Modi takes on Congress, says 'CBI will contest next polls'

Bhopal, Sept 25 (ANI): Taking a dig at the Congress-led UPA Government, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will fight the next elections. Repeating his slogan for a Congress-free India, Modi said the mood of the country is in favour of the BJP. Modi said a Congress-free India will help fulfill Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi's dream. Sep 25, 2013

Narendra Modi praises Shivraj Singh Chouhan, says has full faith on him

Bhopal, Sept 25 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday sounded the bugle for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections. Modi praised Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the chief minister of the state and said that he has no doubts on the capability of Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Sep 25, 2013

Naxals losing ground

New Delhi, Sept 25 (ANI): The Maoist Central Committee admitted in a recent meeting that their strength is going down, both in terms of manpower and arms & ammunition. This is a result of successful efforts by the security forces to combat left-wing extremism, and developmental work undertaken by the government, which has stopped disgruntled youth from joining the Naxals. Maoists have been hit hard, but to show their presence, their attacks on security forces and political leaders have intensified in the recent months. In May, they attacked a Congress convoy in Sukma district which left 27 people dead, including senior Congress leaders like Nand Kumar Patel and VC Shukla. Sep 25, 2013

No one can stop Narendra Modi from being PM in 2014: Rajnath

Bhopal, Sep 25 (ANI): BJP Chief Rajnath Singh while addressing ___Karykarta Mahakumbh___ being held at Jambooree Maidan in Bhopal praised Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for good governance in the state. He also said that BJP___s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be the Prime Minister in 2014 and no one can stop him from being one. Sep 25, 2013

Corruption & inflation on the rise since UPA came to power: Rajnath Singh

Bhopal, Sep 24 (ANI): Senior BJP leaders Narendra Modi, LK Advani, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swara, Arun Jaitely, Murli Manohar Joshi, Ananth Kumar, Venkaih Naidu are present at the ___Karykarta Mahakumbh___ being held at Jambooree Maidan in Bhopal. Slamming UPA led congress government BJP Chief Rajnath Singh said that since the time Congress has come to power inflation, corruption has increased. Sep 25, 2013

Congress rubbishes Ajmer Blast accused's allegation

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): Even as one of the men accused in Ajmer Dargah bomb blast in 2007, accused several union ministers and senior Congress leaders, besides National Investigation Agency officers of pressuring him to implicate RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and senior RSS functionary Indresh Kumar in the attack, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said that there is no truth in his allegations. Sep 25, 2013

Age no bar for yoga, India___s 93 year old woman as flexible as ballerina

Coimbatore, Sept 25 (ANI): Yoga instructor, Nanammal, in Coimbatore city of Tamil Nadu is 93 and is a proof that a lifetime's dedication to yoga can help one be as flexible as a rubber band and as agile as the young. While others her age complain about aches and pains, she focuses on getting tough balancing manoeuvres right. She can do all the difficult moves including the agonising 'peacock' where the body is held in a horizontal position by the strength of the arms alone. The grand old woman can also pull off a tricky raised 'lotus', 'bridge' and a headstand with ease. Her students, who have learnt the skill and art from her, have excelled in the field and are working as yoga instructors themselves. Sep 25, 2013

UPA tries to woo central employees: 7th Pay Commission announced

Pune, Sep 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday approved the constitution of the 7th Pay Commission, which is likely to impact at least 85 lakh central government employees and pensioners, in a way trying to woo all central employees ahead of 2014 polls. Sep 25, 2013

India, Bangladesh security forces vow to resolve border issues

Siliguri, Sept 25 (ANI): The security forces of India and Bangladesh vowed to resolve issues of infiltration, trafficking and smuggling by criminals alongside the border with an aim to enhance bilateral relations between the neighbouring countries. Bangladesh and Indian border guards attended the annual Director General (DG) level meeting which was organised from September 14 to September 19 and discussed issues like cattle smuggling and fake currency. The Inspector General of the paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) north-Bengal frontier, S K Sood, said that they had received a positive response from the Bangladesh officials in order to resolve border issues. Sood also said that soldiers of India and Bangladesh remain on high alert alongside the border to avert any untoward incident. Sep 25, 2013

India sees US as long-term partner in fostering global environment conducive to to growth: PM

New Delhi, Sept 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said India sees the United States as a long-term partner in its development efforts, and also in fostering a global environment conducive to growth. In a departure statement released before embarking on a five-day visit to the United States, Dr. Singh said: "For India, the U.S. remains a key source of technology, investment, innovation and resources, and one of the most important destinations for our goods and services. We have productive and deepening partnerships in trade and investment, defence, counter-terrorism, intelligence, internal security, cyber security, civil nuclear energy, environment, health, higher education, space, science and technology and culture. Sep 25, 2013

Death toll from Pakistan quake rises to 208

Awaran, Sept 25 (ANI): The death toll from a powerful earthquake in Pakistan rose to at least 208 on Wednesday after hundreds of mud houses collapsed on people in a remote area near the Iranian border. The earthquake struck Pakistan's thinly populated province of Baluchistan on September 24 and was felt across South Asia. It destroyed houses and cut communications with the worst affected district of Awaran, and was so powerful that it caused a small island to emerge from the sea just off the coastline in the Arabian Sea. At least 373 people were injured. Sep 25, 2013

Nuclear liability bill draws flak from opposition parties

New Delhi, Sept 25 (ANI): Opposition leaders slammed the government over the contentious Nuclear Liability Clause after the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) gave its clearance, paving way for signing of an agreement between Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and America's Westinghouse. India is making a last-minute push to close a nuclear deal in time for a meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has made atomic energy cooperation with Washington a hallmark of his tenure. Under the proposed deal, India would contract Toshiba's U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse for preliminary works, including information sharing, a senior Indian official said. The aim is to build nuclear plants in the state of Gujarat. The clearance has been criticized by Indian opposition parties, who accused the government of trying to bypass due process and water down the liability law. Sep 25, 2013

Ajmer Blast accused's allegation: Cong says BJP, RSS behind the controversy

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): Even as one of the men accused in Ajmer Dargah bomb blast in 2007, has accused several union ministers and senior Congress leaders, besides National Investigation Agency officers of pressuring him to implicate RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and senior RSS functionary Indresh Kumar in the attack, senior Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that it's a baseless letter and it is clear that BJP or RSS leaders are behind it. Sep 25, 2013

Ghulam Nabi Azad on dengue outbreak in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said that a meeting is soon going to be held with the Health ministry, corporations and hospitals to discuss the alarming spread of dengue in New Delhi. More than 1,000 dengue cases were reported in the past three weeks. By contrast, there were 66 dengue cases in the whole of last year and 245 in 2011. Sep 25, 2013