Sawai Madhopur: Tribal Development Minister orders district roads to be broadened

Sawai Madhopur, Feb 25 (ANI): Tribal area development minister of Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan, Nandlal Meena on Tuesday heard problems of a dozen villages in Khandar Panchayat Samiti and gave on the spot solution to maximum problems facing the people. He also visited government schools, ration shops and health care centers for a surprise inspection. Meena also ordered the beautification of a historic gate near Khushalidara region of the Khandar Panchayat Samiti and also the broadening of road linking villages of Khushalidara and Bahramda khurd. He also emphasized on making speed breakers on the roads in Bodal village and also on the necessity of accepting subsidy for making cow ranches. Feb 25, 2014

Bihar Speaker has Maoist link: Lalu

Patna, Feb 25 (ANI): RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday said that Bihar Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary has a link with Maoists and has the support of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Feb 25, 2014

Japanese firms and entertainment industry set trends for youth in Asia

Tokyo, Feb 25 (ANI): The youth set new trends across the world and market players rush in to capitalize on these emerging demands. Japan’s Fujifilm has recently released the “Instax camera series”, which provides a picture right after clicking of the shutter. It is hugely popular among youth, especially young women. Fujifilm has dared to challenge the digital camera trend by reviving the instant camera. In China and Korea, it has recorded remarkable sales. In 2013-14, sales will go up to 2.2 million, a 40 per cent increase over the last financial year. In the next step, Fujifilm released a new series targeting smart phone users, whose numbers stand at 2 billion across the world. Feb 25, 2014

Rahul attacks Modi, says leaders alleging change in 60 months making fun of people

Guwahati, Feb 25 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Guwahati, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday lashed out at BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi indirectly and said that leaders who say that change will be brought in 60 months are making fun of people. He said that change is brought by people of the country and not by any party and saying this is nothing less than laughing at the people. Calming his supporters who shouted 'Murdabad' slogans, he asked them not to say such things and leave all the anger and arrogance to the opposition party. Feb 25, 2014

Maoists victimize dead police informers family in red corridor region

Gaya, Feb 25 (ANI): Maoists victimize family of a dead police informer in “red corridor” region of Gaya in Bihar, demolishing and turning their houses and farmlands into ashes, leaving them in distress with no means of livelihood. Lamenting government's apathy, the family said that the authorities had failed to provide them any compensation or help for their survival. The Maoists had attacked house of Vijay Yadav after brandishing him as a police informer in March 2011. The rebels also looted the house before burning it down. After the incident, Yadav fled from the village with his family members. Feb 25, 2014

We will seek forgiveness: Rajnath on 2002 Gujarat riots

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): With an aim to woo Muslims ahead of the General Elections, BJP President Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that his party will ask for forgiveness if it had ever committed any mistake in the past. Rajnath was apparently referring to the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat, over which the party and Gujarat Chief Minister and now its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has faced enough criticism. Feb 25, 2014

Politicos on Kejriwals Modi wave comment

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Feb 25 (ANI): Politicos on Tuesday reacted to AAP chief and ex- Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s statement where he admitted that there is ‘Modi wave’ in the country. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi agreed to the same saying that now they won’t give Congress or its proxy party AAP any chance to ruin the country. Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party leader refused to acknowledge Kejriwal saying that nobody in UP knows him. On the other hand AAP leader Ashutosh said that AAP is not scared of either Congress or BJP and has its own agenda to bring a change in the country. Feb 25, 2014

Nitish rubbishes Lalus claim that Bihar Assembly Speaker behind RJD MLAs revolt

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who he claims is poaching his MLAs in collusion with the Bihar Assembly Speaker. However, Nitish rubbished Lalu’s claim and said that there is some dissent within the RJD, and it is wrong to say that the speaker is acting under some pressure. Feb 25, 2014

Nobody can crush media, but there is attempt to manipulate media: AAP

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Reacting on Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s remark on media, AAP leader Ashutosh said that no one has power to crush media but there is a sure attempt to manipulate media for personal gains. He said that there are pressure on media to do positive reporting fro Narendra Modi and this is against journalism. Earlier, Arvind Kejriwal had also agreed to a ‘Modi wave’ in the country. Feb 25, 2014

Gun control debate in New Caledonia

A debate on gun control on the islands of New Caledonia is heating up, fuelled in part by a looming referendum on the polarising issue of independence from France.Duration:02:34 Feb 25, 2014

Political situation in Bihar collapses, politicos react

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): As the political situation in Bihar collapsed with a major split in Lalu Prasad Yadav’s RJD and thereafter a possible alliance between Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP and BJP, political parties reacted to the series of events. One the one hand, Rajya Sabha MP Mohd Adeeb and BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi speculated it to be bad trick by JD (U) condemning the act. Whereas, Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi took it as a common series of incidents which takes place as the elections comes closer. Meanwhile, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi refuted claims of any trick by his party for the split and said that RJD and JD (U)’s membership is transferable and there is nothing to be concerned of. Feb 25, 2014

SC refers passive euthanasia plea to 5-judge bench

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Supreme Court on Tuesday referred a plea for voluntary passive euthanasia in the case of a person who is terminally ill and in medical opinion there is little hope of revival and recovery, to the constitution bench of 5 judges. The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said an earlier judgement of the court on voluntary passive euthanasia in Aruna Shanbaug's case did lay down a certain procedure but it was not clear. Feb 25, 2014