Moily says yet to get PM's comments over raising cap on cooking gas

Greater Noida, Jan 13 (ANI): Oil Minister, M. Veerappa Moily, said that he is yet to receive comments from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh or Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi, over increasing quota of subsidized cooking gas (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) cylinders from nine to 12 per household in a year. Moily said that increasing the cap to 12 cylinders would result in an additional fuel subsidy burden but the final decision over the issue would be taken by the Cabinet Committee. Jan 13, 2014

Kejriwal placed under 'Z' Category security by Ghaziabad Police

Kaushambi, Jan 13 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been placed under "Z" Category security by Ghaziabad Police inspite of his consistent rejection of the same. Police officials said that Kejriwal would have 30 police personnel deployed round-the-clock during his movement in the district. Kejriwal and his family presently stay in the Girnar Apartment complex in the Kaushambi area of Ghaziabad. Jan 13, 2014

Khurshid refutes theory behind expulsion of US diplomat

Farrukhabad, Jan 13 (ANI): Union Foreign minister Salman Khurshid said that the expulsion of the American diplomat from India does not have any connection with the Devyani Khobragade issue. Khurshid also said that the government has asked the diplomat to return to the United States in three days and that he was not being forcefully expelled. Jan 13, 2014

C. Africa transitional body calls for calm

The head of the Central African Republic transitional body calls for calm and says he'll do his best to restore peace in the country, where tensions remain high after the resignation of its ex-rebel president, who left to Benin. Duration: 01:12 Jan 13, 2014

Israelis pay last respects to founding father Sharon

Israelis were on Sunday paying their last respects to Ariel Sharon, whose controversial life inspired admiration and provoked revulsion and whose death drew emotional reaction even after eight years in a coma. Duration: 01:08 Jan 13, 2014

50,000 Ukrainians protest opposition leader's beating

An estimated 50,000 pro-Western Ukrainians massed on Sunday in the heart of Kiev amid swelling anger over the bloody beating of prominent former minister turned opposition leader Yuriy Lutsenko. Duration: 01:03 Jan 13, 2014

'India first' should be govt's religion and'constitution' its holy book: Narendra Modi

Panaji, Jan 12 (ANI): While addressing 'Vijay Sankalp Rally' in Goa on Sunday, BJP's PM Candidate Narendra Modi said that 'India first' should be the government's religion and 'Constitution' should be its holy book. He took continuous jibe at Congress party and said that the nation has pledged to throw away corrupt Congress from power. Further, talking about Sushilkumar Shinde's letter on minority youths, Modi said that Shinde has no right to interfere on the same as law andorder is state matter and not of centre. Jan 12, 2014

Media portrays SP as 'bad', 1 crore spent in Saifai shown as 300 crore: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow, Jan 12 (ANI): Commenting on controversies which engulfed SP government in UP and the expenditure in Saifai Mahotsav, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that media knows everything but shows partial facts thereby portraying the part as 'bad'. He said that UP government spent Rs 1 crore in Saifai Mahotsav, which was portrayed by media as Rs 300 crore. He also said that the state government in giving proper arrangement and facilities to poor in the hospitals and are nowhere discriminating between Hindus and Muslim community. Jan 12, 2014

Congratulate Amethi for making Vishwas' arrogance and rally flop: Congress

Allahabad, Jan 12 (ANI): Talking about protest against and black flags shown to AAP leader Kumar Vishwas' rally in Amethi, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari congratulated the people of Amethi for making the rally a big flop and answering Vishwas' arrogance. Tiwari said that Amethi today gave respect to years of relation with Congress and Rahul Gandhi. He bowed to the people of Amethi who protested against Vishwas in many ways. Jan 12, 2014