Police recover huge cache of explosives from Maoist hotbed in Bihar

Gaya, July 3 (ANI): India's paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in a joint operation with district police recovered huge cache of explosives from Maoist hideout in red corridor of Bihar. The explosives were recovered from a cave in the outskirts of Gaya district on Wednesday. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since the 1960s. The Maoists, who say they are fighting for the rights of the poor and landless, control some of India's mineral-rich areas and operate in large areas of the eastern, central and southern countryside. Jul 3, 2014

Prashant Bhushan on AAP's demand of fresh polls in Delhi

New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Thursday claimed that the BJP is attempting horse trading in Delhi. He added that the party was trying to poach AAP MLAs. AAP leaders have been demanding dissolution of the house in Delhi. The party leaders will meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday seeking dissolution of the Delhi Assembly and holding fresh elections. Jul 3, 2014

BSE closes points 17.46 down on July 3

New Delhi, July 03 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 17.46 points down to stand at 25,823.75. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 10.35 points down to stand at 7,714.80. Glenmark pharmaceuticals ltd. and Eicher Motors were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 6.56% and 5.73% along with Uco Bank and Bata India with an increase of 5.61% and 4.71% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include GMR Infra and JPPOWER with a decrease of 7.83% and 4.87% along with Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. and Unitech with a decrease of 4.70% and 4.66% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 116.11 points at 16,082.41 while the banking sector is down 32.83 points at 17,711.80 and the realty sector is down 30.87 points at 2,075.90. The Indian currency is up 0.12% at Rs 59.76 per dollar. Jul 3, 2014

State Finance Ministers to meet Arun Jaitley over state-centre disagreements

New Delhi, July 03 (ANI): States finance ministers on Thursday are to meet Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over disagreements on issues between centre and states. West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra said that there it is important to have consensus over things before presenting the budget and that state revenue should not be affected in the process. Meanwhile, J&K Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather said that there are a few disagreements which is to be resolved now with Jaitley. Jul 3, 2014

Most secure place for him is jail: AAP on Z security to Amit Shah

New Delhi, July 03 (ANI): AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Thursday reacted on Amit Shah getting Z+ security. Bhushan said that Shah has been charge-sheeted in many cases and he is presently out on bail so giving him security is not proper. He added that government should put Amit Shah in jail where he will be most secure. Jul 3, 2014

Oommen Chandy meets Sushma Swaraj over stranded nurses in Iraq

New Delhi, July 03 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister, Oommen Chandy, met Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, on Thursday to discuss ways to bring back stranded nurses from Iraq. Nurses from Kerala, who are stranded in Tikrit city, have called for urgent help from the Indian government. Chandy said that the government is concerned about the safety of nurses and it is doing every bit to bring them back. Meanwhile, Congress leader, Manish Tewari, accused the central government of not taking bold steps to bring back stranded nationals amid Iraq crisis. Jul 3, 2014

Deepika Padukone tops FHMs 100 sexiest women in the world 2014 list

Mumbai, July 3 (ANI): Bollywood’s leggy lass Deepika Padukone has topped FHM’s 100 sexiest women in the world list of the year 2014 and the actress has defeated Katrina Kaif, who has been topping the list for five consecutive years. And the actress got candid at FHM's Victory bash in Mumbai. Having given back-to-back hits including Race 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani, Chennai Express and Goliyon ki Rasleela- Ramleela, is on a spree of setting milestones. Next she will be seen in Homi Adajania's Finding Fenny Fernandez. Jul 3, 2014

Congress protests against Vyapam scam, demands CBI probe

Bhopal, July 03 (ANI): Leaders of Congress party protested outside state assembly in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday demanding central police probe into Vyapam scam involving many government employees who got selected through unfair means. Congress party protesters walked out of the state assembly in Bhopal and demanded resignation of Madhya Pradesh chief minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, over his alleged involvement in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. Congress leader, Ramnivas Rawat, said central police probe is the need of the hour to ensure justice to the students. Vyapam scam, also known as Employment scam, relates to admissions in medical and engineering colleges during the period 2008 to 2010 in which many government employees are under the scanner for getting selected through unfair means. Jul 3, 2014

SC rejects Asaram Bapu's bail plea

New Delhi, July 03 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected Asaram’s bail plea in sexual assault case filed against him in Gujarat. The court asked him to approach the High Court. The apex court has agreed to hear the case on 19th of August. His lawyer said that the move is positive and argued that Asaram was innocent. Jul 3, 2014

Women Activists back SC's decision to rule out automatic arrests in dowry cases

Kolkata/ Mumbai, July 3 (ANI): Many women activists on Thursday backed the Supreme Court's decision of ruling out automatic arrests in dowry cases. The apex court expressed concerns over misuse of the anti dowry law. Section 498-A of the IPC was introduced with object to combat the menace of harassment to a woman at the hands of her husband and his relatives. Jul 3, 2014