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Rajya Sabha adopts resolution against bail to 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The Rajya Sabha, on Monday adopted a resolution condemning a Pakistan court's decision to grant bail to Mumbai attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. There has been widespread protests in India after Lahkhvi was granted bail, two days after Peshawar school attack which killed 132 children and nine staff members. Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, condemned Pakistan government's attitude leading to Lakhvi's bail as he read out the resolution, passed unanimously by the House. The resolution also called upon Pakistan to take steps to punish the people involved in the attack Dec 22, 2014

MET declares Monday foggiest day of the season so far

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The Meteorological Department declared Monday as the foggiest day of the season so far, adding that the conditions are likely to prevail over the next few days. Dense foggy conditions severely affected rail and air transport, with around two dozen of domestic and International flights and more than 50 New Delhi bound trains reportedly rescheduled or running late. Dec 22, 2014

Azam Khan lashes out at PM Modi over religious conversion

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Monday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of religious conversion. He was speaking at the Janata Pariwar Protest in New Delhi. Six political parties of the regrouped Janata Pariwar on Monday threatened to not allow the Parliament to function, even as cadres of the parties held a protest at the Jantar Mantar, criticizing the government for failing to fulfill its promises. Dec 22, 2014

Tsunami-ravaged Aceh rises rapidly from the ruins

Rows of new houses and beautiful mosques give little clue that the sleepy Indonesian fishing town of Meulaboh was the ground zero of the 2004 Asian tsunami, highlighting the success of a multi-billion-dollar reconstruction effort. Dec 22, 2014

Politicos react as ED summons Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): In wake of the summons issued to Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a drugs case, the rival parties on Monday demanded his resignation for a fair investigation. The BJP and its allies however said that a summon does not means Majithia is a culprit in the drug racket case. Dec 22, 2014

Opposition protests outside Parliament over black money

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Opposition parties, including the Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Janata Dal staged a protest against the government outside the Parliament on Monday over the black money issue. Meanwhile, the TMC also staged a separate protest against Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in the Parliament. Earlier today, the Janata Parivar staged a protest against the government at Jantar Mantar over issues of Black money, unemployment, farmer issues and communal tensions in the country. Dec 22, 2014

Conversion row: Uproar in RS, PM Modi likely to give a statement on the issue

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): A united opposition on Monday created turmoil in Rajya Sabha demanding a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on forcible religious conversions. According to reports Modi is likely to make a statement today in Rajya Sabha, which has witnessed uproar for almost a fortnight now over the issue. A united opposition said the government is following "an unacceptable agenda" of trying to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism and demanded a statement from PM Modi in Rajya Sabha, where the NDA government is in a minority. Dec 22, 2014

PDP confident of clear majority in JandK

Srinagar, Dec 22 (ANI): Expressing confidence about winning the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections by a clear majority, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday asserted that the party won't require any alliance to form the government in the state. PDP leader Naeem Akhtar said in Srinagar that exit polls were credible in showing the trends but they don't have exact numbers. Counting of votes for the five-phased assembly elections in the states of Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand will begin on Tuesday. Dec 22, 2014