Chidambaram has no knowledge of India's economy: MM Joshi

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): Hitting out strongly at Union Finance Minister, P Chidambaram, Senior BJP Leader, MM Joshi on Wednesday said that Chidambaram had no knowledge of India's economy and that he must refrain from being too dependent on FDI to boost it. Oct 16, 2013

Fresh ceasefire in Kashmir: Opposition wants strong retaliation

New Delhi /Kolkata, Oct 16 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Wednesday that the government should now opt for a 'tit-for-tat' stance against Pakistan after fresh ceasefire violation at the Kashmir's Balakot sector claimed the life of one soldier and critically injured six more. Meanwhile, in Kolkata senior Communist Party of India leader (CPI), Gurudas Dasgupta condemned the soldier's death. Oct 16, 2013

LK Advani, Narendra Modi to share dais in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Oct 16 (ANI): After sharing stage at a massive Bhopal rally in September, BJP patriarch LK Advani and the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will share the stage at a function in Ahmedabad. Advani and Modi will jointly inaugurate a series of gardens built along the Sabarmati river. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation's invitation cards cited that Advani, who is the Lok Sabha MP from Gandhinagar, will inaugurate the gardens in the presence of the Gujarat Chief Minister. Oct 16, 2013

CPI (M) for complete exposure in coal scam case, says attempts being made to obfuscate truth

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said that the country needs a thorough and a complete probe in the coal scam case to ensure that the guilty are punished. Yechury said that the CPI (M) has been demanding a complete and a thorough investigation into the entire scam on the basis of what the CAG report has said. To a poser on whether he saw any link in between the BJP and the Coal Secretary, Yechury said all attempts are being made to conceal the truth in this case. Oct 16, 2013

BJP minister Kailash Vijayvargiya reacts after trying to buy votes

Bhopal, Oct 16 (ANI): After he was caught red handed on camera distributing notes of Rs. 100 to girls, in a way trying to buy votes ahead of elections in the state, Madhya Pradesh Industry and Commerce Minister, Kailash Vijayvargiya on Wednesday reacted to the same. Oct 16, 2013

Pak must honour LoC: D Raja on fresh ceasefire in Kashmir

Chennai, Oct 16 (ANI): After fresh ceasefire violation at the Kashmir’s Balakot sector claimed the life of one soldier and critically injured six more, Senior CPI leader D Raja said that government of India should take the issue of ceasefire with the government of Pakistan with all the seriousness and both the countries must engage in a meaningful dialogue. Oct 16, 2013

Bangladeshi businessmen get permanent market place in Agartala

Tripura, Oct 16 (ANI): Tripura has become the first state in the country to have an exclusive market for businessmen from Bangladesh on the first floor of the Mukut Bipani Bitan, a trade centre in the New Capital Complex in capital Agartala. The market is the first of its kind to bring together Bangladeshi products under one roof. In the initial stage, 15 Bangladeshi companies will showcase products like sarees, crockery, handloom items, rubber and electronic goods. A week long Bangladesh expo has been organised at the market by the Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the state’s industry and commerce department. The trade volume between India and Bangladesh has marked a significant increase, especially after India provided tax relief on several Bangladeshi commodities. Oct 16, 2013

BJP asks PM to assure nation on steps taken to tackle violations along LoC

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday criticized the Congress-led UPA Government for its failures to combat regular ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC), and said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh must give an assurance to the nation and inform citizens about the steps taken by New Delhi. An Indian Army soldier was killed when Pakistani troops opened fire on Indian forward posts in the Balakote sub-sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch District on Tuesday evening in what is stated to be the second ceasefire violation of the day and the eighth in less than a week. Oct 16, 2013

People should not comment in sub-judice matter: Manish Tewari on PC Parekh's remark

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): Reacting to former coal secretary PC Parakh's charge on Coalgate, Congress leader and Information and Broadcasting (I and B) minister Manish Tewari on Wednesday said that it is inappropriate for people to comment on a matter which is sub-judice. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that the entire matter is under investigation monitored by the Supreme Court and the government has been fully cooperating with the investigation so unnecessary speculations should be avoided. Oct 16, 2013

There should be an inquiry and the culprit should be hauled up: CPI on coal scam

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): After Former Coal Minister PC Parekh said that PM Manmohan Singh should be the first accused in the scam following CBI's FIR against him and industrialist KM Birla, CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta said that there should be an inquiry, everything should be based on facts and any one whose is the culprit should be hauled up. Oct 16, 2013

Parekh should speak out truths about PMs involvement in Coalgate Scam: Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): After Former Coal Minister PC Parekh said that PM Manmohan Singh should be the first accused in the scam following CBI’s FIR against him and industrialist KM Birla, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said that Parekh should now speak up the truth about PM’s involvement in the case as he must be knowing unknown facts about the same. Further, he said that there is no surprise that PM’s name is finally dragged into the case. Oct 16, 2013

Another ceasefire violation in Kashmir kills 1 soldier, injures 6; BJP slams govt

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): The BJP on Wednesday slammed the ruling government for failing to deal with another ceasefire violation in India’s Kashmir, which killed one Indian soldier and critically injured six more, near the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakot sector of Jammu and Kashmir. BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar, blamed the ruling government in failing to combat the regular ceasefire violations in the valley. Oct 16, 2013

Cyclone Phailin cripples normal life and leaves thousands homeless in eastern India

Bokaro, Oct 16 (ANI): The flood situation in Odisha, triggered by cyclone Phailin and resultant heavy rains, continued to make life challenging for the locals as the major rivers are flowing above the danger mark, leaving about one lakh people marooned. The storm affected Indian states of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal as well as Thailand, Myanmar and Nepal on 12 October 2013. Meanwhile in Bokaro, Jharkhand, locals highlighted the plight of the homeless villagers. While India successfully minimized the death toll through mass evacuations ahead of the storm, authorities now face the challenge of ensuring survivors get adequate help, say aid workers. Oct 16, 2013