Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday pitched for a Central aid for the fast-paced development of Uttar Pradesh and said his party was building pressure on the Union government in this regard.
"We need Central aid to solve problems being faced by the people of the state...we are pressurising them (Centre) for the same," he told party workers. Yadav said SP held a very good prospect in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. "If maximum numbers of MPs get elected to the Parliament, SP would be in better position to ensure development of the state," he said.
Claiming that democracy has returned to the state in SP regime, Yadav said it was after a long time that Vidhan Sabha session was continuing for over a month. "In previous BSP regime, budget of thousand of crores used to get passed in 14 minutes. Now discussions are held on the budget of every department," he said.
Ridiculing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to Kamduni village, the opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Tuesday said she was now "scared" to enter a village in the state.
A sex racket was busted in Delhi after two Uzbek women who were held hostage for five months in a house and were repeatedly sexually abused by customers, escaped, police on Tuesday said.
The Supreme Court today agreed to give an urgent hearing to a PIL on the issue of US National Security Agency snooping on Internet data from India
The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives has approved a legislation to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Senior IPS officer Sadanand Date, who was injured in the gun battle with Pakistani terrorists Ajmal Kasab and Abu Ismail during the 26/11 attacks, has approached a local court seeking getting back his uniform.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday directed all central government agencies to assist in rescue and relief operations in flood-affected Uttarakhand and assured Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna of all help, a statement said.
The latest sting operation by the online magazine exposes how some employees in two foreign banks in India have also been involved in accepting black money and agreeing to launder it.