Shazia Ilmi may quit AAP today, politicos react

New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Shazia Ilmi who is one of the most prominent faces of the party, is reportedly not happy with the AAP's policies and may resign from the party on Saturday. Ilmi is likely to hold a press conference today where she will formally announce her resignation. Meanwhile, reacting over this, BJP leader Dr Harsh Vardhan took a jibe saying that any AAP member, who comes to know even 10 percent of the party's real face, will quit. Ashwini Upadhyay, who was expelled by the AAP last month due to "anti-party activities", meanwhile, said that soon no one will be left in the party except Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Yogendra Yadav, Sanjay Singh. Congress too slammed AAP for making fool of people. May 24, 2014

Congress slams BJP for inviting Nawaz Sharif to Modi's swearing in

New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): The Congress party on Saturday criticized the BJP over sending an invitation to Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif for the swearing in ceremony of Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi, saying that Modi should have asked Nawaz Sharif to get underworld don Dawood Ibrahim along, as BJP was making a lot of noise about it during campaign. Congress leader JP Agarwal said that in the past BJP criticized Manmohan Singh's government for such initiatives and now they are doing the same. May 24, 2014

Congress in Kashmir reviews performance after poll debacle

Srinagar, May 24 (ANI): Congress party in Jammu and Kashmir reviewed its performance after poll debacle in recently concluded general elections and said that it would focus more on employment and development. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was present at the review meeting in Srinagar said that it was time to accept flaws and introspect. Meanwhile, president of State Congress Committee in Jammu and Kashmir, Saifuddin Soz, said that the focus would be on development in the state. May 24, 2014

Not the right time to have serious talks with Pakistan: Congress

New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed said that it was not the right situation to have serious discussions with Pakistan as Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi invited premier of the neighbouring country for swearing-in ceremony. BJP has invited Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, to the swearing in ceremony of Modi on May 26. Addressing a news conference in New Delhi, Ahmed said that Pakistani government showed no positive signs of reducing terror activities. Meanwhile, Ahmed also hit out at BJP for its double standards for saying reports of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India should not be cited for political arguments. May 24, 2014

Malians react after army's humiliating defeat by rebels

Malian government officials said on Friday a "failure in the chain of command" had led to the army's humiliating defeat by armed separatists in the country's rebel-infested desert battleground. Duration: 00:45 May 24, 2014

Expert warns of possible violence in Thailand

Following a coup that has provoked an international outcry, an expert says the Thai junta could run the country for at least a year, warning violence could erupt in the kingdom. Duration: 1:00 May 24, 2014