Communal barriers fade as Hindus, Muslims work together

Meerut, Dec 23 (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. These establishments not only indicate city's growth but also strong communal relations as people from different communities work together with unity and harmony. One such example comes from its blanket making factory where Hindus and Muslims work together to make blankets for the people of Gandhi Ashram. Dec 23, 2013

Urs of Sufi saint draws devotees from different faith

Uttar Pradesh, Dec 23 (ANI): The valley which is best known for its picturesque beauty is a perfect amalgamation of cultures and traditions. Harmony among various communities can be seen across the state. One such occasion had been the Urs of saint Jamalulla Qaadri Rehmatullah Aleh, which was celebrated recently in Rampur of northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Devotees belonging to many faiths came in large numbers to seek the Sufi saint's blessings. Dec 23, 2013

Akhilesh Yadav welcomes Rahul Gandhi's suggestion for riot-hit victims

Lucknow, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Dec 23 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, on Monday welcomed suggestions from Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and other lawmakers to help riot-hit victims. Gandhi visited the victims in Shamli district accompanied by Minister of States, Home Affairs RPN Singh and a leader of his party Madhusudan Mistry. Dec 23, 2013

Bangladesh scholars blame Jamaat-e-Islami for creating divide within society

Bangladesh, Dec 23 (ANI): Bangladesh war veterans and Islamic scholars slammed the Jamaat-e-Islami, for creating a divide within the society. Freedom fighters and social activists blamed the Islamist party for mounting tensions between the feuding parties ahead of the national elections. An Islamic leader, Allama Fariduddin Masud, urged Bangladesh government to seize the properties of Jamaat-e-Islami. Dec 23, 2013

Congress hails government formation by AAP in Delhi

Bangalore / Kaushambi / New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): The Congress on Monday applauded the Aam Aadmi Party for their decision to form the government in Delhi, as they say that it will strengthen the democratic setup of the country. Dec 23, 2013

BJP wants AAP to investigate CWG scam

New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said that now it is time to see how AAP will fulfill its promise to investigate and eradicate corruption in Delhi by taking support of the corrupt Congress. Prasad also added that it would be challenging for AAP to investigate the Commonwealth scam by taking Congress’ support. Dec 23, 2013

AAP will function as minority govt, Congress expected not to let it run for long: Prashant Bhushan

Bangalore, Dec 23 (ANI): Commenting on AAP government formation in Delhi with the support of Congress, party leader Prashant Bhushan said that AAP will function as a minority government and try to fulfill its agenda and promises. He said that keeping in view the Congress’ records, its expected that the party won't let the government function for long. Bhushan said that the party wants to show the people a different way of running the government and it doesn't matter to the party if Congress or BJP wants to pull down this government. Dec 23, 2013

Congress hails government formation by AAP in Delhi

Bangalore / Kaushambi / New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): The Congress on Monday applauded the Aam Aadmi Party for their decision to form the government in Delhi, as they say that it will strengthen the democratic setup of the country. Dec 23, 2013

Battle of the Christmas decorations for Hong Kong malls

In the race to extract cash from Christmas shoppers, Hong Kong's myriad shopping malls have taken to heart the maxim that you must spend money to make money when it comes to decorations this festive season. Duration: 00:53 Dec 23, 2013

Arvind Kejriwal to be Delhi CM, swearing in at Ramlila Maidan

New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal on Monday met Lt Governor Nazeeb Jung at his official residence and apprised him about his party's decision to form government in Delhi. Kejriwal stated that AAP will form government in Delhi with external support from the Congress, after overwhelming approval from the public in a referendum conducted over the last few days. Kejriwal's oath-taking ceremony will be held at Ramlila grounds. Dec 23, 2013

Bangladesh celebrates 42nd Independence Day as victory over injustice

Dhaka, Dec 23: People in Bangladesh celebrated the execution of Abdul Qader Mullah, a senior Jamaat leader, who was described by prosecutors as the "Butcher of Mirpur" for crimes committed by him during the 1971 war.He was executed at the Dhaka Central Jail on December 12, 2013. People took out procession across Bangladesh to celebrate the historic moment as it came days before the country's "Victory Day" on December 16. Four other leading figures in Jamaat-e-Islami have also been convicted by the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) and face the death penalty. Dec 23, 2013

Don't want to comment on AAP forming govt: Anna Hazare

Ralegan Siddhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Social Activist, Anna Hazare on Monday eluded questions about AAP forming government in Delhi. On being asked about the Jan Lokpal Bill, that AAP's Convener Arvind Kejriwal has promised to bring in Delhi, Hazare said that he has no idea about Kejriwal's next step on it. Dec 23, 2013