Punjab Deputy CM meets EAM Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to discuss various issues related to problems being faced by the Sikh community. Badal said that he put forth a few points related to the treatment meted out to Sikhs in various parts of the world, especially in the US, where many Sikhs were attacked. He also said that Swaraj assured that she will talk to the PM and the respective governments of the nations where problems are being faced by the community. Sep 13, 2014

TMC and CPI (M) enter into clash in Kolkata during by-polls, injured taken to hospital

Kolkata, Sep 13 (ANI): Trinamool Congress and CPI (M) entered into a clash in Kolkata on Saturday even as by-polls are underway in the constituency. The police personnel arrived at the spot and tried to control the situation. Many party workers injured were taken to nearby hospital. CPI (M) leader Faiyaz Ahmed Khan alleged that TMC started the conflict and manhandled women leaders too who are taken to hospital. Basirhat South and Chowringhee assembly seats of West Bengal went to by-polls on Saturday. Sep 13, 2014

Communication facilities being restored in flood-hit JandK: RS Prasad

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday while addressing mediapersons in New Delhi said that efforts are being made to restore communication facilities in flood-hit areas of JandK. He further said that BSNL has allowed people in the valley to talk for a week without any charges and the private companies have given 60mins/day free talktime to the people of JandK. He said that inter-circle roaming has also been permitted in the area for 15 days and that landlines have also started working in the valley. Sep 13, 2014

BJP congratulates ABVP for tremendous win in DUSU polls

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): BJP's Delhi unit President Satish Upadhyay on Saturday congratulated the student wing of party, ABVP for its tremendous win in the Delhi University Student Union polls the results of which came out today. Upadhyay said that the confidence of students in BJP has led to this victory. Sep 13, 2014

Rousseff in Rio slum visit as poll gap closes

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff visits a Rio slum as latest polls show her gaining ground against ecologist rival Marina Silva ahead of October 5 presidential elections. Duration: 01:29 Sep 13, 2014

Barkha Shukla writes letter to PM appealing for change in Muslim Personal Law

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): Delhi Women Commission Chairperson Barkha Shukla, wrote a letter to the PM requesting him to make appropriate changes in the Muslim Personal law. According to her, Muslim women are in a very bad condition and that it's important to make change in Muslim personal law to safeguard women's rights. Sep 13, 2014

U-turn: NDA backs UPA's choice in Lokpal panel

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): The government, on Saturday, defended Lokpal selection panel in the Supreme court which the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had opposed when it was in opposition. The BJP-led NDA government filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court, defending the appointment of senior advocate PP Rao as the eminent jurist to the Lokapl panel. Earlier, the BJP had opposed Rao's nomination to the panel, calling him loyalist of Congress party. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said it was not a U-turn because affidavit was related to the process and not to a person. The opposition accused the BJP of following the Congress' policies on a host of issues, which it had traced during the parliament polls. Meanwhile, JD (U) said it exposed BJP's double standards. Sep 13, 2014

BS Hooda addresses public meeting in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Sep 13 (ANI): Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday addressed a public gathering in Gurgaon. Hooda said that his government has worked for the welfare of the poor street vendors who work hard and earn their living. He then slammed the BJP for deviating from its promises made to the people. He said that BJP is against the poor because it has increased prices of all basic and essential commodities. Sep 13, 2014

NDMC cuts off power supply of Ajit Singh's residence

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): NDMC has cut off the power supply of former aviation minister Ajit Singh's bungalow in Delhi. NDMC took the step after RLD chief failed to vacate the official bungalow despite repeated eviction notices served to him. The house has been allotted to Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who has been staying in a private guest house. Sep 13, 2014