20 mins of extra walking every day cuts cardiovascular disease risk by a tenth

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that walking just 20 minutes extra every day could cuts the risk of cardiovascular episodes such as heart attacks by eight per cent. According to experts, increasing daily exercise by just 2,000 steps may be good for older people who may struggle to exercise regularly and is recommended for the overweight and those with a family history of diabetes, the Daily express reported. Dec 21, 2013

Important to create fulfilling jobs: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that it is important to create fulfilling jobs and that the middle class and craftsmen need to be connected to global market. Rahul was addressing the annual general meeting of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in New Delhi. Dec 21, 2013

Union Minister Anand Sharma disapproves recently passed Lokpal Bill

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Referring to the recently passed Lokpal bill, Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said on Saturday that the country doesn't need 'too many institutions' to ensure its growth and development. Contrary to Congress's belief, Sharma said India does not require Lokpal to ensure its freedom and development. Dec 21, 2013

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