Call for shutdown in Kashmir to protest killing of two youths by Army

Srinagar, Nov 5 (ANI): A separatist leader and chairman of the moderate faction of All Parties Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference (APHC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, called for a complete shutdown on Wednesday (November 05). The strike call comes in the wake of the killing of two youths by the Army in Budgam district on Monday evening, soon after which there was a complete shutdown in the region to protest the incident. Security personnel have been deployed in Srinagar to prevent any untoward incident. As per local media reports, two youths were killed in Army firing after they did not stop at check points in Budgam district. The Army had received information on the movement of militants in Budgam after which they set up three check points. The youths did not stop at any point, which led security personnel to fire at them. The ruling party in the state, National Conference (NC), condemned the incident and demanded probe into the matter. Defence Minister, Arun Jaitley, has also condemned the incident and said an enquiry would be set up to investigate the matter. Nov 5, 2014

Salman Khan hit-and-run case: Hearing adjourned till Nov 24

Mumbai, Nov 5 (ANI): Court hearing in the Salman Khan's hit-and-run case was adjourned till November 24 on Wednesday. Lawyer Pradeep Gharad said that the court examined the two witnesses were examined in the court who were involved in the import and possession of the Land Cruiser car. On September 28, 2002, the actor's car had run over people sleeping on the pavement in Bandra, killing one and injuring four. A witness in the case had allegedly told a Mumbai trial court last month that he had seen the actor in the driver's seat of his vehicle in a hotel's parking lot on the night incident took place. Nov 5, 2014

Politicos react as Indian fishermen get death penalty in SL

New Delhi, Nov 05 (ANI): Political leaders reacted on Wednesday after Sri Lankan Court gave death penalty as punishment to five Indian fishermen. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that the government of India is taking all necessary steps to rescue the Indian fishermen and very soon people will hear good news. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that the Indian government has assured all kind of support in the case. Meanwhile, DMK leader TKS Elangovan said that the government should take responsible steps to rescue the innocent fishermen and if they are guilty of any offence they should be tried in the Indian Court. Nov 5, 2014

Odisha Chit Fund Scam: Politicos react after CBI arrests BJD MP

New Delhi, Nov 05 (ANI): Political leaders on Wednesday reacted over the Odisha Chit Fund Scam in which one BJD MP was arrested by the CBI on Tuesday. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the political leaders found guilty in such cases of corruption is highly condemnable as such cases lead to mistrust of the people from lawmakers. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that the government is taking all necessary steps to expose all the big fishes in connection with this scam. Nov 5, 2014

Satish Upadhyay attacks Kejriwal over politics of allegations

New Delhi, Nov 05 (ANI): BJP President in New Delhi Satish Upadhyay said on Wednesday attacked Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal for taking to politics of allegations to stay in media. Upadhyay said that Kejriwal is nobody to decide which party presents which candidate as its Chief Ministerial face. He also said that Kejriwal always keeps putting allegations and blames on other political parties for staying in media. Nov 5, 2014

Former PM Manmohan Singh receives Japan's top national award

Tokyo, Nov 05 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday was awarded "Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers", one of Japan's highest awards from Japanese Emperor Akihito, as part of a bi-annual decoration ceremony. He received the highest possible award in the Orders of the Rising Sun for his significant contribution to the enhancement of relations and promotion of friendship between Japan and India for about 35 years. It was first awarded in 1888 and is only topped by the Supreme Orders of the Chrysanthemum. More than 4,000 people received an award during this session for their contributions to cultural development or the public good. Nov 5, 2014

Sheila Dikshit on contesting Delhi elections

New Delhi, Nov 5 (ANI): Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said that she does not want to be the Chief Ministerial candidate for the Congress party in the upcoming Delhi elections. She further added that Delhi had to face a lot of difficulties in the past one year and it would be their agenda this time. She also added that she would fully support her party in fighting the elections. Nov 5, 2014

Bangladesh lawyer demands punishment for convicted war criminals of 1971

Dhaka, Nov 5 (ANI): Speakers from different sectors with a common conviction to erase Jamaat-e-Islami party came together at a forum in Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka recently. They demanded punishment for those who have been convicted in the trial of war criminals of 1971 and said the punishment should not be reviewed under any circumstances and also presidential mercy must not be rewarded. Afroz was addressing the 'forum for secular Bangladesh and trial of war criminals of 1971' organised on the occasion of the 42nd year of Bangladesh's Constitution. Meanwhile, journalist and human rights activist Shahriar Kabir, during his address to the gathering at the seminar, emphasized that until and unless Jamaat-e-Islami is rooted out from Bangladesh, the country will never be able to fulfill its dream of the dead soldiers who fought the war of liberation. Nov 5, 2014

Maoists kill seven people in Jharkhand

Gumla, Nov 5 (ANI): In a brazen attack, Maoists in Gumla district of Jharkhand have gunned down seven people. Police said that a group of heavily-armed red rebels of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) ambushed the SUV in which the seven persons were travelling near Gumla district. He added the attack created panic amongst the villagers and additional security forces have been deployed by the district administration. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since 1960s. Nov 5, 2014