Suspected LeT Commander Abu Kasha killed in JandK encounter

Handwara, June 01 (ANI): Suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba Divisional Commander Abu Kasha was on Sunday gunned down in a fierce encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. The encounter took place in Handwara, north Kashmir's Kupwara district on Sunday morning. According to the police spokesman, the Handwara police along with the army's 47 RR, 21 RR and 6 RR cordoned the area and launched the search operation in Handwara, 60 km away from Srinagar. The search operation was going on till last reports came in. Jun 1, 2014

Yogendra Yadav, Naveen Jaihind resign from AAP's key posts, politicos react

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): In a major blow to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), senior leader Yogendra Yadav and Haryana convener Naveen Jaihind resigned from party's political affairs committee and national executive respectively over alleged bickering between the two. Both have, however, clarified that they have not resigned from the party, but from the posts they held. Reacting over this, Congress slammed AAP and its chief Arvind Kejriwal. Jun 1, 2014

Child labourers construct helipad for Mayawati in Badaun, Politicos react

New Delhi/ Badaun, June 01 (ANI): BSP Chief Mayawati has stepped into controversies as child labourers were seen employed in the construction of helipad for landing in Badaun before her visit to meet gang-rape victims' family members. Reactions from various political parties were received criticizing and condemning the act. MP of Badaun Dharmendra Yadav said that the BSP is answerable in this case and added that the administration should take action against it. Meanwhile, BJP's Nalin Kohli stated that this is a condemnable act and strict action should be taken against those involved as per the law. Jun 1, 2014

Algeria boar hunters return cautiously after civil war hiatus

With rifles slung over their shoulders and accompanied by a pack of hounds, Algerian hunters head into the thicket in pursuit of wild boar, thriving since Algeria's Islamist insurgency halted the practice 20 years ago. Duration: 01:51 Jun 1, 2014

PMO official page crosses 1 million likes within days of being launched, BJP reacts

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): A record of sorts was created when Prime Minister's Narendra Modi's official page on facebook garnered one million 'likes' within days of being launched. The page was launched on May 27 and has managed to surpass the one million mark after just four days. Reacting over this BJP's IT Cell head Arvind Gupta said that this is love and affection of citizens of the country for Modi. He added that the PM is very tech-savvy and treats Social Media as an important medium. Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the huge popularity is due to curiosity in people regarding Modi and the NDA government. Jun 1, 2014

Congress reacts over Gopinath Munde's educational qualification row

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): Following the row over educational qualification after HRD Minister Smriti Irani, Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde has become a part of controversies regarding his degree. Congress leaders Meem Afzal and Rashid Alvi have reacted on the row according to which Munde has a degree of 1976 from a college which was established in 1978 in Pune. Meem Afzal said that this is a matter of investigation which should be strictly done. Meanwhile, Rashid Alvi stated that although education does not matter but it's strange that one after another controversies are rising from the same party leaders. Jun 1, 2014

Debate over Indian Kashmir special status divisionary tactics, says separatist leader

Srinagar, June 1 (ANI): Indian Kashmir separatist group leader and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief, Yasin Malik, said debate over abrogation of special privileges to Jammu and Kashmir had been initiated by a central minister to shift focus from pro-freedom struggle in the state. A row erupted after Junior Minister in Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Jitendra Singh said that Article 370 of the Constitution was a hindrance to Kashmir's development and the government was open to debate with all stakeholders. Jun 1, 2014

BJP accuses Mamata government in West Bengal of lawlessness

Kolkata, June 1 (ANI): BJP leaders visited West Bengal over alleged attack on party workers and accused the state government of shielding the perpetrators. BJP leaders including Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Meenakshi Lekhi met family members of injured victims, who were allegedly attacked by workers of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress party and local goons, when they were celebrating BJP's victory. Addressing a news conference, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the state government led by chief minister Mamata Banerjee is not protecting the innocent people in the state. Jun 1, 2014

Venkaiah Naidu targets housing for all by 2022

Hyderabad, June 1 (ANI): Urban development minister, Venkaiah Naidu announced housing for all by 2022. Addressing his maiden press conference in Andhra Pradesh after taking charge as the cabinet minister, Naidu said main aim of his government was development, which will provide better sanitation facilities to all. Jun 1, 2014

BJP Government hikes Diesel prices, Congress reacts

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): Congress leaders on Sunday reacted over the hike of diesel prices by the new BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Diesel prices have been hiked by 50 paisa per litre all over the country which will be effective from Sunday midnight. Meem Afzal ironically referred to the promise of 'good days' by BJP government pointing out that BJP is acting just the opposite of what it used to say. Meanwhile, Rashid Alvi stated that BJP always used to make a hue and cry over prices of petrol and diesel and they themselves have hiked it within 5 days of governance. He added that this is a hint to people that BJP differs in its words and actions. Jun 1, 2014