Mufti Mohammad Sayeed meets 'old friend' Sharad Yadav, invites him for swearing in ceremony

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): People's Democratic Party chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Friday met 'good friend' and JD (U) chief Sharad Yadav and invited him for his swearing-in ceremony in Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier in the day, Sayeed also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to finalize the modalities of government formation in the state and give final touches to the Common Minimum Programme. The PDP chief will reportedly take charge as the Chief Minister on March 1. Feb 27, 2015

Kejriwal will Chair Delhi Dialogue Commission: Manish Sisodia

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday announced the formation of Delhi Dialogue Commission. The Commission will oversee the implementation of the party's 70-point manifesto, representing 70 Delhi Assembly constituencies. The body will be headed by Delhi chief minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal, while another party member Ashish Khetan will be the vice-chairman. Feb 27, 2015

Activists condemn rape of Sikkim girl in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Condemning the alleged rape of a 25-year-old girl from Sikkim by a doctor in the national capital as 'extremely disturbing', activist Binalakshmi Nepram on Friday warned of a strong protest if an attempt is made to hush up the matter. She also condemned the surge in rape cases across the country. Meanwhile, another women activist, Jagmati Sangwan also expressed her outrage stating that girls from northeast are particularly vulnerable and are therefore targeted. The girl from Sikkim was allegedly raped by a doctor in the Hauz Khas area of the city. The police have initiated an inquiry in this matter following a complaint by the victim. Feb 27, 2015

Finance minister gives final touches to budget

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday gave final touches to 2015-16 budget a day ahead of its presentation in Parliament. Jaitley was accompanied by his junior colleague Jayant Sinha and officials. The economic survey, the basis for Jaitley's budget for the fiscal year starting April 1, forecast the economy would grow by 8.1-8.5 percent under a new calculation method that makes India the world's top-growing big economy. It said a return to the heady days of double-digit economic growth was expected. Feb 27, 2015

Modi addresses Lok Sabha, politicos react

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Political reactions flowed in on Friday over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reply in the Lok Sabha to the debate on the President's address. Feb 27, 2015

Mexico captures most wanted drug kingpin, 'La Tuta'

Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, the leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, known for his online mockery of the Mexican government, has been captured. Police say they arrested Gomez in the Michoacan Feb 27, 2015

Pot lovers light up as Washington DC legalizes marijuana

Marijuana enthusiasts lit up their joints with confidence Thursday on the first full day of legal pot in the US capital, and looked forward to a day when all America might be able to follow suit. Duration: 00:50 Feb 27, 2015

Prince William: "I dreamed of being an astronaut"

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Prince William revealed on Friday (February 27) that he used to want to be an astronaut when he was a child. He made the comment during a function to promote Feb 27, 2015

Essar French cruise controversy: Gadkari denies travelling on Essar's money

Mumbai, Feb 27 (ANI): Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday admitted that he had taken a chopper ride from French city Nice to Riviera waterfront for the yacht cruise during a trip he had made in 2013. He added that he was not a minister, MP or MLA during that time and that he had paid from the entire trip from his "family account". Gadkari was at the was at the centre of a controversy over reports that he and his family had spent two nights on a luxury yacht owned by Essar group in the waters of French Riviera in July, 2013 on which a PIL was filed in the Supreme Court. Feb 27, 2015