BJP files complaint with EC against AAP for misrepresenting party's advertisement

New Delhi, Feb 02 (ANI): BJP on Monday filed a complaint with the Election Commission over misinterpretation of its election advertisement. Party leader Piyush Goyal said that BJP put forward all the relevant details along with the actual advertisement before the EC and explained how an advertisement by BJP which alluded to AAP's anarchist behavior has sought to be twisted into religious overtone. He added that the EC has assured to take appropriate action in this regard. Feb 2, 2015

Supreme Court declines Chhagan Bhujbal's petition against SIT

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): In a major blow to NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, the Supreme Court on Monday declined his petition against the SIT that was set to investigate the corruption cases against him. The Bombay High Court had, in December, directed formation of a special investigation team (SIT) to probe charges of money laundering against the former PWD minister and his family. Feb 2, 2015

Subramanian Swamy says will move SC on Ram Temple issue; politicos react

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said he would approach the Supreme Court if Prime Minister Narendra Modi -led government at the Centre does not start the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya by 2016. The BJP, which achieved absolute majority in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, had after coming to power said that Prime Minister Modi-led government at the Centre would clear the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Politicos gave mixed reaction on the matter. Feb 2, 2015

Muslim cleric and Politicos condemn Sadhvi Prachi's controversial remark even as BJP distances itsel

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Feb 02 (ANI): Muslim clerics as well as Political leaders on Monday react on BJP leader Sadhvi Prachi's controversial remark. Prachi has said that she did nothing wrong in asking Hindu women to give birth to 4 kids and that she is not asking for 35-40 puppies. All India Imam Organization Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi said that this is condemnable and that the time is not to do all this but to get together and fight terrorism. Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali said that the prime minister should take action on the same. Congress leader PC Chacko said that this is objectionable in secular nation like India. AAP said that this signifies BJP and that such statements take the political system in India to the lowest levels. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh BJP President Laxmikant Bajpai distanced the party from the statement and said that the party will question Prachi over the same. Feb 2, 2015

Obama says good US-India ties are no threat to China, Indian government backs him

New Delhi, Feb 02 (ANI): The BJP government on Monday backed US President Barack Obama's statement that there is no reason for Beijing to be threatened by a good relationship between New Delhi and Washington. The US President said he has continuously emphasized that it is very much in America's interest to see a peaceful rise of China. Feb 2, 2015

Bike stunts, car pulling attract people to rural sports festival in Punjab

Ludhiana, Feb 02 (ANI): Spectators thronged Punjab state to witness various stunts on bikes, cycles and horses during the 79th edition of Kila Raipur Rural Sports Festival. Also known as 'Rural Olympics', the sporting festival attracts athletes who compete with each other and perform stunts. The sporting event started in 1933 with just wrestling and athletics. Now the event showcases a plethora of rural and modern sports. The weightlifting event also comes with a twist as instead of standard weights, participants lift tyres, wooden stairs, bicycles and large logs of wood. Over the years, this sporting event has assumed huge popularity with people coming to see and participate from all over Punjab and neighbouring states. Apart from sports, the tournament also saw dance performances as part of cultural events to showcase rich Indian tradition. Feb 2, 2015

PM Modi calls himself 'lucky' during his Delhi rally, Politicos react

New Delhi, Feb 02 (ANI): Political leaders on Monday react as Prime Minister Narendra Modi called himself 'lucky' exhorting the residents to throw their lot with his 'lucky' government. Congress said that he may be lucky but that does not do any good for the people of the nation. The party went on to say that the BJP government is proving to be unlucky for the people. BJD leader Jay Panda said that he agrees with the same and that Modi is lucky as he has taken the nation upward. Feb 2, 2015

AAP holds meeting over BJP advertisement issue, to file complaint with EC

New Delhi, Feb 02 (ANI): AAP leaders on Monday held a meeting at AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal's residence in Kaushambi to discuss the issue of BJP's casteist advertisement. AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that the meeting was held to discuss further action over the advertisement and added that the party will file a complaint with Election Commission in this regard. He further raised the issue of Kiran Bedi's campaign manager Narendra Tandon's resignation and said that if Tandon, who has been a loyalist of BJP since long, could not work under Bedi how she can lead the people of Delhi. Feb 2, 2015

HC issues notice to Kejriwal and EC on furnishing false information

New Delhi, Feb 02 (ANI): Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to Election Commission as well as AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on the plea of Congress leader Kiran Walia. Walia had filed a plea over false information furnished by Kejriwal with regard to his residential address. AAP leader Ashutosh said that the party holds the Court high and will give a proper reply to the notice. Meanwhile, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that the people of Delhi have already issued a notice to Kejriwal as he will not be able to cross single digit seats in the polls. Feb 2, 2015

Bihar CM raises controversy over age-assets, BJP reacts

New Delhi, Feb 02 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has once again raised controversy regarding his age and assets been filed with the Election Commission. BJP leaders GVL Narasimha Rao and Nalin Kohli condemned Manjhi's way of disobeying the EC. Rao said that the Election Commission should be careful that the information furnished by candidates is uniform in all affidavits so that no leader can cheat in such matters. Kohli said that Bihar is in a sorry state under Manjhi's leadership who keeps changing his information. Feb 2, 2015

At least 10 boys' heads tonsured as punishment at school's hostel in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Feb 02 (ANI): In another case of alleged corporal punishment in a school of Bengaluru, at least 10 boys' heads were tonsured by hostel authorities. Two boys, brothers studying in a reputed school of Bengaluru, have alleged that their heads were shaved by staff of the school hostel as punishment for not attending classes. A complaint has been filed and investigation is underway. When contacted, the school's rector said the heads of five boys were shaved with their consent for hygienic reason. Feb 2, 2015

AAP slams Kiran Bedi as her poll campaign in-charge resigns even as BJP refutes claims of rift in pa

New Delhi/ Kaushambi, Feb 02 (ANI): AAP slammed BJP's chief ministerial candidate for Delhi, Kiran Bedi after her poll campaign in-charge Narendra Tandon resigned on Monday. AAP said that if the party leaders cannot handle Bedi for a few days, there is no way that the national capital can tolerate her governance. Meanwhile, BJP Spokesperson Harish Khurana refuted claims and said that Tandon has this habit of resigning on every issue and that there is nothing t o worry over the same. He said that Tandon has been part of the campaign committee which is headed by Anil Jain and that he was given the additional responsibility of managing Bedi's campaign soon after her induction into the party. Feb 2, 2015

Politicos react as BJP is likely to release its vision document for Delhi polls today

New Delhi, Feb 02 (ANI): Political leaders on Monday react as BJP is likely to release its vision document for assembly elections in Delhi. The vision document is being released instead of a poll manifesto by the party for the upcoming polls. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that Delhi being the national capital needs involvement from the centre for its development and that the vision document will take the city to new levels. However, AAP called it an excuse by the BJP for not working for the people of Delhi. The party also said that BJP's improper advertisements already show the party's vision. Feb 2, 2015