Delhi CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal pays courtesy call on President Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Delhi CM-designate and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. AAP leader Manish Sisodia was also present at the meeting. Sisodia said that the meeting was a courtesy call. He added that Kejriwal thanked Mukherjee for his guidance. He further said that the President gifted Kejriwal two books, namely, Constitution of India and Thoughts and reflections. Kejriwal, who was unanimously elected as the leader of the legislative party yesterday, met Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu earlier in the day. Kejriwal's party, AAP, made a clean sweep of the Delhi assembly polls yesterday, winning 67 of the 70 seats on offer and decimated rivals BJP and Congress. Feb 11, 2015

European test rocket blasts off after early delay

ROUGH CUT (No reporter narration) The launch of Europe's experimental spaceplane was delayed for about an hour on Wednesday due to an unspecified problem at the European Space Agency's (ESA) Feb 11, 2015

Internet addiction hits Japan's youth

A recent survey shows high school girls in Japan spend an average of seven hours a day on their mobile phones, a sign of the times and a growing concern for health professionals. Duration: 01:16 Feb 11, 2015

Dominique Strauss-Kahn back in court

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is back in court in France to take the stand for a second day in a bid to convince judges he was not at the heart of a global vice ring. Duration: 00:39 Feb 11, 2015

African dust engulfs Israel and the Palestinian territories

As South-Eastern winds of up to 100 kph hit the region, Israel and the Palestinian territories experience a high polluted air quality, up to 50% above normal, after dust originating in Egypt and the Sinai desert streams in the area. Duration: 00:36 Feb 11, 2015

S.Sudan child soldiers surrender weapons in official ceremony

Several hundred children from an armed group in South Sudan surrendered on Tuesday their weapons and uniforms in a ceremony overseen by the South Sudan National Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (DDR). Duration: 01:05 Feb 11, 2015

India's aeronautical strength exhibition is set to kick start in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Feb 11 (ANI): India's Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is all set to organize the tenth edition of Aero India air show in Bengaluru city from February 18. The biennial air show and aviation exhibition - Aero India Aerospace Exposition - will see the participation of leading countries including US, Russia, France and UK. The exhibition will have 'Make in India' as its major theme and will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Aero India show would highlight examples of technological advancement achieved by India through international cooperation. The aerospace and aviation exhibition will have 'Make in India' as the major theme. Feb 11, 2015

Politicos react after Patna HC stays election of Nitish Kumar as JD (U)'s party leader

New Delhi/Patna, Feb 11 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Wednesday after the Patna High Court stayed the Janata Dal United's move to elect Nitish Kumar as their leader. Bihar's former Forest Minister and Nitish Kumar's supporter PK Shahi and JD (U) leader Pradeep Kumar said that no stay has been put up by the Patna High Court over Nitish Kumar's elections. Meanwhile, Kumar had earlier in the day reached the national capital to meet President Pranab Mukherjee, and parade 130 supporting MLAs to show that he enjoys a majority in the Bihar Assembly. The MLAs belong to the ruling JD (U), besides some from the RJD, Congress, CPI and Independents. Nitish, who wanted an invitation from Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to form a new government in the state after he was elected the leader of JD (U), had said that a democratic process should be followed in Bihar. Feb 11, 2015