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

Martyred Colonel MN Rai accorded wreath laying ceremony in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): Martyred hero Colonel MN Rai is accorded with Guard of Honour in the national capital on Thursday, who lost his life fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral just one day after being awarded a gallantry medal. Colonel Rai was awarded the Yudh Seva medal during the 66th Republic Day celebrations. Army chief General Dalbir Singh had termed Colonel MN Rai's act of pursuing and eliminating terrorists as a 'brave act' and said the brave officer showed exemplary leadership in leading from the front. Army Chief also laid wreath in respect of the martyred soldier. Colonel Rai’s Whatsapp status captures his motto towards life, which says, "Play your role in life with such dedication that people applaud you even after your death.” Jan 29, 2015

Police arrest Maoist in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Jan 29 (ANI): Acting on a tip-off, police arrested a Maoist commander in Jharkhand’s capital city Ranchi. The Maoist was involved in at least 15 cases including murder and extortion. He had launched a separate outfit named Jharkhand Gram Raksha Dal (Village Defence Party). A special team was formed to arrest the Maoist, identified as Prakash Kerketta alias Arvind. Senior Superintendent of Police Prabhat Kumar said the Maoist tried to flee but police cornered and captured him. A country made carbine, gun, bullets and motorcycle were also recovered from him. The Maoists, also known as Naxals in India, are inspired by the political philosophy of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong. They say they are fighting for the rights of poor farmers and landless labourers. Jan 29, 2015