Met EAM over Indians stranded in Iraq, Bihar should send official to coordinate with ministry: Sushi

Patna, July 06 (ANI): BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday said that he met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj over the people from Bihar stranded in violence hit Iraq. He said that Swaraj assured of all help and is working towards the cause. He also appealed the Bihar government to send some official to MEA in Delhi in order to coordinate and help bring back the people of the state as soon as possible. He also said that the ministry has arranged air tickets for Indian in Iraq and are arranging for their safe return. Jul 6, 2014

MEA on PM Narendra Modi attending upcoming BRICS Summit

New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs held a press conference on Sunday to talk about the upcoming BRICS summit which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend. PM Modi will be having a bilateral meeting with Brazil. Jul 6, 2014

1600 people are being provided tickets by govt for their return: MEA on Iraq crisis

New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Sunday said that about 1,600 Indian nationals in Iraq are being provided tickets by the Indian government for their return. He also added that two other special flights will be operated to New Delhi from Najaf and Basra in the next 36 to 48 hours with approximately 200 Indians. Jul 6, 2014

Varun, Alia promote upcoming romcom 'Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania' in Mumbai

Mumbai, July 06 (ANI): The star cast and crew of upcoming romcom 'Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania' gathered at Atrium mall in Ghatkopar, suburban of Mumbai recently to promote the film. Bollywood stars Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt spent time with their fans in the mall and also danced and sang for them. The film is one of its kind where the stars have set a trend by clicking selfies along with the crowd. Dhawan is hopeful and keeping his fingers crossed for the success of the movie on the silver screen. The movie is scheduled to hit the silver screen on Friday (July 11). Jul 6, 2014

Religious organisations set up community kitchens to serve pilgrims in Kashmir

Kathua, July 06 (ANI): Keen volunteers set up community kitchens providing free food, temporary shelter and medical care in a bid to help devotees undertaking the annual Hindu pilgrimage, Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir. President of a religious organisation, Baba Barfani Sewa Mandal, Chander Sheikher Sood, said on Sunday that various kitchens enroute to Amarnath are being run by his volunteers and arrangements for nearly 5,000 pilgrims have been made. Pilgrims said they were happy with the arrangements made for them and their journey was made easier through the efforts of the volunteers. The holy Amarnath cave containing the holy Shiva shrine is located at a snow-capped mountainous peak of the Himalayas. Jul 6, 2014

Market Expert hopes for positive upcoming budget from NDA govt

New Delhi, July 06 (ANI): As the upcoming budget is to be presented by the NDA government on July 10, Market Expert Akash Jindal hoped for a positive budget with a sweetened effect. He said that the target oif the budget could be reduction of inflation, taxes and to have massive reforms for agriculture and industry. He also talked about changes in direct and indirect taxes and GSTs. Further, he also said that the government should make norms to increase investment in the nation that has lost in this sphere a lot recently. Jul 6, 2014

Villagers flee homes in Moradabad in wake of violent clashes

Moradabad, July 06 (ANI): Villagers in Moradabad district on Sunday fled their homes fearing for their lives in wake of violent clashes. Tension is prevailing in Kanth village after BJP workers clashed with police and Samajwadi Party members over removal of a loudspeaker from a temple by the administration decision. The detention of BJP leaders, workers and supporters while on their way to attend a huge religious gathering, 'Mahapanchayat', in Moradabad to protest the decision, led to skirmish with police and the SP workers. A District Magistrate and police officials were injured in stone-pelting by protesters. Police resorted to rounds of firing to control the unruly mob. Police has arrested 62 people for instigating violence to bring the situation under control. Jul 6, 2014

BJP delegation arrives in Moradabad to take stance of situation, stopped by administration

Moradabad, July 06 (ANI): BJP delegation on Saturday arrived in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh to take stance of situation in the district after violence over removal of loudspeaker from a temple. Moradabad Commissioner Shiv Shankar Singh later said that the delegation has been stopped from visiting the place taking stalk of the vulnerable situation. Meanwhile, BJP leader Suresh Rana said that the party doesn't want any disturbance in the state and that law and order has been deteriorated in UP. He also said that the delegation will visit the place and talk to administration in the matter. Jul 6, 2014

BJP launches online membership campaign

New Delhi, July 06 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday launched an online membership campaign drive across Delhi. Senior BJP Leader LK Advani and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched the campaign which is being done in order to strengthen the party's cadre base ahead of Assembly elections. Singer Shibani Kashyap also joined the party via its online membership campaign. Jul 6, 2014

CPI (M) blames TMC govt as college student killed in North 24 Parganas for opposing goons

New Delhi/ Kolkata, July 06 (ANI): CPI (M) blamed Mamata Banerjee's TMC government in West Bengal for killing of a college student in North 24 Parganas district who was protesting against goons. The body of a 22-year-old college student was found in multiple pieces near a rail track in North 24 Parganas district on Saturday. Mohammed Salim said that all the goons are patronized by the CM herself and they have the confidence that no one can stop them. Ritabrata Banerjee said that West Bengal is anti-social place and that anti-social elements are running free in the state. Jul 6, 2014

Politicos react as Lalu hints at possible RJD- JD (U) alliance before Bihar Assembly polls

New Delhi, July 06 (ANI): JD (U) on Sunday hinted at an alliance with its arch-rival Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) for the upcoming bye-elections in Bihar, following RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's proposal. In Bihar, bye-elections will be held on 11 seats. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said it was alliance of disillusioned and desperate people. Meanwhile, Congress opted to wait and watch the developments. Jul 6, 2014

Former Karnataka CM caught on tape asking for bribe, Politicos react

New Delhi, July 06 (ANI): Former Karnataka Chief Minister and JD (S) leader HD Kumaraswamy has been caught on tape asking for bribe to give away his party’s seat for the Upper House which has drawn political reactions. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that it is unfortunate for an eminent leader to ask for bribe. BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi also said it was unfortunate and added that strict action should be taken under law. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that protectors of law should send a message of trust not fraud among public. Jul 6, 2014

Confusion persists over LOP ahead of budget session

New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): Confusion continues to persist over the selection of Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in the parliament ahead of the budget session. Politicos from rival parties continued to create public opinion on the subject with senior leaders saying that it would be appropriate to take the matter to court if the decision does not go in their favour. The Congress, reduced to just 44 MPs in the House, said that denial of the LoP status could be dangerous for the democracy of India. The BJP, however, stressed that the electorate has not given the Congress the numbers to enable it to get the LoP status. Jul 6, 2014