Victory in Uttarakhand by-polls is great achievement: Congress

New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): The Congress won all the three Assembly seats in Uttarakhand for which by-polls were held. The result coming against a BJP wave across the country took the ruling party's tally to 35 in the 70-member House, just one short of majority. Significantly, the result was also a vindication of the Congress central leadership's faith in chief minister Harish Rawat who was handed over the reins of the state in February. Rawat himself was among the three elected MLAs, winning from Dharchula by defeating Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate BD Joshi by 20,000 votes. Uttarakhand Congress President Kishore Upadhyay said that victory in the by-polls is great achievement for the party. Jul 26, 2014

Kolkata tutor who beat 3-year-old sent to police custody till July 31

Kolkata, July 26 (ANI): The tutor who beat a 3-year-old kid in Kolkata was sent to police custody till 31st July. Lawyer said that Pooja Singh (Accused) was produced before the Court and her bail was rejected and will be sent to police custody till July 31. Meanwhile, the accused teacher’s lawyer said that putting a CCTV camera in the bedroom while the teacher was teaching the student is a part of conspiracy. Jul 26, 2014

Politicos slam BJP over CAG report on Gujarat

New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Opposition party leaders slammed the Modi government over the 5 different CAG reports which highlight severe mismanagement of the state_s financial resources. Manish Tewari of the Congress stated that the BJP has always made a song and dance about CAG reports, and now that the tables have turned, the BJP must apply the same yardstick for itself as well. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi hoped that even though it did not believe Congress_ allegations during the elections, the government would take the CAG report seriously. Atul Anjan of the CPI stated that the report clearly proves that Modi gave undue benefits to Adani and Ambani and conducted irregularities of over 25,000 crore. Jul 26, 2014

PM Modi launches web portal _My Gov_ as govt completes 60 days

New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a web portal _My Gov_ as NDA government completed its 60 days. Modi said that the new government has observed that people need to get connected to the government more and more, thus the web portal has been launched to enhance the connection. Modi also said that anyone is welcome to give their suggestions or complaints. Jul 26, 2014

Politicos react as Pakistan fails to mention Hafiz Saeed_s name in 26/11 charge-sheet

New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Politicos on Saturday reacted over a charge-sheet filed by Pakistan which has named Lakhvi, the operational commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba, as the _mastermind of the Mumbai terrorist attack_ while glossing over the alleged role of Saeed despite considerable evidence gathered by Indian and Western security agencies over his role in the incident. Jul 26, 2014

One policeman killed, four injured in grenade attack in Sopore

Sopore, July 26 (ANI): One policeman was killed and four others were injured in a grenade attack by militants in the wee hours on Saturday in Sopore town of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir. Deputy Inspector General (DIG), North Kashmir Ghulam Hassan said that few militants who were among the stone pelters launched a grenade attack followed by a gun battle in which one of our security personnel Mohammed Sayeed died and four other policemen got injured. The injured policemen were rushed to hospital and are said to be out of danger. Jul 26, 2014

NSUI protests against CSAT exam at New Delhi_s Jantar Mantar

New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Congress_ student wing NSUI on Saturday protested against the CSAT examination at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. DPCC Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely said that the BJP government is taking a u-turn on every promise they had made. He added that the government cannot be trusted in terms of fulfillment of promises. Jul 26, 2014

AG says Congress not Eligible to Claim LoP Post, Congress reacts

New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Attorney General (AG) Mukul Rohatgi sent his opinion on the Leader of Opposition post to the Lok Sabha Speaker and said the Congress party was not eligible for it. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had sought the opinion of the AG in the issue after the Congress repeatedly demanded that it be given the post. Reacting over this, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday said that the Congress being the second largest political party is entitled to hold the position of Leader of opposition. Tewari also said that the Attorney general also in his opinion has alluded to a convention which is by no stretch is statuary rule which needs to be broken. Jul 26, 2014

Kate Upton always wanted to be _curvaceous_

New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Kate Upton has said that she begged for her curves her entire life. She told a leading magazine that when she first started modeling, she was a normal catalogue model and then, she became a woman, and she was really excited because she was from Florida, media reported. She said that it was all about being in bathing suits and one was ugly if one did not have a curvy body and she didn_t have one, and then she got one. Jul 26, 2014

Congress reacts as Gujarat CM introduces new textbooks & enforces dress code for teachers

New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister, Anandiben Patel is set to introduce new texts books in schools. Further, school teachers may be banned from wearing jeans and T-shirts to work as recommended by a panel formed to recommend primary education reforms. It may also become compulsory for women teachers to wear a salwar kameez or a sari, according to these proposals. Reacting over this, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that such kind of diktats for teachers is unfortunate. Jul 26, 2014

Abhishek Bachchan unveils the official jersey of Jaipur Pink Panthers

Mumbai, July 26 (ANI): Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, who has invested in Pro-Kabaddi League, unveiled the official jersey of his team Jaipur Pink Panthers in showbiz capital Mumbai recently. He even announced the players of his team. At the event, he told how he selected players for his team. Great Going Abhishek!!! Jul 26, 2014

Indian Army giving befitting response to ceasefire violations: Lt Gen DS Hooda

Jammu, July 26 (ANI): Talking about the recent ceasefire violations by Pakistan on the Indian border, General Officer Commanding (16 Corps), Lt Gen DS Hooda said that the Army is giving befitting response to such violations. He said that such attempts are common in this time of the year and that there is nothing to worry right now. Jul 26, 2014

Iranian ambassador to India says Muslims should help Palestinians

Agra / New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Iranian ambassador to India, Ghulam Raza Ansari, called on Muslims across the world to help Palestinians to have their own land as death toll passed 800. Muslims in Agra protested against Israeli attacks on Gaza. Muslims held protests outside Fatehpur Sikri mosque demanding politicians to stand by their ideologies and send a clear message to Israel to stop offensive. Meanwhile, Muslims in New Delhi also protested against the continous bombardment by Israel on Gaza. The protest was held outside the principle mosque of Delhi, Jama Masjid. Protesters burnt Israeli flag and prayed for people of Palestine during the holy month of Ramadan. Jul 26, 2014