Outgoing High Commissioner of Pakistan seeks better relationship with India

Kolkata, Dec 31 (ANI): Outgoing Pakistan high commissioner to India, Salman Bashir has said that the time had come to work on mechanisms and formats of engagements set by India and Pakistan, which would help in fostering bilateral relations. Eyeing better relations between the two neighbours, Bashir emphasised on resuming the process of engagements and moving forward. Dec 31, 2013

S. Sudan VP pays visit to hospital in Juba

South Sudanese Vice President James Wani Igga pays visit to a military hospital in Juba which houses nearly a thousand people injured in clashes in Bor and Malakal. Duration: 01:04 Dec 31, 2013

Urs of Baba Faridi: Celebrating spirit of tolerance, co-existence

Moradabad, Dec 30 (ANI): India is known for its amazing diversity. But, this does not come in the way of good relations between people of different faiths. This ethos is visible across the country. One such example comes from Moradabad city in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Dec 30, 2013

Delhi to get 20,000 litres of free water from January 1

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): Delhi Jal Board CEO Vijay Kumar on Monday announced that 20 kilo litres of water will be given to consumers, having functional water meter, free of cost from January 1. Kumar further informed that those whose consumption is beyond the above limit will be charged for usage. Dec 30, 2013

AAP keeps promise, Delhi to get 20,000 litres of free water from Jan 1

Kaushambi, Dec 30 (ANI): AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Monday cleared rumours that 20,000 litre of free water will be supplied for the next 3 months to all the domestic consumers. Vishwas said the free water service is not time bound and people, with functional water meter, will get water free from January 1 onwards. Dec 30, 2013

Subsidy was already there on 20 kilo litres of water, AAP just reorganized it: Congress on DJB annou

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): Speaking on DJB's CEO Vijay Kumar's announcement of providing 20 kilo litres of free water to consumers having functional metres, Congress leader, Sandeep Dikshit on Monday said that the AAP has not done much and has just shifted numbers and is taking credit. He further said that the subsidy was already there on 20 kilo litres of water and the AAP has just reorganized it. He also added that they should first make available water at places where there is water scarcity. Dec 30, 2013

BJP questions AAP's decision on free water supply

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): The BJP on Monday questioned the AAP's decision to provide 20 kilo litres of water to consumers, having functional water meter, free of cost from January 1. The BJP sought to play it down and said that there are many who don't have any meters and 11 lakh households in Delhi don't get water at all. Dec 30, 2013

Russia on alert after second deadly suicide bombing

At least 14 people were killed Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up on a packed trolleybus in Volgograd, raising new concerns about security at the Sochi Olympics a day after an attack on the Russian city's train station. Duration: 01:10 Dec 30, 2013

Virbhadra row concerning dubious transaction open-shut case, BJP writes to PM, CBI

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): Senior BJP Leader, Arun Jaitley on Monday said that the case against Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh that involves making leeways for a power company in the state was an open and shut case. The BJP has written to the Prime Minister as well as the CBI Director concerning the same. Dec 30, 2013

AAP-Congress alliance confirms Gadkari's remark: Vijay Jolly

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): BJP leader Vijay Jolly on Monday backed BJP former president Nitin Gadkari's statement that a deal was brokered between the Congress and the AAP by a reputed industrialist to stop BJP from coming to power in Delhi. Jolly said that AAP and Congress' alliance corroborates that. Dec 30, 2013

Kerala: 3000 girls from different communities participate in traditional dance

Kerala, Dec 30 (ANI): The state of Kerala, located in southern India is not just a delight for tourists but also it is the forerunner among Indian states in education, living standards, and harmonious coexistence. The mutual affection and co-operation among different communities is visible from the fact that people celebrate all festivals jointly with equal zeal and fervour. Here around three thousand women belonging to different communities performed traditional dance Thiruvathirakali in order to set a record. Dec 30, 2013

Finance Ministry warns of strict action against service tax evaders from New Year

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): The Finance Ministry has invited service tax from all citizens who haven't paid their dues since 2007, and has warned stern action will be taken against tax evaders after the payment scheme finishes on January 01, 2014. Advertising it as the final call to 'come clean', the Customs and Federal Excise department started a 'Voluntary Compliance Encouragement Scheme' (VCES) for service tax defaulters. While addressing a news conference on Monday (December 30), Revenue Secretary, Sumit Bose, said after the last due date of the scheme on December 31, service tax evaders would be subject to arrest and prosecution. Dec 30, 2013