Politicos react as Nitish flies MLAs to Delhi, to parade them before President

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Former Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Nitish Kumar will today meet President Pranab Mukherjee seeking his intervention to break the political stalemate over change of guard in the state. Kumar is likely to parade 130 MLAs supporting him at Rashtrapati Bhavan to show that he enjoys a majority in Bihar Assembly. Politicos gave reactions on the same. Feb 11, 2015

Elephant patrols seek to protect Indonesia's rainforests

Indonesian men ride on Sumatran elephants as they patrol though dense jungle in the west of the tropical archipelago, warriors on the front line of the fight against illegal logging and poaching. Duration: 01:09 Feb 11, 2015

Politicos react after Shiv Senas mouthpiece Saamna calls BJP's Delhi debacle PM's mistake

New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 11 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Wednesday after Shiv Sena’ mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ in its article made scathing attack at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that PM should be blamed for BJP’s defeat in Delhi. BJP leader Vijay Goel said that it will not be correct to blame PM Modi for BJP’s defeat in the Delhi polls. NCP leader Nawab Malik said that Shiv Sena and BJP are playing a game of proportions among themselves. Shiv Sena spokesperson Neelam Gorhe said that it is the responsibility of all the parties to live up to the expectations of people and work for them. Feb 11, 2015

Political turmoil not in favour of Bihar, decision should be taken soon: Nitish Kumar

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar said on Wednesday that political turmoil going on in Bihar is not in favour of the state and a decision should soon be taken in the case for benefit of the people. Kumar said that Lalu Prasad Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav are trusted partners and they will join JD (U) in meeting the President regarding government formation in Bihar. Crisis broke out in political situation of Bihar after Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was expelled from JD (U) leadership on his meeting with Prime Minister and decision of Cabinet expansion. Feb 11, 2015

Millions of Chinese return home for Lunar New Year

It's the world's largest annual human migration- the days and weeks before the Lunar New Year holiday when hundreds of millions of Chinese make their way home. Carrying suitcases and bags, crowds of Feb 11, 2015

War of words between Imran Khan and Altaf Hussain's MQM intensifies

Islamabad/Karachi, Feb 11 (ANI): Political temperatures in Pakistan continue to rise as the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) held a rally in Karachi to express solidarity with party chief Altaf Hussain after a spate of statements made against him by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan. The war of words started between the two parties after the release of a Joint Interrogation Team (JIT) report implicating an MQM worker in a Karachi factory blaze. It was the worst incident of fire in Pakistan's history in which more than 250 workers trapped inside the factory were burnt to death. The MQM has termed the report as baseless and biased, but a spokeswoman of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party held a press conference in Islamabad in which she asked the government to take action against Hussain and his party. Feb 11, 2015

Cricket bat makers hope World Cup performance of India boosts sales

Meerut, Feb 11 (ANI): The 2015 cricket World Cup starts in New Zealand and Australia on February 14 with rivals Pakistan and India playing against each other on Sunday (February 15). At the sprawling factory complex of Sanspareils Greenlands (SG) in Meerut, some 80 kilometres north-east of New Delhi, hundreds of workers are hunched over their machines, busy cutting, sewing and shaping cricket balls to meet the scaled up demand ahead of the World Cup. Shop floors at family businesses like SG, which have traditionally dominated the cricket gear manufacturing for generations in India, are buzzing with activity before the start of the four-yearly tournament. Dozens of workers cut, glue, sand and bend hundreds of bats every day to the exact specifications of international superstars, who rely on their decades-old techniques. Feb 11, 2015

Delhi CM designate Kejriwal meets Venkaiah Naidu, gets assurance of cooperation from Centre

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Delhi's Chief Minister designate Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu at Nirman Bhawan here. Later in the day, Kejriwal is also likely to meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee. Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Party made a clean sweep of the Delhi assembly polls, winning 67 of the 70 seats on offer, was unanimously elected as the leader of the legislative party yesterday. Feb 11, 2015

Requested for Centre's assistance for development of Delhi: Manish Sisodia

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Wednesday met Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu along with AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal. Sisodia said that they have requested for Centre's assistance for development of Delhi and also raised some major issues like giving full statehood to Delhi. He said that Naidu has assured full support in issues regarding development to the state. Feb 11, 2015

Okhla MLA says probe will be demanded in Batla encounter case, politicos react

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Okhla MLA from AAP Amanatullah Khan has said that Batla encounter case was fake and he will demand fresh probe into the case. Reacting to this, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that there is no harm in probing a case which is doubted as fake. Meanwhile, AAP leader HS Phoolka said that this is Khan's personal view and the party does not share it. Feb 11, 2015

Ukrainian president visits wounded

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko makes an unplanned visit to a hospital in Kramatorsk after rockets killed more than 10 civilians and soldiers earlier in the day. Holding shrapnel retrieved from Feb 11, 2015

Household debt keeps Thailand Southeast Asia's sick man

With a monthly wage dwarfed by his payments to loan sharks, Non is among millions of Thais sinking in debt. But spiraling household debt is just one of a plethora of problems dragging on a stuttering Thai economy. Duration: 01:40 Feb 11, 2015

President chairs Governors conference of all states

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday (February 11) met governors and lieutenant governors of states and union territories to discuss emerging challenges and other issues. The two-day governors conference will discuss issues like security, with main focus on borders, finance, sanitation, employment and on achievement of flagship schemes and projects. This is the first conference after Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government came to power in May last year. As per media reports, plans like Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' or Clean India campaign, skill development, etc will also be discussed. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley were also present at the conference. Feb 11, 2015