Jaitley calls Rahul's 'nonsense' act desperate damage control exercise

New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): Even as Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi called the Government's Ordinance on convicted lawmakers a complete nonsense and should be torn up and thrown away, Senior BJP Leader, Arun Jaitley on Friday called it a desperate damage control exercise. Sep 27, 2013

Shutdown in Jammu following militant attack

Jammu, Sep 27 (ANI): Jammu city, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir state witnessed a complete shutdown on Friday in wake of the attack by militants at Harinagar police station and Army base camp in Samba district. The call for shutdown was given by the Bharatiya Janata Party and was supported by Jammu chamber of Commerce and industries. All shops, business establishments remained shut. Meanwhile, members of the BJP youth wing also held a protest against the attacks and said that the security lapses by the government led to the occurrence. Sep 27, 2013

India to discuss cross border militancy with US

Washington, Sep 27 (ANI): India's envoy to US, Nirupama Rao said on Thursday that New Delhi would raise the issue of cross-border militancy at the meeting between Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh and President Barrack Obama in the White House. The issue topped India's agenda for the meeting in the wake of an attack by militants on a police station and an army base camp on Thursday that killed at least nine in Kashmir. India would discuss with US about the activities of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hafiz Saeed, who had masterminded 2008 Mumbai attack. Sep 27, 2013

Right to Reject: Political parties will be forced to nominate less tainted candidates, says N Gopala

Chennai, Sep 27 (ANI): After Supreme Court on Friday directed the Election Commission to provide a button on voting machines to allow voters to reject all candidates contesting an election, Former Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami said that the ruling will force the political parties to nominate such candidates who are less controversial and supports less tainted records. Gopalaswami also said that this will increase the percentage of people who turn up to vote. Sep 27, 2013

Manmohan Singh should talk to Nawaz Sharif, lend hand to fight terrorism: Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): Even as Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh is set to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), New and Renewable Energy Minister, Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that Singh should talk to Sharif, and lend hand in countering terrorism that is inflicting both the countries. Sep 27, 2013

SC gives citizens right to reject all candidates in Polls

New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court, in a landmark judgement on Friday gave the citizens of India the right to reject all candidates in elections. The Supreme Court directed the Election Commission to provide a button on voting machines to allow voters to reject all candidates. Petitioner___s lawyer Sanjay Parikh dubbed the ruling as a positive change and said that this would give political parties a message that they should not elect a candidate with tainted records. Sep 27, 2013

Anybody raising voice against Congress's family is trapped in false charges: Naqvi

New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): As Congress government is all set to chargesheet IAS officer Ashok Khemka for cancelling the mutation of the land deal between businessman Robert Vadra and real estate major DLF in Gurgaon, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that anybody raising their voice against relatives of Congress party members are definitely trapped by the party in false charges. Sep 27, 2013

Kejriwal meets President, requests not to approve ordinance on convicted lawmakers

New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): The convener of newly-formed Aam Aadmi party, Arvind Kejriwal on Friday met President Pranab Mukherjee and requested him not to approve the ordinance to protect convicted MPs and MLAs from immediate disqualification. Kejriwal, with members of AAP stated that they have conveyed the anger of the people over the ordinance moved by the government. Sep 27, 2013