Assembly polls will strengthen Jharkhand for next 100 years: Modi

Dhanbad, Dec 09 (ANI): Addressing an election rally in Jharkahnd's Dhanbad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the assembly polls are not for the next five years but to strengthen the foundation of the state for the next 100 years. The state is 14 years now and needs utmost care. If this time, the government gets a stable government then that will be beneficial for the next 100 years. Dec 9, 2014

My govt is of the poor, for the poor and by the poor: Modi in Dhanbad rally

Dhanbad, Dec 09 (ANI): Addressing an election rally in Jharkahnd's Dhanbad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that to the people of the state that the BJP led NDA government is of the poor, for the poor and by the poor. Modi appealed to the people of Jharkhand for giving a clear majority to the BJP in ongoing assembly polls. Modi underlined the disparity between eastern and western parts of the country and said that development if India is incomplete without earstern region development. Dec 9, 2014

Reactions flow after govt bans Uber services in Delhi

New Delhi/ Mathura, Dec 09 (ANI): Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Tuesday (December 09) summoned chief executive officer (India operations) of Uber cab service to interrogate him about the alleged rape incident and its services in India. The arrested driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav was remanded in custody for three days. He was arrested on charges of raping a woman three years ago but was later acquitted, police said. DCW chief Barkha Shukla said that they will find out how the cab service entered India. BJD leader Jay Panda said no taxi service should be singled out. However, BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao welcomed the ban. Dec 9, 2014

Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy call-off their engagement

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy have broken off their engagement after four years of being together. The 36-year-old Muse frontman's spokesperson told a web portal that though the pair, who had welcomed their son, Bingham Bellamy, in July 2011, has been apart for a while, they are still close friends and committed co-parents. The split comes as a surprise as the couple had happily walked the LACMA Art + Film Gala red carpet together only last month, and the actress, 35, had even revealed her Thanksgiving family plans that included Bellamy. Dec 9, 2014

Police and Transport Dept in full swing to ensure licensed and safe cab services in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): Swifting actions on the Delhi rape case, Delhi police and Transport department fastened the proceedings in the matter. Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the issue and said that police is functioning for safety of women and that the cab company in question is already banned by the government. He also said that only authorized taxi service should be allowed to ply on Delhi roads and verification should be got done by the police. Meanwhile, Special Commissioner in Transport Department Kuldeep Singh Ganger said that it was found that the cab was not registered as local cab and was functioning illegally. He said that the department has also issued an advisory to public to refrain from using unregistered cabs. Dec 9, 2014

Robert Vadra may lose 'no-frisk privileges', Politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra may soon lose 'no-frisk' privileges at airports reportedly and will have to stand in long queues and undergo security checks. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that Vadra being a private sector representative should not have been given this privilege by the previous government and now the government should take care that no person violates the Constitutional procedure. Meanwhile, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that this may be a result of revengeful attitude of BJP towards Congress. Dec 9, 2014

PM Modi wishes Sonia Gandhi on her 68th birthday

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday wished Congress President Sonia Gandhi a long and healthy life on her 68th birthday. "Best wishes to Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi on her birthday. May almighty bless her with a long and healthy life," tweeted PM Modi. Meanwhile, the latter has decided not to have any celebration in view of the recent tragic Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh and militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir, and in solidarity with the martyred army and police personnel. Sonia has also asked the Congress persons to follow her instruction. Jammu and Kashmir, which is in the midst of its five-phase state assembly elections, faced four terror attacks last week, which were aimed at undermining the democratic process. Earlier on December 1, the Maoists killed 14 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. Dec 9, 2014

Doesn't make sense to ban services: Gadkari on web-based cab services ban

New Delhi, Dec 9 (ANI): Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday expressed disappointment over the Uber cab rape case and stated that a new digitalized system is being designed where every driver's track record could be viewed. Gadkari, however, opposed the idea of banning such cab services. Dec 9, 2014

Insurance Bill likely to be passed in current session of Parliament, politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): The Congress has reportedly dropped its opposition to the insurance bill with the select committee of Rajya Sabha proposing an increase in the foreign equity investment to 49% from the present 26%, paving the way for possible passage of the 10-year-old reform legislation during the current session. The BJP said that the bill is likely to be passed in the current session of the parliament as the suggestions made by various parties have been incorporated. The Insurance Bill, which was heavily debated during the monsoon session of the Parliament in August, was sent to a Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha, after the government was unable to garner the opposition's support for it. Dec 9, 2014

Politicos react over re-conversion of 200 Muslims by RSS in Agra

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Dec 09 (ANI): Politicos on Tuesday react over re-conversion of at least 200 Muslims by RSS in Madhunagar area of Agra. RSS converted the Muslims at a ceremony called 'Purkhon ki ghar vapsi', a mass conversion jointly organized by Dharma Jagran Samanvay Vibhag, an offshoot of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and Bajrang Dal. BJP leader Vinay Katiyar said that the people were once Hindus so there is nothing wrong in the process. NCP leader Tariq Anwar and JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that this is communal works done by RSS in the shadow of the ruling BJP and such activities will continue till PM Narendra Modi is in power. Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party leader Rajendra Chaudhary said that information on the same will be gathered and actions will be taken on the matter. Dec 9, 2014

Narendra Modi named as "TIME Person Of The Year"

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named as Time Magazine's "TIME Person Of The Year" according to reader polls. BJP Leader GVL Narasimha Rao congraulated the Prime Minister on achieving the feat. Leader of The NCP Tariq Anwar, BJD Leader Jay Panda , fellow BJP Leader Nalin Kohli and Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal also had a few words to say about the accolade bestowed on The Prime Minister. Dec 9, 2014

CBI Summons WB Minister Madan Mitra, Politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has freshly summoned West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra for questioning in the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam. Politicos GVL Narasimha Rao, NCP Leader Tariq Anwar, BJD Leader jay Panda, BJP Leader Nalin Kohli react to the situation. Dec 9, 2014