New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): Aam Admi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann, who stoked a controversy after uploading a video showing security spots of Parliament, on Friday strongly defended his actions and said his intention was not to malign the image of Parliament or put the security at risk.
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.
New Delhi, July 22(ANI): Expressing his concern on the missing Indian Air Force AN-32 transport aircraft, former Air Commander, Western Air command, Air Marshall A.K. Singh today said the research team will come out with something as the aircraft was recently upgraded and well equipped with modern technology. "IAF AN-32 is a very renowned aircraft and it has a record of safety and recently it has been upgraded.
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.
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 22 (IANS) Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday called for a massive effort to enhance skill development in the Indian maritime sector. According to the minister, a large number of employment opportunities are expected to be generated from the shipping and allied sectors in the coming years. Gadkari was speaking at the 129th meeting of the National Shipping Board (NSB) which was held here.
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 24 (ANI): Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who marked his return to Test cricket with four wickets against West Indies in the first Test in Antigua, has described `hard work` as his key to success, while adding that he is feeling up to the mark at the moment. Shami, along with Umesh Yadav, tore apart West Indies' batting line-up as the Caribbean side were bundled out for 243 in their first innings before being asked to follow on. Today, I felt I bowled the same manner that I used to," Shami was quoted as saying by BCCI.tv.
Barcelona, July 22 (ANI): Barcelona star striker Luis Saurez has picked team-mate Lionel Messi to clinch this year's Ballon d'Or Award over Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, saying the Argentine is the best player in the world regardless of the results. "Perhaps [Ronaldo] has the advantage for the title.
Udhampur (J&K), July 23 (ANI): Lambasting Kashmiri separatist leaders for misleading the youth to lay down their lives in the name of jihad, Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitender Singh on Saturday said if what they are doing is so holy then why don't they ask their children to lay down their lives for this holy cause. Alleging Pakistan for fermenting problem in the Valley, he said: "There is no doubt and we have been getting proofs also that Pakistan has been indulging in a conspiracy in Kashmir.
New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, today demanded a stringent action against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Member of Parliament (MP) Bhagwant Mann for putting the security of Parliament at risk and said if the lawmakers get involved in this kind of filthy things then it will not be good for the country. The Parliament represents over 125 crore people and if an MP is uploading a live video of the Parliament on Facebook, showing it to the world and if somebody will misuse it then it's against norms of the Parliament," Kharge told ANI here. Mann's act of shooting a video clip of Parliament House and later uploading it on social media rocked the Parliament today as both the Houses were adjourned over the issue.
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): 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 22 (ANI): Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, today lashed out at the Centre for disrupting the proceedings in the Upper House over the controversy surrounding Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann and said this was a desperate attempt by the ruling BJP to ensure that the Private Member Bill related to Andhra Pradesh is not passed. Azad told ANI that the Congress, which was to table a Private Member Bill today in the Rajya Sabha, had issued a three-line whip earlier to get it passed.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.