Tehelka sexual assault case should not be politicized: Priya Dutt

Vadodara, Nov 23 (ANI): Congress leader Priya Dutt, said on Saturday that the case involving editor-in-chief of Tehelka magazine Tarun Tejpal, accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague that has triggered a media debate about silence over the harassment of women in the workplace, should not be politicized. Nov 23, 2013

Bangladesh heads for total deadlock as political battle intensifies

Dhaka, Nov 23 (ANI): President of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), Md. Sabur Khan called for political consensus between the leading parties, as the battle for power intensified, plunging Bangladesh into violence. The stand-off between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her arch rival and former premier Begum Khaleda Zia is nothing new. While talking to a reporter in Dhaka, Khan said that there should be a discussion between the leading parties to facilitate free and fair elections. Expressing concern over political uncertainty, Khan said the present uncertainty would not help the leaders in the long run. Nov 23, 2013

PM urges security agencies to step up vigilance ahead of 2014 Polls

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, urged security forces in the country to remain alert as there was a likelihood of attempts to disrupt the upcoming 2014 national elections. Addressing an annual conference of Director Generals of Police (DGPs) on Saturday, Singh said that security forces have to be careful in their response to militant attacks. Meanwhile, commenting on the peace situation in Kashmir that have recently witnessed an increase in infiltration attempts, Singh called for coordinated efforts to counter such efforts. Referring to the brutal rape and murder of a young girl in New Delhi that sent shockwaves across the nation, Singh stressed on the need to sensitively deal with the issue of women rights. Nov 23, 2013

BJP is trying to exonerate Muzaffarnagar riots accused: Manish Tewari

Indore, Nov 23 (ANI): I and B Minister Manish Tewari on Saturday asked the BJP why MLAs who were allegedly involved in Muzaffarnagar riots were felicitated by the party at a rally in Agra. He further slammed the BJP by saying that by felicitating riot accused MLAs, BJP is trying to exonerate them. The legislators, Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana were felicitated at party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally. Som and Rana are currently out on bail. Nov 23, 2013

CCTV footage are being examined: DIG OP Mishra

Panaji, Nov 23 (ANI): Talking about the alleged sexual assault case against Tarun Tejpal, founder of Tehelka news magazine, Panaji DIG OP Mishra said on Saturday that the video footage are taken from the hotel and are sent fro examining the technicalities of the same. He further requested the media to be sensitive about the identity of the victim and about the details of the investigation. Mishra said that Tehelka managing editor Shoma Chaudhury is expected to cooperate with the investigation and a mail is sent to her fro the same. Nov 23, 2013

We must root out Naxal menace, build on our successes: PM

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday, praised and congratulated the police, intelligence outfits and paramilitaries for achieving major successes against left wing extremists, including Naxals. While addressing state directors general of police and inspectors general of police at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi Dr. Singh however, cautioned that every effort must be made to root out the menace of Naxalism, and build on the successes already achieved. Nov 23, 2013

Narendra Modi hails Shivraj Singh for removing 'bimaru' tag from MP

Mandsaur, Nov 23 (ANI): BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday, while addressing a rally in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh hailed the state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for removing the tag of 'bimaru' (ill) state from Madhya Pradesh. He also talked about the works of Chouhan. Further, he said that he have deep connections with the state and that the people should not search for him on the stage but in their hearts and pain. Modi also said that Congress, including Late Indira Gandhi relies on poor fro being in power and they don't work for their upliftment as that will be dangerous for their government. Nov 23, 2013

Chief Justice inaugurates National Lok Adalat

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Saturday inaugurated a day-long National Lok Adalat where for the first time cases are being taken up simultaneously all over the country for settlement. A total of about 19 lakh cases will be taken up at the National Lok Adalat to be held in the Supreme Court, all High Courts, and district and taluk courts across the country. Nov 23, 2013

Sushma Swaraj appeals MP to vote for BJP

Mandla, Nov 23 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Mandwa constituency of Madhya Pradesh, BJP leder Sushma Swaraj appealed the people to vote for the party. Swaraj talked about successful implementation of the promises done earlier and also about the promises that will be kept post elections if BJP come back to power. Nov 23, 2013

Is Kejriwal's wife in revenue department making crores: Meenakshi Lekhi

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): BJP spokesperson, Meenakshi Lekhi on Saturday slammed AAP's Convernor Arvind Kejriwal on the controversial sting operation and said that the AAP is exposing itself. She criticized Kejriwal over his statement of making crores if he wanted to saying that his wife is still in revenue department and asked if she is making crores. Nov 23, 2013

Khurshid slams Narendra Modi for allowing felicitation of Muzaffarnagar riots accused

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Union External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday targeted BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for not opposing the party's decision to felicitate MPs accused of inciting violence in Muzaffarnagar during his rally in Agra. The legislators, Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana were felicitated at Modi's rally before Modi arrived to address the rally. Som and Rana are currently out on bail. Nov 23, 2013

Narendra Modi unfit to be PM: V Narayanasamy

Chennai, Nov 23 (ANI): Hitting out at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Minister of State in the PMO V Narayanasamy said on Friday that Modi will not have an impact as he has no vision or agenda for the country and he only knows how to abuse. He also said that Modi is unfit for the post of Prime Minister. Nov 23, 2013

Bangladesh Nationalist Party threatens to paralyse country over caretaker government

Dhaka, Nov 23 (ANI): The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has threatened to paralyse the country if the schedule of Parliament polls is declared without formation of a caretaker government. BNP secretary general, Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, declared that the BNP and its allies would stage protest rallies across the country on November 24 to press their demand. Earlier, Election Commissioner Shah Nawaz said the schedule of the polls might be declared on November 25. Nov 23, 2013

Arvind Kejriwal on IRS letter

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): The Indian Revenue Service (IRS) Association has shot off a letter to Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal for his remarks that an ordinary income tax inspector makes Rs 1 crore a year and that he could also have earned crores of rupees as income-tax commissioner had he not resigned to embrace social work. The letter also says that such utterances were unnecessarily damaging the image of the fine service. The Association also refuted Kejriwal's claims that he worked as a commissioner of income tax, saying his batch has still not been promoted to that rank. Meanwhile, reacting over this Kejriwal said that this is also a conspiracy against him and he thinks the letter was sent to him on the directions of the Congress party. Nov 23, 2013