Political leaders react over PM Modi & Chinese Presidents meeting in Brazil

New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): Political leaders gave differentiating reaction as Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Brazil. BJP’s Subramanian Swamy applauded the meet, while Congress leader Manish Tewari asked if the issues BJP raised earlier like controversial map released by China, among others were discussed or not. NCP leader Majid Memon said that talks are important but compromise on integrity & security of country should not be made. SP leader Naresh Agarwal warned the government to be alert from China. BJD leader Jay Panda also welcomed the meet. Jul 15, 2014

Politicos on report of Indian youth joining ISIS

New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday reacted over a media report that four youngsters from Mumbai are believed to have to have joined the ISIS militants to fight government forces in Iraq. The Maharashtra police is investigating the four separate missing complaints filed by the parents of the youth, identified as Arif Fayyaz Majeed, Aman Naik Tandel, Shaheed Farooqui Tanki and Fahad Tanvir Sheikh. Leaders from various political parties said that it is a matter of great concern and the government should find the truth and take action. Jul 15, 2014

BJP says wide stakeholder consultations needed for implementation of UCC, politicos react

New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday reacted over Law Minster Ravi Shankar Prasad___s written reply to the Lok Sabha that wide consultations with stakeholders will be required before taking any further steps on the issue of uniform civil code. Subramanian Swamy and Yogi Adityanath of the BJP emphasized that the Uniform Civil Code already exists in the constitution in Article 44 but there is a need to discuss and deliberate on the matter with everyone. Swamy added that it is extremely important to have common laws for marriage and inheritance. Narash Agarwal of the SP however, argued that different sections of the society would never let the BJP further its agenda. Jul 15, 2014

Rahul Gandhi destroyed Congress, people call him ___pappu___ & ___munna___: Gufran Azam

Bhopal, July 15 (ANI): Former Congress leader Gufran Azam slammed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and said that Gandhi destroyed the party with his experiments. Azam also blamed the Party President Sonia Gandhi for continuously trying to ___make Rahul what he is not capable of___. He also said that people call Gandhi by names like ___pappu___ or ___munna___ which is insulting to the party. Jul 15, 2014

SC wants govt to revisit juvenile law, politicos react

New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): After Union women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi, it is the Supreme Court that has called for a more stringent Juvenile Justice Act. Questioning the immunity enjoyed by the under-age offenders, SC has asked the government to re-visit the law and make necessary changes. Reacting over this, SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that before changing the law there should be wider consultations on the issue. However, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy welcomed the suggestion. Jul 15, 2014

India- Pak should be one big family, Kashmir should not be separated but made free: Vaidik

Gurgaon, July 15 (ANI): Political analyst and senior journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik on Tuesday said that India and Pakistan should be a big family and that Kashmir should not be separated from India but should be made free. Vaidik said that Kashmir which is a _gorge_ between the two nations, should be made use as a _bridge_ to join two nations. Further, talking on the controversy erupted over his interview and meeting with Hafiz Saeed, he said that the TV channels are over hyping the things. He also blamed the Congress party for the same and said that they have no other issue and that is why they have come up with this. Jul 15, 2014

End of the high life for Hong Kong's unwanted rooftop dwellers

Authorities are seeking to rid Hong Kong of the rooftop shanties which have been home to poverty-struck residents for decades. But in a city with sky-high prices and a lack of public housing, campaigners say they have nowhere else to go. Jul 15, 2014

Informal meeting of PM and Chinese President positive sign: Expert on China

New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): Talking about the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping_s meeting ahead of the BRICS summit, Expert on China Alka Acharya said that such informal meetings between leaders are always a positive sign. Further, Acharya said that as the meeting went on for longer duration, this signifies that more important issues must have come up which again is a favourable thing. Jul 15, 2014

MEA on PM Modi_s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Fortaleza, July 15 (ANI): Talking about the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping_s meeting on the sidelines of BRICS summit, Spokesperson to the Ministry of External Affairs Syed Akbaruddin said that the meeting was positive and a wide range of issues were discussed. Akbaruddin said that the issues like boundary issue, efforts to maintain peace and trade issues were discussd between the two leaders. He also said that the meeting scheduled for 40 minutes, but the meeting went on for 80 minutes. Jul 15, 2014

PM Narendra Modi meets Chinese President ahead of BRICS summit

Brazil, July 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil and discussed various issues including border and trade. The leaders of the two countries discussed the crucial boundary issue and emphasised on the need of resolving the matter amicably. PM Modi tweeted, _Had a very fruitful meeting with Chinese President Mr Xi Jinping. We discussed a wide range of issues_. Meanwhile, the Chinese President invited Modi to attend APEC meeting later this year and called for an enhanced role of India in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Earlier, Modi arrived at the airport in Fortaleza Monday night and was received by chief coordinator of BRICS and the Brazilian Foreign Ministry Louise Lopes and India_s Ambassador to Brazil Ashok Tomar Jul 15, 2014

SC wants govt to revisit juvenile law

New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): After Union women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi, it is the Supreme Court that has called for a more stringent Juvenile Justice Act. Questioning the immunity enjoyed by the under-age offenders, SC has asked the government to re-visit the law and make necessary changes. Reacting over this, Delhi Commission for Women Chief Barkha Singh Shukla said that it is a welcome suggestion by the Supreme Court and the government should consider reviewing the law. Jul 15, 2014