Live: Kejriwal accuses government of betraying nation

Last Updated: Sat, Oct 05, 2013 10:28 hrs

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Kejriwal accuses government of betraying nation

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founder Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday charged the UPA Government of betraying the nation, and said that his party's first priority will be to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill if it comes to power.

Aiming to muster majority in the upcoming Delhi assembly polls, Kejriwal vowed to fight for the people's cause if the Aam Aadmi Party is voted to power.

"I assure you that by December 29, we will have Anna's Jan Lokpal Bill in place. If the Aam Aadmi Party's Government is formed, we will call a Special Session on December 29 and pass the Jan Lokpal Bill," he told media here.

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Taliban plotted to kill Prince Harry in Afghanistan

Britain's Prince Harry was the prime target of Taliban when he was serving with the British troops in Afghanistan, a media report said Saturday.

Taliban warlord Qari Nasrullah, in a secret interview to the Daily Mirror from Pakistan, said the Taliban made repeated attempts to capture and kill the prince.

"When your Prince (Harry) came here and flew his Apache helicopter and bombarded the Mujahideen it meant that our fighters did not exactly have a soft spot for him.

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Azam Khan slams Modi's 'toilets before temple' remark

Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Mohd Azam Khan has lashed out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his comments that he preferred toilets to temples.

The minister said in the temple town of Faizabad late Friday that it was unfortunate that people who razed the Babri mosque in Ayodhya in 1992 were talking about toilets.

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Police launch operation against terrorists in Andhra

A Tamil Nadu policeman was injured during a search operation in a town in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district, when suspected terrorists hiding in a house opened fire Saturday, police said.

A police party from neighbouring Tamil Nadu was conducting the operation following information about presence of suspected terrorists in a house in Puttur town, as they came under fire from the suspects in the house.

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King of Belgium invokes the power of Durga

Even as India prepared to celebrate Durga Puja next week, the monarch in faraway Belgium, King Philippe, invoked the power of Durga to seek help in nations' search for "unity of purpose" and in taking up challenges of the times.

A great lover of India, who has led four economic delegations to the country, Philippe Friday again broke convention to speak at a farewell lunch for visiting Indian Prime Minister Pranab Mukherjee and recalled his visit as a backpacker to Bengal "eager to discover your rich culture.

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Mysore Dasara 2013 set to start today

The four-century-old Dasara celebrations will take off on Saturday amid hopes of drawing a large number of visitors during the festivities.

Mysore is being decked up to showcase Rs 10 crore Mysore Dasara 2013 that will be inaugurated by Jnanpith awardee Chandrashekar Kambara at 10.40 am on October 5 at Chamundeswari Temple atop Chamundi Hill.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is arriving in Mysore this evening to take part in the inauguration. He will inaugurate the state-level Dasara sports and Dasara music programmes at 6 pm. in the Palace and also present the Sangeetha Vidwan award to the state's top musician - part of a line up of about 25 programmes over October 5 to 14.

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Chandrababu Naidu to go on indefinite fast in Delhi

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu would go on indefinite fast in Delhi from Monday to demand the central government do justice to people of Seemandhra before taking any step to divide Andhra Pradesh.

The former chief minister told a press conference here Friday evening that he would expose Congress, which is trying to use Telangana issue for political mileage.

Naidu alleged that Congress was playing with the lives of people of Seemandhra by taking a decision to divide the state in an arbitrary manner without holding talks with leaders from both the regions.

He said Congress had only created more problems in the state instead of making sincere efforts to solve a sensitive issue.

He accused Congress party of having a 'match-fixing' with Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and YSR Congress. Naidu pointed out that the leaders of Congress party themselves were making allegations of the "match-fixing".

The TDP chief claimed that bail to YSR Congress party Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy in corruption case was part of the secret deal between two parties.

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