLAs from drought hit areas are not accompanying them in the 'study tour'. The estimated reports suggest that at least 15 lakh rupees will be invested in each MLA, which Guttedar refuted and said that not more than 7 lakh are getting invested per person. He also said that the itinerary out in media is false and has been not finalized yet. Dec 26, 2013

No cross-voting from Congress, will support AAP for 5 years if they work for Delhi: Congress

New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): As the war of words continue between AAP and Congress with speculations of Congress’ cross voting against the former, Congress leader Chaudhary Mateen Ahmad refuted any such claims and said that there will be no cross-voting. He said that the party will support AAP for 5 years if they work for the welfare of people of Delhi. Dec 26, 2013

Whoever stands against Modi is portrayed as a hero: Zafar Sareshwala on Zakia Jafris protest petiti

New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): As an Ahmedabad court is likely to deliver its verdict on Zakia Jafri's protest petition challenging the clean chit to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and others in the Gulbarg Society massacre case, Modi's backroom man and CEO of Parsoli Motors, Zafar Sareshwala said that it is petitioners right to appeal for the judgment. He also said that whoever is standing against Modi is being portrayed as a hero. Dec 26, 2013

Court to decide on Zakia Jafris case, JD (U) hopeful for positive verdict

New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): As a court in Ahmedabad is likely to deliver its verdict on Thursday on Zakia Jafri's protest petition against clean chit to Narendra Modi in the Gulbarg Society massacre case, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that the party is hopeful that the verdict will bring happiness to many people. He said that Modi has failed to control the riot situation in Gujarat and the verdict will be against him. Further, BJP leader Kirti Azad said that nothing can be proved against Modi and that he will come out clean, like Amit Shah who was exonerated in the Ishrat Jahan case. Dec 26, 2013

BJP welcomes Bishan Singh Bedis meet with Kejriwal, says no corruption in games

New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): As Bhishan Singh Bedi, contesting for the position of DDCA president Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) President, met Arvind Kejriwal for fighting against corruption in Delhi Cricket, BJP leader Kirti Azad welcomed the same and said that the games should be bereft of corruption. Dec 26, 2013