NCP says EC s notice to Gadkari on right grounds even as BJP terms it as bogus

New Delhi/ Mumbai, Oct 07 (ANI): NCP leader Majid Memon on Tuesday said that Elections Commission's show cause notice to Nitin Gadkari is on right grounds and he should apologise for the same even as BJP terms the case as 'bogus'. BJP leader Subramanium Swamy said that Gadkari talked about bribery in a sarcastic way and that EC should have a sense of humour. Meanwhile, party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the party respects and understands EC's norms and model code of conduct and will take further course of action as required. Oct 7, 2014

Chennai tense even as Bangalore HC hearing Jayalalithaa s bail petition

Bangalore/ Chennai, Oct 07 (ANI): As Karnataka High Court is all set to give pronouncement in bail plea by Jayalalithaa, the court witnessed high security in order to avoid any untoward incident after the pronouncement. Prohibitory orders under section 144 are also imposed around the court premises in Bangalore. The court is hearing the plea filed by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her three associates convicted in a disproportionate assets case. Meanwhile, Chennai witnessed protests as well as prayers from AIADMK leaders and Jayalalithaa's supporters. Many were seen taking part in a special prayer 'hawan' for the release of party chief. Streets wore deserted look and markets were shut even as many supporters shaved their heads as a sign of support to 'Amma' Oct 7, 2014

Modi attacks Congress, accuses them of indulging in corruption

Sindkhed, Oct 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the Congress party of making false promises and indulging in corruption. He said that the Congress never delivered what they promise during election rallies. Modi was addressing a rally at Sindkhed, Maharashtra. Oct 7, 2014

Pak Army does not take orders from govt India needs to take pro active steps Security Experts

New Delhi, Oct 07 (ANI): Reacting on the ongoing ceasefire violation by Pakistan which is the 17th time this month, Security Experts on Tuesday said that Pakistan Army does not listen to the government and that Indian government needs to take pro-active steps to counter the attempts of Pakistan. Pakistan Rangers targeted 40 border out posts and 25 border hamlets by resorting to heavy mortar shelling and firing along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, leaving many people injured. Security Expert Alok Bansal said that this only shows desperation of Pak Army as they want to infiltrate into Indian borders as soon as possible before snowfall. Praful Bakshi said that Pakistan Army will not stop unless India causes a heavy loss to them. He said that India needs to take pro-active steps in order to stop the infiltration. Oct 7, 2014

Letter to Kejriwal was just to bring out truth, party not upset over the same: Rajesh Garg

New Delhi, Oct 07 (ANI): Reacting on his letter to AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal, party MLA Rajesh Garg on Tuesday said that the letter was just to bring out the truth and what was wrong. He said that a meeting with party MLAs suggested that there is no need of another election in the national capital. Garg said that out of 70 MLAs, 67 were not in favour of another election. He also hinted at party's willingness to even give support to Congress is they agree to AAP's conditions. Further, he also expressed confidence in the party and said that party leadership is not upset over the letter. Garg had also talked about rich candidates in the party and said that they should not be brought up to undermine honest people. Oct 7, 2014

BJP would bring farmer friendly policies if brought to power: Modi

Sindkhed, Oct 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a rally at Sindkhed, Maharashtra claimed that his party would bring farmer friendly policies in the state if people bring them to power. Maharashtra would go to polls on October 15. Oct 7, 2014

DA case TN sports fraternity organise attention seeking signature campaign

Chennai, Oct 7 (ANI): To show their solidarity to AIADMK Chief Jayalalithaa, the Sports Fraternities from Tamil Nadu has today organized an attention seeking signature campaign at the J.J. Stadium in Kilpauk. Many eminent sports personalities from various stream lines including Appoorva Muralinath and Prasanna Venkatesh Sivakumar- the International Basket ball players are participating in this signature campaign. The Karnataka High Court will today hear AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa's plea for immediate bail and suspension of her four-year jail sentence in connection with an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case. Oct 7, 2014

EC sends notice to Gadkari for alleged violation of model code of conduct

New Delhi, Oct 07 (ANI): The Election Commission has sent a show cause notice to Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari for an alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct committed in Maharashtra's Latur District recently. In a statement, the Election Commission said, Gadkari while addressing a public meeting in Latur District on Monday, had allegedly induced voters to accept bribes if offered by someone. The Election Commission said that as per the complaint received from the district election officer of Latur, it found Gadkari's statement to be amounting to abetting and promoting bribery, and deemed it to be violative of the Model Code of Conduct that is in place for the state assembly elections to be held in Maharashtra and Haryana on October 15. Oct 7, 2014

Protesters in Kashmir burn Pakistan's flag for violating ceasefire

Kathua, Oct 07 (ANI): Angry protesters burnt Pakistan's flag in Jammu and Kashmir to show resentment against ceasefire violation, which killed five civilians and wounded at least 25 on Tuesday. Pakistani forces shelled the village of Arnia about three km (two miles) from the border in the early hours of Monday, killing five and wounding at least two dozen civilians. Meanwhile, a protester in Kathua district, Karan Kumar, said people are living in constant fear due to incessant firing. Meanwhile, another protester, Kuldeep Kumar, called for peace at the border. The attacks coincided with the Eid al-Adha festival, celebrated by Muslims in both countries. Oct 7, 2014

Child injured in firing by Pakistani Rangers on Kashmir border

Flora, Oct 07 (ANI): Unprovoked firing by Pakistani rangers on Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) left at least one child injured in the Flora village of Jammu and Kashmir. At around 9 PM Monday, border posts of BSF were fired upon by the Rangers, to which the Force retorted. A ten year old boy, Ankush, from Flora village in Arnia sector of Kashmir, sustained injuries while a cow and a goat were killed in the firing. The unprovoked firing has damaged people's houses, forcing the hapless residents to flee their homes and look for safer places. Earlier in the day, angry protesters in Kashmir burnt Pakistan's flag to show resentment against unprovoked ceasefire violation, which had killed five civilians and wounded many more. Oct 7, 2014

India beefs up security in border region with Bangladesh in wake of blast

Siliguri/ New Delhi, Oct 07 (ANI): India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) tightened security in areas bordering Bangladesh in wake of the bomb blast in Burdwan district of West Bengal. Two women have been arrested in connection with the explosion that left two suspected militants dead on Sunday (October 05). Police is probing the possible involvement of militant outfits like Lashkar-e-Toiba and Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami in the blast. India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged that the regional party Trinamool Congress, which rules West Bengal, has turned the state into a safe haven for militants and accused chief minister Mamata Banerjee of protecting the militants. However, the TMC said that the BJP was trying to communalise the issue. Oct 7, 2014

Skill development programmes help to generate employment for Kashmiri youth

Kathua, Oct 7 (ANI): Unemployed Kashmiri youth are being imparted with various technical trainings in a bid to explore their livelihood opportunities. 12 skill development programmes are running with as many as 100 unemployed youths being part of it. Project Officer, District Urban Development Agency, Zaffar Abbaz said that training to youths is being given by professionals in technical courses like welding, electronics, cutting tailoring, fashion designing and on computers, for a period of six months to one year. These training programmes are of free of cost and not just boys but even girls' participation was seen in large numbers. The youths who had completed six months training were also given multi-purpose tool kits and even a diploma. They can also start their own business and can also get financial aid from financial institutes. Oct 7, 2014

African Union forces take Somali key port from Shebab

Somali military commanders celebrated the capture of the last major port held by Islamist Shebab insurgents as the government secured control of the town for the first time in over two decades. Duration: 01:06 Oct 7, 2014