Delhi Polls: Tussle continues within BJP, Satish Upadhyay claims manifesto would be out soon

New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): BJP unit in Delhi President Satish Upadhyay while speaking on the BJP manifesto said that the manifesto will be out soon. He added that BJP’s vision is clear for Delhi and all the senior leaders have made their vision clear. He further said that BJP’s main focus is good governance. According to media reports, BJP is planning to bring out a vision document instead of a manifesto ahead of the assembly elections. Jan 29, 2015

Kalyan Singh sworn in as Governor of Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Jan 29 (ANI): The governor of Rajasthan, Kalyan Singh took additional charge as the governor of Himachal Pradesh. The Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court, Mansoor Ahmed Mir gave oath of office as the 26th governor of Himachal Pradesh. Speaking to media in Shimla's Raj Bhawan, he said that he is pleased to follow the orders of the President Pranab Mukherjee. He also said that he has an emotional bonding with the state of Himachal Pradesh and would discharge the duty as governor of the state. The President has earlier this month asked Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh to discharge the functions of the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, in addition to his own duties, till further orders. Kalyan Singh takes on his new responsibilities in the wake of Urmila Singh completing her tenure on January 24, 2015. Jan 29, 2015

Foreign Secretary Dr S Jaishankar meets EAM Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Dr S Jaishankar met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in her office on Thursday. Earlier in the day, Dr S Jaishankar took charge as the new Foreign Secretary, replacing Sujatha Singh whose tenure has been curtailed by nearly seven months. The decision was taken last night by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As per the order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, Dr Jaishankar will have tenure of two years from the date he assumes charge. Meanwhile, Sujatha Singh's two-year tenure was to end in August this year. Jan 29, 2015

Anna to launch fresh stir on Lokpal, Black Money; BJP reacts

New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): The BJP on Thursday claimed that the Narendra Modi government is doing enough to bring back the black money stashed abroad. Anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare recently attacked the Modi government for its 'failure' to bring back black money and said people will teach it a lesson for the "fraud" perpetrated on them. He also said that he is soon going to launch a campaign on the issue. Jan 29, 2015

Govt defends decision to slash foreign secretary Sujatha Singh's tenure

New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): The BJP on Thursday claimed there is no politics involved in appointing S Jaishankar as the new foreign secretary. Jaishankar, India's Ambassador to the US, was on Wednesday suddenly appointed as the Foreign Secretary by Narendra Modi government, replacing Sujatha Singh, who has in effect been sacked. Singh's tenure was abruptly "curtailed" by nearly eight months. Jan 29, 2015

WB govt must take action to drive out Muslim infiltrators or else face violence: Praveen Togadia

Birbhum, Jan 29 (ANI): VHP leader Praveen Togadia said the West Bengal government must take timely action against Muslim infiltrators in the state or else the state will be a part of "greater Bangladesh" in the near future. He said that the party has warned the state chief minister and now it is up to her to stop the infiltrators or else face violence. He also appealed the people to boycott the infiltrators so as to save West Bengal from turning into a Muslim state and said that the people must remain alert about the infiltrators and they should not be given any scope to stay, earn or do business here. Jan 29, 2015

Woman dies after being thrown out of moving train by RPF constables in Varanasi

Varanasi, Jan 29 (ANI): A 25-year old woman, Rita died after some Railway Protection Force (RPF) constables threw her out of a moving train while asking for bribery in Varanasi city. A native of West Bengal, the victim, who was travelling to Kanpur along with her 18-month old daughter, brother and an uncle, died while undergoing a treatment in a government-run hospital in Varanasi. The incident took place at around 9.30 pm on Wednesday in which victim’s brother also suffered injuries. The constables fled from the scene when the train halted at another station. Meanwhile, Circle Officer, Government Railway Police, OP Singh said the constables, if found guilty, would be booked under law. Reportedly, when Circle Officer of Government Railway Police Allahabad visited the hospital with two RPF officials to further investigate the matter, the officials deliberately asked irrelevant questions from Pal and Rita’s brother to confuse them. Jan 29, 2015

Two suspected Kuki militants killed, three others injured in encounter in Imphal

Imphal, Jan 29 (ANI): Two suspected Kuki National Front (KNF) militants were killed and three others were injured in a gun battle between 8 Assam Rifles and the militants at Kadangband in Imphal. The security personnel were on high alert following a series of attacks by insurgents during the Republic day celebrations. Sources said the occupants of a jeep fired indiscriminately during a routine check at Kadangband. The security forces retaliated leading to the death of two insurgents on the spot. The three injured persons have been identified as Helen Kuki (30), Satmamang Kuki (23) and Thangkholin Kuki (25). All the three injured suspected KNF cadres are undergoing treatment at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, informed a source. The encounter took place on Wednesday evening and lasted for ten minutes. Jan 29, 2015