Kejriwal condemns Convent school's vandalisation, says such acts won't be tolerated

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister designate Arvind Kejriwal on Friday strongly condemned the vandalisation of the Holy Child Auxilium School in Vasant Vihar, saying such acts will not be tolerated. "I strongly condemn the attack on Holy Child Auxilium school. These kind of acts will not be tolerated," Kejriwal tweeted. Reports say the CCTV camera in the school was broken and some money was stolen from the principal's office. Police officers were seen stationed outside the school, which has been shut today with a notice saying, "No classes will be conducted today." Feb 13, 2015

PM Modi conveys best wishes to SAARC Nations' heads participating in World Cup

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday conveyed his best wishes to the heads of SAARC Nations participating in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. "Spoke to President @ashrafghani, PM Sheikh Hasina, PM Nawaz Sharif and President Sirisena. Conveyed my best wishes for the Cricket World Cup," tweeted Prime Minister Modi. "5 SAARC Nations are playing and are excited about the World Cup. Am sure WC will celebrate sportsman spirit and will be a treat for sports lovers," he added. "Cricket connects people in our region and promotes goodwill. Hope players from SAARC region play with passion and bring laurels to the region," he further added. "Would be sending our new Foreign Secretary on a SAARC Yatra soon to further strengthen our ties," the Prime Minister said in a series of tweets. Feb 13, 2015

Mayawati sharpens attack on BJP after Delhi poll rout

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): BSP chief Mayawati on Friday sharpened attack on the BJP in wake of the defeat faced by the party in the Delhi Assembly Elections recently. In a major setback for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress, the AAP won the elections with 67 of the 70 assembly seats up. The Congress, which had ruled the national capital for 15 years up to 2013 and was trying to rebuild its lost ground in Delhi lost in all seats, while the BJP could win just 3 out of 70 seats. Feb 13, 2015

Train derails in Bengaluru; 5 feared dead, several injured

Bengaluru, Feb 13 (ANI): Five passengers are feared dead and many have been injured after nine compartments of the Bangalore-Ernakulam Intercity Express derailed near Bengaluru on Friday morning. The accident took place at the border between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka at around 7.45 am near Hosur town, around 45 kilometers from Bengaluru. However, there is no official confirmation on casualties yet. Railway officials are coordinating for rescue operations as ambulances from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have been rushed to the spot. Being located at a remote place, there has been a delay in rescue operations. Feb 13, 2015

Anil Saxena, Railway Board, Bengaluru, Bangalore-Ernakulam Intercity Express, Death, Rescue Operati

Kangra, Feb 13 (ANI): Two medical students have been tested positive for swine flu in Himachal Pradesh. This comes after a woman was diagnosed with the deadly HINI virus earlier this week at Doctor Rajender Prasad Government Medical College (DRPGMC). The two people who have fallen prey to the disease are students at DRPGMC. They have been shifted to isolated wards for treatment. Medical Superintendent of DRPGMC, Dinesh Sood, said masks have been distributed among students and staff members as a precautionary measure. Swine flu has killed 191 people in the country in January alone, with the newly formed Telangana state being worst hit. So far, 2,038 people have been afflicted by the virus in India, according to media reports. At least 58 swine flu deaths have been reported in northwestern state of Rajasthan. Feb 13, 2015

Indian national beaten by police in US, MEA says progress in medical situation

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Friday briefed about the condition of Indian national that was brutally beaten up by police in United States. Akbaruddin said that even though the victim’s medical condition is stable now, it is a matter of grave concern. He added that the police chief in Madison has taken action at his level. Akbaruddin added that India intends to pursue the matter suitably through US mission, in Washington and local authorities. Feb 13, 2015

Politicos react on Teesta Setalvads bail rejection by Gujarat HC

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari on Friday said activist Teesta Setalvad had played an important role in exposing the perpetrators of Gujarat riots and bringing them to justice and added that the steps taken against her were out of a sense of political vendetta. The Supreme Court had yesterday stopped the Gujarat police from arresting activist Teesta Setalvad for a day, following a petition by senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan. The apex court's relief for Setalvad's came after her anticipatory bail plea in connection with an embezzlement case was rejected by the Gujarat High Court. Besides Setalwad, her husband Javed Anand, former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri's (who was killed in Gujarat during the 2002 riots) son Tanvir Jafri are accused of misappropriating funds worth over Rs. 1 crore. Denying any misuse of funds, Setalvad had reportedly blamed political motives behind the case. Meanwhile, the BJP said that it would wait for the Supreme Court’s decision now over the case. Feb 13, 2015

JD (U) writes letter to DGP seeking action on Manjhi for controversial statement

Patna, Feb 13 (ANI): JD (U) Spokesperson Neeraj Kumar said on Friday that the party has written a letter to the DGP in Patna seeking action against Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi for his controversial statement. Kumar said that Manjhi has publicly accepted that he takes commission, which means he is declaring himself as corrupt. He added that Manjhi does not have full numbers to prove his majority in the house. Feb 13, 2015

Movie MSG gets released, SAD claims to protest

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): The movie ‘MSG’ has been released on Friday. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) which had been protesting against its release claimed to again stage protests in front of theatres where it has not been released yet. SAD leaders Manjit Singh GK and Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that their party will continue protesting against the film even though this should have been done by the government. Feb 13, 2015

Two more women accuse Bill Cosby

Linda Brown is one of two more women who have come forward with accusations against Bill Cosby. She says she met the comedian in 1969 and went to his hotel room, where he gave her a soft drink that Feb 13, 2015

Congress condemns vandalisation of school, Police say not a matter of desecration

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Congress leader Ajay Maken on Friday condemned the vandalisation of Christian school in Vasant Vihar last night. Maken said that the government should realize the importance of religious harmony among residents and thus not allow such incidents to happen. Meanwhile, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said that it was not a matter of desecration but theft. Feb 13, 2015

Merchandise of AAP Chief selling like hotcakes in Rajkot

Rajkot, Feb 13 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party's landslide victory in the recently concluded Delhi elections has quietly made inroads into shops in Rajkot where merchandise of the party chief and chief minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal are being sold like hotcakes. Kejriwal's AAP swept Delhi assembly elections on Tuesday by bagging 67 of the 70 Assembly seats, the biggest ever tally for any party in the capital. In view of the huge demand, shops are stocking up poll-related memorabilia like coffee mugs and key chains with either Kejriwal's name or image imprinted on them. Kejriwal is to be sworn-in as chief minister on Saturday, exactly an year after he resigned as chief minister of the capital, last year. Feb 13, 2015

Apple growers cheer fresh snowfall in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 13 (ANI): Fresh spell of snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir brought respite for farming community, especially to apple-growers as it eliminated impending threat of damage in production. Paddy as well as fruit growers of valley expressed satisfaction over the moderate snowfall, saying it would provide the required impetus to agriculture in the state. The valley already has limited water resources for agricultural activities and most of the times the channels remain dry. Snowfall brings in hope of replenishing water bodies. The crops vulnerable to dry weather conditions are apples, apricots, almonds and paddy. Agriculture in Kashmir Valley is a major source of income for residents and most of the population depends on this sector. Feb 13, 2015

Violence in Venezula

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Authorities demolish temple built to worship PM Modi

Rajkot, Feb 13 (ANI): Local authorities in Gujarat have demolished the temple built to worship Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hundreds of Modi's followers in Rajkot donated funds for a temple that featured a seated statue of Modi and was topped with a wind gauge shaped like a lotus, the symbol of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Earlier on Thursday Modi had said he was appalled that some of his supporters had built a temple to worship him, adding that such an act contradicted tradition. Modi's reaction had unnerved some of those involved in the temple project and one of the men who donated funds for temple building, Ramesh Undhad, had said the followers would now dedicate the temple to 'Mother India'. Feb 13, 2015