Oath on 22 Feb, have to prove majority by 16 March: Nitish

Patna, Feb 20 (ANI): Addressing mediapersons in Patna, senior JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar on Friday said that he has been invited to form government in the state. Nitish met Governor KN Tripathi in Patna and staked his claim to form the next government after his protege Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned hours before he was supposed to face the trust vote in Bihar Assembly today. Nitish said that the swearing-in ceremony will be on 22 February, at 5 pm. The governor has given time till 16 March to prove majority in the Bihar Assembly. Feb 20, 2015

Good news soon on anti-corruption helplines, reduced power rates and free water supply: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government will very soon give good news on anti-corruption helplines, reduced power rates and free water supply. Kejriwal said that his government has already finalized a "blue-print" on issues relating to power and water which were focus areas for AAP during the election campaign while it will take at least a year to make Delhi a "Wi-Fi city". He was speaking after inaugurating the annual Garden Tourism Festival at Saket in South Delhi. Feb 20, 2015

Mamata Banerjee visit to Bangladesh raises hopes of early resolution to water treaty

Dhaka, Feb 20 (ANI): The visit of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Bangladesh has raised hopes of resolution of Teesta water-sharing deal and other contentious issues. Mamata Banerjee arrived in Dhaka on Thursday on a maiden official visit at the invitation of Bangladesh's Foreign Minister, Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali. India released 111 Bangladeshi fishermen on Thursday ahead of her visit to Dhaka. The Teesta water-sharing agreement has been in talks since 2009. Banerjee is scheduled to meet Bangladesh's President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina among others. Feb 20, 2015

100 Indian women to sky dive in Australia to create record

Mumbai, Feb 21 (ANI): In a bid to empower women, 100 Indian women would visit Australia to do tandem skydiving and scuba diving, also attempting to create a record. The women will visit Gold Coast, Brisbane, Australia from April 16-24 under the guidance of Skydiver Shital Mahajan, who has won Padma Shree, and holds 14 national and eight international records. Addressing mediapersons in Mumbai, Mahajan announced that her skydiving academy will be training 100 women participants to popularise the sport and also for women empowerment. She added that they had finished all the basic camps and would head towards final preparations. Feb 21, 2015

Houseboat owners in Kashmir carry out repair work before onset of tourist season

Srinagar, Feb 21 (ANI): With winters slowly fading away, houseboat owners in Jammu and Kashmir have begun coring of boats ahead of the tourist season. Houseboats are the identity of the world famous Dal Lake attracting tourists from across the world every year. Houseboat owners have called in carpenters who are specialised in repairing boats by using the 'coring' technique. A houseboat owner Taseen Ahmad said they undertake the coring exercise every two years to keep boats in good shape. The coring experts charge rupees 1,000 a day. Coring of boats includes filling of gaps on the floor of the boat with special grass and repairing the damaged portion with expensive timber of the valley known as “deodar”. Meanwhile, tourists have started thronging the valley and staying in houseboats is their preference. Feb 21, 2015

Denmark rocked by Copenhagen attacks

Denmark has been rocked by shootings in Copenhagen, in which two people were killed and where free speech and the Jewish community targeted. Feb 21, 2015

Berlin says Greek request a 'starting point' for more talks

The German government appeared to make a step towards a last-minute deal between Athens and its creditors, saying Friday that Greece's request for a loan extension from its eurozone partners provided "a starting point" for more talks. Duration: 01:21 Feb 20, 2015

Canadian MP can't sit tight for vote

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A Canadian politician found himself in a tight spot on Thursday (February 19) after he stepped out of parliament during a procedural vote. When a fellow Feb 20, 2015

Political uncertainty hits Nigeria stocks

The postponement of Nigeria's general election has hit the country's faltering economy, adding to existing pressures caused by the global fall in oil prices. Duration: 01:11 Feb 20, 2015

Canadian MP can't sit tight for vote

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A Canadian politician found himself in a tight spot on Thursday (February 19) after he stepped out of parliament during a procedural vote. When a fellow Feb 20, 2015

Marc Jacobs finds his inner Diana Vreeland

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: American designer Marc Jacobs closed the week-long fashion feast in New York on Thursday (February 19) on the final day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. For Feb 21, 2015

Snow day for red pandas at Cincinnati Zoo

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A zookeeper at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden took a video of two red pandas having the time of their lives during a snow day on Thursday (February 20) Feb 20, 2015