Words are being put in my mouth, statements being misinterpreted: Abu Azmi

Mumbai, April 13 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on Sunday clarified his statement on rapists and consensual sex, and said that words are being put in his mouth and that his statements are misinterpreted. Azmi said that Islam says that if a married or unmarried girl goes with a man and indulge in sexual activities, she is to be punished. Further, he clarified that rape victim should be given justice and therefore he never said anything as talked about in media. Apr 13, 2014

Baru releasing his book now shows ambitiousness: Singhvi

New Delhi, April 13 (ANI): Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Sunday spoke about the controversial book by PM’s former Media Advisor Sanjaya Baru and said that Baru had written the book many years back but released it now for publicity purposes taking advantage of election season. Singhvi said that the PMO had clarified that the allegations in the book are completely false. He added that Baru wrote the book in frustration after being denied re-employment to his office. Apr 13, 2014

Rajnath Singh urges people to vote to form country, not just government

Lucknow, April 13 (ANI): BJP President, Rajnath Singh, on Sunday asked people to vote not only for government formation but also to form the country. Singh reiterated that country wants a change, which only BJP can bring. Slamming Congress party over lack of good governance, Singh added it did not formulate policies that could result in development of the country. Apr 13, 2014

Have worked immensely for Muslim community, EC under Congress: Azam Khan

Rampur, April 13 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Sunday justified his statement about Muslims winning the Kargil war saying that expressing love for country is not communalism according to him. Khan highlighted that he had worked immensely for the welfare of Muslim community and to rid them of an ‘ISI agent’ image. Khan further said that he will go to court and that the EC, like CBI is working under the instructions of Congress Party by issuing a complaint against him. Apr 13, 2014

Afghan election frontrunner vows reconciliation with Karzai

A frontrunner to succeed Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said his one time rival should continue to serve a role in politics and that he wouldn't pursue "vengeance" against the man he claims stole the last election. Duration: 01:16 Apr 13, 2014

Aquarium Exhibition-cum-Flower Show in Manipur offers blend of knowledge and visual treat

Imphal, April 13 (ANI): People flocked to the show of the rarest breeds of ornamental fishes and flowers at the seven day long state level Aquarium exhibition cum flower show organised by the Manipur Science & Technology Council and Aquarium & Floriculture Entrepreneurs in Imphal, the capital of Manipur. The exhibition which kicked off on April 10 would continue till April 16 and has intrigued people from all age groups. The event has been attended by aquarium entrepreneurs and floriculturalists from all across the state. A total of 84 colourful and attractive fish species has been put on display- 28 species of Indigenous fishes and 56 species of Exotic fishes were put on display. On the other hand, the floriculturists have shown a total of 124 plants species. Apr 13, 2014

Two-day Shimla Film Festival 2014 begins in Shimla

Shimla, April 13 (ANI): The two-day Shimla Film Festival - 2014, showcasing a mix of films by Himachali filmmakers and films from other parts of the country as well as a foreign short film, began in Shimla. Organiser of film festival, Ravinder Makhaik said that they received a good response for the film festival, which they have organised to encourage filmmaking in the region. A total of 34 documentaries, short and feature films are being screened in the two-day fest. Award winning film maker from Himachal Pradesh, Sanjeev Rattan said that such kind of film festivals provide a platform to people and give a boost to their talent as they get a good chance to learn and experience. Such film festivals help to bring forward and promote filmmakers and young talents coming from different parts of India. Apr 13, 2014

Priyanka Gandhi says Varun strayed on wrong path & needs guidance, Politicos react

New Delhi, April 13 (ANI): A day after Priyanka Gandhi said that her brother & BJP leader Varun Gandhi has strayed on wrong path and needs guidance, Congress leader Meem Afzal said that relation comes up even if you ignore it for a long time. Reacting on the same, BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that talking like this during elections is not wrong and is very normal. He said that it is quite possible that Varun Gandhi too can speak about her the same way. Meanwhile, Former SP leader Shahid Siddiqui said that this is nothing but a political statement and that she wishes for victory of Congress candidate, and therefore such statements are obvious. Apr 13, 2014