Naveen Patnaik not happy with idea of either Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi: BJD

New Delhi, Oct 05 (ANI): After Odisha Chief Minister and BJD President Naveen Patnaik said that he is not ‘comfortable’ with the idea of Narendra Modi as the PM of the country, BJD leader Bhartruhari Mahtab said that Patnaik is not happy with either Modi or Rahul Gandhi as they do not have the idea what India represents. Further he said that the hype over both these leaders of the ‘so called National parties’ is created by the media and it will fade out after the 2014 General Elections. Oct 5, 2013

Gujarat CAG report: None states under BJP in good condition, says Rita Bahuguna

New Delhi, Oct 05 (ANI): After the CAG in Gujarat said in its report that every third child in the state is underweight, President of Congress unit in UP, Rita Bahuguna said that BJP is expert in lying and that none of the states under its governance is in a good situation. Further, Bahuguna said that there is no scope of growth in the state and that dalits and tribals are in pathetic condition in the state. She also said that BJP does false advertisements to befool people. Oct 5, 2013

Bangladesh academician points at enmity between BNPand Awami League ahead of elections

Dhaka, Oct 05 (ANI): As tensions mounted ahead of the general elections, Bangladesh academician, Fakrul Alam, said on Friday that the politics of the country was based on the enmity between the two leading political parties, the ruling Awami League led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Bangladesh National Party (BNP) headed by Begum Khaleda Zia. Alam also said that a caretaker government was no longer possible under the present constitution. Alam also said that the government led by Hasina was inclined to promote Islam. Oct 5, 2013

Telangana row: Jaganmohan Reddy to begin indefinite fast from today

Vishakhapatnam, Oct 05 (ANI): YSR Congress party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy will launch an indefinite fast in Hyderabad from Saturday in protest against the decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh by carving out a Telangana state. Reddy will fast in front of the YSR Congress office and urge the central government to withdraw its decision. Reddy's party is expecting a massive turnout for the protest fast from the other two regions of the state, Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra Pradesh, jointly known as "Seemandhra". Oct 5, 2013

Nadal returns to world number one

Rafael Nadal will return to number one in the world rankings after his semi-final opponent Tomas Berdych retires injured at the China Open, capping an astonishing comeback for the 13-time Grand Slam champion.  Oct 5, 2013

Prince Harry reviews global armada in Sydney

Britain's Prince Harry, in full military uniform, reviews a global armada of warships in a day of pomp and ceremony watched by tens of thousands of people on Sydney Harbour. Oct 5, 2013

Colourful geisha trainees hit grey Tokyo streets

Trainee Japanese geishas wearing colourful kimonos and with full-face makeup are out on the streets of a grey Tokyo, drumming up tourist custom for the ancient capital of Kyoto.  Oct 5, 2013

Children among 5 Afghans killed in NATO strike

Afghans mourn at least five civilians, including three children, who were killed overnight in a NATO air strike in eastern Afghanistan after they went hunting for birds with air guns, according to local officials. Duration: 00:44 Oct 5, 2013

BJP ready for Assembly polls in five states: Mukhtar Abbas

New Delhi, Oct 04 (ANI): The Election Commission on Friday announced the schedule for Assembly Elections to be held in five states, namely Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram. Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said that Delhi and Mizoram will go to polls in single phase on December 4, while voting will be held in Rajasthan on December 1, and in Madhya Pradesh on November 25. Chhattisgarh will have two-phase polls on November 11 and 19. Speaking over the assembly elections, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, said that his party is ready for the polls. Oct 4, 2013

Ready and confident for the assembly elections: Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi, Oct 04 (ANI): The Election Commission on Friday announced the schedule for Assembly Elections to be held in five states, namely Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram. Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said that Delhi and Mizoram will go to polls in single phase on December 4, while voting will be held in Rajasthan on December 1, and in Madhya Pradesh on November 25. Chhattisgarh will have two-phase polls on November 11 and 19. Speaking over the assembly elections, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said that her party is ready and confident for the assembly elections. Oct 4, 2013