Basketball player on being forced to remove turbans during Basketball Asia Cup

Chennai, July 23 (ANI): Indian Basketball players Amrit Pal Singh and Amjyot Singh had to play Asian Basketball Championship in China without their turbans as match officials informed the players that they were violating International Basketball federation rules and can't play with the turbans. Reacting over this, Amjyot Singh on Wednesday said that he has played in many tournaments before but he has never been asked to remove his turban. Jul 23, 2014

Army pays homage to soldier martyred in cross border firing in Jammu

Akhnoor, July 23 (ANI): Military personnel on Wednesday paid homage to soldier (Late) NK Mong Chon P who was martyred in ceasefire violation by Pakistan at Jammu and Kashmir's Akhnoor sector on Tuesday. Many of the high-ranking officers of the Indian army attended the wreath laying ceremony of the martyred soldier. Jul 23, 2014

EAM holds diplomatic dialogue with Myanmar Deputy Foreign Minister in New Delhi

New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, held foreign office consultation with Myanmar Deputy Foreign Minister, U Thant Kyaw, in New Delhi on Wednesday. The two ministers and delegates from both the sides met to review and discuss bilateral relations and conduct talks on issues of mutual interest. Sharing a border of over 1600 kilometres and a maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal, India and Myanmar have signed a number of agreements to enhance diplomatic ties. Jul 23, 2014

Mohanlalganj victims family protests demanding CBI probe

Lucknow, July 23 (ANI): The family of Mohanlalganj victim protested in Lucknow on Wednesday demanding CBI probe in the woman’s brutal murder case. The woman was allegedly raped and murdered but the police denied rape in an autopsy report. The victim’s family members said that CBI investigation is required because the police’s probe in not trustworthy as they provided an autopsy report which showed the woman’s both kidneys, whereas, she had donated one of the kidneys to her husband. Jul 23, 2014

Health hazards force state to issue stop notice to ship-breaking unit in Kerala

Kannur, July 23 (ANI): Protests by local villagers against the increasing health hazards and environmental pollution compel authorities in Kannur city of Kerela to issue a stop notice to the ship dismantling factory of the area on Wednesday. After widespread protests by residents of Azhikkal village in the city, the District Collector, P. Balakiran, issued a stop memo to the ship-breaking unit, Steel Industrial Kerala Ltd (SILK). Balakiran said the stop notice was issued because SILK failed to produce valid and legal license for their functioning. Jul 23, 2014

Controversy over woman's autopsy report in Mohanlalganj case, politicos react

Lucknow, July 23 (ANI): The autopsy of woman, who was sexually assaulted and brutally murdered in Lucknow's Mohanlalganj, came in questions on Wednesday after it said that both her 'kidneys were intact'. The family of victim says that she donated one of her kidneys to her late husband after he battled renal failure. Reacting over this, SP leader Rajendra Chaudhary said that the government has taken strict action in the case but if there is loophole in the autopsy report action will be taken. Jul 23, 2014

Sikh Indian players asked to remove turbans in China

New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): In a shocking incident during the Asian Basketball Championship in Wuhan, China last week, two Sikh players from the Indian Basketball team were asked to remove their turbans. The match officials informed the players that they were violating International Basketball federation rules and can't play with the turbans. Players Amrit Pal Singh and Amjyot Singh had to play the remainder of the tournament without their turbans. Speaking on the same, Former Sports Minister, Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa on Wednesday said that remove turban is a big insult in their religion. He further said that he will write to ministers to take action against it and take cognizance of the matter. Jul 23, 2014

Shiv Sena MP clarifies Maharashtra Sadan incident

New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare clarified the controversial incident that took place in Maharashtra Sadan on Wednesday morning. Vichare said that the leaders were unaware that the waiter was a Muslim and they just wanted him to know that the food was not edible. He added that the issue should not be raised from a communal angle because there was no such intention behind the act. He further stated that the facilities in Mahrashtra Sadan are not up to the mark and a complaint has been filed in Police Station in this regard. Jul 23, 2014

House adjourned after ruckus over Maharashtra Sadan incident

New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): The lower house of the Parliament was adjourned after a ruckus was created over the incident that took place in Maharashtra Sadan where a Muslim was force-fed by Shiv Sena MPs reportedly. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that the incident was unfortunate and added that a BJP member in the Parliament came into the well and created a ruckus due to which the house had to be adjourned. Meanwhile, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that no body knows what happened in Maharashtra Sadan and Shiv Sena has already clarified that no such incident has taken place. Further, the Shiv Sena MP who reportedly force-fed man fasting for Ramazan has clarified that he was only protesting against the food quality at the state guest house. Jul 23, 2014