Secular syndicate plagued with Dengue depression: BJP on Naresh Agarwal

New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): The BJP on Wednesday hit back at Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal for saying that a person who used to sell tea can never be nationalist in his views, and cannot be a PM, indirectly referring to BJP’s PM Candidate, Narendra Modi saying the so-called secular syndicate of the country was plagued with Dengue depression. Nov 13, 2013

Janardhan Chandurkar's remark on Lata Mangeshkar unwarranted: Congress

New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday said that the remark of Mumbai Congress chief Janardhan Chandurkar on Lata Mangeshkar was unwarranted. He however added that everyone has the freedom to express. Chandurkar on Tuesday said that the government should take back noted singer Lata Mangeshkar's Bharat Ratna if she praises BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi again. Nov 13, 2013

India to take up alleged war crimes issues on sidelines of CHOGM: Khurshid

Onboard, Nov 13 (ANI): Union foreign minister Salman Khurshid reaffirmed on Wednesday that New Delhi will engage with Colombo on various issues including those related to alleged war crimes against ethnic Tamils as he arrived in Colombo for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Summit. Nov 13, 2013

Voters defy Maoists in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh/ New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): A historic voter turnout of 67 per cent was registered in the first phase of Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh on November 11. Naxal strongholds like Bastar and Rajnandgaon districts witnessed the heaviest turnout in a decade, while some constituencies witnessed a turnout of up to 75 per cent. The Naxals tried to disrupt polling in some areas. They killed security personnel in Dantewada and Kanker. In comparison to 2008, the scale of violence was limited. However, the turnout this time is especially significant because the Naxals had repeatedly called for a boycott of the vote, and warned villagers to stay away. The second and final phase of voting for the 90-member House in Chhattisgarh will be held on November 19. Counting is scheduled for December 8. Nov 13, 2013

Campa Cola demolition: Prithviraj Chavan defends himself

New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): Reacting on the Campa Cola society demolition stay put by the Supreme Court, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday defended himself saying that the apex court’s order was very harsh as it asked no state authorities to interfere with its order for razing the flats. Chavan also said that his government’s “sympathy” is with its residents and it will consider legal options available. Nov 13, 2013

Canadian makes trans-Atlantic crossing history

Mylene Paquette, a 35-year-old from Quebec in Canada, on Tuesday made history by becoming the first North American to make a solo crossing of the Atlantic on a rowboat. Duration: 01:37 Nov 13, 2013

Relief effort intensifies in the Philippines

Volunteers pitch in to help with aid efforts across the Philippines as the UN launches an appeal for more than $300 million and the US military mobilises its ships and troops. Duration: 01:36 Nov 13, 2013

Lata Mangeshkar's Bharat Ratna not Congresss give away: Gadkari

New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): Reacting to a comment made by Mumbai Congress Chief, Janardhan Chandurkar over stripping Lata Mangeshkar of Padma, Bharat Ratna awards, BJP Leader, Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said that the awards were not given by Congress and they had no right on them. Nov 13, 2013

Foreign funded AAP divided, must answer to BAAP: Digvijay

Raipur, Nov 13 (ANI): Reacting to the infighting within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Congress General Secretary, Digvijay Singh on Wednesday said that foreign funded AAP must first take into cognizance, the Bharatiya Aam Aadmi Parivaar (BAAP) that has formed within it. Nov 13, 2013

Sachin defined cricket for an entire generation: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): Speaking on the retirement of ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that cricket is defined by Sachin and very few players can play for two long decades. He also said that Sachin is the reason why India has played against any powerful country and still won. He also added that the nation should not mourn but celebrate as Indian Cricket team’s future is bright. Nov 13, 2013