AAP members free to voice their opinion, party holds democracy: Kejriwal on Shanti Bhushan

Kaushambi, Jan 22 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday while speaking over Shanti Bhushan said that the party members are free to voice their opinion and that the party holds internal democracy. Earlier in the day, delivering a blow to the party, its senior leader Shanti Bhushan came out in support of the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate for Delhi, Kiran Bedi. Bhushan hailed Bedi for her contribution in the 'India Against Corruption' movement, and said she would provide a very clean and efficient administration in Delhi. Jan 22, 2015

Sunanda Murder Case: Journalists in her contact will be questioned, Tharoor may be called again, say

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said on Thursday that the journalists who contacted Sunanda Pushkar a day before her death will be questioned to gather information in the case. Bassi said that all possible suspects and witnesses will be questioned to reach the roots of the case. He added that Shashi Tharoor may be questioned again if the SIT feels so. Further Bassi said that all electronic evidences in any case are always sent for inspection by experts and so happened in this case too. Jan 22, 2015

Market expert reacts as sensex crosses 29k mark

Mumbai, Jan 22 (ANI): The barometer index of the Indian equities market - the S&P BSE Sensex - breached the 29,000 points mark setting a new record on Thursday. Market Expert Sunil Shah said that the market will be good throughout the day. Jan 22, 2015

Congress slams Janardan Dwivedi, says Modi is in no way symbol of Indianness

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Congress on Thursday strongly slammed senior party leader Janardan Dwivedi for terming Narendra Modi-led BJP's victory in Lok Sabha polls as a victory of Indianness. Addressing a press conference, Party leader Ajay Maken minced no words to express party's strong disapproval of Dwivedi's views. He said that the party's views on Indianness is totally opposed to what Dwivedi had expressed. Quoting Swami Vivekananda and Indira Gandhi, Maken said that Narendra Modi is in no way a symbol of Indianess as Congress understand it. Maken also said that Congress' Party leadership will discuss about the disciplinary action against him. Jan 22, 2015

Do not agree with Shanti ji's assessment: Prashant Bhushan

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): AAP leader and Shanti Bhushan's son Prashant Bhushan on Thursday said he does not agree with his father's assessment. AAP patriarch Shanti Bhushan on Thursday praised BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi and said she is as good as Arvind Kejriwal. He added that Bedi as a good administrator is capable of providing Delhi a clean administration. Jan 22, 2015

AAP, BJP react on Shanti Bhushan's remark on Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): AAP patriarch Shanti Bhushan on Thursday praised BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi and said she is as good as Arvind Kejriwal. He added that Bedi as a good administrator is capable of providing Delhi a clean administration. However, AAP objected on his remark and said that it is not the party's view. The BJP, however, welcomed Bhushan's statement. Jan 22, 2015

My book aims at peace between New Delhi and Islamabad: Former Pak Foreign Minister

Amritsar, Jan 22 (ANI): Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri stated that his book ' Neither a Hawk, nor a Dove' will facilitate the bringing of confidence in India and Pakistan that peace is possible between the two nations. He said that the book aims at peace between India and Pakistan. He said that the relevance of the book is even more especially at this time when there have been so many ceasefire violations. The book will help fill the people with confidence that peace is possible, he said. Jan 22, 2015

Janardan Dwivedi clarifies his 'Modi being symbol of Indianness' remark, says has been misquoted

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi on Thursday clarified his earlier comments regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stating that his remarks had been taken out of context by the agency concerned. Dwivedi was reacting to statements made on Wednesday, where he was seemingly seen to praise Prime Minister Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party for being the symbol of 'Indianness'. Earlier in the day, the Congress high command criticised Dwivedi's statements and warned of disciplinary action being taken against the party general secretary. Jan 22, 2015

We Two, Ours ?

How many children should women give birth to? in india? Recently this has become a very important topic. Because there are no set numbers but only slogans like we two ours one and of course horn ok please. But two prominent political personalities publicly said that women, especially Hindu women should give birth to 5... or atleast 4. Jan 22, 2015

Jadav Payeng develops 1,400 acres of forest area in Assam

Assam, Jan 22 (ANI): Situated along the Brahmaputra River, Jorhat district of Assam is home to the largest river island on earth, Majuli. Located along with a number of barren sandbars, the area was once heavily eroded due to frequent floods. However, with the individual effort of Jadav Payeng, there is now 1,400 acres of lush forest in the area. Since 1979, Payeng has been single-handedly planting and nurturing various species of trees, including vast expanses of bamboo groves. The vast forest is now home to a variety of wildlife species including the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger and a number of migratory birds. Payeng lives in a small hut in the forest along with his family and survives by selling milk. His work has received much appreciation across the country and he was named as the 'Forest Man of India' by the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Honoring his work, the Assam government also named the forest Mulai kathoni bar, after his nickname. Jan 22, 2015

Thousands more join anti-Islam rally in Leipzig

Thousands more people joined the anti-Islamic movement PEGIDA during a rally in Leipzig Wednesday after the group was prevented from holding a march in Dresden Monday over fears of an attack, while opponents also gathered. Duration: 00:54 Jan 22, 2015

In Ukraine war zone, a rebel pharmacy seeks to ease pain

Inside a once-abandoned pharmacy in Donetsk in Ukraine's war zone, Doctor Andrei Volkov is thrilled. Medicine -- 150 bags of it -- has just arrived. But Volkov won't earn any money from it. He plans to give it away for free. Duration: 01:00 Jan 22, 2015

France launches gastronomic fightback

Top French chefs Alain Ducasse and Guy Savoy launch gastronomic fightback amid fears that standards have slipped -- announcing a day (19 March) when French cuisine will be celebrated in restaurants around the world. Duration: 01:02 Jan 22, 2015