SP MLA Chitranjan Swaroop spotted dancing with bar girl

Muzaffarnagar, Feb 05 (ANI): In an act of shamelessness, SP minister and MLA from Muzaffarnagar, Chitranjan Swaroop was seen dancing with bar girls and showering money on them during a marriage function in Muzaffarnagar. Other party leaders and workers were also seen dancing. Feb 5, 2014

Farooq Abdullah supports sharing information with Britain on Operation Bluestar

Jammu, Feb 5 (ANI): New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah has come out in support of the Indira Gandhi Government's move to share information with the British government during the 1984 Operation Bluestar. Abdullah said that nations work like this by cooperating with each other. Abdullah's comment comes after it was revealed that the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi wrote a personal letter to her British counterpart Margaret Thatcher soon after the 1984 Operation Bluestar in an attempt to justify her decision to send army to flush out militants from the Golden Temple. Feb 5, 2014

Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh a Congress conspiracy: Naidu

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said that bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh is a Congress conspiracy. Talking to mediapersons, he said that it is a match-fixing between the Congress, YSR Congress and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. Naidu on Wednesday met Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on the issue. Feb 5, 2014

Politicos on anti communal violence bill

New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday remained divided over the issue of anti communal violence bill. BJP leader Balbir Punj said that the Congress knows it cannot contest the elections therefore it wants to communalize the elections. He further said that the anti communal violence bill is meant to communalize the country and divide its citizens. Meanwhile, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi backed the communal violence bill but added that it should have been introduced long time ago and no matter what UPA does now, it is not going to be saved. Feb 5, 2014

Sushma Swaraj raises Arunachal student Nido Taniam's death case in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday demanded justice for Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Taniam, who lost his life after allegedly being beaten up in Delhi last month. Taniam, a student from Arunachal Pradesh, had reportedly gone to Lajpat Nagar on January 29 in search of an address, and was allegedly mocked by someone at a shop for his hairstyle. The parliament witnessed pandemonium over the matter. Earlier also, the parliament session was disrupted due to Telangana issue, leading to adjournment of both Houses. Feb 5, 2014

BSP, LJP slam Janardhan Dwivedis reservation remark

New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): A day after Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi called for an end to reservation on caste lines and urged Rahul Gandhi to introduce quota for financially weaker sections bringing all communities under its ambit, the BSP and the LJP slammed the minister saying that the SC, ST and OBC communities should get an opportunity to move forward. Feb 5, 2014

Chidambaram doubts passage of key legislations in parliament, BJP slams

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): The BJP condemned Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s comment that it was doubtful whether any key legislation, except for the vote-on-account, will be passed in the current session of Parliament which began on Wednesday. Slamming Chidambaram, BJP leader Balbir Punj said that with such remarks Chidambaram is only admitting that Government is not serious on passing the Bills. Feb 5, 2014

India should develop good relations with all great powers: Kishore Mahbubani

New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): “India should maintain a steadfast policy of developing good relations with all great powers without giving any of them the opportunity to take India for granted”: Prof Kishore Mahbubani in his lecture at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) on Feb 4th 2014. Mahbubani said that India is entering a moment of extraordinary opportunities to enhance its global standing and to improve its diplomatic and geopolitical opportunities. Feb 5, 2014

German Envoy calls for smooth handling of Italian Marines Case

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): Expressing support for Italy in the Italian marines case, Germany’s ambassador to India, Michael Steiner, says that a smooth handling of the case is in the interest of Italy, India and the European Union (EU), a statement that coincides with the arrival of the German President in New Delhi. Feb 5, 2014

Microsoft still 'very relevant': Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella

California, Feb 5 (ANI): Microsoft Corp named 22-year company veteran Satya Nadella as its next chief executive officer and said co-founder Bill Gates would step down as chairman and advise the new CEO on technology, marking an epochal change of control at the company that drove the PC revolution. Nadella, a 46-year old born in India who led the creation of Microsoft's Internet-based, or "cloud" computing services, is only Microsoft's third CEO in 39 years, taking over from Steve Ballmer, who inherited the job from Gates in 2000. Nadella, who describes himself as a cricket and poetry lover, called the appointment "humbling" in an email to the company's employees. In a videotaped statement he said he would focus on "ruthlessly" removing any obstacles to innovation at the company. Feb 5, 2014