At least 23 killed and several injured as Bangalore-Nanded express catches fire

Anantpur/ New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): At least 23 people were killed and several injured after a fire engulfed an air conditioned coach of the Bangalore-Nanded express in Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh early morning on Saturday. The 'Nanded Express' train was on its way to Nanded from Bangalore, when a three-tier air-conditioned coach caught fire at around 3:30 am. There were around 72 passengers in the coach when the mishap happened. The injured have been rushed to the district hospital. The train driver acted on site and separated the burning bogie from rest of the train to prevent the fire from spreading. Dec 28, 2013

Muzaffarnagar relief camp deaths: Politicos slam UP Home Secy for 'can't die of cold' remark

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Dec 27 (ANI): Politicos on Friday slammed the Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary, Home, Anil Gupta after he raged a controversy by stating that no one died of cold in the Muzaffarnagar relief camps. Gupta on Friday said that children living in the relief camp died because of different ailments and not only cold. He also added that if people die of cold then nobody will survive in Siberia. Dec 27, 2013

BJP blames Congress for harassing Narendra Modi

Ahmedabad/ Indore/ Trivandrum/ Nagpur, Dec 27 (ANI): BJP President Rajnath Singh alleged Congress for harassing Narendra Modi continuously from last ten years. Earlier on December 01, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said that the central and provincial interior secretaries have been authorised to take action against snooping. Gujarat former director-general of police of, RB Sreekumar said Modi has been violating the law from year 2002. President of women Congress, Shobha Oza also demanded that the culprits should be punished, no matter who they are. Dec 27, 2013

Akhilesh pulls up UP Home Secy for nobody dies of cold' remark

Lucknow, Dec 27 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday pulled up Anil Gupta, the state's Home Secretary for his remark on Muzaffarnagar relief camp deaths. Yadav said one should be cautious before issuing any statement on a sensitive issue. Dec 27, 2013

UP govt insensitive, people will give proper answer: BSP on UP secy remark

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): After UP Principal Secretary Anil Gupta said that ‘nobody can die of cold’, BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria said that UP government has become insensitive and that people of the state will give them proper answer during the polls. He said that many irresponsible statements had taken place in Muzaffarnagar since the riots, but such actions will be countered by the people of the state. He also said that people now will not be misled. Dec 27, 2013

Auto Union gives 7 days alternative to Kejriwal for rolling back CNG prices

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): After CNG prices in Delhi raised up by Rs.4.50, Taxi & Auto Union General Secretary Rajendra Soni gave an alternative of 7 days to Delhi’s to-be CM Arvind Kejriwal to either roll back the CNG prices or revise the auto fares. He said that if the demands are not fulfilled, the autos would resist to ply on Delhi roads thereafter. Dec 27, 2013

UP govt admits death of 34 children in Muzaffarnagar relief camps, draws protest

Lucknow/ Muzaffarnagar/ Varanasi, Dec 27 (ANI): Amid a raging controversy over numbar of deaths in Muzaffarnagar relief camps, Uttar Pradesh government has admitted that 34 children below the age of 15 died in the camps for the riot-hit victims. Forty-five people have died in the prosperous sugarcane district of Muzaffarnagar and surrounding areas since clashes erupted between Muslims and majority Hindu Jats. This was concluded in a report by a fact-finding committee of the state government. Earlier, Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav had made a remark where he stated that those living in the relief camps are not riot victims, but conspirators and political activists planted by Congress party and the BJP. Dec 27, 2013

ABVP protests over repeated parole granted to Sanjay Dutt

Mumbai, Dec 27 (ANI): Supporters of the youth wing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) protested outside jailed Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt's residence in Mumbai to oppose the grant of repeated paroles to the actor. Dutt has been convicted under Arms Act for possessing illegal firearms. On December 21, Sanjay Dutt was let out of the prison on a month long parole after he filed an application citing his wife Manyata's illness, although media reported that she was seen attending social events. Reportedly, Manyata has been diagnosed with a tumour in the liver and a suspected heart ailment. Earlier, the 53-year-old actor had also availed a month-long furlough on medical grounds in October. Dec 27, 2013

CNG prices up by Rs 4.50 in Delhi, Kejriwal questions timing of hike

Kaushambi, Dec 27 (ANI): As just two days before Arvind Kejriwal is to sworn in as Delhi Chief Minister, the prices of CNG was hiked by Rs 4.50, Kejriwal questioned on the timing of the same. He said that the government should have waited for two days and taken the new government's opinion on the same too. Further, Kejriwal also urged the Auto drivers not to go on strike over the hiked prices and said that he will look into the matter. Dec 27, 2013

Data being erased in Delhi govt offices, Kejriwal smells suspicion

Kaushambi, Dec 27 (ANI): With hours before Arvind Kejriwal becomes the Chief Minister of Delhi, a sting operation by a TV channel suggest that Delhi's government departments are destroying important files and papers, in order to hinder any checks against them. Kejriwal said that if files are being destroyed, its very clear that the officers are corrupt and are afraid. He also asked Delhi's general secretary to look into the matter and safeguard important files. Dec 27, 2013

BJP on probe panel on snoopgate and clean chit to Modi

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): BJP leader Prakash Javadekar slammed the Congress on Friday for setting up an inquiry committee to probe the alleged snooping charges against the Gujarat government. Javadekar said that the Congress is scared of the surprising popularity and public support for Narendra Modi and therefore is trying to entangle him in such cases. He also hailed the Ahmedabad court's decision to give clean chit to Modi in the 2002 Gulbarg society massacre case. Dec 27, 2013

UP Secy says nobody dies of cold, AAP calls it arrogance of leaders

Ghaziabad, Dec 27 (ANI): After UP Principal Secretary, Home, Anil Gupta said that 'no one dies of cold', AAP leader Kumar Vishwas called it pure arrogance and said that when the people will have an alternative like AAP in Delhi, the leaders will come back to their position. AAP is planning to expand its party in UP and other states before 2014 general elections. Vishwas also slammed the UP political leaders for transferring bureaucrats on illogical reasons like Saifai swimming pool case. Dec 27, 2013