BJP Congress refraining from holding elections in Delhi in fear of losing: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Aug 03 (ANI): While addressing the AAP rally in the national capital, AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal said that the BJP and Congress are refraining from holding elections in Delhi because they fear losing in the same. Kejriwal also said that if the BJP doesn't hold the polls by February, the party will, like Congress, run for the LoP post later. Aug 3, 2014

Bihar Flood Threat: Jitan Ram Manjhi appeals people to take shelter in relief camps

Patna, Aug 3 (ANI): With the danger of flood looming large in the Kosi belt along Bihar-Nepal border, Chief Minister of Bihar Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday appealed to the people living in the space between the river and its embankments to leave the area and go to relief camps. While elaborating the situation in detail, Manjhi said that the state has been assured of adequate aid from the central government in case of flood. Aug 3, 2014

Govt has taken serious note of UPSC row, working to find solution: JP Nadda

New Delhi, Aug 03 (ANI): Talking about the ongoing row over the UPSC CSAT exam, BJP General Secretary JP Nadda said that government has taken note of the issue and is working to find solution to the same. He also said that the authorities will talk to the prime minister too about the same and look into the matter. Aug 3, 2014

Narendra Modi speaks at Nepal Parliament, talks about cultural ties between two nations Part - 2

Kathmandu, Aug 03 (ANI): Speaking at the Nepal Parliament, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the cultural ties between the two nations. He applauded Nepal for prospering peace over violence. He also said that the land has given birth to spiritual leaders like ‘Gautam Budhha’ and has inspired rulers like Ashoka to leave violent ways and take up peaceful ways. Modi also said that the people and youth of Nepal will make the new Constitution and will give way to the other nations. Aug 3, 2014

Narendra Modi speaks at Nepal Parliament, talks about cultural ties between two nations Part - 1

Kathmandu, Aug 03 (ANI): Speaking at the Nepal Parliament, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the cultural ties between the two nations. He applauded Nepal for prospering peace over violence. He also said that the land has given birth to spiritual leaders like 'Gautam Budhha' and has inspired rulers like Ashoka to leave violent ways and take up peaceful ways. Modi also said that the people and youth of Nepal will make the new Constitution and will give way to the other nations. Aug 3, 2014

Central Govt promises help to deal with Bihar flood threat

New Delhi, Aug 03 (ANI): BJP Leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said that government has put all possible measures to help people in Bihar where flood looming large in the Kosi belt along Bihar-Nepal border. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is concerned for the people and assured to give all possible help to the state government. Aug 3, 2014

Indian sports officials arrested in Glasgow

New Delhi, Aug 03 (ANI): Indian wrestler Rajiv Tomar on Sunday said that the arrest of Indian sports officials in Glasgow will bring disgrace to the country and spoil the winner image. Rajeev Mehta, secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association and a senior member of the Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games, and wrestling referee Virender Singh Malik, were arrested in Glasgow on Saturday evening, evoking shock and shame among athletes and sports lovers. The two were in custody over the weekend and will be produced in a Glasgow court on Monday. While Mehta was arrested for allegedly driving above the legal alcohol limit, Malik was held for allegedly being involved in sexual assault in a hotel. Aug 3, 2014

17 die due to Japanese Encephalitis in Guwahati

Guwahati, Aug 3 (ANI): Seventeen people, including two children, died due to Japanese Encephalitis in Assam and 14 patients more were being diagnosed for the brain fever. Almost 570 people in India have died after contracting encephalitis, commonly known as "brain fever", health authorities said, warning the death toll may rise with more people still at risk. Outbreaks of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis are common every year in India, especially during the monsoon season, and claim hundreds of lives. But this year, major outbreaks - usually most prevalent in the northern states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar - have spread to regions such as West Bengal and Assam. Doctors at Guwahati Medical College Hospital said 107 patients have been admitted so far. Aug 3, 2014

BJP workers in Lucknow launch campaign to clean Gomti River

Lucknow, Aug 3 (ANI): Workers of BJP launched a campaign to clean Gomti River in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. BJP workers, who took up cleaning work of the river in Lucknow, said the campaign was on the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean River Ganges' project. Workers, who removed weeds from the riverbank, said river Gomti was a tributary of river Ganges only and it also required a clean up. Hindus bathe in the Ganges in an act of ritual purification, yet the 2,500 km (1,600 mile) river stretching from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal is full of industrial effluent and untreated sewage, its banks strewn with garbage. Aug 3, 2014

Request students not to harm themselves: Jitendra Singh on UPSC

New Delhi, Aug 03 (ANI): Minister of State for PMO, Jitendra Singh, on Sunday said that the issue of UPSC has been raised in the Parliament. He further appealed to the aspirants not to harm themselves in any way as the government will take note of the trouble being faced by them in UPSC. Aug 3, 2014

AAP rally: Fresh elections should be held in Delhi says Manish Sisodia

New Delhi, Aug 3 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party held a rally in the Delhi in support of their demand of dissolution of the Legislative Assembly and holding of fresh elections. Addressing the rally, AAP leader Manish Sisodia hit out at BJP saying that they did nothing to control inflation. Aug 3, 2014