Tue, Jul 25, 2017 | updated 06:05 PM IST

Centre's policy on Kashmir 'directionless', says Sibal

Updated: Aug 13, 2016 17:45 IST      
Centre's policy on Kashmir 'directionless', says Sibal

New Delhi, Aug. 13 (ANI): Maintaining that the Centre's policy on Kashmir is "directionless", Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday said until they formulate a national policy on Kashmir by taking the Congress and other opposition parties in confidence, no progress will be made in this direction.

"Until they formulate a national policy by taking the Congress and other opposition parties in confidence on what we need to do in Kashmir, the progress will not be made in this direction. They have reports of interlocutors and four committees set up by Manmohan Singh's government, they should read it and act upon it," Sibal told ANI.

However, they don't have any direction; on the one hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends (Pakistan Prime Minister) Nawaz Sharif's party, while on the other hand, Home Minister Rajnath Singh returns without attending a SAARC luncheon. Thus, we don't understand their politics of 'daawats' (parties).

Criticising the BJP-led Centre for raising the issue of serving 'biryani' to Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab in the jail, Sibal said, "Now, they are in government and can't make allegations of 'biryani' and 'love letter', because they themselves had biryani party."

"Nawaz Sharif has raised the Kashmir issue at the U.N and other international platforms, and also said that they were with terrorists, which no country would tolerate. And thus, Prime Minister Modi also cannot hold talks with him (Sharif)," he added.

The Prime Minister in his concluding speech at the all-party meeting on Friday said the unrest in the Kashmir Valley was Pakistan-sponsored.

The Prime Minister further said, "When we talk about Jammu and Kashmir, we should talk about four regions - Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. (ANI)

Congress demands probe on Chattisgarh minister's land case

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 17:54 IST     

Chhattisgarh [India], July 25 (ANI): After a Chattisgarh Cabinet Minister's wife was accused of acquiring a portion of the state's forest land and building a resort on it, the Congress has spoken out against the minister and his wife and demanded A thorough investigation of the case.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 25 (ANI): The Congress on Tuesday objected the Madras High Court's ruling, which makes singing of the Vande Mataram compulsory and said such acts would not create the feeling of love and patriotism among the people for the country.

Full Story >>

Karnataka Police busts state-based online fraud

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 17:39 IST     

Karnataka [India], July 25 (ANI): The Karnataka Police has busted a gang of online fraudsters which has duped more than 500 people in the state. They used to cheat people through different internet portals and websites.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 25 (ANI): High Commissioner for Canada to India Nadir Patel attended the swearing-in ceremony of India's 14th President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] July 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday showed dissatisfaction over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs in a parliamentary party meeting regarding the Presidential elections voting, after votes of a large number of MPs and MLAs were cancelled in the presidential election.

Full Story >>

Kolkata [India], July 25 (ANI): The Kolkata High Court has set aside the lower court's order which had discharged former MLA and Trinamool leader Mohemmed Sohrab, Shanu alias Shahnawaz and Johnny (friends of the prime accused Shambia Sohrab) from the proceedings in connection with the Red Road Hit-and-Run case.

Full Story >>

Kushal drain cleaning: Delhi HC warns PWD of penalty

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 16:45 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 25 (ANI): The Delhi High Court has warned the Public Works Department (PWD) of an imposition of penalty if the 6 km-long Kushak drain here doesn't get cleaned within three days.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra), July 25 (ANI): At least five people have been killed and more than 30 feared trapped after four-storey residential building collapsed in Mumbai's Ghatkpopar on Tuesday.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra), July 25 (ANI): The residents of the four-storey building that collapsed today in Mumbai's Ghatkopar have alleged that the mishap took place because of the renovation work being carried out at the first floor.

Full Story >>

Kerala: Rape-accused Cong MLA send to police custody

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 16:22 IST     

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], July 25 (ANI): A Kerala court on Tuesday sent rape-accused Congress MLA M. Vincent to one day police custody.

Full Story >>

Kolkata: Building collapses in Bowbazar, few trapped

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 15:59 IST     

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], July 25 (ANI): Few people were fear trapped in the debris after a building collapsed in Kolkata's Bowbazar on Wednesday.

Full Story >>

Mumbai [India], July 25 (ANI): After four people were killed including a three-month-old baby following a deadly building collapse in Ghatkopar, Maharashtra Housing Minister Prakash Mehta announced an investigation into the matter and assured to take action in this matter.

Full Story >>

Gadkari, Raje, Fadnavis, Rupani congratulate President Kovind

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 15:19 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 25 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Tuesday congratulated President Ram Nath Kovind on being sworn- in as 14th President of India.

Full Story >>

JD (U) leader backs suspension of six Cong MPs from Lok Sabha

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 15:10 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 25 (ANI): With six Congress MPs being suspended from the Lok Sabha for unruly behavior, Janata Dal (United) leader Harivansh on Tuesday asserted that suspension was not enough and that more stringent punishment is necessary.

Full Story >>

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], July 25 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Minister Brijmohan Agrawal, whose wife has been accused of acquiring the state's forest land for constructing a resort, said that he and his family have always abided by the law.

Full Story >>

Can't even imagine removing Tagore from text books: Mamata

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 14:24 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 25 (ANI): After RSS ideologue Dinanath Batra recommended a host of changes to the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in its textbooks, including removal of Rabindranath Tagore, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked as to how can someone talk about removing a person who is the "pride of the nation".

Full Story >>

Rahul condoles demise of scientist Prof. Yash Pal

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 14:24 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 25 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday condoled demise of eminent scientist Professor Yash Pal Singh.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated President Ram Nath Kovind after he was sworn in as the 14th President of India.

Full Story >>

Road ministry sanctions 115,435 kms national highways

Updated: Jul 25, 2017 14:02 IST     

New Delhi [India] July 25 (ANI): The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways informed Lok Sabha that total 115,435 kilometres National Highways have been sanctioned in all 35 states and Union Territories in the country.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] July 25 (ANI): In his first address after being sworn in as the 14th President of India, Ram Nath Kovind highlighted mutual respect as the essence of democracy.

Full Story >>