Residents survey cyclone damage in Australia

The sky is clear Saturday as residents in this coastal Australian town survey damages from Cyclone Marcia. The storm tore apart homes and cut power to tens of thousands. There were no reports of Feb 21, 2015

Manish Sisodia directs DJB to submit report on problems of sewage system in 10 days

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister and Delhi Jal Board (DJB) chairperson Manish Sisodia in a review meeting had directed the DJB to submit a report on the state of the sewage system and contamination of potable water in the city to the government within 10 days. While commenting on the review meeting held, Delhi Government’s spokesperson Nagendra Sharma said that Sisodia had asked the engineers of Jal Board to prepare a report on the problems of water shortage and sewage system being faced at the various places of Delhi and to submit the report to the Delhi Government within 10 days. Feb 21, 2015

Politicos express grief on demise of Govind Pansare, call for strict action against culprits

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Politicos across party line expressed grief on the demise of Veteran Communist leader Govind Pansare. Pansare (84) who was shot last Monday in Kolhapur by unknowh assailants died at Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai. He had suffered a head injury and succumbed to his illness shortly around midnight. Politicos have called for strict action against the culprits. Feb 21, 2015

Discussions on with PDP to form govt in J&K, confirms BJP

New Delhi/ Jammu, Feb 21 (ANI): BJP leaders on Saturday confirmed that discussions are going on with PDP to form coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir. President of BJP unit in J&K, Jugal Kishore Sharma and BJP leaders GVL Narasimha Rao and Ram Madhav said that discussions is going on over a few political issues on which BJP and PDP do not share common opinion and added that soon a decision shall be taken on the matter. Feb 21, 2015

Defence firms showcase their capabilities at Indian aero show

Bengaluru, Feb 21 (ANI): Aero India 2015, the premiere air show of Asia, hosted a range of defence equipments showcased by firms from world's leading defence suppliers in India's IT hub Bengaluru. The 10th edition of the international event is themed on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious 'Make in India' project in aerospace, defence, civil aviation, airport infrastructure and defence engineering. Countries like the U.S., Russia France and Israel are participating in the event and are acknowledging the nation's growing defence market and hope to contribute to the same. Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), OIS Advanced Technology Limited, NK Sharma, spoke about indigenous 3D radar systems, namely 3D Bird Detection, Tracking and Monitoring and Deterrence Radar System and Ground Surveillance Radar System. The former can do bird detection and deterrence, whereas the latter can be used for both military and homeland security applications. Feb 21, 2015

Suspected swine flu case reported in JandK

Doda/ Jaipur, Feb 21 (ANI): A suspected case of swine flu has been reported in Jammu and Kashmir. This comes after two people in the state lost their lives on Wednesday (February 18) due to the deadly H1N1 virus. A 13-year-old girl, suspected to be infected with the virus, is undergoing treatment in Doda district of Jammu. To check the spread of swine flu, Mir added, rapid response teams and separate wards for suspected patients were set up in district hospitals. With the number of swine flu cases rising in the state, a government dispensary in Rajasthan is selling herbal medicine, kada, which improves one's immunity to fight the virus. Feb 21, 2015

Burari Police in Delhi lathicharge AAP workers, files FIR against two MLAs

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Police have filed FIR against two AAP MLAs - Sanjiv Jha from Burari and Akhilesh Tripathi from Model Town – for inciting a mob to attack police station in Burari late night. Police resorted to baton charge on AAP workers after supporters of Jha gathered outside the police station. The incident took place at around 11 PM when security guards at the Burari police station stopped Jha's vehicle from entering the premises of police station. According to Jha, some people in Burari molested two kids but the police didn't register any case against the accused. Police has so far arrested seven persons in connection with the case. Several vehicles were damaged in the incident. 17 police personnel were among others who suffered injuries. Feb 21, 2015

UK police appeal to find Syria-bound schoolgirls

British police are asking for help in locating three missing London schoolgirls believed to be on their way to Syria. The three friends, two aged 15 and one 16, caught a flight to Istanbul earlier in Feb 21, 2015

Veteran CPI leader Govind Pansare passes away

Mumbai, Feb 21 (ANI): Veteran Communist leader Govind Pansare (84) who was shot last Monday in Kolhapur died at Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai. Pansare who had suffered a head injury succumbed to his illness shortly around midnight. Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis reached Breach Candy hospital. Govind Pansare was flown to Mumbai from Kolhapur where he was being treated at a private hospital on Friday in air ambulance. The mortal remains of the CPI leader are brought to the airport following his demise and will be flown top Kolhapur for last rites. Meanwhile, Leader of Republican Party of India, Ramdas Athawale paid glowing tributes to late leader and demanded stringent action against the culprits. Feb 21, 2015

PM Modi attends 'Tilak' Ceremony of Mulayam Singh Yadav's Grand-Nephew

Saifai, Feb 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attended the pre-wedding ceremony or Tilak of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's grandnephew Tej Pratap Yadav in Saifai village. Tej Pratap is marrying Raj Lakshmi, the youngest daughter of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad. A staggering 100,000 invites have been sent out for the ceremony. Tej Pratap Singh Yadav is a Lok Sabha member from Mainpuri. Saifai village, some 25 km from Etawah, is buzzing with frantic activity for the ceremony. Delicacies like bedai, baati-chokha and halwa soaked in desi ghee would be served. According to reports, Amitabh Bachchan has also confirmed his presence. Mulayam Singh had personally invited Modi for the ceremony. Feb 21, 2015

Politicos react over document leak in petroleum ministry

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday reacted over ‘document leak’ from the Petroleum Ministry after which seven people have been arrested and investigation is going on. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that complete investigation shall be done and culprits won’t be spared. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that cheating was going on since long in the ministry but the previous government did not pay heed to it. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that this ‘corporate espionage’ should have been uncovered earlier. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that it is good that such scams are being highlighted and culprits arrested. Feb 21, 2015

China objects to PM Modi's Arunachal visit, India slams

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Political leaders in India have reacted sharply to China’s objection over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Arunachal Pradesh. Modi's visit to the state has evoked sharp reactions from China, which reiterated its stance on the northeastern state, saying it is "opposed" to the Indian leaders' activities in the "disputed area". Feb 21, 2015