India in grief over death of 'South Africa's Gandhi' Nelson Mandela

New Delhi/Mumbai /Kolkata, Dec 07 (ANI): India is in grief over the death of 'South Africa's Gandhi' Nelson Mandela, the global peace icon's life epitomized the fight for freedom and equality. South African anti-apartheid hero died at the age of 95 at his Johannesburg home on Thursday. A wave of public grief washed over all the metropolitan cities, as people came to know about the loss of their inspirational hero. Dec 7, 2013

BJP attacks Congress over Anti-Communal Violence Bill

New Delhi, Dec 07 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday criticized the Congress over the Anti-Communal Violence Bill, which is likely to be introduced during the Winter Session of Parliament. Senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the bill is an attack on a state's rights. Dec 7, 2013

Facing evident defeat, AAP must name BJP Leaders who approached them: Shahnawaz

New Delhi, Dec 07 (ANI): Even as Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member Manish Sisodia said that their party candidates might have been approached by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members with a mandate, which they have declined, BJP Spokesperson, Shahnawaz Hussain on Saturday said the AAP must name their members who approached them. Dec 7, 2013

Politicos slam Narendra Modi for urging chief ministers to oppose anti-Communal violence bill

New Delhi, Dec 07 (ANI): Politicians slammed BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, for urging the chief ministers to oppose the anti-Communal Violence Bill proposed by the central government. Nationalist Congress party leader Tariq Anwar said that the political leaders and chief ministers should be taken into confidence. Samajwadi party leader Kamal Farooqi criticized Modi for trying to dilute the spirit of the bill. Dec 7, 2013

Manyata not ill and attending premiers; Commissioner be suspended for granting parole to Sanjay Dutt

Mumbai, Dec 07 (ANI): A day after Sanjay Dutt was granted parole for 30 days considering his wife Manyata Dutt’s illness, former IPS officer YP Singh said that Manyata is not ill and that she is attending premiers and that the concerned commissioner who granted the parole should be put under suspension and an enquiry should be called over the same. Further, he said that there has to proper enquiry on the reasons of filing a parole request proving which is the way to get the same. Singh also said that a person once granted parole once can only have access to another one only after one year. Dec 7, 2013

Hundreds gather outside Mandelas home

Hundreds of Nelson Mandela's countrymen gather outside his home carrying flowers, South African flags and candles, to honour the nation's anti-apartheid hero who died on Thursday. Dec 7, 2013

There is no governance in UPA 2: Yashwant Sinha

Mumbai, Dec 07 (ANI): Senior BJP leader, Yashwant Sinha on Saturday slammed the Congress led UPA 1 and UPA 2 government and said that the coalition has remained non-performing over the years. He further said that due to absence of governance, problems in economy, corruption have arisen and now the nation is looking towards BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as he is a decisive man as he delivers what he promises. Dec 7, 2013

BJP tried to unsuccessfully pursue AAP leaders: Manish Sisodia

New Delhi, Dec 07 (ANI): AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Saturday alleged that some BJP leaders tried to pursue the leaders of Aam Aadmi Party who refused any proposal whatsoever from their side. Further, talking about the Election Commission's notice to AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal over poll expenses, Sisodia said that the notice was issued not by the EC but Delhi SDM who have worked under Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. He said that the notice is only a means to defame Kejriwal. Dec 7, 2013

Tarun Tejpal's police custody extended by four days

New Delhi, Dec 07 (ANI): Tehelka's former editor in chief Tarun Tejpal who is accused of sexually assaulting a junior female colleague in Goa last month, was on Saturday sent to four more days of police custody by a Goa court. Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) of Panaji, had remanded him for six days in police custody last week. Dec 7, 2013

SC's inaction against AK Ganguly will have implications on silent victims: Annie Raja

New Delhi, Dec 07 (ANI): Talking about the sexual harassment case against Former Supreme Court Judge AK Ganguly, National Federation of Indian Women General Secretary Annie Raja said that the Supreme Court is not taking due action against Ganguly which can have implications on many silent victims. She said that even after the apex court constituted investigating committee said that there were impropriety and indecency from the part of Ganguly, the court is numb on the case. Further, talking about Kapil Sibal's similar statement, the social activist said that the people at important posts should better take some action rather than giving statements. Dec 7, 2013

Maanayata not ill and attending premiers; Commissioner be suspended for granting parole to Sanjay Du

Mumbai, Dec 07 (ANI): A day after Sanjay Dutt was granted parole for 30 days considering his wife Maanayata Dutt's illness, former IPS officer YP Singh said that Maanayata is not ill and that she is attending premiers and that the concerned commissioner who granted the parole should be put under suspension and an enquiry should be called over the same. Further, he said that there has to proper enquiry on the reasons of filing a parole request proving which is the way to get the same. Singh also said that a person once granted parole once can only have access to another one only after one year. Dec 7, 2013