Confident that Arvind Kejriwal will govern well: Anna Hazare

Ralegan Siddhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Anti-Corruption Crusader Anna Hazare on Saturday congratulated Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal and his MLAs for taking oath. He further said that he is confident that Arvind Kejriwal will govern well. Dec 28, 2013

AAP ministers take oath at Ramlila Ground

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): AAP leaders on Saturday took oath following Arvind Kejriwal who sworn-in as Delhi’s new Chief Minister, forming an all new government in the national capital. Kejriwal’s cabinet included his close aide Manish Sisodia, Rakhi Birla, Somnath Bharti, Saurabh Bhardwaj, Girish Soni and Satyendra Jain, who took oath as cabinet ministers. Dec 28, 2013

Arvind Kejriwal swears-in as Delhis seventh Chief Minister

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Anti-corruption champion Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday took oath as Delhi's youngest ever chief minister at Ramlila Ground. With thousands cheering at the ‘historic win’ against corruption, Kejriwal sworn in to abide by the duties and responsibilities of Delhi’s Chief Minister and to keep the secrecy of the same maintained. Dec 28, 2013

Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates CHEMCON-2013

Mumbai, Dec 28 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 66th Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), CHEMCON-2013 in Mumbai. Speaking on the occasion, President said that since its inception, activities in Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) have laid emphasis on research. He said that institutes like ICT are perfectly positioned to play a big role in research and technology development in chemical sector. Mukherjee also stated that technical institutes must be strengthened to shoulder the burden of meeting the manpower requirements. Dec 28, 2013

Salman Khurshid assured all help to arrested journalist in Sri Lanka

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): India’s Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid, said that the union government would extend all possible help to arrested journalist in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan police has arrested a freelance Indian journalist, Prabhakaran, for clicking pictures of sensitive installations on a tourist visa. He is being questioned in Colombo. The Indian envoy has been informed of the developments. Sri Lankan police revealed that an Indian national was arrested on charges of filming a military installation in Kilinochchi, stronghold of former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Dec 28, 2013

Bollywood mourns at Farooq Sheikh's death

Mumbai, Dec 28 (ANI): Expressing sorrow over Farooq Sheikh's sudden death, Bollywood veteran actor Suresh Oberoi and Director Madhur Bhandarkar said that Farooq was a great human being and his death is a big loss for the industry. Further they said that he will always stay in the hearts of people. Farooq suffered a heart attack while he was holidaying with his family in Dubai. Dec 28, 2013

Muzaffarnagar riot-hit victims challenge govt to face cold after UP secy remark

Muzaffarnagar, Dec 28 (ANI): Muzaffarnagar riot-hit victims languishing in relief camps rubbished state government’s report, which stated that death of 34 children in the camp was not due to cold. Victims, on Friday criticised the report of a fact-finding committee that claimed death of children in the camp was not only because of cold but also due to other health and circumstantial problems in the camps. The victims also challenged authorities to come out and experience cold weather. Another riot victim, Sewuman, who lost her girl due to cold weather, also challenged the report of the provincial government. Dec 28, 2013

Beant Singh's assassins released on 28 days parole

Chandigarh, Dec 28 (ANI): Former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh's assassins were released on Thursday on 28 days parole from Burail Jail in Chandigarh. Shamsher Singh and Lakhwinder Singh were given life sentences for their role in the assassination of Beant Singh on August 31, 1995 outside the Punjab civil secretariat in Chandigarh after a suicide bomber triggered the explosive tied in a belt around his waist. An elated Shamsher Singh thanked media and former terrorist Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who has been fasting in Amritsar demanding their release. Dec 28, 2013

At least 23 killed and several injured as Bangalore-Nanded express catches fire

Anantpur/ New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): At least 23 people were killed and several injured after a fire engulfed an air conditioned coach of the Bangalore-Nanded express in Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh early morning on Saturday. The 'Nanded Express' train was on its way to Nanded from Bangalore, when a three-tier air-conditioned coach caught fire at around 3:30 am. There were around 72 passengers in the coach when the mishap happened. The injured have been rushed to the district hospital. The train driver acted on site and separated the burning bogie from rest of the train to prevent the fire from spreading. Dec 28, 2013