Opposition leaders to meet on Monday

New Delhi , Oct 22

Leaders of various opposition parties will meet on Monday to discuss their future strategy against the National Democratic Alliance government and also to put up a united front ahead of Parliament's coming Winter Session.

Odisha people have decided to dethrone BJD government: BJP

Bhubaneswar , Oct 22

Referring to 'Nabakalebara' or transformation of the idols of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, the BJP on Sunday said that people in Odisha have decided to dethrone the "anti-poor" Naveen Patnaik government and bring the BJP to power.

How dare you! Farhan Akhtar to BJP spokesperson

Mumbai , Oct 22

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has taken a dig at BJP spokesperson G.V.L. Narasimha Rao over his remarks that most Indian film stars have "very low IQ and very low general knowledge".

Rakesh Asthana appointed CBI Special Director

New Delhi , Oct 22

In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the government on Sunday promoted senior IPS officers Rakesh Asthana as Special Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Gurbachan Singh as Special Director in Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Sudeep Lakhtakia as Special DG in CRPF.

BJP declares candidate for Chitrakoot bypolls

New Delhi , Oct 22

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday declared Shankar Dayal Tripathi as its candidate for the November 9 by-election to the Chitrakoot assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district.

Himachal polls: Congress names candidates including CM's son

New Delhi/Shimla , Oct 22

The Congress on Sunday announced the second and third lists of candidates for the November 9 assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh which include Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's son Vikramaditya. He will be contesting from Shimla Rural -- a seat his father is currently representing.