Telangana Bill to be tabled in RS, politicos react

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): As the Telangana bill is to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday after passing through the lower house of the Parliament, politicos react differently and remained skeptic about the bill. TDP leader CM Ramesh expressed anguish on the way the bill was passed in Lok Sabha. Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao remained hopeful about passing of the bill and urged the political parties to support the same. Meanwhile, Congress MP L Rajagopal, who had recently distanced himself from active politics, said that whatever is the decision, peace should be maintained. Feb 19, 2014

Young gymnasts from Manipur participate in National Gymnastic Championship at Agra

Agra, Feb 19 (ANI): A group of 19 students from Manipur were in Agra recently to take part in the 59th National School Gymnastics Championship in both the boys and girls categories. Over 1000 athletes from all over the country participated in the 5-day-long championship held at the Eklavya stadium. The young boys and girls from Manipur put up an impressive performance in the Under-14 category. Feb 19, 2014

Jamaica targets next bobsleigh generation

Undeterred by their dismal showing at the Sochi Olympics, Jamaica's bobsleigh pilots say they're ready to hand over the baton to the next generation in the Caribbean island nation. Duration: 01:23 Feb 19, 2014

Pussy Riot members arrested over theft in Sochi

Russian police on Tuesday detained the two most famous members of the Pussy Riot punk protest group in Sochi, currently hosting the Winter Olympics, questioning the pair for several hours in a theft case before later releasing them. Duration: 01:05 Feb 19, 2014

Iraq violence leaves at least 22 dead

Attacks in Iraq, including a series of car bombs in Baghdad, killed at least 22 people Monday, officials said, as the country struggles with its worst violence in six years. Images of the aftermath in Baghdad. Duration: 00:42 Feb 18, 2014

Italy's PM nominee Renzi races to form coalition

Italy's new prime minister designate Matteo Renzi began talks on Tuesday to try to form a coalition, a day after promising quick reforms to get the eurozone's third biggest economy moving again. Duration: 00:36 Feb 18, 2014

Congress playing double game: Sushma Swaraj on passage of Telangana Bill

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that the UPA had not done anything in its second tenure for the formation of Telangana and had brought the bill in the House only in Parliament's last session. Sushma added that in 2004 Congress had fought elections with TRS and had promised that they would work for Telangana, however they finished the tenure without acting on it. She also said that the Congress had wanted the BJP to reject the Telangana Bill amidst uproar, so that they could blame them for non-passage of the bill. Feb 18, 2014

Kashmiri Mohajirs live a life of misery and subjugation in PoK

Muzaffarabad, PoK, February 18: Kashmiris who left their homes in India's northern Jammu and Kashmir for Pakistan occupied Kashmir or PoK say that they regret having left their home and hearth in India and in falling prey to propaganda and said that they would fare better in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Feb 18, 2014

Guwahati Schoolboy invents computer system ReVo Book

Guwahati, Feb 18 (ANI): An Indian tenth grade student launched a "ReVo Book" an ultra-slim virus-protected microchip-run computer system, a move that can transform traditional computing devices. Teenaged Afreed Islam from Guwahati's Little Flower School is the new kid on the block, his 'ReVo Book' is embedded with a microchip and a hybrid operating system. The design of the computer system has been developed by a German based firm which took up the project after knowing about Islam's innovation. He has already applied for a copyright for the 'ReVo Book' and is expecting to secure it soon. Feb 18, 2014

Telangana Bill passed in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): In an unprecedented measure, the Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the controversial Telangana Bill with the main opposition BJP giving full support to the Congress in the passage of the bill. The bill was literally passed inside closed doors, as all the entry points were closed after members assembled inside the House at 3 pm. Live telecast of the proceedings on Lok Sabha TV was banned on the orders of Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar. Soon after the House met at 3 pm, Speaker Meira Kumar asked Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to initiate the debate. Marshals were deployed at all entry gates of Lok Sabha, as it was suspected that suspended MPs of Telugu Desam and other parties may barge in and disturb the proceedings. Feb 18, 2014

To stop live telecast of LS proceedings is murder of democracy: Dinesh Trivedi

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Former Railway Minister and TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi on Tuesday criticized Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar's decision to stop live proceedings from the Lok Sabha. The live telecast of Parliament proceedings was stopped as the Lok Sabha began the process of passing the controversial bill that seeks to create a Telangana state by dividing Andhra Pradesh. Calling the decision a 'murder of democracy', Trivedi said that it was a 'very bad precedent' and was a situation that was worse than democracy. Feb 18, 2014

Gadkari files defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal, Ashutosh

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): BJP leader Nitin Gadkari has filed a defamation case against Aam Aadmi Party leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Ashutosh on Tuesday. Talking to mediapersons, Gadkari said that Kejriwal has tarnished his image by calling him corrupt. The complaint was filed before Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha. Kejriwal had called Gadkari as "corrupt" and included his name in the list of "Most Corrupt" and said his party would field candidates against him. Feb 18, 2014