Politics

US offering $12m bounty for information on whereabouts of ‘Al Qaeda financers’

Washington, Oct. 19 (ANI): The United States has offered a bounty worth 12 million dollars for getting information on the location of two Iran-based alleged financiers of the Al Qaeda terror network.

No bid to appease Russia in Kudankulam deal, court told

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The government Thursday denied that it sought to "appease" Russia by exempting it from any liability under the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010, in the event of any accident at Kudankulam power plant in Tamil Nadu.

Suu Kyi to visit India in November

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Myanmar's iconic pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will visit India for nearly a week next month, her first trip to the country after a gap of nearly 40 years.

Pawar's NCP, IAC deny ex-cop's claims

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) dismissed as a "publicity stunt" the charges levelled against party chief Sharad Pawar by former police officer-turned-lawyer Y.P. Singh here Thursday evening. India Against Corruption (IAC) also refuted the activist's claim that it was going soft on Pawar.

Ball is in Indian government's court to end Naga movement: Muivah

Dimapur (Nagaland), Oct 18 (IANS) Veteran Naga secessionist leader Thuingaleng Muivah Thursday said that it is now up to the Indian government to work a way out to end the six-decade-long Naga separatist movement.

Obama, Romney trade playful jabs at charity dinner

New York, Oct 19 (IANS) With two bitter debates behind and the countdown having begun to next month's presidential election, rival candidates, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, showed that American politicians were not without their sense of humour when both took a short break from the campaign trail to trade witty barbs at a charity dinner event here.

Kejriwal turns heat on BJP, alleges nexus between Gadkari and NCP

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): India Against Corruption (IAC) activist Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari of having a huge business empire in Maharashtra, and alleged that the former and NCP leader Ajit Pawar were hand-in-glove with each other in the irrigation scam.

Maharashtra irrigation scam: BJP chief Gadkari hits back at Team Kejriwal’s charges

New Delhi, Oct.17 (ANI): Strongly countering the allegations and charges levelled against him on Wednesday by Team Kejriwal during a media conference at the Constitution Club here on Wednesday afternoon, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari said the charges were absolutely baseless and without foundation.

BJP, cadre firmly behind Gadkari: Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, Oct.17 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that the party and its cadres are firmly behind their president Nitin Gadkari, and would support and defend him against all charges or allegations related to the irrigation scam in Maharashtra.

Anna Hazare keeps silent on Kejriwal's crusade

Ralegan-Siddhi (Maharashtra), Oct 17 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare Wednesday chose to keep silent on the expose on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari by India Against Corruption (IAC) leader Arvind Kejriwal and RTI activist Anjali Damania.

An aide to Hazare said the 76-year-old leader is recuperating from a cataract surgery he underwent last week and would not react on the developments in the national capital.
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