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Pakistani establishment knew about Osama's presence in country: Pak ex-Defence Minister

New Delhi, Oct 13 (UNI) Pakistan ex-defence minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar today claimed that the Pakistani establishment was in know of Osama Bin Laden's presence in the country.
In an interview to news channel CNN-IBN, Mr Mukhtar said the then President Asif Ali Zardari, ex-Prime Minister Gilani, the ISI and the army chiefs knew about the presence of 'most wanted man in the world' on their soil.

13 Oct 2015 | 11:24 PM

BJP, a B team of RSS: Lalu

Patna, Oct 13 (UNI) Describing BJP as "B" team of RSS, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today said it was pursuing communal agenda of the RSS to foment hatred and distrust among the people in the country.
Addressing a series of election meetings in Jehanabad and Gaya districts which are slated to go to the polls in the second phase of elections on October 16, Mr Prasad said the main agenda of the BJP in this election was to divide the society on communal lines for political gains.

13 Oct 2015 | 11:21 PM

MHA sounds alert in states during festive season

New Delhi, Oct 13 (UNI) Home Ministry has issued an advisory to all the states to maintain a strict vigil against possible attempts by terrorist and anti-social elements to avert any attack or violence during the upcoming festive season, MHA sources said today.
A nationwide advisory has been issued to strengthen the security arrangements at vulnerable places such as crowded markets, bus termini, railway and metro stations and religious sites to thwart any attempt of terrorist and anti-social’s elements.

13 Oct 2015 | 4:31 PM

Gujarat riots: SC dismisses Sanjiv Bhatt's plea for SIT probe

New Delhi, Oct 13 (UNI) The Supreme Court today dismissed the plea of sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who had moved the apex court seeking a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the allegations that he had hacked the email account of the then additional advocate general (AAG) of Gujarat, Tushar Mehta, and tampered with it.
Bhatt, a Gujarat cadre IPS officer, was dismissed from service on August 18 this year.

13 Oct 2015 | 12:22 PM

Former Coal secretary Gupta granted bail in coal block allocation case

New Delhi, Oct 13 (UNI) A Delhi court today granted bail to former Coal Secretary HC Gupta and four others, including two senior public servants, facing charges for their alleged roles in the coal block allocation scam case.
The court granted bail to two senior public servants, K S Kropha and K C Samria, Brahmani Thermal Power Pvt Ltd (BTPPL) chairman, P Trivikrama Prasad and its vice chairman Y Harish Chandra Prasad.

13 Oct 2015 | 2:50 PM

SC rejects plea alleging corruption in purchase of war items during Kargil

13 Oct 2015 | 8:34 AM

New Delhi, Oct 13 (UNI) The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a petition that alleged corruption in the purchase of coffins, snow shoes and other items in the 1999 Kargil War during the BJP-led NDA government. The petitioner levelled serious allegations against the BJP government, which had dented the image of the former, headed by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Khagda Prasad Oli elected Nepal's new Prime Minister

12 Oct 2015 | 8:08 AM

New Delhi, Oct 12 (UNI) The Himalayan nation has chose Marxist Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli as its 38th Prime Minister, with more than half of the chamber members preferring him over his predecessor Sushil Koirala, who managed to get just 41 per cent votes.

Netherlands fail to qualify for Euro 2016

14 Oct 2015 | 2:10 AM

AMSTERDAM, Oct 13 (Reuters) The Netherlands failed to reach the European Championship finals for the first time since 1984 when they lost 3-2 at home to the Czech Republic to miss out on next year's tournament in France.

57 pc peaceful vote in Bihar Assy polls 1st phase

13 Oct 2015 | 9:34 AM

New Delhi, Oct 13 (UNI) Fifty seven percent voter turnout of a 1.35 crore electorate was recorded in the first phase of Assembly elections in Bihar for 49 assembly seats, the Election Commission said.