Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi saddened by SC's verdict on Section 377

Kolkata, Dec 11 (ANI): LGBT activist, Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi on Wednesday expressed disappointment over the verdict of the Supreme Court on a bunch of petitions challenging the Delhi High Court judgement decriminalizing gay sex among consenting adults in private. Dec 11, 2013

Financial sector reforms can be game changers: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): Union Finance Minister, P Chidambaram on Wednesday said that financial sector reforms could be game changers for the ailing economy. The gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 4.6 percent year-on-year, only two basis points above the previous quarter, which was the lowest in four years. The minister listed major reforms bill, which needed parliament approval. Without directly blaming opposition parties, Chidambaram also said that consensus was stymied by political opportunism. Dec 11, 2013

Seemandhra MPs will be suspended: PC Chacko on no confidence motion

New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): Congress leader PC Chacko said on Wednesday that Political parties are in no mood to support the no confidence motion against the UPA government. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that whatever the Seemandhra MPs decision may be, the no confidence motion would be defeated in the Parliament. He also said that Congress MPs from Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh who moved no-confidence motion in the Parliament will be suspended. Dec 11, 2013

YSR Congress to support no-confidence motion in Parliament

New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy said on Wednesday that his party will support the no-confidence motion in the Parliament. He also added that his party stands for a united Andhra Pradesh. Six Seemadhra MPs had on Monday sent a notice to move the no-confidence motion to protest the creation of Telangana. Dec 11, 2013

Additional Solicitor General on SC's verdict on Section 377

New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): Additional Solicitor General Indira Jaising expressed disappointment over the verdict of the Supreme Court on a bunch of petitions challenging the Delhi High Court judgement decriminalizing gay sex among consenting adults in private. Dec 11, 2013

There would be a process of introspection: Manish Tewari on Mani Shankar Aiyar's remark

New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): Reacting to party stalwart Mani Shankar Aiyar's statement that created a flutter by predicting that Congress will lose the Lok Sabha elections scheduled to be held early next year Union Information and Broadcasting minister Manish Tewari on Wednesday said that Mani Shankar Aiyar has clarified his stance yesterday. Tewari also added that the Assembly poll results are disappointing and there would be a process of introspection. Dec 11, 2013

Re-elections only alternative for Delhi: Kalraj Mishra

Lucknow, Dec 11 (ANI): With the continuing reluctance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to stake a claim to form a government in Delhi, the national capital seemed headed for President's Rule and a subsequent re-election in a few months. Senior BJP leader Kalraj Mishra on Wednesday said that the BJP does not want to form a government as it is short of four seats to claim majority and does not want to indulge in horse-trading. He added that there is no other alternative than to go ahead for re-elections. Dec 11, 2013

Narayanasamy blames media for country's woes; Kirti Azad condemns

New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): BJP leader Kirti Azad on Wednesday slammed Minister of state in the Prime Minister's Office, V Narayanasamy for his comment that media is corrupt. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he also took a jibe at Congress and said that party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has rightly accepted the fact that the Congress will lose in the upcoming 2014 general elections and BJP will form the Government. Dec 11, 2013

Congress is full of flatterers: Sanjay Raut

New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): Shiv Sena leader, Sanjay Raut on Wednesday said that the Congress is a party full of flatterers since the time of Indira Gandhi nevertheless he also said that they respect Mrs. Gandhi as she had the strength to run the Government. He also added that now the party does not have any capable leader and this is the reason why they lost election in all the four states. Dec 11, 2013

Happiness for some in Pakistan's gated communities

Gated communities - offering secure living in a sometimes volatile country - are growing in popularity in Pakistan with some 100,000 people living in one of them near Rawalpindi. Duration: 02:07 Dec 11, 2013