Campaigning fever on its highest as Delhi witnesses series of roadshows by political parties

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): As campaigning for the Delhi assembly polls enter its last leg, party dignitaries held roadshows in the national capital in order to woo voters on Thursday. AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal held roadshow along with his supporters as he waved the crowd from his convoy. AAP supporters were seen dancing on the trending AAP track 'paanch saal Kejriwal' as they hoped for the party's victory in the assembly polls. Kejriwal thereafter, reached Lodhi Garden with his supporters and also interacted with the residents. Meanwhile, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, in an open pick-up truck, led a huge roadshow for his party, in a constituency it has held in north-west Delhi for over 20 years, Sultanpur Majra. Gandhi, was received by a large crowd waving Congress flags in the resettlement colony which has elected the party's Jaikishan to the Delhi legislature for three consecutive terms. Feb 5, 2015

Bedi on roadshow spree as high octane campaigning for Delhi polls enters last leg

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): In a final push to woo voters on the last day of campaigning for the Delhi Assembly polls on Thursday, Bhartiya Janta Party's Delhi Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi is on a spree of roadshows. Bedi is scheduled to hold roadshows in Mangolpuri and will cover adjoining constituencies of Sultanpuri, Kirari, Nangloi and Mundka. She will be holding her last campaign in Krishna Nagar constituency through the afternoon till campaigning for the elections ends at 6 pm. Meanwhile, during her roadshow at Kirari constituency she came face to face with AAP supporters. 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. Feb 5, 2015

AVAM moves EC against AAP over 'funding scam'

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): AAP Volunteers Action Manch (AVAM) on Thursday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India against the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) following allegations of a 'funding scam'. AVAM member informed that the it would also move to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) in the coming days. AVAM alleged that AAP had last year received Rs. 50 lakhs through four bogus companies that were fronts for money-laundering. Feb 5, 2015

Fearful Jews opt for 'magic kippa' in Israel

At his unisex hairdresser's shop in central Israel, Shalom Koresh carefully clips to a boy's head his latest business innovation -- a discreet skullcap for Jews fearful of anti-Semitic attacks. Duration: 00:23 Feb 5, 2015

Ex-Delhi chief minister may return, say polls

Opinion polls say leader of the anti-corruption Aam Aadmi Party Arvind Kejriwal, who quit after a chaotic 49-day reign as Delhi chief minister, could return to power. Duration: 00:35 Feb 5, 2015

BJP says 'AAP making allegations in nervousness' after EC dismisses Kejriwal's apprehensions on EVM

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): BJP on Thursday react and said that 'AAP is making allegations in nervousness' of getting defeated in Delhi Assembly polls after Election Commission dismissed Arvind Kejriwal's apprehensions on EVM tampering. The poll panel on Wednesday night rejected Kejriwal's claim that electronic voting machines (EVMs) can be tampered to favour BJP in the Delhi Assembly polls. The EC said such allegations are "totally incorrect and unacceptable". Kejriwal had claimed on Tuesday that discrepancies were found during a check of four such machines at Delhi Cantonment area. He had alleged that pressing of any button on the machines, the light against the BJP symbol lit up. Feb 5, 2015

AAP, Congress reacts as Venkaiah Naidu says Delhi Polls not referendum on Modi govt's performance

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): AAP and Congress on Thursday react as BJP senior leader said that the electoral mandate in the national capital cannot be seen as a referendum on the performance of Narendra Modi government at the Centre. AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that the BJP is scared and that the people of Delhi just want to see how the government is going to take care of women safety and other things. Congress leader Anand Sharma said that the polls are of course the partially a referendum on Modi's government and that people has seen that the BJP government only makes false promises. Feb 5, 2015

Reactions come in over clash between AAP and BJP workers in Sangam Vihar

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): Reactions come in after AAP and BJP workers clashed in Sangam Vihar on Wednesday night. Both parties blamed each other and approached police later. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that AAP is resorting to all games including 'gunda raj' to attract attention towards them. Meanwhile, AAP leader Manish Sisodia also said that the ruling party has no issues and are doing such things in nervousness. Feb 5, 2015

Napoleon skewered by cartoonists in British exhibition

Depicted roasting in hell or as a spider spinning a web around Europe, Napoleon Bonaparte is the subject of a colourful exhibition of historical satire opening at London's British Museum on Thursday. Duration: 01:24 Feb 5, 2015

Home Secretary LC Goyal meets Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): The newly-appointed Home Secretary LC Goyal met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday. Earlier in the day, Goyal replaced Anil Goswami as the new Home Secretary following a controversy over the arrest of a former union minister in connection with the Saradha chit-fund scam. Goswami was earlier on Wednesday was sacked from his post for allegedly interfering with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over the arrest of Matang Sinh in connection with the Saradha scam. Goyal, a 1979-batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre, earlier held the charge of Secretary in the Ministry of Rural Development. Feb 5, 2015

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius meets Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Laurent Fabius met External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to discuss issues of mutual interest on Thursday. Fabius has been accompanied by a delegation of fellow dignitaries during his visit to India. Fabius is also scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, amidst indications that France is waiting for complete information on the Indo-US nuclear deal. Meanwhile, French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Segolene Royal, who is also part of the delegation visiting India, shall participate in The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Delhi Sustainable Development Summit. Feb 5, 2015

People working in poor psychosocial environment at greater heart problem risk

New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): A new study has demonstrated that employees experience highly demanding requirements if they are in a poor psychosocially work environment and therefore, they are likelier to suffer from heart problems. The study showed that employees working in psychosocially poor work environment have little ability to control their work or not feel sufficiently appreciated for the contributions they make.According to the study, men who do not have heart problems but who experience poor psychosocial work conditions often have warning signs for coronary artery disease, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol values. Feb 5, 2015

Protest held in Delhi against attacks on churches

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): A huge protest was held in Delhi on Thursday over the series of attacks on churches in the national capital. Shouting slogans for justice, agitators demanded immediate action against those responsible for the attacks. Police have detained few protestors for violation of Section 144 before elections. St. Alphonsa's Church in Vasant Kunj was the latest church attacked in the capital on Monday. Following the attack, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notices to the Secretary, Union Home Ministry, Chief Secretary, Government of NCT of Delhi and the Commissioner of Police, Delhi calling for detailed reports including the status of investigation into allegations of desecration of the sanctity of the St. Alphonsa's Church. Feb 5, 2015

Citizens of Delhi support honesty, they will win: Arvind Kejriwal

Kaushambi, Feb 5 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday exuded confidence saying the people of Delhi have faith in their party and they would win in the upcoming elections. The Delhi polls on Saturday will be a direct fight between the BJP, AAP and the Congress. The results would be announced on February 10. Feb 5, 2015