British royals visit mobile crche for underprivileged children in Mumbai

Mumbai, Nov 9 (ANI): The British royal couple, Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, visited a mobile crèche in Mumbai on Saturday where they met underprivileged children, their parents and staff members of the crèche. The children, whose parents make their ends meet by working as daily-wage labourers, were elated to see Prince Charles and his wife Camilla and had also prepared a puppet show to entertain the royal couple. The royals visited the classrooms and interacted with the teachers and parents as well. The royal couple, who is on nine-day-long India visit, would also pay their respects to the victims of the 26/11 attack at Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel. Nov 9, 2013

SP spreading communalism to polarize votes: Mayawati

Lucknow, Nov 09 (ANI): Attacking the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, BSP President Mayawati said that the party is trying to spread communalism in the state with BJP in order to polarize votes. She also said that there is no governance and total lawlessness in the state. Nov 9, 2013

BSP coalition with Congress or BJP false rumours and meant for pol gains: Mayawati

Lucknow, Nov 09 (ANI): Talking about the upcoming 2014 general elections, BSP President Mayawati said that BSP is going to fight all alone and the rumours of coalition with BJP or Congress is totally baseless and are spread for political gains. Further, she said that there is an internal fight between BJP's Rajnath Singh, LK Advani and Narendra Modi and this will ultimately benefit BSP in the long run. Nov 9, 2013

Govt moves SC against Gauhati HC order on CBI

New Delhi, Nov 9 (ANI): The Central Government on Saturday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the Gauhati High Court ruling which called the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) unconstitutional. According to reports, the Centre has sought a stay on the order and has urged for an urgent hearing of its petition. In its judgment, the High Court has struck down the resolution through which the CBI was set up and held all its actions as unconstitutional. Nov 9, 2013

'Superbungalow' a memorial of Kanshi Ram, not illegal: Mayawati

Lucknow, Nov 09 (ANI): As a case against BSP Chief Mayawati for cornering three Type VIII Lutyens' Delhi bungalows to create one "superbungalow" is doing rounds, she said that the bungalow is a memorial of founder of BSP, Kashi Ram and is no way illegal. Mayawati further said that some newspapapers and media intentionally rake up allegations against her as elections approaches. The case of illegality of the bungalow is filled by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD). Nov 9, 2013

1962 war with China result of Nehru's foreign policy: Advani

Bilaspur, Nov 09 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur region, BJP senior leader LK Advani on Saturday said that 1962 war with China was result of the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's foreign policy. Nov 9, 2013

No decision yet on PM's visit to Sri Lanka for CHOGM: MEA

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday said that a final decision on whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would attend Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) was still pending, and that India had not yet communicated to Sri Lanka on who is to attend the Commonwealth meeting in Colombo. Nov 9, 2013

Nobody can gag media: Omar Abdullah

Jammu, Nov 09 (ANI): Reacting to BJP's PM Candidate, Narendra Modi's allegations that the recent I and B Advisory has a gagging effect on media, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that today nobody can gag the media. Nov 9, 2013

Rahul Gandhi remembers Bastar once in 5 years: Raman Singh

Raipur, Nov 09 (ANI): Even as Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi earlier said that the only way their leader, Nand Kumar Patel could have been stopped from becoming chief minister of Chhattisgarh was by being killed (which he was in a Naxal attack) and that Bastar was like a home for him, current state CM, Raman Singh on Saturday said that Rahul remembers Bastar once in every 5 years. Nov 9, 2013

Gauhati HC order on CBI sparks controversy

New Delhi, Nov 9 (ANI): The Gauhati high court order which held Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as 'unconstitutional' has sparked controversy. In its judgment, the High Court has also struck down the resolution through which the federal police was set up. BJP Vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that raising questions on the constitutional existence of the CBI is a serious issue. Congress leader, Meem Afzal said that he was speechless after hearing such shocking judgements. Nov 9, 2013

Devotees across nation celebrate Chhath Puja

Patna / New Delhi / Bhopal, Nov 9 (ANI): Devotees across India offered special prayers, exchanged greetings and performed traditional rituals as they got together with great zeal to celebrate the Sun God festival of 'Chhath'. The three-day long festival of 'Chhath,' dedicated to the Sun God, began on Friday with thousands of devotees observing fasts and swarming to the banks of the holy rivers. The 'Chhath', celebrated on the sixth and seventh day after Diwali, is significant for married women who observe a three-day fast and stand in waist- deep river waters, and present religious offerings to the Sun God. Nov 9, 2013

CPI on A Raja and Sajjan Kumar seeking stay on trials citing Gauhati HC order on CBI

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Citing Gauhati HC order on CBI, former Telecom Minister A Raja has pushed for a stay on the proceedings of the 2G scam case in a Delhi court. Congress leader Sajjan Kumar too wants the court to declare as "illegal" the probe and charge sheets filed by the CBI in a 1984 anti Sikh riots case. Reacting over this, CPI leader D Raja said that if CBI was not there another investigative agency would have done the probe so there was no question of dismissing the cases against them. Meanwhile, the Central Government will move Supreme Court on Saturday against the Gauhati High Court order holding as unconstitutional the setting up of Central Bureau Investigation (CBI). Nov 9, 2013