Seventy-seven exotic turtles rescued in Vadodara

Vadodara, Feb 13 (ANI): Forest department in Vadodara city of Gujarat recovered 77 exotic turtles from a college student. Among the turtles recovered were endangered Star turtles and Singaporean Red Eared turtles. A case has been registered against Patel. A penalty of rupees 60,000 has been imposed on him. Saxena said the accused planned to smuggle the turtles in neighbouring Maharashtra state. Star turtles, which belong to 'very endangered species' category, are quite popular in exotic pet trade and are found in dry and scrub forests of India and neighbouring country Sri Lanka. Feb 13, 2015

School vacated in RS Pura sector after rumors of militant hiding

RS Pura, Feb 13 (ANI): Stephens International School in Kulian area of RS Pura sector was vacated on Friday after the police got message of alleged militant activity in the school. All the students were immediately evacuated from the school and search operation was started by police. The nearby schools were also shutdown. A parent, Nirmal Singh said that the parents and children have panicked due to the rumor. No militant or suspicious element was found in the operation but the administration has sounded high alert in the area. Feb 13, 2015

PM expressed concern over school vandalisation, asked for speedy investigation: BS Bassi

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had summoned Bassi to his office and expressed deep concern and anguish over the incident of vandalisation of Holy Child Auxilium School in Vasant Vihar. He added that PM Modi has also asked speedily investigate the recent incidents of vandalism to ensure that the guilty are brought to book. Holy Child Auxilium School was allegedly vandalized last night. Reports say the CCTV camera was broken and some money was stolen from the principal's office. Feb 13, 2015

First international balloon festival begins in Bhopal

Bhopal, Feb 13 (ANI): The skies above Madhya Pradesh got dotted with colourful hot air balloons as the first International Balloon Festival began in capital Bhopal city on Friday. A three-day festival, the initiative has been taken as a part of Bhoj Adventure Fest 2015, to promote adventure sports in the state. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is also expected at the fest being held at city's Lal Parade Ground. Flying enthusiasts from India and other countries are camping in the Madhya Pradesh to enjoy sports like parasailing and paragliding. Feb 13, 2015

'Shocked' BJP says 'failed to gauge pulse of Delhiites'

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday accepted that it had failed to gauge the pulse of the people and vowed to extend all cooperation to the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi. The office bearers and district presidents of the Delhi BJP held a review meeting in the national capital to discuss the future course of action in wake of the debacle in the assembly elections. The BJP won only three seats, while the AAP won 67 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly. Feb 13, 2015

SC stays arrest of activist accused of fudging funds for 2002 riots victims

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): The Supreme Court of India on Friday (February 13) stayed the arrest of social activist in an alleged misappropriation of funds case till February 19. The court asked both Teesta and the Gujarat government to file relevant documents before it. The apex court ruling came after the Gujarat state High Court rejected Setalvad's anticipatory bail plea in the case. She is accused of embezzlement of funds collected on behalf of 2002 riot victims in Gujarat. In January 2014, police had registered a case against Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and others for allegedly usurping rupees 15 million collected by them in form of donations for turning the colony into a riots museum. Feb 13, 2015

Karnataka train derailment: PM Modi condoles loss of lives

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the loss of lives due to the derailing of the Bangalore-Ernakulam Inter City Express near Anekal in Karnataka this morning. "Saddened by the loss of lives due to derailing of Bangalore-Ernakulam Express. Condolences to the families of the deceased," Prime Minister said. "I wish the injured a speedy recovery. Railway Minister and officials are closely monitoring the situation and ensuring timely relief", ", the Prime Minister further said. The Indian Railways confirmed earlier in the day that ten persons had lost their lives and over 17 others were critically injured in the incident. The mishap took place this morning at around 7.45 am. in South Western Railway, Bangalore division. The accident happened between Hosur and Anekal road station. Feb 13, 2015

Invited LG, Kiran Bedi for Kejriwal's oath-taking: Manish Sisodia

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Friday held a meeting with a few of his leaders regarding development work in his constituency. Sisodia said that many tasks were put on hold due to elections which will be completed now. Further, answering about Delhi's CM Designate Arvind Kejriwal's oath-taking ceremony, he said that invites have been sent to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, BJP's CM candidate Kiran Bedi and a few leaders of other parties for the ceremony. Feb 13, 2015

Will leave if trust vote not in favour, says Manjhi

Patna/Kanpur, Feb 13 (ANI): Days after his party showed him the doors, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday said he will quit the CM's post if state Assembly voted against him. The regional Janata Dal United (JD-U) last week sacked Manjhi on charges of anti-party activities and named former chief minister Nitish Kumar as Manjhi's replacement. Kumar, along with party legislators who supported him, had met the President earlier this week to stake claim to form government after Bihar Governor, Keshari Nath Tripathi, did not take a call. Tripathi justified his decision accusing Kumar of indulging in "unconstitutional" means. Feb 13, 2015

Eco-complex could breathe new life into Cairo

The Gate Residence is a multi-billion dollar eco complex. Featuring 1,000 apartments powered by solar panels and wind turbines, construction could be complete by 2019. Its location.....Cairo. The Feb 13, 2015