Shocking that Yogendra Yadav and Bhushan wanted AAP to loose Delhi polls: Durgesh Pathak

New Delhi, March 02 (ANI): Even as the reports of conflict and a possible rift in AAP surfaces, Co-Convener of AAP unit in Delhi, Durgesh Pathak said that it was shocking that Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan wanted AAP to loose Delhi polls. He said that the standing committee revealed that both the leaders wanted this so that they could remove Arvind Kejriwal as national convenor. He further said that the decision on the issue will be taken by the executive party. Mar 2, 2015

Visitors welcome finance minister's move to resurrect historical tombs

Hyderabad, March 02 (ANI): Visitors to historic Quli Qutb Shahi Tombs complex in Hyderabad welcomed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's proposal for providing financial help for restoration work of the tombs. Jaitley, in his budget speech on Saturday said that heritage sites were "still deficient and needed restoration, interpretation centres and plans for benefitting communities around them" and resources for the same would be provided to the Quli Qutb Shahi Tombs and eight other heritage sites in the country. A tourist, Nafisa, said that a little help from the government could go a long way in restoring the glory of these tombs. Jaitley's announcement gains significance as Qutb Tombs along with other popular heritage sites including Charminar and Golconda Fort are vying for UNESCO World Heritage Site tag. Meanwhile, a historian Narendra Luther hoped for overall development of the entire complex. Mar 2, 2015

Politicos react after Mufti credits Pakistan, militants, separatists for 'smooth polls'

New Delhi, Feb March 02 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday after by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in his controversial statement regarding the elections, praised the security forces for the successful conducting of polls in the state. Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that if anyone should be credited for successful polls in JandK, then it has to be the people of JandK. However, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut condemning the statement said that such statement is an insult of the military. Politicos from other parties gave mixed reactions. Mar 2, 2015

AAP rift: Politicos react after Bhushan slams one person-centric campaign, calls for swaraj

New Delhi, March 02 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday after AAP senior leader Prashant Bhushan accused the party of running a "one person-centric" campaign that revolved around Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during the Delhi elections. AAP leader Dilip Pandey who had also written a letter to the party expressing his grievances said that he doesn't want to bring his grievances in the public domain. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that Kejriwal should look into the matter. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that an internal clash in party at such an early stage is not good. Politicos from other parties also expressed similar sentiments. Mar 2, 2015

Australian deputy PM says MH370 search may be called off

Australia, March 02 (ANI): The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cannot go on forever, Australia's deputy prime minister said, and discussions are already underway between Australia, China and Malaysia as to whether to call off the hunt within weeks. No trace has been found of the Boeing 777 aircraft, which disappeared one year ago this week, carrying 239 passengers and crew shortly after taking off from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, bound for Beijing. More than two dozen countries have been involved in the air, sea and underwater search for the missing plane. Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said that a decision would have to be taken well before May as to whether to continue into the massive 1.1-million-sq-km area around the primary search area if nothing is found by then. Mar 2, 2015

International agriculture fair held to promote organic farming in the Northeast

Guwahati, March 02 (ANI): The second edition of 'Assam-International Agri-Horticultural' show in Guwahati was an indication of continuous effort to promote modern farming techniques and organic farming in the state. With a participation of 425 stalls from 12 countries and 25 multinational companies, the fair provided an opportunity to state farmers to gain knowledge of global farm technology. The event, organised by the state agriculture department, was inaugurated by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh. The foreign participants displayed their farm technology; organic produce, genetically developed vegetables and medicinal products. Assam's Department of Agriculture also displayed organic products including vegetables, flowers and food grains. The fair provided a platform to explore mutually beneficial business opportunities and build partnerships and alliances among farming community. Mar 2, 2015