Govt not serious about Nirbhaya fund: Meenakshi Lekhi

Trivandrum, Dec 15 (ANI): As the Rs 1,000-crore Nirbhaya fund remains untouched failing all measures to be taken for the improvement in the safety of women, BJP Spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said that the government is not at all serious about the fund and that they are not spending the same. Lekhi said that the party had made many suggestions about the same but the present government is totally non-serious when it comes to women's issues. Dec 15, 2013

Zuma pays tribute to Mandela at state funeral

South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday told a country mourning for its founding father Nelson Mandela that it was incumbent on them to carry on his legacy. Duration: 01:33 Dec 15, 2013

South Africans watch Mandela funeral in stadiums

Hundreds of people have gathered at stadiums in Mthatha to watch the live broadcast of Nelson Mandela's state funeral happening nearby, in Qunu, his childhood village. Duration: 01:25 Dec 15, 2013

Congress has no intention of developing Uttarakhand, state with wide scope: Narendra Modi

Dehradun, Dec 15 (ANI): While addressing people in Dehradun, BJP’s PM Candidate Narendra Modi said that Congress has absolutely no intention of bringing any development in Uttarakhand even when the state is full of scope. He said that the water in the state can easily be used for electricity generation and there should be tourism escalation too in the state among others. Modi also said that tourism is also a way to unite people. Dec 15, 2013

Police seize heroin onboard train from Pakistan

Amritsar, Dec 15 (ANI): Custom authorities in Punjab have seized heroin weighing 20 kilograms and a pistol onboard a goods train coming from Pakistan at the Attari railway station. The heroin concealed in beneath a bogey was seized during the regular search process. The train was on its way back to Punjab after unloading goods in Pakistan. Police have also confiscated a phone SIM card from the site. Dec 15, 2013

PM, top politicos pay homage to Sis Ram Ola

New Delhi, Dec 15 (ANI): Major politicos including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid homage on death of Congress leader and Union labour and employment minister Sis Ram Ola who died Sunday in Delhi. Dec 15, 2013

Didnt tweet against Anna but Congs Lokpal bill: Kumar Vishwas

Ghaziabad, Dec 15 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party leader, Kumar Vishwas on Sunday clarified his stance on him attacking social activist Anna Hazare on Twitter. Vishwas said that he didn’t attack Anna with his tweet, but the Lokpal Bill which the Congress is trying to get passed in lieu of upcoming general elections. Dec 15, 2013

Its funny that divisive Narendra Modi is talking of unity: Cong

New Delhi, Dec 15 (ANI): Even as BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi flagged off a 'Run for Unity' marathon in Vadodara, as part of a massive outreach programme to collect iron for a 182 metre statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel called the ‘statue of unity’ in the middle of the Narmada river, the Congress on Sunday ridiculed Modi calling him divisive. Dec 15, 2013

Run for Unity will go down in history as biggest in the world: Rajnath

New Delhi, Dec 15 (ANI): BJP President, Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that the 'Run for Unity' marathon, part of a massive outreach programme to collect iron for a 182 metre statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel in the middle of the Narmada river will go down in history as the biggest in the world. Dec 15, 2013

SP against Lokpal Bill, public servants cause of increasing corruption: Naresh Agarwal

Lucknow, Dec 15 (ANI): As the amended Lokpal Bill finally is getting consensus by the political parties including Anna Hazare, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said that the party is against the bill. He said that there is no guarantee that the public servants in Lokpal will remain non-corrupt. Agarwal said that the main cause of the increasing corruption is public servants themselves and that corruption won’t stop unless inflation and other things are not controlled. Dec 15, 2013

Its run for PM post, not run for Unity: KC Tyagi on Modis Run for Unity

New Delhi, Dec 15 (ANI): JD (U) leader KC Tyagi on Sunday criticized BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for organizing ‘Run for Unity’ saying that it is ‘run for PM post’, not ‘run for Unity’. He also said that it is a political step and they are using this to get goodwill in elections and to make an image like Sardar Patel. Dec 15, 2013