Reactions flow as Kejriwal becomes Chief Minister of Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Political leaders reacted on Saturday as AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal became the Chief Minister of Delhi. Union Minister of State Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Central government will extend full support to Delhi government for the state's development. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that AAP needed a chance and it has got one to prove his ambitions. Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed said that people of Delhi will decide whether AAP government is able to win peoples' hearts or not. Meanwhile, Congress leaders Shobha Oza and JP Aggarwal said that it is sad AAP has not included any woman in its Cabinet ministers. Feb 14, 2015

Modi exhorts farmers to make use of technology to increase farm production

Baramati, Feb 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday batted for use of technology in farming for better production and higher yields. He was speaking to farmers in Baramati in Maharasthra after laying the foundation stone for the Centre for Excellence for Vegetable Production. Modi called upon the farmers to embrace latest technology to make Indian agriculture globally competitive. About 70 percent of Indian population is employed in agriculture sector and majority of them still do farming in traditional style. But farmers face environmental problems such as depleted groundwater because of intensive pumping for irrigation, soil degradation and soil salinity. Feb 14, 2015

Valentine police punish lovers in Kanpur

Kanpur/ Chennai, Feb 14 (ANI): Right-wing Hindu group, Bajrang Dal, in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday harassed and beat up couples spending time together in public places on Valentine's Day, deeming the occasion as vulgar. Bajrang Dal workers in Kanpur snaked through streets on motorcycles, waving flags and shouting anti-Valentine slogans, and stormed public places to catch unguarded couples. He added that young couples should refrain from looking at Bollywood movies and actors as their inspiration. Meanwhile, in a unique ceremony in Chennai, stray dogs were married off as an opposition to Valentine's Day. Around 35 members of a regional Hindu Munnani group carried out a procession in streets, garlanded and smearing dogs' heads with colour. Local police later, detained Hindu Munnani cadres in a nearby community hall. Feb 14, 2015

Special prayers held ahead of India- Pakistan match in cricket WC- 2015

Vadodara/ Kanpur/ Mumbai, Feb 14 (ANI): Special prayers were held at famed Siddhi Vinayak Temple in Mumbai on Saturday (February 14) ahead of India-Pakistan match in cricket World Cup 2015. Indians across the country are hoping the 2011 defending champions will beat their traditional rival. Some former cricketers chanted hymns and kept the Cricket World Cup Trophy in front of Ganesha's idol to seek his blessings and good fortune. A fan in Vadodara said that beating Pakistan would be quite challenging. India won the 1983 and 2011 cricket World Cups, and fans are looking for another success this year. Another cricket fan said they were planning to install a giant screen to watch the game. Matches between India and Pakistan are fiercely competitive. India has never lost a single match to Pakistan in the World Cup tournament. Even when Pakistan won the 1992 World Cup the team had lost to India in their only clash of the tournament. Feb 14, 2015

Obama: Education reform key to helping middle class

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Barack Obama says it's time to focus on education reform and helping kids prepare for the future. In his weekly address, Obama laid out his plan to ensure Feb 14, 2015

Delhi's new chief minister vows to wipe out corruption

Tens of thousands of supporters gather to see Arvind Kejriwal sworn in as Delhi chief minister for the second time after his upstart anti-corruption party won one of the biggest election victories the Indian capital has ever seen. Duration: 00:48 Feb 14, 2015

AAP leaders take charge as Cabinet Ministers

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): AAP leaders on Saturday took charge as the ministers of the newly elected Cabinet in Delhi. Manish Sisodia took charge as the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi. Ministers Gopal Rai, Jitender Singh Tomar and Satyendra Singh also took charge of their respective offices. Earlier in the day, Arvind Kejriwal took oath as the eighth Chief Minister of Delhi at Ramlila Ground. Feb 14, 2015

Delhi will not tolerate attempts to communalise society: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday addressed his supporters after taking oath as Delhi Chief Minister at Ramlila Ground. Kejriwal mentioned about the few incidents which had been giving a communal colour to Delhi, saying the people will not tolerate attempts to communalize society. He condemned the attacks on churches and recent vandalisation attempts. He also said that he wants to make Delhi corruption free. Feb 14, 2015

Central and state govt can together give full statehood to Delhi: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday addressed his supporters after taking oath as Delhi Chief Minister at Ramlila Ground. Kejriwal said that he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and told him that there can not be a better opportunity than this to give full statehood to Delhi as BJP has full majority in Centre and AAP has full majority in Delhi. He also laid stress on the issue of corruption saying that his party is confident of making Delhi a corruption free state. Feb 14, 2015

Request media not to make fun of our intentions: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday addressed his supporters after taking oath as Delhi Chief Minister at Ramlila Ground. Kejriwal requested media not to make fun of his party's intentions of whatever work they are doing. He said that media should not ask for any deadlines for his aim but assured that his party leaders and workers will work day and night to see Delhi at the position they always thought of. He also said that he wants to begin with ending VIP culture from Delhi itself. Feb 14, 2015