Ban Jammat-E-Islami, demand people of Bangladesh

Dhaka, Jan 06 (ANI): The anger of these women is understandable… as they are victims of uncertainty and violence unleashed by the BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh. They staged a protest in Dhaka and demanded strict action against the BNP chief Khalida Zia for triggering violence in the country. The irate protesters shouted slogans against Zia and burnt her effigy, as her party and its allies called for an indefinite blockade in the country from January 1, 2014. More than 200 people have been killed in political violence since last year. Jan 6, 2014

AAP must specify its political agenda & policies: Arvinder Singh Lovely

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Delhi Congress President Arvinder Singh Lovely on Monday said that the party will ask its new ally AAP to specify its political agenda and policies. Lovely said that the party will raise objection if there is difference in AAP’s policies and Congress’ ideologies. Jan 6, 2014

Ramdev-Narendra Modi shares dais, Politicos react

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): A day after Narendra Modi and Ramdev shared dais and discussed about tax relaxation, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi called it a fixed match. Meanwhile, Congress leader Harish Rawat said that Modi should act rather than talking about ‘baba’s words’. Jan 6, 2014

CAG can audit private telecom companies, rules Delhi High Court

New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Monday ruled that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has the powers to investigate the financial records of private telecom companies. The verdict could also impact power companies in Delhi who have objected to an audit ordered by the Arvind Kejriwal government. Jan 6, 2014

Kumar Vishwas tenders apology on Shoaib Iqbal's allegations, says BJP playing edited video

Ghaziabad, Jan 06 (ANI): AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Monday tendered apology after JD (U) leader Shoaib Iqbal's allegations that Vishwas has hurt Muslim community's sentiments. Vishwas said that the video from 2005 was edited by BJP in order to instigate communal sentiments, but the truth is that people don't buy the same now. Vishwas also said that he had apologized for the same earlier too. Jan 6, 2014

Ramdev- Narendra Modi shares dais, SP calls it proposed game by BJP

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): A day after Narendra Modi and Ramdev shared dais at Talkatora stadium, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal called it a proposed game by BJP. He said that there are other issues than tax relaxation which are not the point of attention of any party and such meetings are nothing but a show off. Jan 6, 2014

Fog will lessen down after few days: IMD

New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): Speaking on dense fog which has enveloped the country, IMD Director General LS Rathore on Monday said that areas like Haryana, Delhi, UP, MP are highly affected by fog these days but in the coming days fog will lessen down in daytime but it will be there during the nights. He also added that after 9th January, UP and MP will be affected by rainfall and after that the fog will engulf these areas again. Jan 6, 2014

JD (U) leader Shoaib Iqbal threatens withdrawing support to AAP

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Taking up months old statement by AAP leader Kumar Vishwas, JD (U) MLA Shoaib Iqbal threatened AAP of withdrawing its support. He said that Vishwas' statement has hurt Muslim community and that he should apologize for it failing which JD (U) will take back its support from AAP. Vishwas had earlier allegedly joked about Muharram during one of his performances. Iqbal also said that he will take up the issue in the Delhi assembly on Monday. Jan 6, 2014

Sea Shepherd catches Japanese fleet, four whales dead

Militant anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd say they have zeroed in on a Japanese fleet and captured evidence that four whales have been slaughtered, alleging the ships were found inside a Southern Ocean sanctuary. Duration: 00:39 Jan 6, 2014

Telugu actor Uday Kiran allegedly commits suicide

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Telugu actor Uday Kiran allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his flat at Srinagar colony, Punjagutta in Andhra Pradesh. The 33 year old actor took this extreme step on Sunday night. Kiran's wife Vishita and neighbours rushed him to Apollo hospital at Jubilee Hills where he was declared brought dead. Popular for his romantic roles in Telugu films, the actor made debut with Telugu film Chitram in 2000. Jan 6, 2014

Kolkata taxi drivers protest over teenager killed after double gang rape

Kolkata, Jan 06 (ANI): Taxi drivers in Kolkata staged protest demanding action against the double gang-rape and murder of a 16-year-old. Irate taxi drivers shouted slogans against the state government as they marched in a procession to register their anger and anguish at the gruesome incident. The girl was allegedly gang-raped twice in October and after two months of torment by the families of the perpetrators, she was murdered, according to police. Meanwhile, another protest rally was staged in the city on Sunday, by supporters of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) demanding security to be enhanced for women. Jan 6, 2014

Manmohan Singh advocates reliability of print media over social media

Kochi, Jan 06 (ANI): Even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh acknowledged the increasing influential role of social media in present times, he said that the "relatively static' print medium retained its relevance as it was “more credible and better informed." Singh was in Kochi on Sunday where he was inaugurating the 90th anniversary celebrations of Indian newspaper, 'Mathrubhumi'. Singh also lauded the journalism practiced by the Malayalam daily which has made the paper earn a faithful readership in the region. Jan 6, 2014

Police kills two Maoists and injures five in Bihar

Jamui, Jan 06 (ANI): Police teams killed two Maoists and injured five during a counterfire operation in the Jamui district of Bihar. Superintendent of Police Jitender Rana said that police received information about the Maoists hideout, after which they launched a search operation by deploying various teams in different regions. Maoists are rapidly expanding their insurgency and could move from remote rural areas to cities. Jan 6, 2014

Akhilesh Yadav seeks people's support in upcoming Parliament polls

Faizabad, Jan 06 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav urged the people of the state to keep in mind the 'development work' and vote for Samajwadi Party (SP) in the upcoming Parliament polls. While addressing a rally in Faizabad, Yadav claimed that his government had done a lot of development work in the state without any discrimination. Meanwhile, SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav, endorsing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assertion on Narendra Modi, said that Modi would be a disaster as the prime minister of the country. Jan 6, 2014