Kejriwal says Rahul in Ambani's pocket, Congress backlashes

Kejriwal says Rahul in Ambani's pocket, Congress backlashes New Delhi/ Dehradun, Feb 23 (ANI): Congress party leaders on Sunday backlashed at Arvind Kejriwal over his remark alleging Rahul Gandhi to be in Ambani's pockets. Congress leader Rashid Alvi condemned the statement. While Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said that Kejriwal is a lost kit and that instead of serving the people, he ran away leaving the government. Feb 23, 2014

Narendra Modi takes jibe at Congress in Punjab rallly, party reacts

New Delhi/ Dehradun, Feb 23 (ANI): Reacting on Narendra Modi's jibe at Congress during hi 'fateh rally' in Punjab, Congress leaders hit back at the BJP's prime ministerial candidate. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Modi should look at his party first before accusing others. Mahila Congress Chief Shobha Oza said that BJP do such things to raise communal sentiments and divide the nation during elections. Party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that Modi just use adjectives and that there are more adjectives appropriate for him. Meanwhile, Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat said that BJP do something and say something and that their ministers are itself accused in crimes and corruption. Feb 23, 2014

LJP to tie up with BJP, politicos remain speculative

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): With the possibility of a tie up between Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and BJP as Paswan's son Chirag Paswan said that the matter will be decide in two days of time, political parties remained speculative. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that after this alliance any relation with the LJP will be over and JD (U) will deserve anti-communal votes alone. Meanwhile, RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav said that there is no hard feelings for Paswan and the party will continue to fight against communal forces. Feb 23, 2014

Will guard nation if I become PM: Narendra Modi

Ludhiana, Feb 23 (ANI): While addressing a rally 'Fateh rally' in Jagraon district of Punjab, BJP's Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi said that he will guard the nation if he becomes the prime minister of the country. Modi lashed out at Congress party and said that they have created 'ABCD of corruption'. He said that the progress of nation needs three pillars, that is, farmers, manufacturing and service sector. Further, hitting out at idleness and inaction of Congress party, Modi said that the Defence ministry should make the soldiers answerable if drugs and fake currency come from across the border and this is how the youth of nation can be saved. Feb 23, 2014

Assamese girl raped in Delhi, DCW calls its 'unfortunate and shameful'

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Talking about a rape case of an Assamese girl in Mahipalpur area of Delhi, DCW Chief Barkha Singh said that the incident is very unfortunate and shameful. Singh said that several such incidents are taking place in the national capital since the recent past and there must be strict laws against such crimes, which must be implemented too. Feb 23, 2014

No place for pride or anger in politics: Rahul Gandhi

Dehradun, Feb 23 (ANI): Taking a dig at BJP's Prime Minesterial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday, Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi said that there is no place for pride or anger in politics. Addressing a rally in Dehradun, he said that the BJP did not have the vision to rule the country. Feb 23, 2014

Senior Journalist on Al-Qaeda Chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri's alleged video message calling for 'intifada'

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion has arrested a man who was circulating Al-Qaeda Chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri's alleged video message calling for 'intifada' or uprising against secular forces in the country. This development has sent shock waves across Bangladesh and if proved could have serious implications on the national security of Bangladesh and even India. Feb 23, 2014

LS Polls: Akhilesh flags off SP cycle rally to woo voters

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Ahead of upcoming general elections due by May this year, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav rode a bicycle as he flagged off a cycle rally organized by the Samajwadi Party in New Delhi on Sunday to woo voters. Enthusiastic party workers and supporters gathered in huge numbers wearing red boat shaped caps and waving the party's flag to boost the confidence of the cycle riders who would cover the distance between Delhi and Lucknow in two weeks. Feb 23, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal takes on Modi and Rahul, alleges them to be in Ambani's pockets

Rohtak, Feb 23 (ANI): Launching its national campaign in Rohtak, AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal lashed out at Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi and said that they are in the pockets and under control of Mukesh Ambani. Kejriwal also took jibe at Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and accused him of land scams in the state. The former Delhi chief minister also challenged political parties saying that he will quit politics if any of them can function as much as AAP and bring changes as much as them. Feb 23, 2014

Worlds oldest man credits simple diet for his long life

Korba, Feb 23 (ANI): Born in 1896, world’s oldest man, 118-year- old Premsai Patel, native of a remote village, attributed his long, healthy life to fresh green vegetables, pulses and a strict vegetarian diet. Patel, A retired government teacher, lives in Korba district of Chhattisgarh where he starts each day by reciting verses from the sacred Hindu scripture ‘Ramcharitmanas’ which he says ‘purifies one’s body and the soul’. Patel, lives with in a big joint family of sons, daughters- in- law and their children. Born in 1896, Patel is a living testimony of the heydays of Indian kings and British rule. A woman relative, Ghana Bai, said that Patel believes in living a happy and contented life and therefore, eats and drinks simple food without suffering the perils of old age. Feb 23, 2014

Maoists attack police station in Red corridor, kill one

Gaya, Feb 23 (ANI): Maoists attack district police station in ‘red corridor’ region, after a fierce gunbattle killing one cab driver and setting two trucks ablaze in Gaya city of Bihar. The cross-firing between red rebels and police started at around 11 pm at night and went on for a couple of hours. Kumar said that the number of Maoists who carried on the operation could not be estimated as the sudden attack came in the dead of the night. They tried to barge in the police station, but the counter attack by the security officials failed their attempts. A taxi driver, who was on a daily commute with a family from Odisha to Aurangabad, became victim of the rebel’s reckless violence. Feb 23, 2014

Huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered from Maoist hotbed

Giridih, Feb 23 (ANI): Police busted a Maoist operation in red corridor of Giridih district in Jharkhand and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition. The district police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a special joint operation from February 18 to February 22 to look out for any Maoist activity in the nearby hills. The team raided a bunker of the Maoists located over the area’s highest hill, forcing the latter to flee from the spot. Police seized 200 detonators, rifles, material used to make bombs, four belts, six uniforms, axes to cut through iron, tear gas grenades, Chinese grenades and a drill machine. Feb 23, 2014

Canadian team hail Sochi Olympic performance

Canada's Olympic team, currently lying third in the medal table with nine golds, on Sunday hailed a successful Winter Olympics in Sochi as the games prepared to close. Duration: 01:12 Feb 23, 2014

Ukraine at risk of splitting up: political analyst

A new era opened in Ukraine Sunday after a day of dramatic twists and turns that saw parliament vote to oust a defiant president and call early elections, and opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko walk free. Duration: 01:13 Feb 23, 2014