Somnath Bharti surrenders Bar Council license

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti on Saturday surrendered his Bar Council license after the Delhi Bar Council threatened to take action against him. Speaking on the same he said that it's a routine matter that when one acquires office of profit one has to submit the bar council license. Jan 18, 2014

Haryana Government hounding Khemka: RK Singh

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Backing suspended IAS officer Ashok Khemka, former Union Home Secretary and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader RK Singh on Saturday said that the Haryana Government is trying to hound Khemka for carrying out his duties properly. Singh's comment came shortly after the Haryana Government ordered an inquiry by the CBI against Khemka for awarding a contract to a company in Gujarat worth eight crore rupees. Jan 18, 2014

Pushkar was ill for quite some time: Tharoor's Assistant Private Secretary

Trivandrum, Jan 18 (ANI): Reacting to the death of Sunanda Pushkar, Shashi Tharoor's Assistant Private Secretary PR Sadasivam on Saturday said that Pushkar was not well for quite some time and was undergoing treatment at the Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS). Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Shashi Tharoor was found dead in a hotel room in New Delhi on Friday. Jan 18, 2014

Indian success story not over, nation waiting for BJP to come to power: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): While addressing at the BJP national council meet, party President Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that Indian success story is not over and that the nation is waiting for the BJP to come to power. He further targeted Congress and said that Congress don't want a stable government but a weak government. He said that once the BJP comes to power, the nation's current account deficit will turn into surplus as was during Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government. Jan 18, 2014

Shashi Tharoor stable, to be discharged soon: AIIMS

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Doctor at AIIMS, Dr Neerja Bhatla on Saturday said that Shashi Tharoor is stable and will be discharged soon. Tharoor was admitted in AIIMS after complaining of severe chest pain following his wife, Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor's death in Delhi's five-star hotel. The doctor also said that the Pushkar's post-mortem will be held as per the protocol. Jan 18, 2014

Narendra Modi pitches for 'e-governance' in India

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): BJP's Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi pitched for digital and internet-based governance in the country, while addressing business leaders ahead of national polls. Addressing the gathering at a business award ceremony in New Delhi, Modi said that the development of science and technology in the world's second largest democracy requires specific innovations according to the country's own needs. Modi said that in the present era, e-Governance that includes use of electronic gadgets, technology and the internet, is viewed as the best form of administration across the globe. Jan 18, 2014

Raising issues of public not immoral and illegal, says Vinod Binny

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Vinod Binny on Saturday said that he will be sending a reply to the show cause notice issued to him by the party, and added that raising the issues of the people is not immoral and illegal. Binny reiterated that he joined the AAP because of the issues the party had raised, and not in awe of some people. Jan 18, 2014

India and Pakistan hold flag meet over ceasefire violations

Poonch / New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): India and Pakistan conducted a brigadier-level flag meeting near the border in Jammu and Kashmir, following a large number of ceasefire violations on the Line of Control (LoC) last year. The meet continued for an hour-and-a-half at Chakan-Da-Bagh on LoC, a military line that divides Kashmir between the nuclear-armed neighbours, in Poonch district of the region. Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, met Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, to reduce the tension along the border. Jan 18, 2014

India eyes extremist groups as threat to Afghanistan's 2014 polls

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): India said that extremist groups trying to deter domestic stability and internal security of Afghanistan are a key threat to the war-torn country's 2014 presidential polls scheduled for April, as the US plans a total pull-out of combat forces by this year end in absence of bilateral security agreement. India's foreign secretary, Sujatha Singh, expressed such views at the meeting of special officers from neighbouring countries of Afghanistan and other international agencies to discuss on 'Istanbul process' in New Delhi. Appreciating the efforts of Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, towards conducting the polls, Singh said the extremist groups could pose a threat to the elections. Singh also said that any initiative taken towards the Afghanistan's stability should not have inadequate preparations. Jan 18, 2014

18 killed in a stampede in Mumbai

Mumbai, Jan 18 (ANI): At least 18 people were killed and several wounded in a stampede that broke out on Saturday near the residence of Dawoodi Bohra spiritual leader Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin. According to reports, the stampede took place near the Malabar Hill residence of Dr. Burhanuddin, who died on Friday, as people had gathered to pay homage to the spiritual leader. The bodies of those died in the stampede were taken to Saifee Hospital. Injured people have been taken for treatment. Jan 18, 2014

Shashi Tharoor admitted to AIIMS

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Shashi Tharoor was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences after he complained of uneasiness and chest pain, hours after his wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a hotel room on Friday. Tharoor was initially admitted to the ICU as a precautionary measure. He has now been moved out of the ICU and is in a normal ward. Tharoor's wife Pushkar was found dead in a Delhi hotel, a day after her Twitter spat with a Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar, over an alleged affair with the minister. An SDM level enquiry has been ordered under Section 176 as her marriage with Shashi Tharoor was less than seven years old. Jan 18, 2014

Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar found dead in New Delhi's Leela Hotel

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Shashi Tharoor was found dead in a hotel room in New Delhi on Friday. Shashi Tharoor's personal secretary, Abhinab Kumar, said that Sunanda's body was found in Leela Hotel and the cause of the death is yet to be ascertained. The couple, who got married in 2010, had checked into the five-star hotel due to construction work in their house. Both of them have been married twice before. Jan 18, 2014