Will work with Bloomberg to advance 'Smart Cities' initiative: Modi after meeting Michael Bloomberg

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): United Nations Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, Michael Bloomberg met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Bloomberg, also the founder of financial software, data and media company Bloomberg LP, had earlier met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu, with bids to help India develop smart cities. PM Modi termed his meeting with former New York City mayor as very productive, adding that the two leaders would work together to take forward the 'Smart Cities' initiative. The Prime Minister took to twitter to share news of the meeting. "My friend @MikeBloomberg and I had a great meeting! We will work together to advance the Smart Cities Initiative," he posted. Modi also retweeted a post by Bloomberg. "Prime Minister @NarendraModi and I share the belief that #Cities are key to driving innovation and progress," Bloomberg had written. Feb 17, 2015

Organiser's article on AAP not BJP, media bringing up story on BJP and RSS relations for more sales:

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Organiser, the RSS mouthpiece seems now increasingly emerging as a critical mirror for BJP and the party-led government at the Centre. In its latest issue, the magazine has looked into the reasons for BJP's defeat in Delhi at the hands of Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party. In a cover story titled 'Landslide Victory, Uphill Task', the magazine stated that AAP won because it cornered all Congress and BSP votes, but it also castigated BJP for making strategic mistakes. Talking about the same, Editor of the Organiser, Prafulla Ketkar said that picking upon word and showing that the whole story revolves around the same is not correct and clarified that the article is on AAP and not BJP. He said that the Organiser has just reviewed Delhi polls. Slamming the mainstream media, Ketkar also said that it is not right for the mainstream media and unethical to bring up stories on relations between RSS and BJP over every issue and topic just because it sells more. Feb 17, 2015

Politicos condemn attack on CPI leader Govind Pansare, wife

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Political leaders cutting across party lines on Tuesday condemned the attack on senior Communist leader Govind Pansare and his wife Uma. Leaders of various political asked Maharashtra government to ensure that the culprits are arrested and an in-depth probe is held. The couple was seriously injured after unknown men opened fire at them in Kolhapur on Monday. According reports, the assailants fired gunshots at the couple at around 8 a.m. when they were out for a morning walk. The assailants, who fired at least four rounds from close range at the couple, fled the scene after the incident. The Maharashtra Police have launched a massive manhunt to nab the assailants Meanwhile, Govind Pansare is said to be recovering well to medical care but his condition is still critical. His wife is out of danger. Feb 17, 2015

Students in Shimla face troubles due to snow in school campus

Shimla, Feb 17 (ANI): Students and teachers faced difficulties as schools in Himachal Pradesh were covered with snow. Schools in Narkanda town in Shimla city received heavy snowfall, blanketing schools in the region. Due to this, students are unable to study inside their classes because of intense cold condition as there is no facility of heater made by the school authorities. The mid-day meal workers were also facing problems making food as there was no water in the taps. Some workers were also melting snow for cooking purposes. Most of the schools in the town re-open in the month of February. The temperature has dropped in the area due to the melting of snow. The temperature was recorded at 5 degree Celsius. Feb 17, 2015

Aero show to boost PM Modi's 'Make in India' initiative

Bengaluru, Feb 17 (ANI): The tenth international edition of Aero India, the biennial air show and exhibition, is set to kick-start in Bengaluru. The event is being organized by Defence Exhibition Organisation under the aegis of Ministry of Defence and 54 ministerial and other high-level delegations from several countries are scheduled to attend it. The exhibition will have 'Make in India' as its major theme and will be inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Aero India, which began in 1996, has become a major platform for armament giants to initiate defence deals. The event will see the participation of leading countries including U.S, Russia, France and U.K from where the aircrafts and fighter planes have started arriving at Air Force Station (AFS) Yelahanka. Feb 17, 2015

A torch-lit memorial after gunman attacks Copenhagen

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Tens of thousands of Danes gathered at torch-lit memorials around the country on Monday (February 16), commemorating victims of deadly attacks on a synagogue Feb 17, 2015

Few signs of peace in Debaltseve

Few signs of a ceasefire in Debaltseve. The Ukrainian held town has been at the center of the battle for control in Ukraine. On the outskirts of town these separatists fighters are holding their Feb 17, 2015

Back to school in Liberia

For the first time in six month schoolchildren line up in Liberia as they prepare to head back into the classroom. There are new procedures after the Ebola outbreak. Students line up so they aren't Feb 17, 2015

Lance Armstrong loses $10 Million Lawsuit

Lance Armstrong has been ordered to pay back $10 million he received in bonus money from a sponsor. An arbitrator ruled against the disgraced cyclist over bonuses that a Dallas-based sports insurance Feb 17, 2015

Boko Haram suspects held inC as hundreds flee fight

Niger's second city of Zinder continues to see hundreds of people displaced by fighting. According to local authorities, among those fleeing the Diffa region where the army is taking on Boko Haram are a number of group's militants. Feb 17, 2015