BJP and Congress condemn killing of RSS leader in Kerala

New Delhi, Sep 02 (ANI): Political leaders condemned the murder of RSS leader E Manoj in Kerala. The party alleged that members of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) killed the RSS leader. RSS leader Manoj was hacked to death on Monday even as president of BJP began his two-day visit in the state to expand his party base. Both RSS and BJP alleged that the CPI (M) members were behind this assassination and called for a dawn-to-dusk state strike on Tuesday. BJP Leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the CP (M) should fight the battle in the field on politics and not through violent means. Meanwhile, Congress leader PC Chacko said clashes between CP (M) and RSS was a regular occurrence in Kerala and had already claimed many lives. Sep 2, 2014

Politics over 'love jihad' continues, now community bans mobiles for girls in UP

New Delhi, Sept 2 (ANI): Love jihad as an idea is gaining more and more credence in Uttar Pradesh. A community in Uttar Pradesh has imposed a ban on the use of mobile phones by school girls in order to save them from falling prey to 'love jihad'. The diktat has been issued by an influential committee of vaishyas, called the Akhil Bharitiya Vaishya Ekta Parishad (ABVEP). While many parties including the Samajwadi Party criticized the decision, parties like Shiv Sena appealed to the government to take more measures to fight 'love jihad'. Sep 2, 2014

SC says review petitions by death row convicts may be heard in open courts

New Delhi, Sep 02 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that in the cases where the death sentence has been upheld by the apex court, the death convict may file a review petition in open court and will be accorded hearing by a Bench of three judges. However, in the cases, where the curative petition has already been decided, the death row convict will not have this opportunity to avail. Sep 2, 2014

Encounter breaks out between Security forces and militants in Pulwama of JandK

Pulwama, Sep 02 (ANI): An encounter broke out between Indian security force and militants in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. The security force had launched a massive operation in the area to nab three militants reportedly hiding in a village in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Monday night. The militants hiding in the village area opened fire at soldiers, leading to gunbattle. Militants have been frequently attacking security bases in Kashmir since the 1990s, when there was a full-blown insurgency against Indian rule in a region over which India and Pakistan fought two of their three wars. Sep 2, 2014

India and Japan incomplete without each other: PM Modi

Tokyo, Sept 02 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed Japan External Trade Organization and Nikkei in Tokyo. Modi said that India and Japan are incomplete without each other in terms of trade and business. He said that India is skilled in software and Japan is skilled in hardware so both these nations combined can do wonders to the world economy. Modi also invited the people of Japan to come and invest in India as it is the best place for return. Sep 2, 2014

India is not 'red tape' but 'red carpet': PM Modi

Tokyo, Sept 02 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed Japan External Trade Organization and Nikkei in Tokyo. Modi said that usually foreigners are of mindset that India is a 'red tape', but now India has become the 'red carpet' for outsiders. He also said that India is a young nation and thus it increases its possibilities of growth in market and will provide the best platform for investment. Sep 2, 2014

India is a country of maximum possibilities: PM Modi

Tokyo, Sept 02 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed Japan External Trade Organization and Nikkei in Tokyo. Modi said that if India provides the exact environment of governance as in Japan, it will feel a sense of belongingness. He also said that India is the best place for Japanese investors who are looking for a huge market for return as it is a nation of maximum possibilities. Sep 2, 2014

Mixed reactions flow as Sonia Gandhi attacks Modi govt's '100 days' over inflation

New Delhi, Sep 02 (ANI): Mixed political reactions flowed on Tuesday as Congress President Sonia Gandhi attacked Narendra Modi government's '100 days' over inflation in necessary commodities. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Gandhi is right and the government should try to curb inflation. NCP leader Tariq Anwar also said that the agenda which BJP raised in the election campaigns should be fulfilled. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that the Samajwadi Party had given duration of 6 months to the government, but it is not giving any promising results in the first half. Meanwhile, BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that Gandhi can make any comment but the reality is that BJP government has actually worked for the betterment of people. Sep 2, 2014

Pak crisis: PM Nawaz Sharif to address joint session of Parliament today

Islamabad, Sept 2 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is due to address joint session of Parliament on Tuesday in which the ongoing political crisis and the violent protests will be discussed. Pakistan is preparing to launch a selective crackdown against anti-government protesters trying to bring down the government of Nawaz Sharif, the defence minister said, warning demonstrators against storming government buildings. Dashing chances of a peace deal between the government and protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahir ul-Qadri, anti-government protesters stormed the state television building in the heart of the heavily guarded capital earlier on Monday. Protesters have also tried to march on Sharif's residence. Sep 2, 2014