General Politics

Shiromani Akali Dal releases manifesto

Shiromani Akali Dal releases manifestoChandigarh, Apr 20: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President and Punjab deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday released his party’s manifesto for general elections.

The party in its manifesto reiterated its commitment to continue its peaceful and democratic struggle for inclusion of Chandigarh and other Punjabi-speaking areas left out of the state back into Punjab and for getting the river water issue settled on the basis of nationally and internationally accepted Riparian Principle.

Now, Paswan blames Congress for Babri Masjid demolition

Now, Paswan blames Congress for Babri Masjid demolitionPatna, Apr 20: After Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad, it was Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan’s turn to blame the Congress party for the demolition of the Babri Masjid.

Lalu has just said that there was a Congress government at the Centre when the Babri mosque was pulled down. Who can dispute this fact?” Paswan told reporters here.

On April 18, Lalu Yadav had blamed the Congress for the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992.

Paswan also criticized the Congress for attacking him and Lalu.

PM and Congress work as per common man’s wish: Sonia Gandhi

PM and Congress work as per common man’s wish: Sonia GandhiAllahabad/ Faizabad, Apr 19 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday said that the Prime Minister as well as the Congress party works according to wishes of common man.

"I want to make one thing very clear to you that our party and our

Prime Minister do not work on the order from any organisation. We work on the order of common man. We work on the wishes of people present here," Sonia Gandhi said at an election rally in Allahabad.

Iraqi parliament elects new speaker after months of wrangling

IraqBaghdad  - Iyad al-Samarraie was elected on Sunday as the new speaker of Iraqi parliament after months of wrangling among the country's Sunni parties to fill the position.

Al-Samarraie, an outspoken opponent of Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki from the Iraqi Islamic Party, gained 154 votes out of the 232 deputies present on Sunday, a lawmaker told the Voices of Iraq (VOI) news agency.

EC rejects demand for Sonia’s disqualification as MP

Congress President Sonia GandhiNew Delhi, Apr 19 : The Election Commission has rejected a demand for the disqualification of Congress President Sonia Gandhi as an MP for receiving a foreign award.

Election Commissioners Navi Chawla and S. Y. Quraishi have overturned incumbent Chief Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswami's view that an enquiry is necessary to go into the complaint against Gandhi.

Sonia Gandhi received Belgium's second highest civilian honour `Order of Leopold' in November 2006.

The EC's view has been sent to President Pratibha Patil for a final decision.

Mahabal Mishra asks voters to make Manmohan next PM

Mahabal Mishra asks voters to make Manmohan next PMNew Delhi, April 18:  Congress candidate from West Delhi Mahabal Mishra today assured world-class urban infrastructure in his constituency and sought public support for re-electing Dr Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister in the coming election.

Addressing corner meetings in Baprola village, Jai Vihar, Bakarwala JJ Colony, Kotla Vihar, K S Nagar, Risal Garden, Shiv Vihar JJ Colony, the three-time MLA said provisional certificates issued to unauthorized colonies in West Delhi by the UPA government were aimed at bringing relief to them by providing basic facilities.