Atul Anjan backlashes on Modis every contentions from Mumbai rally

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Commenting on Narendra Modi’s contentions in Mumbai rally, CPI leader Atul Anjan backlashed on every argument Modi made against Congress and in favour of BJP. Anjan said that Modi should first do his homework about the history and geography of the nation before speaking. On his ‘Congress quit India’ remark, Anjan said that leaving the same, communalism should quit India which is supported by Modi. About farmer suicides in Congress governed states, he said that there was huge number of farmer suicides in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s governance too. Dec 22, 2013

Rahul Gandhi appeals Akhilesh to pay attention to Muzaffarnagar relief camps

Muzaffarnagar, Dec 22 (ANI): While on his visit to Muzaffarnagar relief camps, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said appealed UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to pay attention to the camps and the people living there, even after Yadav rubbished all claims of the same. Gandhi said that the victims are dying at the camps and are not getting enough care to sustain themselves. Gandhi also said that people wants brotherhood and no hatred and that the state CM should mediate between the people. Dec 22, 2013

Kiran Bedi on AAP

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Former IPS officer and social activist Kiran Bedi on Sunday raised doubts about the possible alliance between the Congress and AAP. Bedi said that she is skeptical about the stability of the government in Delhi. Dec 22, 2013

Akhilesh rubbishes Congress charge, says Muzaffarnagar victims are being properly treated

Uttar Pradesh, Dec 22 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday claimed that his government has ensured that the victims of Muzaffarnagar riots were properly looked after. Yadav said that after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visited and interacted with victims of the Muzzaffarmagar Riots languishing in relief camps. Homeless Muzaffarnagar riot victims had reportedly complained that the state government has been paying a deaf ear towards their problems. Earlier, over 40 children died in the relief camps due to severe weather conditions, dengue outbreak and lack of basic hygiene. Dec 22, 2013

Jat community thanks Sonia Gandhi for supporting their Job Quota

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Cheering crowd of Jat Hindu community met congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday and thanked on her decision to back quota for the community in central government jobs and educational institutions. The Union Cabinet had on Thursday asked the National Commission of Backward Classes to take a final call on granting them with Other Backward Class (OBC) status at the central level. The government had not given any deadline to the commission to give its report. Dec 22, 2013

Congress must 'Quit India': Narendra Modi

Mumbai, Dec 22 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Mumbai, BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi took a jibe at Congress and said that the nation should have a slogan of 'Quit India' for the party in order to save the nation from its corruption. Further, Modi said that Congress like the Britishers, apply 'divide and rule policy' in order to safeguard their vote bank. He also said that the root cause of the country's problem is Congress and uprooting them from power is the only way to come over those problems. Dec 22, 2013

Narendra Modi indirectly targets Rahul, says Congress has money in Swiss banks

Mumbai, Dec 22 (ANI): Taking an indirect shot at Rahul Gandhi, BJP’s PM Candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday said that Congress has black money in Swiss banks which it negates to accept. He said that Congress leaders gives speeches with ‘innocent faces’ against corruption, whereas they keep silent on the black money abroad. Dec 22, 2013

Jayanthi Natarajan quits as Union Minister for 'party work'' BJP mocks Congress' mechanism

New Delhi /Chandigarh, Dec 22 (ANI): The BJP on Sunday mocked the resignation of union environment minister Jayanti Natarajan to serve the Congress party, saying these mechanisms cannot save the party's debacle in the upcoming general elections. The Congress, however, has maintained that the step was taken as she wanted to work for the party. In a shake up ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Jayanthi Natarajan resigned on Saturday as the Minister of State for Environment and Forest for 'party work'. Dec 22, 2013

Modi should look within BJP then talk about corruption in Congress: Sanjay Nirupam

Mumbai, Dec 22 (ANI): Congress leader, Sanjay Nirupam on Sunday slammed BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for saying that Congress does not have the right to talk about corruption. He also said that first Modi should look within the BJP and then talk about corruption in Congress. Nirupam further added that there are a number of ministers in BJP who are convicted by the court. He also added that Congress has done a lot to combat corruption by implementing RTI Act, Prevention of Corruption Act, Lokpal and will also implement six more bills to stop corruption. Dec 22, 2013

Thai opposition protesters gear up for fresh mass rally

Tens of thousands of Thai anti-government protesters gather ahead of a major rally aimed at toppling the premier, paralysing parts of central Bangkok a day after the main opposition party declared a boycott of snap polls. Duration: 00:44 Dec 22, 2013

Hopes for a shared boom rise on Malaysia-Singapore border

Rising from a former palm plantation, the towering Astaka complex will cast its shadow across the Malaysia-Singapore border by 2017, a symbol for an ambitious development zone linking the two former rival's economies. Duration: 02:15 Dec 22, 2013

Tourists throng Shimla for white water rafting

Himachal Pradesh, Dec 22 (ANI): Tourists are thronging to Shimla in large numbers to enjoy white water rafting and hot water spring this winter. Tattapani, which is 55 kilometres away from Shimla, has become a favourite tourist destination owing to adventure sports and scenic beauty. One of the main attractions which is drawing tourists is the white water rafting in Sutlej river. The local travel agents confirm that there has been tourist influx during the winter season as people want to enjoy snowfall and other adventure activities. Dec 22, 2013

Carol singers, music bands gear up to welcome Christmas

Kochi, Dec 22 (ANI): With Christmas just a couple of days away, the festive fervour has engulfed Kerala as carol singers and music bands were seen performing ahead of the festival. A band called “Raga Deepam”, which has been playing Christmas carols for the last eight years, has already started their journey with their music to different places in Kerala. Most of the band troupes gather in front of shops and houses to make people happy and dance to the tunes of their music. Dec 22, 2013