Congress on Kunal Ghoshs video

Kolkata, Nov 27 (ANI): Congress leader Pradip Bhattacharya on Wednesday said that West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s name has been exposed by Kunal Ghosh and therefore this case needs to be properly investigated. A 36-minute video of Rajya Sabha MP and suspended TMC member Kunal Ghosh caused embarrassment to the TMC after Ghosh directly linked chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool’s national general secretary Mukul Roy with the Saradha chit fund scam that has been rocking the state for the last eight months. The 36-minute video recorded earlier was broadcast on a local Bengali channel on Tuesday. Nov 27, 2013

Muzaffarpur: Portion of rail over bridge falls on goods train, 6 injured

Muzaffarpur, Nov 27 (ANI): At least 6 people were injured when part of a flyover collapsed on a stationary goods train in Muzaffarpur town of Bihar on Wednesday. No casualties have however been reported. The incident happened in Maripur area of the town, 90 km from state capital Patna. The injured have been admitted to nearby Sadar Hospital. More details are awaited. Nov 27, 2013

BJP hopes to sweep assembly elections in four of five states

New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hoped to sweep state assembly elections and defeat the Congress party in four of five states. The BJP also believes that they will form the central government in 2014 general elections. Voting is already over in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram. Rajasthan and Delhi will vote on December 01 and December 04, respectively. While addressing a news conference in New Delhi, BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that the results of the assembly elections would set the agenda for 2014 general elections. Meanwhile, Jaitley also accused the Congress party for relating internal security with vote-bank politics. Nov 27, 2013

AAP replies to Election Commission notice

New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday replied to Election Commission notice for Model Code violation by appealing to Muslims in Delhi for votes on religious grounds. Party Convener Arvind Kejriwal was served a notice by EC on November 20 after he distributed pamphlets asking Muslims to vote for AAP. Kejriwal denied violation of model code of conduct in his 37-page reply to Election Commission. Nov 27, 2013

How BJP involved, does Tejpal accept he is Cong stooge: Goa CM

Panaji, Nov 27 (ANI): Reacting to allegations that the Goa BJP Government was trying to influence the sexual assault case against former Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal, Goa CM Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday asked if Tejpal accepted he was a Congress stooge. Nov 27, 2013

Sushma's unnamed Cabinet Min Sibal cries foul over allegations of shielding Tejpal

New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): Even as Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj lashed out at Congress, saying a Union Cabinet Minister, indirectly referring to HRD Minister, Kapil Sibal was "shielding" former Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal, Sibal on Wednesday condemned the allegations calling referring to them as political antics. Nov 27, 2013

Sankararaman murder case: Kanchi Sankaracharya, 22 others acquitted

Puducherry, Nov 27 (ANI): All the accused in the Sankararaman murder case including Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati have been acquitted by the Puducherry principal and district sessions court on Wednesday. The trial ran for over nine years. The court acquitted all the accused saying the complainant failed to support the prosecution. Sankararaman, the manager of the Varadarajaperumal temple in Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, was allegedly murdered on September 3, 2004, in the temple premises. Sankararaman had allegedly written several letters to publications claiming that the Kanchi mutt had deteriorated ever since Jayendra Saraswati had taken over. He had also alleged misuse of funds in his letters, some of them to the pontiff himself. Nov 27, 2013

Tarun Tejpal and his organization must abide by Indian judiciary: BJP

New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): After family of the victim in Tehalka sexual assault case complained to the Delhi Police about intimidation and harassment' against the accused Tarun Tejpal, BJP Spokesperson Captain Abhimanyu said that Tejpal and his organization must abide by and have faith in the Indian Judiciary. He said that it is very shocking that a person in such high position can do something like this. He also condemned any person trying to cloud up the investigation process. Nov 27, 2013

Gujarat Snooping and arrest of Pradeep Sharma ordered by CM himself: Arjun Modhwadia

Ahmedabad, Nov 27 (ANI): Talking about the infamous snooping case in Gujarat, Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia said that the state Chief Minister Narendra Modi himself ordered the snooping and the arrest of Suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma. He said that it is shocking that the central government has not taken any action on the same and that there has been no arrest whatsoever. Nov 27, 2013

At least six killed in blasts near Kudankulam

Kudankulam, Nov 27 (ANI): Two powerful country-made bombs exploded in coastal village of Idinthakarai near Kudankulam nuclear power plant of Tamil Nadu killing at least 6 persons and critically injuring three others. The bombs were allegedly stocked by some villagers following a clash with another group. Three houses caved in due to the impact of the explosion. Police said that death toll could rise, as some of the people were feared to be trapped under the debris. Police and rescue teams reached the spot and rushed the injured to nearby hospital. According to reports, the blasts took place when bombs exploded accidentally while they were being assembled at a house in Idinthakarai village. A case has been filed against activist Udhayakumar, who fronted the lengthy local campaign against the Kudankulam plant. Nov 27, 2013

Pak PM breaks ground on nation's largest nuclear power project

Karachi, Nov 27 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif ceremonially broke ground on a $9.59 billion nuclear power complex designed to generate 2200 MW of electricity, state media reported. Pakistan is set to fix the country's ailing energy sector in three years with this plant. Sharif termed the ground breaking of the Project K-2 and K-3 'a proud moment in the energy history of Pakistan'. He thanked the Chinese government for extending help and support to Pakistan in the hour of need. Nov 27, 2013

P Chidambaram calls for stern action against service tax evaders

Kolkata, Nov 27 (ANI): Finance Minister P Chidambaram called for stern action against service tax evaders as the country’s tax scheme had met with poor response. Addressing an awareness camp on Voluntary Compliance Encouragement Scheme (VCES) in Kolkata on Tuesday, Chidambaram warned the defaulters to pay their taxes or else be ready to face legal action. The finance minister highlighted that the service tax amnesty scheme launched by his ministry has sought poor response so far. He revealed that thirteen chronic tax evaders have been arrested so far and the defaulters should not ignore the warning. Nov 27, 2013