Opposition parties accuse Modi government of U-turn on poll promises

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Congress on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led ruling BJP government and said it took a U-turn on its polls promises made during general elections. Meanwhile, a leader of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Sitaram Yechury, said it was a good thing that other parties were realizing double standards of the BJP. However, a BJP leader Anurag Thakur said that Rahul Gandhi was just doing a drama. Dec 2, 2014

Politicos react on Ranjit Sinha's retirement

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Politicos on Tuesday hoped that the new CBI chief would be capable enough to lead the federal investigating agency. As CBI chief Ranjit Sinha retires on Tuesday, a high powered committee of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge and Chief Justice of India HL Dattu will meet to decide on a new officer to head country's premier investigating agency. Dec 2, 2014

Dutch retirement home breaks boundaries and age divide

An innovative retirement home in The Netherlands has opened its doors to students who live on site and help elderly residents in return for free lodgings while they carry out their studies. Duration: 02:37 Dec 2, 2014

Venkaiah Naidu slams TMC for politicizing issue of PM's absence from Parliament, says he will come w

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday slammed the TMC for politicizing the issue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's absence from the Parliament. Naidu said that TMC should not politicize the issue saying PM is absent from sessions because he is doing developmental work and being praised all around the world. He also said that PM is working on national issues and will show his presence when required. Dec 2, 2014

Rohtak Incident: Boys' families sit on protest, Congress slams

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): After the incident of Rohtak girls acting against molestation by some youth, the boys' family members have sit in a protest supporting their sons. Congress leader Renuka Chaudhary slammed it strongly, saying that the family members of those boys should teach them a lesson instead of supporting their wrong actions. Two girls defended and acted, when being molested by three youth on a roadways bus in Rohtak. Dec 2, 2014

TMC requests to issue 'visa' for PM to attend Parliament sessions

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): The TMC along with other parties has made a satirical attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi by collectively asking the Rajya Sabha Speaker to issue a visa for the PM so that he an attend the ongoing parliamentary sessions. TMC leader Derek O'Brien on Tuesday said that there are various national issues of concern which need to be addressed, so the PM should be given a visa to sit in Parliament rather than going around the world. Dec 2, 2014

Hong Kong protesters remain defiant despite order to retreat

Hong Kong, Dec 02 (ANI): Demonstrators woke early on Tuesday determined to continue their protests in Hong Kong, a day after thousands of pro-democracy activists forced the temporary closure of government headquarters after clashing with police, defying orders to retreat. Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-Ying said police had been tolerant but would now take "resolute action", suggesting that patience may have finally run out. On Monday the Hong Kong high court granted an injunction which would allow bailiffs to clear the Admiralty protest site. The bailiffs, if they request it, can be supported by police during protest site clearance. It's not known when or if the injunction will be carried out. Speaking on a stage on Monday night in the heart of the Admiralty protest site next to government headquarters, student leader Joshua Wong said he and two others, including a secondary school student, would start a hunger strike to pressure Beijing to grant Hong Kong full democracy. One pro-democracy activist, Lau San Ching felt a hunger strike was not an effective step to take. Dec 2, 2014

Former Maharashtra CM AR Antulay dies, Congress expresses grief

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader AR Antulay passed away in Mumbai on Tuesday. Antulay had been ill for some time and was admitted to the Breach Candy hospital for a kidney failure recently. The 85-year-old Antulay had served as a union minister in UPA-1 government. Meanwhile, Congress leaders Renuka Chaudhary, Mani Shankar Aiyar and Jyotiraditya Scindia expressed grief over the loss which is not only to the family but to the entire nation. Dec 2, 2014