Saradha Scam Case: Politicos react as Kunal Ghosh blames Mamata again

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Monday reportedly said that party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is involved in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Ghosh claimed this during his deposition before a city court. Politicos reacted on the issue. Dec 22, 2014

Iraq Kurds deliver aid to Mt Sinjar, expand operation

Kurdish peshmerga forces delivered aid on Mount Sinjar and expanded a major offensive against jihadist-held areas in northwestern Iraq on Saturday after breaking a months-old siege. Duration: 00:35 Dec 22, 2014

BSE closes points 329.95 up on Dec 22

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 329.95 points up to stand at 27,701.79. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 98.80 points up to stand at 8,324.00. BF UTILITIES LTD and SUZLON were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 19.99% and 8.07% along with GITANJALI and FRL with an increase of 7.68% and 7.31% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include RASOYPR and CEAT LTD with a decrease 4.97% and 4.13% along with INFRATEL and GREAT EASTERN SHIPPING CO.LTD with a decrease of 3.62% and 3.42% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 265.51 points at 18,626.39 while the banking sector is up 309.84 points at 21,455.62 and the reality sector is up 15.88 points at 1,514.37. The Indian currency is up 0.11% at Rs 63.23 per dollar. Dec 22, 2014

NRIs likely to get voting rights soon, says Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said she hoped the non-resident Indians (NRIs) would soon be able to cast votes in the county. Swaraj talked about the long-standing demand of the NRIs while addressing a news conference in New Delhi on Monday, ahead of the Indian Diaspora Day, which will be held in Gujarat. Swaraj added that this year Indian Diaspora Day will mainly focus on Modi's Make in India Campaign and single window clearance in a bid to lure fresh foreign investment in Asia's third largest economy. Dec 22, 2014

India gears up to celebrate Christmas

Visakhapatnam/Mumbai, Dec 22 (ANI): People across India have begun preparations for Christmas which is just round the corner. Locals in the port city of Visakhapatnam were seen buying various decorative pieces to deck up Christmas trees. They also attended special prayers in churches ahead of the festival. This is the first major festival that the residents of Visakhapatnam are celebrating after the devastating cyclone Hudhud. Meanwhile, people in Mumbai were seen thronging local markets making special Christmas purchases. Christmas is celebrated with much pomp, gaiety and devotion across India. Dec 22, 2014

Janata Parivar accuses govt of cheating people, creating communal tension Part - 3

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The regrouped Janata Parivar staged a massive protest against the Narendra Modi government at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar on Monday over various issues, including black money and conversions. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav accused the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government of cheating the people and scheming to spread communal tension across the country. Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government was trying to divide the nation. Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar said that the BJP was trying to divert people's attention from the major issues. Dec 22, 2014