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Politicos react as Delhi Police questions Shashi Tharoor for almost 4 hours in Sunanda Pushkar murde

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Politicos on Tuesday react as Delhi Police drilled Shashi Tharoor for almost four hours in Sunanda Pushkar murder case. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Pushkar should have been questioned way before as he is the main witness in the case. He said that the UPA government had already delayed the probe in the case and now it should pick up speed. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that BJP should stop speculating in criminal proceedings and that investigation is on. NCP Leader Tariq Anwar said that it is good that Tharoor cooperated in questioning and the law will take its own course. Jan 20, 2015
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Karnataka mining case: SC grants bail to Karnataka mining baron Janardhan Reddy

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to mining baron and former Karnataka minister G Janardhan Reddy in the illegal mining scam case. In his petition for bail, Reddy had argued that he had been in jail for more than three years and that he was in poor health. Reddy, who had earlier managed to get bail in four cases, was rejected bail by the CBI special court in Obalapuram Mining Company (OMC) illegal mining case filed by the CBI. Following this Reddy moved to Supreme Court and managed to obtain the bail. Jan 20, 2015
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Politicos react as BJP nominates Kiran Bedi as its CM candidate for Delhi polls

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Political reactions flowed on Tuesday after BJP announced Kiran Bedi as its Chief Ministerial candidate for Delhi Assembly Polls. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Bedi is a tough leader capable enough to govern the capital. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that there is an infighting within AAP since Bedi has been declared the CM candidate. Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and PC Chacko said that projecting Kiran Bedi will be a loss for BJP and added that they have realized the failure of BJP in Delhi so they want to project Bedi to face the blame. AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Ashutosh said that it is the decision of BJP whom to present as the CM candidate but Bedi is only being projected to take the blame of defeat in polls. Jan 20, 2015
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Process to change Ordinances to bills will soon begin: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday that a meeting will be held tomorrow to discuss the schedule of the Budget Session of the Parliament so that the leaders can be given a 15 days notice in advance. He also said that a meeting was also held to discuss the process of changing ordinances to bills and it will soon begin. Jan 20, 2015
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Organize a debate between Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and me; Congress is ready: Ajay Maken

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): The Congress party on Tuesday accepted ANI's invitation for a debate with the chief ministerial candidates of its rivals in the Delhi Assembly elections, from Bharatiya Janata Party's Kiran Bedi and Aam Aadmi Party's Arvind Kejriwal. Praising the idea of open debate between all the three major parties Maken further said that such an exercise will be very beneficial for Delhi's voters. Earlier in the day, AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal had invited Kiran Bedi for a public debate, after congratulating her for being nominated as BJPs chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Delhi polls. Jan 20, 2015
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US, UK demand Lakhvi be handed over to India for trial, Politicos react

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): The US and UK have asked Pakistan to hand over 26/11 Mumbai attacks accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to India for its trial which drew political reactions on Tuesday. BJP leaders Subramanian Swamy and GVL Narasimha Rao said that we have yet to see if U.S and U.K are serious about their statement if they stay true to their stand even after Pakistan does not do so. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that Lakhvi should be handed to India as we have been constantly saying that Lakhvi is an accused in Mumbai attacks. Jan 20, 2015
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Army officials, civilians take up 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' in Kashmir

Poonch, Jan 20 (ANI): Army officials and local residents in Jammu and Kashmir took up the ambitious cleanliness drive. Army personnel and civilians swept streets and gathered garbage along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district as a part of 'Clean India' mission, or 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. Army officials of the Nangi Tekri Battalion along with the civilians participated in the campaign and swept a three-kilometre stretch. Meanwhile, another resident Pashuram said that the mission should be held once in a month. India's burgeoning towns and cities are littered with garbage, the result of massive urban migration, poor civic planning and inadequate waste disposal systems, and rivers and lakes are polluted with sewage and industrial effluents. Jan 20, 2015
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PM Modi meets top management of POSCO

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of multi-national steel making company, POSCO, Kwon Oh-joon and its Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Gee Woong Sung in New Delhi on Tuesday (January 20). Modi also met ambassador of South Korea Joon-Gyu-Lee. Posco's $12 billion steel plant in eastern Odisha state is the largest single foreign direct investment (FDI) project in India. POSCO officials say the company came to India to have a strong base in an emerging economy as its presence in China was below expectations. The company will have to spend 5 percent of the total investment on "enterprise social commitments". Jan 20, 2015
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Surat chemical godown catches fire

Surat, Jan 20 (ANI): A massive fire broke out at the Mahalaxmi Industrial Godown in the Pandesara area of Surat on Tuesday. The chemical godown, which caught fire at around 10 am, had oil supplies used in textile looms and gas cylinders. As per reports, the reason for the fire was a short circuit. Four cylinders in the godown also exploded due to the fire. More than two dozen fire tenders rushed to the spot and were attempting to douse the flames. Further details are awaited. Jan 20, 2015

India has 70 percent of world's tigers as per latest census: Javadekar

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): India is home to 70 percent of the world's tigers as per latest 2014 census, said Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday (January 20). Tigers have long been bordering extinction as they face the dangers of poaching, killings and habitat loss despite government conservation efforts. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says that the world has lost 97 percent of its tiger population in over a century. India has been struggling to keep its tiger population intact being one of the few countries where the species is found. Javadekar added that building new tiger reserves was on the government's agenda. He also said that though man-animal conflict had reduced, the government would be active in reducing the risks further. He also applauded the efforts of forest guards and environment enthusiasts and activists in helping preserve tigers. Jan 20, 2015

Vasundhara Raje meets Power Minister Piyush Goyal to sort out power woes of Rajasthan

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje recently met minister of states for power Piyush Goyal in New Delhi in order to discuss the problems Rajasthan is facing in terms of power. In order to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the people of the state, the chief minister urged the union government to ensure additional aid by the centre in this regard. Jan 20, 2015

Sunanda Pushkar case: Shashi Tharoor totally cooperated in almost 4 hours questioning, says BS Bassi

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Delhi Police interrogated Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor for almost four hours in connection with Sunanda Pushkar murder case, said Police Commissioner BS Bassi. He said that Tharoor totally cooperated during the interrogation and that further course of action will be taken after detailed report of the questions asked. Tharoor was interrogated at the Vasant Vihar police station in South Delhi last evening. According to reports, Tharoor was asked over 50 questions by a team of four officers in the first of three likely rounds of interrogation. Jan 20, 2015

Kejriwal congratulates Kiran Bedi for being anointed as BJPs CM Candidate, invites her for public d

Kaushambi, Jan 20 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday invited BJPs CM candidate for Delhi, Kiran Bedi for a public debate. Kejriwal congratulated Bedi her for being nominated as BJPs chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls and said that Bedi should come for debate so that people of Delhi get aware about partys agenda. Kejriwal further requested Bedi to unblock him from her Twitter account. Earlier in the day, the former IPS Officer indirectly attacked the AAP saying that Delhi needed a strong and stable government and therefore cannot function under a learner's licence. Jan 20, 2015

Accept Kejriwals challenge, will debate in assembly not on roads: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): BJPs chief ministerial candidate for Delhi, Kiran Bedi on Tuesday said that she accepts the challenge for a debate put forth by AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal. She said that the challenge is accepted but she will debate in assembly not on roads. Bedi said that Kejriwal has the habit of debating whereas she believed in delivering and that she has no time before elections for any such debate. Bedi further said that she had blocked Kejriwal from her Twitter account after he had called himself an anarchist more than a year ago. Earlier in the day, Kejriwal invited the former IPS officer for a public debate on partys agenda. Jan 20, 2015