Accept Kejriwals challenge, will debate in assembly not on roads: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): BJPs chief ministerial candidate for Delhi, Kiran Bedi on Tuesday said that she accepts the challenge for a debate put forth by AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal. She said that the challenge is accepted but she will debate in assembly not on roads. Bedi said that Kejriwal has the habit of debating whereas she believed in delivering and that she has no time before elections for any such debate. Bedi further said that she had blocked Kejriwal from her Twitter account after he had called himself an anarchist more than a year ago. Earlier in the day, Kejriwal invited the former IPS officer for a public debate on partys agenda. Jan 20, 2015

Kejriwal congratulates Kiran Bedi for being anointed as BJPs CM Candidate, invites her for public d

Kaushambi, Jan 20 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday invited BJPs CM candidate for Delhi, Kiran Bedi for a public debate. Kejriwal congratulated Bedi her for being nominated as BJPs chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls and said that Bedi should come for debate so that people of Delhi get aware about partys agenda. Kejriwal further requested Bedi to unblock him from her Twitter account. Earlier in the day, the former IPS Officer indirectly attacked the AAP saying that Delhi needed a strong and stable government and therefore cannot function under a learner's licence. Jan 20, 2015

Sunanda Pushkar case: Shashi Tharoor totally cooperated in almost 4 hours questioning, says BS Bassi

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Delhi Police interrogated Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor for almost four hours in connection with Sunanda Pushkar murder case, said Police Commissioner BS Bassi. He said that Tharoor totally cooperated during the interrogation and that further course of action will be taken after detailed report of the questions asked. Tharoor was interrogated at the Vasant Vihar police station in South Delhi last evening. According to reports, Tharoor was asked over 50 questions by a team of four officers in the first of three likely rounds of interrogation. Jan 20, 2015
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Delhi cannot function under learner's licence, needs stable govt: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Former IPS Officer Kiran Bedi on Tuesday talked to mediapersons about her dreams for Delhi after being anointed as BJPs chief ministerial candidate yesterday. Taking a jibe at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bedi said that Delhi needed a strong and stable government and therefore cannot function under a learner's licence. Referring to AAP, she said that the opposition can work on that, but not the capital and that she is bringing 40 years of experience for the national capital. She also said that people of Delhi do not want free electricity as claimed by AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal, but quality service and correct billing. The new face of BJP in Delhi Bedi also said that if people want to change India, they will have to change Delhi first. Jan 20, 2015
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Bangladesh activists hit out at former PM for her association with party accused of 1971 war crimes

Dhaka, Jan 20 (ANI): Bangladesh journalists and political activists hit out at former Prime Minister and leader of the opposition, Begum Khaleda Zia for her association with an Islamist party that is accused of war crimes. Zia had allied with Jamaat-e-Islami and formed the government with it. The tribunal has convicted 16 people, most of them Jamaat leaders, and sentenced 14 of them to death. One Islamist politician was executed in December 2013. An Islamist party leader was sentenced to death in December 2014 after war crime tribunal convicted him of atrocities. ATM Azharul Islam, 62, assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty of five out of six charges including the murder of hundreds of minority Hindus, rape, abduction and torture, prosecutors said. Jan 20, 2015
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Border security stepped up ahead of US President Obama's visit to India for Republic Day celebration

Jammu, Jan 20 (ANI): Security has been stepped up along the international border between India and Pakistan in view of US President Barack Obama's visit to the country for Republic Day celebrations. Inspector General (IG) of India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF), Rakesh Sharma said the force was alert to face any challenge. He added that the country's borders are vulnerable during special occasions and high profile visits. Obama will arrive in New Delhi on January 25 to take part in Republic Day celebrations on the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Obama's participation at Republic Day celebrations as chief guest is a sign of steadily expanding ties between the two countries that share concerns about China's growing power in Asia. Jan 20, 2015

Indian Army arrests 11 tribal guerillas in Assam

Chirang, Jan 20 (ANI): Indian Army arrested 11 militants of banned National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in Assam and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition from their possession. Militants were apprehended on specific intelligence inputs from the Panbari forest area of Chirang district. Two pistols, two improvised explosive devices (IED) and nine detonators among other arms and ammunition were recovered from the rebels. NDFB is fighting for a separate homeland for indigenous Bodo tribesmen claiming that the tea-growing state has been flooded with outsiders. India has intensified army operations to hunt down tribal militants in Assam after rebels killed at least 80 people last December, the deadliest in the remote area in years. Jan 20, 2015