Puttaparthi, Nov 09 (ANI): Police exhumed body of Toni Annie Ludgate, a 75-year-old Australian national, from a spot on the outskirts of pilgrim town Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh, who went missing over two months ago. Reportedly, Ludgate was murdered by the security guard of her apartment complex with the help of two accomplices on August 28 as the guard was unable to return Rs 20,000 he owed her. Ludgate's family took up her disappearance with the Indian government through the Australian Embassy in New Delhi.
Initially, police took complaint lightly till the Embassy intervened and took the matter up with the Indian government.Nov 9, 2014
Poonch, Nov 09 (ANI): Authorities beefed up security as the election cell in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir prepares for assembly polls. The assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be held in five-phases, beginning on November 25 and ending on December 20. The counting of votes will take place on December 23. As a part of back-up, extra forces have arrived in Poonch on Sunday (November 09), in wake of the cross border firing to ensure safety and fair elections to be held on 2nd December. Meanwhile, in charge of election cell, Sikander Mehmood said that the election preparations have been completed.Nov 9, 2014
Uri, Nov 09 (ANI): A 22 year girl and a soldier were killed in Uri sector of Kashmir as Pakistan rangers and Indian army exchanged fire in a fresh ceasefire violation.
Village head Syed Mir Hussain said that the girl has been identified as Gulshan Bano, who died in the hospital after sustaining serious injury in the firing. India has, for years, accused Pakistan of backing separatist Muslim rebels in India's part of Kashmir. Pakistan denies arming the militants saying it only gives them diplomatic support in the face of human rights abuses by Indian forces.Nov 9, 2014
New Delhi/ Aurangabad/ Nagpur/ Mumbai, Nov 09 (ANI): Political reactions flowed after Shiv Sena boycotted the swearing in ceremony of new Cabinet ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi government. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that this was an internal matter of NDA. BJP leaders Sudhir Mungantiwar and Eknath Khadse said that BJP has asked Shiv Sena to join hands with BJP and work together with the Central government. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Vinayak Raut said that the party will hold its board meeting and decide the future course.Nov 9, 2014
Vadodara, Nov 09 (ANI): National song Vande Mataram got a new version in Gujarati language and was made available online by a motley group comprising a lecturer, senate member, alumni and an artist associated with a university in Gujarat. The group linked to Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) in Vadodara uploaded the new version on YouTube for free download. The translator of the song, Chirayu Pandit, who is also a lecturer in the engineering department of MSU, said till now there have been at least 19 translations of the national song.Nov 9, 2014
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New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Union ministers after taking oath on Sunday at Rashtrapati Bhawan felt elated on the same and said that they will work with full responsibility on whatever task ensued to them. Ram Kripal Yadav, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Bandaru Dattatreya and Dr. Mahesh Sharma were sworn in as minister of state (independent charge) in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other NDA ministers. Ministers said that the portfolio is not given to them right now but will work to come up to the expectations of Modi and the nation.Nov 9, 2014
Kanpur, Nov 09 (ANI): BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Sunday decided to adopt a village as a part of 'adopt-a-village' programme 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' (SAGY). Joshi will be adopting the Dehli-Sujanpur village in Kanpur as a part of this scheme. The village was visited by various members of the Kanpur unit of BJP including its chief Surendra Maithani and BJP legislator Raghunandan Singh Bhadauria who assessed the state of the village. Maithani said that it was shocking to see that a village located near a well developed city of Kanpur was so under-developed. Resident of Dehli-Sujanpur village, Suresh Kumar said that lack of toilets in the village was a matter of utmost concern. Meanwhile, another villager, Avinash Dixit said that he could see the newly elected BJP government working towards the betterment of rural India.Nov 9, 2014
New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar took oath as Union Cabinet Minister on Sunday, however, speculations over his portfolio continued. Parrikar after taking the oath said that his portfolio will be officially declared in a couple of hours and no speculations should be made on the same. Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said he is confident that Parrikar will get the defence portfolio and that he will perform as the nation's defence minister.Nov 9, 2014