NDMC cuts off power supply of Ajit Singh's residence

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): NDMC has cut off the power supply of former aviation minister Ajit Singh's bungalow in Delhi. NDMC took the step after RLD chief failed to vacate the official bungalow despite repeated eviction notices served to him. The house has been allotted to Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who has been staying in a private guest house. Sep 13, 2014

Jammu and Kashmir finance minister meets PM Modi over steps to overcome flood impact in state

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed over steps to overcome the impact of flood situation in the state. Rather said that he requested the prime minister to declare it as a national disaster and give relaxation to the policies for fast relief of people. He said that he has asked PM to look at the issues like housing, employment, essential products and restoration of public buildings among many others to overcome the loss to the state. He also asked PM to provide special rehabilitation package for housing. Further, the state finance minister said that Modi assured of all help possible by the central government. Sep 13, 2014

NCP and Congress supports CJI RM Lodha's 'independent judiciary' remark

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): NCP and Congress on Saturday supported Chief Justice of India RM Lodha's remark wherein he said that the independence of the judiciary is not negotiable. He had said that judicial independence has come to stay and no effort will succeed in taking it away. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that the party was always in favour of an independent judiciary, but at the same time, it should not act as an arbitrator. NCP leader DP Tripathi also supported the independence of the judicial system. Sep 13, 2014

NSUI alleges political pressure by govt, teachers andprincipals responsible for ABVP win in DUSU pol

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): After ABVP sweeped the DUSU elections on Saturday, NSUI alleged that political pressure by the government, teachers and college principals is responsible for ABVP win. NSUI President Roji M john said that it is pure political pressure and that the party had always worked for the students and will continue to do so. Meanwhile, NSUI Vice President Amrita Dhawan said that the works done by the party in the FYUP issue were not communicated properly to the students and that lead to the party's defeat. Dhawan also alleged political pressure for ABVP's victory. Sep 13, 2014

Judiciary's independence cannot be taken away, should be corruption free: CJI

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Saturday addressed a gathering and laid stress on the freedom of judiciary. Lodha said that no effort will succeed in taking the freedom of judiciary away. He added that once the freedom of judiciary is maintained, the country will have a strong rule of law. Lodha further threw light on the evil of corruption which takes away the trust of people from judiciary. He also said that judiciary should be corruption free as corruption is the worst form of ailment in democracy. Sep 13, 2014

Manish Sisodia refuses to budge from his statement, says BJP tried to bribe his 15 MLAs

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): Remaining adamant on his earlier statement AAP leader Manish Sisodia said on Saturday that the BJP has been trying to bribe AAP MLAs from almost two months and has been trying to form government in Delhi through a backdoor. He further said that they have many evidences to prove that the BJP has been trying to poach AAP's 15 MLA's and that they will place the evidences in the public, press and in front of the authorities at the right time. Sep 13, 2014