Campa Cola demolition: Prithviraj Chavan defends himself

New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): Reacting on the Campa Cola society demolition stay put by the Supreme Court, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday defended himself saying that the apex court’s order was very harsh as it asked no state authorities to interfere with its order for razing the flats. Chavan also said that his government’s “sympathy” is with its residents and it will consider legal options available. Nov 13, 2013

Voters defy Maoists in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh/ New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): A historic voter turnout of 67 per cent was registered in the first phase of Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh on November 11. Naxal strongholds like Bastar and Rajnandgaon districts witnessed the heaviest turnout in a decade, while some constituencies witnessed a turnout of up to 75 per cent. The Naxals tried to disrupt polling in some areas. They killed security personnel in Dantewada and Kanker. In comparison to 2008, the scale of violence was limited. However, the turnout this time is especially significant because the Naxals had repeatedly called for a boycott of the vote, and warned villagers to stay away. The second and final phase of voting for the 90-member House in Chhattisgarh will be held on November 19. Counting is scheduled for December 8. Nov 13, 2013

India to take up alleged war crimes issues on sidelines of CHOGM: Khurshid

Onboard, Nov 13 (ANI): Union foreign minister Salman Khurshid reaffirmed on Wednesday that New Delhi will engage with Colombo on various issues including those related to alleged war crimes against ethnic Tamils as he arrived in Colombo for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Summit. Nov 13, 2013

Janardhan Chandurkar's remark on Lata Mangeshkar unwarranted: Congress

New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday said that the remark of Mumbai Congress chief Janardhan Chandurkar on Lata Mangeshkar was unwarranted. He however added that everyone has the freedom to express. Chandurkar on Tuesday said that the government should take back noted singer Lata Mangeshkar's Bharat Ratna if she praises BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi again. Nov 13, 2013

Sachin defined cricket for an entire generation: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): Speaking on the retirement of ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that cricket is defined by Sachin and very few players can play for two long decades. He also said that Sachin is the reason why India has played against any powerful country and still won. He also added that the nation should not mourn but celebrate as Indian Cricket team’s future is bright. Nov 13, 2013

Foreign funded AAP divided, must answer to BAAP: Digvijay

Raipur, Nov 13 (ANI): Reacting to the infighting within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Congress General Secretary, Digvijay Singh on Wednesday said that foreign funded AAP must first take into cognizance, the Bharatiya Aam Aadmi Parivaar (BAAP) that has formed within it. Nov 13, 2013

Lata Mangeshkar's Bharat Ratna not Congresss give away: Gadkari

New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): Reacting to a comment made by Mumbai Congress Chief, Janardhan Chandurkar over stripping Lata Mangeshkar of Padma, Bharat Ratna awards, BJP Leader, Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said that the awards were not given by Congress and they had no right on them. Nov 13, 2013

Truck accident kills at least 13 in Madhya Pradesh

Datia, Nov 13 (ANI): At least 13 people died and 24 others were injured when a truck carrying labourers overturned in Madhya Pradesh. According to media reports, the truck lost control and overturned on the Datia-Jhansi road in Datia district. Nov 13, 2013

Relief for residents of Campa Cola compound, after SC's stay on demolition

Mumbai, Non 13 (ANI): In a major relief for the residents of the Campa Cola complex in Mumbai, who were about to be evicted on Wednesday, the Supreme Court has ordered a stay on the demolition till May 31, 2014. This came after overcoming strong resistance by the residents of the illegally constructed complex. Earlier in the morning, the officials forcibly entered into the compound and evicted the protestors forcibly. Meanwhile, leaders of the Congress party who were also present on the spot welcomed the decision. Nov 13, 2013

PM's absense from CHOGM summit is a big message: Congress on demand of CHOGM boycott

New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): Reacting on Tamil Nadu's large-scale protests against external affairs minister Salman Khurshid participation in Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Congress leader Jagdambika Pal on Wednesday said that PM Manmohan Singh's absence from the meet will send a strong message to the world. He, however, added that India cannot completely boycott the meet. Nov 13, 2013

Middle path should be found: NCP on Campa Cola Colony demolition

New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): NCP leader DP Tripathi on Wednesday came out in support of the residents of the Campa Cola colony in Mumbai. He said that a ‘middle path’ needs to be found to resolve the issue. He also said that priority should be not to cause inconvenience to the people. Nov 13, 2013

TN assembly passes resolution demanding India fully boycott CHOGM

Chennai, Nov 13 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu Assembly in its special meeting adopted a resolution against the Centre's decision to participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Colombo. The resolution reiterated that India should totally boycott the Commonwealth Heads Summit which is to be held from November 13 to 17 and also the External Affairs Ministers' meeting. The resolution also emphasized that indirectly it meant that Sri Lanka had the support for indulging in acts of violence against the Tamils. It also said the assembly had urged the Centre to take steps to get Sri Lanka suspended from Commonwealth till it took action to ensure that Sri Lankan Tamils were given equal rights on par with Sinhalese and were able to live independently. Nov 13, 2013