CBI Queries Trinamool MP on Saradha Scam

The CBI grilled Trinamool Congress MP and owner-editor of a vernacular daily Srinjoy Bose in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam on Wednesday. Sep 10, 2014

Kerala Liquor ban: SC to hear bar owners plea on Thursday

New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday told the Kerala Government not to enforce its order to ban non-five-star hotel bars till Thursday, when the apex court will hear several petitions challenging the ban. An apex court bench headed by Justice Anil R. Dave asked the Kerala Government to wait till it ruled on the matter. The state government had passed an order banning the sale of liquor at bars and hotels below the five-star category. The ban was to come into force from September 11. Last month, in a bid to reduce the availability of liquor across the state, the Kerala Cabinet sanctioned the closing of 730 bars. Sep 10, 2014

3 militants killed in an encounter in Keran Sector near LoC

Udhampur, Sep 10 (ANI): Three terrorists were killed in an encounter that broke out in Keran sector of Kupwara District on Wednesday morning. The encounter operation was launched by the army after they had specific information about their movement in the Keran sector. The identity of the terrorists is not yet known. PRO Defence, S D Goswami said that three militants have been killed in the Kishanganj range near Line of Control. He further said that they have recovered three AK-47 rifles, 15 magazines and 319 rounds of ammunitions. Sep 10, 2014

Robert Vadra may lose airport security privilege, politicos react

New Delhi, Sep 10(ANI): According to reports Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju has asked the aviation officials to tone down the existing list of people exempt from the security checks at airports. Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has 30 people on the exempt list which begins with the President and goes up to special protection group protectees. The list also includes the Dalai Lama. The only individual listed in that list (on number 31) is Robert Vadra. It seems Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra may soon lose his exalted frisking privileges at the airports. Sep 10, 2014

KCR warns media against insulting Telangana, politicos slam

New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday faced flak for his comment on media. KCR threatened to bury the media "ten feet under the earth" if they continue to insult the newly-carved out state. Rao, at loggerheads with the Andhra Pradesh government over disbursement of assets and liabilities of the undivided state, also demanded that Telangana "must be respected". Sep 10, 2014

Kumar Vishwas clarifies controversial statement, says will attend 'Kavi Sammelan' if Modi invites

New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): Clarifying his statement, Kumar Vishwas said that he was earlier called for the poetry session by BJP and so he intended to attend the same before they declined it. Further, slamming journalist Arnab Goswami for twisting his statements and spicing them, Vishwas said that his poetry session is open for all audience irrespective of party to which the members belong. Sep 10, 2014

Massive rescue operations underway as flood situation remains grim in JandK

Srinagar, Sep 10 (ANI): Rising death toll in Kashmir and worst floods in 60 years submerged villages and destroyed crops as the number of dead hit 420 and thousands remained trapped on rooftops. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had earlier said that paramilitary and defence forces were pressed into service to rescue people stranded on rooftops and flooded residential areas. A tourist affected by floods, Rajat Khanna, said he waded through neck-deep floodwater to reach a safer place. Another tourist who has been stranded due to floods, Mitesh Chugh, said all connections were snapped. Soldiers rescued families using boats or airlifted them from rooftops by helicopter after the river Jhelum burst its banks in Srinagar, but many more remained stranded. Sep 10, 2014