Right to Reject: Political parties will be forced to nominate less tainted candidates, says N Gopala

Chennai, Sep 27 (ANI): After Supreme Court on Friday directed the Election Commission to provide a button on voting machines to allow voters to reject all candidates contesting an election, Former Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami said that the ruling will force the political parties to nominate such candidates who are less controversial and supports less tainted records. Gopalaswami also said that this will increase the percentage of people who turn up to vote. Sep 27, 2013

Manmohan Singh should talk to Nawaz Sharif, lend hand to fight terrorism: Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): Even as Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh is set to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), New and Renewable Energy Minister, Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that Singh should talk to Sharif, and lend hand in countering terrorism that is inflicting both the countries. Sep 27, 2013

SC gives citizens right to reject all candidates in Polls

New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court, in a landmark judgement on Friday gave the citizens of India the right to reject all candidates in elections. The Supreme Court directed the Election Commission to provide a button on voting machines to allow voters to reject all candidates. Petitioner___s lawyer Sanjay Parikh dubbed the ruling as a positive change and said that this would give political parties a message that they should not elect a candidate with tainted records. Sep 27, 2013

Anybody raising voice against Congress's family is trapped in false charges: Naqvi

New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): As Congress government is all set to chargesheet IAS officer Ashok Khemka for cancelling the mutation of the land deal between businessman Robert Vadra and real estate major DLF in Gurgaon, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that anybody raising their voice against relatives of Congress party members are definitely trapped by the party in false charges. Sep 27, 2013

Kejriwal meets President, requests not to approve ordinance on convicted lawmakers

New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): The convener of newly-formed Aam Aadmi party, Arvind Kejriwal on Friday met President Pranab Mukherjee and requested him not to approve the ordinance to protect convicted MPs and MLAs from immediate disqualification. Kejriwal, with members of AAP stated that they have conveyed the anger of the people over the ordinance moved by the government. Sep 27, 2013

5-storey building collapsed in Mumbai, many feared trapped

Mumbai, Sep 27 (ANI): Atleast 5 injured and almost 25 are feared trapped under the debris of a five-storey BMC staff quarter building that collapsed near the Babugenu Market on Dockyard Road in Mumbai. The incident happened at 6:25 AM on Friday. Rescue operations were on after eight disaster control teams and ten fire tenders were rushed to the spot. Meanwhile, a former corporator Suresh Jadhav said that the authorities delayed the renovation work which caused the building to collapse. The residents are in shock and grief after the disaster. Sep 27, 2013

Govt should nullify ordinance on convicted lawmakers: CPI

New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): After the ordinance to protect convicted MPs and MLAs from immediate disqualification was forwarded by the government to the President for approval, the CPI said that for the betterment of parliamentary democratic system, the government should nullify the ordinance. Sep 27, 2013

CPI slams Haryana govt's move to chargesheet Ashok Khemka

New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): As the Congress government in Haryana is set to chargesheet IAS officer Ashok Khemka for cancelling the mutation of the land deal between businessman Robert Vadra and real estate major DLF in Gurgaon, CPI leader D Raja stated that it is a classic case of shooting the messenger. He said that it is not fair to arrest senior IAS officers who are performing their job. Sep 27, 2013

Captain Abhimanyu on Indo-Pak PM meet

New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): BJP leader Captain Abhimanyu Singh on Friday said it is unfortunate that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is going to hold talks with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif even as no assurance has been given from the neighboring country to stop terror activity from their soil. He said that it is not the right time to hold talks considering the sentiments of the people of the country. Sep 27, 2013

Khemka chargesheet: Anybody against Gandhi family will face consequences, says BJP

New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): As the Congress government in Haryana is all set to chargesheet IAS officer Ashok Khemka for raising voice against Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, BJP leader Vijay Sonkar Shastri said on Friday that anybody who raises their voice against anyone in Gandhi family will succumb to such consequences. Further, he also said that expecting justice from the Congress government is useless. Sep 27, 2013

Manmohan Singh to meet Obama to discuss bilateral issues

Washington DC, Sep 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet US President Barack Obama on Friday, a day after he arrived in Washington DC in the USA, to discuss a host of issues related to defence, economic, bilateral and multilateral concerns. India is making a last-minute push to close a nuclear deal in time for a meeting between Obama and Singh, who has made atomic energy cooperation with Washington a hallmark of his tenure. Commenting on this proposed meeting with Obama, he said they would review the progress that has been made and also what further could be done to strengthen it. India aims to lift its nuclear capacity to 63,000 megawatts in the next 20 years by adding nearly 30 reactors. Sep 27, 2013