UP Police fails to arrest Subrata Roy, police returns from his residence

Lucknow, Feb 27 (ANI): A team of UP Police on Thursday returned without arresting Sahara chief Subrata Roy despite a non-bailable arrest warrant against him. According to the police, Subrata Roy is not at his residence in Lucknow. The police had arrived there after the NBW was issued against him for failing to appear before the Supreme court in a contempt case arising out of non refund of Rs 20,000 crore to investors by two of his companies. The Sahara Chief has meanwhile, moved to SC seeking cancellation of the NBW and undertook to appear before it on March 4. Feb 27, 2014

Lokpal selection process won't stop due to one member's refusal: Narayanasamy

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Commenting on eminent jurist Fali Nariman's refusal to join the Lokpal search committee panel, Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V Narayanswamy on Thursday said the process of selecting the Lokpal has started and will not stopped due one member's refusal to join the panel. Feb 27, 2014

Arizona governor vetoes gay discrimination legislation

The governor of Arizona said on Wednesday that she has vetoed controversial legislation that would have allowed businesses in the state to discriminate against homosexuals on religious grounds. Duration: 00:46 Feb 27, 2014

Bitcoin users to gather in Tokyo amid MtGox woes

Bitcoin users in Tokyo will gather on Thursday for a meeting set to be dominated by the shuttering of the MtGox exchange amid claims of a multi-million dollar theft. Duration: 01:04 Feb 27, 2014

Don't appreciate use of such language: Rahul on Khurshid's 'impotent' Modi remark

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that he did not endorse or appreciate External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid’s description of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as "impotent" in whatever context. Khurshid had on Wednesday defended his remarks, insisting that he meant Modi's "administrative incompetence" in the handling of the 2002 Gujarat riots, and also said he did not think he would be censured for his choice of words. Feb 27, 2014

Devout Hindus celebrate Mahashivratri across India with fervour

Uttar Pradesh/ Madhya Pradesh, Feb 27 (ANI): Devout Hindus revelled in the festive spirit as thousands of them thronged temples and congregated at the banks of holy rivers across India on Thursday to celebrate festival of Mahashivratri, also known as Lord Shiva's wedding anniversary, with religious fervour. The pilgrims and devout Hindus chanted holy words as they took holy bathe in the sacred Triveni Sangam, in Allahabad city of Uttar Pradesh. The magnificently decorated temples in the holy town of Ayodhya also witnessed crowd of devotees. The Mahakaleshwar Temple of Ujjain city in Madhya Pradesh immersed into devotional spirit of prayer and worship on the occasion. Feb 27, 2014

INS Sindhuratna Mishap: Jaswant Singh demands AK Antonys resignation

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Former Defense Minister and BJP leader Jaswant Singh on Thursday demanded Defense minister AK Antony’s resignation in wake of the INS Sindhuratna accident. Singh said that Antony has not been able to fulfill his responsibilities as a Defense Minister of the country. Feb 27, 2014

Shivraj Singh Chouhan compares Rahul with tail, Modi with moustache, Congress condemns

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): It seems there is no end to personal attacks by political leaders. After Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid’s ‘impotent’ remark on BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan hit back at the Congress by targeting its vice-president Rahul Gandhi calling him a hair of a tail. He added that Modi is a hair of moustache. Reacting over Chouhan’s comment, Congress leader and I&B minister Manish Tewari said that such low-level remarks will be responded to by the party in a proper and parliamentary manner. Feb 27, 2014

AB Vajpayee's niece joins Congress

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Former BJP leader and Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla on Thursday joined the Congress. Launching a scathing attack on the BJP, Shukla said that the party’s ideology has deteriorated over the time and its PM candidate Narendra Modi would never be able to win the hearts of people. Feb 27, 2014

Badalta Manzar (Feb 27, 2014): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

South Kashmir’s Shopian district is known all over the country for the quality of apples produced here. The state govt. claims to have spent millions of rupees on roads, but all this seems only to be on paper. A damaged building and shortage of teachers at the Government high school Kabukote in Rajouri district is causing many problems to students of the school. Feb 27, 2014

JD (U) expels Shivanand Tiwari, four rebel LS MPs

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): The JD (U) on Thursday expelled five MPs from the party for anti-party activities. The expelled Lok Sabha members are Jainarain Nishad, Purnmasi Ram, Sushil Kumar Singh, Mangani Lal Mandal. Outgoing Rajya Sabha MP Shivanand Tiwari has also been expelled from the party. Feb 27, 2014

Navy chief resigns after INS Sindhuratna mishap, politicos welcome move

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Political leaders welcomed Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi’s decision to resign from the post following the INS Sindhuratna mishap. Congress leader DP Tripathi said that the naval chief took moral responsibility and resigned, while JD (U) leader Ali Anwar welcomed the move saying very few officials do such a thing. Meanwhile, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar pointed out the shortcomings of the Defence ministry and said that they should take responsibility of the series of mishaps in the Indian Navy. Following the suit, NCP leader Tariq Anwar also welcomed the move. Feb 27, 2014