Matang Sinh arrest row: LC Goyal replaces Anil Goswami as Home Secretary

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): LC Goyal has replaced Anil Goswami as the new Union Home Secretary, following a controversy over arrest of former Union Minister involved in Saradha chit fund scam. Anil Goswami, earlier on Wednesday, was sacked for allegedly interfering with the Central Bureau of Investigation over the arrest by the agency of Saradha Scam accused Matang Sinh. According to reports, Goswami had earlier in the day been summoned by the Prime Minister's Office over the issue and was invited to put forth his version. Goswami, a 1978 IAS officer, was due to retire in July after serving a two-year tenure and was the first bureaucrat from Jammu and Kashmir to rise to the post of Home Secretary. Feb 5, 2015

Delhi Elections: Campaign enters last leg

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): As the campaigning for the Delhi Assembly elections ends this evening, BJP, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party are making all out efforts to convince people to vote for their candidates by making promises. Addressing a rally in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his government is working towards providing job opportunities to youth. He also made an indirect attack on AAP in connection with alleged dubious funding. Rejecting BJP's allegation of receiving dubious funds, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal dared the Government to arrest him if he has violated any law. Targetting the BJP Government, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi asked whether the lives of common people have improved in the past seven months. He also goaded AAP for not holding any protest against corruption since the new government came to power. Feb 5, 2015

Ishrat Jahan Case: PP Pandey granted bail by CBI Special Court

Ahmedabad, Feb 05 (ANI): Former IPS Officer PP Pandey has been granted bail by a Special Court of CBI in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. His lawyer said that it the Court has granted bail to Pandey with some conditions. Pandey's son Vivek Pandey said that it was a great relief for the family which had been awaiting such a decision. Feb 5, 2015

AAP arms volunteers with spy cameras ahead of polls

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party leader Atishi Marlena on Thursday said it was providing recording devices and spy cameras to its volunteers to help them curb the practice of liquor and money distribution during the assembly polls. Meanwhile, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal expressed hope that his party would perform well in the crucial Delhi Assembly polls. The assembly polls in Delhi will be held on Saturday is seen as a direct fight between the BJP and AAP. The results would be announced on February 10. Feb 5, 2015

Anil Goswami's resignation shows Governments intention, says Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said that he would not like to link Former Home Secretary Anil Goswami's resignation with anything else and that the incident shows the clear intentions of PM Modi-led BJP Government. He added that Anil Goswami was an efficient and good administrator. Former Home Secretary Anil Goswami was sacked last evening following a controversy over interference with CBI probe in Saradha chit fund scam. Feb 5, 2015

Kejriwal has conceded defeat by saying EVMs are defective: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal has already conceded defeat in the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections by alleging that the EVM machines are defective. He added that Delhi is mini-India and its development will help in national and international prospect. The elections for 70-member Delhi Assembly will take place on February 7 while the results will be announced on February 10. Feb 5, 2015

Dera Sacha Sauda extends support to BJP ahead of Delhi polls

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): The Dera Sacha Sauda sect, headed by controversial spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, on Thursday pledged its support to the BJP in the Delhi Assembly polls. Based in Sirsa in Haryana, the Dera is believed to have over 20 lakh followers in Delhi. As per reports, the Dera will organise door-to-door campaign in Delhi to gather support for the BJP. Delhi will go to polls on February 07 and results will be out on February 10. Feb 5, 2015

Delhi Polls: AAP, BJP, Congress go all out on last day of campaigning

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): The BJP, AAP and Congress are going all out as the high octane campaigning for Delhi Polls are ending today. In a final push to woo voters on the last day the parties are holding several rallies and road shows. The elections for 70-member Delhi Assembly will take place on February 7 while the results will be announced on February 10. Feb 5, 2015

India, Bangladesh sign treaty to curb cross-border crime

Agartala, Feb 05 (ANI): India and Bangladesh officials signed an agreement on real-time information sharing to curb cross-border crime at the two-day district-level border conference in Tripura. A wide range of issues like smuggling, trans-border crime, insurgent movement, narcotics, human trafficking, and cattle lifting were discussed between officials of the countries. Similar conferences would also be held in Assam and Meghalaya in the coming days to sort out border issues. Feb 5, 2015

Delhi Election - Vol 2

Today, I am going to talk about Delhi. Again! What can be more important than the election in the capital?! ...other than AIB's Roast and Amma Cement! This is an important event for those people who lived nearly a year with out a Chief Minister. And they all survived! Thanks to kejriwal, because he broke up with us on valentines day Feb 5, 2015

Experts hammer out agendas at Delhi summit for Paris climate talks

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): Environmentalists and policy makers met at the 15th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) to set agendas for the 2015 climate change summit in Paris as India plays an influential role in UN climate talks. Paris could mark a shift away from two decades of climate diplomacy toward a more technocratic system that would allow national pledges for action to limit warming to be compared and toughened in coming years. Chairman of UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Rajendra K Pachauri, said that the three-day Delhi summit will be significant as far as the world's sustainable development goals were concerned. Feb 5, 2015

Swine flu deaths stir alarming situation in Rajasthan

feb05v4.flvJaipur, Feb 05 (ANI): Health minister of Rajasthan, Rajendra Rathore, said that situation was alarming as at least 58 swine flu deaths were reported in January alone. Rathore visited a hospital in Jaipur to see arrangements and facilities available for swine flu patients. Special wards and counters have been opened and a special team of doctors has been deputed in Jaipur to tackle swine flu cases. Reportedly, out of 33 districts, 29 are afflicted with swine flu while Dholpur, Hanumangarh, Sirohi, and Baran were said to be safe. Swine flu is caused by H1N1 virus. H1N1 symptoms are similar to those produced by other influenza viruses - fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and respiratory problems. Feb 5, 2015

Forest department rescues leopard in Haridwar

Haridwar, Feb 05 (ANI): Forest department officials rescued a leopard in Uttarakhand after it entered a residential colony, creating panic. The female leopard of Rajaji National Park lost its way while hunting and entered into Kankhal area after which the residents informed the police and forest department. It took six hours to catch the wild cat. Large number of onlookers gathered at the spot, which as per officials, scared the animal and also made the rescue operation difficult. Feb 5, 2015

AAP supporters attacked by BJP volunteers, will report to EC: Ashutosh

Noida, Feb 05 (ANI): AAP leader Ashutosh on Thursday said that last night during an election campaign AAP supporters were attacked by the BJP volunteers. He alleged that women supporters were manhandled and misbehaved with and the police have been informed about the matter. He added that the Election Commission shall be informed accordingly. Feb 5, 2015

Politics is my final surrender for people: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): BJP leader and CM candidate for Delhi polls Kiran Bedi said on Thursday that politics is her final surrender in the service of people of India. Bedi said that her service to the people during last 40 years is paying back in many ways. She said that she has finally dedicated and surrendered herself to the service of people. Bedi also gave various examples where people have met her thanking her for service to them. Feb 5, 2015