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

Subramanian Swamy defends V K Singh

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday defended former Army Chief Gen (Retd) V K Singh and said that he was being targeted. 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

Congress on reports of TDP joining NDA

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): Reacting on the reports of the TDP joining the NDA, the central ruling Congress has stated that the alliance does not bother them as they have defeated their alliance before. Congress leader Jagadambika Pal said that the TDP is opportunistic. He also added that the BJP should explain about the alliance as both are principally against each other on the matter of Telangana's separate statehood. 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

Congress dares VK Singh to name J &K ministers who were paid money

Srinagar, Sept 24 (ANI): Congress leader and Jammmu and Kashmir Sports minister Taj Mohiuddin on Tuesday dared former Army chief General VK Singh to name the ministers who were given funds. Speaking to mediapersons in Srinagar, Mohiuddin termed the matter as unfortunate and said that investigation should be done. He also said that Singh is either diluting the reports or has some motivation to malign the name of some ministers. 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

Will give security to minorities: SP on Muzaffarnagar riots

Muzaffarnagar/Lucknow /New Delhi, Sept 24 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) has said that the safety arrangements of minorities displaced due to the violence in Muzaffarnagar district was their responsibility. Senior SP leader Shivpal Yadav, visited the riot-affected district to interact with the displaced minorities ___ most of whom are refusing to return to their villages. In New Delhi, another SP leader, Azam Khan said that only when his party was in power, other political groups unite against them and create such situations. Meanwhile, in Lucknow Inspector General of police (Law and Order), Rajkumar Vishwakarma said that they have arrested 253 people involved in the violence. Sep 24, 2013

Obama demands UN take action on Syria

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday demanded that the world take action on Syria, saying that the regime must face consequences after the use of chemical weapons. Duration: 00:55. Sep 24, 2013

Anti-Rowhani protesters rally against UN appearance

Demonstrators took to New York streets on Monday to protest newly-elected Iranian President Hassan Rowhani's first appearance at the United Nations for the General Assembly. Duration: 01:11. Sep 24, 2013

Russia accuses Greenpeace activists of piracy

Russia on Tuesday opened a criminal probe into suspected piracy against foreign and local activists from environmental lobby group Greenpeace who staged an open sea protest over the Arctic oil work of the energy giant Gazprom. Duration: 00:38. Sep 24, 2013

Anti-Rowhani protesters rally against UN appearance

Demonstrators took to New York streets on Monday to protest newly-elected Iranian President Hassan Rowhani's first appearance at the United Nations for the General Assembly. Duration: 01:06 Sep 24, 2013