Wednesday, March 20, 2013

India:3/20/2013 7:42:58 PM

Youth shot dead by militants inside mosque, Omar Abdullah angry over selective outrage

In a brutal killing, militants suspected to be from the Lashkar-e-Taiba(LeT) pumped five bullets into an 18-year-old youth inside a mosque in Sopore area because he had taken active part in sports events organised by the police and the Army.

Three cases of spying reported in Army: Antony

Three cases of spying in armed forces have been reported in the past three years in which as many army personnel have been arrested, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Trinamool Congress springs surprise, to support UPA govt on Lankan Tamils issue

"Our party is deeply concerned about sentiments expressed by the Tamil people. We share their sentiments and are completely with them," the party said in a tweet.

Rahul asks Congress MPs to gear up for LS polls

Asking party MPs from Uttar Pradesh to gear up for the next Lok Sabha polls, Rahul Gandhi today expressed confidence that Congress would be able to double the number of seats it had won in 2009 general elections in the state.

India test-fires submarine-launched version of BrahMos missile

India today successfully carried out the maiden test firing of the over 290km-range submarine-launched version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in the Bay of Bengal — becoming the first country in the world to have this capability.

Five DMK ministers submit resignations to PM

All five DMK ministers in the UPA government on Wednesday submitted their resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Protests intensify in Tamil Nadu ahead of UN vote on Sri Lanka war crimes

Protests have intensified ahead of vote on UNHRC resolution tomorrow. Protesters want justice for war victims in Sri Lanka and an international trial into genocide.

We earn Rs 1,200 a month, say farmers

Thousands of farmers, farm labor have traveled from remote villages to hold a 'Mahapanchayat' to demand a farmers' income commission and a moratorium on land acquisition among others..

Karnataka assembly polls: Voting on May 5, counting on May 8

There are a total of 4.18 crore voters in Karnataka and as many as 50,446 polling stations will be set up. The last assembly polls were held in three phases.

Govt to blame for weak UN resolution on Lanka, Karunanidhi says

DMK charged that the resolution against Lanka was diluted on the basis of India's "wholehearted acceptance & appreciation" of a report tabled by Colombo at the UN body.

BSP to continue extending outside support to govt, Mayawati says

Amid political crisis in the wake of DMK pulling out of UPA, BSP today said it will continue to support the government from outside but will not join it.

Veerappa Moily denies favours given to firms to get funds for his trust

Oil minister M Veerappa Moily on Wednesday said he had at no point extended any help or favour to any company for seeking aid.

Vajpayee-led NDA coalition was more cohesive: SP

"The style of functioning of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, I would say, was better than this present government. I would say NDA's coalition was more cohesive," SP general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav said.

Sonia Gandhi pleads with Mulayam to give up demand for Beni's scalp

With SP staying firm on its stand for removal of Beni Prasad Verma from the government, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi today reached out to Mulayam Singh Yadav in Lok Sabha and asked him with folded hands to give up his demand for his resignation.

Beni meets PM, apologizes for remarks against Mulayam

"I am sorry if my remarks have hurt anybody's sentiments," Beni Prasad Verma told reporters after a brief meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Omar angry at netizens' silence on youth killing by militant

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday lashed out at netizens who maintained silence over the killing of a teenaged boy by militants in Sopore town yesterday but had showed outrage against killing of a youth in security forces firing last week.

DMK MP faints in Rajya Sabha while raising Sri Lankan Tamils issue

Renuka Chowdhary, who was in the Chair, immediately adjourned the House till 2pm and called in doctors to attend to Stanley, who lay unconscious on the floor.

Three DMK ministers submit resignation to PM

Three DMK ministers, SS Palanimanickam, S Gandhiselvan, S Jagatrakshakan, on Wednesday submitted their resignation from the government to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh but MK Alagiri was conspicuous by his absence.

No plans to move no-confidence motion against govt: BJP

In the backdrop of DMK withdrawing support to UPA, BJP today said it has no plans to bring a no-confidence motion in Parliament against the government.

Government will continue to push for legislations: Chidambaram

Finance minister Chidambaram on Wednesday said that the government was stable despite the withdrawal of support by the DMK, and it will continue to push for legislations.

Morsi asks India's Muslims to play a 'positive' role

Visiting Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi met top Indian Muslim leaders and asked them to play a more positive role, stressing there is no other country in the world that is as multi-religious as India. He sought deepening of ties with India.

We would break all ties with Sri Lanka: Tamil film industry

Spearheading the Tamil film industry in support of the protest against alleged atrocities on Sri Lankan Tamils, filmmaker Ameer Sultan says they won't back down and if needed, will break all ties with Sri Lanka if no favourable solution is reached.

12 fishermen attacked by Sri Lankan naval personnel

Twelve fishermen were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan naval personnel in two separate incidents when they were fishing off the Tamil Nadu coast, officials said.

Controversy over Beni Prasad Verma's remarks blows over

Beni Prasad Verma, in the line of fire for his remarks against Mulayam Singh Yadav, seems to have survived the controversy with the government on Wednesday saying that "the matter is closed".

UK woman to leave India after feared sex attack

Indian police said Wednesday that a British tourist who jumped off her hotel balcony to escape a feared sex attack would return home, as two men were set to appear in court over the incident.

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