Congress delaying alliance talks with NCP: Praful Patel

Mumbai, Jan 31 (ANI): Senior NCP leader Praful Patel on Friday said the Congress was delaying seat-sharing talks with his party in Maharashtra.Talking to mediapersons in Mumbai, Patel said the NCP wanted its alliance with Congress to continue. Patel said he would be meeting Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who belongs to Congress, later in the day to discuss seat-sharing arrangement for Lok Sabha polls. He said need of the hour was to have clarity on alliance between the two parties, who share power in Maharashtra as well at the Centre. He also rejected media reports that NCP President Sharad Pawar had met BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Delhi earlier this month. Jan 31, 2014

Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna resigns

Dehradun, Jan 31 (ANI): Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has resigned from his post, he submitted his resignation to the state Governor Aziz Qureshi in Dehradun on Friday. Bahuguna, paid the price for the poor relief and rehabilitation work carried out by his government after last year's flash floods.The decision to replace Bahuguna was taken at a meeting Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had with senior party leaders on Thursday. Union Minister Harish Rawat is the frontrunner in the race to replace Bahuguna. Jan 31, 2014

Supreme Court stays execution of 1993 terror case convict Bhullar

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the execution of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, who is on a death row in connection with the 1993 Delhi blast case. The apex court issued notices to the Centre and the Delhi government and sought their views on the matter. The court also asked for a report on Bhullar's mental condition. Bhullar had filed a curative petition seeking commutation of his death sentence to life imprisonment. The petition was pending since September 2013. Bhullar was sentenced to death in 2001 for plotting terror attacks on Punjab SSP Sumedh Singh Saini and M.S. Bitta in 1993, leading to several deaths in New Delhi. Jan 31, 2014

Corruption cases in Delhi have declined: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that corruption cases in Delhi have declined to a large extent. He also added that his party will fight to bring Jan Lokpal Bill that seeks to punish corruption with prison term ranging from six months to life. Jan 31, 2014

Will cancel license if discoms cut power: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): After BSES threatened Delhi government of cutting power for 8-10 hours, the national capital’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the license of the discom companies if Delhi fails to get uninterrupted power supply and goes on with their threat. He said that the government will call other power supply companies if the present ones won’t budge. Jan 31, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal targets top leaders, makes 'India's most corrupt' list

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday read out his list of 'India's most corrupt', including union ministers and leaders from all parties, and urged his AAP members to treat the national election as a movement to cleanse Parliament. Kejriwal's list included Congress' Rahul Gandhi, P Chidambaram and Sushil Kumar Shinde, BJP's Nitin Gadkari, Yeddyurappa, Anant Kumar, and others like Mayawati, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Sharad Pawar. Jan 31, 2014

NCP refutes reports of Pawar- Modi meet, BJP says matter should be closed

Mumbai/ New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): As the news of NCP Chief Sharad Pawar and Narendra Modi came into light, NCP Spokesperson Nawab Malik refutted any such reports and said that the party had this option back in 1999 also but it chose to not go with the ‘communalist party’. Meanwhile, BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that if the party and Pawar himself has refuted reports of meeting, the matter should be closed right then. Jan 31, 2014

Tour of One World Trade Center in New York

Visitors get the chance to see the view from the top of One World Trade Center in New York, informally called the "Freedom Tower", on the site of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Duration: 00:34 Jan 31, 2014

Discom threatens 10 hr power cuts in east Delhi; Congress, BJP attack AAP

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): The Congress and BJP slammed the Aam Aadmi Party on Friday after Discom BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL) warned that it would be forced to resort to daily power cuts of up to 10 hours from February because it has no funds to pay public sector generation units for power supplies. Both the party claimed that the Delhi government is unable to govern Delhi and people would have to face problems because of it. Jan 31, 2014

Discom threatens 10 hour power cuts in east Delhi, AAP threatens to cancel licence

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): After Discom BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL) warned that it would be forced to resort to daily power cuts of up to 10 hours from February because it has no funds to pay public sector generation units for power supplies, the Delhi government on Friday said that it is not going to bow down by this attitude. AAP leader Gopal Rai said that if the company cuts power their licence would be cancelled. Jan 31, 2014

BJP slams AAP govt over 10-hour power cut threat by BSES Yamuna

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Reacting to BSES' threat of 8-10 hours of power cut in central and eastern Delhi, BJP Spokesperson Capt Abhimanyu slammed the AAP government and said that the party promised the people of low power tariffs but any promise should not come in the way of the city's development and progress. The BSES has written to the government that it has no money to buy power as tariffs are too low. Jan 31, 2014