TV actors Ayub Khan and Smita Bansal join AAP

New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): TV actors Ayub Khan and Smita Bansal joined Aam Aadmi Party and said that the citizens should now join political system for a change. Ayub Khan, from popular TV series 'Uttaran', said that the people from distant lands are joining with Arvind Kejriwal with expectation that he will bring a change. He said that Kejriwal is speaking for the common man and now is the time that people join him for a better state and nation. Meanwhile, 'Balika Vadhu' fame Smita Bansal said that its Kejriwal's views and ideology that makes people follow him. Feb 1, 2015

Politicos react on AAP's manifesto for Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): Politicos from various parties gave mixed rections a day after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) released its manifesto for the upcoming Delhi polls, unleashing a slew of promises, including the passing of the Jan Lokpal Bill, enhanced security for women and full statehood for the national capital. The party also reiterated its plans of making Delhi a free Wi-Fi city, installing CCTV cameras in public transport as well as special reservations for senior citizens and the youth. Arvind Kejriwal also proposed a housing scheme post retirement for government employees and a cashless medical scheme. He also pointed out that only AAP has the political will to lower the prices of electricity. Feb 1, 2015

BJP only party without family inheritance and with internal democracy: Amit Shah

New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that the ruling BJP is the only party without family inheritance and with internal democracy. He said that BJP after coming to power brought immense achievement to the nation and involved people in governance. Appreciating Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shah said that Modi worked for the nation in such a way that people and leaders of so many countries are looking up to India with great hope. He also said that the BJP government at the centre brought NITI Aayog replacing the Planning Commission which enhances the participation of states in formulating policies. Feb 1, 2015

AAP compares its model for Delhi elections with BJP's

New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday compared its model for women safety for the upcoming Delhi elections with the model presented by BJP. Kejriwal said that Aam Aadmi Party has fulfilled during its government earlier and will also fulfill its promises in future. He repeated the promises which include providing street lights, CCTV cameras and giving a safety button on mobile phones for women. He added that BJP has included criminal and rapist leaders in its Cabinet so how can it claim to be providing a safe capital for women. Feb 1, 2015

Reactions from political circles flow in as 1984 riots panel favours re-investigation in many cases

New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): Days ahead of the Delhi Polls, the Centre is reportedly deciding upon setting up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe those cases which were closed by the police and did not reach courts. While the Congress and the AAP raised doubts over the timing of such revelations by the BJP government, the SAD welcomed the decision. According to reports, government-appointed committee has recommended constitution of a SIT for re-investigation of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. The committee headed by former Supreme Court Judge Justice (retd) GP Mathur has submitted its report to Home Minister Rajnath Singh last week and recommended fresh probe of the anti-Sikh riot cases through a Special Investigation Team, official sources said. Feb 1, 2015

India's first double hand transplant successful, say doctors

Kochi, Feb 01 (ANI): Doctors successfully conducted India's first double hand transplant on a train accident victim in Kochi city of Kerala. The surgery was conducted at Amrita Institute of Medical Science on 30-year-old Manu, who received the hands of a 24-year-old road accident victim. Over 20 surgeons conducted the surgery that took over 16 hours over January 12 and 13. At least 110 successful hand transplants have been conducted so far in countries like US, European countries, China and Australia, since the first one in France 13 years ago. The patient, Manu, expressed his delightfulness and was eager to get back to his daily chores. Head of the Plastic Surgery Department, Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Doctor Subramania Iyer, called it a major feat for Indian doctors. He further said that both the hands were accepted by the patient's body 14 days after the surgery. Manu would be able to move his hands on his own soon and sensations will slowly return in three to four months, Dr Iyer added. Feb 1, 2015

Thousands of school children take part in Terry Fox Fundraiser in Mumbai to fight cancer

Mumbai, Feb 01 (ANI): Around 10,000 school children took part in the 17th edition of Terry Fox Run on Sunday in Mumbai, to raise money to fight cancer. The annual charity event is organised in various cities commemorating the Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, a cancer patient, who ran across Canada to raise money to fund research on cancer. Meanwhile, convenor of Terry Fox (India) Committee, Gul Kripalani appreciated the increased participation of people in the event over the years. The funds collected with these events go to Tata Memorial Hospital's cancer research projects who along with the Terry Fox Foundation in Canada conduct research on cancer. Feb 1, 2015

Delhi Polls: BJPs CM candidate Kiran Bedi holds roadshow in Krishna Nagar constituency

New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): BJP's chief ministerial candidate for Delhi, Kiran Bedi on Sunday held a roadshow in Krishna Nagar constituency. Accompanied by BJP leader Harsh Vardhan, the former IPS officer waved at the residents as she made her way through the lanes in the area. Bedi promised to work for the development of the national capital if brought to power. The elections for 70-member Delhi Assembly will take place on February 7 while the results will be announced on February 10. Feb 1, 2015

Snow trekking thrills tourists in Shimla

Shimla, Feb 01 (ANI): A fresh spell of snow in Himachal Pradesh has attracted a large number of tourists and adventure sports lovers to undertake snow trekking in the serene beauty of the picturesque valley. Snow trekking is a popular adventure sport among tourists in hill town of Shimla. On Sunday, tourists trekked along the snow-capped mountains while being careful about the slippery terrain. A tourist Archana Singh said that the sight of the mighty Himalayas has thrilled them. Chilly winds could not dampen the spirit of the revelers as they were seen frolicking in the snow. Snow Adventure Sports Expert Jampa Negi said snow sports was a major attraction for tourists thronging the state in winters. Winter sports include skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, ice climbing, trekking and others. Feb 1, 2015