BJP on AAP-Congress alliance

New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said that the Kejri-Congress concept has come out in front of everyone and now the nation will see both working together. Naqvi also added that the level of language is going to degrade in the coming future. Dec 24, 2013

Muzaffarnagar issue should not be politicized, situation in relief camps pitiable

Lucknow/ New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): After the visit of Rahul Gandhi to the Muzaffarnagar relief camps brought reactions from CP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Muslim Cleric Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali and BJP leader Kirti Azad appealed not to politicize the issue. Mahali said that the state administration should understand the reason as to why people are not leaving the camp and solve the issue. Further, Azad said that the situation is very pitiable in the camps and rather than doping vote bank politics, leaders should look at the people’s grievances. Dec 24, 2013

Narendra Modi will do political murder of Nitish Kumar: Giriraj Singh

Patna, Dec 24 (ANI): Slamming Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, BJP leader Giriraj Singh said that Kumar’s ‘political murder’ will be done by Narendra Modi when BJP will bag all 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. He also said that Kumar was the one to strategize Modi’s murder in Ramlila Maidan. He further slammed Kumar and said that Modi has won over the trust of the people of the country and that Bihar CM have no idea of its worth. Dec 24, 2013

Mulayam Singh Yadav takes jibe at Congress

Lucknow, Dec 24 (ANI): Samajwadi party (SP) President Mulayam Singh Yadav took a jibe at the Congress party over the Lokpal Bill, which he claims would lead to anarchy and was passed just to divert the attention of the voters ahead of the upcoming general elections. The Congress party, which suffered a big loss in assembly elections in four key states, and was faced with allegations of pervasive culture of corruption rushed through the Lokpal Bill in the parliament. Yadav dismissed all accusations of neglect towards the Muzaffarnagar riot victims living in the relief camps. Dec 24, 2013

Rahul Gandhi meets minority representatives ahead of LS polls

New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi interacted with over 200 representatives from different minority communities, where he stressed on the need to instill a sense of security and fearlessness among all sections of society. Gandhi had earlier met the representatives of tribal, Dalits and OBC (Other Backward Class) on December 13. Speaking of the lack of leadership, Gandhi said there should be representatives from minority groups to present their issues in the state assemblies and the Lok Sabha. Dec 24, 2013

Resolving diplomatic crisis with US top priority: Khurshid

New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): In the wake of diplomatic spat over the arrest of Devyani Kohobragade in New York, Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said that the government's priority is to resolve the crisis with the US. Speaking to a reporter, Khurshid refused to give a timeframe as to when the spat would be resolved. Even as the US remains reluctant to drop visa fraud charges against Kohobragade, the Indian diplomat on Monday got accreditation from the UN in her current posting at India's permanent mission paving the way for full immunity after acknowledgement from the state department. Dec 24, 2013

Process to remove AK Ganguly from WBHRC initiated, he should resign himself: TMC

New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): After the law intern allegedly harassed by Former Supreme Court Judge AK Ganguly out-rightly hit back at his claim of innocence, TMC leader Saugata Roy said that though the process to remove him from WBHRC has been inititated, Ganguly should resign on moral grounds. He said that Ganguly's letter to the Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam denying all charges against him is meaningless and the party is not taking the same seriously. Dec 24, 2013

Salman Khurshid stressed on need to spread awareness on minority welfare schemes

New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): While addressing mediapersons in New Delhi, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said we need to create more awareness among the minority groups about various welfare schemes. He mentioned that discussions have also been held about compensation being provided to those who are falsely accused of involvement in criminal cases. While addressing minority concerns, Khurshid also focused on the issue of women welfare in the minority groups. Chairman of the Minority Department of AICC, Khurshid Ahmed Saiyed, emphasised on making a manifesto that focused on the problems faced by minorities. Dec 24, 2013

Maoists disrupt construction work, set vehicles on fire in Odisha

Koraput, Dec 24 (ANI): The Maoists set ablaze two vehicles in the Koraput district of Odisha as a mark of protest against the construction of a road in the district. The Sub-Divisional Police Officer of Laxmipur, Jalandhar Jali, confirmed the same. The camp of a contractor near Karli village was raided by the rebels and they torched a tipper and a JCB (Joseph Cyril Bamford) machine parked nearby. Jali also said the Maoists keep disrupting development work as they don't want their plans to fail. Dec 24, 2013

Bangladesh activists campaign to boycott Pakistani goods

Dhaka, Dec 24 (ANI): Hundreds of students, teachers, political and social activists in Bangladesh campaign to boycott Pakistani goods to protest Islamabad's reaction over the hanging of 1971 war criminal Abdul Quader Molla. Molla was hanged on December 12, the first war crimes execution in Bangladesh. He was accused of collaborating with Pakistani forces during 1971 Liberation War. Bangladesh Poet, Kazi Rosy hailed the verdict, as she was a witness in the case. The slogan-shouting protesters organised a peaceful march and burnt an effigy. Dec 24, 2013

Justice AK Ganguly should resign on moral grounds: BJP

New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): BJP leader Kirti Azad on Tuesday said that Justice AK Ganguly should resign from the post of WBHRC Chairman on moral grounds. Azad also added that the victim should not delay in giving her statement to the police. Dec 24, 2013

Jailed Pussy Riot members are released under amnesty

Russia on Monday released the two jailed members of anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot whose imprisonment prompted a wave of global outrage, with both women immediately vowing to fight injustice in Russian prisons. Duration: 01:06 Dec 24, 2013