Narendra Modi named as "TIME Person Of The Year"

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named as Time Magazine's "TIME Person Of The Year" according to reader polls. BJP Leader GVL Narasimha Rao congraulated the Prime Minister on achieving the feat. Leader of The NCP Tariq Anwar, BJD Leader Jay Panda , fellow BJP Leader Nalin Kohli and Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal also had a few words to say about the accolade bestowed on The Prime Minister. Dec 9, 2014

CBI Summons WB Minister Madan Mitra, Politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has freshly summoned West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra for questioning in the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam. Politicos GVL Narasimha Rao, NCP Leader Tariq Anwar, BJD Leader jay Panda, BJP Leader Nalin Kohli react to the situation. Dec 9, 2014

BJP Parliamentary meet ends with discussions on varied issues

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): BJP Parliamentary meet took place on Tuesday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior leaders. The meeting held discussions on varied issues. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the parliamentary party decided that on celebration of Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday as 'Good Governance Day'. Trying to seize the birthday of Vajpayee, the BJP is leaving to opportunity to further bolster its governance credentials and to bring out the contribution of the non-Congress personalities to the fore, the government has decided to designate former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday, on December 25, as national 'Good Governance Day' to be celebrated every year. The party also condemned 'unlawful and foul language' used by TMC leaders in West Bengal against PM, BJP President and others. Dec 9, 2014

Swami Chinmayananda supports Sadhvi's use of 'abusive language' as he attacks Ahmed Bukhari, Politic

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Dec 09 (ANI): Even as controversy over remarks by Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's use of 'abusive language' continues, ex-BJP minister Swami Chinmayananda raked another issue by supporting the language. Chinmayanand went a step further and called Syed Ahmed Bukhari and those like him "haramzadas". Chinmayanand added that Syed Ahmed Bukhari did not invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dastarbandi at Delhi's Jama Masjid on November 22, but called Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Political leaders condemned the remark and said that such non political language should be avoided in public life. Politicos also slammed ruling BJP for sheltering such leaders and allowing a free will on use of any kind of language. Dec 9, 2014

Dalai Lama leaves for Rome to attend World Nobel laureates Summit

Kangra, Dec 09 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader the 14th Dalai Lama left for Rome to attend 14th World Summit of Nobel laureates, which was earlier scheduled in South Africa but cancelled in protest over denial of visa to him. The summit was suspended earlier in September after the South African government failed to issue a visa for the Dalai Lama who wanted to attend the summit in Cape Town. Tibetan PM in'exile Lobsang Sangay said Dalai Lama's participation sends as a positive message across the world for human rights and basic freedom. Tibetan administration is quite pleased that the Nobel laureates unanimously decided to move their conference to Rome with the participation of Dalai Lama. Dec 9, 2014

Pakistan's envoy says both countries must work on bonding peacefully to bolster ties

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit said that both nuclear-armed neighbours must work on bonding peacefully with each other in a bid to bolster ties, while attending classical musical event in New Delhi. Speaking to a mediapersons at the event, Basit said if both neighbours work on their issues peacefully a solution can be worked out soon, which will enhance future engagements. The guests were also awed by the delicacies served at the event, prepared by Pakistani chefs. Muslim Pakistan maintains Kashmir should have been included in its territory when British-ruled India was partitioned into independent India and Pakistan in 1947. India rejects that. Dec 9, 2014

Anti-government protests spread across nation after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf worker killing

Karachi/Lahore/Islamabad, Dec 09 (ANI): Protests by Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party widened across the country after activists from his party was gunned down in clashes with the ruling party's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) during a shutdown strike in Faisalabad city. The killing sparked protests in other cities of the country including Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. The protesters also took to streets in Mutan, Gujrat, Guranwala, Sialkot, Peshawar and Hyderabad. The protesters in Karachi held banner that read "We condemn in strongest words the atrocities committed in Faisalabad". The demonstrator shouted "Go Nawaz Go" and "Go Shahabaz go". Earlier in the day as the news of PTI worker's killing spread, Imran Khan reacted to it in Islamabad before leaving for Faisalabad where he was due to address a rally. Dec 9, 2014

Delhi Rape accused driver's mother admits her son's crime, seeks punishment

Mainpuri/ New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): The rape accused Uber taxi driver's mother in Uttar Pradesh admitted her son's crime and sought punishment for him. Uber driver's mother, Gangashri, said in Mainpuri village of Uttar Pradesh, that if her son was guilty he should be punished. The arrested driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav, appeared in court on Monday and was remanded in custody for three days. Three years ago, he was arrested on charges of raping a woman but was later acquitted, police said. Shiv Kumar's father Ramnath Yadav said though few cases had been filed against his son in the past, but he had not been convicted in any of those. The accused driver's neighbour also complained that he used to play a key role in eve-teasing cases in the village. Uber cab service has been banned by the government in the national capital and an FIR has been lodged against the company. The company said there were no defined rules in India on background checks for commercial transport licences and it was working with the government to address the issue. Dec 9, 2014