Allegations against Dharmendra Koli a political strategy of failed leader: Manish Sisodia

Kaushambi, Dec 10 (ANI): Commenting on the allegations against AAP’s newly- elected MLA from Seemapuri, Dharmendra Koli by the former MLA of the constituency Veer Singh Dhingan, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that the allegations are nothing more than a political strategy of a filed leader. He said that Koli only took part in a celebration rally in the area, even against which the party had warned him. He said that as asked by the people present at the spot, there was no such incident of molestation with anyone. Sisodia draws suspicion that the act can also be a counter attack on allegations of Koli’s sister’s murder on the opposition. Dec 10, 2013

Govt must go, has lost people's confidence: Congress MP

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): In a major embarrassment to the Congress-led UPA government, seven of its own MPs have moved a notice of no confidence motion against the Manmohan Singh government. Congress MP L Rajagopal said that the government has lost people's confidence and whether or not they have the numbers in the Parliament, it is high time the government goes. Dec 10, 2013

UK shifts focus to smaller Indian cities for trade

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Britain’s business secretary Vince Cable has said that his country is keen on exploring trade and investment opportunities in India’s non-metropolitan cities. Cable, made this statement at the 9th meeting of India-UK joint Economic & Trade Committee (JETCO) in New Delhi. Cable also said that his country was ready to welcome Indian students for pursuing higher education. Meanwhile, trade minister, Anand Sharma, expressed his satisfaction over the progress of the joint-trade ventures between New Delhi and London. Dec 10, 2013

AAP ready to offer 'issue-based' support to BJP, Shiv Sena says against democracy

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): After Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan said that the party could support BJP if its 'demands are met', Shiv Sena Spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that such conditions on the same is against the principles of democracy and AAP should first support the party then talk of agendas. On this BJP leader Kirti Azad said that AAP should stick to one point first and stop changing their statements every now and then. Azad also said that AAP should come to a common minimum programme. Dec 10, 2013

Anna Hazare begins do-or-die fast for passage of Jan Lokpal Bill

Ralegan Siddhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Anti graft crusader Anna Hazare, 76, has begun an indefinite fast in his village in Ralegan Sidhi to demand the passage of the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill in the Parliament. Hazare stated that he will not break his fast on mere assurance by the government. Dec 10, 2013

Harsh Vardhan on Prashant Bhushan's statement on Government formation in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): A day after Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan said that his party can consider supporting BJP from outside in Delhi, only if it agrees to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill and Swaraj bill in a time bound manner, BJP's Harsh Vardhan said that his party has always promised to eradicate corruption. However, Vardhan made no mention of whether the BJP would talk to the AAP about forming government in the state. During a TV debate, Prashant Bhushan had talked about supporting BJP but had added that it was his personal view and was not the party's official stand. Dec 10, 2013

Political parties asks Justice Ganguly to step down on Human Rights Day

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Political parties are demanding West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) Chief AK Ganguly to step down from his post on the occasion of Human Rights Day. Shiv Sena Spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that the party will take up the issue in Parliament and Justice Ganguly should step down as soon as possible. Meanwhile, TMC leader Derek O'Brien also followed the suit and said that 'violators can’t be guardians'. Dec 10, 2013

AAP leader charged with molestation, BJP eyes on AAP's action

New Delhi/ Kaushmabi, Dec 10 (ANI): After a case of molestation was filed against AAP's newly- elected MLA from Seemapuri, Dharmendra Koli, party's leader Gopal Rai indirectly targeted the opposition for framing Koli in order to quench their defeat. Reacting on same, BJP leader Kirti Azad said that it would be interesting to see what step does Arvind Kejriwal take on the issue as they have came into same line as other parties. Incidentally, the alleged victim is wife of Congress leader Veer Singh Dhingan who was defeated by Koli in the Seemapuri constituency. Dec 10, 2013

Thai PM rejects protesters' demand to step down

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra refuses demands by anti-government protesters to resign ahead of upcoming elections, urging them to abandon their "people's revolution". Duration: 00:57 Dec 10, 2013

BJP credits party win to positive agenda and great leaders

Raipur, Dec 10 (ANI): Glowing with the flush of victory, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) attributed the party's glorious win in state polls to the positive agenda and great work performed by its various leaders. Senior leader of BJP, Venkaiah Naidu, while denying any negative or emotional campaigning against their opponents, attributed the party's win in Chhattisgarh to the performance during the term of governance of its leader and chief of state, Raman Singh. Naidu attributed the party's brilliant performance to its dynamic leadership. Dec 10, 2013

'Mangalyaan' in full swing towards Mars

Kerala, Dec 10 (ANI): The Chief of India's Space Research Organisation (ISRO), K. Radhakrishnan has said that India's satellite Mangalyaan is progressing well towards the planet Mars. The Indian Space Body has successfully raised the orbit of the Mars Spacecraft for the fifth time since it launch on November 5 this year into the earth-bound orbit by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C25). Radhakrishnan also talked about the mission details. Dec 10, 2013

Preparations at Mthatha airport ahead of Mandela funeral

At the Mthatha airport in the Eastern Cape, preparations are taking place and security has been tightened ahead of the landing heads of state coming to attend Mandela’s funeral in his home village of Qunu. Duration: 00:54 Dec 10, 2013

US Vice President Biden pays tribute to Mandela

US Vice President Joe Biden paid tribute to Nelson Mandela on Monday as he signed the official book of condolences at the South African Embassy in Washington. Biden called Mandela a 'truly remarkable man'. Duration: 01:01 Dec 10, 2013