New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatulla Khan who was earlier today arrested on charges of threatening a woman, was sent to one-day police custody on Sunday. Complainant Vimla Ahuja alleged that the MLA from Okhla threatened her with rape and murder when the former visited his
New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Asserting that they took action against Dayashankar Singh for using foul language against Mayawati, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday questioned the BSP supremo as to why had she not done the same against her party members, who were using equally objectionable language towards the expelled party leader's wife and daughter. Speaking to ANI here, BJP leader Nalin Kohli stated that when Dayashankar used inappropriate language for Mayawati, their senior most leaders, including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, immediately expressed regret.
Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who was set to compete in the 74kg freestyle category at the Rio Olympics, has tested positive for a banned steroid, the national anti-doping agency (NADA) told Reuters on Sunday. Both of the 26-year-old's samples from an out-of-competition test returned positive and the wrestler has attended a hearing to present his case before an anti-doping disciplinary panel on Saturday. The panel had asked NADA for further details and should return with a verdict within one week, NADA Director General Navin Agarwal said by telephone.
Bengaluru, July 24 (ANI): Condemning the Chikmagalur attack on a Dalit family by the members of Bajrang Dal over rumours of cooking beef, Karnataka's Urban Development Minister R. Roshan Baig on Sunday said the state will not tolerate moral policing in the name of religion. "The Dalits are beaten up by the so called Bajrang Dal activists in the name of 'gau raksha samiti'. The Government of Karnataka is very firm, we will not tolerate any moral policing," said Baig.
New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday fired a fresh salvo at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said the arrest of its MLA Amanatullah Khan shows the Centre's hatred towards Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. AAP leader Dilip Pandey said the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre is not able to confront its opponents politically, adding that this is the reason for the ruling dispensation to resort to such lows. "When he (PM Modi) is not able to address his opponents politically, they resort to such lows.
New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has created history by becoming the first Indian athlete to set a world record on his way to win a gold medal at the IAAF World U-20 Athletics Championship at Bydgoszcz in Poland on Saturday. Neeraj, who hails from Khandra village of Panipat, logged a throw of 86.48m to become the first Indian athlete to win gold at any world athletics championship. The 18-year-old Indian athlete kicked off his first round with a throw of 79.66m that put him in second place before he bounced back strongly to post the world record in his second attempt.
New Delhi, July 25 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Naresh Yadav who was booked in connection with the alleged Malerkotla sacrilege incident earlier on June 24 was arrested by the Punjab Police on Sunday. Before being arrested, Yadav in a press conference said whenever he was called by the police, he went and answered all the questions. "Today, suddenly they came after getting arrest warrant from the court.
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Saturday condoled the shooting at a shopping centre in Munich and said India stands with the people and government of Germany. "I am deeply shocked at the shooting at Munich shopping centre in Germany yesterday. As many as nine people were killed and 21 others injured when a gunman went on a shooting rampage in a mall in Munich, Germany, on Friday.
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government's policy with regard to direct taxation is very clear, adding the ruling dispensation aims to gradually nudge the system to make India a tax paying society and not a tax evading society. "If you look at the developed world or the emerging economy, and compare it with India, our tax rates are moderate as compared to the rest of the world," he added. "These include constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT), constitution of a Multi agency group for coordinated probe on Panama leaks, renegotiating tax treaties to bring exchange of financial information clause to global standards, besides introducing the Benami Transaction (Prohibition) Bill to enable confiscation of such properties and provide for prosecution," he added.
Srinagar (J-K), July 24 (ANI): In an endeavour to tackle the ongoing crisis in the Kashmir Valley, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today met political leaders and interacted with the civil society members on the second day of his visit to Srinagar. With significant parts of the valley remaining under curfew-like restrictions, Singh met National Conference leader and former chief minister Omar Abdullah, BJP leaders and civil society members. Singh, who landed in Kashmir yesterday, interacted with the delegations representing diverse sections of people.
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): Asserting that behind Pakistan's unabashed embrace and encouragement to terrorism in Kashmir, lies its delusional though dangerous dream that 'Kashmir will one day become Pakistan' - as said by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday - External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Saturday retorted by saying the whole of India would like to tell the Prime Minister of Pakistan that this dream will not be realised even at the end of eternity. "The whole of Jammu and Kashmir belongs to India.
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): With Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal saying she will be moving a privilege motion against two Congress leaders for allegedly calling her 'kachra' (garbage), Congress leader Renuka Chowdary on Saturday said she and her party have seen many "udta" Harsimrat Kaurs and this was just "cheap political drama for two minutes of fame". It was just a cheap political drama for two minutes of fame," Chowdary, who is the Rajya Sabha MP from Andhra Pradesh, told ANI. Taking strong exception to Harsimrat Kaur's allegations that Renuka Chowdary is a "habitual offender", the latter said, "'Achha', now she will attract legal sections, and since she has said this on national television that I am habitual offender, now it is her responsibility to prove that I have used this in my 28 years in Parliament.
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), July 23 (ANI): Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Dayashankar Singh's wife Swati on Saturday demanded the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act to be imposed against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati and her party colleague Naseemuddin Siddiqui. "I have lodged an FIR, but there has been no probe on this matter.
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): According to a new report by Nomura, India has presented the biggest turnaround story in the emerging market as it has been focusing on long-term, gradual GDP growth with slower methods, which help create sustainability in the markets. As per the Nomura researchers, India's GDP growth surged from 7.3 percent in 2015 to 7.8 percent in 2016 and is likely to witness 8.0 percent in 2017. Nomura reports the main reason for India's success story is its long-term focus on reforms and judicious policies - an outlook that lends itself to such gradual but sustainable expansion.
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): A Delhi Court on Saturday adjourned judgement till July 30 in a rape case involving 'Peepli Live' co-director Mahmood Farooqui. The Delhi Police have accused Farooqui of raping a 35-year-old American woman, who was in India to do research for her doctoral thesis from Columbia University. On September 9 last year, the court had started the trial in the case after framing charges of rape under Section 376 of Indian Penal Code against Farooqui, who has denied all charges against him.
Hajipur (Bihar), July 24 (ANI): Government Railway Police (GRP) on Sunday arrested Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLC Tunnaji Pandey and also slapped an FIR against him for allegedly molesting a teenage girl on-board a train. Hajipur Government Railway Police, officer in-charge Sanjay Singh said the BJP MLC was arrested on the basis of a written complaint by father of the girl. "The minor girl was sleeping in a train berth and Tunna ji tried and molested her.
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office, Jitendra Singh, on Saturday said the time is ripe for the Indian political establishment, irrespective of their beliefs, to unite and fight against Pakistan sponsored terrorism. The minister's statement comes in the backdrop of a video emerging wherein it showed that Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Hafiz Saeed saying, "We have to give a message to India to stop and withdraw forces and accept Geelani's four-point formula immediately, because, this is the last chance, and hereafter, the matter will be decided in the battlefield." Singh told ANI that the video is an open confession for the entire world to watch as an evidence against Pakistan and asserted that it is high time for India to respond accordingly. "We have had series of evidence to prove that Pakistan has been promoting terrorism and now the perpetrators of terrorism sitting in Pakistan themselves are feeling emboldened to say so and this amounts to an open confession which the entire world should watch," he said.
New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Mocking the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over the arrest of another MLA on charges of allegedly threatening a woman, Congress women's wing president Shobha Oza on said it exposes the 'high moral grounds' of the party. The AAP claims of high moral grounds, but they stand expose today. It is condemnable," Oza told ANI here.
New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): After alleging Gujarat government's collusion in the Dalit thrashing incident, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's prolonged silence on the matter proved the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) active support. "PM Modi's continued silence on dalit attacks proves that these attacks are taking place with active support from top BJP leadership," Kejriwal tweeted.
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir): July 23 (ANI): Expressing optimism that the condition of Jammu and Kashmir would improve very soon, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Saturday said the violence in the valley has gone down, adding the situation is very much under control. "Home Minister (Rajnath Singh) has come here and many delegations are meeting him. Lauding the Centre for its efforts, Singh said the way the ruling dispensation has appealed to everyone to support Jammu and Kashmir is a very good message.