Jagan downplays Chiranjeevi`s stature post merger with Cong

Former Congress MP Y S Jagan
Mohan Reddy on Friday indicated that in his opinion actor-turned-
politician Chiranjeevi was not competition for him.

BJP downplays meeting with MNS chief

Downplaying the meeting between MNS chief Raj Thackeray and its Maharashtra unit leaders, BJP on Tuesday said there were no political discussions with him and hoped that Shiv Sena will participate in NDA rally against corruption.

US study downplays Pakistan madrassa threat

Pakistan desperately needs more
schools to curb extremism but madrassas -- the Islamic
seminaries that have struck fear in the West -- are not the
main problem, a US study has said.

Oz PM downplays racist attacks; sees India as ally

Downplaying the recent attacks on
Indian students, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Wednesday
said India is a "very important" country with which it will
strive for "future partnerships".

Cong downplays Hooda`s statement on same gotra marriages

Congress on Friday downplayed Haryana
Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda`s statement that he was
against same gotra marriages saying it was his personal view
and he did not support any form of violence.

Hamas downplays internal dispute over prisoner cartoon

Hamas sought to downplay on Tuesday a
rare public disagreement between one of its top leaders and
its powerful armed wing over a cartoon warning Israel about
the possible fate of a captive soldier.

Congress downplays Roemer`s comments

Congress on Tuesday downplayed the statement of US Ambassador Timothy Roemer that no decision has been taken to provide India direct access to 26/11 accused David Headley, saying the issue of access will arise after sentencing.