Salman faces flak for supporting Rajapaksa's election campaign

New Delhi/ Chennai, Dec 30 (ANI): Bollywood actor Salman Khan faced flak from political leaders in India for allegedly supporting Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa in elections. According to reports, Khan has agreed to campaign for Rajapaksa in elections to be held in Srilanka next month. DMK's TKS Elangovan said that it is highly condemnable that Salman Khan going to campaign for Rajapaksa. Dec 30, 2014

Kiren Rijiju applauds BS Bassi for facilitating induction of more northeast officers in Delhi police

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday applauded Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi for facilitating induction of more northeast officers in Delhi police force. Rijiju along with Home Ministry officials visited the Delhi Police headquarters and discussed problems of the northeast people with senior police officers. Rijiju has decided to enhance the number of officers from the northeast in Delhi Police. He is also likely to write a letter to all northeastern states to encourage their youth to join Delhi Police. Dec 30, 2014

Politicos welcome PDP's suggestion of 'grand alliance' with Congress and NC in JandK, BJP calls it f

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday welcomed the PDP's suggestion of a 'grand alliance' in Jammu and Kashmir with National Conference (NC) and the Congress. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that this is the only option for development of the state. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that it is good for JandK that all secular parties cam together to form government. Regional parties too welcomed the alliance. Meanwhile, BJP Spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said that any attempt to form a government in the Jammu and Kashmir without its inclusion will be a travesty of the mandate given by the people of the state. Calling it a farce, Rao said that BJP is keen to form the government and fulfill its promise of development in the state. Dec 30, 2014

Politicos react as cabinet nods to regularize unauthorized colonies in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday expressed its gladness over delivering on its promise of regularizing unauthorized colonies in New Delhi, adding that the decision will provide relief for many residents in the national capital. The Union Cabinet extended the cut-off date for the regularization of unauthorised colonies in New Delhi from March 31, 2002, to June 1, 2014 on Monday. The rival parties, however, said that the BJP is trying to take political mileage by coming up with this proposal for the poll bound Delhi. Dec 30, 2014

Pak court detains Lakhvi again, Politicos say Pak's 'anti terror agenda' not strong enough

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday said that Pakistan's 'anti terror agenda' is not strong enough after 26/11 accused Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was detained for the second time in Pakistan, a day after a court cancelled government orders to keep him in prison even after he was granted bail on December 18. Indian had reacted strongly to his bail and Ministry of external affairs had on Monday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and expressed its strong displeasure over Lakhvi's imminent release. Dec 30, 2014

Political and religious leaders react on ongoing protests against 'PK'

New Delhi/ Hubli, Dec 30 (ANI): Political and religious leaders on Tuesday react over ongoing protests against Aamir Khan's recently released 'PK'. NCP Leader Tariq Anwar and AAP's Manish Sisodia said that protests against such movies which give a social message is condemnable and should be stopped. Muslim Cleric Maulana Mohammad Sajid Rashidi said that there was nothing to protest in the flick and said that if any religious community feels like protesting in the matter, there should be better ways to do the same. Meanwhile, Rashtriya Hindu Sena Chief Pramod Muthalik condemned the movie itself and said that such movies which hurt sentiments of any religion, should be banned. Dec 30, 2014