Rajeev Shukla demands strict action against James Anderson by ICC

New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Former IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday maintained that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should take strong steps against England fast bowler James Anderson for his alleged misbehavior against spinner Ravindra Jadeja, and set an example before others. Anderson has been charged for allegedly abusing and pushing Ravindra Jadeja immediately after they left the field for lunch on Thursday. It is alleged that this was a continuation of a verbal altercation between Anderson and Jadeja as they were walking from the field. The Congress leader also added that a complaint has been lodged against Anderson. Jul 16, 2014

BJP on reports of party forming next Government in Delhi

New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): The BJP is reportedly making attempts to stake claim to form government in Delhi, which has been under President's Rule for the last six months. Sources said if the BJP does stake claim, senior leader Jagdish Mukhi will be its candidate for chief minister. While officially the party has denied any such move, sources said the Delhi unit is attempting to make a last ditch effort to form government. Jul 16, 2014

Politicos react on RJD-JD (U) alliance in upcoming polls

New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Political leaders on Wednesday reacted over reports of RJD-JD (U) alliance in the upcoming assembly polls in Bihar. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that Lalu and Nitish Kumar should come forward together with other secular parties in order to prevent BJP from coming to power in Bihar. NCP leader Tariq Anwar stated that RJD and JD (U) want to get together for the sake of strengthening against BJP. Meanwhile BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi casually said that Lalu and Nitish are coming together as a result of shock from the support BJP is getting. Jul 16, 2014

Shri Shakti Express to Katra stuck in tunnel for an hour due to engine failure

Katra, July 16 (ANI): The newly introduced direct train to Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, was stuck in a tunnel for an hour on Wednesday due to engine failure near Katra Railway Station. The fully air conditioned super fast train Shri Shakti Express from New Delhi to Katra was on its second run when the incident took place about five kms before the station. Jul 16, 2014

1 BSF jawan killed, 3 injured in ceasefire violation By Pakistan

Jammu, July 16 (ANI): Pakistani Rangers on Wednesday resorted to unprovoked firing once again at an outpost along the international border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, killing a jawan. Three other BSF personnel and four civilians were also injured during the firing. The injured soldiers and the civilians were rushed to the nearby hospital in Jammu city. According to reports, BSF troops, guarding the borderline, took positions and effectively retaliated resulting in exchanges which are still going on in the area. Jul 16, 2014

Poverty, child and maternal deaths still high in India, states UN Report

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar, July 16 (ANI): A United Nations report on ___Millennium Development Goals___ stated that India continues to battle poverty, child and maternal deaths and sanitation, adding sustained efforts were required to cover the gap by 2015 deadline. Minority affairs minister, Najma Heptulla, while releasing the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) report on Wednesday said the four references in the report were not flattering. Many more goals are within reach by their 2015 target date, the report said, adding that if current trends continue, the world will surpass MDG targets on malaria, tuberculosis and access to HIV treatment. Meanwhile, an economist Jayati Ghosh said the government never paid heed to issue of poverty while preparing the annual budget. Jul 16, 2014

Water logging due to heavy rainfall in Mumbai

Mumbai, July 16 (ANI): Heavy rainfall in Mumbai resulted in water logging on Wednesday, thereby creating a problem for local residents. Not only the water logging but people of Mumbai are also facing trouble due to lack of cleanliness in the city. Jul 16, 2014

Vinay Bihari blames mobile phones & Non-Veg diet for rapes, Politicos condemn

New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Political leaders condemned Bihar Minister for art, culture and youth affairs Vinay Bihari over his statement wherein he said that mobile phones & Non-Veg diet are responsible for increasing cases of rape. Leaders and social activists said that such statements are ridiculous and should not be paid heed to by media or anyone. Jul 16, 2014

Ved Pratap Vaidik___s meeting with Hafiz Saeed sparks political furore

New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Indian journalist Ved Prakash Vaidik___s meeting with chief of militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba_s (LeT), Hafiz Saeed, in Pakistan sparked a row, as politicians on Wednesday condemned it and called for an action against him. Vaidik, on Sunday, said he met Saeed on July 02 in Lahore city of Pakistan. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy meanwhile, said a case should be filed against the leader of the delegation that went to Pakistan Mani Shankar Aiyar and former foreign minister Salman Khurshid. Jul 16, 2014

BJP & AAP at loggerheads over Kejriwal_s audio accusing BJP of horse-trading

New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): The AAP on Tuesday released a recorded audio message of party chief Arvind Kejriwal accusing the BJP of indulging in horse-trading to form the government in Delhi. This has led to a clash between the two parties with BJP saying that Kejriwal is doubting his own people. Jul 16, 2014

SC issues notice to states, UTs on legalising passive euthanasia

New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to all states and Union territories on a plea for legalizing passive euthanasia. The SC has appointed former solicitor general TR Andhyarujina as amicus curiae to assist it in the case relating to legalizing euthanasia. The Centre argued in the court that passive euthanasia is a form of suicide which cannot be allowed. Jul 16, 2014

Politicos react as Akhilesh Yadav gets luxury cars, but cuts budget for women's panel

New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is in centre of controversy all over again after a Right to Information (RTI) query revealed the state government has constantly slashed its budget allocation to the state women's commission but has enough funds to purchase two Mercedes cars and two Land Cruisers. Reacting over the same, leaders from various political parties slammed the budget. Jul 16, 2014

Politicos react as PM Modi talks about zero tolerance towards terrorism at BRICS summit

New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday reacted over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement where he said that there should be zero tolerance towards terrorism. Modi is in Brazil to attend the BRICS summit. In his first multilateral engagement with world leaders, Modi addressed the sixth summit of BRICS nations in which he made it clear that terrorism in any form was against humanity and there should be zero-tolerance against it. Jul 16, 2014

Politicos react over reports of Ashok Khemka getting post at centre

New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Political leaders react as reports of IAS Ashok Khemka getting a post at the centre surfaces. Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi and NCP leader Majid Memon said that Khemka is doubtful person and further course of action will be witnessed when he comes at centre. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that such loyal serviceman should be taken into duty and that Congress had already tortured him enough. Jul 16, 2014

At Least 20 Dead in Moscow Subway Crash

Moscow, July 16, (ANI): A subway train derailed in Moscow, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 150, in one of the deadliest incidents ever on the city's metro. Russia's Investigative Committee spokesperson said that atleast twenty people died when a Moscow underground train derailed between two stations. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said it will take some time to restore traffic on the line where the crash happened. Jul 16, 2014