High command should rethink on support to AAP: Ex-Cong MLA

New Delhi, Dec 25 (ANI): Former Congress MLA, Ramakant Goswami on Wednesday strongly hot out at the AAP for their choice of words against the Congress and said the party high command must rethink on giving support to them to form a government in Delhi. Dec 25, 2013

US troops mark Christmas Eve in Afghanistan

Kabul, Dec 25 (ANI): U.S. soldiers stationed in Afghanistan celebrated Christmas Eve with services, prayers and hymns. Soldiers at a military base in the capital, Kabul, attended a special service at the NKC chapel, where they lit candles and thought of their families back home. U.S. soldier, Lieutenant Mark Arther Frederick, who has spent five Christmas holidays in Afghanistan while in service, said he hoped U.S. military presence brought people in the country a sense of security. Dec 25, 2013

Beachgoers spend Christmas Day on Sydney's Bondi Beach

Sydney, Dec 25 (ANI): Beachgoers braved the gloomy weather in Sydney on Christmas Day, and headed to Bondi Beach. Lifeguards were on hand to assist in tree decorating and keep an eye on any keen surfers. Despite the drizzle and cooler temperatures tourists managed to enjoy the sea and sand without the sunshine. Dec 25, 2013

Pope presides over first midnight mass at the Vatican

Vatican, Dec 25 (ANI): Pope Francis, celebrating his first Christmas as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics urged people to shun pride and selfishness and open up their hearts to God and their fellow man. Pope Francis celebrated a solemn Christmas Eve Mass for some 10,000 people in a packed St. Peter's Basilica as hundreds of others watched on large screens in the square outside. Dec 25, 2013

Atal Bihari Vajpayee turns 89 today

New Delhi, Dec 25 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee turned 89 on Wednesday. Regarded as one of the pillars of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Vajpayee has been a stalwart in the Indian political arena for over six decades. Vajpayee served as the tenth Prime Minister of India, three times - first for a brief term of 13 days in 1996, and then for two terms from 1998 to 2004. Dec 25, 2013

Arvind Kejriwal to take oath as Delhi CM on December 28

Kaushambi, Dec 25 (ANI): Even as President Pranab Mukherjee accepted Delhi Lt Governor's proposal on government formation by AAP, party leader, Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi Chief Minister on December 28. Dec 25, 2013

Politicos for appropriate police action against AK Ganguly

New Delhi/Kolkata, Dec 25 (ANI): Politicos urged Delhi police to take appropriate action against retired Supreme Court Justice AK Ganguly, who is involved in a sexual assault case. They asked to evaluate facts of the alleged molestation charges by the intern. Dec 25, 2013

Pope Francis celebrates first Christmas Eve mass

Pope Francis holds his first Christmas Eve mass in the Vatican by highlighting the role played by humble shepherds in the Nativity as thousands flock to the historic site of Jesus's birth in Bethlehem. Duration: 00:48 Dec 25, 2013

It might be a conspiracy by some party: JD (U) on Binny's rift with AAP

New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): Speaking about AAP leader Vinod Kumar Binny's alleged rift with his party, JD (U) leader, Shoaib Iqbal on Wednesday said that there could be some disturbance within the party but it has been sorted out. He also added that it might also be a conspiracy by any other party, keeping in view the Lok Sabha elections, as AAP has been selected by Delhi and many people have their eyes on them. Dec 25, 2013

Christians revel in festive spirit across India, attend special midnight mass for Christmas

Kolkata /Mumbai /Bangalore /Chennai, Dec 25 (ANI): Christians across various cities in India reveled in festive spirit as they sang carols in decked up churches while attending special midnight mass prayers on the Christmas Eve. In Kolkata, devotees gathered to attend the special mass and sang carols to celebrate the Christmas spirit. A large number of people gathered at the San Thome Church in Chennai and participated in the Christmas celebrations with fervour. Dec 25, 2013

Awami League in Bangladesh condemns Pakistans stand on Mollas execution

Dhaka, Dec 25 (ANI): Supporters of Bangladesh ruling Awami League party protested against Pakistan condemning the nation’s stand on execution of war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah. Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah was hanged on December 12, the first war crimes execution in Bangladesh. He was accused of collaborating with Pakistani forces during 1971 Liberation War, who were eventually defeated with India's help. Dec 25, 2013

BJP confident of winning all seats from Bihar in general elections

New Delhi/ Patna, Dec 25 (ANI): The BJP on Tuesday said that they are confident of winning all the 40 Lok Sabha seats from Bihar in the 2014 general elections. A BJP leader, Girija Singh said he is sure that the political career of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, will soon come to end because of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Dec 25, 2013

Arvind Kejriwal denies rift within party

Kaushambi, Dec 25 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday denied reports of rift within the party by saying that a key party MLA Vinod Kumar Binny is not upset with his decision to allocate Cabinet berth to a few elected leaders. Dec 25, 2013