North India shivers as cold wave intensifies

Uttar Pradesh/ Rajasthan, Dec 31 (ANI): North India continued to reel under severe cold wave and foggy conditions on Tuesday with no sign of abating as a fresh spell of mild snowfall lashed hills of Himachal Pradesh while mercury in several parts of the state and Kashmir dipped as low as minus 15 degree Celsius. Icy winds as a result of spell of snowfall in the hills around Christmas time have influenced many parts of northern India. Dec 31, 2013

After water, power next for Kejriwal; Congress reacts

New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Even as all eyes are set on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) whether it would deliver on its poll promise of reducing the power tariff by 50 percent in the national capital, the Congress on Tuesday reacted to the same. Dec 31, 2013

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind Chief Mahmood Madani distributes relief supplies to Muzaffarnagar riot-victims

Muzaffarnagar, Dec 31 (ANI): Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind Chief Mahmood Madani on Monday distributed relief supplies to Muzaffarnagar riot-victims languishing in the relief camps in Shamli district, where more than 34 children have died due to lack of basic amenities to fight the cold weather conditions. Slamming the state government, Madani said that the Chief Minister of the state has failed to fulfill his responsibilities towards the victims and the people are suffering due to discrimination. Dec 31, 2013

Santosh Hegde on AAP's national prospect

Bangalore, Dec 31 (ANI): Talking about the AAP's national prospect in the 2014 general election, former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde on Tuesday said that it is right now not clear whether what happened in Delhi is going to be an All India scenario. Hegde however added that AAP's popularity is a wakeup call for the other parties. Dec 31, 2013

Remo Fernandes joins Aam Aadmi Party

Goa / Kolkata, Dec 31 (ANI): Bollywood singer Remo Fernandes has joined the Aam Aadmi Party in an endeavour to connect with its fight against graft. Fernandes, who is also a famed musician from coastal Goa, said that his purpose to join AAP was not to contest the parliamentary elections. Fernandes said joining the party was like reliving the revolution during freedom struggle of India. Drawing comparison with the erstwhile colonial rule in India, Fernandes said that he did not feel like joining any other political party, therefore he joined AAP, which is fighting against corruption and communalism. Dec 31, 2013

Harsh vardhan questions AAP's decision on free water supply

New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): BJP leader Harsh Vardhan questioned the AAP's decision to provide 20 kilo litres of water to consumers, having functional water meter, free of cost from January 1. He also added that there are many who don’t have any meters. Dec 31, 2013

Outgoing High Commissioner of Pakistan seeks better relationship with India

Kolkata, Dec 31 (ANI): Outgoing Pakistan high commissioner to India, Salman Bashir has said that the time had come to work on mechanisms and formats of engagements set by India and Pakistan, which would help in fostering bilateral relations. Eyeing better relations between the two neighbours, Bashir emphasised on resuming the process of engagements and moving forward. Dec 31, 2013

S. Sudan VP pays visit to hospital in Juba

South Sudanese Vice President James Wani Igga pays visit to a military hospital in Juba which houses nearly a thousand people injured in clashes in Bor and Malakal. Duration: 01:04 Dec 31, 2013

BJP questions AAP's decision on free water supply

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): The BJP on Monday questioned the AAP's decision to provide 20 kilo litres of water to consumers, having functional water meter, free of cost from January 1. The BJP sought to play it down and said that there are many who don't have any meters and 11 lakh households in Delhi don't get water at all. Dec 30, 2013

Subsidy was already there on 20 kilo litres of water, AAP just reorganized it: Congress on DJB annou

New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): Speaking on DJB's CEO Vijay Kumar's announcement of providing 20 kilo litres of free water to consumers having functional metres, Congress leader, Sandeep Dikshit on Monday said that the AAP has not done much and has just shifted numbers and is taking credit. He further said that the subsidy was already there on 20 kilo litres of water and the AAP has just reorganized it. He also added that they should first make available water at places where there is water scarcity. Dec 30, 2013