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    LoP issue: Cong welcomes SC ruling says Govt should reconsider its position

    New Delhi, Aug 22 (UNI) The Congress today welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to examine the issue of grant of status of Leader of Opposition to the party in Lok Sabha.

       The Supreme Court decided to examine the issue of grant of status of Leader of Opposition to the single largest party in Lok Sabha in the opposition ranks.

    : 22/08/2014 | : 4:06 PM |


    India blames Pak for cancellation of FS talks

    New Delhi, Aug 22 (UNI) The External Affairs Ministry today blamed Pakistan for cancellation of Foreign Secretary-level talks, saying its actions had rendered the atmosphere inconducive for any meaningful engagement and indicated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s possible meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the margins of the UNGA in New York was one of the casualties.

       Snubbing Pakistan’s offer to ''move forward'' leaving the acrimony generated over cancellation of talks over its High Commissioner meeting Kashmiri separatists, Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said the offer had come at a wrong time.

    : 22/08/2014 | : 6:48 PM |


    SC to decide if political parties should reveal source of foreign funding

    New Delhi, Aug 22 (UNI) The Supreme Court will examine the issue whether political parties should make public the contributions received from abroad.

       A bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha today issued notices to the Centre and the Election Commission of India (EC).

    : 22/08/2014 | : 1:41 PM |


    Cong condemns Jaitley’s remark on Delhi rape case, calls it insensitive

    New Delhi, Aug 22 (UNI) Condemning the remark made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on the Nirbhaya rape case in Delhi, the Congress today said the statement by the Minister was an injustice not just to the victim’s family but the entire country.

       Talking to reporters here, AICC spokesperson Salman Khurshid said, ''It (Nirbhaya rape) was not a small incident. It was a shocking incident, an incident that crushed small hopes and desires of someone.

    : 22/08/2014 | : 6:43 PM |


    Cong politicised bifurcation: Shah

    Hyderabad, Aug 22 (UNI) BJP National president Amit Shah today reiterated that the Congress tried to politicise at every stage of the process to bifurcate the united Andhra Pradesh for narrow political gains.

       Addressing the BJP workers meeting at the Saroornagar Indoor Stadium here, Mr Shah said the Congress, without respecting the sentiments of the people of all the regions of the united state, went ahead with the bifurcation process.

    : 22/08/2014 | : 6:09 PM |


    20 % of rape incidents in UP are fake- Minister

    Lucknow, Aug 22(UNI)Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Ahmed Hassan today claimed that 20 per cent of the rapes reported in the media are fake and there is a conspiracy to defame the Samajwadi Party government.

       Addressing a gathering in the state capital at a function to honour the meritorious students by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Mr Hasan said that 20 per cent of the reported rape incidents turn out to be fake. 'Media should be blamed for such false reporting and opposition leaders too jump on their conclusion," he alleged.

    : 22/08/2014 | : 6:03 PM |




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