NDA govt forms SIT to bring back black money, politicos react

New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): In its first decision after taking charge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government announced the formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe black money, mostly stashed abroad. Reacting over this CPI leader D Raja said that it is a good step that SIT has been formed and wish that SIT takes concrete steps to bring back the black money stashed abroad. Meanwhile, Congress said the SIT should first probe that the money BJP spent on Poll campaign was black money or white money. May 28, 2014

Politicos question undergraduate Smriti Iranis capability to handle HRD, BJP defends

New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): As politicians took a swipe over human resource development minister Smriti Irani's educational qualification, the BJP came in defence of Irani saying the opposition should focus on its own affairs. Terming as 'lacklustre' Narendra Modi's new Council of Ministers, Congress on Tuesday took pot-shots at the new government saying its HRD Minister Smriti Irani was "not even a graduate." May 28, 2014

BJP govt has sent out clear signal that terror and talks can go hand in hand: Manish Tewari

New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): Moments after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj stated that PM Narendra Modi stressed on the fact that talks and terror cannot go hand in hand while holding a meeting with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, Congress leader Manish Tewari slammed the BJP saying its staunch opposition to Indo-Pak talks as an opposition party was just a rhetoric. Tewari also added that BJP government has sent out clear signal that terror and talks can clearly go hand in hand. May 28, 2014

Will showcase India's strength to the world: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj took charge as the External Affairs Minister on Wednesday. After taking charge, she said that she will showcase India's strengths at the world stage and ensure good relations with all countries. Giving details about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with SAARC leaders, Swaraj said that the PM Stressed on joint initiatives by SAARC nations, like tourism. Talking about Pakistan, Sushma said that India wants good relations with the neighbouring country but that can become possible only if there is no terror. She said that Modi also raised the issue of the speedy trail of 26/11 accused in Pakistan. May 28, 2014

Amway India chief's bail plea hearing today

Kurnool, May 28 (ANI): A Kurnool district court will hear the bail petition of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the direct selling company, Amway India, William S Pinckney today. The Andhra Pradesh police had arrested Pinckney from Gurgaon on Monday for alleged cheating and embezzlement of funds. He has been remanded to jail in Kurnool town of Andhra Pradesh till June 07. This is the second time Pinckney has been arrested. He was arrested by the Kerala police last year along with two company directors for alleged financial irregularities. May 28, 2014

Imran Khan appeals to Pak army chief for revival of dialogue with Taliban

South Waziristan, May 28 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief, Imran Khan has appealed to the country’s army chief not to carry out any military operation in Waziristan and to revive peace talks with the Taliban . Last week, Pakistani forces launched rare air strikes against Taliban militants holed up in the remote, tribal belt near the Afghan border after several rounds of government-led talks aimed at ending an insurgency in the remote region failed. Although the government has said no decision for a full scale military operation in North Waziristan has been taken, on May 22, the military backed that up with the first major ground offensive against the Taliban. Imran Khan said the military offensive was turning the patriotic residents of Waziristan against their country. May 28, 2014

Student union demands governors rule in Guwahati

Guwahati, May 28 (ANI): The All Bodoland Minority Students Union (ABMSU) in Assam state took to streets and demanded governor's rule in the areas hit by violence between indigenous tribesmen and settlers, which left 47 people dead and tens of thousands homeless. Around 31 Muslims were gunned down in three days of what police said were attacks by tribal militants who resent the presence of immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh. President of the students union, Sahabuddil Ali Ahmed, urged Assam as well as the central government to seize illegal arms in Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) areas. May 28, 2014

Ukraine says it has recaptured the airport in Donetsk

Ukraine says it has recaptured the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk after a day of air strikes and fierce gun battles with pro-Moscow separatist militants that left dozens of people dead. Duration:00:59 May 28, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal walks out of jail

New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party chief, Arvind Kejriwal, was released on Tuesday after he submitted personal bail bond in the defamation case, filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. Gadkari, had filed a defamation case on February 18, after Kejriwal called him as one of the most corrupt leaders in his list of 'India's most corrupt'. AAP leader, Harvinder Singh Phoolka, said the court issued a notice and asked Kejriwal to come out of jail, which he agreed and signed the personal bond till July 31. Earlier, a New Delhi court had ordered judicial custody for Kejriwal on May 21 after he refused to furnish the bond of Rs. 10,000 in the defamation case. May 28, 2014

EU leaders seek answers after eurosceptic 'quake'

EU leaders gathered on Tuesday to thrash out a joint response to a dismal European vote that saw dramatic gains by radical anti-establishment parties, with Britain, Germany and France calling for EU reforms. Duration: 00:47 May 28, 2014

US plans full Afghan withdrawal by end of 2016

US forces will complete their withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, 15 years after the September 11 attacks, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. Duration: 01:09 May 28, 2014

Greenpeace activists arrested in Holland over drill protest

Dutch police on Tuesday arrested six activists as Greenpeace staged two protests in northern Europe including chaining a Russian contracted oil rig to a dock, to highlight oil drilling in the eco-sensitive Arctic oceans. Duration: 00:41 May 28, 2014