Nitish supports Rahul Gandhis nonsense act

Patna, Sep 28 (ANI): Even as Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi called the Government’s Ordinance on convicted lawmakers a complete nonsense and should be torn up and thrown away, Bihar Chief, Nitish Kumar on Saturday came out in support of him. Sep 28, 2013

Omar Abdullah on Rahul Gandhis ordinance remark

Srinagar, Sep 28 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday stated that whatever Rahul Gandhi said on Ordinance to protect convicted lawmakers, is an internal matter of the Congress. He further stated that as far as UPA is concerned, a UPA coordination committee meeting should be called to discuss the matter. In a huge embarrassment to his own government, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday denounced the controversial ordinance to negate the Supreme Court verdict on convicted lawmakers as "complete nonsense" and said it should be torn up and thrown away. Sep 28, 2013

Rahul crosses limit of civility by calling PMs cabinets decision nonsense: BJP

New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): The BJP on Saturday launched a scathing attack against the Congress specially targeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on the pretext of Rahul Gandhi’s remark on Ordinance to protect convicted lawmakers. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Rahul Gandhi has the audacity to call a decision, taken by the cabinet committee, headed by the Prime Minister of the country, a nonsense, therefore impinging the integrity and respect of the PMO. Sep 28, 2013

Tourism sector of country to capitalise on Rupee fall

New Delhi/ Mumbai/ Goa/Kerala/ Agra, Sep 28 (ANI): The fall in rupee has made it cheaper to travel across India and the country's tourism is reaping the benefits with a surge in the number of foreign tourist arrivals as well as an increase in the number of Indians who are opting for the beaches of Goa over cruises on the Nile. The number of foreign tourists arriving in India between January and June witnessed a rise, but the big push is expected during the holiday season that gets underway from September-October, the tourism ministry says. Sep 28, 2013

PM is definitely honest: JD (U) after JPC report on 2G scam

New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): A day after JPC meet gave clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram and charged the then Communications Minister and DMK MP A Raja responsible for the 2G scam, JD (U) leader Shabir Ali on Saturday supported the report and said that the PM is definitely honest and there is no doubt about the same. Further, talking about differences in Congress regarding the ordinance on convicted politicians, Ali said that such discussions should be taken up in the Parliament and not directly by the courts. Sep 28, 2013

PM is used to humiliation: BJD after Rahul's 'nonsense' remark on Ordinance on convicted politicians

New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi dubbed the government's Ordinance as 'nonsense' and worth being torn away, BJD leader Pinaki Misra said that PM Manmohan Singh is now used to getting humiliated and that with time has developed a thick skin for the same. Further, Misra also said that everybody should take themselves equal and not above everything and that Congress will decide how to take this snub by Rahul Gandhi. Sep 28, 2013

PM woos business leaders, aims to boost foreign investment

New York, Sept 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met the business leaders in the US with an aim to woo them to invest in India and attract foreign investment, as he arrived in New York for his address in the UN General Assembly. Singh addressed business leaders and prominent personalities at a meet where he was accompanied by foreign minister Salman Khurshid and planning body deputy chief Montek Singh Ahluwalia. Earlier Singh met U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington who praised improving ties between the United States and India. Sep 28, 2013

PM praises Obama for diplomatic initiatives on Syria, Iran

Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): During their interaction in the White House in washington, US President Barack Obama briefed Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on the situation in Syria and Iran. President Obama further informed Dr. Singh about the steps taken by his administration to reach a consensus on the way forward in getting the Syrian Government to hand over its chemical weapons to the relevant UN bodies. In his response, Dr. Singh congratulated president Obama on his initiative to give diplomacy yet another chance in Syria and Iran. Sep 28, 2013

Looking forward to meet Sharif even though expectations have to be toned down: PM

Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said that he looks forward to meeting his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif even though the expectations have to be toned down in wake of the recent incidents of terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir. Dr. Singh, who met U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in washington, discussed the relations and approach in dealing with Afghanistan and Pakistan. Sep 28, 2013

Barack Obama condemns terror attacks in J&K

Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): US President Barack Obama condemned the terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir, saying his heart goes out to the families of those who lost their lives. President Obama, who hosted Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at the White House in Washington, said that India continues to suffer from terror attacks. President Obama said that he also discussed tensions in the sub-continent with Dr. Singh. Sep 28, 2013

PMs insult is nations insult & can make nation a laughing stock: SP

New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): After Vice President Rahul Gandhi dubbed the government’s Ordinance on convicted politicians as ‘nonsense’ worth tearing apart, and thereafter wrote a letter to PM to placate him, SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that such an insult of PM is an insult of the nation and is making the nation a laughing stock in front of the neighboring countries. He further said that such a behavior with the PM of the nation will render all the talks with foreign countries useless. Sep 28, 2013

Rahul has always seen PM with respect: Bhakta Charan Das after Rahul's Ordinance remark

New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): Talking about Congress Vive President Rahul Gandhi's letter to PM Manmohan Singh trying to placate him after his remark on Ordinance on convicted politicians, Congress Spokesperson Bhakta Charan Das said that Gandhi has always seen PM with great respect and honour. Further, Das said that Rahul Gandhi said what a people's national leader would have said and that the anger which came up was people's feelings. Sep 28, 2013