JD (U) writes letter to DGP seeking action on Manjhi for controversial statement

Patna, Feb 13 (ANI): JD (U) Spokesperson Neeraj Kumar said on Friday that the party has written a letter to the DGP in Patna seeking action against Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi for his controversial statement. Kumar said that Manjhi has publicly accepted that he takes commission, which means he is declaring himself as corrupt. He added that Manjhi does not have full numbers to prove his majority in the house. Feb 13, 2015

Movie MSG gets released, SAD claims to protest

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): The movie ‘MSG’ has been released on Friday. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) which had been protesting against its release claimed to again stage protests in front of theatres where it has not been released yet. SAD leaders Manjit Singh GK and Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that their party will continue protesting against the film even though this should have been done by the government. Feb 13, 2015

Two more women accuse Bill Cosby

Linda Brown is one of two more women who have come forward with accusations against Bill Cosby. She says she met the comedian in 1969 and went to his hotel room, where he gave her a soft drink that Feb 13, 2015

Congress condemns vandalisation of school, Police say not a matter of desecration

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Congress leader Ajay Maken on Friday condemned the vandalisation of Christian school in Vasant Vihar last night. Maken said that the government should realize the importance of religious harmony among residents and thus not allow such incidents to happen. Meanwhile, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said that it was not a matter of desecration but theft. Feb 13, 2015

Merchandise of AAP Chief selling like hotcakes in Rajkot

Rajkot, Feb 13 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party's landslide victory in the recently concluded Delhi elections has quietly made inroads into shops in Rajkot where merchandise of the party chief and chief minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal are being sold like hotcakes. Kejriwal's AAP swept Delhi assembly elections on Tuesday by bagging 67 of the 70 Assembly seats, the biggest ever tally for any party in the capital. In view of the huge demand, shops are stocking up poll-related memorabilia like coffee mugs and key chains with either Kejriwal's name or image imprinted on them. Kejriwal is to be sworn-in as chief minister on Saturday, exactly an year after he resigned as chief minister of the capital, last year. Feb 13, 2015

Apple growers cheer fresh snowfall in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 13 (ANI): Fresh spell of snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir brought respite for farming community, especially to apple-growers as it eliminated impending threat of damage in production. Paddy as well as fruit growers of valley expressed satisfaction over the moderate snowfall, saying it would provide the required impetus to agriculture in the state. The valley already has limited water resources for agricultural activities and most of the times the channels remain dry. Snowfall brings in hope of replenishing water bodies. The crops vulnerable to dry weather conditions are apples, apricots, almonds and paddy. Agriculture in Kashmir Valley is a major source of income for residents and most of the population depends on this sector. Feb 13, 2015

Violence in Venezula

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Police in Venezuela fire rubber bullets to disperse anti-government protesters. Several people were injured. The demonstration in Feb 13, 2015

Authorities demolish temple built to worship PM Modi

Rajkot, Feb 13 (ANI): Local authorities in Gujarat have demolished the temple built to worship Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hundreds of Modi's followers in Rajkot donated funds for a temple that featured a seated statue of Modi and was topped with a wind gauge shaped like a lotus, the symbol of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Earlier on Thursday Modi had said he was appalled that some of his supporters had built a temple to worship him, adding that such an act contradicted tradition. Modi's reaction had unnerved some of those involved in the temple project and one of the men who donated funds for temple building, Ramesh Undhad, had said the followers would now dedicate the temple to 'Mother India'. Feb 13, 2015

India's retail inflation accelerates in January, but stays below RBI's target

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): India's retail inflation accelerated in January after shifting to a new base year for calculating prices, but stayed well below the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) target, bolstering prospects for further interest rate cuts. Consumer prices rose an annual 5.11 percent compared with a 4.28 percent gain in December, the statistics department said on Thursday (February 12) after it changed the base year for measuring inflation to 2012 from 2010. Under the old series, inflation was reported at 5 percent in December. The revamped index carries a higher weight for education and health services, but has a lower weight for food and fuel items, which authorities say better reflects changing consumption patterns. The RBI aims to keep inflation at or below 6 percent in the period to January 2016 and is widely expected to resume its monetary easing after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents his annual budget on February 28. Feb 13, 2015

Two more women accuse Bill Cosby

ROUGH CUT, NO REPORTER NARRATION Two more women accused Bill Cosby on Thursday (February 12) of drugging them decades ago when they met him as young models, and one said he sexually assaulted her, as Feb 13, 2015

Chaos in South Africa's parliament

Scuffles in South Africa's parliament -- opposition lawmakers are removed by force after disrupting President Jacob Zuma's annual address. Several people were injured. Moments earlier, members of Feb 13, 2015

Indian man sues Alabama police after alleged assault

"Let me talk to you real quick." A recent arrival from India, Sureshbhai Patel is about to meet two officers from the Madison, Alabama police department. A dashbord camera in one of the officers' Feb 13, 2015