Will continue to support Kejriwal, demands accepted: Shoaib Iqbal

New Delhi, Feb 03 (ANI): After meeting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, JD (U) leader Shoaib Iqbal said that the party’s support to Kejriwal will continue as he accepted all the demands presented before him. Iqbal said that he along with Vinod Kumar Binny had given a 48-hour ultimatum to Kejriwal for fulfilling their demands to which Kejriwal has responded positively. Feb 3, 2014

AAPs allegation on bribing MLAs to topple Delhi govt nonsense: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Feb 03 (ANI): Reacting on AAP leader Sanjay Singh’s allegation that BJP is trying to bribe its MLAs in order to topple Delhi government and form BJP government, party leader Harsh Vardhan squashed the same as ‘nonsense’. He said that Congress and AAP is frustrated and are putting such allegations due to the same. Earlier, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad also tweeted that BJP is trying to bribe AAP and its allies so that the government falls. Feb 3, 2014

Rise above politics to pass anti-corruption Bills: Kamal Nath to political parties

New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): The government Monday said it wants to pass the pending anti-corruption bills in the parliament and sought the cooperation of the opposition parties. Speaking to reporters after an all-party meeting ahead of the second half of the winter session beginning Feb 5, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said there was a need to rise above politics to get the anti-corruption bills and the women's reservation bill passed in this session of parliament. Feb 3, 2014

Italy says determined to press for speedy trial of marines

New Delhi, Feb 03 (ANI): Special envoy of Italian government, Staffan De Mistura said on Monday that his government was hoping for speedy resolution of the diplomatic row involving two of its marines charged with the murder of Indian fishermen, an incident that has soured relations between New Delhi and Rome. The Supreme Court has asked the central government to make its stand clear by February 10 on invoking anti-piracy law against the two Italian marines. Urging India to end the logjam, Mistura also said that the Supreme Court should make its stand clear by February 10. Mistura said Italy would decide on a counter move after hearing court’s view in the case. Feb 3, 2014

Para motorists fly high at Indias biggest airshow

Assam, Feb 3 (ANI): A flying carnival, touted as the largest paramotor airshow in India’s history, kick started in the scenic Kukurapohia village in Sivasagar town in Assam. The Sivasagar Flying Carnival 2014 was inaugurated by Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Lieutenant General Nirbhay Sharma. Feb 3, 2014

Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley trying to destabilise AAP Govt in Delhi: Sanjay Singh

New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for allowing some of its key leaders, including Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley, to topple its government in Delhi. Addressing a press conference here, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said Modi and Jaitley were trying to destablise the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP Government in the national capital. Feb 3, 2014

BJP denies AAPs allegation of destabilizing Kejriwal govt

New Delhi, Feb 03 (ANI): The BJP on Monday denied the allegations of AAP that BJP leaders Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley and Harsh Vardhan are conspiring to destabilize the Arvind Kejriwal-led government in Delhi. BJP leader Vijay Goel said that the AAP Govt will fall because of the false promises it made to the people and BJP has no role in this. Earlier, AAP MLA from Kasturba Nagar, Madanlal, whose name is doing the rounds in the media for secretly meeting expelled party MLA Vinod Kumar Binny, JD(U) MLA Shoaib Iqbal, SAD MLA Maninder Singh Sirsa, said that he was offered huge amount to support the BJP in forming the government. Feb 3, 2014

Vegetable traders strike at Azadpur mandi

New Delhi, Feb 03 (ANI): Fruits and vegetable supplies in Delhi and its adjoining areas might get affected from Monday as traders in Azadpur went on a strike in protest against the change in pattern of collecting commission. Azadpur has around 3,800 commission agents, who plan to protest at mandi's gate and prevent work from happening. Speaking on the same Delhi Cabinet minister Girish Soni said that this is only a political stunt as some ministers are trying to create disturbance. He further said that a Committee should be formed. Feb 3, 2014

Except Kejriwal, everyone else upset with him: Manjinder Singh Sirsa

New Delhi, Feb 03 (ANI): After a meeting with Vinod Kumar Binny and Shoaib Iqbal SAD leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that except for Arvind Kejriwal, everybody else is upset with him. Further, he said that there is no danger to the government and that they want the Delhi government to function and fulfill their promises. Sirsa also said that the politicos also discussed to put pressure on Kejriwal so that he functions to fulfill his promises. Feb 3, 2014

Gujarat riots and Babri Masjid case reflects BJP's hatred: Tariq Anwar

New Delhi, Feb 03 (ANI): Commenting on the recent spat of words between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Samajwadi party, National Communist Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar on Monday said that the BJP was based on hatred, and that the Gujarat riots and the Babri Masjid issue were the best examples to prove that. Feb 3, 2014

Politicos slam Kejriwal, calls him gimmick using scripted drama

New Delhi, Feb 03 (ANI): Slamming Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, politicos called him a ‘gimmick using scripted drama’. BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the party has no agenda and ideology and has come to power through ‘scripted drama’. Meanwhile, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that Kejriwal is a ‘gimmick’ and if things continue to function like this, the situation will turn to worse. Feb 3, 2014

Mass graves in Balochistan raise concerns about human rights violations

Karachi / Khuzdar, Feb 03: These female members of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) held a protest rally in Karachi to condemn the discovery of three mass graves in Khuzdar district of Balochistan on January 25. Human rights groups have expressed "shock and deep concern" over the recovery of over 150 bodies, believed to be the corpses of the missing Baloch, who were arrested and later unlawfully killed by Pakistani security agencies. The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons has the details of 8,000 people who have disappeared over the past ten years, and haven't been seen since. The "pick, kill and dump" policy of Pakistan's intelligence agencies raises serious concerns about the violation of human rights in Balochistan. Feb 3, 2014

Second phase of global Islamic congregation concludes in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Feb 3 (ANI): Thousands of Muslims sought peace, forgiveness and blessings for mankind as the second phase of this year's Bishwa Ijtema (world congregation) concluded in Bangladesh, following the final prayer on the bank of the River Turag. Indian religious scholar Maulana Zubairul Hasan led the 20-minute prayer session at the Ijtema, which saw a huge participation of Muslims across the globe, on the bank of river Turag in Tongi near Dhaka. Feb 3, 2014