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Politicos condemn Giriraj Singh's 'all terrorist from one community' remark

New Delhi/ Nagpur, May 14 (ANI): Political leaders on Wednesday condemned Giriraj Singh's remark wherein he asked why all terrorists belong to one community. Congress leader Meem Afzal and NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that it shows that BJP uses religion in everything and that Singh is an immature politician. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that what Singh said shows the ideology of the BJP and RSS. Meanwhile, RSS leader Virag Pachpor also condemned such statement where a certain religion is generalized like this. RJD leader Manoj Jha said that its shocking that people like Singh is allowed in politics. May 14, 2014
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Maoists attack Lohardaga bauxite mines, set vehicles on fire

Lohardaga, May 14 (ANI): Naxalites in Lohardaga town of Jharkhand raid the Pakhar mines, assaulted workers and set fire to trucks and a tractor. They made the labourers hand over their mobile phones before setting fire to the trucks and tractor and threatened to return if any attempt was made to douse the fire. A witness, Gopal, told reporters what actually happened. Police and authorities arrived at the scene of the attack and investigation is still in progress. Superintendent of Police Mrityunjay Kumar said that the attack was orchestrated by local Naxals. 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 the 1960s. May 14, 2014
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Sonia to host farewell dinner for Manmohan Singh today, Politicos react

New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi will host a farewell dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday. According to sources a memento is also expected to be presented to Dr Singh signed by all members of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) and Union Ministers. The Prime Minister will be demitting office on May 17, a day after the Lok Sabha elections results are announced. May 14, 2014
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Jaipur offers prayers for peace on 6th anniversary of 2008 serial blasts

Jaipur, May 14 (ANI): Hailing peace and harmony, the residents of pink city of Jaipur in Rajasthan offered prayers to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the 2008 serial blasts that blew away more than 60 lives in the city. According to official sources, nine bombs exploded in markets and near a temple in Jaipur in a span of fifteen minutes, killing around 60 and wounding over 150 people on May 13, 2008. The residents of the city, on Tuesday, thronged the temple of Lord Hanuman, one of the blast sites, to perform prayers for those killed in the blast and also to hail peace in the city. The blasts triggered a stampede- like situation at the sites, crammed with peak-hour shoppers as panic-stricken people ran helter skelter in search of a safe place. May 14, 2014
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Why all terrorists belong to one community, asks Giriraj Singh

Bokaro, May 14 (ANI): BJP leader Giriraj Singh on Wednesday stoked yet another controversy by asking why all terrorists belong to one particular community. He said that though he didn't mean to say that everyone belonging to that particular community is a terrorist, and that all the 'secular parties' keep mum when all the person arrested in terrorism are from one community. Further, expressing his views on Article 370, Singh said that a referendum needs to be done on whether it is validated and required or not. May 14, 2014
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Govt appoints Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as new Army Chief

New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): The UPA Government has named Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the country's next Army Chief. Lt Gen Dalbir Singh is currently serving as the Vice Chief of Army Staff and will take over from General Bikram Singh who is set to retire on July 31. The Election Commission on Monday had given its assent to the Central Government to appoint the next army chief. The poll panel has given its go ahead to the Defence Ministry to start the process of appointing the new army chief. Citing its March 27 order, the poll panel said that decisions related to the defence ministry are not covered by the Model Code of Conduct. May 14, 2014
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CPI (M) calls for re-polling in Kolkata

Kolkata, May 14 (ANI): Communist party of India (Marxist) accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of West Bengal of rigging the polls and calls for re-polling at various polling stations in Kolkata city. TMC leaders said on Monday that the media is hyping up a few minor clashes that took place during the last phase of polling between party supporters and the CPI (M) workers. Crude bombs were also hurled at the residence of BJP leader Meena Devi Purohit, in Kolkata city on Monday. However, the bombs did not explode. Hundreds of supporters and leaders of CPI (M) marched on the roads of Kolkata demanding re polling. Incidents of violence were reported at several polling booths and police said at least thirteen people were injured. May 14, 2014