BJP says no question of Nihal Chand's resignation, politicos react

New Delhi/Lucknow, June 20 (ANI): Defending Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Nihal Chand who has been issued a notice by a Jaipur court in a sexual assault case, BJP's Rajasthan unit said there was no question of his resignation as it was a conspiracy by Congress leaders. Senior BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain too termed it as a conspiracy and said there was no question of Nihal Chand's resignation as the previous Congress government in Rajasthan had filed a closure report in the case. Meanwhile, opposition parties slammed the BJP for protecting the minister. Jun 20, 2014

PM, Sushma Swaraj will do all to secure release of Indians in Iraq: Gadkari

Nagpur, June 20 (ANI): Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj would do all in their capacity to secure the release of Indians abducted in Iraq. Earlier, media reports had said that Sonia Gandhi had written a letter to Prime Minister Modi expressing concern over the abduction of 40 Indians in strife-torn Iraq, and had urged him to intensify diplomatic efforts to ensure their safety and secure their early release. Jun 20, 2014

Mukesh Ambani says crisis in Iraq might affect oil prices; politicos react

New Delhi, June 20(ANI):Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani has said the crisis in Iraq will lead to higher fuel prices which in turn will raise inflation. While the BJP said it will try to control inflation, opposition parties slammed the BJP led NDA government as well Ambani over the matter. Jun 20, 2014

JD (U) applauds win in Rajya Sabha bypolls in Bihar

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): After JD (U) won Rajya Sabha bypolls in Bihar with the help of RJD, party leader Ali Anwar said that the real face of BJP is in front of everybody now as they supported Sabir Ali who they rejected from taking in their party earlier. He also said that BJP knows only to blame others and that other parties should come together against them. Jun 20, 2014

Politicos react over MHA making Hindi as official language

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday reacted over the MHA's decision of making Hindi as the official language. Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah said that the official language in his state is Urdu and English and if anyone wants to use Hindi will be allowed but no one will be forced to do so. CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat said that the decision by the new government is wrong about giving official language in Hindi language only. Karat said that other regional languages should also be given due respect along with English which is an internationally recognized language. Jun 20, 2014

Iraq crisis will not affect crude oil supplies to India: Dharmendra Pradhan

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said that said fuel supplies will not be impacted by the conflict in Iraq. He added that Crude supplies to India come from the Basra oilfields, situated well away from the conflict zone in the north-eastern part of Iraq. Jun 20, 2014

Heavy Rains Caused Huge Damage to Hunan Province

As many as 370,000 people are affected and nearly four individuals missing by the heavy rains in China’s Hunan Province as per authorities. There is a heavy destruction In Hunan by the rains where nearly 75 villages and towns in almost seven cities of the country are damaged badly. The famous tourist place has been damaged in that incident. Several highways and railways are blocked in these heavy rains which also damaged electricity and basic facilities. This devastating incident made 9,330 residents to relocate cause of the destruction of many houses. There are 216 houses which are collapsed according to province’s flood prevention and drought control head quarters. Jun 20, 2014

BJP justifies MHA advisory over Hindi as the official language

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): The ruling BJP government on Friday justified the advisory issued by Ministry of Home Affairs about making Hindi the official language for communication. After much uproar was raised by the States, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi justified the MHA's advisory saying that making Hindi as the official language does not discourage or disrespect other regional languages. Naqvi stated that the MHA has made an effort of uniting the nation on basis of language by making Hindi the official communicating language. Jun 20, 2014

Politicos welcome Sonia's letter to PM asking to act swiftly on abducted Indians

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Politicos welcomed Congress President Sonia Gandhi's letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi which asked the PM to act swiftly on the abandoned Indians in Iraq. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the NDA government failed to take counter of the situation in the middle-east and save the citizens of India. Meanwhile, CPI leader D Raja said that every party is trying and should try to get back the stranded Indians from violence hit Iraq. Jun 20, 2014

Congress to remove Maharashtra, Haryana, Assam CMs, Politicos react

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Political leaders reacted differently as Congress is likely to remove the chief ministers of Maharashtra, Haryana, Assam on Friday. Party leader Rashid Alvi said that it is the decision of the party high command. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that changing the CMs won't change things, but the party should re-work on its principles. CPI leader D Raja said that it is for the Congress party to assess on their further proceedings and on how to gain the confidence of people. Meanwhile, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that whatever the Congress party does, BJP will come to power in all states and changing the CMs won't show any positive change. Jun 20, 2014

What can we do after Court orders: Venkaiah Naidu on Campa Cola society

Bangalore, June 20 (ANI): Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that the ministry cannot do anything in the Campa Cola society crisis in Mumbai after the Supreme Court's orders. Naidu said that he sympathized with the residents but cannot take anything to save them. He added that the officials are trying if anything can be done to save the residents. Jun 20, 2014
BJP Never Asked Governors to Quit, Says Naqvi

BJP Never Asked Governors to Quit, Says Naqvi

BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has denied asking UPA appointed governors to resign, although the Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami telephoned them demanding their resignations. Jun 20, 2014