Arvind Kejriwal government to face crucial trust vote today, Congress says will support

New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government will seek a vote of confidence on the floor of Delhi Assembly on Thursday, AAP, which emerged as the second largest party in the election with 28 MLAs requires the support of 8 more MLAs to cross the half way mark of the 70-Member Delhi Assembly. Speaking on the same, Congress leader Jagdish Tytler said that it will continue to lend outside support to the AAP government. However he said that he will not criticize Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal at the moment as everyone will come to know about his governance in the coming three months. Jan 2, 2014

Maldives President seeks India's leadership to resolve issues of the region

New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, who is in India on his first official foreign visit after winning the elections in November has said that they looked up to India's leadership in the salvation from poverty and on regional and global issues. Gayoom met his Indian counterpart, President Pranab Mukherjee, and was accorded a ceremonial reception on Thursday. Jan 2, 2014

Not scared, people have faith in us: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 02 (ANI): Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who will have to prove in the state legislature on Thursday that his Aam Aadmi Party has the numbers to continue to govern Delhi said that people have faith in his party and he is not scared. Jan 2, 2014

BJP slams price hike of non subsidized LPG cylinders

New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): Oil companies have increased the price of non-subsidized cooking gas (LPG) cylinders by Rs 220. Following the increase, a 14.2 kg non-subsidized cooking gas cylinder in Delhi will cost Rs 1,241, up from Rs 1,021. Reacting on the same, BJP Vice-President, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said that the LPG price should be regulated. Jan 2, 2014

NCW on Madhyamgram gangrape case

New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): NCW chairperson, Mamta Sharma on Thursday said that the West Bengal government and chief minister Mamata Banerjee must take serious action against police negligence in the Madyamgram gangrape case. Sharma said that the victim should have been given protection after she was raped first. A murder case has also been filed now by the police against the two main accused, on the basis of the final statement of the girl in which she had said that she was set on fire by her rapists. Doctors treating the teenager have reportedly said she was pregnant at the time of her death. Jan 2, 2014

President signs Lokpal Bill, Anna says it will put a break on corruption

Ralegan Siddhi, Jan 2 (ANI): Anti- Corruption Crusader Anna Hazare on Thursday said that he is happy that the Lokpal bill has been signed by President Pranab Mukherjee. He further said that with President signing the bill, a path has been paved for better administration and there will be a break on corruption. Jan 2, 2014

Lokpal Bill gets President Pranab Mukherjee's nod

New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday signed the much talked-about Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2013, to create a powerful anti-graft watchdog. The Bill, which was passed by Parliament in the just-concluded winter session, provides for creation of anti-graft ombudsman to investigate corruption charges against public functionaries including Prime Minister, Ministers and Members of Parliament. Among other provisions, the Bill makes it incumbent upon States to make within a year their own law for setting up Lokayuktas on the lines of the Lokpal Bill. The Bill was sent to the President on Tuesday. It will now be notified in the official gazette for it to become an Act. The Act shall be notified by the Law Ministry. Jan 2, 2014

Bangladesh's PM swears by development to woo voters with polls round the corner

Dhaka, Dec 2 (ANI): Ahead of the national polls, Bangladesh’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina urged voters to cast their franchise for her party, vowing of turning the country into a fully-developed nation by 2041. While addressing a campaign rally at Mirpur area of Dhaka, Hasina also promised to provide electricity to every household in the country. Jan 2, 2014

Muzaffarnagar riot victims say authorities drove them away from relief camps

Muzaffarnagar, Dec 2 (ANI): The riot victims of Muzaffarnagar district have alleged that they were forced to leave the relief camps, without being offered proper rehabilitation facilities by the state government. The victims, who were shifting to other villages on their own, said that the authorities had razed off their tents at the camp, without their consent. Middle-aged, Fatima Begum, who took refuge at a community hall with many others, said that she was worried about having no money to pay for the rent of her new shelter. Meanwhile, another riot victim, Mohammed Iqbal, said that the night when they discovered that authorities had scrapped down their tents, they had no shelter above their heads. However, the authorities said that the victims were asked to move due to reasons pertaining to their safety and were compensated for that. Jan 2, 2014