Audi launches A3 Cabriolet in India

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): German Luxury car manufacturer Audi India launched its compact luxury convertible, the A3 Cabriolet in the national capital. Priced at Rs. 44.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), A3 Cabriolet is a 4-seater two door car with a soft top fabric hood which opens and closes in less than 18 seconds, up to a speed of 50km/h. Speaking at the launch Joe King, Head of Audi India said...The new car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds with a top speed of 242 km/h and is powered with 1.8 TFSI petrol engine with a seven-speed S tronic transmission. A3 Cabriolet was earlier showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. Dec 12, 2014

Beheading at LoC: NDA backs UPA's decision, faces flak

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Modi-led NDA government faced flak on Friday after the government in an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court backed the steps that were taken by the Manmohan Singh government when Pakistan had beheaded the soldiers at LoC. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had during the Lok Sabha elections rally slammed the UPA government on its response to the killing of two soldiers. NCP leader Majid Memon said that NDA had talked about many things during election rallies which it failed to follow after forming the government. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that NDA is following UPA's footsteps. Dec 12, 2014

Pranab claims in his book Indira didn't know about Emergency provisions, Politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Friday after President Pranab Mukherjee in his autobiography stated that former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was not aware of the Constitutional provisions of Emergency that was imposed in 1975 and it was Siddartha Shankar Ray who led her into the decision. BJP leader GVL Narsimha Rao said that these revelations are quite interesting. BSP Chief Mayawati said that it is a matter of investigation. NCP leaders Majid Memon and Tariq Anwar said that it was very big mistake committed by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav Indira Gandhi was a very aware Prime Minister. Dec 12, 2014

Politicos express outrage over Sakshi Maharaj's comment on Nathuram Godse

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Politicos on Friday continued to slam BJP's Sakshi Maharaj for his controversial comment on Nathuram Godse. Maharaj had embarrassed his party the ruling BJP by describing Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as a "patriot." He later withdrew his remark and expressed regret on his statement in Lok Sabha. Dec 12, 2014

Pak Delegation failed to comply with time given by LS Speaker for meeting, nothing to complain about

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): BJP leader Kirti Azad on Friday said that the Pakistani Delegation was given a particular time for meeting with Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan that they failed to comply with. He said that any delegation needs to comply with the exact time given failing which the meeting gets automatically cancelled. Azad said that there is no issue here and that there is no sense of complaining that the speaker did not meet or ignored the delegation. Dec 12, 2014

Indian and Pakistani Delegation hold sixth round of parliamentary dialogue

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): The sixth round of India-Pakistan Parliamentary Dialogue took place in New Delhi even as an impasse remains between prime ministers of both the nations. The Pakistani parliamentarians led by Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari, MNA and Chairman Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, hoped for positive dialogue between two neighbouring nations. Delegation member said that the dialogue and a chord between the two nations should remain intact by whichever means. One of them said that the initiative should be taken from both sides and no country should think that they are doing favour by the same. A 12-member delegation of Pakistan MPs joins their Indian counterparts in Parliament today. Dec 12, 2014

Rajnath Singh addresses rally in Jharkhand, appeals voters to support BJP

Jharkhand, Dec 12 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday addressed a rally in Baghmara district of Jharkhand. Singh attacked the former Congress government for increasing inflation with every passing year of its rule. Singh said that the new government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working towards the development of the country which is why he took the initiative of opening bank accounts for all citizens. He then appealed to the voters to support BJP in the upcoming Assembly elections. Dec 12, 2014

BJP is the only party creating fuss in the name of Ram temple: Hashim Ansari on UP governor's remark

Faizabad, Dec 12 (ANI): Reacting on UP governor Ram Naik's remark on the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, petitioner in the Babri Masjid demolition case Hashim Ansari said that the matter is sub judice and such people should come to court to sort out the issue. Slamming the BJP government, Ansari further said that BJP is the only party which is creating fuss in the country in the name of temple. Dec 12, 2014

Politicos welcome decision to discuss 'Anti-Coversion bill' in Parliament

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday welcomed the decision by the central government to discuss the 'Anti-Coversion bill' in the Parliament. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao welcomed the same and said that if the opposition criticizes the same, it will show their hypocrisy. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the government should not deviate from real issues. NCP welcomed the bill and said that the party will support the same. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal also said that the party chief said a lot on the issue in the Parliament and that the party will support the bill too. Dec 12, 2014