People moving out from Rahul's rally show they are done away with Congress: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): Talking about the moving out of crowd in Rahul Gandhi's rally in Delhi, BJP leader Nitin Gadkari said that the act shows that people are done away with Congress and their corruption. He said that people no more are going to sympathize with the Congress, which means that BJP will come to power in the upcoming elections. Further, he also slammed at Congress for using abusive language in their election speeches and said that Congress is scared of the opposition. Nov 18, 2013

Passenger jet crashes in Russia, killing 50

A Boeing 737 operated by a Russian airline crashed while attempting to land in the city of Kazan, killing all 50 on board, Russia's emergency situations ministry says. Duration: 00:29 Nov 18, 2013

Didnt say politicians are idiots, just said some are doing idiotic things: CNR Rao

Bangalore, Nov 18 (ANI): Eminent scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee CNR Rao, who sparked a controversy by calling the politicians idiots, claimed that the media has distorted his statement and his remark was not an outburst. Defending himself, he further clarified that he wanted to say that the funds in scientific field must be increased more to be at par with other countries. Nov 18, 2013

Naresh Agarwal on Mulayams demand to ban English in Parliament

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Monday said that Mulayam Singh’s demand to ban English is fully justified. MPs should be banned from speaking in English in Parliament, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav had said. He had also claimed that countries which use their mother tongue are more developed. Nov 18, 2013

Bharat Ratna has become a joke, it should be abolished: Shivanand Tiwari

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): Reacting on the hullabaloo over the Bharat Ratna award, JD (U) leader Shivanand Tiwari on Monday said that the award has become a joke and it should be abolished altogether as it has no significance now. He further said that Sachin Tendulkar has not played cricket for free and an unnecessary hype is being created out of emotions and advertisement. Nov 18, 2013

Freedom fighters condemn violence by BNP-led alliance in Bangladesh

Rangpur, Nov 18: A peace rally organized by “Anwesha Shanskriti Songothan”, a social organization, was attended by over five thousand freedom fighters and scholars from eight district of Rangpur division. Saddened by frequent strikes and violence by Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance, the freedom fighters called for peaceful elections ahead. They also called for a ban on radical outfits like the Jamaat-e-Islami, which was against the creation of the country and still continues with its violent ways. Bangladesh, then known as East Pakistan, broke away from West Pakistan after a bloody war in 1971. Nov 18, 2013

MP CM serves defamation notice to Sonia Gandhi

Bhopal, Nov 18 (ANI): Reacting on Congress's advertisement on corruption in the Shivraj Singh Chouhan family, Chauhan served a Rs 10 crore defamation notice to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and State Congress President Kanti Lal Bhuria. BJP's spokesperson Hitesh Bajpai said that the Congress has come down to level of violence and that they are jealous and scared of Chauhan and Narendra Modi. Nov 18, 2013

Political parties should stop violating democracy: KC Tyagi

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): As the war of words between the two major political parties, Congress and BJP brought about a notice to a leader and on the other hand a defamation notice to another, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that political parties should stop violating democracy like this. He said that any prime ministerial candidate is not liable to use such derogatory language whatsoever. Nov 18, 2013

Congress files 3 complains to EC against BJP

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): Congress Party's legal cell head KC Mittal on Monday confirmed that the party has filed a total of three complains against BJP and Narendra Modi to the Election Commission. The aforesaid complains are for the party's personal attack on Party President Sonia Gandhi, Vice President Rahul Gandhi and PM Manmohan Singh. He said that such comments are morally not correct and against the Modal code of conduct. Nov 18, 2013

Sheila Dikshit gives 'water excuse' for people moving out from Rahul's rally

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): A day after Sheila Dikshit pleaded the crowd at Rahul Gandhi's rally in Delhi to stop and listen to his speech, Dikshit again came to the forefront for giving excuse on the people's disinterest in Gandhi's speech. Dikshit said that the people did not move because of disinterest but because they needed water and there was delay in supply of water. Nov 18, 2013

India- Bangladesh agree to work against militants

Akhaurah, Nov 18 (ANI): Addressing a joint press conference Bangladesh Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir promised to hand over any Indian militant caught hiding in its territory to India. Alamgir and his Indian counterpart Sushil Kumar Shinde met to inaugurate a multi purpose integrated checkpost along the border in Akhaura. Alamgir said Indian militant Anup Chetia, currently lodged in a jail in Bangladesh, would be extradited after the completion of judicial formalities. Nov 18, 2013