We extend full support to AAP: Medha Patkar

Mumbai, Jan 13 (ANI): Narmada Bachao Andolan activist Medha Patkar on Monday extended full support to AAP and appreciated the party's ideologies and vision. Patkar said that reservations for lower castes and micro and other level issues needs to be resolved which is possible by the vision of AAP. She also criticized other political parties and its strategies which exploit people and are not for the welfare of the nation. Jan 13, 2014

Kejriwal should take lessons from experienced politicians: Harsh Vardhan on online 'janta darbar'

New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): After Arvind Kejriwal took decision on online 'Janta Darbar', BJP leader Harsh Vardhan said that Kejriwal should take lessons from experienced politicians if he is confused on what should be done. He said that there are people who are not capable of online submissions and such ways of communication and so all ways of communication should be kept open. Jan 13, 2014

Maoist gets killed in a gunbattle with BSF

Malkangiri, Jan 13 (ANI): A Maoist was killed during an encounter between, Border Security Force (BSF) and the rebels in the Maoist hotbed of Odisha. The security personnel also recovered arms and ammunitions from the spot during search operation. Jan 13, 2014

India should unite to eradicate polio from neighbouring countries: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): As India is soon to certify that it has defeated polio totally, BJP leader Harsh Vardhan said that India should unite with its neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria in order to eradicate the disease. He said that this should be taken in view that the virus does not come from the other nations back to India. Jan 13, 2014
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Muslim in certain areas unable to enjoy fruits of development: PM

New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): Inaugurating the annual conference of State Minorities Commissions on Monday Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, said that Muslims in certain parts of the country do not enjoy a fair share of development as compared to other communities that have done reasonably well. Focussing on the needs of the minority communities, the Prime Minister said that it is the responsibility of the state to take care of them. Taking a note of the institutions that deal with the minorities in the country, Singh said that National Commission for Minorities and State Minorities Commissions must continue to play a proactive role and strengthen the hands of the government by recommending suitable measures for improving the socio-economic condition of minorities. Jan 13, 2014
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Arvind Kejriwal on faulty water meters

New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that he has called a meeting with the Delhi Jal Board officials to look into the issue of faulty water meters being installed in many households again. He said that the faulty meters would be withdrawn soon. Jan 13, 2014
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Thai opposition protesters launch Bangkok 'shutdown'

Tens of thousands of Thai opposition protesters occupy major streets in central Bangkok in an attempted "shutdown" of the capital, escalating a campaign to unseat the embattled premier. Duration: 00:58 Jan 13, 2014
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Arvind Kejriwal to take grievances online, scraps Janta Darbar

New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): After the first Janata Darbar in Delhi saw utter mismanagement, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that he is setting up an online system as well as call centers for public grievances. Kejriwal scraped the Janata Darbar, but stated that he will be meeting common people, once a week. Jan 13, 2014
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If our neighbours break rules, we will break them too: General Bikram Singh Part - 2

New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): While addressing annual press conference in Delhi, Army Chief General Bikram Singh said that if our neighbours will break the rules set, Indian army too will follow the suit. He said that the army is efficient and are handling the situation as and when required. Further, Singh also said that there are DGMO level talks in process for conciliation of relations with neighbours. Singh also talked about infrastructure along Indo- China border and about army assistance given by India to Afghanistan. Jan 13, 2014
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If our neighbours break rules, we will break them too: General Bikram Singh Part - 1

New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): While addressing annual press conference in Delhi, Army Chief General Bikram Singh said that if our neighbours will break the rules set, Indian army too will follow the suit. He said that the army is efficient and are handling the situation as and when required. Further, Singh also said that there are DGMO level talks in process for conciliation of relations with neighbours. Singh also talked about infrastructure along Indo- China border and about army assistance given by India to Afghanistan. Jan 13, 2014
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BJP is scared of AAP: Congress

New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): Speaking over BJP’s Prime Ministerial Candidate, Narendra Modi’s attack on AAP, Congress leader, Shakeel Ahmad on Monday said that the BJP is a small party in comparison with the Congress and it is likely for them to speak against the party but slamming AAP is a sign of BJP being scared of AAP. Jan 13, 2014
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Influx of Pakistani migrants fuels anger in Gilgit

Gilgit, Jan 13: Rising unemployment, poverty and income disparity is fuelling dissatisfaction among the local people in Gilgit Baltistan. It’s the outcome of a large influx of people from Pakistan in line with the country’s deliberate expansionist policy in the region.Islamabad offers several perks to those settling here. Government employees from Pakistan get double salary and incentives to serve in Gilgit, while locals are prevented from getting any employment in the public sector. Gilgit Baltistan, a part of the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, has been illegally occupied by Pakistan for over six decades now. Jan 13, 2014
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AAP is Congress's proxy party: Naqvi on Shakeel Ahmads tweet

New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad in his tweet has hit out at BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over his attack on AAP. In an apparent reference to the media attention that Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party have managed to get, Modi had suggested that the country needs constructive vision on the ground and not just leaders who make good television. Speaking on Ahmad’s tweet, BJP Vice-President, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said that AAP is Congress's proxy party and such statements only corroborate this fact. Jan 13, 2014