Politicos react as Ram Jethmalani meets Geelani in Srinagar

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Politicos on Monday reacted over Supreme Court lawyer and former Law Minister Ram Jethmalani, who had on Saturday met Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani at his Srinagar residence. While some politicos criticized the move rest others said that it is upto Jethmalani to decide whom to meet. Aug 18, 2014

Former Diplomat says Pak envoy playing mischievous on meeting Separatists

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Former Indian Diplomat Rajiv Dogra on Monday said that the Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit is playing mischievous when he called for a meeting with Kashmiri Separatist leaders. Dogra said that Pakistan has started getting more chances of troubling India in terms of extending support to separatists as the Indian government has become soft towards Pakistan. He also said that nobody dared to meet the separatists during the leadership of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Aug 18, 2014

Politicos condemn VHP Chief_s statement claiming to fulfill _Ram Mandir_ dream

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Vishwa Hindu Parishad Chief Praveen Togadia_s statement claiming to fulfill the dream of _Ram Mandir_ has drawn flak from the political leaders. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that VHP is trying to polarize the nation on communal lines by giving such statements. NCP leader Majid Memon said that such remarks should be avoided by people of respect as they may bring communal tendencies among people. SP leader Rajendra Chaudhary said that Praveen Togadia and VHP_s statements do not matter and the Constitution stands beyond any party or committee. CPI leader Brinda Karat stated that the government should look into such statements and see that they do not get encouraged. Aug 18, 2014

Power outage sparks anti-Pakistan protests in Azad Kashmir

Muzaffarabad, Aug 18: _Pakistan Murdabad, Load shedding na-manzoor_ - the protesters carrying anti-Pakistan banners in Kotli district of Azad Kashmir shows their anger growing against Islamabad_s discriminatory policies. The region has been facing load shedding for over 18-20 hours a day which ultimately affects the local economy and business activities. They call it a deliberate move by Pakistani authorities as the electricity produced in the region is supplied to Punjab and other provinces. A part of the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, Azad Kashmir has been under Pakistani rule for over six decades now. People of resource-rich Azad Kashmir are facing intense poverty, underdevelopment and unemployment. Azad Kashmir has its own elected President, Prime Minister and Legislative Assembly, but most of its affairs, including finance and security are controlled by Islamabad. Aug 18, 2014

KCR says want to be Hitler to stop injustice, politicos react

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Politicos on Monday reacted over Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao who has called himself Hitler. Defending Telangana government_s controversial decision to hold an intensive household survey on August 19, Rao on Sunday had said that he will be like Hitler to stop _injustice_. NCP leader Tariq Anwar and RJD leader Manoj Jha said that he should take back his comment immediately. Aug 18, 2014

Politicos react as Pakistan provokes ceasefire violation yet again

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Politicos on Monday reacted as Pakistan violated ceasefire yet again throughout the Sunday night. According to the BSF, Pakistan rangers resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling throughout the Sunday night in Arnia and R S Pura area. There has been a series of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in the past two months. Congress leader Manish Tewari and NCP leader Tariq Anwar criticized Pakistan for violating cease fire time and again. Aug 18, 2014

Ram Mandir has been our agenda and we will continue to work for it: Praveen Togadia

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Vishwa Hindu Parishad Chief Praveen Togadia on Monday stayed firm on his controversial remark over fulfilling the dream of 'Ram Mandir'. Togadia said that the construction of Ram temple has been the agenda of VHP since last many years and VHP will continue to work towards it. Togadia's remark has drawn flak from the political parties earlier in the day. Aug 18, 2014

Indians soak in devotion at birth place of Lord Krishna

Mathura, Aug 18 (ANI): Thousands of devotees soaked in devotion thronged birthplace of Lord Krishna in Uttar Pradesh on Monday to celebrate his birth anniversary. Chanting hymns and carrying religious offerings, people flocked temples dedicated to the Hindu god in Mathura to mark the festival of Janamashtmi with pageantry. The priests performed rituals in the temples to mark 5240th birthday of Lord Krishna. A devotee, Nishi Khurana, said she was elated to visit Mathura to be a part of the celebration. Aug 18, 2014

Pakistan provokes ceasefire violation yet again

Arnia, Aug 18 (ANI): The ceasefire was violated yet again by the Pakistani troops throughout the Sunday night. According to the BSF, Pakistan rangers resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling throughout the Sunday night in Arnia and R S Pura area. About 20 BSF Border out Posts were affected by the fire, still troops maintained restrain and retaliated in a calibrated manner. Any reports of loss of life or material have not been reported so far. Further injuries or loss to civilian property is being ascertained. There has been a series of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in the past two months. Aug 18, 2014

Mohan Bhagwats Hindu nation remark draws flak

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement that India is a ‘Hindu nation’ has drawn flak from various political parties. SP leader Rajendra Chaudhary said that RSS has a communal policy and always tried to divide the nation on communal lines. Meanwhile, BJD leader Jay Panda said that culturally Bhagwat’s statement is not wrong as majority of population in India is Hindu, but added that if the statement was meant to be communal it is unfortunate. Aug 18, 2014