BJP questions Rahul's right to be briefed by intelligence

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Friday took a jibe at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who claimed that he had information that Muslim youth victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots were being contacted by Pakistani intelligence, and questioned the basis on which the Congress number two was privy to Intelligence Bureau information of the country. Sinha also called for an enquiry into the 'systematic' issue and punish those who are established guilty for wrongly briefing the Congress Party vice president. Oct 25, 2013

PM corrupt and heading a corrupt cabinet: CPI after PM's Coal scam statement

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): After Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while returning from his Russia and China visit welcomed CBI investigation over Coal Allocation Scam, CPI leader Atul Anjan said that the PM is corrupt and is heading a corrupt cabinet. Anjan also said that the Congress leaders themselves don't want Singh to go to CBI for any questioning and therefore the people across the nation have become rebellious. Oct 25, 2013

Rahul must clarify his RSS-like statement on Muslim youth: Azam Khan

Lucknow, Oct 25 (ANI): Even as Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi stated that some Muslim youths from riots-ravaged Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh were in touch with Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI, SP Leader, Azam Khan on Friday slammed Rahul for his RSS-like statement saying he must clarify the same. Oct 25, 2013

Corrupt companies should be investigated to bring in more transparency: CPI

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Even as the industrialists as well as some political parties are concerned over the investor and consumer climate in the country, in wake of the FIR filed by the CBI against KM Birla, the CPI on Friday stated that companies which are corrupt should be investigated to bring in more transparency in the system. Oct 25, 2013

Coalgate: ASSOCHAM raises concerns over CBI probe, writes to PM

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): The ASSOCHAM has written to Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh raising concerns over the investor and consumer climate in the country with leading industrialists being targeted by the CBI. ASSOCHAM’s Secretary General, D.S. Rawat on Friday said that such an environment is not good for the country. Rawat added that the industry needs the backing of the Prime Minister to work effectively in the country. Oct 25, 2013

Rahuls ISI remark indicative of his double standards: VHP

Bhopal, Oct 25 (ANI): After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi while addressing a rally in Madhya Pradesh said that Pakistan agency ISI is trying to lure Muzaffarnagar riot victims to terrorism, VHP spokesperson Prakash Sharma said that the statements is indicative of Rahul’s double standards. Furtehr, he said that Rahul has declared those who were involved in the riot as victims and that this is unfortunate. He also said that if his statements are true, he should go take action on the same rather than sitting back. Oct 25, 2013

Rahul's access to intelligence 'serious': Ex-IB chief

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Former Intelligence Bureau director Arun Bhagat has expressed concern over Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi being provided with intelligence inputs. Describing it as an imprudent step, Bhagat said that Gandhi's claim to being informed about Pakistani intelligence contacting disgruntled Muzaffarnagar youths after last month's riots, is a serious matter, and if true, needs to be avoided at all costs. Bhagat also said that the source of the information needed to be investigated promptly, as it is also possible that Gandhi was not officially briefed, but was told of this development during a casual interaction. Oct 25, 2013

BJP files complaint against Rahul Gandhi in UP election commission

Bhopal, Oct 25 (ANI): Even as Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi stated that some Muslim youths from riots-ravaged Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh were in touch with Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI, UP BJP on Friday filed a complaint against him in the Election Commission for the objectionable speech. Oct 25, 2013

Chhattisgarh Polls: Congress assails Raman Singh govt

Raipur, Oct 25 (ANI): A day after Chhattisgarh chief Minister Raman Singh filed his nomination paper from Rajnandgaon seat for the upcoming polls in Chhattisgarh, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday said that the BJP government in the state has indulged in massive corruption. Assailing the Raman Singh government, Singh said that the people of Chhatisgarh have always supported Congress and it would have formed a government there had there not been a fixing by the BJP from the naxal inflicted regions. Oct 25, 2013

Bangladesh academician highlights ideological differences among political parties

Dhaka, Oct 25 (ANI): Bangladesh academician, Shafi Ahmed highlighted the conflict between the leading political parties of the country, as tensions mounted ahead of the general elections. Bangladesh has been rocked by protests and counter-protests since January, when a tribunal set up by the government to investigate abuses during a 1971 war of independence from Pakistan sentenced to death in absentia a leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami. Ahmed while talking to the reporter in Dhaka said that there was clash of ideologies between the two leading political parties. Oct 25, 2013

Continuous Ceasefire violations instils fear in villagers

Samba, Oct 25 (ANI): Massive exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistan troops overnight across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir instilled fear in the minds of border villagers forcing thousands to abandon their homes. The villagers, already facing hardships due to continuous violations of ceasefire and shelling from Pakistan, were shaken after the incident. A mortar bomb fell at a house in Nanga village of Samba district, when the village was fast asleep in their 'safe abodes'. Consequently, thousands of them have abandoned their homes and is seeking refuge elsewhere at community shelters like schools. Oct 25, 2013

UP: Girl set on fire after rape attempt by villager

Jalaun, Oct 25 (ANI): A teenage girl in Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh died in hospital allegedly after being set on fire by a villager, who had attempted to rape her first. The incident took place at Nipniya village of Sirsa Kalan area in Jalaun district on Tuesday evening in the fields where she went to attend nature's call. Police, however, suspected the incident to be a case of suicide. The assistant superintendent of police in the region, Rakesh Shankar, said that the girl was believed to be in a relationship with the accused and committed suicide after being spotted with him by her brother. Oct 25, 2013