John Kerry to arrive in India shortly, EAM working on safe return of nurses from Libya: MEA

New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Wednesday highlighted the international events between India and Uganda and USA. Akbaruddin said that US State Secretary John Kerry will shortly arrive in India to hold bilateral talks with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. He added that India will also maintain bilateral and friendly relations with Uganda. Akbaruddin then said that the External Affairs Minister is working on safe return of nurses from Libya. Jul 30, 2014

2002 riots: Gujarat High Court grants bail to Maya Kodnani

Ahmedabad, July 30 (ANI): Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patia riot case, was granted regular bail by the High Court on Wednesday. She had been granted bail earlier as well, on medical grounds for two months. Jul 30, 2014

WB govt appeals against HC order on TMC MP Tapas Pal

Kolkata, July 30 (ANI): The West Bengal government and TMC MP Tapas Pal on Wednesday appealed before a division bench of Calcutta High Court challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against TMC MP for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it. Jul 30, 2014

Prithviraj Chavan on Pune landslide

Mumbai, July 30 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday said that over 150 are feared trapped under debris of more than 44 houses that were buried in a landslide triggered by heavy rains at Malin village in Ambegaon tehsil of Pune district. Talking to mediapersons in Mumbai he said that rescue operations are on in full swing with the help of teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Chavan added that he will go to the village with Deputy CM Ajit Pawar to personally monitor rescue efforts. Jul 30, 2014

Kanpur murder case: Businessman confesses to killing wife

Kanpur, July 30 (ANI): In a new twist in the Kanpur murder case, the husband has confessed to have plotted the murder of his wife with the help of his driver. Piyush Shyam Dashani was arrested on Tuesday after his wife Jyoti Dashani was found murdered on Monday. She was abducted after some bikers allegedly intercepted the car the couple was traveling in on Sunday night. They took her away in the car. She was later found stabbed to death in the same vehicle. Police said CCTV camera footage led them to suspect the hand of Piyush in the murder. He was seen wearing two different outfits on the night of the murder. Jul 30, 2014

Bihar by polls: RJD, JD (U), Congress announce pact to counter BJP

Patna, July 30 (ANI): The three major political parties in Bihar, JD (U), RJD and Congress on Wednesday sealed an alliance to contest the upcoming Assembly by-elections in the state. Addressing mediapersons in Patna, senior JD (U) leader Vashistha Narayan Singh said JD (U), RJD, Congress have decided to contest the upcoming by-polls in the state together. It has also been decided that the three parties will jointly campaign. Jul 30, 2014

Subrata Roy seeks Wi-Fi, conference room at Tihar Jail

New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Sahara’s lawyers and Tihar jail authorities to agree on a plan for conducting meeting of Subrata Roy and potential buyers of his hotels through video conferencing. The apex court will take up the matter again for hearing on August 1. Jul 30, 2014

Heavy rains halt life in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, July 30 (ANI): Heavy rains in Ahmedabad brought life to a standstill on Wednesday but cheered people up. The incessant rains that started a night ago clogged city roads, creating huge potholes in them. The rainwater also flooded roads outside Ahmedabad's airport and caused inconvenience to people. People blamed carelessness of local Municipal Corporation for the water-filled roads, uprooting of trees and power shortages. However, rainfall has come as a relief to people trying to cope up with the unbearable summers in India. According to the weather department, monsoon has reached over Gujarat and has lashed most parts of the state. Jul 30, 2014

AugustaWestland Deal: Former Air Chief's cousin says pained about false allegations

New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): Former Air Chief SP Tyagi's Cousin Sanjeev Tyagi on Wednesday said that he is pained that false allegations are levied against him and his cousin in the AugustaWestland Deal. Tyagi said that the entire deal happened under the eyes of Defence Ministry still CBI has put false allegations. India cancelled the €560 million order with Finmeccanica's unit AgustaWestland for 12 top-end helicopters in January, after bribe-taking was alleged by Italian prosecutors. Jul 30, 2014

Pune Landslide: Many feared trapped, 5 bodies recovered

Pune, July 30 (ANI): A landslide near Bhimashankar in Pune district has reportedly left at least 50 people trapped. According to unconfirmed reports, 15 people may have also lost their lives. One team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has left for the spot and one more team will also leave shortly. Further details are awaited. Jul 30, 2014

Supertech Case: SC orders builders to refund buyers_ money

New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave a ruling that Supertech Builders should fulfill their commitment to the buyers and refund their invested money. The Court also asked Supertech to allot another flat to allottees who did not want to get a refund. The Allahabad High Court in April ordered the demolition of two 40-storey towers of real estate firm Supertech for illegal construction. The residential towers were part of the Emerald Court Project in Noida. Jul 30, 2014

Political leaders on John Kerry_s visit to India

New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): Political leaders on Wednesday reacted over the visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to India. Kerry heading a high-powered delegation, on Wednesday left for India to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi during his three-day official visit. Jul 30, 2014

JD (U), RJD, Congress to formally announce alliance today for Bihar by-polls

New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): The JD (U) is expected to make a formal announcement of the party_s alliance with the RJD and Congress for the Bihar bypolls at 2.30pm today. The three major political parties in Bihar - Janata Dal (United), Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress - have formally sealed an alliance to contest the upcoming Assembly by-elections in the state. Jul 30, 2014