BJP, the opening batsman ran away from responsibility: Kumar Vishwas

Kaushambi, Dec 17 (ANI): AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Tuesday said that the BJP who had 31 seats were the supposed opening batsman, who ran away from taking responsibility. He said that AAP never went to either BJP or Congress fro any support. But now that congress has responded to their terms following a letter for supporting the party, AAP will think over the same. Dec 17, 2013

BJP, JD (U) reaffirm support to Lokpal bill

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Reaffirming their support to Lokpal bill, the BJP and JD (U) on Tuesday said that the Lokpal bill must be passed in the Parliament today. Dec 17, 2013

Opposition demands Govt to fight against SP & pass Lokpal Bill

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): As the Lokpal Bill is to be debated in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday with Samajwadi Party continuously speaking against the same, opposition demanded government to fight against SP and pass the bill. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad questioned on Congress’ inclination to SP and said that if government can manage SP and run government for 9 years, why not now. Meanwhile, CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta said that SP who is opposing the aforesaid bill, are acting against the country. Dec 17, 2013

Gaza struggles to recover after brutal winter storm

In the Gaza Strip, Palestinian farmers lament the loss of crops due to a brutal winter storm that flooded fields. Electricity was also affected by the torrential rains in the already energy-starved enclave ruled by Hamas. Duration: 00:48 Dec 17, 2013

UN appeals for record $6.5bn for Syria crisis in 2014

The United Nations appealed Monday for a record $6.5 billion to help ever-growing numbers of victims of Syria's spiralling conflict next year, when refugee numbers are set to nearly double. Duration: 01:16 Dec 17, 2013

US offers new support for Vietnam maritime security

Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the United States would help Vietnam better police its seas amid an ongoing territorial squabble with China, as he met with the communist country's top leaders in Hanoi. Duration: 01:33 Dec 16, 2013

France, Algeria focus on growing economic cooperation

French Prime Minister, Jean Marc Ayrault, met with his counterpart Algerian counterpart, Abdelmalek Sellal, on Monday after laying a wreath at the Memorial for the Martyrs, a monument commemorating the Algerian War of Independence. Duration: 00:55 Dec 16, 2013

Congress clears stand on 18 issues raised by AAP

New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): The Congress on Monday sent a detailed response to Aam Aadmi Party, saying 16 of its 18 demands were related to administration which the AAP can deal with after it forms the government in Delhi. The Congress further stated that the remaining two demands - Jan Lokpal bill and full statehood for Delhi - were outside the purview of the Delhi government. The Congress, which won eight seats in the Delhi assembly elections, had offered unconditional support to the AAP to form the government in Delhi. But the AAP handed over a list of 18 demands to the Congress before it would consider the offer. Dec 16, 2013

Kumar Vishwas on Congress accepting AAP's conditions

New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): After the Congress sent a detailed response to Aam Aadmi Party over the 18 issues raised by them, saying 16 of its 18 demands were related to administration which the AAP can deal with after it forms the government in Delhi, AAP leader, Kumar Vishwas said his party will discuss the matter with people who have voted for them. Vishwas said they will take a decision only after carrying out meetings with people. Dec 16, 2013

BJP shows commitment to pass Lokpal Bill

Chennai/ New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday stated that the Lokpal bill is not between two individuals and is now a matter of the parliament, adding that the party is committed towards passing the bill. Addressing mediapersons in Chennai, party spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said that the party will see what amendments has central government made in the bill. Meanwhile, talking about government formation in Delhi, Sitharaman also added that chief of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Arvind Kejriwal, should focus on core issues. Dec 16, 2013