Powell- Modi meet to take corrective measures on wrong assessment done earlier: Defence Analyst

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): After US Ambassador to India, Nancy Powell met BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday, Defence Expert Bharat Verma said that this is an attempt to take corrective measures on wrong assessment US has done earlier. He said that Modi is a modest man and has a road map on what he wants from US and will know better on how to extract maximum benefits out of relations with America. Verma also said that US is aware of the possibility of Modi being the next prime minister of India and the meet comes in that relation. Feb 13, 2014

Polticos condemn pepper spray in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Political leaders condemned the shocking incident of pepper spray in Lok Sabha on Thursday. Terming the incident as unfortunate, politicos demanded strict action against the MPs involved in the incident. Feb 13, 2014

Pepper spray in LS, blot on Parliamentary democracy: Kamal Nath

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Terming the Lok Sabha ruckus a blot on Parliamentary democracy, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday said that political leaders demanded strict action against the MPs. The Parliament on Thursday was left in shock after suspended Congress MP L Rajagopal who was standing in the well of Lok Sabha, took out a bottle of pepper spray and sprayed it all around the house, leading to immediate adjournment. According to reports, TDP MP Venugopal Reddy broke mike on Secretary General's table in Lok Sabha and L Rajagopal smashed glass on the table causing commotion. Feb 13, 2014

Not knife but pulled mic in Parliament, respect democracy: Venugopal Reddy

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): TDP MP Venugopal Reddy on Thursday denied brandishing knife inside Lok Sabha and said that he pulled a mic which is portrayed by Congress MPs as knife. He said that he respects democracy and would not do that. Further, Reddy said that the party wants to prevent the Telangana bill and have moved a no-confidence motion for the same purpose too. Reddy even accused Congress MPs of beating him and acting as ‘marshals’. Feb 13, 2014

Congress responsible for shameful incident in Parliament: BJP

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): After unprecedented pandemonium marked by brandishing knife and pepper spraying was witnessed in Lok Sabha, Senior BJP leaders said that Congress is responsible for the ‘shameful incident’ and it was more of their design to send away MPs so as to introduce their bill. LK Advani said that this is the first incident of its kind that he has witnessed since 1970. Meanwhile, Sushma Swaraj said that such games are being played by Congress in the backdrop of the upcoming elections. Feb 13, 2014

MPs stable & kept under observation: Doctor on Parliament spray effect

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Giving updates about the health of Parliament MPs being affected by the gas spray spread in the house on Thursday, RML Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr HK Kar said that the condition of the MPs are stable and they are kept under observation before being discharged. He said that they complained of irritation on face, eyes, nose and mouth and they are better after being cleaned by saline water. Feb 13, 2014

AAP questions Delhi LG's association with Reliance

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh, on Thursday questioned the association of Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung with Reliance group. Earlier, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has ordered to file a case against Reliance following a complaint filed to the state government on the gas pricing issue. Kejriwal had directed India's anti-corruption branch to file criminal cases against Oil Minister Veerappa Moily, former Oil Minister Murli Deora, Reliance Industries. Kejriwal had claimed that the Reliance Industries manipulated gas pricing with some ministers. Feb 13, 2014

TDP MP K Narayana Rao suffers heart attack amidst Parliament ruckus

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Amidst all the ruckus in Parliament on Thursday, TDP MP K Narayana Rao suffered heart attack and was taken to RML Hospital, confirmed another party leader Ramesh Rathod. He said that doctors said it was heart attack and that treatment is underway and that Rao is out of danger now. Feb 13, 2014

Delhi Police to launch 24 hour helpline for NE people

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): In the wake of an alleged "racist" attack on Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Tania that led to his death and a furor among people from the northeast region, the Delhi police has decided to launch a 24hour helpline. Talking to mediapersons, Delhi Police commissioner BS Bassi said that the helpline will start from today. Not only this, Delhi Police is also set to launch a Facebook page and a Twitter account for people from the northeast where they can post complaints and suggestions. Feb 13, 2014

Britain floods

British police and army are working around the clock to deliver sand bags to homes and rescue the vulnerable as floodwaters continue to rise along the Thames valley west of London.Duration:01:35 Feb 13, 2014

Kejriwal govt to table Jan Lokpal Bill in Delhi Assembly today

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): The Arvind Kejriwal government has declared that it will table the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Delhi assembly today, ignoring Union Law Ministry's view that the Centre's prior approval is required. The Union Law Ministry has held that the rules governing Delhi government's legislative business were constitutional where Centre's consent was required before its passage. The Law Ministry has held that the Transaction of Business Rules (TBR) make it mandatory that the Lt Governor refer to the Centre every legislative proposal which may necessitate additional financial assistance. Feb 13, 2014

US envoy Nancy Powell meets Modi in Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar, Feb 13 (ANI): US Ambassador to India, Nancy Powell met Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday. The meeting, which signals the end of Washington's boycott of Modi for his alleged role in 2002 Gujarat riots, took place at the Chief Minister's residence in Gandhinagar. It is the first high profile meeting between Modi and a US official since the US State Department revoked his visa in 2005 on grounds of "sever violations of religious freedom" in Gujarat. Feb 13, 2014

JD (U) targets Modi over his "chai par charcha" campaign

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Senior JD (U) leader Shivanand Tiwari on Thursday targeted BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over his "chai par charcha" campaign and said that Election Commission should probe as to from where the BJP is getting money to organize big rallies and campaigns for Modi. The BJP has launched its "chai par charcha" or "discussion over tea" campaign, a mega outreach programme named to highlight that Modi sold tea on trains as a young boy. Feb 13, 2014

Trying to make consensus on Telangana: Congress

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi on Thursday said the Congress is trying to make a consensus among its leaders over the Telangana statehood issue. He also termed regular Parliament disruptions as unfortunate. Feb 13, 2014