Jayanthi Natarajan's resignation depicts her failure, Cong in tatters: CPI

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Even as Jayanthi Natarajan resigned as union environment minister reportedly part of a planned shake-up of the Congress and government by party vice-president Rahul Gandhi in the run-up to general elections next year, CPI Leader, Atul Anjan on Sunday said that Natarajan's resignation depicted her failure and Congress's tattered state. Dec 22, 2013

Heartening to know Pak liberals renaming squire on Bhagat Singh: Tewari

Chandigarh, Dec 22 (ANI): I and B Minister, Manish Tewari on Sunday said that it was heartening to know of liberals in Lahore trying to rename a squire for Shaheed Bhagat Singh who was martyred there. He further said that India and Pakistan shared a common heritage and it was ironical that Pakistan had elements like Jamaat-ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed. Dec 22, 2013

Narendra Modi's wax statue unveiled in Mumbai

Mumbai, Dec 22 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's wax statue was unveiled on Sunday in Mumbai just before his public rally. The wax statue is 5.10 feet high, which is exactly the same height as that of Modi. This statue, in which 35 kg of wax has been used, is made by Sunil Kandloor within a period of one month. BJP president Rajnath Singh was also present on this occasion. Dec 22, 2013

Omar Abdullah on Indian diplomat's arrest in US

Srinagar, Dec 22 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday praised the Indian Government for taking a strong stand against the United States over the arrest of Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade. Dec 22, 2013

AAP should form government in Delhi: JD (U)

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): JD (U) Leader, KC Tyagi on Sunday said that his party is in favour of AAP forming government in Delhi. He further said that the Congress and the BJP should give unconditional support to AAP for a year. Dec 22, 2013

Issues with Pakistan should be addressed head on: Shivshankar Menon

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): India's National Security Adviser, Shivshankar Menon, has said the government must address the issues with Pakistan head on without any emotional basis. Tensions have been prevailing between the two nations after regular violations of 2003 ceasefire agreement by Pakistan in Kashmir since August this year. Dec 22, 2013

Massive security arrangements for Narendra Modi's Mumbai rally

Mumbai, Dec 22 (ANI): Expecting massive turnout in Mumbai rally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, police personnel have set up a seven-tier security cover for the same. Commissioner of Police Satyapal Singh said that the Mumbai police have introduced strict security measures. "For the first time ever, from where the Mumbai city starts till the venue of the rally, we have set up seven-tier security checks," said Singh. Dec 22, 2013

After 272 public meetings AAP to declare next move, confident of completing manifesto: Kejriwal

Kaushambi, Dec 22(ANI): After the 272 public meetings this weekend, the Aam Aadmi Party will get down to counting votes before taking a final call on seeking support from the Congress and forming the next government in Delhi, a move termed suicidal by the BJP. AAP Convener, Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that their party was confident of addressing all issues mentioned in their manifesto. Dec 22, 2013

Displaced people suffer in Central African Republic

The violent conflict in the Central African Republic has forced thousands of people to flee from their homes. At one IDP camp in the capital Bangui, people say they are suffering from illnesses and not being given enough to eat. Duration: 00:55 Dec 21, 2013

Union Minister Anand Sharma disapproves recently passed Lokpal Bill

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Referring to the recently passed Lokpal bill, Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said on Saturday that the country doesn't need 'too many institutions' to ensure its growth and development. Contrary to Congress's belief, Sharma said India does not require Lokpal to ensure its freedom and development. Dec 21, 2013

Important to create fulfilling jobs: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that it is important to create fulfilling jobs and that the middle class and craftsmen need to be connected to global market. Rahul was addressing the annual general meeting of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in New Delhi. Dec 21, 2013

20 mins of extra walking every day cuts cardiovascular disease risk by a tenth

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that walking just 20 minutes extra every day could cuts the risk of cardiovascular episodes such as heart attacks by eight per cent. According to experts, increasing daily exercise by just 2,000 steps may be good for older people who may struggle to exercise regularly and is recommended for the overweight and those with a family history of diabetes, the Daily express reported. Dec 21, 2013