Kejriwal tables Jan Lokpal Bill in Delhi Assembly amid protests

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Arvind Kejriwal on Friday tabled his anti-corruption Jan Lokpal Bill in the Delhi assembly, defying a warning by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung that the bill cannot be tabled without his consent. As Kejriwal introduced the Jan Lokpal Bill, both Congress and BJP MLAs jumped into the well and said it is unconstitutional on part of the speaker to allow tabling of the bill. MLAs surround the speaker and heckled him following which the house was adjourned for 30 minutes. Feb 14, 2014

Heavy snowfall blankets Shimla, tourists rejoice

Shimla, Feb 14 (ANI): Tourists cheered on Friday as heavy snowfall blanketed Shimla, making it a delightful experience for them. The temperatures dipped considerably after Shimla received fresh snowfall. Trees, roads, rooftops of houses in mountainous regions were covered with snow. Feb 14, 2014

Model shoots with roses to promote Rahul Gandhi

Mumbai, Feb 14 (ANI): A model Tanisha Singh showed her admiration for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, through a photo shoot wearing dress made of roses, in Mumbai. Tanisha's dress was made entirely from red roses. She said that roses were a symbol of peace and love. Feb 14, 2014

Delhi govt not serious about Jan Lokpal Bill: Congress in Delhi Assembly

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): The Congress on Friday accused the Aam Aadmi Party of not being serious about the passage of Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill. Congress' Arvinder Singh Lovely said the Jan Lokpal Bill that the government has been telling the whole country about is not even listed as first among the list of items for the day. Feb 14, 2014

Delhi Assembly: BJP rejects allegation of not letting AAP table Jan Lokpal Bill

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): BJP's Harsh Vardhan on Friday said that his party is not opposed to the Jan Lokpal Bill but to the presence of one particular AAP minister (Somnath Bharti) who he said should resign from his ministerial post. He further asked Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal if the Lokpal Bill wasn't on the agenda how did the Congress-BJP block it on Thursday. Feb 14, 2014

CRPF organises medical camp in Maoist-affected Jharkhand

Latehar, Feb 14 (ANI): The CRPF organised a medical camp in Maoist-affected Latehar district of Jharkhand recently. Several patients availed the benefits of the camp and were provided with medicines and necessary treatment. Feb 14, 2014

Jan Lokpal bill: Ruckus in Delhi Assembly

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): The Delhi Assembly on Friday once again witnessed turmoil over Jan Lokpal Bill.The Congress, BJP disrupted proceedings of the house. The Congress accused the Delhi government of not being serious about the bill. BJP demanded disclosure of L-G's letter to the house and said that there will be no discussion on the Bill if L-G's letter says so. BJP also said that it supports the Jan Lokpal Bill, but hasn't received any copy of the bill. Feb 14, 2014

It happens: Jute Fair

Guwahati, Feb 14 (ANI): Awestruck visitors thronged the National Jute Fair in Guwahati city in India's north east Assam held to promote jute products and to create a platform for marketing jute products by self help groups. The fair is organised by the National Jute Board. Entrepreneurs from different parts of the country are participating in this fair, exhibiting huge variety of environment friendly consumer products. Eco friendly jute dolls, fancy bags, shopping bags, gift items, wall hangings, home textiles, floor coverings are some of the products displayed at the fair.Nearly 20 stalls are participating in the fair from all over. Several lifestyle jute products such as handicraft and handloom materials, dolls, fancy jute bags, shopping bags, gift articles, wall hangings, footwear, floor coverings and artificial jewelleries are on the display cum sale. The fair is organised as part of the National Jute Board's (NJB) promotional activity and to create awareness among the general public regarding eco-friendly alternative products for use in home and offices. Feb 14, 2014

It happens:Flower Show

Siliguri, Feb 14 (ANI): A variety of beauties that bloomed in all their splendour and fragrance at the flower show in Siliguri city of India's eastern West Bengal left visitors spellbound. There are atleast 90 stalls showcasing a vast variety of flowers from different parts of the province and also from the country's northeast region. They range from special orchids of Sikkim to the Cactii of Kalimpong,to name a few. Gerbera, seasonal flowers and different coloured roses also seemed to be attracting the visitors' attention.The programme is in its 29th edition this year. It is being organised by the Siliguri Horticulture Society and the provincial government. This fair is held every year and attracts a large number of visitors. Feb 14, 2014

It happens: Elephant Festival

Kerala, Feb 14 (ANI): Devotees thronged the ten-day long famed temple festival, 'Attukal Pongala', to seek blessings of Hindu goddess, 'Attukal Devi', and to see majestic elephants decorated with ornaments for a procession in Thiruvananthapuram city of India's God's own country, southern Kerala province. The festival witnessed 11 richly caparisoned elephants, decorated with gold ornaments, and divided into two groups in the Attukal temple premises, amid drumbeats and frenzied shouts of devotees. Elephants form a major part of religious festivals in Kerala. In this annual festival, women from all walks of life, gather at the temple and perform a ritual of offering rice cooked in earthen pots to seek the blessings of the goddess. This festival of 'Attukal Pongala' has got a listing in the coveted Guinness Book of World Records for the record turnout of women devotees at a single place of worship. Feb 14, 2014