Mumbai HC grants bail to DG Vanzara in Sohrabuddin fake encounter case, politicos react

New Delhi/ Ahmedabad, Sep 11 (ANI): Political leaders react as Mumbai High Court on Thursday granted bail to former Gujarat Deputy Inspector General of Police DG Vanzara in connection with the 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. Vanzara has been in jail since 2007 on charges of having conducted a series of extra-judicial killings while heading the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS). Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia said that the biggest beneficiary of the encounter was the one who is heading the country and the country's largest party at the moment and that the bail doesn't make much difference. However, NCP leader Tariq Anwar chose to respect by the judgement of the court. Sep 11, 2014

If Pak wants then talks can be held again: Rajnath

Bhuj, Sep 11 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that the BJP led NDA government is open to engaging with Pakistan in a meaningful dialogue if it responds positively.The remarks from Singh came minutes after Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit said that both the countries should make a new beginning. Sep 11, 2014

UP court rejects chargesheet filed against Amit Shah

Muzaffarnagar, Sep 11 (ANI): A local court in Muzaffarnagar on Thursday refused to take cognizance of the chargesheet filed against BJP President Amit Shah for the alleged hate speech made by him. While returning the chargesheet to the police to amend the errors, the court said that the police cannot file a chargesheet under IPC Section 188. The court further explained that the complaint should be filed as a private complaint by the concerned officer who had imposed prohibitory orders which were violated. Shah was booked by the UP Police for delivering hate speeches in UP during the election campaigns of the recent Lok Sabha elections. While addressing a rally in Muzaffarnagar, Shah was reported saying that it is the time to seek revenge by casting votes for BJP. Sep 11, 2014

BJP questions Mamata Banerjee on her alleged relations with Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami and SIMI

Kolkata, Sep 11 (ANI): BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh on Thursday questioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her alleged relationship with Bangladesh's fundamentalist group Jamaat-e-Islami and Islamic fundamentalist Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). Singh said that a newspaper in Bangladesh has said that the money extracted by the Saradha chit fund scam went to the Jamaat-e-Islami and that the organization helped back the TMC with the Lok Sabha polls. Singh said that if Banerjee was innocent, she should have opposed and filed a defamation case against the newspaper in question and Bangladesh government. Sep 11, 2014

Sudarshan Pattnaik makes sand sculpture of WTC in Puri, urging 'No terror, but peace'

Puri, Sep 11 (ANI): To commemorate the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, renowned sand artist, Sudarshan Pattnaik, sculpted the twin towers of World Trade Centre on the beaches of Puri, with the message 'No Terror, but Peace.' Pattnaik created a five feet high sand replica of the twin towers representing the number eleven, in the middle of the number nine. The sculpture was made using five tonnes of sand and took about seven hours to complete. Pattnaik said he was concerned about the growing incidents of terror today, 13 years after what is regarded as one of the worst terror strikes the world has seen. Sep 11, 2014

Pistorius 'not guilty' of murder

Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp Thursday as a South African judge dismissed the most serious charges against him. Although, he could still be found guilty of culpable homicide. Duration: 01:09 Sep 11, 2014

Obama vows Syria air strikes to destroy Islamic State

President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed to strike the "Islamic State" in Syria and to expand operations in Iraq, seizing command of an international coalition to destroy the jihadist army. Duration: 01:15 Sep 11, 2014