Former leaders express 'sorry' for having joined AAP

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): Former Aam Aadmi Party members on Wednesday while addressing a press conference apologized for joining AAP and pleaded forgiveness from the people of Delhi. Former AAP leader Rabindranath Tiwari along with other former AAP leaders said that they are 'sorry' for creating a party which is now ready to swallow Delhi. The elections for the 70-member Delhi Assembly will be held in a single phase on February 7. The counting of votes will take place on February 10. The last day of campaigning is February 5. Feb 4, 2015

Japanese firms focus on cutting edge technology, safe environment

Tokyo, Feb 03 (ANI): In digital cameras, various precision components are used and assembled with high accuracy. The most important of all, the optical lens, exist as the central component. The glass material used for photographic lens is especially called "optical glass". It is the uniformed quality glass with optical function and high transparency. There are more than 200 variations of optical glasses designed for different optical properties such as "refractive index" and "dispersion index". Optical lens is typically produced through process of rough shearing, fine grinding, and polishing, from a lens material which is moulded to a predetermined size including the cut portion. HOYA, the top provider of optical glasses, has recently developed new optical glass material process called "NRP". NRP improves lens material shape accuracy, surface defects less than 1/3rd and the thickness variation accuracy has improved 5 times over the current company standard. It could significantly reduce the allowance of polishing lens and reduce the processing fluctuation. The raw material for optical glass varies by the type of lenses. Recently, Tokyo Big Sight convention center organised an exhibition called "Eco-Products", which features environmental technologies and environmentally-friendly Feb 4, 2015

Mamata Banerjee may skip first NITI Aayog meet

New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): Top Trinamool Congress sources and state government officials have indicated that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee might skip the first meeting of the newly formed NITI Aayog, on February 6, as a mark of protest against the NDA government dismantling the Planning Commission and replacing it with the new advisory body "unilaterally". Politicos gave mixed reactions on the matter. Feb 4, 2015

Kiran Bedi breaks down at Krishna Nagar rally, says overwhelmed by people's love

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Wednesday broke down during her roadshow in Krishna Nagar constituency, from where she is contesting her first ever election. The former IPS officer was seen taking off her glasses and wiping tears with a handkerchief. Bedi said that she is overwhelmed by the affection she has received from people and promised to return their love by serving them. Krishna Nagar constituency is being seen as BJP's stronghold in the upcoming Delhi assembly poll. The elections for the 70-member Delhi Assembly will be held in a single phase on February 7. The counting of votes will take place on February 10. The last day of campaigning is February 5. Feb 4, 2015

Organic food industry picks up pace in india

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): Being natural and chemical free, are the two aspects which people in India look for their eating habits today...Same is the case for Amit and Mridhu Mahajan, who believe that organic market has come a long way, developing its space in the national market. Their store 'Nirvaaha' is one such stop which offers variety of organic vegetables, pulses, spices, cooking oils and other organic products. They believe that the trend of health consciousness among consumers has led to bring upsurge in the organic food sector. With variant income groups and region of the country, consumers for organic food products are increasing day by day with their acute awareness from health hazards of chemicals and pesticides. Organic food market, which was considered as a niche segment by the Indian consumers, has now transformed into full-fledged industry with high growth potential. It has shown a growth at a CAGR of 30.7 per cent over the period of FY'2009-FY'2014. And, according to the recent report released by ASSOCHAM, the organic food market is estimated to rise from 402 million USD to 965 million USD in 2016. Feb 4, 2015

Nitish Kumar may return as Bihar CM dethroning Jitan Ram, politicos react

New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday reacted on reports that JD (U) MLAs want the former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi to return to the top post replacing Nitish Kumar. According to sources, party MLAs feel that Manjhi will be unable to convey the party's achievements in Bihar for the state elections scheduled in 2015. Sources also say that Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad has also pushed for Nitish to return as Bihar CM. Feb 4, 2015

Heavy snowfall disrupts normal life in Kashmir

Ramban/ Shimla, Feb 04 (ANI): Heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir hit electricity, water and blocked national highway, disrupting normal life. Roads in Ramban area were filled with snow making it difficult for vehicles to ply due to which people had to walk long distances carrying their luggage. National Highway-44 was completely blocked, restricting transportation. State's capital city, Srinagar, on Sunday (February 01) had received season's first snowfall bringing cheers to residents. However, snowfall did not bring much delight to residents of Ramban district. As per local media reports, the weather department has predicted snowfall for next three days. The minimum temperature recorded was minus 0.2 degree Celsius. Reportedly, an avalanche warning has also been issued in higher reaches of the valley. Meanwhile, hill town of Shimla also received three to 90 centimeters of fresh snowfall. Minimum temperature recorded was two degree Celsius. Located in the tropics, most of India witnesses a very hot summer and a largely temperate winter. Feb 4, 2015

Surge in demand of fur shoes in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 04 (ANI): The demand of fur shoes in Jammu and Kashmir has risen in the wake of fresh snowfall. With fresh spells of snowfall in the past two days, the valley has seen a surge in the demand of fur shoes, as leather shoes become slippery. Fur shoes also help keep feet warm while trekking on snow covered roads and mountains. These shoes are not only warm but comfortable also because of the fur used inside it. There has been sharp increase in prices of these fur shoes over the years. Feb 4, 2015