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  • Kashmir minister's guard flees with two AK-47 rifles 2 days ago

    Srinagar: The personal security guard of a senior Jammu and Kashmir minister fled with two rifles on Saturday, prompting police to launch a massive manhunt. The security guard belongs to Pulwama district of South Kashmir. He was appointed the minister's guard 12 days ago. A senior police officer said on Saturday...
  • MoD uncovered snooping in South Block in February 2014; AK Antony refuses to comment March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: In the wake of the corporate espionage scandal, sources on Sunday told CNN-IBN that the Ministry of Defence had uncovered snooping in South Block in February 2014. According to information accessed by CNN-IBN, a conversation between the then Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh and defence minister...
  • Rahul Gandhi will return stronger, says AK Antony March 1, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who has taken a break from parliament, will return "stronger and more energetic", party leader AK Antony said on Sunday. The former defence minister defended the Gandhi scion's move which has drawn flak from many quarters. "Rahul Gandhi has been working very hard without rest for...
  • Accept EC's recommendation to extend voting rights to NRIs: Centre to SC January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that the Election Commission's (EC) recommendation to extend voting rights to NRIs through postal ballots have been accepted in letter and spirit. Taking note of the submissions, a bench comprising Chief Justice HL Dattu and AK Sikri asked the Centre...
  • Government fires employee who skipped work for 24 years January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: AK Verma, an executive engineer at the Central Public Works Department, was fired after last appearing for work in December 1990. "He went on seeking extension of leave, which was not sanctioned, and defied directions to report to work," the government said in a statement on Thursday. Even after an...
  • BJP leader says gun culture should be banned as PDP leader fires Ak47 December 26, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, BJP leader Sunil Sharma commenting on the Ashraf Mir firing issue said that the gun culture should be removed. "No candidate should celebrate like this, it is a unconstitutional incident and law should take its own course," said Sunil Sharma. ...
  • PDP MLA Ashraf Mir fires AK47 to celebrate his win over Omar Abdullah in J&K assembly polls December 26, 2014

    Srinagar: In yet another shocking instance of a politician on a power trip, People's Democratic Party MLA Ashraf Mir fired celebratory shots by an AK47 rifle after defeating former chief minister Omar Abdullah from Sonawar the assembly seat recently. The incident took place outside his residence while his supporters were...
  • Indian-origin IS member poses with AK-47, newborn on Twitter November 27, 2014

    London: A 31-year-old Indian-origin Islamic State suspect, who is fighting in Syria, has posted a picture of him on Twitter posing with an AK-47 rifle and his new born baby. Abu Rumaysah who was born as Siddhartha Dhar, posted the photo on Twitter, proudly showcasing his pleasure that his son will...
  • Attack on business tycoon with AK-47 shocks Hyderabad November 19, 2014

    Hyderabad: On Wednesday morning, an unidentified person with an AK 47 opened fired at a top industrialist in the posh and busy locality of Banjara Hills. K Nityananda Reddy, vice chairman of Aurobindo Pharma, one of the top pharmaceutical companies in India, fortunately escaped unhurt. The police are investigating the...
  • Congress leaders Antony, Chidambaram, Shinde missing at international Nehru meet November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Several senior Congress leaders including AK Antony, P Chidambaram, Sushilkumar Shinde and Kamal Nath were conspicuous by their absence at the International Conference on Jawaharlal Nehru organised on Monday. A number of party Chief Ministers including from Karnataka and Kerala were also...
  • 'Garm Hava' review: It's a slice of our history that we can't ignore November 14, 2014

    Cast: Balraj Sahni, Farooq Shaikh, Dinanath Zutshi, Badar Begum, Geeta Siddharth, Shaukat Kaifi, AK Hangal Director: MS Sathyu MS Sathyu's 'Garm Hava' remains a potent and evocative study of the ramifications of Partition on the lives of ordinary, innocent people. Relevant even today, 41 years after it first released in 1973, the...
  • Wear bullet proof vest due to threat perception: PDP's Mustafa Mir November 11, 2014

    People's Democratic Party MLA Javed Mustafa Mir defended his photograph where he's brandishing an AK-47. Mir said, "This photograph was taken in 2004. I wear a bullet proof vest for threat perception all the time. I carry a gun for self-defence." ...
  • J&K: PDP MLA brandishes AK-47, claims he had it only for self defence November 11, 2014

    Srinagar: In yet another social media embarrassment for politicians in Jammu and Kashmir, People's Democratic Party MLA Javed Mustafa Mir has been spotted brandishing an AK-47 openly. An image has surfaced online showing Mir holding an AK-47 and standing casually next to an armed personnel. After facing criticism for the...
  • India says Islamic State not yet a threat October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Islamic State and al Qaeda do not yet pose a threat to India, the national security adviser said on Tuesday, despite attempts by the ultra-radical groups to enlist support from among India's huge Muslim population. Flags of the Islamic State have appeared in Jammu and Kashmir, India's only...
  • Tatra case: Court dismisses Tejinder Singh's bail plea, orders his arrest September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Patiala House court on Monday dismissed the bail plea of retired Lieutenant General Tejinder Singh in Tatra trucks case. The court has ordered that Tejinder Singh be taken into custody. Former Army Chief and MoS External Affairs VK Singh had alleged that Tejinder Singh offered him Rs 14...
  • Rahul not responsible for Congress' defeat in LS polls: Antony August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Rejecting criticism about Rahul Gandhi's leadership, Congress leader AK Antony on Friday said he was not responsible for the party's Lok Sabha poll debacle and exuded optimism that it will revive under Sonia Gandhi and Rahul. Antony, who headed a committee that probed the reasons for the party's poll...
  • Antony panel submits report on Congress's poll debacle to Sonia Gandhi August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly three months after its biggest debacle ever in the Lok Sabha elections, senior Congress leader AK Antony submitted his report to Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday. In his report, Antony has blamed the loss on antiCongress media coverage, poor local leadership, corruption, inflation and infighting in...
  • STF arrests two arms smugglers with weapons August 11, 2014

    The Special Task Force (STF) has arrested two arms smugglers with weapons from a village in Bihar's Begusarai district, police said. Acting on a tip off, a STF team raided Sandalpur village on Sunday night and arrested the arms smugglers Pramod Singh and his son Ranvir Kumar and seized two regular...
  • WBHRC without a chaiperson since Justice AK Ganguly quit over sexual harassment allegations August 8, 2014

    Kolkata: It has been over six months that the West Bengal Human Rights Commission still does not have a chairperson since Justice AK Ganguly had to quit following sexual harassment allegations. Since January 2014 not a single order has been passed or been made public as per the WBHRC website...
  • Heavy rainfall expected in Pune in the next 48 hours July 31, 2014

    In an interview with CNNIBN, The India Meteorological Department Director AK Bansal said that heavy rainfall is expected in Pune for the next 48 hours. Only after this time span, will the intensity of rainfall go down. ...
  • Tarun Gogoi meets senior Congress leaders July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing revolt, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday met senior Congress leaders to discuss the situation in the state where a senior minister has quit the government expressing no confidence in his leadership. Gogoi met senior party leaders AK Antony and Ahmed Patel to discuss the situation in...
  • Justice Ganguly backs Katju's claim of political interference in judiciary July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly has backed Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju's claim of alleged political interference in judiciary appointments. Ganguly has criticised the current collegium system of appointing judges. Ganguly said that many eminent judges, who would have otherwise qualified for a post...
  • It won't be business as usual within Congress, says Shashi Tharoor July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: It won't be "business as usual" in the Congress after the severe drubbing in the elections and party president Sonia Gandhi would soon fix accountability and take decisions on revamping the party, former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor said on Wednesday. The decisions will be taken as per her own...
  • Judgement reserved in case related to hurting Sikh sentiments July 18, 2014

    A local court reserved its judgement on Friday on a revision petition filed on the issue of Narayan Sai allegedly hurting Sikh religious sentiments by sporting a Sikh style turban and beard, when he was nabbed by the police. The decision was reserved by the Additional Session Judge AK Paliwal until...
  • Congress decides to retain Prithviraj Chavan as Maharashtra CM July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Ending speculations of a change in leadership in Maharashtra post the deafening defeat of Congress in the Lok Sabha elections, the state party incharge Mohan Prakash told CNNIBN on Friday that Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will continue to hold the top position. Speaking to CNNIBN Prakash said, "There will be...
  • No roadmaps, specifics in Budget: Manmohan Singh July 10, 2014

    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh remarked on the Narendra Modi government's Budget and said it has no specifics. He said, "How will it be achieved? It is yet to be seen. There are no road maps in the Budget. Just like the Railway budget, there are no specifics in this...
  • Law intern refuses to depose in Justice Ganguly sexual harassment case July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has told the Home Ministry that it cannot register a case against former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly who has been accused of sexual harassment. The police say that the complainant in the case has so far refused to record her statement. Justice Ganguly...
  • Sheila Dikshit could not send out the right message, says Mahabal Mishra July 5, 2014

    The embarrassing poll defeat has left the Congress shaken from top to bottom. The loss forced the Congress president Sonia Gandhi to constitute a a committee under former defence minister AK Antony. Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders complained of massive infighting and complete absence of organisational support, say sources. Mahabal Mishra...
  • J&K: Militant killed, jawan injured in encounter in Pulwama July 5, 2014

    Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed and an Army jawan injured in an encounter in Tral area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday. Security forces launched a search operation in the forest area of Aripal village in Tral area following information about presence of militants there, an Army spokesman...
  • Manish Tewari plays down Antony's remarks on minority appeasement by Congress June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday played down party leader AK Antony's comment on minority appeasement. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the party does not indulge in minority appeasement. "I do not know what Antony was talking about, whether he was talking about only Kerala or national level. The Congress...