Suspense continues over government formation in J-K, BJP asserts importance

New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party once again said on Friday that no stable government would be possible in Jammu and Kashmir without the party's participation, even as the suspense over government formation in the state continues. Two days ago, People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti, the leader of the largest party, had also met the Governor. After the meeting, Mehbooba Mufti appeared to lean towards the BJP as she invoked former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee's vision and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi "has a big responsibility" towards the state. In the five-phased recent state assembly polls, the PDP won 28 seats in the 87-member Jammu and Kashmir assembly; the BJP won 25, while the National Conference and the Congress won 15 and 12 seats respectively. The majority mark was 44, which none of the four political parties achieved. So far, no party or combination of parties, has staked claim to form government. Jan 2, 2015

Hospitals well-equipped to handle swine flu cases: Nadda

New Delhi, Jan 02 (ANI): Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Friday said the government is closely monitoring the situation following reports of two women being infected with swine flu, and added that hospitals are well-equipped to handle such cases. Two women, one from Telangana and another from Andhra Pradesh, were reported to be infected with swine flu earlier in the day. Jan 2, 2015

Congress, BJP on Delhi Assembly Polls

New Delhi, Jan 02 (ANI): In a few weeks from now, the national capital territory of Delhi will vote for a new Assembly and hopefully get a stable government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Jan 10 formally kick off the BJP's campaign for the elections. Meanwhile, the Congress on Thursday released its first list of candidates. Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit said that the people have experienced the impact of governance over the past one year, and will definitely recall how the Congress ran its government in the national capital for 15 years. Jan 2, 2015

Corrective measures have been taken, normalcy is being restored: Suresh Prabhu on Mumbai train servi

Mumbai, Jan 02 (ANI): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday while speaking on the Mumbai train services disruption said that corrective measures have been taken and normalcy is being restored in the region. He added that he had called a meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, ministers and the concerned officers of the state to discuss the matter. Services of local trains in Mumbai were affected after an overhead cable wire fell down on the tracks. There were also reports of stone pelting and torching of vehicles by disgruntled commuters in and around the Diva Station. Jan 2, 2015

US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard meets Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, Jan 02 (ANI): US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard on Friday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi to boost economic ties. Gabbard is the sole Hindu member of the US Congress. On her maiden visit to India, which commenced on December 15, Gabbard met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. She also met chairman of National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) and interacted with several entrepreneurs and IT pioneers in Bengaluru. Her tour ends on Saturday. The Democrat from Hawaii discussed issues like environmental challenges, regional security challenges and militancy with Modi. Jan 2, 2015

Politicos slam Gujarat govt as state cops make 'terrorists' wear skullcaps in mock drill

New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): Politicos on Friday demanded a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the skull cap controversy. An anti-terror mock drill by the Surat Police had sparked a storm after one of the person posing as a terrorist wore a skullcap suggesting that the terrorists belonged to a particular community. The incident came under severe criticism. Jan 2, 2015