BJP slams price hike of non subsidized LPG cylinders

New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): Oil companies have increased the price of non-subsidized cooking gas (LPG) cylinders by Rs 220. Following the increase, a 14.2 kg non-subsidized cooking gas cylinder in Delhi will cost Rs 1,241, up from Rs 1,021. Reacting on the same, BJP Vice-President, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said that the LPG price should be regulated. Jan 2, 2014

NCW on Madhyamgram gangrape case

New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): NCW chairperson, Mamta Sharma on Thursday said that the West Bengal government and chief minister Mamata Banerjee must take serious action against police negligence in the Madyamgram gangrape case. Sharma said that the victim should have been given protection after she was raped first. A murder case has also been filed now by the police against the two main accused, on the basis of the final statement of the girl in which she had said that she was set on fire by her rapists. Doctors treating the teenager have reportedly said she was pregnant at the time of her death. Jan 2, 2014

President signs Lokpal Bill, Anna says it will put a break on corruption

Ralegan Siddhi, Jan 2 (ANI): Anti- Corruption Crusader Anna Hazare on Thursday said that he is happy that the Lokpal bill has been signed by President Pranab Mukherjee. He further said that with President signing the bill, a path has been paved for better administration and there will be a break on corruption. Jan 2, 2014

Lokpal Bill gets President Pranab Mukherjee's nod

New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday signed the much talked-about Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2013, to create a powerful anti-graft watchdog. The Bill, which was passed by Parliament in the just-concluded winter session, provides for creation of anti-graft ombudsman to investigate corruption charges against public functionaries including Prime Minister, Ministers and Members of Parliament. Among other provisions, the Bill makes it incumbent upon States to make within a year their own law for setting up Lokayuktas on the lines of the Lokpal Bill. The Bill was sent to the President on Tuesday. It will now be notified in the official gazette for it to become an Act. The Act shall be notified by the Law Ministry. Jan 2, 2014

Bangladesh's PM swears by development to woo voters with polls round the corner

Dhaka, Dec 2 (ANI): Ahead of the national polls, Bangladesh’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina urged voters to cast their franchise for her party, vowing of turning the country into a fully-developed nation by 2041. While addressing a campaign rally at Mirpur area of Dhaka, Hasina also promised to provide electricity to every household in the country. Jan 2, 2014

Muzaffarnagar riot victims say authorities drove them away from relief camps

Muzaffarnagar, Dec 2 (ANI): The riot victims of Muzaffarnagar district have alleged that they were forced to leave the relief camps, without being offered proper rehabilitation facilities by the state government. The victims, who were shifting to other villages on their own, said that the authorities had razed off their tents at the camp, without their consent. Middle-aged, Fatima Begum, who took refuge at a community hall with many others, said that she was worried about having no money to pay for the rent of her new shelter. Meanwhile, another riot victim, Mohammed Iqbal, said that the night when they discovered that authorities had scrapped down their tents, they had no shelter above their heads. However, the authorities said that the victims were asked to move due to reasons pertaining to their safety and were compensated for that. Jan 2, 2014

AAP gears up for contesting national polls

Mumbai, Dec 2 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party has stated that it is now gearing up for its next target to contest in the parliamentary elections, after its euphoric performance in Delhi which saw dethroning of 15-year Congress rule. AAP leader Prashant Bhushan said that the one year old party is now preparing to contest in the upcoming general elections. Bhushan did not specify the number of constituencies the AAP would contest from. Bhushan said that after the party's stunning victory in the Delhi Assembly poll, there was no dearth of candidates who were eager to join the party. Bhushan also said Kejriwal represented a new kind of politics that was people inclusive, transparent and accountable. Jan 2, 2014