Lawyers protest in Moradabad for a high court bench

Moradabad, Jan 30 (ANI): Protesting lawyers blocked train movement in Moradabad city on Friday, demanding a high court bench in the city. The lawyers have been demanding establishment of a high court bench in Moradabad for a long time. They threatened to intensify their stir, if their demand was not met. They also urged people to join their agitation as it would bring justice to their doorsteps. On Thursday, the lawyers went on a rampage destroying court property and held a sit-in at the court premises. The lawyers said they have chalked out a strategy to step up their agitation till a separate bench of high court was established. Jan 30, 2015

BJP poses another set of five questions, says AAP is anti-women - Part - 1

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janta Party on Friday posed five new questions to Aam Aadmi Party, as part of the series of five questions BJP promised to ask AAP every day from 29 January to 5 February ahead of the Delhi polls. Before asking the questions, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that some questions may have been old but are still unanswered and hence have been raised by the party. On AAP asking BJP to organise a public debate between BJP's CM candidate Kiran Bedi and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, Sitharaman said BJP never runs away from debate, the DNA of AAP is to spit and run away. She further alleged that all women workers of AAP left the party in a spree, because, AAP is an anti-women party. Jan 30, 2015

BJP poses another set of five questions, says AAP is anti-women - Part - 2

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janta Party on Friday posed five new questions to Aam Aadmi Party, as part of the series of five questions BJP promised to ask AAP every day from 29 January to 5 February ahead of the Delhi polls. Before asking the questions, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that some questions may have been old but are still unanswered and hence have been raised by the party. On AAP asking BJP to organise a public debate between BJP's CM candidate Kiran Bedi and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, Sitharaman said BJP never runs away from debate, the DNA of AAP is to spit and run away. She further alleged that all women workers of AAP left the party in a spree, because, AAP is an anti-women party. Jan 30, 2015

BJP has created an environment of faith in just 8 months, says Amit Shah

Uttam Nagar, Jan 30 (ANI): BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday while addressing a rally in Uttam Nagar said that BJP has been successful in creating an environment of faith among the public in just eight months of governance. Shah added that PM Modi announced 'Make In India' project on 15th August, and the project was initiated within just one month of announcement. Delhi goes to polls on February 7, with counting of votes set to take place on February 10. Jan 30, 2015

Namibia prepares for digital switchover

The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) is on Saturday due to start switching off analogue television transmitters, as the country moves to become fully digital by June. Duration: 01:01 Jan 30, 2015

Chinese Ambassador to India meets Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar before Sushma Swaraj's visit to C

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Chinese Ambassador to India Le Yucheng on Friday met India's newly appointed Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar before Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj's visit to China. After the meeting, Yucheng said that they talked about bilateral relations among other things. He also said that the nation is optimistic about the future of relations between India and China and the cooperation between the two nations. Jan 30, 2015

Uttarakhand: Former CM attacks Rawat through 'letter' over misgovernance

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has written a letter to the current CM Harish Rawat over misgovernance and policy paralysis in the state after Rawat's government took charge. Bahuguna said that when he was the CM the state flourished during his government and also complained that the policies applied and implemented by him have now been removed. Further Bahuguna said that Rawat has not worked for the betterment of people of the state. Jan 30, 2015

At least 48 children rescued from bangle factories in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Jan 30 (ANI): Police rescued at least 48 child labourers from bangle factories in Hyderabad. The children were rescued after police carried out multiple raids across the city. Most of them belonged to Bihar state. The police have been carrying out raids as part of their 'Smile' programme to rescue minor children working in hazardous conditions. Hyderabad Police circle officer, N Rama Rao said they have booked a case against the owners and efforts are on to nab the culprits. Some children said they were forced to abandon their studies and work in factories with either no pay or little pay. A 13-year-old Mohammad Ruhail, who came from Bihar, said he was forced to work because of poverty. Jan 30, 2015

TMC leader Mukul Roy appears before CBI officials probing Sharda scam

Kolkata, Jan 30 (ANI): TMC leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's close aid Mukul Roy appeared before the CBI, on Friday to face interrogation in connection with his alleged involvement in the Sharda scam. Roy, who also held railway portfolio briefly in the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cabinet, denied any wrongdoing. Emerging from the CBI building, Roy said he cooperated with the investigators. Jan 30, 2015

Congress condemns, BJP supports Natarajans allegations on Gandhis

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Former UPA minister and senior Congress leader Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday resigned from the party alleging that Rahul Gandhi interfered in the working of the ministry. Condemning the statement, Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh and Shobha Oza said that the party leadership, be it Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi, never interfered in the decision making of the ministries. Meanwhile BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman supported the allegation saying that Natarajan's allegation has only confirmed what BJP used to say that UPA interfered with government's work. Jan 30, 2015

It happens : Vintage Car Rally

Jaipur/Vadodara, Jan 30 (ANI): Vintage car owners and collectors converged in Jaipur and Vadodara for car rallies, enthralling visitors. The 17th annual vintage car rally drew spectators to Jaipur to get a glimpse of royal era. More than 100 vintage pieces were displayed for the car lovers. Meanwhile, crowds also attended a similar rally in Vadodara city, where around 56 vintage cars were on display. The rally was a part of four-day ‘Vadfest’, an art and cultural event in the city. The collection included Mercedes, Hudson, Volkswagen, Morris, Rolls-Royce and other brands that attracted visitors. Jan 30, 2015

It happens : Tribal Fair

Odisha, Jan 30 (ANI): People are thronging the annual tribal fair in Bhubaneswar city of Odisha to get a glimpse of the tribal culture and a taste of the tribal delicacies. The tribal fair was inaugurated on Monday by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. It has been organised by the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institute (SCSTRI) and will go on till February 09. The fair has been divided into various sections like a tribal village, market, food plaza and craft pavilion. Not only the visitors, the tribals participating in the fair are also pleased at this opportunity as they feel it provides them with a bigger market to sell their goods. The organisers expect the footfall at the fair to touch a million and make transactions worth rupees 30 million this year. Jan 30, 2015

I announce my resignation from primary membership of Congress: Jayanthi Natarajan Part - 1

Chennai, Jan 30 (ANI): Former Environment Minister and former senior Congress leader Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday announced her resignation from the primary membership of Congress. At a formal press conference in Chennai, Natarajan said that it is not the same Congress that she had joined anymore. She added that she has no issues with State party and that she was sidelined by the National High Command. She further said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had stopped her from issuing environmental clearances to several projects; however, after she resigned Gandhi himself said at a FICCI conference that environmental clearances would be made easy now. Jan 30, 2015