Prakash Karat on Nuclear Liability Law dilution

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): Reacting over the reports of the UPA Government___s move to attempt a dilution of the Nuclear Liability Bill (NLB) to suit the needs of the U.S. Government and American firms, CPI (M) general secretary Prakash Karat on Wednesday stated that the government of India can bypass anyone but not the law of India. Sep 19, 2013

Charged with rape, Rajasthan minister Babulal Nagar resigns

Jaipur, Sep 19 (ANI): Rajasthan's Minister of State for Food and Civil Supplies Babulal Nagar on Thursday resigned from his position, a day after he was booked for raping a woman on the pretext of providing her a 'suitable job'. The minister has, however, rubbished the allegations leveled against him. Sep 19, 2013

BJP takes on Akhilesh, says UP is not in safe hands

Lucknow, Sept 19 (ANI): Slamming the Samajwadi party government over Muzaffarnagar clashes, Senior BJP leader Hukum Singh on Thursday said that Uttar Pradesh is not in safe hands. Talking to mediapersons he also called state chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav immature. Singh was however also named in the FIR on the Muzaffarnagar violence but the warrant for his arrest was not issued. Sep 19, 2013

SP govt handling Muzaffarnagar issue very casually: Naqvi

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): As there is still no arrest in the Muzaffarnagar communal violence case, BJP Vice -President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the SP government is handling the situation very casually and that there is no seriousness from their part. Naqvi also said that SP is trying to save politicians and high dignitaries involved in the case. Talking about the UP ADG Arun Kumar who seeks transfer in the wake of these clashes, Naqvi said that the administration in the state are confused and disheartened by the way the political pressure is working there and so Kumar's reaction is natural. Sep 19, 2013

CPI questions govt's rush to dilute nuke liability bill

New Delhi, Sept 19 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Atul Kumar Anjan questioned the UPA Government's reported move to attempt a dilution of the Nuclear Liability Bill (NLB) to suit the needs of the US Government and American firms interested in taking bilateral nuclear commerce with India forward. Talking to mediapersons, he said that the bill is not in favour of the people of the country. According to reports, a Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) note suggests that prior to his visit to the United States to attend this year's UN General Assembly session and to meet President Barack Obama on its sidelines, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appears to be keen to have a diluted version of the NLB signed. The diluted NLB reportedly overlooks several key factors, including security concerns. According to a television channel, the CCS note details plans to bypass the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), a move that has raised questions. Sep 19, 2013

Azam Khan must be arrested and dismissed from cabinet: Vinay Katiyar

New Delhi, Sept 19 (ANI): BJP leader Vinay Katiyar on Thursday said that SP leader Azam Khan must be immediately arrested &dismissed from the state cabinet for his alleged role in Muzaffarnagar riots. A sting operation by a TV news channel showed police officers purportedly blaming senior SP leader Azam Khan for "pressuring" them to go slow during the recent communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar. Sep 19, 2013

Sting operation on Azam Khan a conspiracy against SP: Naresh Agarwal

Lucknow, Sept 19 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal on Thursday dubbed as conspiracy against the Samajwadi party the sting operation that showed police officers purportedly blaming senior minister Azam Khan for "pressuring" them to go slow during the recent communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar. Sep 19, 2013

Mexico wants to tax surgary drinks to fight obesity

The Mexican government wants to tax sugary drinks to curb Mexico's obesity epidemic. President Pena Nieto wants Mexicans to pay an extra peso (almost 8 US cents) for every liter of sweetened drink in a country that guzzles more soft drinks than any other and rivals the United States as one of the world's most obese nation. Duration: 02:25 Sep 19, 2013

2 found dead in case of suspected honour killing in Haryana

Rohtak, Sep 19 (ANI): In a case of alleged honour killing in Rohtak city of Haryana, a boy was beheaded and a girl was killed and cremated after the two ran away together to New Delhi on Wednesday. The couple was allegedly killed by the girl's family. 23-year-old Dharmender and 20-year-old Nidhi, were from the Jat community and were residing in Gharnavati village in Kalanaur district of Rohtak and had gone missing after they left the village. The two were pursuing higher education in Rohtak and had reportedly decided to elope. Meanwhile, NCW chief Mamta Sharma condemned the incident and sought strict punishment against the culprits. Sep 19, 2013

Muzaffarnagar clashes: Country wants answer from SP govt, says Rashid Alvi

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): As situation in Muzaffarnagar is calming down with time and yet no arrest has been made on this front, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said on Thursday that the SP and BJP both are responsible for the aforesaid clashes and that the country is demanding answers from the SP government as to what was the reason for the same. He also said that there was vested interest in stopping the VHP yatra and questioned the party, if it was so incapable of organizing a yatra for monks. Sep 19, 2013

Government to ease taxation for IT sector

New Delhi, Sept 19 (ANI): In its draft proposal, the Revenue Department of Finance Ministry has proposed lessening of taxation burden for the IT sector so as to enable those engaged in this segment to safely harbour their profits. Sep 19, 2013

Villagers hail construction of stadium in Maoist hit WB

West Midnapore, Sept 19 (ANI): Villagers hailed the construction of a stadium and other development projects in the Maoist hit West Midnapore district in West Bengal. The project of building a stadium by the state government has cheered the sports lovers as well as the youth of the region looking for employment opportunities. Mihir Khan,a supervisor said that the project would be completed by 2014 . Sunil Mahato, a labourer said that the project would help to bring about development in the Maoist hit region. Sep 19, 2013

Government to ease taxation for IT sector

New Delhi, Sept 19 (ANI): In its draft proposal, the Revenue Department of Finance Ministry has proposed lessening of taxation burden for the IT sector so as to enable those engaged in this segment to safely harbour their profits. Revenue Secretary Sumit Bose stated this at a news conference in New Delhi. He said the government had issued a notification with an objective to curb the disputes related to transfer pricing by relaxing the prevailing norms. Further he said that the proposed norms, if finalized, would prevail for five fiscal years. Sep 19, 2013