Ashok Khemka on pages of Robert Vadra-DLF files missing

Kolkata, Dec 19 (ANI): IAS officer Ashok Khemka who had over two years back cancelled mutation of the land deal between Robert Vadra's company and DLF, on Friday said that he was charge sheeted on the basis of the committee's report which was constituted by the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government to probe the matter. He added that the committee was constituted with prime objective to give a clean chit to Vadra's licensing transaction. He further stated that when he gave an application to State Information Commission to provide the relevant notings to him, he was informed that the notings have been detached from the file. Dec 19, 2014

Researchers test Colombian village with high Alzheimer's rates

In Yarumal, a village in N. Colombia, Alzheimer's has ravaged a disproportionately large number of families. A genetic "curse" that may pave the way for research on how to treat the disease that claims a new victim every four seconds. Dec 19, 2014

No rescue in sight for Nigeria's kidnapped schoolgirls

2014 saw Islamist group Boko Haram abduct more than 200 schoolgirls, provoking a wave of global outrage. As the group intensifies its attacks and declares a caliphate in north-eastern Nigeria, hope is fading for their safe return. Dec 19, 2014

Bangladesh President meets Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): The visiting Bangladesh President Mohammad Abdul Hamid met Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday. The two leaders discussed matters of bilateral and regional importance. Bangladesh President's visit is aimed at strengthening and expanding the bilateral relations between the two countries.Hamid is in Delhi on the invite of President Pranab Mukherjee. The Bangladesh president is scheduled to visit places of historical and cultural importance both in and outside Delhi. This is the first visit by a ceremonial Head of State of Bangladesh since 1972. Dec 19, 2014

Sushma Swaraj condemns granting of bail to Lakhvi by Pak court; resolution passed in Parliament

New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday condemned the granting of bail to 26/11 accused Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi by a Pakistani court, while addressing in Lok Sabha. She said India does not accept Pakistan government's argument that there was no evidence against Lakhvi. Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha also passed a resolution moved by all parties condemning the grant of bail. Pakistan has, however, said that Lakhvi will remain in jail for three months, while it challenges the bail granted to him by the court. Dec 19, 2014

Pages of Robert Vadra-DLF land deal case file goes missing, Politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Friday after two pages of controversial DLF-Robert Vadra deal went missing from government records. Minority Affairs MoS Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the Haryana government will do the needful in the case. Congress leader Rashid Alvi blamed Haryana government for making excuses as they had nothing to prove against Robert Vadra. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that the Modi government is capable of even finding out the missing pages. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that BJP is in power and can find the missing papers. Dec 19, 2014

Politicos react after Kota BJP MLA abuses CMO on phone

New Delhi/Jaipur, Dec 19 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Friday after Kota BJP MLA Prahlad Gunjal threatened the Kota Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Dr R N Yadav on phone for not allowing his relative's transfer. According to reports, Dr Yadav has registered a complaint of threat and intimidation against Gunjal. It is also understood that Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has sought a report on the incident. Taking serious note of the alleged threats Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chandra Kataria stated that his department will take action as per law against the errant legislator. Meanwhile, Congress leader Narendra Budhania criticized the alleged threats made by Gunjal, terming them as shameful. NCP leader Majid Memon and JD (U) leader Ali Anwar also expressed similar sentiments and appealed the Rajasthan government to take appropriate action. Dec 19, 2014

Strong message sent to Pak on Lakhvi bail: Modi

New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said in the Lok Sabha that India has "strongly conveyed" to Pakistan its opposition to bail for Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the Lashkar-e-Taiba commander who plotted the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai in 2008. He said that bail to Lakhvi has come as a "shock" to all those who believe in humanity world over. He also said that this verdict is a condemnable specially as it comes just days after the deadly Peshawar attack claimed lives of innocent school children. Dec 19, 2014

Hindu Mahasabha wants to install Godse's bust at public places

New Delhi, Dec 18 (ANI): The Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha' wants to install Nathuram Godse's bust at public places in cities across India, national president Chandra Prakash Kaushik said on Friday. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that he will write a letter to the central government asking for space. He added that if roads can be named after Aurangzeb who killed so many Hindus, why cant Godse's statues be not installed. If the government refuses, Mahasabha will install the busts at Hindu Mahasabha bhavans in different states. Dec 19, 2014