BJP reacts as US drops PM Modi_s name from its religious freedom report

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): The BJP on Thursday reacted over the religious freedom report for 2013 which was released by US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington DC on Monday, two days before his India visit.US government has for the first time since 2007 dropped all references to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with regard to the 2002 Gujarat communal riots in its annual International Religious Freedom Report. Jul 31, 2014

Delhi HC directs to stop e-rickshaw services temporarily

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed to stop the services of e-rickshaw temporarily. Lawyer Sugreev Dubey said that e-rickshaws are plying illegally in Delhi and thus do not follow road rules. He added that the e-rickshaw services have immediately been stopped till the next hearing of the case which is on 14th August. Jul 31, 2014

BJP targets Congress as Natwar Singh says Rahul told Sonia not to accept PM post

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): The BJP on Thursday reacted sharply on the interview of former Foreign Minister Natwar Singh in which he said Rahul Gandhi didn_t let Sonia to become Prime Minister in 2004. Natwar Singh said Rahul feared she would be killed like his father Rajiv Gandhi and insisted she turn down the post. Jul 31, 2014

Outgoing Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh receives Guard of Honour

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): The outgoing Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Thursday received the Guard of Honour at South Block of the Parliament. Singh praised Indian army terming Indian soldiers the best on Earth. Singh will be succeeded by Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the new Army Chief. Jul 31, 2014

BJP holds Parliamentary party meeting; discusses various issues

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): BJP on Thursday held a parliamentary party meeting. Speaking about the meet, party leader, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior party leader Lal Krishna Advani and newly appointed BJP president Amit Shah were present in the meeting. He said that national President has discussed the upcoming elections and by-elections. Jul 31, 2014

Cloudburst Kills 3 Women in Uttarakhand

Cloudburst in Uttarakhand: Three women were killed, three others went missing and another man seriously injured when a cloudburst flattened their houses at Uttarakhand Jul 31, 2014

Politicos react as Natwar Singh drops book bomb on Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday reacted on the interview of former Foreign Minister Natwar Singh in which he said Rahul Gandhi didn't let Sonia to become Prime Minister in 2004.Natwar Singh said Rahul feared she would be killed like his father Rajiv Gandhi and insisted she turn down the post. Jul 31, 2014

Bandh called in Bangalore to protest rising crimes against women

Bangalore, July 31 (ANI): A 'bandh' has been called in Bangalore on Thursady to protest the rising crimes against women in the city. The city bore a deserted look as public transport was off the roads and several shops, businesses and restaurants remained closed. Bangalore has been rocked by two shocking crimes recently where minor girls were sexually assaulted, leading to huge protests and a candle light vigil. A massive crowd had gathered on July 19 outside a police station in Bangalore, as the entire city demanded justice for the six-year-old who was allegedly raped inside her school. Jul 31, 2014

Anti-nuclear activist urges M K Stalin to help stop expansion of Kudankulam plant

Chennai, July 31 (ANI): Leader of Peoples Movement against Nuclear Energy, S P Udayakumar, met deputy chief of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party, M K Stalin, in Tamil Nadu to discuss various problems faced by villagers because of the working units of Kudankulam nuclear power project. At the meeting held in Chennai, Udayakumar presented a three-point demand to Stalin and said they did not want the work of third and fourth reactors to be implemented. Jul 31, 2014

Prakash Javadekar meets U S special envoy for climate change

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Environment Minister, Prakash Javadekar, met U S special envoy for climate change, Todd Stern, as the first meeting of the Joint Working Group on combating Climate Change convened in New Delhi. During the conference, Javadekar emphasised that India is ready to fight the climate change, for which it is also willing to share the technologies invented by United States. Jul 31, 2014