Manohar Parrikar files nomination for Rajya Sabha from UP

Lucknow, Nov 10 (ANI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday filed his nomination papers for election to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh on the last date for nomination on ten seats of the state. At present he is not member of any house in the parliament. Elections, if needed, will be held on November 20. Samajwadi Party, BSP and Congress party nominees have already filed their nominations. Parrikar said he was proud to file nomination from UP. Further the Defence Minister said that he would be defenceless before press but never let the nation be defenceless. Nov 10, 2014

Security beefed up before murder-accused Rampal produced in court

Chandigarh/ Hisar, Nov 10 (ANI): Police and state administration in Punjab beefed up security measures on Monday (November 10) hours before murder-accused Sant Rampal is produced in court for contempt. Rampal faces contempt for skipping judicial proceedings before a sessions court in Hisar last Wednesday (November 05), after which a non-bailable warrant was issued against him and his aide. He had been earlier shifted to Barwala town in the Hisar district but will now be produced in the joint state Punjab and Haryana High Court. The District Collector (DC) of the Chandigarh administration where Rampal is to be produced later on Monday (November 10), Mohammed Shayin, said that security measures had been beefed up judging how last time about 50, 000 of his supporters had collected in protest. Rampal has been charged with murder; attempt to commit murder and other charges under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in 2006 after his followers attacked villagers. Nov 10, 2014

Central Government protecting certain people in Black Money Case: Arvind Kejriwal on meeting with SI

New Delhi, Nov 10 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal along with AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Monday had a meeting with the SIT on the black money case. Kejriwal after the meeting got over, said he informed the SIT that the central government is not doing much about the issue. He added that the BJP-led NDA government is trying to protect certain people involved in the black money case. Nov 10, 2014

Politicos welcome mandatory voting bill in Gujarat even as Arjun Modhwadia oppose same

New Delhi/Ahmedabad, Nov 10 (ANI): Political leaders on Monday welcomed mandatory voting bill in Gujarat. State Governor OP Kohli recently signed the controversial Gujarat Local Authorities Laws Bill, 2009, which has the provisions of compulsory voting and 50 per cent reservation for women in the institutions of local self-governance. While BJP, NCP along with BJD and Congress welcomed the same and said that they will wait to see on the repercussions of the same and how it is accepted in India, Gujarat PCC Chief Arjun Modhwadia stood against the same. Modhwadia said that the bill will ultimately become a reason to apply force on citizens for the BJP government. Nov 10, 2014

Sri Lanka to transfer five fishermen on death row to Indian prison

New Delhi/ Chennai, Nov 10 (ANI): BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, said on Monday (November 10) that five fishermen sentenced to death in Sri Lanka on the charge of drug trafficking will be transferred to an Indian jail. He said the fishermen, belonging to Tamil Nadu, will be transferred to India as per the agreement between the two countries, signed in year 2010. Five Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in 2011 on charges of smuggling drugs and on October 30, the Colombo High Court held the five fishermen guilty of drug trafficking. Meanwhile, Swamy said the deadlock was broken after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the issue. The arrest of the Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy has been a major topic of debate between the two nations. Fishermen from both the countries frequently stray into each other's territory and end up spending years in their jails. Nov 10, 2014

Shiv Sena threatens to sit in opposition if BJP seeks NCPs support directly or indirectly, Politico

New Delhi. Nov 10 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday after Shiv Sena declared that it would sit in opposition in the Maharashtra assembly if the BJP takes direct or indirect support from the NCP to prove its majority in the house. BJP leader GVL Narsimha Rao said that Shiv Sena should talk to party leaders and solve the issue. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the issue should have been settled by both the parties before the oath taking ceremony. Congress leader Rashid Alvi slammed Shiv Sena saying that it is desperate to form alliance with BJP in Maharashtra. NCP leader Majid Memon also expressed similar sentiments. Nov 10, 2014

New Cabinet Ministers assure to work hard in their portfolios

New Delhi, Nov 10 (ANI): The new team of Union Cabinet under Prime Minister Narendra Modi who took oath on Sunday began taking charge of their offices from today. Union Health Minister JP Nadda, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Hansraj Ahir, MoS for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla, MoS for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore, MoS in Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and MoS for MSME Giriraj Singh pledged to work hard under PM Modi’s guidance and leadership. Nov 10, 2014

Politicos react on Modi govts cabinet expansion

New Delhi, Nov 10 (ANI): The BJP on Monday appreciated the expansion-cum-reshuffle of the Narendra Modi ministry after 21 new Ministers were sworn-in on Sunday. The Congress, however, criticized the selection of leaders for the ministries. Nov 10, 2014