Jagmohan Dalmiya elected BCCI president

New Delhi, March 02 (ANI): Jagmohan Dalmiya on Monday was formally elected as the Board of Control for Cricket in India president by the body's annual general meeting held here. According to reports, Anirudh Choudhary has been elected as treasurer of the body, with Sanjay Patel stays retaining his post as BCCI secretary. Further details are awaited. Mar 2, 2015

Ajay Maken appointed as DPCC President, will take charge immediately: PC Chacko

New Delhi, March 02 (ANI): Congress on Monday appointed Ajay Maken, who led the Congress party in the worst ever defeat in Delhi Assembly elections, as the Delhi Congress Pradesh Committee (DPCC) chief. The rejig was in continuation to Rahul Gandhi's campaign of revamping the beleaguered party. Speculations are rife that Rahul's sister Priyanka Gandhi will soon join active politics by accepting a general secretary post in the Congress party. This was, however, denied by Priyanka's office. Reacting on the same, party leader PC Chacko said that Maken will take charge of the office immediately. Mar 2, 2015

Constant leak of letters spoiling party's image, National Executive to take action: AAP

New Delhi, Mar 02 (ANI): Amid reports of rift within AAP regarding leak of letters by party's senior leadership, Sanjay Singh briefed the press about further course of action decided by the party. Singh said that the constant leak of letters by veteran leaders of the party revealing intentions like they want to remove Arvind Kejriwal as party's Convenor. He added that the National Executive meet of the party will be held on March 04 after which the party will decide upon the further course of action. Mar 2, 2015

Leadership Change in Congress State Units, AICC likely; politicos react

New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): In wake of the Congress' poor performance since the Lok Sabha poll debacle, the party is likely to make leadership changes in a number of states, which will also lead to a shake-up in the AICC, where some young general secretaries could be appointed. The changes, likely to be announced tomorrow or the day after, might see a stamp of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi with a number of young leaders taking over the party's reins both in states and AICC. Politicos on Monday responded on the issue. Mar 2, 2015

TMC stages protest outside Parliament over black money issue

New Delhi, March 02 (ANI): TMC leaders yet again came out in protest against the NDA government over black money issue. The party workers carrying a black basket as prop, staged protest against the government outside the Parliament. Shouting anti government slogans with banners reading 'Bring back black money', the party leaders slammed the centre for just making speeches and not acting on the same. Meanwhile, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the TMC should first answer on the Saradha scam before protesting over black money. Today is the first day for the Parliament after finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the annual budget 2015-16 on Saturday. Mar 2, 2015

Politicos condemn Sadhvi Prachi's remark on B-town Khans, BJP tells to ignore comment

New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): BJP controversial leader Sadhvi Prachi came under criticism with her statement that Hindus should boycott movies by Khan actors in Bollywood as they promote 'Love Jihad'. The statement was reportedly made during a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) programme in Dehradun on Sunday. Prachi also said that Hindus should refrain from putting up posters of Khan actors on their walls. She further took pot-shots at Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, advising him to get married to an Indian girl. The BJP has, however, asked people to ignore her remarks. Mar 2, 2015

Jammu-Srinagar highway shut after heavy snowfall, landslide

Jammu, March 02 (ANI): The Jammu-Srinagar highway has been shut due to heavy snowfall and landslides in the Lasri, Chandrakot, Seri, Ramsu and Panthial areas of Jammu and Kashmir. The Kashmir valley had witnessed fresh snowfall on Sunday night. Snowfall in states like Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh has a direct impact in other states like Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Mar 2, 2015

Israel PM Netanyahu lands in Washington

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington on Sunday (March 1), ahead of his speech to Congress when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran. Tensions remained Mar 2, 2015

Hindus must boycott films of Khans as they promote love jihad: Sadhvi Prachi

Dehradun, March 02 (ANI): BJP controversial leader Sadhvi Prachi came under criticism with her statement that Hindus should boycott movies by Khan actors in Bollywood as they promote 'Love Jihad'. The statement was reportedly made during a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) programme in Dehradun on Sunday. Prachi also said that Hindus should refrain from putting up posters of Khan actors on their walls. She further took pot-shots at Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, advising him to get married to an Indian girl. Mar 2, 2015