Police nab Maoist leader in Jharkhand

Latehar, Jan 19 (ANI): Acting on a tip off, Police in Jharkhand nabbed a Maoist leader and recovered arms from him. The Maoist was arrested from hotbed area of Latehar district in Jharkhand. Police said that the arrested person was an operative of a Maoist outfit, People’s Liberation Front (PLF). Jan 20, 2014

Police crack down economic chain of Maoists in Raipur

Raipur, Jan 19 (ANI): Police cracked down the economic wing of outlawed Maoists in Raipur, the capital city of Chhattisgarh. Inspector General of Police, Raipur range, G P Singh, explained the connection of the arrested people with Maoists. Jan 20, 2014

Prashant Bhushan slams opposition for no action against scams

Chennai, Jan 20 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan, addressing mediapersons in Chennai lashed out at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and said that although Modi tom-toms around the issues of corruption, he have hardly taken any steps to curb it . Bhushan backed his statement by referring to the gas scam. Bhushan alleged that the Central government took a decision to increase gas prices given to Reliance from the Godavari gas basin which would mean the outflow of lakhs from the pockets of common people and the public exchequer to the Reliance. Jan 20, 2014

Prashant Bhushan slams opposition for no action against scams

Chennai, Jan 20 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan, addressing mediapersons in Chennai lashed out at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and said that although Modi tom-toms around the issues of corruption, he have hardly taken any steps to curb it . Bhushan backed his statement by referring to the gas scam. Bhushan alleged that the Central government took a decision to increase gas prices given to Reliance from the Godavari gas basin which would mean the outflow of lakhs from the pockets of common people and the public exchequer to the Reliance. Jan 20, 2014

Prashant Bhushan slams opposition for no action against scams

Chennai, Jan 20 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan, addressing mediapersons in Chennai lashed out at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and said that although Modi tom-toms around the issues of corruption, he have hardly taken any steps to curb it . Bhushan backed his statement by referring to the gas scam. Bhushan alleged that the Central government took a decision to increase gas prices given to Reliance from the Godavari gas basin which would mean the outflow of lakhs from the pockets of common people and the public exchequer to the Reliance. Jan 20, 2014

Will write to CMs again on minority detention issue: Shinde

Odisha, Jan 20 (ANI): Union Home Affairs Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said that he would soon send an advisory letter to the Chief Ministers of states asking them to form a committee to scrutinise cases of detention of 'minority people'. Shinde was addressing media persons on the sideline of the Ninth Raising Day of National Disaster Response Force in Odisha. Shinde said that he had earlier written a similar letter to the chief ministers of the states requesting them to look into the cases of various under trial 'minority prisoners' and release them if not found guilty. Jan 20, 2014

Indian Coast Guard progresses on Tamil fishermen issues

Chennai, Jan 20 (ANI): Inspector General of Indian Coast Guard, Satya Prakash Sharma briefed mediapersons regarding the issues of Tamil fishermen. Sharma said that though the Indian coast guard has arrested Sri Lankan fishermen for illegal fishing in Indian waters on several occasions, they are more often let off after serving their jail term or are exchanged in lieu of the Indian fishermen who are held captive by the Sri Lankan forces. Sharma had earlier stated that a total of 52 Sri Lankan fishermen were handed over and now 151 fishermen remain with India. Jan 20, 2014

Pak border trade suspended after contraband haul in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir, Jan 20 (ANI): India suspended border trade with Pakistan after police recovered a truck containing 114 packets of suspected brown sugar in Kashmir. The police recovered the packets from a truck said to be containing bags of almonds which was coming from Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police, Baramulla range, Jaipal Singh addressed media persons and said the Pakistan authorities have refused to take back the trucks, which indicates that they had some knowledge of the contents of these bags. Singh added this is one of the biggest drug hauls in Kashmir. Jan 20, 2014

Kejriwal not aware of conduct of CM: Congress

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): As Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's dharna is set to begin on Monday, Delhi Congress Women's wing President Onika Mehrotra said that Kejriwal is not aware of the conduct of a chief minister. Mehrotra said that his ministers are mis-behaving with foreign women and termed it as a mockery of democracy. She also said that Kejriwal should better fulfill the promises he made to the voters and think about the safety and security of women. Jan 20, 2014

Kejriwal's dharna will bring backward counting for AAP: Meem Afzal

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): As Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is all set to sit in dharna in protest of inaction against Delhi police, Congress leader Meem Afzal said that the dhrana will bring the backward counting for AAP and the people will decide on party's fate. Further, Afzal said that any issue is to be solved on the table and not on the streets and asked Kejriwal to use the power he is given for the purpose. He also questioned on who will govern the national capital if the government sits on protest. Jan 20, 2014

Sunanda Pushkar cremated at Lodhi Road Crematorium

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor’s body has been cremated at Lodhi road crematorium on Saturday. Pushkar’s body was carried into the crematorium by her husband Shashi Tharoor and her son from her previous marriage Shiv Menon. Sunanda Pushkar was found dead late Friday in a suit at Leela Hotel in Delhi. Pushkar’s body was taken to AIIMS for autopsy after which doctors said that she had an unnatural & sudden death and that there were injury marks over her body. Jan 18, 2014

BJP vs AAP over deaths of homeless in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): After National Human Rights Commission issued a notice to Delhi government over deaths of homeless people, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that investigations are on in the case and steps are taken in the direction. He said that there were night shelters near the places of incidents and that sometimes, people don’t want to go to the night shelters provided. Meanwhile, attacking at AAP for the same, BJP leader Vijay Jolly said that the government should look into the matter and they are not doing anything. Jan 18, 2014

Case should be registered against members involved: Arvinder Singh Lovely on medical tests of Africa

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): DPCC Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely on Saturday criticized Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Admi Party saying that a case should be registered against the members involved in performing medical tests of African nationals. The vigilantism of the AAP cadre in rounding up some African nationals for medical tests on suspicion of being involved in drug and sex racket has attracted widespread condemnation from both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party. Jan 18, 2014

Star Guilds Awards closes with 8 awards to Bhaag Milka Bhaag

Mumbai, Jan 18 (ANI): The 9th edition of the Star Guild Awards was brought to a close with the biggest stars of the Indian Film and Television industry at India’s showbiz capital, Mumbai. The film based on Milkha Singh, former Indian track and field sprinter, biopic, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, walked away with an impressive 8 awards.. Jan 18, 2014

MEA assures African envoys on safety of their nationals

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): After having a meeting with African envoys in India, MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Saturday said that the ministry has assured them of the safety of their nationals. Akbaruddin said that the ministry feels strongly on the issue and would not condone the same. He said that the Delhi commissioner has also assured of making a plan for security of foreign nationals. Jan 18, 2014