Politicos react as Delhi Police questions Shashi Tharoor for almost 4 hours in Sunanda Pushkar murde

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Politicos on Tuesday react as Delhi Police drilled Shashi Tharoor for almost four hours in Sunanda Pushkar murder case. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Pushkar should have been questioned way before as he is the main witness in the case. He said that the UPA government had already delayed the probe in the case and now it should pick up speed. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that BJP should stop speculating in criminal proceedings and that investigation is on. NCP Leader Tariq Anwar said that it is good that Tharoor cooperated in questioning and the law will take its own course. Jan 20, 2015

Kejriwal invites Kiran Bedi for public debate, Politicos say he lacks topics & genuine issues

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday said that AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal lacks topics and genuine issues after the later invited Kiran Bedi for a public debate. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that Kejriwal change his statements everyday and that the debate will happen in the assembly. Party leader Srikant Sharma said that there is no use of debating with a person who brings the topics of discussion to the lowest level. GVL Narasimha Rao and Subramanian Swamy also said that the results of the elections will clarify everything. Meanwhile, Congress leader PC Chacko said that the AAP Chief thinks too much of himself and he should just avoid the same. Jan 20, 2015

UK and US asking Pak to hand over Lakhvi to India correct step but later will not abide by the same:

Bhopal, Jan 20 (ANI): Defence Expert SR Sinho on Tuesday said that US and UK asking Pakistan to hand over Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to India is a correct measure on the part of the two nations. Sinho said that Lakhvi is the most wanted and master mind of Mumbai attack and he should be given to India for detailed probe. However, he maintained that Pakistan will not abide by the same and will refrain from handing over Lakhvi to India. The defence expert said that Pakistan fears that if Lakhvi is handed over, then India might ask for custody of terrorists as well. Secondly, he said that the neighbouring nation also fears that many things will come out of Pakistan after handing over the 26/11 mastermind. He further said that US and UK also knows that Pak will not hand over Lakhvi as asked by them. Jan 20, 2015

Students in Varanasi create sand sculptures on sensitive issues

Varanasi, Jan 20 (ANI): Students in temple town of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh created sand sculptures on sensitive and burning issues on bank of holy River Ganges. Schoolchildren from around the town converged at the banks and created their artwork with coloured sand to give their work a different look. One of the sculptures commemorated the ill-fated AirAsia flight that crashed in December last year, killing all passengers and crew on board. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control in bad weather on December 28. Meanwhile, another student created a sculpture on Clean India mission with an aim to create awareness among young generation to keep surroundings clean. Jan 20, 2015

Devotees take holy dip in sacred River Ganges on 'Mauni Amavasya'

Allahabad/ Varanasi, Jan 20 (ANI): Thousands of devout Hindus on Tuesday gathered at the confluence of sacred River Ganges in Uttar Pradesh and took silent holy dip on the occasion of No Moon Day, or 'Mauni Amavasya'. The auspicious day is celebrated every year as a spiritual ritual in the month of January or February on No Moon day as per the traditional Hindu calendar. Devotees thronged the banks of River Ganges early morning for ritual bath to wash away their sins and sought salvation. This day marks the end of a month - long period of silence, a priest Hiranand Pandey said. Meanwhile, braving the biting cold, Hindus converged at temple town of Varanasi and made religious offerings as well. It is believed that the water of the Ganges turns into nectar on Mauni Amavasya. It is derived from the word 'Muni' that literally means an ascetic who practices silence. Jan 20, 2015