AAP set to form govt in Delhi, JD (U) says AAP has 6 safe months for governance

Kaushambi/ New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): As AAP is all set to form government in Delhi following the public referendum, party leader Gopal Rai said that the party will form a government driven by issues. He said that the party has organized a meeting wherein it will decide the next steps and strategies. Meanwhile, JD (U) leader Ali Anwar congratulated Arvind Kejriwal for his success and said that AAP has atleast 6 safe months to remain in power and govern as Congress can in no way pass a no-confidence motion against the party in that duration. Dec 23, 2013

Rahul should act besides getting photo clicked: JD (U) on his Muzaffarnagar visit

New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited Muzaffarnagar relief camps and appealed UP CM to pay attention to the same, JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that the situation sure is bad but Rahul should act besides getting his photo clicked. Muzaffarnagar riot victims on Sunday blocked Gandhi's convoy and showed black flags to him at Kandhla saying the government has not done enough for them. Dec 23, 2013

Specially-abled girls participate in Christmas cribs making competition in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 23 (ANI): As Christmas is round the corner, specially-abled girls in Kerala doubled their joy as they displayed their talent at a crib making competition organized on a beach in the state. The girls participated in the competition with great enthusiasm. The participants depicted the nativity scene which is the special exhibition of the birth scene of Jesus Christ. The depictions included infant Jesus his mother Mary and Joseph and other characters like shepherds, sheep, angels and farm animals. Union Minister Shashi Tharoor also attended the function and said it's not just the job of women to fight for their empowerment, we should all empower them. Dec 23, 2013

Asaram s wife and daughter investigated, arrested and released on bail

Ahmedabad, Dec 23 (ANI): The police arrested self-styled godman Asaram's daughter Bharti and wife Lakshmi in the case of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in his hermitage. The two had conceded that they supplied girls to Asaram. However, they were later released on bail. During the interrogation, Bharti and Lakshmi admitted that the girls were sent to Asaram on the pretext of 'Gurudiksha'. The 75-year-old Asaram was arrested in August and has remained in prison since then. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ninama, confirmed that an enquiry had been held and the investigation procedure was now complete. Dec 23, 2013

Arvind Kejriwal to announce decision on govt formation as public referendum ends

New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): As Aam Aadmi Party's referendum is over, Arvind Kejriwal is all set to form the government in Delhi on Monday, though with the support of Congress. Kejriwal held several public meetings on Sunday to seek public opinion on government formation and promised to declare the compiled results. The announcement of their decision is likely by 11:00 am Monday after which Kejriwal will meet Delhi lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung at 12.30 pm and formally stake claim to form the government. According to party leaders, Kejriwal will address media before his meeting with Jung. Dec 23, 2013

'Fat One' jackpot brings Christmas cheer to crisis-hit Spain

Champagne corks popped across Spain Sunday as the annual "Fat One" Christmas lottery, which has the world's biggest total pay-out, spread 2.24 billion euros in prizes around the country, where one in four is out of work. Duration: 00:38 Dec 22, 2013

New pro-EU protest in Ukraine, turnout down sharply

Some 40,000 people on Sunday rallied at the latest protest in Ukraine against the government's rejection of a pact with the European Union, a turnout that was down sharply on previous weeks. Duration: 00:44 Dec 22, 2013

French firm maps cities in super-detailed 3D

Ubick, launched by the Limoges-based company Imao, is a unique tool for visualising 3D. The objective: to create new markets through hyper-realistic 3D representations. Duration: 01:34 Dec 22, 2013

Jat community thanks Sonia Gandhi for supporting their Job Quota

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Cheering crowd of Jat Hindu community met congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday and thanked on her decision to back quota for the community in central government jobs and educational institutions. The Union Cabinet had on Thursday asked the National Commission of Backward Classes to take a final call on granting them with Other Backward Class (OBC) status at the central level. The government had not given any deadline to the commission to give its report. Dec 22, 2013

Akhilesh rubbishes Congress charge, says Muzaffarnagar victims are being properly treated

Uttar Pradesh, Dec 22 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday claimed that his government has ensured that the victims of Muzaffarnagar riots were properly looked after. Yadav said that after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visited and interacted with victims of the Muzzaffarmagar Riots languishing in relief camps. Homeless Muzaffarnagar riot victims had reportedly complained that the state government has been paying a deaf ear towards their problems. Earlier, over 40 children died in the relief camps due to severe weather conditions, dengue outbreak and lack of basic hygiene. Dec 22, 2013

Kiran Bedi on AAP

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Former IPS officer and social activist Kiran Bedi on Sunday raised doubts about the possible alliance between the Congress and AAP. Bedi said that she is skeptical about the stability of the government in Delhi. Dec 22, 2013

Rahul Gandhi appeals Akhilesh to pay attention to Muzaffarnagar relief camps

Muzaffarnagar, Dec 22 (ANI): While on his visit to Muzaffarnagar relief camps, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said appealed UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to pay attention to the camps and the people living there, even after Yadav rubbished all claims of the same. Gandhi said that the victims are dying at the camps and are not getting enough care to sustain themselves. Gandhi also said that people wants brotherhood and no hatred and that the state CM should mediate between the people. Dec 22, 2013

Atul Anjan backlashes on Modis every contentions from Mumbai rally

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Commenting on Narendra Modi’s contentions in Mumbai rally, CPI leader Atul Anjan backlashed on every argument Modi made against Congress and in favour of BJP. Anjan said that Modi should first do his homework about the history and geography of the nation before speaking. On his ‘Congress quit India’ remark, Anjan said that leaving the same, communalism should quit India which is supported by Modi. About farmer suicides in Congress governed states, he said that there was huge number of farmer suicides in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s governance too. Dec 22, 2013

Hopes for a shared boom rise on Malaysia-Singapore border

Rising from a former palm plantation, the towering Astaka complex will cast its shadow across the Malaysia-Singapore border by 2017, a symbol for an ambitious development zone linking the two former rival's economies. Duration: 02:15 Dec 22, 2013