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SC to hear woman advocate's plea over her rape

New Delhi : The Supreme Court will Tuesday hear a plea alleging police inaction on a complaint by a woman advocate from Chhattisgarh alleging gang rape by her husband' family members and two others Nov 29, 2013.

When the apex court bench headed by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha was about to leave a court room after the completion of cases listed before it Monday, the woman advocate got up crying for justice, saying she was gang raped.

She said despite lodging complaints, Chhattisgarh police have taken no action against her perpetrators.


Arun Jaitley hospitalised for routine check-up

New Delhi : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to a hospital here for post surgery check-up, a doctor said Monday.

The minister, also in-charge of defence and corporate affairs ministries, underwent a corrective surgery for diabetes Sep 2.

A doctor treating Jaitley said the check-up was routine but since the tests could not be done at home, the minister had to be admitted to the hospital.


Rajasthan Police hunt for minister's dog

Jaipur : A hunt is on in full swing to trace a Rajasthan minister's missing dog.

Police deputed a constable to look for the dog, which is of a foreign breed. The dog's pictures were also sent to nearby police stations for help.

"A complaint was lodged by Suresh Kumar, an employee in the minister's bungalow number 48 in the city's Civil Lines area, that a dog has gone missing from Saturday morning," a police official in the Sodala police station told IANS Monday on the condition of anonymity.


Railway bribery case: Court recording Bansal's statement

New Delhi : A court here Monday began recording of the statement of former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, a prosecution witness in the Rs.10 crore railway bribery case.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Swarna Kanta Sharma started recording of the statement of Bansal, who was testifying as CBI witness in the case against his nephew Vijay Singla.

Bansal failed to appear before the court Sep 16 due to illness and the court on that day directed him to appear before it Sep 22.


Two Indians elected MPs in New Zealand

Wellington : Two Indian-origin leaders have made it to parliament in the recently concluded general elections in New Zealand, media reported Monday.

Mahesh Bindra and Parmjeet Parmar figured in the list of MPs, New Zealand Herald reported.

Parmjeet Parmar has been elected to the New Zealand Parliament as a representative of the ruling National party.

Mahesh Bindra has made his way to parliament as representative of the New Zealand First party.


Modi welcomes agreement between Afghanistan's Ghani, Abdullah

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday welcomed the agreement between Afghan leaders Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdullah Abdullah, saying India will stand steadfastly with the new government in Kabul in its task of building a strong and peaceful nation.

"We wholeheartedly welcome the agreement between the two Afghan leaders - Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah. Wisdom they have shown respects the strong democratic aspirations of the people of Afghanistan, which was also manifested by the poll turnout," said a statement from the Prime Minister's Office.

Modi confident India, US can develop a genuinely strategic alliance

By Arun Kumar,

Washington : With the mood in Delhi and Washington in harmony, India and the US can develop a genuinely strategic alliance, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared ahead of his first summit meeting with US President Barack Obama next week.

"I have a one word answer: Yes. And with great confidence I say aye," Modi told CNN's Fareed Zakaria in a wide-ranging interview, his first since assuming office May 26, when asked if it is possible for the two countries to develop a genuinely strategic alliance. The interview was telecast Sunday.


Want to win people's confidence by action: Modi

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he would like to win the confidence of people by his action rather than his speeches.

"If I can win the confidence of the people of India, not from my speeches but by actions, then the power of 1.25 billion Indians will come together to take the country forward," Modi said in an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, telecast fully Sunday.


Indian enterprise will deliver sustained 8-9 percent growth: Modi

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said the entrepreneurial nature of over a million Indians is the basis of his belief that the country will be able to consistently achieve growth rates of 8-9 percent over a sustained period, and for which he has a clear road map.

"It is my absolute belief that Indians have unlimited talent. I have a lot of faith in the entrepreneurial nature of our 1.25 billion people. There is a lot of capability. And I have a clear road-map to channel it," Modi said in an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria.


Army treats nearly 300 people in flood-hit Rajouri

Jammu : The Indian Army Sunday treated 294 patients in the flood-ravaged Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir and also distributed free medicines, an official said.

A medical camp was organised by the Kalakote-based Rashtriya Rifles battalion in Khadariyan village "as part of welfare activities and to ameliorate the medical problems of the people after the floods", defence ministry spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS.