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September 2012

Irrigation scam an attempt to malign NCP: Ajit Pawar

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Sep 30 (IANS) The irrigation scam directed against him is an attempt to divert attention from the "coal scam", former Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar said Sunday. Addressing his first public rally after resigning as the deputy chief minister, Pawar said the irrigation issue was a conspiracy against the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). "There is an attempt to (malign us)," Pawar told the gathering at Akole, 120 km from Ahmednagar town. The "coal…

Pakistan wants lasting solution to Kashmir issue: Zardari

Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS) Pakistan wants a "result-oriented uninterrupted dialogue" with India that will help find a permanent solution to the Kashmir dispute, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari told Kashmiri leader and Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq. Zardari reiterated Pakistan's stance to continue support to the Kashmiri cause at a meeting with the Mirwaiz, who heads the moderate faction of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference in Jammu and Kashmir, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly…

Mamata’s mimicry of a piece with India’s smear politics

Kolkata, Sep 30 (IANS) The West Bengal chief minister might not find cartoons about her funny, but she is happy enough to mimic the prime minister. The widely telecast scenes of Mamata Banerjee imitating the genial Manmohan Singh have raised much debate and derision and have again put the spotlight on India's smear politics. From threats to slapping defamation cases to triggering sarcastic comments on whether the artist in her, which already paints and pens poems, is out to explore newer avenues - Banerjee's act has led…

Congress MPs from Telangana protest at CM’s office

Hyderabad, Sep 30 (IANS) In an unprecedented development, Members of Parliament from the Telangana region belonging to the ruling Congress party sat in protest Sunday outside the camp office of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy. Protesting the large-scale arrests of Telangana supporters coming to Hyderabad for participating in the Telangana march, a group of eight MPs marched to the chief minister's camp office in the high-security Begumpet area. Raising slogans of 'Jai Telangana,' the MPs along with…

Wilkinson loves her freedom now

Los Angeles, Sep 30 (IANS) Former playboy model Kendra Wilkinson, who has a son with husband Hank Baskett, wants to enjoy her freedom and is not ready to have another baby yet. Their son Hank Jr. is almost three years old now. "We like to go out now. We're back to being young and fun again! We love to go out, we love to be in Hollywood. You only have one life to live and we love to be young," contactmusic.com quoted Wilkinson as saying. The 27-year-old had previously said she and her husband, whom she…
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