US envoy Nancy Powell meets Modi in Gandhinagar Gandhinagar, Feb 13 (ANI): US Ambassador to India, Nancy Powell met Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday. The meeting, which signals the end of Washington’s boycott of Modi for his alleged role in 2002 Gujarat riots, took place at the Chief Minister's residence in Gandhinagar. It is the first high profile meeting between Modi and a US official since the US State Department revoked his visa in 2005 on grounds of “sever violations of religious freedom” in Gujarat.
Chief Justice hits at Sibal’s remark over ‘weak accountability in judiciary’ New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Chief justice of India P Sathasivam hit back at Law Minister Kapil Sibal rejecting his view over accountability process in judiciary to be exceptionally weak, said that all complaints against judges were dealt according to the existing mechanism. Sibal had made a remark saying the process of accountability within the judiciary was "exceptionally weak". Meanwhile, the chief justice said Sibal was unfortunately not having accurate and proper information about the role of judges and how the judiciary functions.
Pepper spray in LS after Shinde tables Telangana Bill New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): The Parliament on Thursday was left in shock after suspended Congress MP L Rajagopal who was standing in the well of Lok Sabha, took out a bottle of pepper spray and sprayed it all around the house, leading to immediate adjournment. According to reports, TDP MP Venugopal Reddy broke mike on Secretary General's table in Lok Sabha and L Rajagopal smashed glass on the table causing commotion. Politicos have condemned the incident.
JD (U) targets Modi over his "chai par charcha" campaign New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Senior JD (U) leader Shivanand Tiwari on Thursday targeted BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over his "chai par charcha" campaign and said that Election Commission should probe as to from where the BJP is getting money to organize big rallies and campaigns for Modi.
Kejriwal govt to table Jan Lokpal Bill in Delhi Assembly today New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): The Arvind Kejriwal government has declared that it will table the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Delhi assembly today, ignoring Union Law Ministry's view that the Centre's prior approval is required. The Union Law Ministry has held that the rules governing Delhi government's legislative business were constitutional where Centre's consent was required before its passage.