Influx of Pakistani migrants fuels anger in Gilgit

Gilgit, Jan 13: Rising unemployment, poverty and income disparity is fuelling dissatisfaction among the local people in Gilgit Baltistan. It’s the outcome of a large influx of people from Pakistan in line with the country’s deliberate expansionist policy in the region.Islamabad offers several perks to those settling here. Government employees from Pakistan get double salary and incentives to serve in Gilgit, while locals are prevented from getting any employment in the public sector. Gilgit Baltistan, a part of the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, has been illegally occupied by Pakistan for over six decades now. Jan 13, 2014

BJP is scared of AAP: Congress

New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): Speaking over BJP’s Prime Ministerial Candidate, Narendra Modi’s attack on AAP, Congress leader, Shakeel Ahmad on Monday said that the BJP is a small party in comparison with the Congress and it is likely for them to speak against the party but slamming AAP is a sign of BJP being scared of AAP. Jan 13, 2014

Khurshid refutes theory behind expulsion of US diplomat

Farrukhabad, Jan 13 (ANI): Union Foreign minister Salman Khurshid said that the expulsion of the American diplomat from India does not have any connection with the Devyani Khobragade issue. Khurshid also said that the government has asked the diplomat to return to the United States in three days and that he was not being forcefully expelled. Jan 13, 2014

50,000 Ukrainians protest opposition leader's beating

An estimated 50,000 pro-Western Ukrainians massed on Sunday in the heart of Kiev amid swelling anger over the bloody beating of prominent former minister turned opposition leader Yuriy Lutsenko. Duration: 01:03 Jan 13, 2014

Israelis pay last respects to founding father Sharon

Israelis were on Sunday paying their last respects to Ariel Sharon, whose controversial life inspired admiration and provoked revulsion and whose death drew emotional reaction even after eight years in a coma. Duration: 01:08 Jan 13, 2014

C. Africa transitional body calls for calm

The head of the Central African Republic transitional body calls for calm and says he'll do his best to restore peace in the country, where tensions remain high after the resignation of its ex-rebel president, who left to Benin. Duration: 01:12 Jan 13, 2014

Toll booth vandalized in Kolhapur, politicos condemn

New Delhi/ Mumbai, Jan 12 (ANI): After activists in Kolhapur vandalized and burned down nine toll booths over toll tariffs, politicos condemned the act. Congress leader Meem Afzal said that the act is condemnable and that there can be political side of the same too. Meanwhile, BJP leader Shaina NC said that its clear that toll tariff is a trouble for people but taking law in one’s hands is condemnable. Jan 12, 2014

Hindus in Bangladesh protest against attacks on minority community

Dhaka, Jan 12 (ANI): Hindus in Bangladesh protested against main opposition, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Jamaat-e-Islami over attacks on minority community across the nation. The minority community was facing attacks by members of BNP and the Islamist party in different districts of the country including Rajshahi, Dinajpur, Thakurgaon, Panchagarh and Jessore during pre and post national polls violence. Jan 12, 2014

Congratulate Amethi for making Vishwas' arrogance and rally flop: Congress

Allahabad, Jan 12 (ANI): Talking about protest against and black flags shown to AAP leader Kumar Vishwas' rally in Amethi, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari congratulated the people of Amethi for making the rally a big flop and answering Vishwas' arrogance. Tiwari said that Amethi today gave respect to years of relation with Congress and Rahul Gandhi. He bowed to the people of Amethi who protested against Vishwas in many ways. Jan 12, 2014

Media portrays SP as 'bad', 1 crore spent in Saifai shown as 300 crore: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow, Jan 12 (ANI): Commenting on controversies which engulfed SP government in UP and the expenditure in Saifai Mahotsav, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that media knows everything but shows partial facts thereby portraying the part as 'bad'. He said that UP government spent Rs 1 crore in Saifai Mahotsav, which was portrayed by media as Rs 300 crore. He also said that the state government in giving proper arrangement and facilities to poor in the hospitals and are nowhere discriminating between Hindus and Muslim community. Jan 12, 2014

'India first' should be govt's religion and'constitution' its holy book: Narendra Modi

Panaji, Jan 12 (ANI): While addressing 'Vijay Sankalp Rally' in Goa on Sunday, BJP's PM Candidate Narendra Modi said that 'India first' should be the government's religion and 'Constitution' should be its holy book. He took continuous jibe at Congress party and said that the nation has pledged to throw away corrupt Congress from power. Further, talking about Sushilkumar Shinde's letter on minority youths, Modi said that Shinde has no right to interfere on the same as law andorder is state matter and not of centre. Jan 12, 2014

Amethi protesters people of Rahul Gandhi, must apologise: Uma Bharti

Haridwar, Jan 12 (ANI): Commenting on protest and black flags shown to AAP leader Kumar Vishwas in Amethi, BJP Vice President Uma Bharti said that the protesters were definitely Rahul Gandhi's supporters and that Gandhi must apologise for such a treatment. Further, Bharti wished AAP that they succeed in their endeavours. Jan 12, 2014