Politicos react after CBI summons CPI (M) leader in Saradha scam probe

New Delhi / Ludhiana, Sep 20 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Saturday after Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summoned CPI (M) leader Rabin Deb in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that common people have been looted in Saradha scam and whosoever is found guilty should be punished according to the law. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the matter is under investigation and we should wait for it to conclude. NCP leader Majid Memon said that Rabin Deb should assist CBI in the investigation and provide all knowledge that he has. BJD leader Jay Panda said that the matter is in sub judice and it is inappropriate to comment on it. Sep 20, 2014

Bangladesh foreign minister on visit to New Delhi invites Modi on behalf of PM Sheikh Hasina

New Delhi, Sept 20 (ANI): Bangladesh foreign minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, on a visit to New Delhi to attend the 3rd meeting of the India Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission, invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi on behalf of PM Sheikh Hasina as he recalled the historical, cultural and economic links between the two neighbouring nations. Ali also expressed the hope of further strengthening and deepening relations with India. Foreign Minister Ali extended an invitation on behalf of Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, to Modi to visit Bangladesh. India's northeastern region shares a 1,880-km-long border with Bangladesh and has the potential for developing cross-border trade. Sep 20, 2014

Shiv Sena, BJP seat-sharing row: Deadlock continues

Mumbai, Sept 20 (ANI): President of Maharashtra unit of BJP, Devendra Fadnavis, ruled out breaking of alliance and said that the party has given proposal to Shiv Sena over seat sharing for the upcoming polls. As per the earlier reports, Shiv Sena had asked BJP to contest on 199 seats out of 288, if it wanted to continue the alliance. However, the BJP did not accept it, adding it will contest on all 288 seats and break the alliance with right-wing party. Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray, said that the party wants to take the alliance ahead in the greater interest of Maharashtra and people of Maharashtra. Sep 20, 2014

Congress criticizes Modi's stand on China incursion issue

New Delhi, Sept 20 (ANI): The Congress alleged that Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, did not take the issue of incursion by the Chinese army with President Xi Jinping strongly enough. Congress leader Salman Khurshid, said Modi's stand on the issue was rather weak. Chinese troops as well as civilians transgressed the de facto but disputed border with India that overshadowed ongoing President Xi Jinping visit to New Delhi. Khurshid said Xi invited Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, vice president, Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh to visit his country. Sep 20, 2014

Nagaland's taekwondo team makes India proud at an event in South Korea

Nagaland, Sep 20 (ANI): These youngsters from Nagaland have made India proud. In the recently held World Taekwon-do Hanmadang 2014 event in South Korea, the 20-member team has bagged several awards. The team from Faith-in-Action taekwondo academy emerged as the world champions in the Team Aerobic Competition and became the 1st team from India to win an international team event after 40 years. The team that represented India under the banner of Taekwondo board of India won gold in team event, 1 individual gold and silver medal each in Long Kick and 10 bronze medals. Established in the year 2008, the academy has been encouraging youngsters to take up martial arts and stay away from unhealthy practices like drugs. Sep 20, 2014

Scottish independence leader Salmond to step down

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond said Friday he will step down from his post and as leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) after the country voted against independence in a historic referendum. Duration: 01:14 Sep 20, 2014

Turkey reopens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing IS group

Turkey on Friday reopened its border with Syria to Kurds fleeing Islamic State (IS) militants, saying a "worst-case scenario" could drive as many as 100,000 more refugees into the country. Duration: 00:58 Sep 20, 2014

France begins strikes against jihadist target in Iraq

France carried out its first air strike against the Islamic State group in Iraq Friday, boosting US-led efforts to unite the world against the growing threat posed by the jihadists. Duration: 00:53 Sep 20, 2014

France's Sarkozy announces political comeback

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy announced his return to French politics Friday, taking to Facebook to offer disenchanted voters a "new political choice" amid a deep economic crisis. Duration: 01:51 Sep 20, 2014