Tobacco banned in Chhattisgarh, not factories run by state Health Minister, Politicos condemn

New Delhi, Nov 29 (ANI): Controversy was sparked after Chhattisgarh Health Minister Amar Aggarwal said that tobacco ban in the state is a good step but the factories run by him or his relatives should not be shut. Congress leaders Rashid Alvi and Manish Tewari said that everyone should be treated equally before law and action should be taken against the Health Minister. NCP leaders Majid Memon and Tariq Anwar said that this cannot be possibly be executed that factories keep running and products not sold so the state government should take prompt action in the case. Nov 29, 2014

China's growth may not be peaceful, ISIS challenge to the world: Air Chief Marshal

Bangalore, Nov 29 (ANI): Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Saturday said that India has no territorial ambitions except to get back our lost territories. He said that the strategic gravity has shifted from west to the east, to Asia and Asia-Pacific but security remains a big challenge. Further, Raha said that China is growing in power and there are doubts whether its growth will be peaceful or not so India is fully prepared. Raha added that ISIS is a big challenge to the world which needs to be tackled. Nov 29, 2014

HC grants Amit Shah permission to hold rally in Kolkata; officials inspect venue

Kolkata/ New Delhi, Nov 29 (ANI): Officials appointed by the High court inspected the proposed venue of rally of Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Amit Shah in Kolkata on Saturday after the court gave Shah conditional permission to hold a public meet on Sunday despite objections from local police. Leaders from various political parties gave mixed reactions on HC's decision. Nov 29, 2014

Srinagar: 7 civilians and 1 CRPF jawan injured in Grenade blast at Lal Chowk

Srinagar, Nov 29 (ANI): Seven civilians and one CRPF jawan was injured after terrorists hurled grenade at a CRPF bunker at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Saturday. Lal Chowk DSP Faisal Qayum said that area of the blast has been cordoned off. The injured have been admitted in the hospital and investigation is on in the case. Nov 29, 2014

Cold wave, dense fog grip Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 29 (ANI): People in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday reeled under cold weather conditions. Dense fog hit visibility and cold wave forced people in Srinagar to stay indoors. Reportedly, minimum temperatures in Srinagar remained below zero degrees Celsius. The northern state witnessed worst flooding in September in which hundreds were killed and marooned. The valley is still recuperating from the aftereffects. The famous tourist resort of Gulmarg recorded minus 2 degrees Celsius temperature while Leh was coldest at minus 9.7 degrees Celsius. Nov 29, 2014

Politicos react on PM Modi's Northeast visit

New Delhi, Nov 29 (ANI): Politicos on Saturday reacted over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming two-day trip to conflict-ridden Nagaland and Manipur. Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the north-east will instill belief and give a feeling of security to the people there. Congress leader Manish Tewari hooped that PM Modi will draw some positive ideas about pluralism from his visit. NCP leader Majid Memon said that . Nov 29, 2014

Bikers loot Rs1.5 crore from cash van outside Citibank ATM in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 29 (ANI): Two unidentified men on a bike opened fire at the security guard and took away about Rs.1.5 crore from a cash van in Delhi on Saturday. According to police, the incident took place around 11 am when the cash van came to refill a Citibank ATM in north Delhi's Kamla Nagar market area. The guard has been taken to a nearby hospital where his condition is stated to be critical. The entire area has been cordoned off by the police. Nov 29, 2014

Politicos react after Rajnath Singh says ISI behind terror strikes in India

New Delhi, Nov 29 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Saturday after Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that state actors of Pakistan are playing a role to destabilise India. Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi commenting on Singh's statement said that everyone should stand against terrorism. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the single biggest antidote to ensure that young Indians do not get radicalized is to embrace the inclusive idea of India. However, SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that he agreed with Rajnath Singh's statement. Nov 29, 2014