Yogi Adityanath says ghar wapsi to continue till conversions are banned, Politicos condemn

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Political leaders on Wednesday condemned BJP MP Yogi Adityanath after he said that Ghar Wapsi programme will continue till a law on religious conversion is put in place. Addressing a Hindu Sammelan in Rohtak organised by the VHP, Adityanath said vote-bank politics and not poverty is the main problem in the country. Ghar Wapsi shall continue till a law on religious conversion is brought in, he said. Political leaders from opposition parties condemned the statement and said that these statements are hampering the governments image and also dividing the society. Feb 25, 2015

Indian activists urge fair probe after UN climate panel chief quits over sexual harassment complaint

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Indian activists called for fair and time bound probe as Rajendra Pachauri quit as chair of the U.N. panel of climate scientists, ending 13 years in charge of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning group, after a sexual harassment complaint against him. Pachauri, 74, has denied the allegation. Meanwhile, social activists said that justice should be ensured to the complainant in a time bound manner. The IPCC appointed vice-chair Ismail El Gizouli as acting chair and promised business as usual. Feb 25, 2015

Victim's mother speaks to media

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Severe flooding displaces thousands in western Brazil

Some 1,200 families have been displaced by severe flooding in Brazil's western Acre state. At least four towns were almost completely underwater on Tuesday (February 24) after the Acre River swelled Feb 25, 2015

Land Acquisition Row: Reactions flow as Shiv Sena, Akali Dal oppose Bill

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): In the recent developments in the Land Acquisition Bill row, NDA partners Shiv Sena and Shiromani Akali Dal have decided to oppose the bill drawing political reactions. Shis Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that the concerns and interests of the farmers need to be considered by the political parties before passing any such bill. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that any party which works for the benefit of the farmers will consider their needs. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that any party which thinks about the farmers' well-being will not let the bill get passed. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Aggarwal assured that the Opposition leaders will not let the bill pass as it is not in favour of the farmers. Feb 25, 2015

VHP rejects Hashim Ansari's proposal to resolve Ayodhya dispute, Politicos react

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The Vishwa Hindu Parishad rejected the proposal of Hashim Ansari to resolve the long pending Ayodhya dispute drawing political reactions on Wednesday. Ansari had proposed to create a temple as well as a mosque at the land of demolished Babri mosque. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that VHP cannot decide upon that issue without discussing it with Shiv Sena. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that the Court should give a verdict in the case soon. JD (U) leaders KC Tyagi and Ali Anwar said that the VHP cannot give any decision on Ayodhya issue. Feb 25, 2015

Delhi CM addresses state assembly, says govt firm on working to fulfill its promises Part - 2

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed the state assembly and said that the AAP government is firm on working to fulfill its promises to the people of the national capital. Kejriwal said that the government will work on providing cheap water and power supply. He also assured to reduce corruption in government functioning and said that the party will work tremendously in this direction. Delhi CM also said that the government is committed to work on issues mentioned earlier by the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. Feb 25, 2015

Delhi CM addresses state assembly, says govt firm on working to fulfill its promises Part - 1

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed the state assembly and said that the AAP government is firm on working to fulfill its promises to the people of the national capital. Kejriwal said that the government will work on providing cheap water and power supply. He also assured to reduce corruption in government functioning and said that the party will work tremendously in this direction. Delhi CM also said that the government is committed to work on issues mentioned earlier by the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. Feb 25, 2015

Police arrest six people with 60 kilograms of gold in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Feb 25 (ANI): Police arrested six people with 60 kilograms of gold bullion in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. Joint commissioner of Gujarat, AK Sharma, said the accused came from Dubai by an Emirates flight. Acting on a tip-off, police laid the trap and apprehended them when they were about to leave the airport. Police have launched an investigation to nab their accomplices and masters. Feb 25, 2015