General Politics

BJP demands CBI probe into Rahul's killing

BJP demands CBI probe into Rahul's killingThe BJP had demanded for a CBI probe into the killing of Bihar youth Rahul Raj. Raj was killed in a shootout with Mumbai Police on 27 October.

"The postmortem report and the comments of the medical experts clearly indicate that there was foul play in the killing of the youth. Our party demands a CBI inquiry into the incident so that the truth is known," BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.

Barack's journey will inspire people around the world: PM

Barack's journey will inspire people around the world: PMPrime Minister Manmohan Singh has congratulated Barack Obama on his election as the president of the United States and said his "journey to the White House" would inspire people around the world.

"Your extraordinary journey to the White House will inspire people not only in your country but also around the world," Manmohan Singh said in his congratulatory message.

Slapped, kissed by Uma; party leader quits

Slapped, kissed by Uma; party leader quitsIt was a high political drama in full public, where Bhratiya Jan Shakti party (BJS) President Uma Bharati slapped a top party functionary, then kissed him on the forehead and later gave up food to atone for her loss of control, but eventually the party worker resigned from his post on Wednesday evening.

All this high-drama occurred at Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh. Anil Rai, the BJS Chhindwara general secretary has announced to resign from the party

Punjab refuses to clear deputation of ex-Vigilance chief

Punjab Government has refused to allow former Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) chief A P Pandey available for a Central posting. Union Government has sent a letter to Punjab in this regard. But the state govt. is not replying to that one.

"We wrote to the state Govt.on September 11, asking if 1974-batch IPS officer AP Pandey, who stands empanelled as Director-General, could be made available for Central deputation. The letter categorically said the Government's response should reach us by September 16. However, we have still not received any reply," said a senior officer in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

Center to send Ministerial team to Kandhamal

The Union Government has decided to send a Ministerial committee (GoM) to riot-hit Kandhamal of Orissa to take stock of the situation within a fort night.

Central Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar will head the team. Other members of the team are Social Justice Minister Meira Kumar, Tribal Affairs Minister P R Kyndiah and Transport Minister T R Baalu.

The team, during its visit, would inspect the relief camps and would also discuss the situation with the state Government.

According to sources, the Ministerial team is likely to apprise the Centre of its observation before the beginning of Parliament session. The session is scheduled to begin on 10 December.

UP agriculture varsity VC quits

V.K. Suri, Vice-Chancellor of Chandrashekhar Azad Agriculture University, who last month shut the campus doors on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, tendered his resignation on Tuesday.