Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.
New Delhi - Congress leader Jagdambika Pal on Wednesday criticised Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal for meeting controversial cleric Tauqeer Raza Khan, who had issued a fatwa against Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen. “As today Arvind Kejriwal called Tauqeer Raza Khan in its campaign so it might be possible that he would call Baba Ramdev tomorrow for its campaign, so what is the difference between BJP and AAP,” said Jagdambika Pal. Amid political controversy, Kejriwal on Tuesday clarified that by meeting with Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan, he was not playing any communal card ahead of the assembly elections. “I want to clear one thing first. I went to offer... more »The post Jagdambika Pal takes on Kejriwal for meeting Tauqeer Raza Khan appeared first on IndiaVision News and Information.
Panaji – The Goa government will write to the Nigerian embassy after a number of Nigerians living in Goa were found to be using only photocopies of passports and visas as proof of their nationality, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Monday. Parrikar was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a government function at the secretariat. “We have questioned a lot of Nigerians and were verifying their documents. Most of them have only photocopies of their passports and visas. We are going to ask the Nigerian embassy to verify these documents,” Parrikar said. This is part of a verification drive started by the Goa government which will inspect documents of... more »The post Nigerians living on photocopies of passports: Parrikar appeared first on IndiaVision News and Information.
Lucknow – The BJP Monday said the rape of a girl from a relief camp housing the Muzaffarnagar riot victims was a “sad reflection” on the Uttar Pradesh government. BJP state spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak accused the Samajwadi Party government of failing to create confidence among the riot-hit victims of Muzaffarnagar. He said Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had failed to instil the fear of law in the minds of anti-social elements. A girl living in a relief camp was raped by two youth in Muzaffarnagar. Both have since been arrested. Pathak said the policies of the state government had led to a deep rooted religious divide in western Uttar Pradesh.The post Akhilesh paying lip service to riot victims: BJP appeared first on IndiaVision News and Information.
Lucknow – The Samajwadi Party (SP) has accused the Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre of holding back Rs.30,000 crore meant as central funds for Uttar Pradesh. Criticising the Congress for its “double talk” party spokesman Rajendra Chowdhary Monday said that despite a positive environment of development and cordial relationship created by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, the Congress-led government had so far released only 20 percent of the central funds earmarked for Uttar Pradesh. “Despite the best of efforts by the state government, the union government’s attitude continues to be of non-cooperation,” Chowdhary said. He pointed out how the state government had promptly given free of... more »The post UPA holding back funds for Uttar Pradesh: SP appeared first on IndiaVision News and Information.
New Delhi – Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs, Rajeev Shukla on Saturday appealed to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to stop creating discord among people by constant criticism and giving out wrong facts, especially when he is a prime ministerial candidate. “I request Modi not to fight with everyone, create tension, criticize everyone, or give wrong facts. He has started doing all this, but the post for which he is contesting is very big. He has to take the entire nation along with him,” he said. “There will be so many fights and anxiety in the nation, and I want to tell his (Modi) supporters to rethink... more »The post Rajiv Shukla pulls up Modi, says ‘PM aspirant should stop fighting with everyone’ appeared first on IndiaVision News and Information.
Nagpur – Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader M G Vaidya on Saturday said Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh should not be taken seriously as he is mentally unstable. Vaidya, who was reacting to Digvijay Singh’s remark that the RSS is a Hindu version of the Taliban, said he fails to understand as to why the media takes the Congress leader seriously. “I don’t understand why people take Digvijay Singh seriously. I have said several times that he is not mentally stable. The elections are approaching and so these kinds of things will continue,” he said. Digvijay Singh earlier tweeted, “I hate all those who advocate Ideology of Hate including Taliban... more »The post Digvijay Singh has lost his ‘mental balance’: M G Vaidya appeared first on IndiaVision News and Information.
Mumbai – The Maharashtra Police and the Gujarat Police have made tight security arrangements for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s Pune rally on Friday against the backdrop of Sunday’s Patna blasts, officials said. Modi will arrive around 1.30 pm in Pune where the city Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made hurried arrangements for a short rally outside the airport. “He is coming to inaugurate a new wing at the Dinanath Mangeshkar Superspecialty Hospital here. Prior to that function, we have half an hour for him to address party workers,” city BJP chief Anil Shirole told a news agency. An advance team of the Gujarat Police along with the Maharashtra Police... more »The post Tight security for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s Pune rally today appeared first on IndiaVision News and Information.
Israel has freed the second of four batches of 26 Palestinian prisoners, as part of a deal for the resumption of so-called peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA). Sivan Weizman, a spokeswoman for Israel’s prison service, said 21 prisoners were released to the occupied West Bank and five to the besieged Gaza Strip early on Wednesday. Some 104 Palestinian inmates are likely to be freed over the coming months. In the occupied Palestinian territories, people celebrated as the prisoners were released. Last Week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to free 26 Palestinian prisoners. “The release of 26 prisoners has been validated this evening,” said a statement from Netanyahu’s... more »The post Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners appeared first on IndiaVision News and Information.