Ramdev has become joke in the country: Sanjay Nirupam

Mumbai, Jan 04 (ANI): Reacting over Yoga Guru Ramdev’s statement that he will extend issue-based support to BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam said that Ramdev has become a big joke in the country. Taking a dig at him, Nirupam said that Ramdev should focus on yoga and should not interfere in politics. Jan 4, 2014

Baba Ramdev sets rules to support Narendra Modi, Politicos react

New Delhi, Jan 04 (ANI): Even as Yoga guru Baba Ramdev set rules to extend support to the party’s PM Candidate Narendra Modi and the BJP itself, politicos on Saturday reacted to the same. Ramdev on Saturday said that he will meet Narendra Modi and BJP leaders on Sunday at Talkatora Stadium and will decide on whether to support Modi or not, based on issues he will fight for. Jan 4, 2014

Robert De Niro says days as leading actor are gone

New Delhi, Jan 04 (ANI): Robert De Niro has confessed that his days as a leading actor are long gone, and admits that he is fine with playing supporting roles. The 70-year-old actor told Britain's Metro newspaper that it's life, he can't play certain part anymore and instead is playing the role of the father or the grandfather or the great-grandfather and that can be written in a funny way. The 'GoodFellas' star claimed that now he can't carry the movie as a romantic lead as those days are gone. Jan 4, 2014

AAP to release first list of LS candidates within two weeks

New Delhi, Jan 04 (ANI): Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which is eyeing on the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, will announce its first list of candidates for the elections within two weeks. AAP leader Sanjay Singh told this to mediapersons in New Delhi. AAP's national executive committee meeting is currently underway to formulate a plan of action for the upcoming general elections. Jan 4, 2014

AAP says Modi- Gandhi disastrous for nation, BJP-Congress condemns

New Delhi, Jan 04 (ANI): After AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said that either of the two leaders, Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, will be disastrous for the nation, BJP and Congress condemned the statement. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Gandhi has clean image unlike Modi and such statements from AAP is not acceptable in any form. Meanwhile, BJP leader Balbir Punj said that Giving any such statements on either of the two leaders is not permissible and the verdict on both will be given by the people, not AAP. Jan 4, 2014

Kejriwal rejects govt bunglow, BJP-Congress calls AAP 'hypocrites'

New Delhi, Jan 04 (ANI): After Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal rejected either of the two duplex flats offered to him, BJP and Congress called the same and AAP leaders 'hypocrites'. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Kejriwal should better pay attention to the promises he made to the people and stop changing statements each day. Meanwhile, BJP leader Balbir Punj said that AAP leaders preach one thing and do something else and that Kejriwal rejected the flats as he was caught between what he had said and what he is doing. Jan 4, 2014

Kejriwal not to take up five-bedroom flats, SP slams

New Delhi, Jan 04 (ANI): Taking a dig at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's announcement that he will not to take up the two five-bedroom duplex flats he has been allotted, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal said on Saturday that Kejriwal's decision was just a show off. Jan 4, 2014

AAP holds meeting aiming for Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi, Jan 04 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday called for a meeting to strategise plans for the Lok Sabha polls. AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said that this is first AAP meeting after Delhi Assembly Elections and the party will decide on the strategies to use for the upcoming elections. He said that Rahul Gandhi vs Narendra Modi is not a positive alternative and AAP is to decide whether they can prove to be an alternative or not. Jan 4, 2014

Kejriwal rejects both duplex flats allotted, says will look for smaller residence

New Delhi, Jan 04 (ANI): After allotment of either of the two duplex flats to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal brought about controversy in the political world, Kejriwal on Saturday confirmed that he has rejected accepting both of them and will ask the government to look for a smaller residence for him. He said that until that time, he will work from Ghaziabad where he resides right now. Jan 4, 2014

PM excuse on corruption the worst part of his speech: N Ram

Chennai, Jan 04 (ANI): Reacting to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's interaction with the media, veteran journalist N Ram said the latter came with a strange reasoning on the corruption issue, but agreed with Dr. Singh that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, would be disastrous for India as Prime Minister. Jan 4, 2014

New night shelters for homeless soon: Manish Sisodia

New Delhi, Jan 04 (ANI): Delhi's Urban Development minister Manish Sisodia said that state's homeless spending nights in chilling winter would be soon shifted to shelter homes as its construction is nearing completion. Sisodia stated this while briefing a news conference after the Delhi Cabinet meeting in New Delhi. Meanwhile, Sisodia who is also education minister provided details of helpline for nursery admissions in schools across Delhi. Jan 4, 2014

Mixed feelings in Istanbul's AKP voting neighborhood

The Fatih neighbourhood of Istanbul has traditionally been a bastion of support for Turkey's ruling Justice and Development party (AKP). But in the light of a major corruption scandal local people are wondering who they can trust. Duration: 01:05 Jan 4, 2014

Tetraplegic ex-F1 driver visits Schumacher at hospital

French tetraplegic former race car driver visits seven-time world Formula One champion Michael Schumacher in hospital, where Ferrari fans hold vigil while the German legend lies in coma after a severe weekend skiing accident. Duration: 00:49 Jan 4, 2014

Indian PM Singh to step down after 2014 elections

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced Friday he will step down after elections this year and said reluctant political scion Rahul Gandhi should take his place if the ruling Congress party wins an unlikely third term. Duration: 00:37 Jan 4, 2014