Women and Social Activists condemn Uber Rape Case

New Delhi/ Jaipur/ Bengaluru/ Kolkata, Dec 08 (ANI): Social and Women Rights Activists on Monday condemned Uber rape case of Delhi which arose various questions regarding cab drivers' verification and online cab booking procedure. Social activist Kavita Srivastava, Former NCW Chairperson Mmata Sharma, Women Rights Activists Pramila Nesargi, Saswati Ghosh and Abha Singh all condemned the incident and demanded strict laws for women protection. Dec 8, 2014

Russian Ambassador to India says Russia will not to anything to threaten India's security

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin said on Monday that Russia and India share a strategic partnership and Russia will not do anything to threaten India's security. Kadakin explained that it is providing civilian helicopters to Pakistan, which will not harm India in any way. Further stressing upon Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to India, Kadakin said that various memorandums shall be signed between the two countries during his visit. Dec 8, 2014

UP govt suspends Noida Authority's Yadav Singh for amassing illegal properties worth crores

Lucknow, Dec 08 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh government has suspended Noida Authority Chief engineer Yadav Singh who was accused of amassing illegal properties worth crores. Few days back, the I-T department had recovered diamonds worth Rs 100 crore, Rs 10 crore in cash and around 2 kgs of gold from Yadav's residence. All tenders issued by Yadav have also been cancelled. The Supreme Court had appointed a special investigation team in monitoring investigations against Yadav. Reacting on the same, BJP leader Vijay Bahadur Pathak said that proper investigation should be done of the companies. He also questioned on why the state government trusted person like Yadav Singh who was already under suspension. Pathak also alleged that the scam took place under the political leaders. Dec 8, 2014

Opposition jointly proposes to pass resolution over derogatory remarks by leaders

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): The Opposition parties have jointly prepared a resolution to be passed by the government in Rajya Sabha. Congress leader Anand Sharma said that the Opposition parties have given various chances to the government to resolve the issue of derogatory remark made by Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav said that if the government does not agree to pass a simple resolution which applies to all leaders, then it is itself responsible for the disruption of Parliament. TMC leader Derek O'Brien said that all Opposition parties share the same view. Dec 8, 2014

Reactions pour in as Laxmikant Bajpai claims Taj Mahal to be part of an ancient temple

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): Politicos react as President of BJP unit in Uttar Pradesh, Laxmikant Bajpai claimed that Taj Mahal was a part of an ancient temple. Bajpai said that Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan "purchased a part of Tejo Mahalaya temple's land from Raja Jai Singh" and claimed that he had documents to prove it still exist. Union Minister Kalraj Mishra said that the monument will be as it is and would not change. Congress leader PL Punia said that BJP is trying to communalise the matter by making such claims. CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury said that he has never heard of such claims and is baseless. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar also condemned politicizing Taj Mahal by the BJP leader. Dec 8, 2014

Political parties react as Sushma Swaraj pushes for declaring Bhagwad Gita as 'national scripture'

New Delhi/ Mumbai, Dec 08 (ANI): Political parties on Monday reacted as Foreign Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj urged that the Bhagwad Gita should be declared a 'national scripture', adding that only a formal announcement to this effect was pending. Although Minister of state for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that there is nothing wrong on the same and truth should be accepted by all, other political parties stood opposing the proposal. Political leaders are of the view that Indian Constitution is the supreme scripture and that religious books should not be brought up to represent the nation. Politicos also feared a demand of making other religious books as national scripture to crop up soon. Swaraj made the remarks while speaking at 'Gita Prerna Mahotsav', organised to celebrate 5,151 years of religious book Gita at the Red Fort Maidan where VHP President Ashok Singhal said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should immediately declare the sacred text of Hindus as a national scripture. Dec 8, 2014

Politicos react as Parliament logjam over Niranjan Jyoti's remarks continues

New Delhi/Mumbai, Dec 08 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday on the continued Parliament logjam over MoS Food Processing Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's controversial remarks. MoS Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Congress should understand that India needs development and hence shouldn't create hurdle in the work for development. NCP leader Majid Memon said that PM Modi's condemning Niranjan Jyoti's for her controversial remarks as well as protecting her shows his double standards. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that Niranjan Jyoti should be punished for her remarks. AAP leader Manish Sisodia expressed similar sentiments. Dec 8, 2014

Politicos react as reports of Uber cab driver being history sheeter in rape case surfaces

New Delhi/Mumbai, Dec 08 (ANI): Politicos reacted after reports surfaced that the Uber cab rape case accused had had spent seven months in jail in a rape case which was filed against him in Mehrauli area in 2011. MoS Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the case should be investigated properly and strict action should be taken. However, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari slammed BJP for maintaining silence in the Uber cab rape case and appealed for strict action. NCP leader Majid Memon and JD (U) leader Ali Anwar also expressed similar sentiments. Dec 8, 2014

Politicos react after AAP, NSUI stage protest outside Rajnath's residence

New Delhi/Mumbai, Dec 08 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday after Aam Aadmi Party and NSUI workers staged protests outside Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence over the rape of a woman by the Uber taxi driver on Friday night. MoS Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that in democracy people can raise their voice. NCP leader Majid Memon said that Rajnath Singh will have to answer on Uber cab rape case. AAP leader Manish Sisodia slammed PM Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh for maintaining silence and appealed them to take action against criminals. Dec 8, 2014