Media should go check, have not been given any favours: Sanjay Dutt on parole

Mumbai, Dec 21 (ANI): Reacting to rumours that he was given special treatment while being handed over parole for a month by Pune's divisional commissioner Prabhakar Deshmukh, Bollywood Actor Sanjay Dutt on Saturday said he wasn't given any favours and that he was treated just like any other criminal in the process. Dec 21, 2013

Nepal journalists on weeklong visit to India

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): A group of journalists from Nepal, who are on a weeklong tour to India, visited and paid obeisance at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar. The journalists represent various prestigious and leading newspapers of Nepal like the Kathmandu Post, Aarthik Abhiyan National Daily, Naya Prakashan and Rising Nepal. The journalists visited Delhi, Punjab and Trivandrum (Kerala) to explore the developments taking place in India in a tour organized by the Embassy of India in Kathmandu. Dec 21, 2013

Politicians have forgotten meaning of Democracy: Kumar Vishwas

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): After BJP leader Arun Jaitley termed AAP’s public referendum as farce and said that its rare that a non-political person has become PM, AAP leader Kumar Vishwas said that the politicians have forgotten the meaning of democracy. He said that Jaitley should see the changes that have come in the nation’s politics and should try accepting the same. Further, Vishwas said that AAP’s public referendum is a part of participatory democracy in country and the party will form the government if people desire so. Dec 21, 2013

UPA a dead duck government with helpless PM: Jaitley

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Senior BJP Leader, Arun Jaitley on Saturday took a dig at the Congress-led UPA government and called it a ‘dead duck government’ with a ‘helpless’ Prime Minister. Dec 21, 2013

Khobragade among illegal beneficiaries in Adarsh housing scam, FIR should be filed: Abha Singh

Mumbai, Dec 21 (ANI): Senior Advocate Abha Singh said that Devyani Khobragade is found to be one of the illegal beneficiaries in Adarsh housing scam among 25 others. A judicial commission said in its report after it was tabled in Maharashtra state assembly. Singh also said that Khobragade didn’t share information about her other flat while applying for another flat in Adarsh housing society. The senior advocate demanded proper action against the same and said that an FIR should be lodged against Khobragade over the issue. Dec 21, 2013

Don't need Narendra Modi's advice on cleaning Ganga: Akhilesh

Lucknow, Dec 21 (ANI): Reacting over BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's remark on cleaning the Ganga river, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that he did not need people from other states to advice him on how to clean Ganga river. Dec 21, 2013

Government dragging feet in Justice Ganguly case: Balbir Punj

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Balbir Punj on Saturday said that the government was dragging its feet in the case of former justice A.K Ganguly who has been accused of sexually harassing a law intern, just because he is a former Supreme Court Judge. The Home Ministry had sought the opinion of the Attorney General on the suggestion for the removal of AK Ganguly from his position as Chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission on Thursday. Dec 21, 2013

Jayanthi Natarajan resigns, Moily takes charge as Environment Minister

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Jayanthi Natarajan on Saturday resigned as Minister of State for Environment and Forests. Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Veerappa Moily has been given additional charge of Environment Ministry. According to sources, general secretaries in the Congress, who wish to contest Lok Sabha elections could be replaced by Central Ministers who will be drafted for party work, provided they belong to the Rajya Sabha. The 59-year-old leader, hails from Tamil Nadu and was brought in the environment ministry two years ago. Dec 21, 2013

AAP will form government if majority wants it: Manish Sisodia

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia after a meeting in Delhi on Saturday said that they will form a government in Delhi if the majority of people wanted the same. The Party had earlier sought a referendum from people on government's formation in Delhi and it is receiving a positive response from the people. Dec 21, 2013

Maharashtra cabinet rejects Adarsh scam report: BJP targets Congress

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): In the wake of the Maharashtra government rejecting a probe report on Adarsh scam, BJP on Saturday said that while the Congress party and its vice-president Rahul Gandhi have tried to take credit for passage of the anti-corruption Lokpal bill, they are protecting the guilty in the housing scandal. Dec 21, 2013

AAP spreading anarchy and lack experience in politics: BJP on AAP-Congress war of words

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Commenting on war of words between AAP and Congress calling each other cheaters and using demeaning languages, BJP leader VK Malhotra said that AAP is spreading anarchy and lack any experience in politics. He said that AAP should function according to the Constitution. Malhotra further said that the party has suddenly got to a high position with a wave of the situation and will soon be back to their original place. Dec 21, 2013

Prithviraj Chavan given clean chit, issue should not be stretched: Praful Patel on Adarsh scam

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Talking about the controversial Adarsh scam report which was tabled in the Maharashtra state assembly earlier, NCP leader Praful Patel said that the state Governor has given a clean chit to the accused in the case, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and that the issue should not be stretched any further. He said that the issue whether the land belongs to the government or not has been solved and that should be it. Dec 21, 2013

Congress supporting AAP as they are 'booted by people': Atul Anjan

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): After congress claimed that they are offering 'unconditional support' to AAP keeping in view sentiments of people of Delhi, CPI leader Atul Kumar Anjan said that this is not the case but rather because people have 'booted them away'. He said that there was no alternative left to Congress than offering support to AAP. Anjan also challenged Congress to run the coalition for two years atleast without bringing no-confidence motion, if they care so much about sentiments of Delhi people. Dec 21, 2013