Ridiculous RTI Petitions

Chacha Heru, is talking about the most ridiculous RTI petitions and pouring out his anger and opinion. But he finally comes out with a question that is probably difficult to answer! Nov 21, 2014

16 Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh

Bastar, Nov 21 (ANI): Sixteen Maoists belonging to Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-M) surrendered in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The 16 Maoists, including a woman, had a bounty of Rupees One Lakh on their heads. Inspector General (IG), Bastar, SRP Kalluri said that in the last five months there has been an increase in surrenders by the Maoists. During the ceremony, the Maoists were given monetary encouragement of Rupees 5,000. Kalluri also said that due to the increasing number of surrenders, the casualties had also come down. All the Maoists who surrendered alleged that they were subjected to exploitation and they lived under a constant threat. All of them agreed in unison that Maoism should be uprooted in Bastar. Nov 21, 2014

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar calls for peace in Iraq

Erbil, Nov 21 (ANI): Addressing a peace conference in Erbil city, Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar called for peace in Iraq and said communication needs to be established with those who are misguided in the name of religion. Ravi Shankar on Wednesday stepped up relief work for Yazidi refugees trapped in Erbil town of northern Iraq, following an insurgency by Islamic State militants. The International Association for Human Values (IAHV), a sister concern of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's 'Art of Living,' has teamed up with local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Iraq for relief operations. Ravi Shankar said those misguided by religion need to be educated. Ravi Shankar said India, too, had been under attack by aggressors but its faith in non-violence has remained intact. 'International Association for Human Values' and 'Art of Living' have been conducting trauma relief and women empowerment programmes in Iraq for the past 10 years. Nov 21, 2014

Oppositions accuse BJP of taking credit for Indian fishermen release, BJP declines

New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): BJP leaders declined seeking any credit for the release of Indian fishermen from Sri Lanka after leaders of Opposition Parties accused them of doing so. Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the party doesn't run after the credit and is happy that the fishermen have been released. BJP leader Sambit Patra also expressed similar sentiments. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the issue of release of fishermen was initiated by him. Nov 21, 2014

Reactions pour in after Azam Khan says Taj Mahal should be handed over to Waqf Board

New Delhi/Lucknow, Nov 21 (ANI): Reactions poured in on Friday after SP leader Azam Khan said that the income generated from the Taj Mahal should be handed over to Waqf Board since the monument is a mausoleum. Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Waqf Board should take care of their properties and Taj Mahal is the property of the country. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh taking a dig over Azam Khan said that Khan has not been able to take care of his own buffaloes, he won't be able to take care of Taj Mahal either. BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria slamming Azam Khan said that Khan has always been making controversial statements. However, Muslim Cleric Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali welcomed Azam Khan's statement and said that the demand is absolutely right. Nov 21, 2014

NC has not released its manifesto, they already know they will lose: BJP

New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): The BJP on Friday targeted the regional National Conference for delaying the release of its manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP claimed that the NC has already accepted its defeat and therefore it is not releasing its manifesto. Nov 21, 2014