Congress, NCP slam BJP for sidelining Indira Gandhi to celebrate Patel's birth anniversary

New Delhi, Oct 31 (ANI): As the Narendra Modi-led government celebrated the 139th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by flagging-off the 'Run for Unity' marathon, the Congress and the NCP cried foul as the PM and his ministers failed to turn up at the Shakti Sthal to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 30th death anniversary. The Congress criticised the BJP government for sidelining former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Oct 31, 2014

Controversy sparks as Bukhari invites Sharif, snubs Modi

New Delhi, Oct 31 (ANI): Politicos from various political parties stated on Friday that Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari's move to invite Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but not Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his son's anointment ceremony, should be completely ignored. Prime Minister Modi is missing from the list of guests being invited for the investiture ceremony for 19-year-old Shaban Bukhari, who would be announced the successor of the present Imam, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, at a ceremony at Delhi's Jama Masjid on November 22. Oct 31, 2014

Six- year old allegedly raped twice by school teacher in Bangalore, accused detained

Bangalore, Oct 31 (ANI): In another such case of crime against children, a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a Hindi teacher on the campus of her private school in Bangalore. The police have detained a 40-year-old suspect who is the victim's teacher in connection with the case. He added that there was only one CCTV camera on the campus and a complaint has also been filed against the school for not complying with safety guidelines issued by police. However, Block Education Officer SM Ramesh said that said that the school followed the guidelines and is a state recognized institution. Reportedly, the victim had complained to her mother after the incident took place on Tuesday and again on Wednesday after which the mother approached the police seeking further help. Meanwhile, the parents came in protest against the incident outside the school premises and demanded justice. Oct 31, 2014

Seven-storey building collapses in Pune, several feared trapped

Pune, Oct 31 (ANI): A 7-storey newly constructed building collapsed in Pune on Friday with several residents, including a child, feared trapped under the debris. Police rushed to the spot and officials started rescue operation at the venue. The building had 20 flats in which eight families were living. Currently, members of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and fire brigade are trying to rescue one person. Joint Commissioner of Police, Pune, Chandrashekhar Daithankar said builder was taken into custody and the inquiry was going on. A resident of the collapsed building, Praveen Hegde said there were cracks and vibrations in the building the previous day. Oct 31, 2014

Maharashtra CM designate Fadnavis participates in 'Run for Unity' event

Ahmedabad/ Mumbai/ Raipur, Oct 31 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister designate Devendra Fadnavis participated in the 'Run for Unity' marathon near Hotel Trident on Friday. Governor C Vidyasagar Rao flagged off the event which was also attended by Union Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar. Fadnavis, who will be sworn-in as the first BJP Chief Minister of Maharashtra today, said he was ready to take forward Prime Minister Modi's message of unity in the country. He also lauded Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel for his enormous contribution towards the unity and integrity of the nation. Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh also flagged of the 'Run for Unity' programme in Raipur. Singh said that the country can never forget Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's contribution in uniting the nation and will always remember him with full respect. Oct 31, 2014

Charges framed against 10 individuals and 9 companies for money laundering in 2G case

New Delhi, Oct 31 (ANI): A special court on Friday framed charges against former Telecom Minister A Raja, MP Kanimozhi, DMK Supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal and others for money laundering in a 2G scam-related case. All accused have pleaded not guilty. ED had chargesheeted 19 accused - 10 individuals and nine companies - in the case saying that the transaction of Rs 200 crore, which was allegedly paid to DMK-run Kalaignar TV, was "not genuine" and it was a "bribe for grant of telecom licences to DB Group companies". The accused had countered the claims of the ED contending there was no evidence to support the allegations levelled by the agency in its charge sheet. Oct 31, 2014

Politicos react after Six- year old allegedly raped twice by school teacher in Bangalore

New Delhi, Oct 31 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Friday after a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a Hindi teacher on the campus of her private school in Bangalore. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that the incident is very unfortunate and we need to collectively work to remove such a mentality from the society. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that such incidents are being repeated in Bangalore and the state government should look into the matter immediately. NCP leader Majid Memon also expressed similar sentiments. Oct 31, 2014