UP court rejects chargesheet filed against Amit Shah

Muzaffarnagar, Sep 11 (ANI): A local court in Muzaffarnagar on Thursday refused to take cognizance of the chargesheet filed against BJP President Amit Shah for the alleged hate speech made by him. While returning the chargesheet to the police to amend the errors, the court said that the police cannot file a chargesheet under IPC Section 188. The court further explained that the complaint should be filed as a private complaint by the concerned officer who had imposed prohibitory orders which were violated. Shah was booked by the UP Police for delivering hate speeches in UP during the election campaigns of the recent Lok Sabha elections. While addressing a rally in Muzaffarnagar, Shah was reported saying that it is the time to seek revenge by casting votes for BJP. Sep 11, 2014

If Pak wants then talks can be held again: Rajnath

Bhuj, Sep 11 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that the BJP led NDA government is open to engaging with Pakistan in a meaningful dialogue if it responds positively.The remarks from Singh came minutes after Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit said that both the countries should make a new beginning. Sep 11, 2014

Obama vows Syria air strikes to destroy Islamic State

President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed to strike the "Islamic State" in Syria and to expand operations in Iraq, seizing command of an international coalition to destroy the jihadist army. Duration: 01:15 Sep 11, 2014

Pistorius 'not guilty' of murder

Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp Thursday as a South African judge dismissed the most serious charges against him. Although, he could still be found guilty of culpable homicide. Duration: 01:09 Sep 11, 2014

BJP-Congress-AAP in conflict over Sheila Dikshit's remark on Delhi govt formation

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): Congress leader Sheila Dikshit's statement that BJP should form government in Delhi if they are willing to, sparked conflict between the Congress, BJP and AAP on Thursday. Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay said that Dikshit's remark is mature and thoughtful and that party welcomes the same. Congress leader Haroon Yusuf said that Dikshit's remark is surprising and has saddened the party. He further maintained that Satish Upadhyay should understand that Congress' stand is that Delhi Assembly should be dissolved and fresh elections should be held in the national capital. Meanwhile, AAP leader Ashutosh claimed that BJP and Congress are together is some way or the other and that they don't want AAP to form government as that will also expose Dikshit and can end her behind the bars. Sep 11, 2014

Abdul Basit talks about Indo- Pak 'unique relation' at 'Aalishan Pakistan' exhibition

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit, while talking at the Pakistan's lifestyle exposition 'Aalishan Pakistan' said that India and Pakistan are unique neighbours and they should work towards diplomatic ties. He said that the exhibition is a magnificent event and that such events bring people of both the countries closer. Further, talking about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir due to floods on both the sides, Basit said that both leaders have exchanged letters on the matter and are efforts are being put to overcome the situation. Sep 11, 2014

Medical camps organized in flood ravaged Kashmir

Rajouri, Sep 11 (ANI): Medical camps were organized to assist flood-affected people as flood water began to recede, giving rescue teams a chance to evacuate thousands of villagers stranded by the heaviest rainfall in 50 years in the heavily militarized and disputed region of Kashmir. The Indian army established medical camps in flood-affected villages to treat injured and sick people and also distributed medicines. Tempers rose on Wednesday with some angry that relief efforts were only reaching them six days after the floods began. Others complained about living conditions in temporary camps. Sep 11, 2014

Rail Minister gives order to help J&K flood victims, ministry to send 50 lakh water bottles daily

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): ADG Public Relations, Indian Railways, Anil Saxena on Thursday said that Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda has given orders to the ministry to help Jammu & Kashmir flood victims in all possible way. Saxena also said that Katra-Udhampur rail connectivity, which had been affected by the floods in Jammu and Kashmir, is back to normal. He said that the ministry have established transit pint and nodal at New Delhi railway station. He also said that the railways department is sending 50 lakh bottles of water daily to the flood ravaged state. Sep 11, 2014

Politicos express concern on Indian youths getting motivated by ISIS

New Delhi, Sept 11 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday expressed grave concern over reports of Indian youths getting inspired by terrorist outfits like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). BJP leader echoing similar sentiments on the issue said one must wait for the probe by the investigating agencies. Fifteen engineering students were chased down from West Bengal, by the Telangana police after receiving missing complaints from their parents. While talking to the students, the police reportedly came up with the news of even a girl among those 15 engineering students getting attracted to the idea of joining the ISIS. Sep 11, 2014

Won't allow anyone to play with media freedom, says Prakash Javadekar

Hyderabad, Sep 11 (ANI): Targeting Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, IandB Minister Prakash Javadekar addressing a media conference said on Thursday that he won't allow anyone to play havoc with the freedom of media. The statement came after Telangana CM threatened the media of burying 10 feet under the earth, if it insults Telangana. After his meeting with the Telangana CM, Javedekar said that media's freedom is the soul of democracy and that he has taken serious note of the CM's remarks. Sep 11, 2014

Committed to assist Afghanistan in every way: Sushma

Kabul, Sep 11 (ANI): Foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj, while on a state visit to Afghanistan, assured the host nation of every possible assistance in all spheres. Swaraj, who is on her maiden visit to Afghanistan, arrived in Kabul on Wednesday and inaugurated the new Indian embassy building. The foreign minister is visiting India's northwestern neighbour in order to enhance bilateral ties and help it deal with key challenges of security and stability. She, along with Afghan President Hamid Karzai attended the largest national flag hoisting ceremony in Kabul. While addressing the gathering during the ceremony, Swaraj said Afghanistan will always remain India's first strategic partner. She is also expected to hold meeting with presidential candidates in Kabul. Sep 11, 2014

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Tajikistan to attend SCO summit

Tajikistan, Sep 11 (ANI): Foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj, arrived in Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan to attend the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) aims at boosting cooperation in the three major fields of economy, security and people-to-people exchanges. Tajikistan is hosting the summit of the SCO between September 11 -12 in capital Dushanbe, security being the priority for the 13th annual summit for all member countries. India, Iran, Pakistan and Mongolia are due to become full participating members of the summit, thereby upgrading their observer member status. Sep 11, 2014

Politicos slam Yogi Adityanath for defying ban and going ahead with his rally

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday slammed BJP's controversial star campaigner in Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath for defying a ban and going ahead with his public rally in Lucknow. Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday attended a public meeting in Lucknow, despite ban by district administration. Police lodged a first information report (FIR) against Adityanath for defying a ban and going ahead with his public rally. Chief Election Officer of Uttar Pradesh Umesh Sinha sought a report from the Lucknow district administration and a recording of Adityanath's speech will be handed over to the Election Commission. Sep 11, 2014