Haryana's legislative committee to probe Robert Vadra's illegal land dealings

Haryana's legislative committee to probe Robert Vadra's illegal land dealings

Chandigarh/ New Delhi/ Dehradun, Nov 04 (ANI): Haryana's legislative committee will look into the improper land dealings of Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law, Robert Vadra, said the state Health Minister Anil Vij after the first cabinet meeting. The DLF is accused of arranging favourable loans and real estate transactions for Vadra, which the company denied. Vij said that the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) would probe into the allegations following which action will be taken. Vadra's land dealings were stirred up once again when on late Saturday night, he was caught on camera misbehaving with a journalist who inquired about his land dealings. However, defending Vadra, Congress leader Ambika Soni said that the privacy of a private citizen must be respected and nobody will object if the state government will conduct a probe into the matter. Nov 4, 2014
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Indian army ensures safe assembly polls in JandK, tightens security

Srinagar, Nov 04 (ANI): Indian army ensured water tight security and round the clock vigil in Kashmir ahead of assembly polls after a suicide bomber blew himself up near Wagah border on the Pakistan side, killing almost 60 people and injuring several others. The five-phase polls in Jammu and Kashmir will begin on November 25 and end on December 20. The results would be announced on December 23. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was a response to the Pakistani army's actions against their positions in tribal areas straddling Pakistan's border with Afghanistan. General, ST Upasni, General Officer Commanding (GOC), Victor Force, said the security has been beefed up after the Wagah border incident and the forces will ensure safe elections in Kashmir. Nov 4, 2014
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Organiser say World Economic Forum to reignite global interest in India

New Delhi/ Kolkata, Nov 04 (ANI): Indian edition of the World Economic Forum set to begin on Tuesday has generated a buzz among international investors and businesses about the country under the stewardship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has promised to ease rules to attract investments into the economy, organisers say. The India Economic Summit is being organised by World Economic Forum, in partnership with the leading industry body the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi from 4-6 November. Speaking ahead of the summit, Chandrajit Banerjee, one of the organiser and Director General of the CII, said that the current edition would help not only India to attract investment but would also help forge an understanding of the global perspective on India. Banerjee added that there was a newfound excitement around India now. Nov 4, 2014
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Maoists gun down seven people in Jharkhand ahead of assembly polls

Ranchi, Nov 04 (ANI): Maoists gunned down seven people in poll-bound Jharkhand, said a senior police officer. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Anurag Gupta said ultra belonged to banned People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI). Gupta refused to confirm identity of the deceased. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since 1960s. Nov 4, 2014
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Bhopal gas tragedy victims to start indefinite fast from November 10

Bhopal, Nov 04 (ANI): Victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy would begin an indefinite fast in New Delhi from November 10, pressuring the central government for additional compensation. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy is one of the worst industrial disasters in history. It was 12 a.m. on December 3, 1984 when 40 tonnes of toxic Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) leaked from the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, killing thousands and condemning thousands more to chronic illness. Recently, the victims were frustrated on the news of death of Warren Anderson, chief of Union Carbide, who did not face any trial for his crimes. An activist supporting the victims, Rachna Dhingra, said that the government should update the facts and figures of dead and injured victims so that compensation can be taken from Union Carbide Corporation. Nov 4, 2014
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Awami League supporters hail Supreme Court's ruling on convicted war criminals

Dhaka, Nov 04 (ANI): Supporters and activists of the ruling Awami League party hailed Bangladesh Supreme Court's verdict of upholding the death penalty for Islamist leader, Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, convicted for war crimes. In May last year, a special war crimes tribunal found Kamaruzzaman, an assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, guilty of genocide and torture of unarmed civilians during the 1971 war. Defence lawyers earlier in the day said they would file a petition for a review but state prosecutors said it was not an option. The tribunals have angered Islamists who call them a politically motivated bid to persecute the leadership of Jamaat and weaken the opposition. Nov 4, 2014
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Hooda challenges Haryana Govt on Vadra land deal case saying probe will fail to prove his involvemen

New Delhi/Haryana, Nov 4 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Tuesday after former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda challenged the Haryana government on Robert Vadra land deal case and said that the investigations would fail to prove his involvement in the case. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that BS Hooda should question the top brass of Congress about the state of the party rather than challenging the State and Central government. BJP leader GVL Narsimha Rao said that BS Hooda didn't act in the interest of Haryana government and hence lacks the right to challenge anyone. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the government shouldn't take actions out of hatred as such actions would be hazardous for the country. Nov 4, 2014
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Tradition bound century old buffalo-fight fair attracts enthusiastic crowd in Shimla

Shimla, Nov 04 (ANI): The buffalo-fight fair of Bhont village in the hill town of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh drew hundreds of villagers as they gathered to celebrate the century- old, tradition-bound annual event. The fair is organised in honour of Hindu gods and local deities. One of the organisers of the fair, Baldev said the area is considered to be a land of gods and such traditions maintain the prosperity of the region. According to a villager Neena Verma, women and youngsters take care to ensure that the age old tradition is maintained. The animals, over three dozen buffaloes, fed and trained throughout the year, were brought from different places of Himachal Pradesh to fight and entertain people. Spectators from nearby villages, Tutu, Hiranagar, Shangti and Mashobra who were present at the fair were mesmerized by the same. Nov 4, 2014
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Hyundai, Kia to pay $100 million over fuel economy suit

Hyundai and Kia agreed to pay $100 million Monday to settle a US government investigation into exaggerated fuel efficiency on 2012 and 2013 car models sold in the United States by the South Korean automakers. Duration: 00:41 Nov 4, 2014
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Haiti's Lahens scoops prestigious French literary award

An all-woman jury awarded France's prestigious Femina prize for literature to Haiti's Yanick Lahens for "Bain de lune", a family epic interwoven with the challenges facing her home country. Duration: 00:59 Nov 4, 2014
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As Virgin Galactic crash being probed, Branson confident

Richard Branson, the man behind Virgin Galactic, said on Monday that two people signed up to go to space with his company "as a gesture of good-will" within hours of the fatal crash of one of its spacecraft. Duration: 01:04 Nov 4, 2014
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US midterm elections could see Republicans take over Congress

Approaching 'midterm' elections in the US could make life more difficult for President Obama, with many pollsters expecting the Senate to be won by Republican rivals, a result that would give them control of both houses of Congress. Duration: 02:25 Nov 4, 2014