BJP hits out at Prashant Bhushan for supporting referendum

New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi on Monday hit out at AAP leader Prashant Bhushan for supporting a referendum on using army for internal security in Kashmir. Lekhi alleged that Bhushan had said this in view of the upcoming General Elections. Bhushan had come under fire over the comment, but later clarified that his statement was distorted by the media. Jan 6, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal on uniform taxation

New Delhi, Dec 6 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that there is a need to simplify the taxation process. Talking about the idea of uniform taxation, he said that the modern economy is too complicated and betrays the understanding of a common man. Jan 6, 2014

Not pulling support from AAP: JD (U) MLA Shoaib Iqbal after meeting Kejriwal

New Delhi, Dec 6 (ANI): After meeting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, JD (U) MLA Shoaib Iqbal, who had threatened to withdraw support from Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party, said that he is not withdrawing support as party leader Kumar Vishwas has already tendered a public apology over his controversial remarks on Muharram. Iqbal had voted in favour of Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government during the trust vote in Delhi Legislative Assembly. He had alleged Vishwas had joked about Muharram during an event. Jan 6, 2014

SC dismisses PIL supporting former Justice AK Ganguly

New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): The Supreme Court dismissed a PIL on Monday seeking to restrain the government from proceeding against retired Supreme Court Justice A.K. Ganguly in the sexual harassment case. Earlier, Ganguly had distanced himself from the petition, filed in the Supreme Court, supporting him. Jan 6, 2014

Heavy snowfall shuts arterial road in Kashmir, hits normal life

Jammu and Kashmir, Jan 6 (ANI): Heavy snowfall forced closure of arterial road in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir state, cutting off people from rest of the valley and disrupting normal life. The arterial Mughal Road in Poonch district is shut as it is buried in snow, cutting the region off from other areas like Srinagar. Jan 6, 2014

Mausoleum of Ala Hazrat in Bareilly draws devotees from different faiths

Bareilly, Jan 6 (ANI): India is a multi faith nation yet people from different communities reside here with utmost brotherhood and communal harmony. Be it helping each other or being a part of one another’s celebrations, people here don’t leave any chance to spread the message of communal harmony. Jan 6, 2014

Communal Harmony boosts artificial jewellery industry

Meerut, Jan 6 (ANI): Meerut, located in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh is one of the most important commercial centers of the country and houses many big and small business establishments. One such successful unit makes artificial jewellery. Harmony between Hindus and Muslims here is considered to be the main reason for the industry’s success. Jan 6, 2014

AAP forgot about corruption under Arvind- Arvinder shadow: Harshvardhan

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): BJP leader Harshvardhan on Monday slammed Aam Aadmi Party and said that the party has forgotten about corruption under ‘Arvind- Arvinder shadow’. He said that the party is contradicting its statements when they said that they are against corruption and luxury. He also said that there has been immense amount of money spent on Arvind Kejriwal since he took over as Delhi’s chief minister. Jan 6, 2014

Ramdev-Narendra Modi shares dais, Politicos react

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): A day after Narendra Modi and Ramdev shared dais and discussed about tax relaxation, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi called it a fixed match. Meanwhile, Congress leader Harish Rawat said that Modi should act rather than talking about ‘baba’s words’. Jan 6, 2014

AAP must specify its political agenda & policies: Arvinder Singh Lovely

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Delhi Congress President Arvinder Singh Lovely on Monday said that the party will ask its new ally AAP to specify its political agenda and policies. Lovely said that the party will raise objection if there is difference in AAP’s policies and Congress’ ideologies. Jan 6, 2014

Ban Jammat-E-Islami, demand people of Bangladesh

Dhaka, Jan 06 (ANI): The anger of these women is understandable… as they are victims of uncertainty and violence unleashed by the BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh. They staged a protest in Dhaka and demanded strict action against the BNP chief Khalida Zia for triggering violence in the country. The irate protesters shouted slogans against Zia and burnt her effigy, as her party and its allies called for an indefinite blockade in the country from January 1, 2014. More than 200 people have been killed in political violence since last year. Jan 6, 2014

Congress unsatisfied with Lt Governors speech

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Delhi Congress President Arvinder Singh Lovely on Monday said that the party is unsatisfied with the Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung’s annual speech. Lovely said that government’s decision on cancelling the licenses of any private companies was nothing to mention in Lt Governor’s speech. He also said that the speech should have been more detailed. Jan 6, 2014

Park proposes new family reunions with N. Korea

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye proposes fresh reunions of families separated by the Korean War after a previous bid was cancelled by Pyongyang, and promises to increase humanitarian aid to the impoverished North. Duration: 01:01 Jan 6, 2014

JD (U) leader Shoaib Iqbal threatens withdrawing support to AAP

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Taking up months old statement by AAP leader Kumar Vishwas, JD (U) MLA Shoaib Iqbal threatened AAP of withdrawing its support. He said that Vishwas' statement has hurt Muslim community and that he should apologize for it failing which JD (U) will take back its support from AAP. Vishwas had earlier allegedly joked about Muharram during one of his performances. Iqbal also said that he will take up the issue in the Delhi assembly on Monday. Jan 6, 2014