Mon, May 29, 2017 | updated 03:50 AM IST

NCP condemns Abdul Basit's remark, demands sending him back to Pakistan

Updated: Aug 15, 2016 07:17 IST      
NCP condemns Abdul Basit's remark, demands sending him back to Pakistan

Mumbai, Aug 15 (ANI): The Nationalist Congress Party has condemned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit's remark wherein he dedicated Pakistan's Independence Day for Kashmir's "freedom" and said the Government of India should send him back to his own country.

"Pakistan High Commissioner Basit's statement regarding the independence of Kashmir is highly objectionable. It is the duty of the foreign ministry and the Government of India to send him back to his own country," NCP leader Nawab Malik told ANI.

"Sitting here in India and speaking against the country cannot be tolerated," he added.

Disquieted over the ceasefire violations that occurred yesterday, Malik said the violations have increased in the last two years and requested the Government of India to give a tough message to Pakistan.

"Since last two years there have been lots of cease fire violations happening in the border area, the country has to give tough message," he said.

In a provocative remark, Pakistan High Commissioner yesterday said the Pakistan is dedicating its Independence Day to Kashmir's freedom and will continue to extend its support to the people of the state.

His remark came during Pakistan's Independence Day celebrations held at the embassy in New Delhi.

Meanwhile the ceasefire in LOC was violated with Pakistan firing at two places in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir yesterday.

The Indian army responded heavily to the ceasefire violation by Pakistan.

The attack comes hours after a grenade attack on Amarnath Yathra pilgrims in Poonch, where almost 15 people were injured.

There have been 30 ceasefire violations by Pakistan on the Line of Control till July 31 with one casualty from the army side. (ANI)

New Delhi [India], May 29 (ANI): Applauding Army chief General Bipin Rawat for defending Major Leetul Gogoi over the human shield controversy, Defence experts on Monday said such felicitations give morale boost to the Indian Army.

Full Story >>

New Delhi/ Mumbai [India], May 29 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday sought clarification from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Vice-president Rahul Gandhi, after their party's youth activists butchered a calf, in public, in Kerala's Kannur to protest against Centre's ban on cattle slaughter.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 28 (ANI): In a veiled attack on the Congress party, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday questioned the silence of the grand old party over the Kannur incident where a Youth Congress worker slaughtered a cattle in public.

Full Story >>

Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 28 (ANI): Main accused in the Rampur molestation case has been arrested and a four member committee was formed to nab others, the police said on Sunday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): A day after Youth Congress activists publically butchered a calf in Kerala's Kannur to protest against the Centre's ban on sale of cattle for slaughtering, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi condemned the 'barbaric' incident while dubbing it as 'thoughtless and unacceptable.'

Full Story >>

Hyderabad couple pleads Sushma to save daughter stuck in Pak

Updated: May 28, 2017 22:26 IST     

New Delhi [India] May 28 (ANI): After Uzma's return, a couple from Hyderabad has urged the External Affairs Minister (EAM) to bring back their daughter, who is stuck in Pakistan from nine years.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 28 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday said that Congress president Sonia Gandhi will be constituting a committee which will come up with names of possible candidates for the post of President and Vice-President.

Full Story >>

Kannur (Kerala), May 28 (ANI): Kannur police has registered case against district president of Youth Congress and other Congress workers for slaughtering a calf in public view.

Full Story >>

Situation under control: Gujarat CM on Zika detection

Updated: May 28, 2017 19:55 IST     

Gandhinagar (Gujarat), May 28 (ANI): A day after World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed three Zika virus cases in Gujarat's Ahmedabad, the state Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday took cognizance of the report while assuring that the situation was under control and there is nothing to worry about.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], May 28 (ANI): Praising the government schools' performance in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class XII exams, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday said that they are better than private schools.

Full Story >>

Black Box of IAF's missing Sukhoi-30 found

Updated: May 28, 2017 19:28 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 28 (ANI): A ground search and rescue party, consisting of Para (Special Forces) and Indian Air Force Garuds along with the army, reached Assam on Sunday, where Sukhoi-30 jet crashed, and recovered the aircraft's Black Box.

Full Story >>

ONGC creates history, employees summit Mt Everest

Updated: May 28, 2017 19:28 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 28(ANI): Three more ONGC employees - Santosh Kumar, Nirmal Kumar and Prabhat Gaurav have added on to the historic feat of scaling the Mount Everest.

Full Story >>

Arunachal's Anshu Jamsenpa given rousing welcome in Kathmandu after Everest record

Updated: May 28, 2017 19:27 IST      By: Pradeep Kumar

Itanagar(Arunachal Pradesh)[India], May 28 (ANI) Famed woman mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa was given a grand welcome in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Sunday after conquering Mt. Everest for a record fifth time. She is the only woman in the world to achieve this feat.

Full Story >>

President Mukherjee to present Malti Gyan Peeth Puraskars

Updated: May 28, 2017 19:14 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 28(ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will present the Malti Gyan Peeth Puraskars for this year at a function to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan tomorrow.

Full Story >>

Gujarat police seizes demonetised currency, arrests four

Updated: May 28, 2017 19:00 IST     

Bharuch (Gujarat) [India], May 28(ANI): Gujarat police Special Operations Group (SOG) has seized more than Rs 1 crore demonetised currency from a car and also arrested four persons in this regard in Bharuch.

Full Story >>

Gandhinagar (Gujarat), May 28 (ANI): With cases of Zika virus being reported from Ahmedabad, Gujarat Health Minister Shankar Chaudhary on Sunday asserted that there was no need to be worried as actions have been taken in accordance to the guidelines of World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Government of India.

Full Story >>

Chitradurga (Karnataka) [India], May 28 (ANI): Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, in a veiled reference to Pakistan, has said India's defence preparedness needs to be enhanced to the optimum level, owing to its geographical location.

Full Story >>

Chhattisgarh: Seven Naxal supporters caught in Narayanpur

Updated: May 28, 2017 18:14 IST     

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], May 28 (ANI): At least seven suspected Naxals, including three women, were caught after an encounter took place between security forces and the militants in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district last night.

Full Story >>

Mani Shankar Aiyar clarifies on meeting separatists in Valley

Updated: May 28, 2017 17:52 IST     

New Delhi[India],May 28(ANI): Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, who invited flak for meeting Hurriyat leaders in Kashmir, on Sunday clarified his move, saying that he not only met the latter but also many other communities to discuss the ongoing unrest in the Valley.

Full Story >>

Baramulla (J-K) [India], May 28 (ANI): Asserting that the Kashmir youth need employment, a top army officer on Sunday said that defying separatist shutdown call, hundreds of students participated in the army recruitment examination in the Valley.

Full Story >>