Leaders of regional parties meet to discuss formation of third front

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Leaders of regional parties congregated and discussed the future of the proposed third front on Monday, which will serve as an alternative to the BJP and Congress government. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrived in New Delhi to participate in the meeting and divulging the details, said that it was an informal meet Feb 10, 2014

Opposition disrupts J&K assembly demanding action against Shabir Khan

Jammu, Feb 10 (ANI): Opposition party in Jammu and Kashmir, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) disrupted the proceedings of state assembly and demanded arrest of former state Health Minister Shabir Khan, who has been accused of molesting a woman doctor. The PDP staged protest during the address of Governor NN Vohra on Monday. Feb 10, 2014

Italy scorns Indian decision to try marines with anti-piracy law

New Delhi/ Kochi, Feb 10 (ANI): Rome harshly criticised Indian decision to try two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen under an anti-piracy and anti-terrorism act. Italian government’s Special Envoy Staffan De Mistura, miffed at the Indian attorney general’s decision at the Monday court hearing to hold the case under the controversial Suppression of Unlawful Acts (SUA), said the move was unacceptable as it made Italy equivalent to a terrorist country. Feb 10, 2014

Bangladesh Art Summit aims to bridge cultural gap between South Asian nations

Dhaka, Feb 10 (ANI): The art summit in Bangladesh, which aims to bridge the cultural gap between nations, showcased contemporary works of artists from South Asia and drew visitors, enthusiasts and critics from all over the world. The second edition of Dhaka Art Summit, began in Dhaka on Friday. Feb 10, 2014

India-China special representatives' talks aim at framework of boundary resolution: MEA

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Commenting on the 17th Round of India-China Special Representatives Talks, MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that the talks aim for a framework for resolution of the boundary question. Akbaruddin also said that preceding Special Representatives Talks, the 5th meeting of the working mechanism for consultation and coordination on the India-China border affairs is scheduled. Feb 10, 2014

Kejriwal doesnt have governance toolkit: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Slamming Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi said that Kejriwal doesn’thave governance toolkit and that he isolates everyone. Bedi said that the government does not work with warning and threatening and requires a complete toolkit. She said that governance requires patience and thought and changing the system with patience and not threats. Feb 10, 2014

Baloch people suspect more mass graves in Balochistan

London/ Quetta, Feb 10: These pictures reflect the growing anger and frustration among the Baloch community as they seek justice for genocide in their homeland. Recently, three mass graves were unearthed in Tutak area of Khuzdar district in Balochistan containing over 150 dead bodies, which were decomposed and beyond recognition. Locals believe they are the corpses of the missing Baloch, who were arrested and later unlawfully killed by Pakistani security agencies. Mahdim H Bor, the UK representative of World Baloch Women's Forum suspects that there are more such graves in Balochistan. Feb 10, 2014

Prashant Bhushan on President's speech in Parliament

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Reacting on President Pranab Mukherjee's veiled attack on the Aam Aadmi Party saying that Parliament is the Gangotri of democracy, party leader Prashant Bhushan said that AAP wants to pass the law respecting the constitution. Bhushan added that it isn't written anywhere in the constitution that the state government needs a nod from Centre and president before passing the law. Feb 10, 2014

Bank unions hold 2-day nation-wide strike

New Delhi/ Bhopal, Feb 10 (ANI): Banking services across the country are paralyzed as staff of both public and private sector banks are taking part in the two-day nationwide strike from Monday called by the All India Bank Employees' Association under the aegis of the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) seeking immediate revision of their salaries. Banks including country's largest lender State Bank of India have informed customers in advance about the likely inconvenience they could face due to the strike. As many as 27 public sector banks, 18 private banks, eight foreign banks and 48 Regional Rural Banks across India have joined the strike call by the UBFU. Feb 10, 2014

Italian marine case: Italian Ambassador & Special Envoy reach SC for trial

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Italian Ambassador to India, Daniele Mancini and Special Envoy of the Italian government, Staffan De Mistura arrived at the Supreme Court on Monday to attend the hearing of the case involving two Italian marines accused of killing fishermen off the Kerala coast. Rome harshly criticised an Indian decision to try the accused Italian marines under an anti-piracy and anti-terrorism act. Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, part of a military security team protecting a cargo ship off the coast of Kerala, say they thought the fishermen were pirates and fired shots to warn them off in February 2012. Feb 10, 2014

J&K observes 3 day shutdown on death anniversary of Afzal Guru

Srinagar, Feb 10 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir faced a three day curfew and complete shutdown, to mark the first death anniversaries of Parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru, who was hanged in Tihar Jail. The shutdown entered its second day on Monday with residents facing troubles in going to their respective offices as the streets wore a deserted look and shops were locked as well. Security personnel were seen manning the streets and keep a tight vigil to foil any attempt of protest in the valley. All mobile internet connections have been blocked except BSNL broadband. Feb 10, 2014