Children flee villages to escape joining Guerrilla Maoists in Jharkhand

Lohardaga, Nov 21 (ANI): Innocent villagers in Jharkhand are compelled to leave their homes and flee with their children due to the violent tactics of the Maoists, who constantly threaten to take away young girls and boys with them to join their guerrilla forces. Nearly 130 children fled to cities along with their parents after being forced by Maoists to join them. A young girl, Pinki Kumar, says that they are scared to return to their village as they fear abduction by the Maoists. In order to seek the help of the government and district officials, villagers like Keshwar Nagesia have left their homes along with their children and come to the city to negotiate a provision wherein they can be put in hostels so that they are able to study. Nov 21, 2013

Political violence outcome of differences between religious and cultural elements of Bangladeshi ide

Dhaka, Nov 21 (ANI): Ambassador of the People's Republic of Bangladesh to the United States, Humayun Kabir has laid emphasis on the fight between the two aspects of national identity - cultural and religion, as the leading parties are hurtling towards a showdown that could delay or even derail elections due by January in a country with a history of ferocious political violence and military intervention. Kabir while talking to the reporter in Dhaka said that the major parties dominating the political field in Bangladesh - The Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, represented the two streams of national identity. Nov 21, 2013

Politicos demand strong action against Tarun Tejpal

New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): Sexual assault allegation against Tarun Tejpal, Editor in-chief of Tehelka magazine has shocked the political fraternity. Terming it as an unfortunate incident, Congress leader Shobha Oza said that no one is bigger than the law. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Smriti Irani also reacted strongly to Tejpal's misconduct. Aam Aadmi Party member Shazia Ilmi, and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar too condemned the incident. Nov 21, 2013

Congress will sweep UP elections against 'Hitler' and 'Mussolini': Beni Prasad

New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma on Tuesday termed Narendra Modi as 'Hitler' and SP government in UP as 'Mussolini' and said that Congress will sweep UP elections against the two powers. Verma said that Modi who has dominated the whole BJP, is on the verge of running a totalitarian government. Further, Verma said that Congress will bag majority in UP, while BJP will remain stagnant on its position and that Samajwadi Party will have negative results. Nov 21, 2013

Bangalore Police circulates new ATM guidelines

Bangalore, Nov 21 (ANI): Bangalore Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar on Thursday announced new guidelines fro the ATMs in order to beef up the security system of the same. Auradkar said that these guidelines are to be adhered by all the banks till 24th November, or else the transactions from the banks will not be allowed. He said that this is not a circular but an order under section 144. Nov 21, 2013

Congress workers lathicharged in UP for staging protest

Lucknow, Nov 21 (ANI): The police lathicharged the Congress workers outside UP Vidhan Sabha for staging statewide agitation on Tuesday. The Congress workers launched a statewide protest against the ruling Samajwadi Party for failing to implement the Food Security Act in the state. The agitation is led by Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) chief Nirmal Khatri at Laxman Park in Lucknow. Earlier, the party started a door-to-door campaign informing the people of the benefits of the Food Security Act and exposed the state government of its anti-poor stand. Nov 21, 2013

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar on Tarun Tejpal case

Panaji, Nov 21 (ANI): Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said that a preliminary investigation has already been ordered over the allegation of sexual assault against Tehelka's founder-editor Tarun Tejpal. Parrikar, however, added that a full scale investigation and proper action could be taken once the victim registers a case against Tejpal. Nov 21, 2013

Ashok Gehlot praises PM for economic policies

Jaipur, Nov 21 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday praised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for bringing resourceful economic policies while he was serving as the finance minister of the country. Talking about Rajasthan, Gehlot said that under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi, the state witnessed immense development. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was in Jaipur to address a Congress election rally. Nov 21, 2013

Sushilkumar Shinde lauds security forces for combating Maoists in Chhattisgarh

New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde on Thursday lauded security forces for combating Maoists in rebel infested Chhattisgarh. Speaking at a conference attended by top brass of police in New Delhi on Thursday, Shinde said with the efforts of security forces Maoist activities have been curbed to a large extent in the state. Shinde also said though the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir was challenging, but the security forces were fighting hard to curb cross-border militancy. Nov 21, 2013

Cyclone Helen to hit coastal southern India: IMD

Vishakhapatnam, Nov 21 (ANI): The Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) predicts a severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours (November 22) with strong winds, heavy rainfall and big tides already lashing along the coastal Andhra Pradesh. Duty officer, Krishna Bhagavan at the cyclone warning centre of the IMD gave the weather forecast. Fishing operations have been completely suspended due to the sea condition that is expected to get rough. A fisherman named Rama Rao explained how the situation has been so far due to the cyclone Helen that is picking up pace. Nov 21, 2013

BJP slams Congress for levelling false charges against Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Bhopal, Nov 21 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday slammed Congress for levelling false charges of corruption against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. BJP's senior leader, Arun Jaitley while addressing a news conference in Bhopal said that Chouhan would be the first one to take action if the charges were established. Praising Chouhan, Jaitley hailed the party's performance in the province. During the conference, Jaitley pinned hopes on his party and said that they would sweep through the elections. Nov 21, 2013

Rahul Gandhi hails Mizoram, discusses measures for development

Kolasib, Nov 21 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Kolasib, Mizoram, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi hailed the state and the capability of the people and talked about various measure congress is planning for the development of the state. Gandhi said that it is important that the state get connected with the rest of the world and therefore Congress is planning a project for a better connectivity. Further, he talked about self-reliance among the people of the state. Nov 21, 2013

Bangalore to get its first Starbucks outlet

New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): Famed coffee retailer, Starbucks will now serve people of India’s IT hub as it announced to open its outlet in Bangalore. Starbucks, which has joint venture with Tata Global Beverages, parent of Tata Coffee will open its store in southern city on November 22. Starbucks opened its first flagship store in Mumbai in 2012. The coffee retailer now runs stores in Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune. The brand aims to have 50 outlets through a tie-up with the Tata group, the country’s biggest manufacturing and trading conglomerate. Nov 21, 2013

Opposition denounce felicitation of accused BJP leaders

New Delhi, Muzaffarnagar, Nov 21 (ANI): As the BJP, undettered by all criticism, is set to honour two of its MLAs Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana, who have been accused of inciting communal violence in Muzaffarnagar, political parties slams the action. Lawmakers criticized the felicitation of the legislators, which is to take place in Agra rally to be addressed by BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that tgis is the representation of the mindset of BJP as well as Narendra Modi. Nov 21, 2013

Kapil Sibal targets MP CM and Narendra Modi

Gwalior, Nov 21 (ANI): While addressing mediapersons in Gwalior, Law Minister Kapil Sibal slammed the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and questioned on the much talked about developments in the state. Targeting Narendra Modi next, he said that the Modi is self-proclaimed hero and he is not eligible to be a PM candidate having such wrong knowledge about the history and leaders of the nation. He said that Gujarat model of development is a total failure. Further, talking about the felicitation process to take place of tainted BJP leaders in Agra rally, he said that the corrupt party would never hesitate in felicitating corrupt ministers. Nov 21, 2013