Death toll climbs in Taiwan plane crash

The death toll in the Taiwan TransAsia plane crash last week now stands at 40. On Sunday, recovery teams continued efforts to find three people still missing. About 741 rescuers and 141 divers were Feb 8, 2015

PM Modi chairs first meeting of newly created NITI Ayog in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday (February 08) chaired the first meeting of the governing council of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) in New Delhi. The formation of the forum was announced on August 15, 2014 by Modi during his maiden Independence Day address from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort. Modi has accused 65-year-old Planning Commission of stifling growth with Soviet-style bureaucracy. The NITI will act more like a think tank or forum, in contrast with the Commission which imposed five-year-plans and allocated resources to hit set economic targets. Feb 8, 2015

BCCI AGM to be held on March 02: Rajeev Shukla

Chennai, Feb 08 (ANI): BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla said on Sunday that the Annual General Meeting of BCCI will be held on March 02 as decided by the Board. Shukla said that no discussion has been held regarding N Srinivasan’s contesting election. Feb 8, 2015

Nitish Kumar or anybody cannot claim to form govt before resignation by Bihar CM: Constitutional Exp

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Constitutional experts on Sunday said that JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar or anybody cannot claim to form government in Bihar before Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi does not resign from his post. KTS Tulsi said that the government has come in minority and that the chief minister will have to resign for any development in the situation. DK Garg said that is the chief minister is in power, the governor will definitely have to pay heed to his recommendations. He said that the only authority that Nitish Kumar enjoys today is that he can only approach Governor saying he is enjoying majority and confidence of MLAs so that he can be kept under consideration for the post. Feb 8, 2015

Nigerian presidential polls postponed

Members of Nigeria's electoral commission have decided to postpone the country's February 14th presidential election until the end of March citing security concerns. The chairman of the commission Feb 8, 2015

Nirmala Sitharaman meets Kiran Bedi, says BJP hopeful of victory

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday met BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi at her residence in New Delhi. Sitharaman said that she is confident of BJP's victory in the Delhi Assembly Polls. She said that exit polls do not give exact opinion of the people's voting so BJP will wait for the actual results to be out before reaching to a conclusion. Feb 8, 2015

Sharad Yadav will meet Bihar governor tomorrow over CM issue: KC Tyagi accusing Manjhi of supporting

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Reacting on political crisis in Bihar, JD (U) General Secretary KC Tyagi on Sunday said that party President Sharad Yadav will meet Bihar governor tomorrow and will submit a list of 130 MLAs to him. He also said that the party is hopeful that Nitish Kumar becomes the chief minister of the state. Further, he accused Jitan Ram Manjhi of supporting BJP way before and said that it is clear now that BJP and Manjhi were in conversation since longtime and that this was proposed to happen. Tyagi also said that whatever is happening in Bihar is scripted by BJP and that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah does not want Kumar to become the chief minister of the state at any cost. Feb 8, 2015