Politicos remain critical of Kejriwal as he writes to PM Modi over corruption and communalism

New Delhi, Sep 20 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday remained critical of AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal even as he writes letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over issues of corruption and communalism. The letter came a day after PM Modi had said that 'Indian Muslims will live and die for India' and that 'Al-Qaeda will fail in India'. While BJP said that Kejriwal is taking Modi's support to remain in news and to make himself audible, BJD leader Jay Panda welcomed PM's statement and said such statements should be welcomed. Meanwhile, CPI leader Atul Anjan said that Kejriwal should now write next to request Modi to resign from post like he himself. Sep 20, 2014

Engineers send 10 trucks of relief material for Kashmir flood victims

Rajouri, Sep 20 (ANI): A group of engineers from Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir sent 10 trucks of relief material for the flood-affected areas of the valley that have not received any help yet. The sacks and boxes of relief material consisted items of daily use, ration and grocery. Additional district collector of Rajouri, Salim Malik, said the welfare engineer's group itself volunteered to send the relief material for the flood victims. Meanwhile, an executive engineer, Muhstaq Rena, said currently they are trying to send relief material consisting of food items which would last for two to three days. Sep 20, 2014

Bangladesh foreign minister meets Sushma Swaraj to strengthen ties

New Delhi, Sep 20 (ANI): Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, on Saturday met his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi to discuss bilateral and regional issues. Both the leaders held discussions with their officials. Ali, who is in New Delhi to attend the third meeting of India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission, also invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh on behalf of his Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Ali recalled the historical, cultural and economic links between the two neighbouring nations and expressed hope to further strengthen and deepen relations with India. India's northeastern region shares a 1,880-km-long border with Bangladesh and has the potential for developing cross-border trade. Sep 20, 2014

Former SAD President Jagdev Singh Talwandi dies of prolonged illness

Ludhiana, Sep 20 (ANI): Former president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and veteran Akali leader Jagdev Singh Talwandi passed away at the Hero Dayanand Medical College (DMC) and Heart Hospital. The Akali Dal leader breathed his last at 11.10 AM on Friday. He was admitted to the DMC hospital because of a prolonged heart related illness. He was the former president of the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) and was a Minister of State in the first non-Congress government in Punjab in 1967 and later in 1969 and 1972. The veteran leader will be cremated at his native village Talwandi, near Raikot, on Saturday. Sep 20, 2014

Family cremates Indian fisherman who died in Pakistani jail

Diu, Sept 20 (ANI): The last rites of an Indian fisherman, who died in Pakistani jail, were performed at his village in Diu. The family came to know about the tragedy after receiving a letter from Pakistani government that however, didn't mention the cause of death. Sister of deceased fisherman Balubhai, urged the government to provide financial help to their family. The family also urged the Pakistani government to release his two brothers, who were also arrested along with him. Nuclear-armed neighbours share a vast un-demarcated coastal border and officials say fishermen on both sides ignore rules in search of fish, frequently stray into other country and end up spending years in their jails. Sep 20, 2014

Politicos react as BJP-Shiv Sena alliance comes on verge of collapse

Nagpur/ New Delhi/ Lucknow/ Mumbai, Sep 20 (ANI): Political leaders react as BJP-Shiv Sena alliance came on a verge of collapse over seat sharing. While BJP Spokesperson Nalin Kohli said that talks are ongoing on the issue, Congress leader Anees Ahmed said that the fight is about gaining power and none of the party is thinking about welfare of the people of Maharashtra. Meanwhile, NCP said that the hue and cry is to show the outside world but later Both the parties will come together for polls. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal also followed the same point of view. Sep 20, 2014

Politicos react after CBI summons CPI (M) leader in Saradha scam probe

New Delhi / Ludhiana, Sep 20 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Saturday after Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summoned CPI (M) leader Rabin Deb in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that common people have been looted in Saradha scam and whosoever is found guilty should be punished according to the law. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the matter is under investigation and we should wait for it to conclude. NCP leader Majid Memon said that Rabin Deb should assist CBI in the investigation and provide all knowledge that he has. BJD leader Jay Panda said that the matter is in sub judice and it is inappropriate to comment on it. Sep 20, 2014

Bangladesh foreign minister on visit to New Delhi invites Modi on behalf of PM Sheikh Hasina

New Delhi, Sept 20 (ANI): Bangladesh foreign minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, on a visit to New Delhi to attend the 3rd meeting of the India Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission, invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi on behalf of PM Sheikh Hasina as he recalled the historical, cultural and economic links between the two neighbouring nations. Ali also expressed the hope of further strengthening and deepening relations with India. Foreign Minister Ali extended an invitation on behalf of Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, to Modi to visit Bangladesh. India's northeastern region shares a 1,880-km-long border with Bangladesh and has the potential for developing cross-border trade. Sep 20, 2014

Shiv Sena, BJP seat-sharing row: Deadlock continues

Mumbai, Sept 20 (ANI): President of Maharashtra unit of BJP, Devendra Fadnavis, ruled out breaking of alliance and said that the party has given proposal to Shiv Sena over seat sharing for the upcoming polls. As per the earlier reports, Shiv Sena had asked BJP to contest on 199 seats out of 288, if it wanted to continue the alliance. However, the BJP did not accept it, adding it will contest on all 288 seats and break the alliance with right-wing party. Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray, said that the party wants to take the alliance ahead in the greater interest of Maharashtra and people of Maharashtra. Sep 20, 2014