Security forces worked tirelessly for successful polls in J&K: Army Chief

New Delhi, Jan 13, (ANI): Army Chief General Dalbir Singh on Tuesday praised the security forces operating in Jammu and Kashmir for ensuring a successful election in the state. He also hailed the high voter turnout. Gen Singh further said the active borders in Jammu and Kashmir were a great threat to the elections. He also praised the media, terming it 'vital' for national security. Jan 13, 2015

Pakistan supporting proxy war in J&K: Army Chief

New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): Army Chief General Dalbir Singh on Tuesday said that Pakistan is supporting a proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir with the help of terrorists, and this reflected Islamabad's desperation. The army chief further said that the number of terrorists gunned down by army and other forces have certainly increased in last year. Jan 13, 2015

VHP announces financial reward and support to families with four kids

Kanpur, Jan 13 (ANI): Drawing in line with Sakshi Maharaj and Sadhvi Prachi who appealed Hindus to bear at least 4 children, VHP leader Kushal Pal Singh on Tuesday announced financial reward and support to families with four kids. Singh said that the VHP will raise awareness on the issue and will work to provide employment, educational and other opportunities to them. This came even after BJP reportedly sent a showcause notice to Sakshi Maharaj on his similar remark. Jan 13, 2015

Politicos react as CBI questions SEBI member in Saradha scam

New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): Politicos reacted as CBI on Monday examined a whole-time member of SEBI in connection with the Saradha Chit Fund Scam. SEBI member Rajeev Kumar Agarwal was summoned to CBI's Kolkata office on Monday and was questioned for over four hours. This is the first time a serving member of SEBI has come under CBI scrutiny. CBI has also summoned senior TMC leader Mukul Roy in connection with the scam today. Jan 13, 2015

Indian states gear up preparations to welcome harvest festival

Surat/ Varanasi, Jan 13 (ANI): Kites with portraits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama hit local markets in western India as nation gears up to celebrate harvest festival of Makar Sankranti falling on Wednesday (January 14). The festival of 'Makar Sankranti' marks the northward journey of the Sun as it enters the Capricorn zodiac. Many states in northern and western India celebrate the festival by distributing sweets among loved ones. Kite flying is a hit among youngsters and elderly alike during the festival. Shops in Gujarat have a new attraction for their customers as, with Obama's India visit scheduled for later this month, kites with portraits of him and Modi are being sold out in large numbers in the state. Jan 13, 2015

Three Maoists killed in an encounter in Jharkhand

Hazaribagh, Jan 13 (ANI): Security personnel killed three Maoists in an encounter in Jharkhand. Following a tip-off, the district police coordinated the entire operation with paramilitary Central Police Reserve Force (CRPF) and Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA). Kumar also urged the Maoists to give up arms and join the mainstream by surrendering under government's rehabilitation schemes. Police also recovered a 303 gun, an AK-47 from the slain Maoists. The Maoists, also known as Naxals have operated for decades across a wide swath of central and eastern India, and grew in strength during recent times. Jan 13, 2015