Many villages affected, border outposts safe: Rajnath on JandK floods

New Delhi, Sep 08 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday highlighted the situation of flood in Jammu and Kashmir. Singh said that this has been the worst flooding in last 50 years in the state and it has affected many villages in Jammu as well as Kashmir. He added that an inter-ministerial team has been deployed to stay in contact with the Central government. Singh also said that manpower for relief has been increased and border outposts were completely safe from the disaster. Sep 8, 2014

BJP can investigate, have not tried to bribe anyone: Sher Singh Dagar on AAP's sting video

New Delhi, Sep 08 (ANI): Refuting Aam Aadmi Party's claims that he tried to bribe their MLA, Sher Singh Dagar said that BJP can investigate on the matter and that he had not tried to bribe anyone. Dagar said that he is not afraid of being expelled if the party wants and that he has not done anything wrong. The BJP leader said that the AAP MLA came to join the BJP and was asking for party ticket, on which Dagar never gave any assurance of any sort. Further, he also said that he won't get back on taking any legal steps if need arises. Sep 8, 2014

BJP under attack after AAP releases sting video of horse-trading

New Delhi, Sep 06 (ANI): AAP's video of horse-trading by BJP leader Sher Singh Dagar has resulted in attack on BJP. AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that the video is an answer to BJP's continuous remarks of declining allegations of horse-trading. AAP's Dinesh Mohania said that BJP should know that AAP MLAs are not vendible. Congress leader Ajay Maken said that BJP's real face has been exposed before the people. He added that Congress won't let BJP come to power by horse-trading. Sep 8, 2014

Germany should develop cultural and economic ties: German Foreign Minister

New Delhi, Sep 08 (ANI): German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier who is presently in India on a three-day visit, on Monday said that it is a chance for Germany for giving a new impetus to Indo-German economic relations. Talking to mediapersons, he said that both the countries should not just look at economic ties, but also develop cultural ties. He also conveyed condolences over the loss of lives in JandK floods. Sep 8, 2014

BJP declines AAP's allegations of horse-trading by its leader

New Delhi, Sep 08 (ANI): The BJP on Monday declined allegations by Aam Admi Party in a sting video which shows BJP leader offering money to an AAP MLA to join BJP. Sambit Patra said that AAP should release the unedited version of the video to reveal the truth. He added that the alleged leader Sher Singh Dagar is not even a senior leader to be associated in polls. Subramanian Swamy casually said that Kejriwal has always been involved in politics of accuse and abuse so whatever he says is not to be taken seriously. Sep 8, 2014

Over 5000 people rescued from flood-hit areas in Kashmir

Jammu And Kashmir/New Delhi, Sep 08 (ANI): Indian army, air force and personnel of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescued more than 5000 people from flood-hit areas in Jammu and Kashmir and set up relief camps on Monday. The death toll from serious flooding in Kashmir climbed to 175 with homes, military bases and hospitals inundated in the region's main city Srinagar as the Jhelum river overflowed its banks. Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed floods a national level disaster and announced 11 billion rupees in disaster relief payments, as well as compensation to victims and their relatives. Singh further said that additional 62 boats were deployed as 108 were already pressed into service in the state. About 22 air force helicopters and four aircraft were deployed to evacuate stranded people and to deliver relief. Sep 8, 2014

BJP meets West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer over security during by-polls

Kolkata, Sep 08 (ANI): BJP delegation on Monday met West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer over state by-polls. Talking about the same, party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the party wants free and fair elections and asked for security during the polls. Naqvi said that the law and order machinery of state has been hijacked under the patronage of state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and TMC government. He further said that the he was assured of proper steps and deployment of efficient security during the Assembly elections. Sep 8, 2014

German Foreign Minister meets PM Modi to bolster strategic ties

New Delhi, Sep 08 (ANI): German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday as the two countries look to build on their strategic ties. Steinmeier also met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Steinmeier arrived on Saturday for a three-day visit aimed at improving cooperation in technology, trade and defence between the two nations. He is accompanied by a high-profile delegation of German members of Parliament, businessmen as well as representatives from the cultural sector. Sep 8, 2014