Delhi Govt Formation: SC supports Jung's efforts

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): The Supreme Court Thursday noted reports that Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung would be consulting all the political parties in its efforts to form a government in Delhi, as positive. The apex court also said that there are situations with a party not having majority forms the government with outside support. Oct 30, 2014

Delhi Government formation: SC adjourns hearing till November 11

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday after taking a note of Lt Governor Najeeb Jung's efforts to break the deadlock adjourned hearing on government formation in Delhi till November 11. The apex court terming LG's efforts to call a party meet as a 'positive move' said that that it would wait and watch till the next hearing. Lawyer Aman Sinha said that the SC also noted the possibility of a minority government being formed in Delhi. Oct 30, 2014

Politicos react after Jaitley asks CAG not to sensationalize its report

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Thursday after Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, said the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) should refrain from sensationalizing its findings just to make it to the headlines. NCP leader Majid Memon, while reacting over Jaitley's statement said that he agrees with the statement and believes that CAG should pay attention to Jaitley's advice. However, CPI leader Atul Anjan and AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that BJP-led Central government is trying to 'choke' CAG. Oct 30, 2014

German envoy assures help for holy Buddhist shrine in Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya, Oct 30 (ANI): German ambassador to India, Michael Steiner, visited Buddhist shrine of Mahabodhi Temple in Bihar and said his country will extend every possible help in preservation of the temple. The ambassador was accompanied by his wife Eliese Steiner while visiting the temple in holy town of Bodh Gaya. Michael said his visit to the temple was fulfilling as he loved the atmosphere there. He added the German government will encourage the formulation of the temple. Bodh Gaya is a religious site and a pilgrimage of Buddhists in Gaya district. Meanwhile, Steiner added that the temple was one of the most important places on earth. Oct 30, 2014

Two Maoists held with ammunition in Jharkhand

Latehar/ Odisha, Oct 30 (ANI): Police arrested two Maoists with ammunition in Latehar district of Jharkhand. Latehar's Superintendent of Police, Michael Raj S, said they attained major success by arresting two notorious Maoists who were involved in several violent activities since 2011. Michael added the arrested Maoists were involved in activities including firing at police, planning a bomb blast on National Highway 75 and others. Meanwhile, a farmer-turned-Maoist activist who surrendered before the police in Odisha on Tuesday (October 28) was produced before the court. Nachika Linga, the chief of a Maoist-backed organisation, remained underground for over four years evading a non-bailable warrant against him. He was in the 'most wanted' list of Odisha police for his alleged involvement in attack on a local police station in 2009. Oct 30, 2014

Two coaches of express train derail, no casualties reported

Delhi/ Thane, Oct 30 (ANI): The engine and two coaches of Amravati-Mumbai express train derailed on Thursday early morning, in the outskirts of Mumbai. No casualties have been reported. Kumar also informed that the senior manger and rescue team have already reached the place. Oct 30, 2014

CAG must not play up results, says finance minister

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, said the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) should refrain from sensationalising its findings just to make it to the headlines. Jaitley was speaking at the annual conference of CAG in New Delhi. Jaitley further said the auditors should be more careful and liberal when dealing with multiple observations. While referring to the two scams, Jaitley said it is important to be discreet because the country is suffering so much where contracts are being cancelled and power sectors are in misery. Oct 30, 2014