Khap leader says marriages within clan cause dishonour killings, Annie Raja condemns

Mauzzafarnagar/ New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Khap leader from Uttar Pradesh, Naresh Tikait, said the Supreme Court should not encourage marriages within the same clan and warned the high command not to interfere in these matters. Earlier, the Supreme Court has told the Centre and state governments to act promptly in cases of dishonour killings and to provide protection to couples who face such threats from khap panchayats or village councils often accused of dispensing medieval-style justice leading to murders and social ostracisation of couples. Speaking on the same, social activist Annie Raja said that khap panchayat is an anti women force which should not be there. Feb 20, 2014

Political parties condemn BJP over its poll expenses

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Reacting on BJP’s poll campaigning expenses amounting to Rs. 400 crore, political parties condemned the same and said that the public will decide on the party’s fortune. AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that it is still doubtful that the expenses were just Rs. 400 crore, in the backdrop of choppers used and huge stages made for Narendra Modi. CPI leader D Raja said that the party needs to answer on the same. Following the suit, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that BJP has spent money in campaigning like flowing water and they have to answer at some point on the source of that money. Feb 20, 2014

NC & PDP draws contradictory opinion on Rajiv Gandhi assassins

Jammu, Feb 20 (ANI): Reacting on Rahul Gandhi’s reaction over developments in Rajiv Gandhi case, Jammu & Kashmir’s NC & PDP reacted in a contradictory manner. National Conference leader Mustafa Kamal said that this is condemnable that such decisions by Supreme Court sends wrong message. On the other hand, People's Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti said that if Gandhi is grieved about this case, he should have reacted the same way in Afzal Guru’s case too. Feb 20, 2014

TN govts decision to free Rajiv Gandhis assassins illegal, procedures not followed: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Reacting over Tamil Nadu government’s decision to free Rajiv Gandhi assassins, Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi said that the decision is illegal and there are certain procedures in the case to be followed, which is totally neglected. Bedi said that the decision is a violation of the Supreme Court judgements and it has to go through Sentence Revising Board if the state government is considering the release of a convict. Feb 20, 2014

BJP not spending 400 crores on poll campaign: Naqvi

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Speaking on BJP’s poll expenses reaching to a whooping 400 crores for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said that BJP is not spending 400 crores on its advertisement campaign. Further speaking on AAP leader Ashutosh’s reaction on the same, Naqvi said that AAP has a misconception that everybody will have to take a clearance certificate from them before doing anything. Feb 20, 2014

AAP enquires about source of money in BJPs 400 crore poll drive

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Speaking on BJP’s poll expenses reaching to a whooping 400 crores for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, AAP Leader Ashutosh on Thursday asked the party to explain the source of the money. He further said that if BJP is spending 400 crores only for advertisement, then how much will be spent on total elections. Feb 20, 2014

Politicos condemn Jayalalithaas decision to free Rajiv Gandhis assassins

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Reacting on J Jayalalithaa government’s decision to free Rajiv Gandhi’s assassins, political leaders condemned the same. BJP Spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said that any government should be harsh on terrorism. JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari said that this is an issue of concern and shows that there is no unity in the nation. Meanwhile, I&B Minister Manish Tewari said that it was an attack on the unity and sovereignty of the nation and should be taken seriously. Feb 20, 2014

SC to hear centres review petition in Rajiv Gandhi case

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday said that Centre is moving a review petition in the Supreme Court on Thursday to challenge Tamil Nadu Government’s decision to free the assassins of Rajiv Gandhi. He further said that he hopes the Supreme Court reviews the matter as soon as possible. He also added that it is unfortunate that political parties have double standards when it comes to terrorism. Feb 20, 2014

Red bean pulav

Description: Red bean pulav Ingredients Red bean coooked - 200gms Basmati rice - 400gms Chopped tomatoes - 2 Chopped onions - 3 Green chilies - 2 Coconut milk - half cup Tomato puree - half cup Ghee Ginger- garlic paste -1.5 tsp Chili powder Coriander powder Salt to taste Cinnamon Cloves Cardamom Bay leaves Water Method 1. Pressure cook red beans and keep them separately in a bowl. 2. Pour about 1 tsp ghee in a pressure cooker. 3. Add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, bay leaves, onions and green chilies to it. 4. Add ginger-garlic paste only after the onion becomes golden brown in color. 5. Now add tomatoes, tomato puree, cooked beans, salt, chili powder, coriander powder, coconut milk and basmati rice. (For 2 cups of rice, add 2 cups of water) 6. Pressure cook the above ingredients for about 1-2 whistle. Your red bean pulav is ready to serve. Like us on FACEBOOK - Follow us on TWITTER - Subscribe to YouTube - A Ventuno Production : Feb 20, 2014

Gaya school remains in dilapidated condition 3 years after Maoist attack

Gaya, Feb 20 (ANI): A school in Gaya district of Bihar, which was destroyed in a Maoist attack three years back, is still in ruins due to government’s apathy. On May 25, 2011, Maoist rebels destroyed a government-run school by dynamite explosion in Tillaya Khurd village of Gaya district. Since then more than 200 students have been facing a lot of problems and are forced to attend their classes under the open sky, even during the monsoon and winter season. The teachers of the school have repeatedly tried to contact the authorities regarding the matter but no initiative has been taken yet to reconstruct the school building. Feb 20, 2014

Chidambaram boosting revenue by taxing my speeches: Narendra Modi

Gandhinagar, Feb 20 (ANI): Continuing with the war of words with Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Narendra Modi said that the Congress minister was working very hard to boost the country’s revenues by imposing service tax on his speeches. Modi was addressing a seminar on 'Financial Services - a key driver for economic growth in Gandhinagar where he took pot shots at Chidambaram. Earlier, Chidambaram has said that he does not want to indulge in a class 8 schoolboy debate after Modi criticised the interim budget. Feb 20, 2014