Shutdown in Jammu following militant attack

Jammu, Sep 27 (ANI): Jammu city, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir state witnessed a complete shutdown on Friday in wake of the attack by militants at Harinagar police station and Army base camp in Samba district. The call for shutdown was given by the Bharatiya Janata Party and was supported by Jammu chamber of Commerce and industries. All shops, business establishments remained shut. Meanwhile, members of the BJP youth wing also held a protest against the attacks and said that the security lapses by the government led to the occurrence. Sep 27, 2013

Jaitley calls Rahul's 'nonsense' act desperate damage control exercise

New Delhi, Sep 27 (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, Senior BJP Leader, Arun Jaitley on Friday called it a desperate damage control exercise. Sep 27, 2013

Economy on ICU, Rupee on ventilator and Dollar on escalator: Rajnath Singh

Chennai, Sep 27 (ANI): Slamming the Congress party, BJP President Rajnath Singh on Friday said that due to the wrong policies of the UPA government, the economy is on ICU, Rupee is on ventilator and Dollar is on escalator proving fatal for the country. Further, Singh said that UPA government is clueless as to how to pull the country out of this crisis. He also slammed the party for its inability to safeguard the fishermen of the country and for being influenced under US pressure for diluting the nuclear liability bill. Sep 27, 2013

2G scam: JPC report adopted, BJP says black day in Indian democracy

New Delhi, Sept 27 (ANI): The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Friday adopted its controversial draft report on the 2G spectrum allocation case which gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram. Sixteen members voted in favour of the report and 11 against the report. Terming it as a black day in Indian democracy, BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said that BJP will present a serious dissent note on this. Sep 27, 2013

2G scam: JPC report adopted, CPI (M) says not acceptable

New Delhi, Sept 27 (ANI): The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Friday adopted its controversial draft report on the 2G spectrum allocation case which gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram. Sixteen members voted in favour of the report and 11 against the report. CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury strongly opposed the decision and said that his party will not accept this. Sep 27, 2013

US scientists struggle with budget cuts

As Congress prepares to deal with budget issues, they will also tackle automatic spending cuts, known as sequestration, that kicked in earlier this year. In the meantime, various sectors are feeling the pinch of reduced funding. Duration: 02:16 Sep 27, 2013

The Joropo: Venezuela's popular political dance

The Joropo - a musical style resembling the waltz - was so favoured by Hugo Chavez he, like his successor Nicolas Maduro included it in official events. But some are now criticising the politicization of the dance. Duration: 02:24 Sep 27, 2013

Microsoft unveils upgraded Surface tablet

Microsoft unveiled two new versions of its Surface tablet on Monday, renewing its efforts in mobile computing after the product's launch a year ago failed to impress consumers. Duration: 01:07 Sep 27, 2013

Manmohan Singh should talk to Nawaz Sharif, lend hand to fight terrorism: Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): Even as Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh is set to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), New and Renewable Energy Minister, Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that Singh should talk to Sharif, and lend hand in countering terrorism that is inflicting both the countries. Sep 27, 2013

Right to Reject: Political parties will be forced to nominate less tainted candidates, says N Gopala

Chennai, Sep 27 (ANI): After Supreme Court on Friday directed the Election Commission to provide a button on voting machines to allow voters to reject all candidates contesting an election, Former Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami said that the ruling will force the political parties to nominate such candidates who are less controversial and supports less tainted records. Gopalaswami also said that this will increase the percentage of people who turn up to vote. Sep 27, 2013