Jammu and Kashmir finance minister meets PM Modi over steps to overcome flood impact in state

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed over steps to overcome the impact of flood situation in the state. Rather said that he requested the prime minister to declare it as a national disaster and give relaxation to the policies for fast relief of people. He said that he has asked PM to look at the issues like housing, employment, essential products and restoration of public buildings among many others to overcome the loss to the state. He also asked PM to provide special rehabilitation package for housing. Further, the state finance minister said that Modi assured of all help possible by the central government. Sep 13, 2014

NCP and Congress supports CJI RM Lodha's 'independent judiciary' remark

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): NCP and Congress on Saturday supported Chief Justice of India RM Lodha's remark wherein he said that the independence of the judiciary is not negotiable. He had said that judicial independence has come to stay and no effort will succeed in taking it away. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that the party was always in favour of an independent judiciary, but at the same time, it should not act as an arbitrator. NCP leader DP Tripathi also supported the independence of the judicial system. Sep 13, 2014

NSUI alleges political pressure by govt, teachers andprincipals responsible for ABVP win in DUSU pol

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): After ABVP sweeped the DUSU elections on Saturday, NSUI alleged that political pressure by the government, teachers and college principals is responsible for ABVP win. NSUI President Roji M john said that it is pure political pressure and that the party had always worked for the students and will continue to do so. Meanwhile, NSUI Vice President Amrita Dhawan said that the works done by the party in the FYUP issue were not communicated properly to the students and that lead to the party's defeat. Dhawan also alleged political pressure for ABVP's victory. Sep 13, 2014

Judiciary's independence cannot be taken away, should be corruption free: CJI

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Saturday addressed a gathering and laid stress on the freedom of judiciary. Lodha said that no effort will succeed in taking the freedom of judiciary away. He added that once the freedom of judiciary is maintained, the country will have a strong rule of law. Lodha further threw light on the evil of corruption which takes away the trust of people from judiciary. He also said that judiciary should be corruption free as corruption is the worst form of ailment in democracy. Sep 13, 2014

Manish Sisodia refuses to budge from his statement, says BJP tried to bribe his 15 MLAs

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): Remaining adamant on his earlier statement AAP leader Manish Sisodia said on Saturday that the BJP has been trying to bribe AAP MLAs from almost two months and has been trying to form government in Delhi through a backdoor. He further said that they have many evidences to prove that the BJP has been trying to poach AAP's 15 MLA's and that they will place the evidences in the public, press and in front of the authorities at the right time. Sep 13, 2014

DUSU polls: ABVP wins all four seats

New Delhi, Sept 13 (ANI): BJP-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) won all the four posts in the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections results declared on Saturday. Thousands of students had voted to elect the new student union in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Delhi University (DU) yesterday. Mohit Nagar won the president post, Pravesh Malik - vice president, Ameet Sidhu - secretary and Ashutosh Mathur - joint secretary. Sep 13, 2014

Kamal Nath slams Former PM for negligence in 2G scam, Politicos React

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): Political leaders react as Congress leader Kamal Nath slammed former PM Manmohan Singh for not preventing the scam in 2G spectrum, even after he wrote a letter to former PM warning him about the 2G spectrum scam. BJP leader Sambit Patra criticizing Kamal Nath for being a mere spectator said that his silence has cost the country a lot and that he should have resigned at that time and come out in the open. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar, taking a dig at Kamal Nath said that he must be showing his anger as he was not given a ministerial position. However, Congress leader Rashid Alvi defending former PM chose to twist Kamal Nath's statement itself. Sep 13, 2014

"Situation in flood ravaged JandK returning to normalcy, army working for relief"

Jammu, Sep 13 (ANI): Briefing about the situation in flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir state, General Officer Commanding, 16 Corps, Lt Gen K H Singh said that the situation is returning back to normalcy as the flood water is receding gradually. He said that many roads cut off by the rain and landslides have been restored back by the Border roads and the Army and vehicles will soon be allowed to ply on them. Singh also said that the Army is working in rescue and relief operations and that nearly 16,000 people have been rescued. He also said that the teams have provided medical camps and are providing with food and shelter to the stranded people in the state. Sep 13, 2014