Congress alleges BJP-Shiv Sena greedy for power, BJP says no rift

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Tuesday alleged that both Shiv Sena and BJP are greedy for power. Alvi said that Shiv Sena is fighting for power with BJP in context with the alliance in Maharashtra. Meanwhile, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that there is no rift between BJP and Shiv Sena but there have been some hiccups in both parties coming together. He added that BJP shall welcome the support of any party which is ready to work for the development of Maharashtra. Nov 11, 2014

Shiv Sena out with its begging bowl: Majid Memon

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): NCP leader Majid Memon said on Tuesday that Shiv Sena is out with its begging bowl to BJP and ready to accept anything that BJP puts in it. He added that Sena is losing its good will among the people of Maharashtra and just expressing its desire to come to power anyhow. Nov 11, 2014

Paramilitary holds shooting contest to test marksmanship of personnel

Kadarpur, Nov 11 (ANI): India's paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force organised a shooting competition to test the marksmanship of its personnel and to inculcate an atmosphere of sportsmanship and healthy competition. Around 766 police personnel from across the country participated in this annual shooting competition held in Kadarpur village in Haryana. This year, a total of 31 teams from 24 states took part. Speaking on the event, Director General of India's paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Pranay Sahay, told mediapersons that it is a useful platform for police personnel. Olympic medalist, boxer Yogeshwar Dutt, personnel of Haryana police received the Padma Shri, fourth highest civilian award of India, while female boxer, Mary Kom, working with Manipur police received the third highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan for their stellar performances in the games. Nov 11, 2014

Bilaspur sterilization mishap: Chhattisgarh CM suspends four doctors, announces compensation for vic

Bilaspur, Nov 11 (ANI): After eight women lost lives due to sterilisation surgeries went wrong in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh, state Chief Minister Raman Singh said that four doctors involved were suspended and a case of criminal offense has been filed against them. Singh also said that the case is of medical negligence by the doctors and will be dealt with seriously by the state government. He also announced compensation of Rs. 4 lakh to families of dead and free medical treatment and Rs.50,000 to those undergoing treatment in hospital. Eight women had died after they underwent sterilisation surgeries at a camp on the outskirts of Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh. The women had been discharged on Saturday after being given medicines. However, within 24 hours of the surgery, many women complained of vomiting and abdominal pain. Nov 11, 2014

Mormon Founder Joseph Smith had 40 Wives

Mormon leaders have for the first time acknowledged in a new essay that the founder of the Mormon church, Joseph Smith, had as many as 40 wives. Nov 11, 2014

Yusuf Bhat faces flak for 'girls a liability for parents' remark

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): Congress leader Yusuf Bhat who is contesting from the Gandherbal district in Jammu and Kashmir has made a disgraceful statement that girls are a liability for parents. He mentioned his daughters as a liability in the election affidavit. He said that unmarried daughters are a liability to their fathers. Bhat's remark has attracted criticism from several quarters, including human rights activists. Nov 11, 2014

Politicos condemn explosion in Kolkata

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday (November 11) condemned the deteriorating security in Kolkata city following an explosion near the office of federal counter-terror intelligence agency. A senior police official investigating the incident said no trace of explosive had been found in the area near the National Investigation Agency (NIA) office in the city. An interior ministry official had said according to preliminary information nobody had been injured. The official, who did not wish to be named, said the ministry planned to send a team from Delhi to investigate the matter. Newly-appointed Minister of State for parliamentary affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, called the incident unfortunate. Congress leader Rashid Alvi, demanded a thorough investigation in the case. NCP leader Majid Memon also called it a cowardly act. Nov 11, 2014

Suicide bomber kills 48 students in Nigeria

Nigeria, Nov 11 (ANI): A suicide bomber dressed as a student killed at least 48 people, most of them students, and injured 79 others at a school assembly in the northeastern Nigerian town of Potiskum. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Yobe State, a territory close to the stronghold of Sunni Muslim Boko Haram militants, who have staged a five-year insurgency. Angry locals had blocked access to the school and an adjoining hospital, preventing security forces from getting close to the site of the explosion. Boko Haram has intensified its attacks since the Nigerian government announced a ceasefire agreement last month as well as the imminent release of more than 200 school girls kidnapped by the group. Boko Haram's leader denied a ceasefire deal had been reached and the school girls have not been set free. Nov 11, 2014

AMU's women's wing appeals for safety measures instead of restrictions

Aligarh, Nov 11 (ANI): Aligarh Muslim University's (AMU) Women's College Students Union President Gulfiza Khan said on Tuesday that instead of imposing restrictions on girls, the college authorities should introduce safety measures. University's vice chancellor Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah has rejected the demand of students of Women's College for access to the organization's Maulana Azad Library. He said that if girls were permitted in, there would be "four times more boys" in the library. In a bid to justify his order, the VC said that the issue is not of discipline, but of space as the library is packed. Nov 11, 2014