Wordplay a new weapon in Hong Kong democracy battle

In street tents, on stages and online, Hong Kong_s young demonstrators express themselves in an emerging dialect that is evolving so rapidly Helen Fan decided to deploy a new weapon in the democracy fight: a dictionary. Dec 5, 2014

Opposition keeps changing stand, Sadhvi will campaign for elections: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday that the Opposition keeps changing stand over the issues raised by them. Naidu said that all demands of Opposition are being met but they do not know what they actually want. He also demanded the Congress party to explain why it did not take any action against its own ministers for using foul language during their tenure. Further Naidu said that Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti is a minister and she will equally take part in election campaigns in Delhi and other states. Dec 5, 2014

Hundreds of Kashmiri youth attend Indian army recruitment rally

Budgam, Dec 05 (ANI): Hundreds of youth, on Friday attended an army recruitment rally in Jammu and Kashmir. Around 9,000 youths participated in the rally, which was held in Budgam district. On the final day of the recruitment rally, written examination was conducted. After physical and medical tests, only 540 were allowed to give the written exam. A local youth, Mushtaq Ahmed, said employment was a major reason for them to attend the rally. A recruitment officer, Brigadier Adil Mehmood, said this recruitment rally gave employment opportunities in the valley, which was hit by devastating floods in September. Unemployment is a major issue in the conflict-torn region of Kashmir. During the election rallies in the poll-bound state, every political party has promised youth of employment. Dec 5, 2014

Defence Minister gives details of militant attack, PMO says attack result of voting

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday gave details about the recent militant attack which took place in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that 3 militants have been killed and the rest are been fought. Minister of State in Prime Minister_s Office, Jitendra Singh expressed grief over the attack and death of soldiers who laid their lives fighting for the country. Singh also said that the attack is a possible outcome of overwhelming response of voting in the state. Dec 5, 2014

Rahul Gandhi and opposition MPs stage protest against Niranjan Jyoti outside Parliament

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and other opposition MPs on Friday staged protest outside Parliament against Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's hate speech. Gandhi and others tied a black cloth around their mouth showing protest over the minister's remark. He alleged that the ruling government has an attitude to not allow the democratic process function in the Parliament. Jyoti is under harsh criticism by the opposition over the controversial statement which has lead to an impasse at both the houses of the Parliament. Dec 5, 2014

BJP MPs sing 'Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram' outside Parliament, prays for 'wisdom to Opposition'

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): The ruling BJP MPs on Friday sang the song 'Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram' standing in front of Mahatma Gandhi outside the Parliament. The party sang and prayed for wisdom to the opposition Congress and other parties. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the Congress is doing all this as a result of their desperation and failure. He said that the public will give befitting reply to such acts by the party. Meanwhile, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan also said that Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's apology should be accepted and Parliament should let function. The two houses of the Parliament are facing an impasse after Niranjan Jyoti's alleged hate speech. Dec 5, 2014

Warren Buffett Invests $25,000 in Hillary Clinton's Campaign

Warren Buffett, the billionaire philanthropist, has reportedly donated $25,000 to "Ready for Hillary" – a Political Action Committee (PAC) group that is raising money to support Hillary Clinton's run for president in the 2016 elections. Dec 5, 2014

Rahul Gandhi attacks PM modi's style of functioning, politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday reacted over Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's statement on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rahul Gandhi attacked Narendra Modi's style of functioning, saying that he wants complete power in his hands. On the other hand, he thinks that people should get benefits of Panchayti Raj, MNREGA, Right to Information and Right to Food and Education. Dec 5, 2014