LeT in Muzaffarnagar: Delhi Police arrest two suspects, continue raids in UP Part - 1

New Delhi, Jan 7 (ANI): Reacting on reports that terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba tried to recruit some Muzaffarnagar riot victims, the Delhi Police on Tuesday said that it is conducting raids at various places to verify whether the LeT is trying to infiltrate communally sensitive parts of Uttar Pradesh. Addressing a press conference, SN Shrivastava (Special CP, Special Cell of Delhi Police) said that they had arrested two individuals during the course of investigations. Jan 7, 2014

Four policemen injured during gun battle in Kashmir

Sopore, Jan 07 (ANI): Four policemen were injured during a gun battle with militants in Sopore town of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday (January 07), said police. The injured have been shifted to a hospital in Srinagar. The police said it launched an anti-militancy operation in Chanakhan in Sopore, 55 kilometres from Srinagar, with the assistance of the Army following information about the presence of militants in the area. Despite the area being cordoned off and presence of additional security, the militants managed to escape under the cover of firing. Jan 7, 2014

Aiyar defends possible Congress AAP tie up in LS polls

Mumbai, Jan 7 (ANI): Clearing his stance on his statement in which he had advocated a poll tie-up between the Congress and AAP in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in order to put a break to the forward march of Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress leader, Mani Shankar Aiyar on Tuesday said that the Congress and AAP will work together to fight against the BJP. He further said that having two secular parties at power is good for the country. Jan 7, 2014

SP on LeT contacting Muzaffarnagar victims

New Delhi, Jan 7 (ANI): Commenting on recent news reports of the Lashkar-e-Taiba approaching Muzaffarnagar riot victims, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Aggarwal, said if there is any militant group’s involvement, then the Delhi police needs to act immediately and take strict against the culprits. Jan 7, 2014

UP govt should answer how LeT reached Muzaffarnagar: Laxmikant Bajpai

Lucknow, Jan 07 (ANI): BJP delegation on Monday met state Governor over the issue of LeT approaching Muzaffarnagar riot victims and said that the SP government in UP should answer on how the militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) reached Muzaffarnagar. Further, he said that the security lapse in the state lead to the situation. Jan 7, 2014

Shahid Siddiqui on LeT contacting Muzaffarnagar victims

New Delhi, Jan 7 (ANI): Former Samajwadi Party leader Shahid Siddiqui on Tuesday said although he has doubts over the authenticity of the reports that terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba was in touch with Muzaffarnagar riots victims for recruitment, but if true, then it highlights the fact that the Indian Muslims are loyal to their country. Siddiqui, however, said that he does not think the reports vindicate Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s remark as this information was not to be shared in public rallies but with the intelligence agencies. Jan 7, 2014

Punish them if found guilty, but dont play on their wounds unnecessarily: Md Adeeb on Muzaffarnagar

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): After Delhi police confirmed that terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba tried to recruit men from riot-hit Muzaffarnagar, Rajya Sabha MP Mohammed Adeeb said that punishment should be meted out to those found guilty but the authorities should avoid playing on their wounds unnecessarily. Further, he said that its been 10 years that a particular community is hit by authorities and arrests are made with no proof. He urged that there should not be any further arrest on without nay basis. Jan 7, 2014

Nobody denying enquiry: Shinde on Adarsh scam report

Diu/ New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 07 (ANI): Home Affairs Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde defended the ruling Congress party in the Adarsh Housing Scam inquiry report, which indicted four former state chiefs and slammed political parties for politicising the issue. Earlier, Congress Vice- President Rahul Gandhi demanded that the Maharashtra government reconsider its decision of rejecting the Adarsh Housing Scam inquiry report. Shinde, who was on a tour to Diu on Monday said his party has always cooperated in investigating the scam. According to media reports, the government had rejected the final report of the commission that probed the Adarsh Housing Society scam because it named senior Congress leaders. Jan 7, 2014

Intense cold wave sweeps northern India, paralyses normal life

Kanpur / Shimla, Jan 07 (ANI): Intense cold wave coupled with dense fog continued to paralyse normal life in northern India on Tuesday, disrupting, flight and train operations. A blanket of thick fog over northern India hit rail traffic with dozens of trains running behind schedule or cancelled. The visibility dropped below 100 metres. People were seen sitting around bonfires on pavements in Kanpur. Meanwhile, the mercury dropped to freezing point in Shimla, leading to formation of frost on plants. The meteorological department of India informed that a strong western disturbance is coming towards north-western part which will result in heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh on January 08. Jan 7, 2014