Kenya Defense Forces take control of mall two days after attack

Nairobi, Sep 24 (ANI): Kenya said its security forces had taken control of the Nairobi shopping mall where Islamist fighters killed at least 62 people, and that police were doing a final sweep of shops early Tuesday after the last of the hostages had been rescued. An overnight eerie silence outside the mall was broken at daybreak following a loud burst of gunfire coming from inside the Westgate mall, suggesting that the complex had not yet been secured. A lone military chopper circled above. Sep 24, 2013

Delhi gang-rape: High Court adjourns hearing of convicts till Wednesday

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday adjourned hearing in a case aimed at confirming the death sentence given to four men by a trial court judge in the gruesome Delhi gang rape that stoked massive protests across India and forced government to strengthen women's safety laws. Defence lawyer of the two convicts in the Delhi gang rape case, A P Singh, said on Tuesday that the court would begin hearing the arguments from Wednesday. Sep 24, 2013

Army pays Ministers in JK: No chance CM will be knowing, says Ghulam Nabi

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): Reacting to Former Army Chief, Gen (retd) V K Singh' s revelations that paying ministers to bring people together in J and K was nothing new for the Army, Union Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said that there was no chance Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah will be knowing of the same. Sep 24, 2013

Army pays Ministers in JK: Proper investigation should be done, says Congress

Lucknow, Sep 24 (ANI): Reacting to Former Army Chief, Gen (retd) V K Singh's revelations that paying ministers to bring people together in J&K was nothing new for the Army, Uttar Pradesh Congress President Rita Bahuguna Joshi said that proper investigation should be done by the Prime Minister and Home Minister in this regard. Sep 24, 2013

Don't play politics with the armed forces: P.N. Hoon

Chandigarh, Sep 24 (AIN): Reacting to Former Army Chief, Gen (retd) V K Singh's revelations that paying ministers to bring people together in J and K was nothing new for the Army, Lt. General (Retired) P.N. Hoon said that if its true then Singh should come out with names of the people to whom he has given money. Sep 24, 2013

Army pays Ministers in JK: CPI demands CBI enquiry

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): Reacting to Former Army Chief, Gen (retd) V K Singh's revelations that paying ministers to bring people together in J and K was nothing new for the Army, CPI leader Atul Anjan said that V K Singh had always been surrounded by controversial that's why CBI enquiry should take place in the matter. Sep 24, 2013

Six Maoists surrender in Odisha

Malkangiri, Sep 24 (ANI): Six Maoists have quit their camp and surrendered before the police in Malkangiri district of Odisha, the Odisha Police has informed. Giving details about the rebels, superintendent of police Akhileswar Singh, said that these Maoists were involved in several attacks. These six men were collecting information and providing logistic support to the Maoists in Chitrakonda region of the district. Reportedly, Maoists are operative in at least 15 districts of Odisha. Singh added that the surrendered Maoists would be provided with necessary assistance under the state rehabilitation policy. The rebels, also known as Naxals, have fought for decades in a wide swathe of central and eastern India, including many resource-rich regions where tensions run high between poor farmers and industrial developers. Sep 24, 2013

Serena Williams retains top position in WTA rankings

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): American tennis player Serena Williams continued to lead the way in the latest WTA rankings with 12260 points for a big advantage over Victoria Azarenka. According to Sport24, Azarenka has 9505 points followed by Russian player Maria Sharapova's 7866. Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland has 6390 points to be at fourth position, while Chinese player Li Na has 5565 points to be at fifth. Serena has won both the French and US Open tournaments this year. Sep 24, 2013

Army pays Ministers in JK: Farooq Abdullah demands CBI enquiry

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): Reacting to Former Army Chief, Gen (retd) V K Singh___s revelations that paying ministers to bring people together in J&K was nothing new for the Army, Union New & Renewable Energy Minister, Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday demanded CBI enquiry into the matter. Sep 24, 2013

VK Singh should name ministers paid by army: Shinde

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): Reacting to former Army chief (retired) Gen VK Singh___s claim that certain ministers in Jammu and Kashmir are given money by the Army for stability, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday said that Singh must reveal the names of the ministers to whom money was given. Earlier, VK Singh admitted that the money from the secret fund was used in Kashmir but only towards social schemes. Singh said that the money that had been given was a part of the 'Sadbhavna' that is carried out by the Army. He said that it was given to only to stabilize the areas affected by terror as well as the areas across the border. Sep 24, 2013

'Selfish' Congress will 'burn' in its own conspiracy 'fire': BJP

New Delhi, Sept 24 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said the Congress is playing with the 'fire of conspiracy', which will eventually char them completely. Reacting to allegations levelled against former chief of army staff General VK Singh, Naqvi accused the Congress of having selfish interests, and predicted that it would bring about their political downfall. Sep 24, 2013

There is no Narendra Modi factor in UP: SP

Lucknow, Sept 24 (ANI): As BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is all set to address people of UP in his series of upcoming public rallies, SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said that there is no Modi factor in the state. Sep 24, 2013

TDP is opportunistic: Congress on reports of TDP-NDA alliance

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): Reacting on the reports of the possible TDP-NDA merger, Congress leader PC Chacko said that the popularity of TDP has reduced over the time and it is not effective anymore. He also said that the party is acting as an opportunistic party. As the BJP is leaving no stone unturned to gather new allies before 2014 LS polls, TDP chief Chandra Babu Naidu in a recent meeting with the BJP president Rajnath Singh had raised speculations of a possible tie-up between the two parties. Sep 24, 2013