BJP blames JD (U) leadership for Bihar govt crisis

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): BJP leaders on Sunday reacted over crisis regarding government formation in Bihar. BJP leaders GVL Narasimha Rao, Rameshwar Chaurasia and Prem Ranjan Patel said that JD (U) Chief Sharad Yadav and Nitish Kumar are responsible for the ongoing crisis in Bihar. Patel said that as far as giving support to Jitan Ram Manjhi is concerned the BJP leadership will decide upon that. Feb 8, 2015

We are ready for strength test, Party may split: JD (U) on Bihar govt crisis

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): JD (U) leader Mahachandra Prasad said on Sunday that the ongoing crisis regarding government in Bihar is because of the disturbance in assembly and division of opinion of ministers. Prasad said that the Jitan Ram Manjhi government has asked for some time from the Governor to extend the Cabinet. He also said that the party may split if division of opinion continues. Prasad added that Manjhi may even take support from the BJP if required to stay in government. Feb 8, 2015

Exit polls show AAP to be ahead but party hopeful till result day: BJP

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao on Sunday reacted to the exit polls, which show AAP to be emerging as a majority party in Delhi Assembly Polls. Rao said that workers of a party which are loud and vocal get more attention in exit polls, which is why it was more inclined towards AAP. Acknowledging the tough fight which AAP gave to BJP, Rao said that BJP is hopeful till the result day. Feb 8, 2015

Delhi witnesses record voter turnout of over 67 percent

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): New Delhi witnessed a record voter turnout of 67.08 percent as Delhiites exercised their franchise to elect a new government. Delhi went to polls for the second time in 14 months on Saturday after the last elections in December 2013 threw up a hung Assembly. Voters came out in large numbers to cast their votes and surpassed the 2013 polling percentage of over 65 percent, said Chief Electoral Officer, Chandra Bhushan Kumar. Kumar said that the polling went off peacefully. The official results would be announced on February 10. Feb 8, 2015

Three injured in Pennsylvania mall shooting

Police in Monroeville, Pennsylvania are looking for a suspect after three people were injured during a mall shooting incident. FBI officials say it happened inside the Monroeville Mall - located just Feb 8, 2015

Arunachal Pradesh aims to export quality Mandarin orange

Arunachal Pradesh, Feb 08 (ANI): Mandarin Orange is the oldest cultivated major fruit of Arunachal Pradesh. If occupies over 45 per cent of total area under fruit crops and contributes about 57 per cent of total fruit production in the state. Area expansion in Mandarin orange is being taken up in Siang district, Lohit, Dibang Valley, East Kameng districts and Dambuk valley. Recently, a two-day long orange festival under the theme ‘poetic in nature’ was held at Dambuk valley. The Festival was held inside an orange orchard with around 200 orange trees attracting the local people as well visitors from other districts. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki inaugurated the event. Various cultural troupes from different tribes like Adis, Misings and Idus performed their colorful traditional dances and songs. American artist Scott Moses Murray, Guru Rewben from Manipur, Taba Chake from Arunachal Pradesh and many other music bands enthralled the audience with their music. The pro-active approach of the government to promote horticulture will give boost to the economic and social upliftment of farmers in the state. Feb 8, 2015

Classical, folk artistes enthrall audience at cultural festival in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Feb 08 (ANI): The national festival of performing arts or ‘Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav’, to pay tribute to cultural heritage and various dance forms of the country, kicked off in Odisha. The three-day-long ‘Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav’ commenced at the foothills of Dhauli, considered the symbol of peace in Odisha, to mark the attainment of piousness by the famous King Asoka. The festival started off to a captivating and colourful Kathak performance, which is Odisha’s classical dance form, by Aditi Mangaldas. The performers enthralled audience at the festival with folk art forms, classical art forms and martial arts. The festival at Dhauli has been celebrating the country's legacy of cultural co-existence and also helped in increasing the tourism potential of the state. Feb 8, 2015

Boating introduced in Manipur's Loktak Lake to attract tourists

Manipur, Feb 08 (ANI): Situated in the Bishnupur district, some 48 kilometers from Imphal, the Loktak Lake stretches up to 250 square kilometer area. One of the largest freshwater lakes of India, Loktak is also home to the world's only floating National park, Keibul Lamjao National Park. Surrounded by hills, the scenic beauty of the lake and the rich biodiversity attracts large crowds. Recently, the Loktak Lake Tourism Development Society introduced boating facility to attract tourists. There are more than 20 boats of different passenger capacity to ferry tourists across the lake. Some of these boats are fitted with music system and serve meal during the ride. The fare per person for a trip is Rs.20 to Rs .200, depending upon the hiring time and facilities. Tourists can now enjoy nature from close while boating in Loktak Lake. A large number of migratory birds flock the lake every winter. Feb 8, 2015

Horse in bathtub rescued by firefighters

Phantom the horse was stuck here accidentally. Chillin' was all she could do in the circumstance. Officials say the 30-year-old horse had been dancing around her stall to protect the bathtub, which Feb 8, 2015