Politicos look forward to PM Modi's US visit

New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): Politicos from various political parties on Tuesday said that they are looking forward to PM Narendra Modi's forthcoming visit to US. Leaders from opposition also said that based on the outcome of his trip to US, they would not hesitate to question him about the expected deliverance, once Modi is back to India. Sep 23, 2014

Chinese President tells Army to be ready for a regional war, politicos react

New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday reacted over Chinese President Xi Jinping's remark that People's Liberation Army (PLA) should be combat ready for a regional war. Jinping has also said that the armed forces' chain of command should strictly follow the central leadership's instructions. On Saturday, over 50 Chinese soldiers had entered Chumar, days after 100 troops were reported to have crossed into Indian territory. During his talks with Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had raised the border dispute and urged China to move towards defining the Line of Actual Control. Sep 23, 2014

SC issues strict guidelines on police encounter cases, says magisterial probe would be carried out

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued strict guidelines on police encounters which mandates filing of FIR in all such cases. The SC said that if an encounter leads to a death then FIR must be filed and a magisterial probe under Sec 176 of Criminal Procedure Code carried out. The probe be handled by the state CID or a separate police station. The court has also directed that they will also have to surrender weapons and ammunition after the encounter. Further, unlike earlier when the encounter lead to awards, the court verdict also bars awarding of gallantry awards or promotion to policemen involved in encounters until the probe gets over. Sep 23, 2014

Political parties react over rift even as Congress NCP meeting 'remains incomplete' for later discus

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday react over possible collapse or a much talked about rift between the Congress and NCP and even as a meeting between the two parties 'remained incomplete' for further discussions from party leadership in Delhi. While NCP and Congress remained optimistic that the alliance will remain intact and that the parties will not part ways at such crucial moment, JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that parting ways will bring loss to both NCP and Congress. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that the rift highlights the inefficiency of both the parties. Meanwhile, BJP Leader Subramanian Swamy said that the reason behind the rift is that NCP has realized that congress has become weak. Sep 23, 2014

Four killed, 70 injured as cylinder bursts in moving bus in Bulandshahr

Bulandshahr, Sep 23 (ANI): A gas cylinder on a moving bus exploded in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, leaving four dead, including a woman and three children and injuring more than 70. Soon after the cylinder exploded, the bus caught fire. The four dead were rushed to the government hospitals in New Delhi. District Magistrate Nidhi Kesarwani said that the critically injured are being referred to burnt unit of Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi. Fifty five passengers received serious burn injuries and are being treated in Delhi hospitals. The condition of 15 other passengers is said to be critical. Many passengers were sitting on the roof top of the bus when the incident took place. Sep 23, 2014

At least 12 people killed in road accident on Delhi-Mathura highway

Mathura, Sep 23 (ANI): At least 12 people, including two women and a child, were killed early morning on Tuesday as a fast moving truck rammed into another stationary one on the Delhi-Mathura highway. The driver and cleaner of the offending truck, which was carrying coal, are said to be absconding. According to Police officials, the deceased men and women were labourers, who were on their way to Rajasthan. Sep 23, 2014

Abhinav Bindra bags two bronze medals at 2014 Asian Games, announces retirement

New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): India has a realistic chance to improve their golden tally on Day 4 of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon of South Korea on Tuesday. While Abhinav Bindra fired two bronze medals (team and individual), a historic squash gold beckons Saurav Ghosal. Ghosal is a win away from a historic squash gold. Abhinav Bindra, Sanjeev Rajput, Ravi Kumar bagged team bronze for India in 10m air rifle event. Bindra confirmed yesterday his decision to call time on his professional shooting career and that Day 4 at the Asian Games would be his last day as an India shooter. Sep 23, 2014

US, partner nations launch first strikes in Syria: Pentagon

New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): The United States and partner nations are carrying out the first air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the Pentagon said, in ongoing operations that mark the opening of a new, far more complicated front in battle against the militants. Rear Admiral John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary on his Twitter page said: "US military and partner nation forces have begun striking ISIL targets in Syria using mix of fighters, bombers and Tomahawk missiles."I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles," Kirby said in a statement. "Given that these operations are ongoing, we are not in a position to provide additional details at this time." Sep 23, 2014