Kiran Bedi criticizes RK Singh for not revealing Shinde s truth earlier

New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Former IPS officer, Kiran Bedi on Tuesday criticized Former Home Secretary RK Singh after he stated that Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde was protecting a businessman said to be close to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and was also interfering with Delhi Police postings. Bedi asked Singh, why not he reported the matter to the PM earlier. She added that if he did not inform the PM of the unlawful instructions then he is at fault too. Jan 14, 2014
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Voting for AAP like voting for Congress: Kiran Bedi

Haridwar, Jan 14 (ANI): Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi supported Narendra Modi for prime minister of India and slammed Aam Aadmi Party saying voting for it would be like voting for the Congress party. While addressing mediapersons in Haridwar, Bedi said that people should vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and ensure a Congress-free country. Close aide of veteran anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, Bedi said that Modi has proven his skills as chief minister of Gujarat three times. However, contrary to Bedi's claims, JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said BJP only wants to dominate. Jan 14, 2014
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Akhilesh Yadav blacks out TV channels for criticizing him, politicos condemn

New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): After UP CM Akhilesh Yadav unplugged two news channels- Times Now and India News from cable operators, politicians condemned the act. Rajya Sabha MP Md Adeeb that Yadav should have better accepted his fault. Meanwhile, JD (U) leader Ali Anwar compared the act with the 1975 Emergency in India. Following the suit, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar also called it 'emergency mindset'. Jan 14, 2014
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Politicos call RK Singh's claims against Shinde BJP effect

New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): After former home secretary-turned-BJP-leader RK Singh accused Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde of shielding businessman linked with Dawood Ibrahim, politicos called it nothing more than 'BJP effect'. Rajya Sabha MP Md Adeeb said that Singh was in home ministry for years and made allegations after joining BJP. Further, JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that if he has any details about the same, he should open it up. Meanwhile, Congress leader Raj Babbar also called the same 'BJP effect'. Jan 14, 2014
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Tarlochan Singh on operation Blue Star

New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Tarlochan Singh on Tuesday said that a through enquiry against the Indian government needs to be done over the newly released documents revealing that the British elite force, SAS, had advised India on flushing out Sikh militants months before Operation Blue Star in June 1984. Earlier on Monday, British Prime Minister David Cameron directed his Cabinet Secretary to establish the facts behind claims that Margaret Thatcher's government may have helped Indira Gandhi plan Operation Bluestar in 1984. Jan 14, 2014
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We respect media freedom, must be technical error: SP on TV channel ban in UP

Lucknow, Jan 14 (ANI): Defending SP government in UP against the controversy brought due to alleged ban on TV channels- Times Now and India News by the state government, party Spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said that the party respect media freedom and that there must be some technical error and nothing else. He said that the party supremo had fought for the freedom of media and the opposition who are blaming the SP government are themselves fascist and corrupt. Jan 14, 2014
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India set to be polio-free nation, will boost immunisation drive

New Delhi/Amritsar/ Purulia/ Mumbai, Jan 14 (ANI): India marked three years since its last reported case of polio, paving the way for it to be declared free of the crippling virus and boosting efforts to wipe out the disease globally. The country's last case of the wild polio virus was detected on January 13, 2011, in West Bengal. World Health Organisation (WHO) would officially declare India as polio-free by the end of March, when the legal process for certification is completed, according to a WHO representative. Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said it is a historic day for the country, which once counted for over half of the global polio burden. Jan 14, 2014
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No deal with US on bringing back Dawood Ibrahim: RK Singh

New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Former Union Home Secretary RK Singh refuted claims of Home Affairs Minister Sushilkumar Shinde who said that the US intelligence agency has offered help to arrest most wanted gangster, Dawood Ibrahim. Earlier, Shinde said that India was in touch with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to bring back underworld don and 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused that killed at least 250 people. Singh, who served under Shinde and recently retired, said it was a ridiculous claim. Congress leader Saifuddin Soz said that Singh’s comment was unfortunate. Jan 14, 2014
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Odisha: Fisherman shot dead in security patrol encounter

Odisha, Jan 14 (ANI): A fisherman was shot dead in an exchange of fire with a patrol squad in the prohibited area in Kendrapara district of Odisha, said police. The squad had spotted over 150 fishermen in more than 15 trawlers fishing in the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in sea waters. Fishermen allegedly opened fire at the government officials leading to encounter. The deceased has been identified as SK Akbar (19). Brother of the deceased, Aka Ali Khan, claimed that the fisherman was innocent. Jan 14, 2014
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JandK: Three terrorists killed in Sopore encounter

Sopore, Jan 14 (ANI): Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir killed three terrorists during an encounter in Sopore district of the province. The police and the Army launched a joint action to search the militants after they got information from intelligence about the militant hideout. The gun battle, which began around 2.00 pm in the Dangerpora area of Sopore district, lasted three hours. The Kashmir region has witnessed numerous militant attacks, insurgency and infiltration attempts from across the border in the last two decades. Jan 14, 2014