11 parties will join hands to fight Congress, BJP in polls: Prakash Karat

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): 11 parties of non-Congress, non-BJP front met in Delhi on Tuesday for the formation of third front. Addressing a press conference, CPI (M) leader Prakash Karat said there must be an alternative to the Congress and the BJP at the Centre and therefore they decided to contest the coming general elections together. Feb 25, 2014

Jayalalithaa reiterates National Ambitions in AIADMK's Election Manifesto

Chennai, Feb 25 (ANI): AIADMK Chief J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday released her party's election manifesto which encompasses state as well as national agendas reiterating her national ambitions. Jayalalithaa, also Tamil Nadu Chief Minister had recently hinted her ambition for 'prime ministership' in official function held in Chennai. During the official release of the election manifesto of the AIADMK, she said that it has policies aimed not at the state development but at growth and progress of the whole nation. Feb 25, 2014

Pakistani army control over PoK's cross-border trade

Muzaffarabad, PoK, February 25: Cross-border trade in Kashmir resumed, as the standoff between India and Pakistan, over the arrest of a Pakistani truck driver for smuggling drugs ended but the issue has once again brought into focus Pakistani army's stranglehold on cross border trade. Feb 25, 2014

PM dedicates "Indira Paryavaran Bhawan" to nation

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday dedicated the "Indira Paryavaran Bhawan" to the nation. The centrally air conditioned office building, which has a provision to accommodate about 600 officials of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, is located on Jorbagh Road and in proximity to other central government ministries and departments. Indira Paryavaran Bhawan is India's first on site Net Zero Building built by adoption of solar passive design and energy efficient building material. Feb 25, 2014

Mass wedding in Allahabad gives one overjoyed day to poor

Allahabad, Feb 25 (ANI): At least 28 couples tied wedding knot in Prerna Parmarth Ashram of Allahabad in a mass wedding ceremony. Overjoyed couples, who were coming from economically and socially weak families, were happy at the series of events. The ‘baraat’ to the ashram was let by different vehicles, elephants and horses and thousands of people gathered to bless the newly-weds. Social Activist Anurag Verma said that the Ashram has already organized marriages for over 1000 couples from all religions and communities till date. Verma said that keeping in view the financial condition of the couples, they are provided with the basic necessities of daily life by the Ashram. Feb 25, 2014

Congress stern over fate of Rajiv Gandhis assassins: Narayanasamy

Chennai, Feb 25 (ANI): Congress leader V Narayanasamy said that the final decision in Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination cace will be taken by the court itself on Tuesday. Narayanasamy said that the many Tamil political parties are seeking political benefit in the Rajiv Gandhi’s case and that the Congress party does not consider it a drawback for the upcoming general elections. He alleged that a similar issue was raised in the 2009 elections but Congress had emerged as a winner then and the party would be a winner this time too. Meanwhile, he also spoke on the issue of killing of Srilankan Tamils said that the Government will always present their support to the Srilankan Tamils. Feb 25, 2014

Kejriwal's remark on media draws flak from Congress, BJP

Raebareli, /New Delhi, Feb 25v (ANI): The Congress and BJP on Tuesday lashed out at Aam Aadmi party chief and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for calling the media biased and influenced by BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. Feb 25, 2014

Lalu Prasad announces 'war' against JD (U)

Patna, Feb 25 (ANI): RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday after meeting party workers and securing back nine of the 13 'rebel' party MLAs, announced war against JD (U) and Nitish Kumar. He said that he was going to meet the Speaker and then the governor with the nine MLAs. The development comes after Kumar on Tuesday said the rebels were welcome to join the JD (U). Feb 25, 2014

Maoists victimize dead police informers family in red corridor region

Gaya, Feb 25 (ANI): Maoists victimize family of a dead police informer in “red corridor” region of Gaya in Bihar, demolishing and turning their houses and farmlands into ashes, leaving them in distress with no means of livelihood. Lamenting government's apathy, the family said that the authorities had failed to provide them any compensation or help for their survival. The Maoists had attacked house of Vijay Yadav after brandishing him as a police informer in March 2011. The rebels also looted the house before burning it down. After the incident, Yadav fled from the village with his family members. Feb 25, 2014