Diluting Nuclear Liability Bill akin to surrendering India's sovereignty to US Agencies: BJP

Bangalore, Sep 21 (ANI): Senior BJP Leader, MM Joshi on Saturday questioned the UPA Government's reported move to attempt a dilution of the Nuclear Liability Bill (NLB) to suit the needs of the US Government and American firms interested in taking bilateral nuclear commerce with India forward, saying it was akin to surrendering India's sovereignty to US Agencies. Sep 21, 2013

PM lays foundation for Jaipur Metro Rail phase I-B

Jaipur, Sep 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday laid the foundation stone for the Metro Rail phase-1B in Jaipur, and also dedicated to the nation a solar power plant constructed under Jawahar Lal Nehru Solar Mission. Sep 21, 2013

VK Singh has caught air of BJP: JD (U)

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): Even as the Indian Army has requested the Defence Ministry to order a high-level probe into the functioning of a top secret intelligence unit set up by former chief, Gen (retd) V K Singh, suspecting it of carrying out "unauthorised operations" and financial wrongdoings, JD (U) Leader, Sabir Ali on Saturday said that General Singh had caught the air of BJP. Sep 21, 2013

VK Singh has habit of being in controversy: Atul Anjan

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): As former Army Chief General VK Singh on Saturday said that the reports against him are politically motivated and laughable, CPI (M) leader Atul Anjan said that VK Singh has a habit of being in controversies and in the headlines by giving baseless statements. He further said that there should be a CBI investigation for this report and that all such high officials should not be allowed to take part in politics for 10 years after their retirement. Sep 21, 2013

Report against me vendetta for sharing dais with Narendra Modi : VK Singh

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): Even as the Indian Army has requested the Defence Ministry to order a high-level probe into the functioning of a top secret intelligence unit set up by former chief, Gen (retd) V K Singh, suspecting it of carrying out "unauthorised operations" and financial wrongdoings, General Singh on Saturday said the allegations came in the light of him sharing dais with Gujarat Chief, Narendra Modi in Rewari. Sep 21, 2013

Report against TSD laughable, politically motivated: VK Singh

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): Even as the Indian Army has requested the Defence Ministry to order a high-level probe into the functioning of a top secret intelligence unit set up by former chief, Gen (retd) V K Singh, suspecting it of carrying out "unauthorised operations" and financial wrongdoings, General Singh on Saturday said that reports against the Technical Support Division were laughable and politically motivated. Sep 21, 2013

Action against culprits should be taken regardless of their political alliances: CPI (M)

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Saturday stated that stern action needs to be taken against culprits responsible for inciting communal violence in Muzaffarnagar, regardless of their political alliances. Yechury further added it was unfortunate that the communal disturbance has increased as the elections are approaching. The Uttar Pradesh police have till now arrested 3 leaders- BJP's Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana, and BSP's Noor Salim Rana. Sep 21, 2013

PM lays foundation stone of Kishangarh airport in Ajmer

Kishangarh, Sep 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday laid the foundation stone of the Kishangarh Airport in Ajmer district of Rajasthan. Singh, hailed the efforts made by the civil aviation ministry for developing airport networks with an aim to connect small cities by air. He further added that the priority of the central government is to develop the basic layout of the airports. Singh also said that there was a need to develop airports with an aim to meet the increasing needs of air traffic. Sep 21, 2013

Congress on Mulayam Singh Yadav DA case

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): Reacting on the allegations of the BJP that hinted a match fixing between the Congress and the Samajwadi Party, after the CBI on Friday filed a closure report of the disproportionate assets (DA) case against SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Congress said that putting allegations on others is an old habit of the BJP. Sep 21, 2013

___Akhilesh Yadav was 'masterly inactive' during Muzaffarnagar riots___

Lucknow, Sep 21 (ANI): Hitting out strongly at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has accused him of being ___masterly inactive___ over Muzaffarnagar communal riots. Alleging that there was some kind of unholy alliance between the ruling SP Government and main opposition BJP, Ramesh said Akhilesh adopted a cynical strategy towards the riots and allowed violence to continue earlier this month. He however said he didn___t accuse the UP CM of directly engineering the riots. Sep 21, 2013

Never done anything illegal and immoral: Ramdev on his detention in London

London, Sep 21 (ANI): A day after Yoga guru Baba Ramdev was detained and questioned at Heathrow airport for hours by British customs officials, the yoga guru asked what was his fault as he has never done anything illegal and immoral in his entire life. According to a source, Ramdev was being questioned by customs officials as he arrived in London on a visitor visa instead of a business visa. He further clarified the rumors that he was not questioned and harassed by any means, and was just kept waiting for hours. Sep 21, 2013

BJP hits out at SP's divisive communal policies

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): Even as the UP government issued an order that prevented 'BJP politicians' to visit the riot-hit Muzaffarnagar and still the Congress ministers are allowed to visit the area, Senior BJP leader Balbir Punj said that his party will fight there last drop of blood against the communal divisive policies of the Samajwadi Party and the Congress. Sep 21, 2013

Congress responsible Ramdev's detention at Heathrow Airport: BJP

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): Reacting to Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's detention at Heathrow Airport for over six hours on Friday by British customs officials, senior BJP leader Balbir Punj said that the Congress and the government of India is alone responsible for the insult and humiliation that Baba Ramdev suffered at Heathrow Airport in London. Sep 21, 2013

Bangladesh's Ganajagaran Mancha hails death sentence of war criminal

Dhaka, Sep 21 (ANI): Bangladesh's Ganajagaran Mancha has hailed the verdict of the Supreme Court sentencing a Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah to death for war crimes, overturning a life sentence imposed by a tribunal. Bangladesh Journalist, Shahriar Kabir, said that the verdict was the victory of the victims of the war. The war crimes tribunal back in February found Mollah, assistant secretary general of the outlawed Jamaat-e-Islami party, guilty of murder, rape and torture during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The life sentence imposed at the time triggered protests by people hoping he would get the death penalty. In response, parliament amended a law to allow the state to appeal against any verdict or sentence passed by the tribunal. Sep 21, 2013

BJP has track record of fermenting troubles: PC Chacko

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): As BJP President Rajnath Singh canceled his visit to riot-hit Muzaffarnagar on Saturday, Congress leader PC Chacko said that BJP has a track record of fermenting troubles in areas they visit and that any visit by any politicians should not come in between the ongoing investigation and further the already worsened situation in the state. Sep 21, 2013