Delhi Police launches 'Himmat' WhatsApp & Hike Group for women safety

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): After the launch of a mobile application ‘Himmat’, the Delhi Police on Wednesday launched the ‘Himmat’ Whatsapp and Hike Group for women safety. Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said that the WhatsApp group will prove helpful to women who use public transport on a regular basis. Reportedly, around 27,000 people have downloaded the ‘Himmat’ app in just one month. Feb 25, 2015

Dancers entice the audience with grace in Khajuraho

Khajuraho, Feb 25 (ANI): The colorful and magnificent dance forms of India continued to fascinate the audience from across the world at Khajuraho dance festival in Madhya Pradesh. The week-long extravaganza at the brilliantly lit Khajuraho temples, which celebrates the spring season, aspires to showcase the essence of various Indian classical dance forms at its purest. According to Indian mythology, the gods and goddesses were great lovers of music that comprises vocal singing, instrumental music and dance. Other Indian classical dance forms such as Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Mohiniyattam also enticed the audience. The dancers explored these forms through duet, solo and group performances, enthralling the audience with elegance and grace. The temples at Khajuraho are famous for their Nagara style architecture and erotic sculptures. The annual dance festival will conclude on February 26. Feb 25, 2015

Recruitment Scam: FIR filed against MP Governor, Reactions pour in

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Reactions poured in on Wednesday after an FIR was filed against Madhya Pradesh governor Ramnaresh Yadav in the multi-layered examination and recruitment scam. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that PM Modi should take stand over the issue. BJP leader Prabhat Jha said that he has no doubt on Yadav's intelligence and that he himself will decide whether he wants to resign or not. Reportedly, Yadav had suggested five candidates for recruitment as forest guards to the top officials of the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board. Feb 25, 2015

Reactions pour in as Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna says Bhagwat spoke bitter truth about Mother Tere

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Reactions pour in on Wednesday as Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna said that RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat spoke ‘bitter truth’ about Mother Teresa where he said that Mother Teresa worked for poor with an objective to convert them into Christianity. Congress leader PC Chacko said that Mother was a noble laureate and making such comments on her is obligatory. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that everybody has right to spread message about their religion and what she did was totally lawful. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi condemned the statement and said that more than 100 countries witnessed services of Mother Teresa. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said that the nation should never forget what the great missionary did for the poor. Meanwhile, Former Samajwadi Party Leader Shahid Siddiqui said that such statements by allies of the ruling BJP are affecting the government adversely. Feb 25, 2015

Army assists disabled people by distributing wheelchairs and artificial limbs in JandK

Poonch, Feb 25 (ANI): Indian army assisted disabled people by distributing wheelchairs and artificial limbs in Jammu and Kashmir. The task was carried out by the Romeo Force Regiment 39 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and charitable organisation, Pritam Spiritual Foundation Trust, to help disabled people in the border belt of Poonch district. In November last year, the army had provided artificial legs to 20 people in a distribution camp at its battalion base. Meanwhile, chairman of the Trust, Jagbir Singh Sudan thanked the army for supporting them in this noble cause. Feb 25, 2015

Severe flooding displaces thousands in western Brazil

Some 1,200 families have been displaced by severe flooding in Brazil's western Acre state. At least four towns were almost completely underwater on Tuesday (February 24) after the Acre River swelled Feb 25, 2015

Victim's mother speaks to media


Indian activists urge fair probe after UN climate panel chief quits over sexual harassment complaint

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Indian activists called for fair and time bound probe as Rajendra Pachauri quit as chair of the U.N. panel of climate scientists, ending 13 years in charge of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning group, after a sexual harassment complaint against him. Pachauri, 74, has denied the allegation. Meanwhile, social activists said that justice should be ensured to the complainant in a time bound manner. The IPCC appointed vice-chair Ismail El Gizouli as acting chair and promised business as usual. Feb 25, 2015

Yogi Adityanath says ghar wapsi to continue till conversions are banned, Politicos condemn

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Political leaders on Wednesday condemned BJP MP Yogi Adityanath after he said that Ghar Wapsi programme will continue till a law on religious conversion is put in place. Addressing a Hindu Sammelan in Rohtak organised by the VHP, Adityanath said vote-bank politics and not poverty is the main problem in the country. Ghar Wapsi shall continue till a law on religious conversion is brought in, he said. Political leaders from opposition parties condemned the statement and said that these statements are hampering the governments image and also dividing the society. Feb 25, 2015

Picture posted of Rahul Gandhi in Uttarakhand, Reactions flow

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): After much chaos was created on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhis absence from the Parliament as Budget Session began, his picture of being present in Uttarakhand was posted by one of the party workers. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that only Congress can clarify about Gandhis presence in Uttarakhand. Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said that media keeps posting visuals of Rahul Gandhi unnecessarily and stir controversy. Congress leader Jagdish Sharma said that the party workers cannot tolerate rumors about Rahul Gandhis absence from the Parliament. He added that Gandhi will soon become the partys President. Feb 25, 2015

Two militants killed in Kashmir encounter

Shopian, Feb 25 (ANI): Two unidentified militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir's Shopian district on Wednesday. The gun battle is still on between the security forces and militants in Shopian district. The security forces are in search of a third militant. The encounter began on Tuesday when security forces received specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in Hef Shermal area of Shopian, 52 kms from Srinagar. Acting on a tip-off about the presence of militants, a joint team of army and police began a search operation in the area. During the search operation, the militants started firing to which security personnel retaliated. Feb 25, 2015

Will submit resignation to RJD Chief after Feb 27, says Pappu Yadav

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): RJD leader Pappu Yadav on Wednesday said that he will submit his resignation to RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav after February 27 i.e. after the wedding of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadavs kin Tej Pratap Singh Yadav to Lalu Yadavs daughter Raj Laxmi. Pappu Yadav said that he has always worked for the betterment of party and if still his loyalty is questioned then the party chief should accept his resignation. Feb 25, 2015