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Muzaffarabad, Oct 22: Transport minister changes rules and regulations to benefit his family members, transporters and common people up in arms against the minister. Oct 22, 2013

Naxalites and Maoists exploiting rural populace

Malkangiri, Oct 22 (ANI): Even as India is treading on the path of development, the rebel groups within the country are trying to hold it back, for vested interest. The Maoist and Naxalite movements in the country have evolved into an armed and rebelling group fighting locally against the 'state'. Though the theory and practice of these movements are questionable, they liberally exploit the anger and frustration of the rural populace, particularly the tribal communities, who want development. Recently, eleven Maoists, including a woman cadre, surrendered after a brief encounter with the police in Malkangiri district of Odisha. Oct 22, 2013

Ramdev not famous enough that anybody will even look at him: Digvijay

New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): Even as yoga guru Baba Ramdev charged the Congress of stooping to new low levels to settle political scores, and said that charges of kidnapping levelled against him was a conspiracy to malign his image, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh asks if Ramdev's family members kidnap somebody then how can it be a conspiracy of Congress? He further said that Ramdev is not such a big personality that any body will even look at him. Oct 22, 2013

Japanese firms using technology to produce safe, secure agri-products

Tokyo, Oct 22 (ANI): Japanese companies are seeking alternative ways of cultivation and using modern technologies to produce safe and secure agricultural products that have no adulteration. Rice has been the staple food of Japan, and in order to create better quality rice; farmers have continued to innovate untiringly. It may be said the history of rice is also the history of the evolution of the crop and its production technology. Oct 22, 2013

Shinde promises of stern action against those involved in ceasefire violations

Samba, Oct 22 (ANI): Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde arrived in Samba district of Kashmir on Tuesday to take stock of the situation along the International border (IB) in wake of the constant ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Shinde reviewed the border security and met India's paramilitary Border Security Force personnel in the district. Shinde promised of stern action against those involved in the recent ceasefire violations and exuded confidence in the Indian army and said that that it was capable enough to fight back. On being asked by the media about Kashmir, Shinde said it is India’s part and no third party has a right to hold a discussion on the same. Oct 22, 2013

Artificial shortage being created to raise price: Anand Sharma on onion price

New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): Trade and Commerce minister Anand Sharma has said that the state governments must act firmly against the hoarders who have stocked onions to raise price as there is no shortage in crops. Talking about the hike in price of onions, Sharma said that the crisis is temporary and will settle down soon. Oct 22, 2013

Laluji is a victim of conspiracy: Rabri Devi on Lalus disqualification as MP

Patna, Oct 22 (ANI): Reacting over RJD chief Lalu Yadav’s disqualification as MP from the Lok Sabha, former Bihar chief minister and RJD leader Rabri Devi on Tuesday said that the party is united and people of Bihar are with Lalu Prasad. Talking to mediapersons in Patna, she said that Lalu has been framed and will get justice from the higher courts. Oct 22, 2013

Ramdevs real face is now in front of our nation: Rashid Alvi

New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): Even as yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s brother Rambharat and one of his close aides Naresk Malik have been accused of kidnapping and assault, Congress senior leader Rashid Alvi said that Baba Ramdev’s real face has now been revealed in front of our nation. Oct 22, 2013

Coalgate: CBI being pressurized to save PM, alleges BJP

New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday demanded a thorough probe of the coal blocks allocation scam, and said that if no action is taken against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, it will send out a message that the CBI is not able to work independently. The CBI is likely to file a status report on the coal blocks allocation before the Supreme Court today, regarding details of its 14th FIR against Hindalco and others and also progress in the remaining 13 cases. Oct 22, 2013