AAP says Delhi CM 'never fought elections for politics', SP calls it show-off

Lucknow/ New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Reacting on Arvind Kejriwal's resignation as Delhi chief minister, national capital's Law Minister Somnath Bharti said that Kejriwal and AAP never fought elections for politics but to fight against corruption. Condemning the same, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said that all this is nothing but 'show-off'. He said that Delhi people have learnt a lesson from the episode and will hopefully not elect a non-political person again. Feb 15, 2014

BJP critical of Kejriwal's resignation, says 'he was seeking an exit route'

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Criticizing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal for resigning as Delhi Chief Minister over the failure to introduce the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Assembly session, the BJP on Saturday claimed that Kejriwal was seeking an exit route since the day he assumed office. Feb 15, 2014

Congress leader on hunger strike over demand for dead bodies of missing tribals in Odisha

Bhubaneshwar, Feb 15 (ANI): A Congress leader is observing an indefinite hunger strike outside the Governor’s house in Bhubhaneshwar, over a demand for the return of dead bodies of missing tribals, who have allegedly died in police custody. Speaking to media persons the leader, Pradeep Majhi, claimed that he has information that four tribal men of the five who were arrested a few years ago by the Malkangiri district police under charges of supporting Maoists, were dead. Majhi, along with the family members of the missing tribals and various other supporters from Malkangiri and other surrounding tribal districts, went on an indefinite hunger strike three days ago. The sister of one of the missing tribals, Phulmati, said that the authorities were paying no heed to their grievances. Feb 15, 2014

Heavy snowfall draws delighted tourists to hilly regions of Shimla.

Shimla, Feb 15 (ANI): Unexpected fresh snowfall for the second day on Saturday in Himachal Pradesh drew delighted tourists from neighbouring states. As far as the eyes could see, trees, roads, rooftops in the mountainous regions were covered with snow. As the higher reaches received fresh snow for the last 12 hours, the temperature in the hilly region plummeted several notches below freezing point. India's weather department says western disturbances approaching the north might result in harsh weather conditions and plummeting temperatures. Feb 15, 2014

Kejriwal can do activism, can't handle administration: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Saturday hit at Arvind Kejriwal, for resigning as Delhi Chief Minister over the failure to introduce the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Assembly session. Taking a jibe at Kejriwal, Gadkari said that he can do activism but cannot handle administration. Feb 15, 2014

Resignation was a hasty decision by Kejriwal: Shoaib Iqbal

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): JD (U) MLA Shoaib Iqbal on Saturday said that resigning as the chief minister of Delhi was a hasty decision by Arvind Kejriwal. Iqbal added that Kejriwal should also have focused on the promises he had made to people other than the Lokpal Bill. Feb 15, 2014

AAP aims to fight ls polls, resignation was planned: Vinod Kumar Binny

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Expelled Aam Aadmi Party leader Vinod Kumar Binny on Saturday said that the AAP is eying on the Lok Sabha election and Arvind Kejriwal's resignation was planned much earlier. He also claimed that the AAP wants to hang the Jan Lokpal issue to milk political mileage. Feb 15, 2014

Politicos condemn Kejriwal's resignation, says AAP never intended to run govt

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Politicos on Saturday condemned Arvind Kejriwal's decision to resign as Delhi chief minister and said that AAP never intended to run the government and function. Independent MLA Rambir Shokeen said that the only good thing done by the government was Kejriwal's resignation. Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit said that AAP government has a habit to run away from responsibility and they don't believe in system and governance and that they never wanted to run the government. Following the suit, Delhi Congress President JP Aggarwal said that AAP government promised the people and thereafter ran away from the same. Feb 15, 2014

Kiran Bedi has become BJP sympathizer: Prashant Bhushan after Kejriwal's resignation

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Reacting on Kiran Bedi's tweet after Arvind Kejriwal's resignation as Delhi chief minister, AAP leader Prashant Bhushan said that Bedi has become a BJP sympathizer and their spokesperson and that nothing can be expected of her. He also said that Bedi is supporting 'Jokepal' in the name of Lokpal Bill. Further, talking about the national capital government, Bhushan said that there are two options, that is, either Congress and BJP forms the government together or the assembly dissolves. He also said that there is no point of running the government when it can't function properly. Feb 15, 2014

'India Show' kicks off in Pakistan to boost bilateral trade

Lahore, Feb 15 (ANI): The 'India Show' kicked off in Lahore with an objective to strengthen trade relations between the two countries. Senior vice president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Jyotsna Suri, inaugurated the event and stressed upon the need to remove trade bottlenecks between the two countries. The centre of attraction of this trade show is embroidery on Indian dresses like Chicken work, Kasidakari or Meenakari on jewellery. On the very first day, the response of locals was amazing as many of them were seen busy getting details about Indian products and services. Feb 15, 2014

Harsh Vardhan on Arvind Kejriwal's resignation

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Attacking Aam Aadmi Party's Arvind Kejriwal, who resigned from the position of Delhi's Chief Minister on Friday, BJP leader Harsh Vardhan said that Kejriwal has misled people of Delhi and failed to fulfill the responsibility given to him by them. Feb 15, 2014

BJP, Congress trying to bring back dirty politics in Delhi: AAP

Kaushambi, Feb 15 (ANI): A day after Aam Aadmi Party's Arvind Kejriwal resigned from the position of Delhi Chief Minister, party leader Ashutosh said that the BJP and the Congress are trying to bring back politics that is dirty and not transparent. Feb 15, 2014

Militancy under control in Kashmir so far, says officer

Srinagar, Feb 15 (ANI): Indian security forces have been able to control militancy so far in Jammu and Kashmir due to stepped up activities and vigil, said a senior CRPF officer. Inspector General of CRPF, Pankaj Kumar Singh however added that an intelligence report has indicated that militancy would increase in 2014. Singh said as a result of security measures, no major militancy related incidence has taken place in the state so far. Two militants were killed during a fierce gun battle with security forces in Shopian district on Thursday. The Kashmir region has witnessed numerous militant attacks, insurgency and infiltration attempts from across the border in the last two decades. Feb 15, 2014

Burmese pythons swarm South Florida

Burmese pythons have no known predators in Florida and are becoming a threat to the ecosystem. Environmentalists believe the invasion started when snake owners started releasing their pets into the Everglades National Park. Duration: 02:25 Feb 15, 2014