JD (U) takes a dig at Narendra Modi's video conference

Patna, Sep 22 (ANI): Taking a dig at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Janata Dal (United) leader Ali Anwar said that Modi's dream of visiting USA did not come true, that's why now he is using video conferencing to prove his point. Sep 22, 2013

People in Bangladesh celebrate SC's judgment to award Quader Mollah to death

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): In Bangladesh people came out into the streets to celebrate a Supreme Court judgment that awarded death sentence to Abdul Quader Mollah for the beheading of a poet and raping a pre teen and shooting 344 people during the Liberation War of 1971 and another mass killing. Mollah was awarded life imprisonment in February this year, a verdict which sparked of protests on the streets of Bangladesh. Many were shocked that after all these years of waiting, when at last a trial was held and the person was found guilty of such heinous crimes, he was not given the ultimate punishment which already exists in the statute. Sep 22, 2013

Govt working 'pro-actively' to ensure safety of its citizens in Kenya: Syed Akbaruddin

New Delhi, Sept 22 (ANI): Confirming the death of two Indian nationals in the assault on a shopping mall in Nairobi, India's foreign ministry said on Sunday that the country's mission in Kenya was working extensively to ensure the safety of its citizens.Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, foreign ministry spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin confirmed that four Indian nationals were also injured in the attack. He also condemned the attack and offered support to Kenya. Sep 22, 2013

'Shiv Tandav' acceptable, not 'Modi's Tandav': Atul Anjan

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): Attacking BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, CPI leader Atul Anjan said that 'Shiv Tandav' is acceptable, but not 'Modi's Tandav'. Further, talking about Modi who tried to reach out to NRIs in US through video conferencing after Nairobi attack, he said that this was Modi's strategy to claim another opportunity to practice communal ideology. Anjan also said that Congress, BJP and RSS share a common trait that they don't regret on anything done wrong by them. Sep 22, 2013

Ousted politician Bo Xilai gets life sentence

Jinan City, Sep 22 (ANI): A Chinese court on Sunday found ousted former senior politician Bo Xilai guilty of all the charges he faced of corruption, taking bribes and abuse of power and sentenced him to life in prison. The court in Jinan in eastern China where Bo was tried, also ordered that all his personal assets be seized. Sep 22, 2013

Kenyan envoy confirms death of two Indians in Nairobi mall attack

New Delhi, Sept 22 (ANI): Kenyan envoy to India, Florence Imisa Weche confirmed on Sunday that two Indians were among the 39 killed in an assault at an upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi, where the al Qaeda-linked militants were holding an unknown number of hostages. Speaking to a journalist in New Delhi, Weche said that the Indian government had not asked for any assistance from the Kenyan authorities but they would provide every possible support. Sep 22, 2013

Ramdev indirectly targets Sonia Gandhi for his detention in UK

London, Sep 22 (ANI): After Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev was cleared by the UK authorities following a second round of questioning at Heathrow Airport, Ramdev indirectly targeted Congress President Sonia Gandhi for the same and said that detention happened in London but was strategized by the 'foreign lady' sitting in India. Further, he also said that 2014 general elections will mark the victory of truth and people will recognize religion as superior and ultimate truth. Further, he also dubbed the Indian politicians as 'literate fools'. Sep 22, 2013

UK gives Baba Ramdev gets clean chit after detaining at Heathrow Airport

London, Sep 22 (ANI): Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, who was detained at London's Heathrow airport for around eight hours, got a clean chit by British authorities following second round of questioning on September 21. Following clearance, Ramdev said on Sunday that he suspected foul play by the Indian government. Sep 22, 2013

Congress rule has been nightmare for common man: Balbir Punj

New Delhi, Sept 22 (ANI): Targeting the UPA government over corruption and massive inflation, BJP leader Balbir Punj said on Sunday that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has reiterated what the nation is experiencing today. While addressing the Indian American community at the conclusion of the two-day national convention of the Overseas Friends of BJP-USA, Modi today said that the 2014 general elections, like in 1977, would reflect the voice of the people of India. He also challenged UPA leaders to submit a performance report on nine-years of rule. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Punj said that the life of common man has become very hard under the rule of UPA. H added that Congress which has become synonymous with inflation, massive corruption & inefficiency needs to be thrown out. Sep 22, 2013

2 Indians among 39 killed in mall attack in Kenya

Nairobi, Sep 22 (ANI): Two Indians, including an 8-year-old boy, were among 39 killed in a massive mall attack in Kenya's capital of Nairobi. A group of Islamic extremist gunmen started to throw grenades and fire assault rifles at customers randomly inside an upscale Nairobi shopping mall around Saturday noon. Sep 22, 2013

Muzaffarnagar riots: BJP calls for bandh in western UP against arrest of MLAs

Bulandshahr/New Delhi, SEP 22 (ANI): The BJP on Sunday called for a shutdown in western Uttar Pradesh as a mark of protest against the arrest of MLAs and Samajwadi Party government's step to forbid party chief Rajnath Singh from visiting Muzaffarnagar earlier on Saturday. A bandh had been called from Saharanpur to Rampur districts of Western UP as a mark of protest against the arrest of party MLAs, Sandeep Som and Suresh Rana for their inflammatory speeches that allegedly incited the Muzaffarnagar communal riots. Sep 22, 2013

UPA's growth rate better than NDA's: Congress

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): Congress leader Meem Afzal on Sunday slammed Gujarat Chief and BJP's PM Candidate for 2014 polls, Narendra Modi and said that he cannot visit America that's why now he is using video conferencing to defame Congress. He also said that UPA's growth rate and performance has been better than NDA Sep 22, 2013

Congress condemns Nairobi mall attack

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): Congress leader Meem Afzal on Sunday has condemned the massive mall attack in Kenya's capital of Nairobi where two Indians, including an 8-year-old boy, were among 39 killed. A group of Islamic extremist gunmen started to throw grenades and fire assault rifles at customers randomly inside an upscale Nairobi shopping mall around Saturday noon. Sep 22, 2013