Congress MPs move no-confidence motion; BJP asks Govt to quit

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): In a major embarrassment to the Congress-led UPA government, seven of its own MPs from Seemnadhra have moved a notice of no confidence motion against the Manmohan Singh government over creating Telangana. Reacting over this, BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Tuesday that the Government has virtually come to a stand-still, and considering the fact that its own MPs have moved no-confidence motion, the Government must quit. Dec 10, 2013

Red beacon only for Constitutional authorities, says SC

New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that only Constitutional authorities are entitled to the privilege which guarantees right of way to read beacon cars. Constitutional authorities include the President, Prime Minister, cabinet ministers, governors, the Chief Justice of India, Supreme Court judges and the heads of both houses of Parliament. Dec 10, 2013

The Japanese way of waste treatment protects environment

Tokyo, Dec 10 (ANI): This facility in Chofu, Tokyo, has the most advanced municipal waste treatment plant in Japan. The "Green Plaza Fujimi" started its operation in April 2013. It is managed by JFE Engineering to handle combustible waste and produce energy from it. The fully automated unit attracts visitors from abroad, especially Asian countries. A key feature of this facility is "zero emission" - a mechanism to produce zero waste from garbage. The combustible waste of 400,000 citizens is collected in this facility, which has the capacity to burn 288 tons of garbage every day. The facility also generates electricity using a steam turbine engine from heat produced by the incineration of waste. It produces 43.3 million kilowatts per year, which is sold to an electric company. The electricity produced can meet the requirements of about 10,000 households. Dec 10, 2013

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