Politicos condemn JandK terror attacks, say it shows desperateness by Pak

New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday condemned terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir by militants who reportedly infiltrated into Indian Territory from Pakistan side. BJP leader GVL Narsimha Rao said that it shows desperateness by Pakistan and is most probably done to disrupt state assembly polls. He said that this also gives proves that Pakistan has become major irritant in world peace. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that government should take strict measures to conuter such attempts. Former Samajwadi Party Leader Kamal Farooqui also condemned the attack. Meanwhile, Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag is to pay tribute to martyred jawans in Jammu and Kashmir later today. Dec 6, 2014

Babri Demolition Anniversary: Hashim Ansari demands quick decision

New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): The oldest litigant in the Babri demolition case Hashim Ansari on Saturday demanded quick decision into the case. Ansari said that since 1992, the case is right where it was and politicians only use the issue for their benefit. He further said that now that the case is in Supreme Court, quick decision should be taken. Dec 6, 2014

Police rescue four mining officials abducted by Maoists in Jharkhand

Chaibasa, Dec 06 (ANI): Police rescued four mining officials, who were abducted by Maoists in Jharkhand, said a senior official. Deputy Directors of mines department, Bipin Bihari Satiyar, Saket Bharti, stenographer Mahanti Toppo and driver Nitai Chandra were kidnapped by Maoists in west Singhbhum district. Superintendent of Police, Narendra Kumar Singh said the abductees were found in forest, as rebels ran away due to police's fear. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since 1960s. Dec 6, 2014

Eric Garner protesters in US storm streets and stores against police violence

United States, Dec 06 (ANI): Dozens of protesters took to the streets of Washington DC in yet another day of demonstrations against police violence after grand juries in New York and Missouri decided not to indict police officers in the deaths of unarmed Black men. The protesters gathered and staged a symbolic "die in", shouting "I can't breathe," a phrase Eric Garner shouted when he was placed in a chokehold by a New York police officer. Demonstrators shouted "If I can't breathe. You can't breathe." Since Wednesday, when a New York grand jury cleared white police officer Daniel Pantaleo in case of chokehold death of Garner, the city has seen two nights of angry but largely peaceful demonstrations. Meanwhile, protesters also took to the streets and stores in Manhattan in protest against police violence. Tensions briefly erupted as police shoved protesters onto sidewalks. Dec 6, 2014

Security beefed up in Ayodhya on Babri Mosque demolition anniversary

Ayodhya, Dec 06 (ANI): Security has been beefed up in Ayodhya on the 22nd anniversary of demolition of Babri mosque by Hindu volunteers. About 10,000 security personnel have been deployed in the city along with imposition of prohibitory orders. Anti-riot personnel are maintaining strict vigil in Ayodhya and Faizabad. Moreover, two dozen CCTV cameras have also been installed across city. Hindus regard Ayodhya as the birth place of Lord Rama. On December 6, 1992, a mob of Hindu religious volunteers demolished the Babri mosque allegedly been built by the Mughal ruler Babar in the sixteenth century at a place where Lord Ram temple existed. Dec 6, 2014

Former MP thrashed by lawyers, Police says case filed against accused

Lucknow, Dec 06 (ANI): Former Rajya Sabha MP Banwari Lal Kanchhal was beaten black and blue by a group of lawyers on the sessions court premises. The incident happened on Friday afternoon when Kanchhal, a prominent traders' leader came to the court for hearing in a case involving alleged encroachment by lawyers in Aminabad. The lawyers tore off 68-year-old Kanchhal's clothes in full public view and left him scurrying for cover. SSP of Lucknow Yashasvi Yadav said that the accused have been recognized and a complaint has been filed against them. Dec 6, 2014

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis pays tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar on his death anniversary

Mumbai, Dec 06 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with his cabinet ministers paid tribute to Bharat Ratna Babasahib Dr BR Ambedkar at Shivaji Park in Mumbai. Fadnavis offered flowers and lit candles in front of Ambedkar's statue on his 'Mahaparinirvana Diwas'. He also acknowledged Dr Ambedkar's work to uplift the backward and downtrodden in independent India. Meanwhile, Former state Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan also paid tributes to the architect of the Indian Constitution. Dec 6, 2014

PM Modi pays tribute to BR Ambedkar on 'Mahaparinirwan Diwas'

New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to Dr.BR Ambedkar on his Mahaparinirvana Diwas. PM Modi paid floral tributes to Ambedkar outside the Parliament where a event is organized in respect and memory of the architect of the Indian Constitution. President Pranab Mukherjee along with Vice President Hamid Ansari also offered flowers to the statue of Ambedkar. Present at the occasion was also senior BJP leader LK Advani, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh among others. Earlier, PM Modi tweeted saying, "On his Mahaparinirvana Diwas, I bow to the venerable Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. His contribution to the Nation is eternal and invaluable. Dr. Ambedkar was a man ahead of his time. We remember his efforts to eradicate social evils and the importance he gave to education." Dec 6, 2014

India terms Hafiz Saeed's rally in Pakistan as mainstreaming of terrorism

New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): India termed Mumbai attacks mastermind and Islamist Hafiz Saeed's rally in Pakistan's Lahore as mainstreaming of militancy.' Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin while addressing mediapersons in New Delhi said that large amount of police personnel were deployed at the event. Akbaruddin said "even train services were given" in a reference to reports that Pakistan Railways operated trains from Hyderabad in the Sindh province and from Karachi for the meet. Thousands attended the two-day congregation organised by Saeed's Jaamat-ud-Dawa at the historical Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore. Saeed is the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a militant group banned in Pakistan but tolerated unofficially and believed to be close to the army. Saeed founded the LeT, which India blames for the rampage in Mumbai, in the 1990s. He has denied involvement in any attacks. Dec 6, 2014