Congress and NC splits before state polls, to contest independently Part - 1

Jammu, July 20 (ANI): Congress and the National Conference split up before Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls and are confident to contest independently. Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni and Saifuddin Soz, while talking to mediapersons confirmed the same and said that when there is no benefit coming out of an alliance it better be scrapped. Soni said that the candidates are not finalized till yet and that the candidates probably will be among women or youth in the party or even independent candidates. Jul 20, 2014

BJP slams Mulayam for saying UP has lowest number of rape cases

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): The BJP on Sunday slammed SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for saying that Uttar Pradesh has the lowest number of rape cases in the country despite a population of 21 crore. The SP government in Uttar Pradesh is under attack over a string of rape incidents. Jul 20, 2014

2 killed, 4 injured in Aurangabad police firing

Gaya, July 20 (ANI): Two villagers, including a woman, were killed and four others injured after police fired to control a protesting mob in Aurangabad district of Bihar. A violent mob torched an area and police station to protest the alleged harassment and ill-treatment meted out to women by security personnel during anti-Maoist operation. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, Chiranjeev Prasad, met the injured and urged them not to attack police personnel. Jul 20, 2014

Congress slams BJP and PM Modi over ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Jammu, July 20 (ANI): Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said that ceasefire violation by Pakistan is happening quite frequently and it is unfortunate. Azad then slammed the new Narendra Modi-led BJP government for making false promises in terms of relief to the people of Jammu and Kashmir from frequent firings on border. Jul 20, 2014

Omar Abdullah on ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Jammu, July 20 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said that Pakistan has started violating the ceasefire quite frequently which is causing trouble for locals. Abdullah stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart and ask him to stop such violations or India will also have to fight back. Jul 20, 2014

BJP ready for Delhi elections if held: Satish Upadhyay

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): BJP's Delhi Unit President Satish Upadhyay on Sunday said that BJP is ready for fresh elections if they are held for government formation in Delhi. Upadhyay said that if BJP is given a proposal regarding government formation in Delhi, the party's leadership will take a decision. Jul 20, 2014

Politicos react as UP governor talks about Biryani when asked about rapes in UP

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Politicos on Sunday reacted on Uttar Pradesh Governor Aziz Qureshi, who when asked about the rising cases of rape and murder in Uttar Pradesh, asked a reporter whether he tasted the biryani or not. The UP governor made this comment after attending the roza iftar party hosted by Advocate General V. C. Mishra. Jul 20, 2014

Heavy rainfall wreaks havoc in Shimla

Shimla, July 20 (ANI): Heavy rainfall over the past two days disrupted normal life in Shimla, with uprooted trees, mudfilled roads and power outages. The state's meteorological department had issued warnings for heavy rainfall on July 17. Shedding light on the situation in the city, Chief engineer of south zone, Shimla, M.S. Thakur, told reporters that the department is using all resources to bring the situation under control. Jul 20, 2014

Politicos react on issue of government formation in Delhi

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Political leaders on Sunday reacted over the issue of government formation in Delhi which has created a tug-o-war between various political parties. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that BJP is not capable of forming government in Delhi because it lacks the required number of MLAs. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that there is no other option than to hold fresh elections in Delhi to form a state government. Anwar also slammed the vote bank politics going on between AAP and Congress which has lead to a disturbed situation in the capital. Jul 20, 2014

Reactions pour in after ceasefire violation at JandK's RS Pura reported

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Pakistani troops again resorted to violating ceasefire by firing on an outpost along the international border in RS Pura sector of Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir. The firing started at around 1:00 am in the night and lasted till morning 5:30 am. Reportedly, heavy firing took place at border villages including Gharna, Sai, Kaku De Kothey and Pindi villages. Due to landing of some mortar shells in the residential areas some animals died and some were left injured as well. Pakistan had targeted an Indian post in the same area on July 16 as well wherein an Indian soldier died and three others were injured. Jul 20, 2014

Indian scientist claims Ukraine air crash tragedy an attempt to wage World War III

Coimbatore, July 20 (ANI): Indian scientist, Jayaprabhu, who claimed to have located the debris of the missing MH 370 airliner, said that the tragedy of MH 17 Boeing was to initiate a World War III by certain people. The Boeing 777, on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, came down in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, near the Russian border, on Thursday. Jayaprabhu said his theory concludes that this was either a threat operation or an operation carried out to suppress the global economy. Jul 20, 2014

Politicos react as PM's relief fund to follow Gujarat model

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Politicos on Sunday reacted over Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had reviewed the functioning of the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund and suggested several qualitative changes in the way the fund is managed. Modi said that that the Gujarat model should be emulated in selection of beneficiaries, giving priority to the poor and children. Jul 20, 2014