Protesters clash with Police in Moradabad, BJP says no support to violence

Moradabad/Lucknow, July 04 (ANI): Violence broke out in Moradabad following clash between protesters and police. The protesters were protesting against the denial of holding a Mahapanchayat by the BJP leaders. Muzaffarnagar riot accused BJP MLA Sangeet Som was earlier detained near Moradabad along with several leaders and party workers for heading to Moradabad to hold a Mahapanchayat even as the local administration had denied them permission. BJP___s UP Unit President Laxmikant Bajpai said that BJP does not support such violence but added that the SP government is responsible for whatever chaos is happening in the city. Jul 4, 2014

Brinda Karat targets BJP govt over MNREGA scheme

New Delhi, July 4 (ANI): CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat on Friday assailed the BJP government for allegedly trying to tamper with the MNREGA scheme that gives employment to thousands of people. Karat said that it was unfortunate that a party that ran its campaign on issues like unemployment in the country is now engaging in such act. Jul 4, 2014

AAP_s petition for fresh elections in Delhi referred to Constitution bench: SC

New Delhi, July 04 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday referred AAP_s petition seeking dissolution of Delhi assembly to a Constitution bench. The apex court, however, made it clear that pendency of the AAP petition would not preclude the LG from taking appropriate steps if he thinks it fit. AAP had filed a petition in the Supreme Court to direct the Central government and lieutenant governor to dissolve the Delhi assembly, and order fresh elections in the capital. The SC_s decision came a day after former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal accompanied by AAP legislators met President Pranab Mukherjee to demand immediate dissolution of the Assembly and fresh elections in Delhi. Jul 4, 2014

Jabalpur_s NSCB Medical College dean found dead under mysterious circumstances

Jabalpur, July 4 (ANI): The Dean of Jabalpur_s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College who was also a member of Vyapam Scam investigation committee was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his home. A doctor of the medical college Dr Ruplekha Chouhan said that the dean was burnt to quite an extent so he could not be saved. SP of Jabalpur H Mishra said that investigations are going on and although a suicide note was not found it seemed to be a suicide case. He added that the dean had used kerosene oil to burn himself. Jul 4, 2014

Riot accused BJP MLA Sangeet Som detained for holding 'mahapanchayat'

Moradabad, July 4 (ANI): Muzaffarnagar riot accused BJP MLA Sangeet Som was detained near Moradabad by the Uttar Pradesh police while he was on his way to attend a mahapanchayat along with his party workers on Friday. Som and other leaders detained by the UP police have been shifted to police lines. Party MPs Satyapal Singh and Nepal Singh have also been detained enroute to Moradabad. The BJP had decided to hold a mahapanchayat after the UP administration restricted the use of loud speakers at a religious place, which led to some trouble in the area in the month of June. Som had been charged with circulating a fake video on social media inciting violence in Muzaffarnagar. Jul 4, 2014

Politicos react on reports of Hafiz Saeed visiting Pak villages near Rajasthan border

New Delhi, July 04 (ANI): Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks master mind and JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed was spotted visiting Pak villages near Rajasthan border which has invited political reactions. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Hafiz Saeed should be arrested because there is no use of raising a hue and cry over his moving from one place to another. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that it is a serious issue which concerns national security. SP leader Naresh Agarwal questioned government's inaction on such serious issues. Jul 4, 2014

Iraq Crisis: Family of a nurse urges govt to ensure her safe return

Kannur, Kerala July 4 (ANI): Family of a nurse stranded in strife-torn Iraq urged Indian government to ensure the safe and early return of their daughter on Thursday. Tintu is one among the 46 nurses, who were stranded in Tikrit and now have been moved to an unknown destination. Tintu’s father, M. Thankan, appealed the governments to take adequate steps for early return of his daughter. Tintu's mother Thankan said her daughter had told her over the telephone that she was safe and shifted to a different place. MEA spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin, said on Thursday that the government was in touch with the nurses and their well-being was their top priority. Jul 4, 2014

Ram Vilas Paswan meets state food ministers over inflation and hoarding

New Delhi, July 04 (ANI): Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday met state food ministers over inflation and the problem of hoarding and black marketing. He expressed serious concerns over the same. He also said that hoarding is a serious crime in foreign countries, while it has become a common phenomenon in India with its upsurge recently. Jul 4, 2014