Berlin restaurant welcomes canine customers

As Berlin gets set to ban off-leash dogs from several popular sites, One restaurant is bucking the trend and opening its doors to its furry friends. Located in a popular dog-walking spot in the Mar 2, 2015

Note issued by PDP demanding return of Afzal Guru's mortal remains

Jammu, Mar 02 (ANI): The President of Awami Ittihaad Party, Engineer Rashid, on Monday read out a note issued by PDP demanding the return of Afzal Guru's mortal remains. He said that he has been fighting for Afzal Guru's mortal remains since many years and the PDP has supported the issue. He read out the note signed by PDP leaders saying that it demands the return of Afzal Guru's mortal remains and added that he should not be mistaken for eying support to any coalition. Mar 2, 2015

AAP lacks internal democracy: Shazia Ilmi

New Delhi, March 02 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) following reports that senior members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan have offered to opt out of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC), BJP leader Shazia Ilmi on Monday said the Arvind Kejriwal-led party lacks internal democracy. She said that the people who say 'yes sir', 'no sir' are the ones who are promoted in the party and not those who have their own perspective. The former AAP member also said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia are working against the party's interest. Mar 2, 2015

Respect Kejriwal for fight against corruption, will work on strengthening Congress: Ajay Maken

New Delhi, Mar 02 (ANI): The newly appointed DPCC President, Ajay Maken said on Monday that he held AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal highly as he is the one to start fight against corruption but added that Kejriwal should start working on his promises rather than looking for excuses for the party's non-performance. He also said that his priority would be to strengthen the party in Delhi and also to act as a vigilant Opposition. Maken further said that Sheila Dikshit is a senior leader and the party's Delhi unit would always seek her guidance in matters of importance. Mar 2, 2015

People revel in Holi celebrations in Uttar Pradesh

Mathura/ Varanasi, Mar 02 (ANI): Daubed in colours, people celebrated festival of colours, 'Holi', with pageantry in Uttar Pradesh. People threw powered colours and sprayed coloured water on each other while celebrating 'Lathmar Holi' in Uttar Pradesh. As per traditions, women beat men with sticks while celebrating the festival. Devotees thronged Mathura city, birthplace of Hindu Lord Krishna, to revel in celebrations. Lord Krishna is believed to have come to the earth to destroy an evil king called Kansa, who was his maternal uncle, and ruled some parts of northern India. Holi will be celebrated on March 06 however people of Mathura city mark the festival for eight days. In a special programme, performers were dressed as Lord Krishna and consort Radha. Meanwhile, spirits were high in holy city of Varanasi too as devotees celebrated Holi with colours, sweets and bhang (cannabis). Priests sprayed and sprinkled colours at devotees as they prayed before Lord Sri Krishna. Mar 2, 2015

I don't believe in VIP culture, have instructed officials not to stop traffic for me: Devendra Fadna

Mumbai, March 02 (ANI): A day after traffic was stopped in the heart of Mumbai to make way for state Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis convoy, he said that he doesn't believe in VIP culture and had made it clear from the very first day of taking over as the chief minister. He also said that Mumbai joint CP has been given the case and the action will be taken in the matter after investigation. Meanwhile, talking about the increase in number of swine flu cases, Fadnavis said that the government and private hospitals are advised to handle the case efficiently. He also said that the state government is allocating funds for the cause. Mar 2, 2015

Don't make mountain of a molehill, I stand by what I said: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

Jammu, Mar 02 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday clarified his controversial remark about support of Separatists and terrorists over peaceful elections. Sayeed said that Pakistan and Hurriyat have recognized the institutions of democracy in India for elections. He slammed the media for making mountain of a molehill and added that he stands by what he said. Mar 2, 2015

Lavrov calls Nemtsov murder a 'heinous crime'

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday (March 2) called the murder of prominent Putin critic Boris Nemtsov a "heinous crime". Lavrov was addressing the Mar 2, 2015

Indian youth enters Guinness records for speedcubing

Chennai, March 02 (ANI): Taking speedcubing to a new level, an Indian youth entered the Guinness Book of world records by solving five Rubik’s cubes single-handedly in just over a minute. Solving five Rubik’s cube in 1.23.934 minutes, Bhargav Narasimhan of Chennai city, broke the existing record of 1.52 minutes held by Tumu Tabuchi of Japan. Since its inception in 1980s Rubik Cube has intrigued children and elders alike. The fascination with the red-blue-green-yellow-white-orange angular plastic cube is such that there is a global community of speedcubers today. Bharghav says he was happy he did it for the nation. At present he holds more than 40 national record and two Asian records for solving Rubik’s Cube single-handedly. Mar 2, 2015

PM Modi has lunch at Parliament canteen, pays Rs 29 for veg thali

New Delhi, March 02 (ANI): In a rare gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday had lunch at the Parliament canteen. Reportedly, PM Modi made a surprise visit to Room number 70 on the first floor of the Parliament building, from where the canteen operates. The canteen staff was surprised by Modi’s sudden arrival but soon regained composure and guided him to a table and took his order. According to media reports, PM ordered a Veg Thali which consisted of sarson ka saag, aloo subji, rajma, rice, roti and curd and paid Rs 29 for his lunch. After having the lunch, PM Modi wrote in the canteen's visitor book "ann data Sukhi Bhava". Modi was in company of three MPs at the table. Mar 2, 2015

SpaceX launches commercial satellites

A Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida on Sunday (March 1) to put two commercial communications satellites into Mar 2, 2015

Leadership Change in Congress State Units, AICC likely; politicos react

New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): In wake of the Congress' poor performance since the Lok Sabha poll debacle, the party is likely to make leadership changes in a number of states, which will also lead to a shake-up in the AICC, where some young general secretaries could be appointed. The changes, likely to be announced tomorrow or the day after, might see a stamp of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with a number of young leaders taking over the party's reins both in states and AICC. Politicos on Monday responded on the issue. Mar 2, 2015

Constant leak of letters spoiling party's image, National Executive to take action: AAP

New Delhi, Mar 02 (ANI): Amid reports of rift within AAP regarding leak of letters by party's senior leadership, Sanjay Singh briefed the press about further course of action decided by the party. Singh said that the constant leak of letters by veteran leaders of the party revealing intentions like they want to remove Arvind Kejriwal as party's Convenor. He added that the National Executive meet of the party will be held on March 04 after which the party will decide upon the further course of action. Mar 2, 2015

Ajay Maken appointed as DPCC President, will take charge immediately: PC Chacko

New Delhi, March 02 (ANI): Congress on Monday appointed Ajay Maken, who led the Congress party in the worst ever defeat in Delhi Assembly elections, as the Delhi Congress Pradesh Committee (DPCC) chief. The rejig was in continuation to Rahul Gandhi's campaign of revamping the beleaguered party. Speculations are rife that Rahul's sister Priyanka Gandhi will soon join active politics by accepting a general secretary post in the Congress party. This was, however, denied by Priyanka's office. Reacting on the same, party leader PC Chacko said that Maken will take charge of the office immediately. Mar 2, 2015