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

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

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

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

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

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