Abu Salem convicted in Pradeep Jain murder case

Mumbai, Feb 16 (ANI): A special TADA court in Mumbai on Monday convicted underworld don Abu Salem in the 1995 murder case of city-based builder Pradeep Jain. It is the first time that Salem has been convicted in any case involving him after he was deported to India in 2005 from Portugal. Jain was shot dead by assailants outside his Juhu bungalow on March 7, 1995 after he allegedly refused to part with his huge property to Salem. Feb 16, 2015

Political reactions pour in over Bihar political crisis

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Even as political crisis in Bihar keeps on deepening, political leaders put forth their views on the ongoing developments in the state. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that Jitan Ram Manjhi and BJP is against Nitish Kumar but the situation will not end up on President's rule in the sate. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that it's not the crisis in Bihar but a conspiracy by BJP. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that there is an intention of creating conditions of President's rule in Bihar which is created by BJP. Meanwhile, BJP refuted any relations with Bihar political crisis and with the JD (U). Feb 16, 2015

Egyptian military carry out air strikes on IS

Egypt's military said in a statement on state television it had carried out an air strike against Islamic State targets in Libya at dawn on Monday, a day after the group released a video appearing to Feb 16, 2015

Rajnath Singh calls for new technology in solving cases

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday urged Delhi police to use new and emerging technologies to solve cases. Singh, who was accompanied by Delhi Police Commissioner, BS Bassi, inspected a parade and felicitated officials for excellent work at the 68th Raising Day of Delhi police. Addressing the gathering of police staff, Singh said he was aware that maintaining law and order in the capital was a big challenge and asked officials to look into new methods to solve cases. Feb 16, 2015

After record auction of Yuvraj, father claims son missing from WC team only because of Dhoni Part -

Chandigarh, Feb 16 (ANI): As flamboyant all-rounder Yuvraj Singh today emerged as the costliest cricketer in the IPL 8 players’ auction, bought for a record Rs.16 crore by Delhi Daredevils in Bangalore, his father Yograj Singh openly lashed out at Indian skipper MS Dhoni claiming that his son could not be a part of the World Cup team because of him. Former cricketer and Yuvraj’s father Yograj claimed that Dhoni did not want Yuvraj Singh in the team because of personal grudges against him. Feb 16, 2015

After record auction of Yuvraj, father claims son missing from WC team only because of Dhoni Part -

Chandigarh, Feb 16 (ANI): As flamboyant all-rounder Yuvraj Singh today emerged as the costliest cricketer in the IPL 8 players' auction, bought for a record Rs.16 crore by Delhi Daredevils in Bangalore, his father Yograj Singh openly lashed out at Indian skipper MS Dhoni claiming that his son could not be a part of the World Cup team because of him. Former cricketer and Yuvraj's father Yograj claimed that Dhoni did not want Yuvraj Singh in the team because of personal grudges against him. Feb 16, 2015

Communist leader Pansare, wife shot at in Kolhapur

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Senior Communist leader Govind Pansare and his wife Uma were seriously injured after unknown men opened fire at them in Kolhapur on Monday. According reports, the assailants fired gunshots at the couple at around 8 a.m. when they were out for a morning walk. The assailants, who fired at least four rounds from close range at the couple, fled the scene after the incident. According to reports, the couple is presently being treated at the Astor Aadhar Hospital in Kolhapur. Their condition is believed to be serious. Meanwhile, political leaders condemned the incident. Feb 16, 2015

Politicos react as Anna Hazare is all set to protest against Land Acquisition Ordinance on Feb 24 at

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Political leaders on Monday react as anti graft crusader Anna Hazare is all set to stage a protest against Land Acquisition Ordinance on February 24 at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that all have right to protest in a democracy and that the government will function for the welfare of all. Congress leader Manish Tewari and NCP's Tariq Anwar supported the protest. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that the ruling BJP's policy is against poor and for only corporates. CPI leader Atul Kumar Anjan also came out in support of Hazare and against the land acquisition ordinance. Feb 16, 2015

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena meets PM Modi at Hyderabad House

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House on Monday. Both the leaders are likely to hold talks on all major issues such as devolution of power to the Tamil community and the sticky fishermen issue. Earlier in the day, Maithripala Sirisena met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi to boost ties. The two leaders discussed bilateral and regional issues. Sirisena arrived in India on Sunday, on his first state visit abroad, as a part of efforts to repair relations with New Delhi which soured under the previous government. He was given a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan on his arrival. Sirisena will return on Wednesday. Feb 16, 2015