Family of arrested Indian workers in Kuwait plead govt for help

Kapurthala, Aug 30 (ANI): The family of two Indian brothers, who are among the many workers held in Kuwait, pleaded the government to secure their release and safe return to the country. Brothers Manjit Singh and Daljit Singh hail from Punjab and were arrested with many Punjabi workers in the Arab country on Friday. Kuwaiti officials arrested more than a dozen Indian workers for allegedly murdering two Egyptian nationals. Family members of the two brothers said they had received a call from Manjit, telling them about the bad circumstances they were facing. Manjit’s wife, Jagdish Kaur also urged the government to do everything they can to bring the two back. The arrest of the workers was brought to light after workers in Kuwait sent a plea to the Indian government. Aug 30, 2014

Indian Jawan killed in Kupwara encounter shows nature of proxy war on India: Security Analyst

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Talking about the encounter in Kupwara district of Jammu & Kashmir, wherein one Indian Jawan was killed, Security Analyst Retired Commodore Uday Bhaskar on Saturday said that such incidents show nature of proxy war against India. He said that this also reflect the tense situation along the line of control. Bhaskar said that the ceasefire violation by Pakistan is going on since many years and that India needs to find a composite response for the same. Aug 30, 2014

Mayawati got unanimously elected as BSP President

Lucknow, Aug 30 (ANI): Mayawati on Saturday got unanimously elected as the President of Bahujan Samaj Party. The decision was announced at the party national executive meeting in Lucknow and was attended by many party leaders and workers present during the event to congratulate her. Mayawati had assumed office as the chairperson of the Bahujan Samaj Party in 1995 and was preceded by Kanshi Ram. Aug 30, 2014

AAP says Manoj Tiwari had offered Delhi CM post to Vishwas, Tiwari denies

New Delhi, Aug 30: AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Saturday claimed that it was BJP MP Manoj Tiwari, who had offered poet-turned-politician Kumar Vishwas chief minister post in the Delhi government. However, Manoj Tiwari denied reports and said that he is no one to offer CM post to anyone. Aug 30, 2014

Kiran Bedi on Visva-Bharati University ragging case

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Former IPS Officer Kiran Bedi on Saturday condemned the disturbing incident of ragging in the prestigious Visva-Bharati University located at Shantiniketan in West Bengal wherein a girl student was allegedly striped naked by male seniors. The girl has alleged that the students also took her photographs and threatened to circulate it if the incident was disclosed. Bedi said that educational institutions should take steps to remind new students about ragging and rules of the institutions. She also said that strict investigations should also take place and that such incidents shows failure of the institution. Aug 30, 2014

B'town celebs chant 'Ganapati Bappa Morya'

Mumbai, August 30 (ANI): Bollywood stars celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi with great pomp and splendor! Everyone in the film industry seemed excited and welcomed Ganesh to their homes! Well.we wish that the lord brings love and peace in everyone's lives! Aug 30, 2014

Haryana Congress leaders meet Sonia Gandhi over assembly by-polls

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Haryana Congress leaders on Saturday met party President Sonia Gandhi and discussed over various issues including state assembly by-polls. Kuldeep Sharma said that the discussion was regarding political scenario of the party and other issues. He said that though many leaders left the party recently but the Congress will stand tall in future. Further, he said that Haryana polls will be contested under the leadership of state Chief Minister BS Hooda. Aug 30, 2014

Uproar in JandK Assembly over 'discrimination' issue, NPP MLAs moved out by Marshals

Srinagar, Aug 30 (ANI): National Panthers Party MLAs were on Saturday moved out of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly after uproar in the house over 'discrimination' with Jammu district and also Minority Affair Minister Najma Heptullah's remark on 'Indian being called as Hindus'. Talking about the same, NPP member Haresh Dev Singh said that the state government never tried to address the discrimination going on in the state. Further, he also said that remarks claiming religion of India is not at all welcomed and that India belongs to all citizens and not to any particular community or religion. Aug 30, 2014

Modi says Pakistan made a spectacle of talks, politicos react

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday reacted over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comment on Pakistan. Modi expressed disappointment over Islamabad making a spectacle of New Delhi's peace efforts by reaching out to Hurriyat leaders, and said India has no hesitation in discussing any outstanding issue with Pakistan within the bilateral framework. Aug 30, 2014

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Kyoto for 5-day visit to Japan

Japan, Aug 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the Osaka International Airport in Japan on Saturday on a five-day bilateral visit, his first one outside India's immediate neighbourhood. He was received by senior officials of the Japanese administration at the airport. Prime Minister Modi had earlier in his departure statement stated that his visit was a reflection of Japan's paramount importance in his vision for development and prosperity in India and in peace, stability and prosperity in Asia at large. He also called Japan "one of our closest partners in political, economic, security and cultural realms and a key regional and global partner". Aug 30, 2014