Reactions pour in as Govt submits list of black money account holders to SC

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Reactions poured in on Wednesday after the Government of India submitted the list of all black money account holders to the Supreme Court as directed. The Supreme Court on Wednesday was told by the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government that it would require time till March 31, 2015 to complete all income-related assessments of people found guilty of parking ill-gotten money (black money) in banks abroad to facilitate an accurate probe and subsequent punitive action. Oct 29, 2014

LG more interested in getting BJP to power: Arvind Kejriwal

Ghaziabad, Oct 29 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung is only interested in bringing BJP to power in Delhi. Kejriwal's reaction came after Jung said that he would be exploring the possibilities with the leaders of all political parties over the next few days. Kejriwal said that if LG's intentions are noble then LG should call the party meet today evening. He added that LG by making such statements is trying to bypass Supreme Court's hearing on Delhi government formation which is scheduled tomorrow. Oct 29, 2014

Politicos react after LG Najeeb Jung says will explore government formation options

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Wednesday after LG Najeeb Jung said that he will explore the possibility of government formation in Delhi over the next few days. BJP's Delhi unit President Satish Upadhyay said that Najeeb Jung was made governor by Congress and not by BJP and so he won't take decisions which may favor BJP. However, Congress leader JP Aggarwal said that 35 MLAs have submitted letters to Jung seeking fresh elections in Delhi and still Jung wants to hold consultations with all the political parties. He added that such a statement will put a question on LG Najeeb Jung's credibility. Oct 29, 2014

Haryana Agriculture Minister praises Khap people, says they serve society

Chandigarh, Oct 29 (ANI): The Agriculture Minister of Haryana OP Dhankar on Wednesday praised the people of Khap saying that the Khap comprises of very intelligent people who look towards modernization and serve the society. On being asked about Hindu Mahasabha in Haryana, Dhankar said that such organizations do not hold any importance in the state. Oct 29, 2014

Farmers sell off crops to avoid losses in wake of cyclone Nilofar

Rajkot, Oct 29 (ANI): Farmers sold off their groundnut and cotton yields to avoid any impact on their crops from cyclone Nilofar, which is expected to hit Gujarat coast in a couple of days. Nilofar, classified as a 'very severe cyclonic storm', is expected to weaken to a 'cyclonic storm' when it makes landfall on the Gujarat coast, according to the Indian Meteorological Department. Farmers are preparing for any untoward incident as Nilofar, which originated in the Arabian Sea, is likely to make a landfall on the coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch regions. Farmers from various villages gathered in Rajkot city market to sell off their stocks. Around 18,000 sacks of crops were brought for sale. Oct 29, 2014

PM Modi greets the nation on Chhath Puja

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Chhath Puja. "My greetings on the auspicious occasion of Chhath Puja. May the blessings of the Sun God brighten our lives with joy, peace and prosperity," said Prime Minister Modi. The Chhath is celebrated on the sixth and seventh day, after Diwali. Chhath is considered an extremely auspicious festival by the people of Bihar and in parts of Uttar Pradesh state. Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung earlier on Tuesday announced the declaration of Chhath Puja as a public holiday in the national capital, wherein all the government offices in the state will be shut on the occasion. Oct 29, 2014

Indian Postal Banking has lots of scope due to connectivity, says Communications Minister

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Even with widespread retail banking in place, India's postal banking service has a large scope due to its connectivity, stressed Communications and IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday. Prasad was inaugurating the Postal Savings Banks Forum in New Delhi, which was organized by World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) jointly with the National Savings Organisation (Ministry of Finance) and the Department of Posts. The theme of the forum was "The Rising Force of Postal Banking in the Retail Banking Market". Prasad said that postal banking transcended the rich and poor barrier, the biggest asset being the network of post offices throughout the country. Prasad further added that the Prime Minister had constituted a task force to deliberate on ideas and innovations for the Indian Postal Services. Oct 29, 2014

Cyclone Nilofar likely to make landfall on Saturday: MeT

Ahemdabad, Oct 29 (ANI): Meteorological department director Manorama Mohanty on Wednesday said that the cyclone Nilofar is likely to make a landfall on November 1. She added that the speed of cyclone when it will make a landfall will remain 80-90 kmph. She further warned of heavy rainfall which is likely to lash Saurashtra and Kutch. Oct 29, 2014