Street light scam is one of the scams in CWG, there are many more: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Feb 6 (ANI): Reacting over the Delhi government's order to Anti Corruption Bureau to file an FIR and start investigation in the street light scam in Commonwealth Games (CWG) purchase, BJP leader Harsh Vardhan said that it is just a symbolic action. He also said that there are many other scams that happened during CWG and are yet to be investigated. He further said a responsible agency should probe the matter. Feb 6, 2014

Delhi govt wants thorough and independent inquiry in CWG streetlight scam: Manish Sisodia

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Thursday said that the Delhi government wants a thorough and independent inquiry into the CWG streetlight scam, which happened under the governance of Sheila Dikshit government. Sisodia questioned on the purchase of the streetlights way above its original price. He said that the investigation is not on a particular person, but an independent one. Feb 6, 2014

Delhi govt asks LG to form SIT for 1984 riot case, closed files to be reopened

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): After a cabinet meet, AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Thursday said that the Delhi government has asked the Lieutenant Governor to form a SIT to probe into 1984 riots case and also requested that the police in the case will be brought from outside. Sisodia said that all the closed cases and FIRs in the case will be reopened for probe. The probe came after many Sikh leaders and the victims of the riots along with political partied demanded justice in the case. Feb 6, 2014

Delhi government to file FIR against Sheila Dikshit in CWG scam

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): The Delhi government on Thursday ordered Anti Corruption bureau to file an FIR and start investigation in a scam in Commonwealth Games (CWG) purchase. At the time of CWG games, the PWD department had installed fancy lamp posts at a very high rate by ignoring the contract procedure. Due to this, the government had incurred an approximate loss of Rs.92 crore. Although the complaint did not name former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit but her name is likely to be included in the final FIR to be registered by ACB since she approved the project. Feb 6, 2014

Politicos choose to wait for more information in Britains involvement in operation Bluestar

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): After British Prime Minister David Cameron said that there is no evidence of UK’s involvement in 1984 Operation Bluestar, India’s Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said that there is no indication on the same and that Gen. Kuldeep Singh Brar who commanded the operation has also said that the operation was fully planned by Army. Meanwhile, BJD leader Jay Panda said that there is still not much information on the issue and that people should wait for the same. Feb 6, 2014

Sikh politicos call Operation Bluestar planned conspiracy by Indira Gandhi

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): After UK alleged that it advised India on 1984 Operation Bluestar, Sikh politicos demanded answer from the Congress government and termed it as a planned conspiracy by Indira Gandhi. SAD leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that the whole operation on attacking the golden temple was a conspiracy by Gandhi. Meanwhile, DSGMC President Manjit Singh GK said that everything that happened then was planned in advance and it was a conspiracy planned for vote bank as elections were approaching in the country. Feb 6, 2014

BJP, Shiv Sena denounce Aseemanand's revelation on RSS chief

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): BJP and Shiv Sena on Thursday denounced the allegations of Aseemanand, accused of Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Dargah blasts case that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had sanctioned the strikes. The revelations have been made by a magazine. Talking to mediapersons, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar questioned the authenticity of Aseemanand's interview to the magazine. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that statements are twisted and presented to defame Hindutva organizations. Feb 6, 2014

Reservation row: Congress a confused party, says BJP

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday took a dig at the Congress for its stand on reservation along caste lines. Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi kicked a row when he called for an end to reservation along caste lines. He was snubbed later by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who said the empowerment of Scheduled Castes and Tribes and Backward Classes has been an article of faith with the Congress. Commenting on Dwivedi's statement, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar on Thursday described Congress as the confused party which is in continuous and perpetual dilemma. Feb 6, 2014

RSS rubbishes Mohan Bhagwat's link with 3 major 2007 blasts

Nagpur, Jan 6 (ANI): RSS leader MG Vaidya Thursday denied reports of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's involvement in sanctioning the blasts in the Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Dargah. According to a magazine, accused of the three blasts, Swami Aseemanand, has alleged that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had sanctioned the strikes. Feb 6, 2014

BJP slams Congress over number of scams during its rule

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): BJP Spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad lashed out at the ruling Congress party over the number of scams that took place during its rule in the last 10 years. Prasad blamed the central government for rushing up the matters like passing bills for the sake of votes. Prasad also added that the infamous AgustaWestland deal could have got through wherein the middlemen were trying to reach out to the people close to the Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi but were unsuccessful in doing so. Meanwhile, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala hit out at the BJP during a press interaction, saying the allegations made by the opposition leaders are politically motivated. Feb 6, 2014

12th edition of Auto Expo kicks off amidst glitz and glamour

Greater Noida, Feb 06 (ANI): Top automobile brands unveiled their latest edition of high-end cars at the Auto Expo 2014 that kicked off in Greater Noida and was attended by high-profile industrialist like Ratan Tata, Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. A number of concept cars, utility vehicles and many new models were launched at the opening day of the 12th Auto Expo at a time when the sector is going through a slump. The automobile show grabbed eyeballs as automobile giants like Range Rover, Hyundai, Suzuki and Yamaha showcased their glistening state-of-the-art models. World renowned auto giant Jaguar marked the Indian launch of its F-Type Coupe, which is said to be the most performance-focused Jaguar to hit the roads. Bollywood actor and pop diva Priyanka Chopra posed with the Land Rover LWB from the house of Jaguar - calling it a car designed to make a girl feel like a princess. Feb 6, 2014

Kiran Kumar Reddy urges Prez Mukherjee to keep Andhra Pradesh united

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy appealed to President Pranab Mukherjee to ensure that the state is kept united, and added that people from the entire region would suffer if the proposed division takes place. Reddy further said that the will of the Andhra Pradesh people is reflected in the unopposed resolution who have been advocating for a united state. He also added that bifurcation of any state should be taken forward only if it is for the betterment of the people. Feb 6, 2014

'Bionic hand' can now sense shape, texture

An amputee with a bionic hand has for the first time been able to feel the texture and shape of objects in his grasp, European researchers said Wednesday. Duration: 01:54 Feb 6, 2014

More rain hits English village cut off by floodwater

More than 8,000 homes were without power in southwest England on Wednesday after fresh storms battered the region, sending huge waves crashing onto the coastline and damaging sea defences. Duration: 01:19 Feb 6, 2014