Rahul Gandhi targets Odisha govt, says BJD stole money sent by Centre

New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday targeted the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government while addressing a rally in Odisha. Gandhi said that Odisha is rich in natural resources but the people of this state are not getting its benefit as the BJD along with the mafias are looting all the money. Rahul Gandhi started his two-day visit to the state on Sunday and is expected to hold several rallies. Feb 9, 2014

IOA polls expected to bring India back in Olympics fold

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): As the IOA (Indian Olympic Association) polls is all set to take place on Sunday with Ramachandram to be elected as the chief of the World Squash Federation, the acting president of the IOA, VK Malhotra said that India’s flag is expected to return to the and Olympic fold and will be hoisted at the event. India’s IOA is to return to its parent body IOC after ending the 14-month suspension. Feb 9, 2014

Solicitor general wrong, giving pre-mature advice on Delhi Jan lokpal bill: Lawyer

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Supporting eminent lawyer Soli Sorabjee on his stand that there was no need to take prior consent of the Centre before introduction of Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill in the Assembly, lawyer Surat Singh said that the solicitor general is wrong and is giving pre-mature advice on the matter. He said that the Delhi government has power to pass the bill in the state assembly. He said that the whole debate is wrong and Arvind Kejriwal is right in passing the bill. Feb 9, 2014

Rahul Gandhi accuses BJD of stealing funds, party calls it desperation before polls

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Reacting on Rahul Gandhi's accusations that the BJD government in Odisha is stealing funds and that it has done nothing for people, the party leader Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo said that it is mere desperation of Congress party before 2014 general elections. Deo said that the people of Odisha have elected BJD for the last three years and will continue doing it and that they know what the government has done for them. Feb 9, 2014

Howrah gang rape: Definitely TMC supporters involved, says Mohd Salim

Kolkata, Feb 09 (ANI): Reacting on yet another shameful incident in West Bengal where a woman and her mother-in-law was gang raped by eight men in Howrah, CPI (M) leader Mohd Salim said that the accused were definitely TMC supporters and that is why the party leaders are not acting hard on the criminals. Salim further said that the state government rather than catching the criminals are humiliating the victim’s family. Feb 9, 2014

Both Congress and BJP are befooling people: JD (U)

New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): Reacting on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s veiled attack on BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi, indicating that he is fooling people, JD (U) Leader KC Tyagi on Sunday said that both BJP and Congress are befooling public and are expert in it. Feb 9, 2014

Specially abled take part in marathon for inclusion and equality for all in New Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): Around 2000 runners including persons with disabilities and active citizens, sportspersons and social media assembled at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday to run together to promote the value of inclusion and spirit of active citizenship. The purpose of the marathon is to create mass awareness and sensitize general Feb 9, 2014

Bollywood stars congregate to raise awareness about cardiac problems in children

Mumbai, Feb 9 (ANI): Bollywood stars thronged to raise awareness about cardiac problems in children, as a marathon was held in Mumbai on Sunday from the iconic Siddhivinayak Temple in the city. Salman Khan and Dino Morea flagged off the marathon spreading awareness about cardiac problems in children. Addressing the mediapersons the organizer of the event Ness Wadia said the marathon would aware people about the cardiac problems. Feb 9, 2014

BJP hits back at Congress over RSS ideology remark, tells to focus on core issues affecting nation

New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): Reacting on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s statement and Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad’s tweet that Narendra Modi represents RSS ideology which had killed Mahatma Gandhi, BJP Leader Kirti Azad on Sunday said that the Congress should rather focus on core issues affecting the nation. He further said that the Congress needs to answer the question of price rise and other issues affecting nation. Feb 9, 2014

Investment is key to Indias goal of becoming global education superpower: Kofi Annan

Bangalore, Feb 9 (ANI): Nobel laureate and former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, said that investment is necessary for India’s economic growth and for it to become a global education superpower. Annan was speaking at a ceremony of Infosys Science Awards in Bangalore and felicitated seven winners for excellence in their field. During his address, Annan also stressed on a number of issues ranging from India’s brain drain to providing them opportunities in the country. He further stated that scientific innovation is underway in India in the form of information technology. Infosys' founder and chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy and other officials were also present during the event. Feb 9, 2014

Goa rejuvenates with wine festival "Grape Escapade 2014"

Panaji, Feb 09 (ANI): Goa tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) held its annual wine festival "Grape Escapade 2014" at Campal grounds on the outskirts of Goa's capital city Panaji. The festival was inaugurated by state Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. There were various wines of different brands available at different stall in the festival. Managers of wine companies were also present at the festival to promote their brands. Miniature Models of wine bottles on display, musical concerts, food stalls and barbeques in the beautiful city of Goa attracted a lot of tourists from all around the world. Feb 9, 2014

Cultural festival brings together indigenous tribes in Imphal

Manipur, Feb 09 (ANI): Artists from different tribes of Manipur showcased their rich culture at the 3rd State Level Tribal Cultural Festival held at the tribal Research Institute auditorium in Chingmeirong. The three-day-long event, themed "Culture for Peace and harmony", was organized by the Tribal Research Institute under the aegis of the Government of Manipur and the Ministry of Tribal affairs, Government of India. The festival aimed at bringing different tribes on one platform to provide them a chance to showcase their culture and interact with each other. Feb 9, 2014

France's south-western coast fights the ocean

Climate change and heavy storms are contributing to erosion on France's Atlantic coast, where hard-hit areas see the ocean reclaim 3 to 5 meters of land every year. Duration: 01:58 Feb 8, 2014