AAP appeals honest officers to approach the party

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which is all set to form government in Delhi, invited honest and efficient people to join them, while mocking the BJP by calling them ‘vulnerable’ and ‘scared’. AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi’s new Chief Minister on December 28. While addressing a news conference, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said they had formed a sub-committee to look at the joining procedure of the candidates. He said anybody willing to bring in a change in the present political scenario is welcome, and can join the party by filling an application form through Internet or can buy and fill the form Dec 27, 2013

UN peacekeepers allowed to use force

The United Nations says it peacekeeping force in South Sudan are under instruction to use force to protect civilians as it pledges to increase emergency relief aid to the strife-torn country.  Dec 27, 2013

At least five killed and several injured in Jalpaiguri blast

Jalpaiguri, Dec 27 (ANI): At least five people were killed and several others injured when a bomb tied to a bicycle exploded in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. Superintendent of police, Amit P Jawalgi said that he was expecting such an incident because Martyrs Day was being celebrated in the region. Jawalgi confirmed that nine people were injured in the blast on Thursday. The blast occurred at around 7 pm in Bajrapara area and the injured were admitted to the Jalpaiguri District Hospital. A high alert has been sounded across the state after the incident. Dec 27, 2013

BJP celebrates clean chit to Narendra Modi in Gulberg Society case

New Delhi/ Nagpur/ Mumbai, Dec 27 (ANI): Hours after an Allahabad court gave clean chit to Narendra Modi in Gulberg Society massacre, BJP workers cheered and celebrated the verdict. Party workers celebrated the occasion at the party office in New Delhi by bursting fire crackers and shouting slogans in praise of Modi. Meanwhile, the ruling Congress urged the petitioner, Zakia Jafri to take recourse to judicial remedies. CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat denounced the court's ruling and said the court should not have missed the wealth of evidence available against Modi. Dec 27, 2013

Progess in efforts to broker end of S.Sudan civil war

Heavy fighting was raging Thursday in South Sudan's key oil-producing north, officials said, although neighbours Kenya and Ethiopia said they had made "good progress" in efforts to broker an end to the civil war. Dec 27, 2013

Dramatic Turkish cabinet reshuffle amid graft scandal

"The government is aware that it must close ranks against the forces that seek to divide and create problems," former Turkish Minister for European Affairs, Egemen Bagis, said during a ceremony handover to his successor Mevlut Cavusoglu. Dec 27, 2013

Chad peacekeepers killed in C. Africa clashes

Five Chadian peacekeepers have died in clashes in the Central African Republic capital, Bangui, where French troops on Thursday were out in force a day after heavy gunfire sowed panic in the city. Dec 26, 2013

Bangladesh troops deploy nationwide ahead of polls

Bangladesh's opposition accused authorities of placing their leader under virtual house arrest Thursday, as tens of thousands of troops were deployed across the country ahead of general elections next month. Dec 26, 2013

Congress is engaging in witch-hunting: BJP on Snoopgate inquiry

New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its nod for setting up of an inquiry commission to investigate the allegations that Gujarat government illegally spied on a woman on the orders of chief minister Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah. Slamming Congress, BJP spokesperson, Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said that Congress is engaging in witch-hunting by setting up a panel in a matter which is an entirely state subject. She also added that Congress is continuing its fascist mindset inspite of all public opinion going against them. Dec 26, 2013

Inflation likely to slow down: Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Chennai, Dec 26 (ANI): Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Thursday stated that inflation will slow down in the coming time. He also drew comparisons between the time period before 2004 and after 2004, which according to him has witnessed better development. Dec 26, 2013

Karnataka CM says legislators foreign tour not his decision

Bangalore, Dec 26 (ANI): After two foreign junket trips by a bunch of MLAs in Karnataka kicked up a storm and invited sharp criticism, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday said that foreign 'study tour' planned for the legislators was not his decision. While one group of MLAs has already left to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, another group is set to leave next week to Brazil, Argentina and Peru. Dec 26, 2013