Politicos react as Bilawal Bhutto again claims to take back Kashmir

New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): Political leaders reacted on Monday after Pakistan People's Party Chief Bilawal Bhutto again claimed to take back Kashmir. NCP leader Majid Memon said that this statement over Kashmir was also made by the predecessors of Bilawal Bhutto but it has no meaning. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Bhutto is an immature leader and he is making such remarks just to gain people's confidence. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that Bhutto is not taken seriously even in his own country so remarks made by him should be ignored by India. Oct 20, 2014

J and K hospitals get solar power plants

Ganderbal, Oct 20 (ANI): In an attempt to provide 24x7 health care facilities available on all public health care centers, the government installed solar power plants in the hospitals in Ganderbal, some 37 kms from Srinagar city in Jammu and Kashmir. The plant which is charged by the sunlight provides regular electricity to the hospital. The plant has been installed at the cost of rupees 43 lakhs with the funding from the central government. Doctors say that they are now able to run the operation theater round the clock and are ready to take up any emergency. The locals are happy as they are getting round the clock health facilities and other procedures. The government is planning to install this solar system in other hospitals as well. Oct 20, 2014

Families of policemen killed by rebels honoured in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Oct 20 (ANI): Family members and relatives of over 335 police personnel who were killed by Naxals in Jharkhand were honored at an event organized by the state police. The event called 'Shahid Samman Samaroh' (martyr honor programme) was held at the grounds of the Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) in Ranchi. Family members of the deceased personnel of paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were also honored on this occasion and their problems were also heard by the state police officials. Director General of Police (DGP), Jharkhand, Rajiv Kumar, said they will be with the families of the killed policemen in their thick and thin and will make sure that they face no trouble. Oct 20, 2014

India and US should implement work plan to broaden bilateral ties: US envoy

Chennai, Oct 20 (ANI): Head of United States embassy, Charge d' Affairs, Kathleen Stephens, said that the governments of India and US should implement a work plan to broaden ties between the two nations and to take steps help encourage investment of foreign firms. Stephens while addressing delegates at the Indo-American Chambers of Commerce (IACC) in Chennai said that the meet between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama was a positive gesture in order to strengthen bilateral relations. Oct 20, 2014

Rajnath Singh to visit Maharashtra as BJP observer: JP Nadda on Maharashtra by polls

New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): BJP leader Jagat Prakash Nadda said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to send Home Minister Rajnath Singh Maharashtra to cobble up alliance as party failed to garner clear majority in the assembly polls. He added that he would accompany Singh to Mumbai and both of them would elect a chief minister and form the government. Nadda also denied media reports that member of parliamentary board, the BJP highest decision making body, called Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to forge an alliance. The BJP has won around 122 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly, according to the Election Commission website Oct 20, 2014

Up to 10,000 Syrian Kurds shelter in Turkish camp

Up to 10,000 Kurdish Syrian refugees are taking shelter in Turkey's Suruc camp, near to the embattled Syrian border town of Kobane, with harsh winter weather on the way. Duration: 00:57 Oct 19, 2014

NCP extends outside support to BJP to form govt in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Oct 19 (ANI): Adding a new twist to the Maharashtra elections rigmarole, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has offered outside support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form the government in the state. The NCP offer unsettles the positions taken by former partners, the BJP and the Shiv Sena, who were exploring the possibility of recementing their 25-year-old alliance which broke over sharing of seats before the October 15 polls. Oct 19, 2014

BJP will form govt in both Maharashtra and Haryana: Amit Shah Part - 1

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah said on Sunday that the victory in Haryana and Maharashtra assembly polls are two steps more in making 'India Congress-free'. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that Narendra Modi tsunami still exists and is in full force. He said that the BJP will form government in both the states. The BJP president said that in both the states, Congress would not even get the Leader of Opposition post. Shah said that results are also a reflection on Modi government's work over the past four months. Shah recalled that due to certain situations, the BJP had contested alone on all seats in both the states. He, however, confidently said that the BJP will form the government in Maharashtra and that there will be a BJP CM despite the party not winning majority on its own. Oct 19, 2014