Rahul takes on Narendra Modi & RSS, BJP condemns

Patna/ New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi asked people to respect the tea vendors but not those who cheat people, BJP condemned the statement and said that Gandhi speaks in ignorance. Gandhi also accused RSS of killing Gandhian ideology, to which BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi said that it is Congress who killed the Gandhian ideology. Meanwhile, party leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that BJP is proud that it has chosen somebody like a tea-vendor as its PM nominee. Feb 8, 2014

Rahul takes on Narendra Modi & RSS, BJP condemns

Patna/ New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi asked people to respect the tea vendors but not those who cheat people, BJP condemned the statement and said that Gandhi speaks in ignorance. Gandhi also accused RSS of killing Gandhian ideology, to which BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi said that it is Congress who killed the Gandhian ideology. Meanwhile, party leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that BJP is proud that it has chosen somebody like a tea-vendor as its PM nominee. Feb 8, 2014

Transport chaos as heavy snow hits Tokyo

Heavy snow strikes Tokyo and other areas across Japan, grounding nearly 300 flights and suspending some train services as the weather agency issues a severe storm warning for the capital. Duration: 00:46 Feb 8, 2014

Descendant of Gordon of Khartoum returns to Sudan

Descendant of General Charles Gordon, Englishman Robert Gordon visited Khartoum on Friday where his ancestor was killed 129 years earlier by the forces of an Islamic reformer known as "the Mahdi". Duration: 00:26 Feb 8, 2014

Bosnian protesters set presidential office alight

Protesters outraged over Bosnia's devastated economy set fire to a government building and a presidential office in Sarajevo, just hours after storming another in northeastern Tuzla. Duration: 00:33 Feb 8, 2014

Maoists hamper development work in Latehar

Latehar, Feb 08 (ANI): Recently, the Maoists attacked a construction site in Bariatu area of Jharkhand’s Latehar district. The armed guerillas not only opened fire and threatened the workers but also burnt down their equipment used for road construction. Road construction work has come to a halt as the incident has created a fear psychosis among the workers. The case has been reported at the Bariatu police station and police is investigating the matter. It has claimed to have identified a few Maoists. Maoists are stalling development work in remote areas of Jharkhand. Feb 8, 2014

PM releases commemorative stamp in honour of late ghazal singer Jagjit Singh

New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday released a commemorative stamp in honour of late ghazal singer Jagjit Singh on his 73rd birth anniversary. Singh said that Jagjit Singh would always remain alive in the hearts of his listeners through his soulful music for the generations to come. Feb 8, 2014

ICC revamp plan approved in Singapore, Srinivasan to become chairman

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): BCCI President N Srinivasan has been selected as the next ICC chairman in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) board meeting held on Saturday. Srinivasan would be the third Indian to head the ICC. He will join his post from July 2014, for two years. The ICC's radical revamp plan proposed by the "Big Three" of international Cricket-India, Australia and England was also approved by eight members voting in favour of it, and two abstaining from the voting process. Feb 8, 2014

Jan Lokpal bill not unconstitutional, prior consultations done: Nagendra Sharma

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): After Delhi Jan Lokpal bill brought about controversy on its legality, Arvind Kejriwal's media advisor Nagendra Sharma said that the bill is not unconstitutional and that prior consultations were made. He said that the lawyers who are refuting on any claims of consultation are right and that they were consulted not on the particular bill but on whether a bill can be passed by the Delhi cabinet or not. Feb 8, 2014

Development of Gujarat due to Congress not Narendra Modi: Manish Tewari

New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): Reacting to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's speech in Imphal, Information and Broadcasting Minister and Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday said that the development of Gujarat was due to the Congress, and not because of Modi as he liked to claim. Addressing a rally in Imphal, Modi had said that the Congress government had terribly failed in developing the north east region. He also said that the state in which Manipur is now was bleak and cited the example of Gujarat to draw a comparison. He further said that Manipur has had the worst governments of the Congress. Feb 8, 2014

Intense cold wave disrupts normal life in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh, Feb 8 (ANI): Plummeting temperature disrupted routine life in Shimla as people sat around bonfires on pavements to beat the cold. The situation is similar in other places as well with dense fog and plummeting temperatures disrupting routine life in various parts of north India, affecting school children, daily wage workers and traders. Feb 8, 2014

Defence Expo 2014 witnesses launch of unmanned military vehicle

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): The 2014 Defence Expo in New Delhi witnessed launch of an unmanned military vehicle, showing an example of extraordinary technology. A kit has been attached atop the vehicle that enables it to perform unmanned and autonomous operations even in remote areas of the country. Head of business development in Defence, Anil Kumar Yadav threw light on the various other functions of the unmanned vehicle. The vehicle can conduct various missions like anti naxalite operations, border patrolling, critical infrastructure patrolling like that of nuclear defense areas. Bird detection & monitoring radar system is another technology that can be deployed to ensure the safety of aircrafts in air. Feb 8, 2014

The construction of a border road between Assam and Nagaland to benefit villagers

New Sonowal, Feb 08 (ANI): The construction of a 23km long pucca road from Gauri Chauwa under Tipabor sub-division to New Sonowal by the PWD is in full swing. There are 17 villages within this stretch, mainly engaged in agriculture. Earlier, the villagers used to face many problems in transporting goods and availing services. The construction of the road as well as 7 new bridges has come as a ray of hope for the people who are expecting their lives to improve now. The project has been allotted a budget of Rs 20 crores. The construction of the pucca road has given hope of better business to this group of students from Kherimiya village who started vegetable farming recently. These youngsters, who are from poor families, have taken up farming to support their education and to supplement their family income. Feb 8, 2014