Arun Jaitley releases 'India- 2015 Reference annual' in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): I&B Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday released 'India- 2015 Reference annual' in New Delhi. He said that the publication of the book is a great tradition coming from years. He said that the book gives authentic information about 'this great country' year by year. He also said that the digital form of this book will soon be released by the ministry so that the world could have access to the same at no cost. Feb 9, 2015

Abbott survives leadership challenge

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott survived a leadership challenge on Monday following weeks of infighting in his ruling Liberal Party. In a secret ballot party members voted down a motion to Feb 9, 2015

PM Modi to focus on preparation of students for board exams in 'Mann Ki Baat'

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the subject for 'Mann Ki Baat' for the month of February would be about the students who are preparing for board and other competitive exams. "Was thinking about this month's radio programme and thought..why not share 'Mann Ki Baat' with students preparing for board and competitive exams," the Prime Minister tweeted. He further urged students and teachers to share their experiences which could motivate and inspire those preparing for exams. "I urge students, parents and teachers to share exam experiences that would inspire youngsters and even motivate them in exam preparation," he tweeted. Feb 9, 2015

Kejriwal says names listed over black money same as AAP had revealed

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that the party stood vindicated as the names it had revealed in connection with black money earlier is present in the HSBC bank's Geneva branch list naming 60 Indians and entities involved. "The names I revealed in a PC on 9 Nov 2012 are there in IE list today. We stand vindicated. But bigger Q is - what did 1st Cong and nw BJP do? Nothing? Why? Some of ths ppl claim to hv both BJP n Cong in thr pocket. Why doesn't BJP govt act against HSBC officials? They will spill beans. US did precisely that," Kejriwal tweeted. According to reports, the government is expected to disclose the names of over 60 Indians and entities as part of its crackdown on black money accounts as reported in the HSBC bank's Geneva branch list. Feb 9, 2015

JD (U) leaders to ask Governor Tripathi to elect Nitish Kumar as Bihar CM

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi on Monday said that 130 Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) will meet Governor KN Tripathi and ask him to let Nitish Kumar to take oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar. Earlier on Sunday, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi maintained that he will continue to retain the top post till the legislative council in the state assembly decides otherwise, adding that he will take the support of anyone who supports him on the floor. Feb 9, 2015

Re-polling in two constituencies of Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): A day before Delhi assembly election results, residents in two constituencies of the national capital had to vote again on Monday due to fault in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). As per media reports, voters in Delhi Cantonment and Rohtas Nagar constituencies were notified about re-polling on Sunday, after election officials found that EVMs still contained the mock votes, which were polled to check the machines. The government has declared a paid holiday in both the constituencies. However, few voters faced inconvenience and said there were no proper arrangements to keep their phones and belongings. Feb 9, 2015

Black Money Probe: Names revealed of account holders, Politicos react

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday after a leading daily The Indian Express on Monday revealed names of Indians holding black money accounts abroad. The list included names of businessmen, politicians and their relatives. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that the SIT would take the appropriate steps on the matter. NCP leader Nawab Malik said that government should take cognizance of the matter as Black Money is a heated debate today. AAP leader Atishi Marlena said that the names listed in connection with Black Money had already been announced in the past. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi appealed SIT to take action against the account holders. According to reports, the government is expected to disclose the names of over 60 Indians and entities as part of its crackdown on black money accounts as reported in the HSBC bank's Geneva branch list. Feb 9, 2015