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

Pawar's statement on Modi not to be taken seriously: Venkaiah Naidu

Hyderbad, Feb 23 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar's comments about BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi should not be taken seriously, and that the former was saying such things because he was closely associated with the Congress. Pawar on Saturday attacked the BJP prime ministerial candidate on the 2002 riots issue, saying the entire country has seen the "mass murders" that took place in Gujarat. Feb 23, 2014

Kejriwal would win 'Guinness World Record for lies': Congress

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The Congress on Sunday kick started an 'expose-all' campaign against Delhi's former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, whom it accused of abandoning the national capital at the mercy of bureaucrats to further his own political ambitions. Thousands of Congress workers assembled at Connaught Place's Central Park where a 20-foot effigy of Kejriwal's falsehood was burnt. Speaking at the site, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President Arvinder Singh Lovely said that if Guinness World Records had a category for lies, Kejriwal would win without any competition. Feb 23, 2014

Sharad Pawar attacks Modi on Gujarat riots, Congress, JD (U) support

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The Congress and JD (U) on Sunday supported NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s statement in which he attacked BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on the 2002 riots issue. He also targeted Modi's development model and accused him of ignoring certain sections of society in his quest for power. Feb 23, 2014

Ashok Singhal receives flak for his remark on Hindu couples

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): VHP leader Ashok Singhal has commented that the Hindu population was growing at a much slower rate than Christians and Muslims in the country, and Hindu families should “produce at least five children”. His remark has not been received well by political leaders and he has received great criticism for his remark. Feb 23, 2014

Infiltration by militants under control in Kashmir: Army

Srinagar, Uri Feb 23 (ANI): The beefed up vigil and strict measures taken by security forces have succeeded in controlling infiltration by militants in Jammu and Kashmir, said a senior Army officer. Lieutenant General Gurmeet Singh said that elimination of top militants has made a major difference to their activities in the valley. Earlier, a huge cache was recovered by a joint team of army during a search operation launched in the Kamal Kote area of Uri town in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. However, the army denied that the recovery of these weapons had anything to do with a fresh infiltration. Feb 23, 2014

Kejriwal to kick off AAP's Lok Sabha poll campaign in Haryana today

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal will launch his outfit's campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls by holding a rally at Rohtak in Haryana today. Kejriwal, who recently resigned as the Delhi Chief Minister, hails from Haryana, the Congress-ruled state where AAP is looking to expand its base. Feb 23, 2014

Pawar attacks Narendra Modi on Gujarat riots, BJP reacts

Pune, Feb 23 (ANI): A day after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar raked up the 2002 Gujarat riots and questioned BJP’s Prime Ministerial Candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's development claims, the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) has hit back accusing Pawar of psuedo-secularism. BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said that Modi do not need a certificate from anybody, he has been accepted by the masses, by all sections of society in the country. Feb 23, 2014

Congress slams Narendra Modi as Lok Sabha polls draw near

Ahemdabad /New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 23 (ANI): The ruling Congress increased its verbal attacks on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, as the general elections draw near.The verbal spat between the leaders of opposition and the ruling Congress has gained momentum with the general election due in May, which will decide the country's future prime minister. Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia, said that eminent leaders of the BJP have earlier spoken against Modi, so it makes no difference if the other political party members also do the same. Congress leader and Union trade and commerce minister, Anand Sharma, said that Modi is incapable of understanding India’s diverse culture and religion. Feb 23, 2014