BJP supports Amit Shah's 'revenge for insult' remark, Politicos condemn

New Delhi, April 05 (ANI): BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday supported Amit Shah's statement that the party will take revenge for insult meted out to Muzaffarnagar victims once Narendra Modi becomes the prime minister of India, while other politicians condemned the statement. Congress leader Raj Babbar said that this is BJP's manifesto, to take revenge and divide people. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that if Modi comes to power, all state government will be dismissed. Further, Former JD (U) leader Shivanand Tiwari said that Shah is saying all this in line with Modi's ideologies and appealed the Election Commission to take action in the issue. Apr 5, 2014

Amit Shah says UP govt will fall the day Modi becomes PM, SP calls it fascist ideology

New Delhi/ Bijnor, April 05 (ANI): After BJP leader Amit Shah appealed the people of Uttar Pradesh to vote for the party and said that the day Narendra Modi will become prime minister, the state government will collapse, SP General Secretary Ramgopal Yadav called it a fascist ideology. Yadav said that saying that they will dismiss a democratically elected government is nothing but a fascist ideology. He further dared BJP to dismiss the SP government in the sate if they had courage to do so. Further, talking about Shah’s statement on Muzaffarnagar riots, Yadav said that if they think revenge needs to be taken for the riots, its clear that the BJP had incited the riots. Apr 5, 2014

CPI (M) drained coffers of WB govt: Mamata Banerjee

Raniganj, April 05 (ANI): In a bid to garner votes ahead of general elections, Trinamool Congress (TMC) President Mamata Banerjee, used 'star appeal' as Bollywood Actor Mithun Chakraborty, shared stage with her during a massive rally in Raniganj city of West Bengal. Chakraborty, who was recently elected as TMC leader to the upper house of the parliament, added spark to the rally. Taking a dig at CPI (M), Banerjee said the communist party drained coffers of the state government. Banerjee also accused the central government for not granting funds under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Scheme, which ensures 100 days work for the unemployed rural people. The regional leader is all set to contest the upcoming elections and hopes for her win without any alliance either with Congress or with the BJP. Apr 5, 2014

India to launch more satellites to set up regional navigational systems

Sriharikota, April 05 (ANI): After successful launch of satellite from south-eastern coast in Bay of Bengal to boost navigational capabilities, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief, K Radhakrishnan, said that two more such satellites will be launched. Addressing a news conference at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, Radhakrishnan said the launch will depend on weather conditions. He also said that three more navigational satellites would be launched in early 2015 and India would have all navigational satellite systems. Apr 5, 2014

BJP's ideology is to divide people on religious lines: Sonia

Aligarh, April 05 (ANI): Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi said that ideology of BJP was to divide people on religious and caste lines. The Congress party president also took a dig at BJP's claims of patriotism, while addressing a rally in Aligarh. She also claimed that Congress party was behind India's success story. Apr 5, 2014

Btown celebrities attend special screening of Yellow

Mumbai, April 4 (ANI): Bollywood stars attended the special screening of regional film 'Yellow', a story of a girl suffering from Down syndrome, in India's showbiz capital Mumbai on Thursday. Many celebrities including Madhur Bhandarkar, Satish Shah, Karishma Tanna, Shreyas Talpade, and designer Nishika Lulla along with the cast and crew of the film were present during the screening. Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh has produced the Marathi film which is based on the story of a girl suffering from Down syndrome and how she fights all odds to live her dream of becoming a swimmer. The film fraternity has come out in full support of the film for raising a special issue and those present at the screening asked the audience to watch the film as it is both inspiring and motivating. The film is scheduled to release on 4th April 2014. Apr 5, 2014

Market booms for cap makers in UP ahead of LS Polls

Amroha, April 04 (ANI): The demand for caps bearing symbols of leading political parties has picked-up ahead of Lok Sabha Polls as politicians are distributing the poll merchandise to supporters during campaigning. With polls just round the corner, the cap industry in Amroha district of Uttar Pradesh is witnessing a boom. Caps of leading political parties - red-coloured caps of Samajwadi Party (SP), blue caps of Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) and white and saffron caps of Aam Aadmi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) respectively - with party’s election symbol are being manufactured to cash in the popularity of leaders and parties. There are some people who have been involved in this business for generations. Apr 5, 2014

LS Polls: Mayawati urges Muslims to vote for BSP

Muzaffarnagar, April 04 (ANI): BSP Chief Mayawati, on Friday urged Muslims to vote en-masse for the party candidates during parliamentary polls to defeat main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh. The BSP chief urged them not to get swayed by promises of Congress party or Samajwadi Party (SP). She also alleged that Samajwadi Party’s government in Uttar Pradesh had hatched a strategy to further stoke up 2013 communal riots in Muzaffarnagar, if she had visited the place. Mayawati alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) government had implicated her in false cases in 2004 as she had refused to ally with them to contest then parliamentary polls. Apr 5, 2014

Rahul Gandhi hits at BJP, says it is misleading nation

Bellary, April 04 (ANI): Rahul Gandhi on Friday hit at the BJP, while addressing a public rally in Bellary, Karnataka. Gandhi said that the BJP is misleading the nation. While addressing a large public gathering Rahul said that BJP keeps beating drums of corruption in the entire nation but ignores the corrupt practices being followed by their own party leaders. Meanwhile, Gandhi also added that Congress believes in inclusive ideologies. Apr 5, 2014

TRS releases first list of 69 candidates

Hyderabad, April 04 (ANI): TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao on Friday released his party’s manifesto and first list of candidates for assembly polls in Telangana. Rao released names of 69 candidates. Rao expressed confidence over victory in Telangana. A key TRS leader, K Taraka Rama Rao, ruled out alliance with any other party. Apr 5, 2014

Sonia Gandhi hits out at BJP for making tall claims

Hazaribagh, April 04 (ANI): Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi, took a swipe at the BJP, saying it only makes tall claims of fulfilling promises and acts as if will do some magic. Addressing a rally in Hazaribagh district in Jharkhand on Friday, Gandhi slammed opposition parties for showing ruling Congress party in poor light. Apr 5, 2014

Naresh Agarwal on Shahi Imam

New Delhi, April 4 (ANI): Hours after Syed Ahmed Bukhari, the Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid mosque in Delhi slammed Samajwadi Party for communal riots and appealed Muslim voters in Uttar Pradesh to rejects its candidates, party leader Naresh Agarwal said that Muslim voters would always support the party. Apr 5, 2014

Shakti Mill gangrape case: 3 convicts get death for repeated offence, life term for one

Mumbai, April 04 (ANI): A Mumbai sessions court on Friday awarded death sentence to three convicts in the Shakti Mills photojournalist gangrape case. The court also awarded a life term for the fourth convict in the case. The court awarded the death penalty to Vijay Jadhav, Salim Ansari and Qasim Bengali for being the repeat offenders. The trio are the first to be sentenced to death under Section 376-E. Apr 5, 2014

Sushma Swaraj & Uma Bharti file nominations from Vidisha & Jhansi respectively

Raisen/ Jhansi, April 04 (ANI): BJP Senior leader Sushma Swaraj accompanied by MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, filed nomination from Vidisha constituency in Raisin on Friday. Swaraj will contest against Congress candidate Laxman Singh and expelled Congress leader Rajkumar Patel, who is contesting as an independent candidate. Meanwhile, BJP leader Uma Bharti also filed her nomination from Jhansi constituency as the general elections are approaching. Earlier, BJP proposed Bharti to contest elections from Rae Bareli against Congress President Sonia Gandhi, refusing which Bharti said that she can’t leave Jhansi. Apr 5, 2014

Professional, amateur wine-tasters gather for wine 'Oscars'

The International Wine Challenge opens near Bordeaux for the 38th year running, with over 4,000 wines from around the world vying for gold, silver and bronze medals, to be judged by some 700 international wine-tasters. Duration: 01:13 Apr 5, 2014