Media persons condemn attack by police at Rampal's hermitage

New Delhi/Hisar, Nov 19 (ANI): Media persons condemned the assault on them on Wednesday after some media persons were attacked by police during clashes with the Rampal's supporters on Tuesday. The incident occurred after followers of Rampal opened fire at police personnel standing on guard outside the hermitage, thus forcing police to resort to baton charge and firing, leaving many injured and two police personnel getting shot. Journalist Prashant Gupta said that the attack on media persons have scared the camerapersons and reporters. Another journalist, Ashok Singhal, said security has been tightened in the area and the police are preventing media from entering the area. Nov 19, 2014

Training aircraft crashes in Indore, 2 injured

Indore/New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): A training aircraft of Madhya Pradesh Flying Club crashed at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Indore on Wednesday, seriously injuring two instructor pilots. The two instructors have reportedly suffered severe injuries and have been rushed to hospital for treatment. (Retd) Wing Commander Praful Bakshi said that we have to ascertain that our system in civil aviation is properly designed to undertake the training of pilots. Meanwhile, investigation has been ordered into the incident. Nov 19, 2014

Students' union demands implementation of 29-year-old memorandum in Assam

New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): All Assam Students Union (AASU) demanded the implementation of Assam Accord, a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) signed back in 1985, to stop illegal immigrants into the state and faciliate governance. AASU adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya on Wednesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi to discuss the matter and laid down demands for the sealing of the India-Bangladesh border and detection of illegal immigrants among other things. He added Singh was aware that a proceeding regarding the Accord was on in the Supreme Court and they would require a month to fix a time frame for its implemention. Singh also said he would visit the Bangladesh-India border after December 25, added Bhattacharya. Nov 19, 2014

Fiji National University will improve quality of life: PM Modi

Suva, Nov 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the newly established Fiji National University (FNU) would help improve the quality of life of people by introducing new ideas and addressing problems of the island country. While addressing a gathering at FNU in Suva on Wednesday Modi said the world had turned into an open area for knowledge seekers and new researches and applications are bringing positive changes in people's lives. He added that journey towards acquiring knowledge should not be confined within inculcating traditional values. Nov 19, 2014

Politicos react after Sharad Pawar says stability of Fadnavis govt not NCP's responsibility

New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Wednesday after NCP Chief Sharad Pawar said that ensuring the stability of Maharashtra government is not NCP's responsibility and asked the NCP cadres to start preparing for the mid-term polls. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that Maharashtra government is very stable and BJP has started working for the people. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Sharad Pawar is preparing for the worst situation that can arise for him. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that BJP's government in Maharashtra is a minority government and it is the Governor's responsibility to decide whether BJP has a right to form such a government in Maharashtra or not. Nov 19, 2014

Adarsh Scam Case: HC rejects plea seeking to drop Ashok Chavan's name from list of accused

Mumbai, Nov 19 (ANI): The Bombay High Court on Wednesday rejected the CBI plea seeking to delete the name of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan from the list of accused in the Adarsh Society Scam case. Justice ML Tahiliyani gave the ruling in the CBI revision application after its earlier plea was rejected by a Special CBI court in January. The HC stated that it is for the trial court to decide who to prosecute in the case. Nov 19, 2014

Buses brave 'road of fear' in Syria's divided Aleppo

Aleppo, once the economic capital of Syria, is now a city split in two. To go from one side to the other, travelers must be brave for more than 400 kilometers. It’s a harrowing journey, and an extremely dangerous one. Duration: 01:58 Nov 19, 2014

Aurobindo Pharma Ltd Director's car attacked in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Nov 19 (ANI): An unidentified man open fired on the car of Director and Vice- Chairman of Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., K Nityananda Reddy in Hyderabad on Wednesday morning. The senior cop informed that the assailant, however, managed to escape leaving the weapon behind. Nov 19, 2014

Sonia, Rahul pay tribute to Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary

New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday offered floral tributes to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 97th birth anniversary. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh also offered floral tributes to India's first woman Prime Minister at her memorial in Shakti Sthal. Nov 19, 2014

BJP pulls up Lalu for calling PM Modi 'NRI'

New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hit back at Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a Non Resident Indian, saying there is no need to take any advice from a person who is outside jail at the moment and challenging his conviction. Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Modi's ongoing three-nation visit, Lalu had earlier on Tuesday quipped that the former had become a Non Resident Indian. He also lashed out at the BJP-led government's promise to bring back black money stashed in safe havens abroad within 100 days of coming to power. The former Bihar chief minister had also condemned the 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyan' and dubbed it as an excuse for a photo opportunity. Nov 19, 2014

Mamata says will quit CM's post if links to Saradha scam are proved, BJP reacts

New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has said that she would quit the CM's chair if it was proved that she had any links to the Saradha scam. She also said that she doesn't know BJP chief Amit Shah. Reacting over this, BJP on Wednesday said that the way names of TMC leaders are coming in the scam, very soon Mamata will have to quit the post. Nov 19, 2014

Muzaffarnagar Khap Panchayat bans mobile for girls, Women activists condemn

New Delhi/ Muzaffarnagar, Nov 19 (ANI): In a recent event, Muzaffarnagar Khap panchayats on Wednesday have banned the use of mobile phones for young girls. MPSS President N Pundir said that use of mobile phones is like following the western culture which is wrong and parents should keep a check on their daughters. Vice President of AIDWA's Delhi unit, Maimoona Mollah said that such declarations made by the Khap panchayats are highly condemnable and it spoils the mentality of people. NCW Member Shamina Shafiq said that the government should deal strictly with the Khaps who spoil the lives of women living in their respective area. Nov 19, 2014