AAP will never support BJP, Prashant Bhushan's statement was personal opinion: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Ruling out any alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that his team member Prashant Bhushan's statement was his personal view. AAP leader Bhushan sparked a controversy by saying that his partymight extend an 'issue based' support to the single largest party in Delhi polls - BJP, with 32 seats. Dec 10, 2013

Cong might lose 2014 general polls; Modi will still be a joker: Manishankar Aiyar

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Reacting to the 4-state assembly poll washout of his party, Senior Congress Leader, Manishankar Aiyar on Tuesday said that Congress might lose the 2014 general polls, however, he hit back at BJP's PM Candidate, Narendra Modi calling him a joker for his alleged lack of knowledge about history and economics. Dec 10, 2013

Govt trying to pass Lokpal Bill in Parliament's winter session: Narayanasamy

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): With anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare beginning a fast unto death protest in Ralegan Siddhi over the passing of Lokpal bill, the government on Tuesday said that it was committed to the legislation. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Narayanasamy said that the government will try to pass the Lokpal Bill during the current session of the Parliament. He however added, for the Bill to be passed in the Rajya Sabha, the House has to run. The Lok Sabha has already passed the legislation. Dec 10, 2013

Prashant Bhushan takes U-turn on statement, says AAP won't support any party

Kaushambi, Dec 10 (ANI): AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday clarified his stance on AAP supporting the BJP from outside in Delhi if it agrees to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill and Swaraj bill in a time bound manner and said that it is not possible as AAP came up as an alternative for people to both Congress and BJP and will not give or seek support from any party. Dec 10, 2013

Koli a drunkard, threw liquor bottles inside house: Veer Singh Dhingan

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Former Seemapuri elected Congress MLA Veer Singh Dhingan said that AAP's newly-elected MLA Dharmendra Singh Koli is a drunkard and he and his party leaders threw liquor bottles in his home and mis-behaved with his wife. He further said that he was not present at the spot when the incident took place and that a proper investigation should be carried on on the case. Talking about the counter allegations on Dhingan, he said that he is not frustrated and it is natural that one wins and other loses in elections. Dec 10, 2013

World unites for Mandela memorial

Tens of thousands of South Africans converged in sorrow, celebration and pride Tuesday on Soweto's World Cup stadium, to sit side-by-side with presidents, priests and queens at a memorial for unifying global icon Nelson Mandela. Duration: 00:40 Dec 10, 2013

UK shifts focus to smaller Indian cities for trade

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Britain’s business secretary Vince Cable has said that his country is keen on exploring trade and investment opportunities in India’s non-metropolitan cities. Cable, made this statement at the 9th meeting of India-UK joint Economic & Trade Committee (JETCO) in New Delhi. Cable also said that his country was ready to welcome Indian students for pursuing higher education. Meanwhile, trade minister, Anand Sharma, expressed his satisfaction over the progress of the joint-trade ventures between New Delhi and London. Dec 10, 2013

Govt must go, has lost people's confidence: Congress MP

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): In a major embarrassment to the Congress-led UPA government, seven of its own MPs have moved a notice of no confidence motion against the Manmohan Singh government. Congress MP L Rajagopal said that the government has lost people's confidence and whether or not they have the numbers in the Parliament, it is high time the government goes. Dec 10, 2013

Allegations against Dharmendra Koli a political strategy of failed leader: Manish Sisodia

Kaushambi, Dec 10 (ANI): Commenting on the allegations against AAP’s newly- elected MLA from Seemapuri, Dharmendra Koli by the former MLA of the constituency Veer Singh Dhingan, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that the allegations are nothing more than a political strategy of a filed leader. He said that Koli only took part in a celebration rally in the area, even against which the party had warned him. He said that as asked by the people present at the spot, there was no such incident of molestation with anyone. Sisodia draws suspicion that the act can also be a counter attack on allegations of Koli’s sister’s murder on the opposition. Dec 10, 2013

Garo community in Nagaland celebrates its post harvest Wangala festival with great enthusiasm

Nagaland, Dec 10 (ANI): Around hundred of Garos gathered at Samaguri Village in Dimapur to celebrate Wangla festival. The Wangala is the most significant post harvest festival. It is a "Thanksgiving" ceremony to Misi Saljong, also known as Pattigipa Ra'rongipa (The Great Giver) for having blessed the human beings with rich harvest of the season. It is one of the most important festivals of the Garo tribe. Many young boys and girls, in their traditional attires performed a Folk dance with drum beats during the festival. Dec 10, 2013