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VK Singh's action was an attack on democratic credentials: Mustafa Kamal

Jammu, Sep 20 (ANI): As the Indian Army requested the Defence Ministry to order a high-level probe into the functioning of a top secret intelligence unit set up by General VK Singh, National Conference leader Mustafa Kamal on Friday said that the former army chief's action was an attack on the democratic credentials of the country. Kamal also said that Singh's mindset was communal and that he may have caused more harm to Jammu and Kashmir during his tenure as the Army Chief. Sep 20, 2013
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VK Singh in govt dock for sharing dais with Narendra Modi: BJP

New Delhi, Sept 20 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday claimed that former chief of army staff General VK Singh is being targeted by the UPA Government for sharing the dais with BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at a recent rally in Rewari, Haryana. BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said that the defence ministry's decision to order a probe against General (retired) VK. Singh in connection with a media-based report that he had allegedly ordered a technical unit of the army to unseat the Jammu and Kashmir Government when he was in office, was completely unjustified. Sep 20, 2013
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BJP should not create sense of disbelief on army

New Delhi, Sep 20 (ANI): Congress Spokesperson Bhakta Charan Das on Friday slammed the BJP for tarnishing the image of the Indian army in order to gain political mileage. Das said that the army has always done a commendable work and the BJP should not create a sense of disbelief among the people of the country for the Indian army. Media reports have claimed that General V K Singh had set up a special unit in the army which tried to topple the Jammu and Kashmir Government. The report also claimed that a secret Board of Officers inquiry has recommended that the CBI look into the matter. Media report also claimed that the unit set up by General V K Singh called the Technical Services Division (TSD), a part of Military Intelligence, tried to block General Bikram Singh's promotion. The reports said that the recommendation has been examined by the Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of Defence. Sep 20, 2013
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Jungle raj in UP; Muzaffarnagar left 'Gujarat' behind: Rashid Alvi

New Delhi, Sep 20 (ANI): As the situation in Muzaffarnagar district of UP is nowhere improving, and politicians continue to get arrested on visiting the state, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said on Friday that Muzaffarnagar has even left 'Gujarat' behind and the situation in the state is worse than the later. Further, he said that the residents of the area are scared of going back home in the backdrop of recent communal riots. Talking about ADG Arun Kumar seeking transfer, he said that the state has failed in all aspects and there is a 'jungle raj' in the state. Sep 20, 2013
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Making VK Singh's operation public threat to country: Bharat Verma

New Delhi, Sep 20 (ANI): Talking about the allegations on Former Army Chief Gen. VK Singh, Defence Analyst Captain (Retd) Bharat Verma said on Friday that the politicization of the operation and making it public can be a great threat to the security of the country. He further said that this seems more like a political rivalry than anything else. Gen. VK Singh is under scrutiny on the allegations of toppling the Jammu and Kashmir government by setting up a special unit in the Army. Sep 20, 2013
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Tata group plans new air carrier in alliance with Singapore Airlines

New Delhi, Sep 20 (ANI): Singapore Airlines Ltd and Tata group, owner of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands, have entered into a pact to set up a new full-service airline in India and also have sought approval for this tie-up to function from New Delhi. India___s Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh clarified this while interacting with the media persons in the national capital. Tata Sons said it will own 51 percent of the carrier and Singapore Airlines will own the remainder. On its part, Singapore Airlines said the initial outlay of $100 million would be funded by the two sides in proportion to their ownership. Sep 20, 2013
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Ramdev dubs PM as a ___robot___

Lucknow, Sep 20 (ANI): Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev dubbed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as a robot and slave of Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Ramdev obliquely said that Sonia Gandhi had taken control of democracy in India by subverting the Constitution. Yoga guru has decided to campaign in the country till parliament polls scheduled in May 2014. Born in a dusty village in northern India to illiterate parents, Swami Ramdev heads a $40 million global yoga empire and owns an island off the coast of Scotland. Sep 20, 2013
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First UK India Business Centre opens in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Sep 20 (ANI): The British Trade and Investment Minister Lord Stephen Green, currently on a visit to India with a delegation launched the first bilateral business centre at Gurgaon. This move would enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to prosper with their ventures in India. The UK-India Business Centre, is the maiden centre to open in a major emerging market after Prime Minister David Cameron___s call that Britain would go ahead with a new scheme to support business overseas. Great Britain aims to doubling its bilateral trade with India by 2015. Sep 20, 2013
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New Angela Merkel waxwork unveiled in Berlin

The Madame Tussauds museum in Berlin has unveiled a new waxwork of German Chancellor Angela Merkel featuring her signature diamond shape pose. The figure was revealed just three days before Germany goes to the polls in a general election on Sunday. Duration: 00:27 Sep 19, 2013
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S. Africa murder rate up for first time in 9 years

After years of decreasing crime, South Africa is grappling with a rise in the number of murders, burglaries and carjackings, with close to 45 people killed a day, the government said Thursday. For the first time in nine years, the number of murders increased -- by 0.6 percent in the year to April -- police minister Nathi Mthethwa said, announcing annual statistics. Duration: 01:04 Sep 19, 2013
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African migrants nurse wounds near Spanish enclave

In a forest overlooking the Spanish enclave of Melilla, hundreds of other African migrants nurse fresh wounds from a desperate bid to scale the heavily guarded border fence into the Spanish enclave. They describe being attacked by Moroccan security forces, who they say fired rubber bullets and hurled rocks. Duration: 00:43 Sep 19, 2013