Politicos target Narendra Modi, call him liar

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Politicos took a dig at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday following his Meerut rally. CPI Leader Atul Anjan said that Modi‘s speeches on Gujarat’s development are all lies. Meanwhile, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Rajeev Shukla taking a dig at Modi said that everyone knows who spreads poison in the society and added that he just wants to target the Gandhi family. Feb 2, 2014

Narendra Modi has no idea about UP, considers himself master of Gujarat: SP

Lucknow, Feb 02 (ANI): Reacting at Narendra Modi’s Meerut rally on Sunday, Samajwadi Party leader Rajendra Chaudhary said that Modi has no idea and knowledge about Uttar Pradesh and considers himself as the master of Gujarat. He said that SP and Mulayam Singh Yadav has always worked for the welfare of poor and farmers in the state. Chaudhary also said that unlike Gujarat riot which took place under Modi’s rule, SP government works equally for the welfare of all religion and with brotherhood. Feb 2, 2014

Bach predicts 'excellent' Sochi Olympics

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Back says the Winter Olympics in Sochi will be "excellent" at the opening session of the IOC executive board meeting. Duration: 00:53 Feb 2, 2014

Indonesia volcano eruption kills at least 15

Fourteen people, including four schoolchildren, were killed Saturday after they were engulfed in scorching ash clouds spat out by Indonesia's Mount Sinabung in its biggest eruption in recent days. Duration: 00:33 Feb 2, 2014

Visually impaired guide drivers during car rally in Nagpur

Nagpur, Feb 2 (ANI): In one-of-its-kind initiative, a car rally for visually impaired people was organised in Nagpur on Sunday. During the rally, the participants used a route map in Braille and guided the drivers to navigate. Feb 2, 2014

Jairam Ramesh bats for uniform minimum wages across country

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Rural Development Minister, Jairam Ramesh, on Sunday backed the proposal to equate the wages for works under the central government-run employment scheme with the minimum wages prevailing in states. The minister said minimum wages in 14 states was more than remuneration paid for the work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA). He said that state governments and the central governments should jointly determine it. MGNREGA is the biggest programme that guarantees 100 days of minimum work for poor people in rural areas. Feb 2, 2014

Samajwadi Party transformed into 'Samajvirodhi Party': Narendra Modi

Meerut, Feb 02 (ANI): Slamming the Samajwadi Party government in UP while addressing a rally in Meerut, BJP's PM Candidate Narendra Modi said that the party has transformed into 'Samajvirodhi Party' (anti-society party). He further said that UP's population is increasing but there is no development in the state. He also said that UP lacks in providing electricity, security to women and also lacks in maintaining law and order situation in the state. Modi also asks UP Chief Akhilesh Singh to compete with him not on rallies, but on developmental scale. Feb 2, 2014

Congress forgot Revolt of 1857's sacrifices and valour: Narendra Modi

Meerut, Feb 02 (ANI): Addressing Vijay Shankhnad rally in Meerut, BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi said that Congress party forgot the sacrifices and valour that signifies the Revolt of 1857. Modi further said that Congress didn't honour the Revolt because they fear that if people will listen to the sacrifice stories from 1857, then nobody will listen to stories being told by them. Feb 2, 2014

Narendra Modi takes jibe at Congress, calls it 'divisive party'

Meerut, Feb 02 (ANI): While addressing Vijay Shankhnad rally in Meerut city of Uttar Pradesh, BJP's PM Candidate Narendra Modi took jibe at Congress and called it a 'divisive party'. He said that it's not BJP who sow seeds of poison, but its Congress who are poisonous. Further, he condemned Central government in Delhi for its inaction in the death of a student from Arunachal Pradesh. Feb 2, 2014

People walk to create cancer awareness in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): A non-governmental organisation (NGO) on Sunday held a cancer awareness rally in New Delhi. Founder president of the NGO, 'Cansupport', Harmala Gupta, said that people should take advantage of the rally and know more about cancer. Feb 2, 2014

BJP protests against death of Arunachal student

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): BJP leaders Harsh Vardhan and Vijay Goel on Sunday staged a protest against the death of a 19-year-old student from Arunachal Pradesh, Nido Taniam. Taniam, the son of an Arunachal Pradesh Congress MLA, succumbed to his injuries on Thursday, a day after being beaten up by two shopkeepers at Lajpat Nagar-1 market. BJP leader Harsh Vardhan said that he wrote a letter to the Prime Minister and the Home Minister asking for better security for students from the Northeast. BJP President Vijay Goel also said that the death of an Arunachal student is saddening and added that the government must open counseling centers for the north eastern students. Feb 2, 2014