Politicos react as Home Secretary says he told Qureshi to quit willingly

New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): Political leaders reacted on Wednesday after Home Secretary said that he told Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi to quit willingly. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the Governor’s office is an eminent one, so Home Secretaries should not interfere. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that Prime Minister should sack the Home Secretary and uphold the rights of the Constitution. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that the Governor’s themselves are responsible for their decision. RJD leader Manoj Jha said that Governor’s office should be respected and it is not correct for democracy that Governor’s be forced to resign. Oct 15, 2014

Supreme Court slams Centre over Ganga cleaning project

New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the Centre over the Ganga cleaning project and questioned about its vision for the project. During the hearing of the case, the apex court asked the Centre whether it has a vision which is similar to that of Delhi Metro former chairman E Sreedharan. Lawyer Vijay Panjwani said that the SC has asked for reports of all the meetings which were held between the central government and central pollution control. Oct 15, 2014

Visitors flock Jim Corbett National Park as it reopens post Monsoon

Ramnagar, Oct 15 (ANI): Visitors flocked to see tigers roaming free and wild in the world famous sanctuary at Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand as it reopened on Wednesday after four months of closure because of the monsoon. According to Deputy Director, Corbett Tiger Reserve, Dr Saket Badola, the Bijrani zone has been reopened today while the other zones will reopen on 15th of November. Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936 to safeguard the endangered tiger. It is primarily a tiger reserve but there are around 600 species of birds and animals - out of which 586 are birds. Corbett has been divided into four safari zones, namely Dhikala Zone, Jhirna Zone, Bijrani Zone and Durga Devi Zone. Oct 15, 2014

SRK, RANBIR cast their vote, appeal people to exercise their right

Mumbai, Oct 15 (ANI): Following the update for voting in Maharashtra Assembly Polls, Bollywood Actor Shahrukh Khan cast his vote on Wednesday in Mumbai. Khan was accompanied by his wife Gauri who also cast her vote. Later in the day, Bollywood Actor Ranbir Kapoor also reached the polling booth of his constituency to cast his vote. The actors appealed the people to come out and fully exercise their right to vote. Oct 15, 2014

Politicos react after economists urge PM Modi not to dilute MGNREGA

New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday reacted after several leading economists urged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not dilute MGNREGA which has provided economic security to millions of poor. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that if the government is concerned about the welfare of poor then it will not dilute MGNREGA. Congress leader Shobha Oza slamming the government said that the government is trying to break the beneficial schemes of UPA government. NCP leader Tariq Anwar also slammed the government for diluting the schemes started by UPA government for the poor. Oct 15, 2014

Indian army recovers Pakistan made landmine in Kashmir

Rajouri, Oct 15 (ANI): The Indian army on Wednesday recovered a Pakistan made landmine along the de-facto Line of Control (LoC) border in Rajouri district of Kashmir. Indian Army Official, Colonel Harpreet Singh, said that their surveillance team detected a suspected woman near the line of control (LoC) and when she was challenged, she left behind a bag in which the explosives were recovered. Oct 15, 2014

Residents of Islamabad vow to carry forward Malala's mission

Islamabad, Oct 15 (ANI): Dozens of rights activists and residents of Pakistani capital took to the streets of Islamabad recently with lighted torches and candles to pay tributes to their young Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai. Malala, the Pakistani teenager, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on October 10, along with Indian campaigner against child trafficking and labour Kailash Satyarthi. Yousafzai, aged 17, becomes the youngest Nobel Prize winner and 60-year-old Satyarthi the first Indian-born winner of the accolade. Chanting "Provide education for children, or leave your chairs", the crowd demanded that the government takes on girls' education on a war footing. Yousafzai was attacked in 2012 in a school bus in the Swat Valley of northwest Pakistan by masked gunmen as a punishment for a blog that she wrote for the BBC's Urdu service as an 11-year-old to campaign against the Taliban's efforts to deny women education. Oct 15, 2014

JandK police woman Shakti Devi wins UN peacekeeping award, politicos welcome

oct15vNew Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): The United Nations (UN) has honoured Jammu and Kashmir Police officer, Shakti Devi deployed in the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), with the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award 2014 for her efforts in helping victims of sexual and gender-based violence. Shakti has 14 years of work experience in the department. Reacting over this, political leaders welcomed this and said that it is a great honour. Oct 15, 2014

PM Modi greets former President Kalam on his birthday

New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted former President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, on his birthday on Wednesday. "Birthday greetings to our former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. May he be blessed with good health and a long life," said Prime Minister Modi. Dr Kalam is celebrating his 83rd birthday today. He assumed office as India's 11th President in 2002. He also worked as an aerospace engineer with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Oct 15, 2014