Muzaffarnagar riots: BJP MLA Suresh Rana sent to 14-day judicial custody

Muzaffarnagar, Sep 21 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Thana Bhavan, Suresh Rana has been sent to 14-day judicial custody on Saturday. Rana, accused of inciting communal violence through inflammatory speeches in Muzaffarnagar, was arrested by the UP police on Friday. The Uttar Pradesh police also arrested BJP MLA Sangeet Som and BSP MLA Noor Salim Rana on Saturday over similar charges. Sep 21, 2013

BJP has track record of fermenting troubles: PC Chacko

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): As BJP President Rajnath Singh canceled his visit to riot-hit Muzaffarnagar on Saturday, Congress leader PC Chacko said that BJP has a track record of fermenting troubles in areas they visit and that any visit by any politicians should not come in between the ongoing investigation and further the already worsened situation in the state. Sep 21, 2013

Bangladesh's Ganajagaran Mancha hails death sentence of war criminal

Dhaka, Sep 21 (ANI): Bangladesh's Ganajagaran Mancha has hailed the verdict of the Supreme Court sentencing a Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah to death for war crimes, overturning a life sentence imposed by a tribunal. Bangladesh Journalist, Shahriar Kabir, said that the verdict was the victory of the victims of the war. The war crimes tribunal back in February found Mollah, assistant secretary general of the outlawed Jamaat-e-Islami party, guilty of murder, rape and torture during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The life sentence imposed at the time triggered protests by people hoping he would get the death penalty. In response, parliament amended a law to allow the state to appeal against any verdict or sentence passed by the tribunal. Sep 21, 2013

Congress responsible Ramdev's detention at Heathrow Airport: BJP

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): Reacting to Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's detention at Heathrow Airport for over six hours on Friday by British customs officials, senior BJP leader Balbir Punj said that the Congress and the government of India is alone responsible for the insult and humiliation that Baba Ramdev suffered at Heathrow Airport in London. Sep 21, 2013

BJP hits out at SP's divisive communal policies

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): Even as the UP government issued an order that prevented 'BJP politicians' to visit the riot-hit Muzaffarnagar and still the Congress ministers are allowed to visit the area, Senior BJP leader Balbir Punj said that his party will fight there last drop of blood against the communal divisive policies of the Samajwadi Party and the Congress. Sep 21, 2013

Never done anything illegal and immoral: Ramdev on his detention in London

London, Sep 21 (ANI): A day after Yoga guru Baba Ramdev was detained and questioned at Heathrow airport for hours by British customs officials, the yoga guru asked what was his fault as he has never done anything illegal and immoral in his entire life. According to a source, Ramdev was being questioned by customs officials as he arrived in London on a visitor visa instead of a business visa. He further clarified the rumors that he was not questioned and harassed by any means, and was just kept waiting for hours. Sep 21, 2013

___Akhilesh Yadav was 'masterly inactive' during Muzaffarnagar riots___

Lucknow, Sep 21 (ANI): Hitting out strongly at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has accused him of being ___masterly inactive___ over Muzaffarnagar communal riots. Alleging that there was some kind of unholy alliance between the ruling SP Government and main opposition BJP, Ramesh said Akhilesh adopted a cynical strategy towards the riots and allowed violence to continue earlier this month. He however said he didn___t accuse the UP CM of directly engineering the riots. Sep 21, 2013

Congress on Mulayam Singh Yadav DA case

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): Reacting on the allegations of the BJP that hinted a match fixing between the Congress and the Samajwadi Party, after the CBI on Friday filed a closure report of the disproportionate assets (DA) case against SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Congress said that putting allegations on others is an old habit of the BJP. Sep 21, 2013

SP have history of communal riots, stop arresting innocent MLAs: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): As the recent arrest of BJP MLA Suresh Rana in Muzaffarnagar communal clashes case and thereafter surrender by Sangeet Som made BJP President Rajnath Singh to cancel his visit to the area on Saturday, he said that SP is the party who have a history of communal clashes and they should stop arresting innocent BJP MLAs in false cases. Further, he said that BJP is functioning and thinking in the direction of maintaining peace and tranquility in the state and not to incite the people. Singh is also set to meet the prime minister on the issue so that proper and fair probe in the state could be carried out. Sep 21, 2013

Police in Jharkhand recover huge cache of arms of Maoists

Jharkhand, Sep 21 (ANI): After a brief exchange of fire, the police in Jharkhand has managed to recover cache of arms including rifles, bullets, and essential belongings of the Maoists. Superintendent of Police (SSP) Aseem Vikrant Minj stated a gun battle with the rebels had taken place, prior to the recovery. The rebels, also known as Naxals, have fought for decades in a wide swathe of central and eastern India, including many resource-rich regions where tensions run high between poor farmers and industrial developers. Sep 21, 2013

Baba Ramdev detained for 6 hours at Heathrow Airport

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev was detained and questioned at Heathrow Airport for over six hours on Friday by British customs officials. The reason for his detention at the airport is not clear yet. Ramdev___s Spokesperson S K Tijarawala stated that the yoga guru was harassed without any reason. Ramdev went to London to attend the function organized by the Patanjali Yogpeeth on the 120th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in the next couple of days. Sep 21, 2013

Muzaffarnagar: Congress, BSP & SP responsible for clashes, says Vinay Katiyar

Lucknow, Sep 21 (ANI): As the UP government issued an order that prevented 'BJP politicians' to visit the riot-hit Muzaffarnagar and still the Congress ministers are allowed to visit the area, BJP Vice President Vinay Katiyar said that Congress, BSP and SP are together in inciting this riot in the area. Further, he said that if UP Chief Minister wants a fair probe, he should first arrest SP leader Azam Khan. Sep 21, 2013

Muzaffarnagar arrest: BJP tries to pass the buck when in trouble, says Congress

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): As BJP claims that the accused BJP MLA Suresh Rana, arrested in the Muzaffarnagar riot case is framed because of political reasons, Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi said that it is in BJP's habit of passing the buck when they are caught red-handedly or are in trouble. He further said that people all over know that BJP is behind inciting the aforesaid clashes and this is a result of the ideological representation coming from BJP___s PM candidate Narendra Modi. Sep 21, 2013

Muzaffarnagar Riots: BJP slams SP for being biased in taking action

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): BJP National Spokesperson Captain Abhimanyu on Saturday slammed the Samajwadi Party for arresting BJP MLA Suresh Rana on charges of inciting communal violence through inflammatory speeches in Muzaffarnagar. Captain Abhimanyu said that even though no action has been taken against SP leader Azam Khan, but BJP leaders are being targeted for no reason. Sep 21, 2013

Mulayam's DA Case Closure: BJP sees Congress-SP match-fixing

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): Reacting to the closure of the disproportionate assets (DA) case against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav by the CBI, the BJP on Saturday said that the party is working hand in hand with the Congress. The party futher alleged that the UPA government has played a role in the agency closing the case against the SP chief, which was being probed since 2007. Sep 21, 2013