Does India's first political family see some serious threat to its own bastions? The question was doing rounds in Uttar Pradesh, where lie Rae Bareli and Amethi -- the respective parliamentary constituencies of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president son Rahul Gandhi. Sharat Pradhan reports.
In a `met-on-Facebook' love story gone horribly wrong, a 22-year-old youth shot dead a woman twice his age and then committed suicide after realising that she had cheated about her looks, age and marital status.
Most of them have been abandoned by their families but the over 10,000 widows in this city of Lord Krishna have also been abandoned by the country's electoral process as they do not have voting rights in Vrindavan.
A robotic mini-submarine deployed to unprecedented depths has searched approximately 50 per cent of the focused underwater area of the Indian Ocean floor, as it ended its seventh mission on Sunday with still no sign of wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
Sanjay Saraf, who belongs to a party which is part of the NDA, today confirmed that he had met Syed Ali Shah Geelani but dismissed reports that he had carried any message from Narendra Modi to the hardline Hurriyat leader.Lok Janshakti Party National Youth President Saraf said his relations with the separatist leader were personal.I have been meeting Geelani for the past so many years. I have not met him in the context that has been reported, Saraf told PTI.Saraf said he rushed here from Bihar after he was named as one of the emissaries of Modi that Geelani claimed had called on him for opening a dialogue with the BJP leader.This is a completely baseless report. I have not met Geelani since he was taken to Delhi for treatment in early March this year, he said.Asked about media reports identifying him as one of the two emissaries, Saraf said he was exploring legal options against a daily which carried the report for spreading falsehood and dragging my name into something that I was never part of.Geelani on Friday claimed that Modi had sent two emissaries to him and the separatist leadership in Jammu and Kashmir to create a soft corner for BJP by making a commitment to seek a solution to Kashmir issue.Geelani has not named the emissaries so far. The meeting allegedly took place in Delhi on March 22. The separatist leader also claimed that the emissaries had called on other separatist leaders who were now pinning hopes with the NDA coming to power for resolution of Kashmir issue.Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had yesterday questioned the secrecy behind the move and asked the hardline separatist leader to identify the pointmen to establish who was lying.Geelanis claims invited denials from Jamaat-e-Islami and moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference with the latter accusing the hardline leader of deliberately making statements aimed at creating confusion among the people.Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the chairman of the moderate faction, advised Geelani to shun the holier than thou attitude as holding talks with the stakeholders of Kashmir issue does not tantamount to a sell out.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday cancelled her one-day Maharashtra tour, citing health reasons.The Congress party said Sonia Gandhi is unwell, but refused to disclose any details about her illness.Sonia Gandhi was to address rallies in Mumbai, Dhule and Nandurbar.While party vice president Rahul Gandhi along with Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar will now address the Mumbai rally, actor-politician Raj Babbar and union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad will address the other rallies on her behalf, according to Congress sources.
In a `met-on-Facebook love story gone horribly wrong, a 22-year-old youth shot dead a woman twice his age and then committed suicide after realising that she had cheated about her looks, age and marital status.The accused Vineet Singh, hailing from Muzzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh befriended Jyoti Kori (44) on Facebook some two and half years ago.Inspector General, Jabalpur Range, Upendra Jain said Jyoti never revealed that the photograph she had put up on the site was not hers, and that she was a married woman with three children.On April 18, Vineet arrived in Jabalpur to meet her in person for the first time. The two went to Bhedhaghat on the banks of river Narmada near here, where after learning the truth he shot her dead and then shot himself.He was taken to a hospital but succumbed to injuries after giving a statement to the police that he felt cheated by Jyoti.Police said the pistol he used too appears in some of his Facebook photographs, which Jyoti had `liked.Further probe is on.