India lash out at Pak govt for 'sheltering Dawood Ibrahim' as Intelligence agencies trace him there

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): Political leaders in India on Saturday lashed out at Pakistan government for 'sheltering Dawood Ibrahim' even as international Intelligence agencies traced Ibrahim's location in Pakistan. Dawood continues to run a flourishing syndicate from his safe havens in Pakistan, however, the nation has denied his presence in the country for years. Through tapes procured from western diplomatic sources, it is established that Dawood is running his business empire with impunity and the billions he makes are being spent in terror operations around the globe. Different political parties in India came together to demand an answer from Pakistan on the same. However, Congress' Manish Tewari said that the ruling BJP government should now take tough actions to bring back Ibrahim to India. Dec 27, 2014

Security Expert says need for international community to mount pressure on Pak over Dawood Ibrahim

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): Security Experts on Saturday said that there is a need for international community to mount pressure on Pakistan to hand over Dawood Ibrahim. Underworld don and the man who tops India's most wanted list Dawood Ibrahim has been caught on tape by a western intelligence agency. The agency has claimed to have recorded a telephonic conversation involving the underworld don, the location of which has been traced to Clifton suburb in Pakistan's Karachi. In the recording, Dawood seems to be having a conversation with someone in Dubai regarding a property deal. Security Experts said that Pakistan ha been lying in the matter since long and said that Indian government should pressurize US and other international organizations to force Pak to hand over Ibrahim to India. Dec 27, 2014

Different faiths condemn Bajrang Dal's 'Bahu lao-Beti bachao' idea, says nation will not accept comm

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Dec 27 (ANI): Different faiths on Saturday condemned Bajrang Dal for introducing 'Bahu lao-Beti bachao' ideology and said that the nation will not accept such communalism in any way. Father Dominic said that Bajrang Dal and VHP has no work other than creating communal tensions and that they are trying to take away freedom of people. He also said that these groups should be made to understand that India is not a fascist state and such things will not be tolerated. Meanwhile, Muslim cleric and Shahi Imam also condemned the same and said that such issues are degrading BJP. He also said that the government is trying to divert attention of the people from real issues. Dec 27, 2014

Politicos react as talks over Govt formation continues in JandK

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): Politicos on Saturday gave reactions as suspense over coalitions and government formation continues in Jammu and Kashmir. While, the rival parties hoped to explore the possibility to form coalition against the BJP, the BJP condemned such opinions. Dec 27, 2014

Bajrang Dal introduces 'bahu lao-beti bachao' after VHP's 'ghar wapsi', Politicos condemn

New Delhi/ Agra, Dec 27 (ANI): Politicos condemned Bajrang Dal on Saturday as the group introduced 'bahu lao-beti bachao' campaign. Notwithstanding the controversy generated over the 'love jihad' and 'ghar wapsi', Bajrang Dal has announced 'bahu lao-beti bachao' campaign in Uttar Pradesh. Bajrang Dal state convenor Ajju Chauhan said that the "bahu lao-beti bachao" campaign will be a reply to "love jihad" and will seek to bring girls from Muslim or Christian communities as daughters-in-laws for Hindu families. Congress leader Rashid Alvi and SP's Naresh Agrawal condemned the central government and said that they have fallen short of issues and therefore are now trying to deviate from the topics. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi also slammed Modi government. Former SP leader Kamal Faruqui, however, said that these issues are making the promises of the prime minister faded thing. Dec 27, 2014

General Dalbir Singh leaves for Assam to review situation

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): Army Chief General Dalbir Singh on Saturday left for Assam to take stock of the situation following the attacks by the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit group) on Tuesday. General Singh had earlier on Friday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to review the security situation in Assam and stated that the operations against Bodo militants would be intensified. Earlier this week, NDFB (S) militants had killed over 80 people in the Sonitpur, Kokrajhar and Chirang districts of Assam. Dec 27, 2014

Six die as cold wave tightens grip in India

Saharsa, Dec 27 (ANI): At least six people have died in Bihar due to extreme cold wave conditions, officials have confirmed. All the deaths were reported from Saharsa district in the state. Intense cold wave conditions continued unabated across India with mercury touching new lows. Saharsa district magistrate, Shashi Bhushan, said a probe has been ordered into the deaths. The cold has inconvenienced locals on the streets as they struggle to find means to keep themselves warm, often burning scraps of rubbish to create a bonfire. Soma, the mother of the deceased, said they rushed him to a local hospital after he felt uneasy, but could not survive. The sudden dip in temperatures is said to have been caused by snowfall in the Himalayas and has adversely impacted the upper half of the country. Minimum temperatures have even dropped to sub-zero levels in higher altitudes in northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. Dec 27, 2014

New Delhi records first swine flu death

Ghaziabad /New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): Indian capital New Delhi recorded its first swine flu death. The deceased identified as Sheel Goel, resident of East Model Town in Ghaziabad was admitted to the ICU of Ganga Ram Hospital in a serious condition on December 21. She was tested positive for swine flu. She was earlier being treated in a local hospital in Ghaziabad. The authorities claimed that the victim had come from South Africa few days before her death. However, the family denied any abroad visit and said the victim didn’t even have a passport. Dec 27, 2014

Five dead in fire at Bhiwandi timber warehouse

Bhiwandi, Dec 27 (ANI): At least five people suffocated to death after a massive fire broke out at a timber warehouse in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi area during the wee hours of Saturday. According to reports, four others have been injured in the fire. The cause of the fire has not been ascertained as yet but it was brought under control by daybreak after a four-hour operation. All those died are residents of Nepal and worked as labourers. The injured have been admitted to a local hospital where the condition of three is reported to be serious. Further details are awaited in the matter. Dec 27, 2014

Security stepped up along border in wake of attacks in India's northeast

Kanpur/ New Delhi/ Assam, Dec 27 (ANI): Director General (DG) of Seema Sashtra Bal (SSB) or armed border force on Friday (December 26) said they would cooperate with army and police against the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), the tribal militant group that had shot dead more than 80 people in Assam this week. India has also sought help from Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh in an offensive against the militant group. Some militants may have fled to neighbouring Bhutan while their leader is believed to be in Myanmar, officials and police said, prompting calls for cooperation. Meanwhile, SSB DG B.D. Sharma said the problem was intense in the region due to open border. Meanwhile, Indian security expert Uday Bhaskar said the Bodo problem is not a new challenge for India and persisting since last 20-25 years. Dec 27, 2014